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DCFS investigating death of 8-month-old boy in Gresham
State child welfare authorities are investigating the death of an 8-month-old boy Thursday night in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.
69 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Cook County Illinois Chicago Police Illinois Chicago metropolitan area Criminal Investigation Department United States Evergreen Park Illinois
Audit finds wards stranded in shelters, psych hospitals
CHICAGO (AP) - A state audit finds children in the care of Illinois' welfare system are being housed in psychiatric hospitals and shelters hundreds of days longer than necessary because of the difficulty of finding placements in foster care. The review of the Department of Children and Family Services was ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Chicago Chicago Tribune Tribune Company WGN-TV Chicago Sun-Times Chicago metropolitan area Chicago Cubs Psychiatric hospital
Letter: Support Wallner, Luneau
Support Wallner, LuneauI hope that voters will come out to cast their ballot in the upcoming primary on Tuesday, Sept. 13. I would like to ask the voters in Ward 5 Concord or Merrimack District 10, which includes Hopkinton, to support state representatives Mary Jane Wallner and David Luneau in the...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | United States House of Representatives United States United States Senate Democratic Party Bill Clinton Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Alaska Chicago
Elderly schizophrenic woman missing from Rogers Park
A 73-year-old woman who suffers from dementia and schizophrenia was reported missing from the Rogers Park neighborhood Thursday night.
2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Rogers Park Chicago Red Line Howard Street White people Evanston Illinois Black Power Major depressive disorder
ITT Technical Institute faces more suits over shutdown
The for-profit college chain is facing more lawsuits from employees following its decision to shut down        
-1 points by The Detroit News | U.S. state Indiana Carmel Indiana University United States Chicago Michigan ITT Technical Institute
Morning Spin: Team Rauner tries to rebrand November message
Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Topspin Gov. Bruce Rauner’s campaign team is seeking to re-label the partisan impasse that has stifled state government ahead of the Nov. 8 Illinois...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Chicago Cubs Rod Blagojevich Chicago Tribune Lisa Madigan Illinois
Who was the greatest Chicago manager?
With your help, the Chicago Tribune is creating the greatest Chicago baseball team of all time. We've narrowed it down to several players for both Cubs and White Sox but need your help in choosing the best of the best. Vote for your favorite manager below. Read more about the Greatest Team of All...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs National League Baseball San Francisco Giants Chicago White Sox Chicago WGN-TV
Man shot in Englewood
A man was shot early Thursday in the Englewood neighborhood.
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Should Venice secede from Los Angeles?
When, in the course of human events, there are Venice residents who desire to dissolve their bonds with Los Angeles, or “Vexit,” in the hope of securing an independent community — a course the Venice Neighborhood Council is exploring — a decent respect to the opinions of their neighbors requires...
172 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles City Local government Santa Monica California Global city New York City Toronto Chicago
3 wounded in shooting on South, West sides
Three men have been wounded in separate shootings on the South and West sides since late Thursday morning, police said. The latest shooting happened about 6:45 p.m. in the Austin neighborhood, according to police. A 20-year-old man was walking in the 5500 block of West Race Avenue when he heard...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Community areas of Chicago English-language films Pullman Chicago Roseland Chicago Chicago Drive-by shooting Shooting
Labor Day violence: 7 dead, 7 injured in wave of Chicago shootings
As people across the US celebrated Labor Day on Monday, Chicago was rocked by multiple shootings which left at least seven people dead and seven others injured. Read Full Article at RT.com
962 points by Russia Today | Chicago Chicago Tribune Chicago Sun-Times Mike Royko Roger Ebert Bob Greene Cook County Illinois Victim
Morning Spin: Chicago Teachers Union huddles to discuss potential strike
Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Topspin A day after classes resumed at Chicago Public Schools, teachers union leaders will huddle to discuss a potential strike. The union's governing...
100 points by Chicago Tribune | Barack Obama United States Senate Democratic Party Chicago Michelle Obama Hillary Rodham Clinton Trade union Bill Clinton
We left Chicago, just in time
This is why we left Chicago. This is why we call our move to the suburbs one of the smartest decisions we've made. This is why we're encouraging all of our friends to do the same. This is why I can't find any good reason to live in the city: Someone was shot dead Wednesday morning in my old neighborhood....
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Chicago Tribune Left-wing politics Tribune Company Crime WGN-TV Chicago Sun-Times City
Chicago to receive $2.3M to help with police overtime costs
CHICAGO (AP) - The city of Chicago is receiving more than $2.3 million in federal money to help cover overtime costs for police officers amid a spike in violent crime. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced Thursday the city is among the latest recipients of funding from the Department of Justice's ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. Federal Bureau of Investigation City United States United States Department of Justice Illinois Federal government of the United States Chicago
2 main streets in South Bend closed since May reopen
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Two primary streets in South Bend closed since May have reopened. Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tah-juhj) and other city officials on Thursday removed a barricade, reopening Michigan Street, which goes through downtown South Bend. That street and Main Street were closed to install roundabouts and to ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Street Washington D.C. City Chicago Amtrak The Streets The Washington Times Indiana
Alexander, longtime Xavier men's basketball coach, dies
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Funeral services are scheduled next week for longtime Xavier University of Louisiana men's basketball coach Eugene Dennis "Denny" Alexander. The university, in a news release Wednesday, confirmed Alexander died Tuesday in Michigan. A cause of death was not announced. He was 70. Alexander coached the Gold ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | New Orleans Louisiana United States Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Xavier University of Louisiana Gulf of Mexico Gulf Coast of the United States Chicago
Man shot in Austin
A 20-year-old man was shot in the left leg Thursday evening in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
8 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Los Angeles Blue Line New York City Chicago Chicago 'L' United States Mexican American Crime
Threat of strike looms over start of Chicago school year
CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers in the nation's third-largest school district will vote this month on whether they want to strike as contract talks with Chicago Public Schools ramp up again.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | High school Credit rating Credit rating agency School Teacher Chicago Education
Ryan Lochte Suspended for 10 Months in Wake of Rio Robbery Scandal
Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months from all swimming competitions after making a false robbery report at the Rio Olympics, the United States Olympic Committee and USA Swimming announced on Thursday. The disciplinary measures for Lochte and fellow swimmers Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and James Feigen are effective immediately. “As we have said previously, the behavior of... Read more »
64 points by Variety | Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games 2016 Summer Olympics United States Winter Olympic Games 1968 Summer Olympics Paralympic Games Chicago
Bike lanes give cyclists free ride at expense of drivers, urban planning
Have we reached "peak driving"? It's the question of the year among urban planning and transportation wonks. Car sales remain strong, yet when corrected for population gain and other factors it turns out the average American family for the first time in decades possesses fewer than two cars, drives...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Road Chicago Automobile Train station Driving Bicycle Transport Driver's license
Food producer relocates to southern Indiana from Illinois
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A manufacturer of gluten-free and allergy-friendly cookies and other foods says it has moved its production and distribution operations from suburban Chicago to southern Indiana. Enjoy Life Foods said Thursday it plans to create 200 new jobs in Jeffersonville by the end of 2017. It already ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Chicago Indiana Illinois Cook County Illinois Louisville Kentucky Economy Indianapolis Midwestern United States
Mihalopoulos: Parthenon’s closing a sad end to a joyous odyssey
Parthenon owner Christos Liakouras said Thursday he had no choice but to close his well-known Greektown restaurant after 48 years.
646 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Greek cuisine Greeks Greece Chicago Greek diaspora Greek alphabet Philhellenism Parthenon
Emanuel’s utility tax survives test vote, but it got a bumpy ride
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed 29.5 percent tax on water and sewer bills to save the largest city employee pension funds has cleared its first hurdle.
116 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Pension Chicago Pension fund City council Richard M. Daley Rahm Emanuel Tax Municipality
Metra: Trains delayed after pedestrian struck by Amtrak train
Metra trains on the Milwaukee District North Line were delayed Thursday afternoon after a pedestrian was reportedly struck by an Amtrak train.
13 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Metra Milwaukee District/North Line Union Station Chicago Amtrak Public transport Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Northbrook
Finance Committee OKs Emanuel’s utility tax but it wasn’t pretty
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed 29.5 percent tax on water and sewer bills to save the largest city employee pension funds has cleared its first hurdle.
73 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Pension fund Pension Chicago City council Municipality Funding Tax Rahm Emanuel
Man gets 5 years for death of foster mother during fight
A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for the death of his foster mother during a fight at their South Side home in 2014.
4 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Cook County Illinois Death Heart Bench Court Jury Trial
Tanya Saracho developing TV series set in Chicago with 'Empire's' Danny Strong
TV writer Tanya Saracho is developing a series for 20th Century Fox Television with "Empire" executive producer Danny Strong. The untitled Latino family drama will be set in Chicago, where the now LA-based Saracho lived and worked as a playwright for more than a decade. If all goes according to...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | 20th Century Fox Fox Broadcasting Company Performing arts Mexican American 20th Century Fox Television United States News Corporation Chicago
Doublemint Twins who grew up in Palatine to appear on Oprah show
Life seemed like a breeze for sisters Linda Puffer and Lisa Winters Cox, who played the Doublemint Twins in commercials for the Wrigley gum that aired in the '80s and '90s. But Puffer, 53, said she has struggled with anxiety, which affected her confidence, self-esteem and relationship with Cox....
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Doublemint The Jeffersons Gum Marla Gibbs African American actors Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Illinois
Judge to review case files in Kenilworth murder 50 years ago
CHICAGO (AP) - Fifty years after a 21-year-old woman was killed in her home in a suburb north of Chicago, police are fighting the release of documents in the case, arguing the investigation remains active. The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2cJ65Rm ) reports that a Cook County judge ordered Kenilworth officials to ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Chicago Chicago metropolitan area Chicago Tribune Cook County Illinois Lawyer Tribune Company WGN-TV Judge
Former big league pitcher endorses Maine's 'Wrigley Field'
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) - A retired Major League Baseball pitcher is embracing a Wrigley Field replica that's being constructed in Maine. Lee Smith was on hand Wednesday for a groundbreaking ceremony held by the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville for the refurbished Purnell Field. The former player considered one of ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Baseball Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field Chicago White Sox National League Fenway Park Chicago
Man reported missing from Bridgeport found
A 36-year-old man who was reported missing from the South Side Bridgeport neighborhood has been found.
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Police: Man exposed himself twice in Chicago Lawn
Police are searching for a man who exposed himself to a female two days in a row this week in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Police Chicago Transport United Kingdom Hispanic and Latino Americans African American Race White people
Illinois public universities have fluctuating enrollment after difficult year
The University of Illinois announced Thursday its largest freshman class in history, but regional public universities statewide are having steep enrollment declines this fall, with freshman classes down as much as 25 percent from last year.Figures released this week, based on student enrollment...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Illinois North Central Association of Colleges and Schools State universities in Illinois American Association of State Colleges and Universities Chicago Universities and colleges in Illinois University Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
Illinois OKs six-year, $21 million contract for Smith
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois trustees have approved a contract with football coach Lovie Smith that will pay him at least $21 million over six years.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Illinois Lovie Smith Chicago Bears Ohio Chicago Urbana Illinois Michigan Champaign Illinois
Chelsea Clinton hits Chicago for Hillary fundraiser on Sept. 23
WASHINGTON – Chelsea Clinton hits Chicago on Sept. 23 to headline a fundraiser for the Hillary Victory Fund to benefit the presidential campaign of her mom, Hillary at the home of “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn and her husband Brett Nolan. The price range for the “Conversation with Chelsea” is $1,000 to be a “fighter” […]
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Bill Clinton Democratic Party Barack Obama Hillary Rodham Clinton President of the United States George W. Bush Chicago United States presidential election 2008
Police: Man found dead in vehicle in Austin
A man was found dead in a vehicle Thursday afternoon in the West Side Austin neighborhood, according to Chicago Police.
2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Police Death Cook County Illinois Chicago Criminal Investigation Department Oak Park Illinois DuPage County Illinois Will County Illinois
Finance Committee approves Emanuel’s utility tax
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed 29.5 percent tax on water and sewer bills to save the largest city employee pension funds has cleared its first hurdle.
73 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Pension fund Pension Chicago City council Municipality Funding Tax Rahm Emanuel
Man shot in Portage Park
A man was shot early Wednesday in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
78 points by Chicago Sun-Times | United States Shot glass Chicago Community According to Jim
Video shows Chicago man, 71, shot and robbed on front lawn
A young suspect is seen shoving the man to the ground, shooting him and bolting off on his bike.
238 points by Daily News | Chicago Tribune Tribune Company Chicago WGN-TV Chicago Sun-Times Chicago Cubs Mike Royko Chicago metropolitan area
One-year-old critically injured by falling TV on Near West Side
A one-year-old child was critically injured by a falling TV Thursday morning on the Near West Side.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Illinois Medical District Chicago Cook County Illinois John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County Community areas of Chicago Chicago Loop Los Angeles Near North Side Chicago
Marvin Gittler, prominent Chicago labor lawyer, has died
Attorney Marvin Gittler, who fought for unions and workers in some of Chicago’s biggest, toughest labor-management battles, died Thursday morning, according to his law firm. He represented organized-labor interests for more than half a century, including the Teamsters, the building trades and Chicago cops. In the early 1980s, he helped negotiate the historic first contract […]
431 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Collective bargaining Police Trade union WGN-TV Negotiation American Federation of Labor Chicago Tribune
New Mexico governor, lawmakers no closer to special session
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Democratic New Mexico lawmakers are complaining that Gov. Susana Martinez hasn't offered a plan to fill the state's budget hole. The Republican governor says she's already asked the agencies under her control to cut back and has promised to call a special legislative session once lawmakers ...
1 points by The Washington Times | United States United States Senate New Mexico Arizona Oklahoma California Democratic Party Chicago
Photos of the day for Thursday, September 8, 2016
A selection of photos from the U.S. and the world from the Associated Press and Getty Images.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Chicago Sun-Times Chicago Daily News Chicago Tribune Mike Royko Sun-Times Media Group Trump International Hotel and Tower Police
22-year-old man shot in West Pullman
A man was shot Thursday morning in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.
5 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Los Angeles Community areas of Chicago Criminology Pullman Chicago Roseland Chicago Crime English-language films Bloods
Bribe taker in Chicago parking meter deal gets 6 months in jail
A former executive for LAZ Parking who took a $90,000 bribe to sell a $22 million Chicago parking meter contract is to be sentenced today in Atlanta.
13 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Parking meter Chicago Sun-Times Chicago Parking Chicago Tribune
U of Illinois president receives $100,000 bonus
URBANA, Ill. (AP) - University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen will be paid a $100,000 performance bonus for his first year on the job. University trustees voted at their regular meeting Thursday to award Killeen the bonus. Under his contract, the bonus was the maximum Killeen could have received for ...
4 points by The Washington Times | Illinois Chicago University University of Illinois at Chicago Time Washington D.C. Champaign Illinois Barack Obama
Detroit wins national $4M grant for Fitzgerald project
Grant to bolster northwest Detroit project to reoccupy 100 homes, build walkable neighborhood        
-1 points by The Detroit News | City Honda Civic Neighborhoods Mayors Michigan Chicago Initiative Economic development
Former exec to be sentenced for taking bribe in parking deal
A former executive for LAZ Parking who took a $90,000 bribe to sell a $22 million Chicago parking meter contract is to be sentenced today in Atlanta.
13 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Parking meter Chicago Sun-Times Chicago Parking Chicago Tribune
Woman dies after Gary house fire
A woman died Wednesday morning after a house fire in northwest Indiana.
1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | United States Chicago Autopsy Martin Luther King Jr. Sheriff Indiana Suicide Northwest Indiana
Detroit News NFL picks: Week 1
Our staff writers pick the NFL games for Week 1 against the point spread.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | National Football League Major League Baseball Amtrak U.S. state National Basketball Association Super Bowl Chicago National Hockey League