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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
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
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....
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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
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
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
Sneed: Ricketts patriarch going to Cubs playoffs
Go Cubbies! Hey! Hey! Flotsam and field notes hot off the steamin’ Cubbie ballpark: • Covering all bases: Sneed is told Joe and Marlene Ricketts, the conservative Republican/anti-Trump parents of Chicago Cubs’ Tom Ricketts, are expected to hit the Cubs playoffs next month, as well as Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, a Donald Trump supporter. • Covering […]
32 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Donald Trump Chicago Cubs WGN-TV Republican Party Harry Caray Trump International Hotel and Tower Ivana Trump Fred Trump
Murder numbers don't tell the story in Chicago. Shootings do.
Chicago hit 500 homicides the other day, with more killings this year than in New York and Los Angeles combined. So the magic number made national and international news. Even the BBC dropped in to tell the tale of Chicago violence, of nihilistic feral boys, brandishing their guns in cars, waving...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Chicago Tribune Great Chicago Fire Tribune Company John Kass Mayor of Chicago WGN-TV Illinois
Toddler killed in Chicago in shooting streamed on Facebook Live
A toddler and his uncle were killed and a pregnant woman was wounded in Chicago on Tuesday when a gunman opened fire on their car as they drove through the city’s West Side, in a shooting captured on Facebook Live.
22 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Rod Blagojevich Chicago Childhood Chicago Tribune Tribune Company Victim WGN-TV Rahm Emanuel
Toddler, 11-year-old are latest victims of Chicago's gun violence
"This has got to stop somewhere,” Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said.
1891 points by Daily News | Chicago Family Chicago Tribune American films Tribune Company Chicago Sun-Times WGN-TV Girl
2 killed in Maywood crash
Two siblings were killed in a two-vehicle crash in suburban Maywood, police said.  The crash happened about 3:40 a.m. Tuesday near 9th Avenue and Madison Street. Two people died in the crash, but police did not release additional information about their ages, genders or names.  Illinois State Police...
61 points by Chicago Tribune | Madison Square Garden WGN-TV The Police Madison Wisconsin
Heather Mack, who stuffed mom’s body in suitcase, fights for custody of child born in prison
The mother of Heather Mack‘s ex-boyfriend is petitioning a Chicago court for guardianship of the pair’s young daughter, a source close to Mack confirms to PEOPLE.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Family Chicago Tribune Capital punishment Tribune Company Chicago Bali WGN-TV Chicago Sun-Times
Illinois secretary of state seeks funds for mailings
CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is asking lawmakers to help bring in money by allowing advertising on vehicle registration reminders that are mailed out to millions of homes each year. The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2jYHtXX ) reports that the idea is to avoid a repeat of October ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Rod Blagojevich Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune Company WGN-TV Chicago Sun-Times Chicago metropolitan area Chicago Cubs
City to get $20M from firm at center of red-light camera bribery
Under the terms of the settlement, Redflex Traffic Systems will pay the City of Chicago $20 million, with $10 million payable by the end of 2017.
235 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Rod Blagojevich Chicago Tribune John Hancock Center Tribune Company Northwestern University Federal government of the United States WGN-TV
Priest abuse victims' group founder resigns after 29 years
CHICAGO (AP) - The founder of the group that advocates for priest abuse victims has stepped down after three decades of campaigning to force the Catholic Church to recognize the extent of the scandal and compensate thousands of people affected. Barbara Blaine, president and founder of the Survivors Network of ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Chicago Tribune Tribune Company Pope John Paul II WGN-TV Bishop Chicago Chicago Sun-Times Catholic Church
Attorney asks judge to dismiss charges against Chicago cop
CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for a white Chicago police officer charged with fatally shooting a black teen 16 times are again urging a judge to dismiss the case.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Chicago Tribune Tribune Company Chicago WGN-TV Murder Chicago Sun-Times Chicago Cubs Mary Poppins
Washington Mystics acquire Elena Delle Donne in blockbuster deal
The Sports Xchange The Washington Mystics acquired 2015 WNBA Most Valuable Player Elena Delle Donne.
1 points by UPI | Women's National Basketball Association Chicago Tribune Most Valuable Player Tribune Company Chicago WGN-TV Chicago Sun-Times United Press International
Chicago cop who shot 2 inadvertently put back on street
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police say an officer who fatally shot a man and an innocent bystander - and who later filed a lawsuit alleging the shooting left him traumatized - was inadvertently put back on street duty for four months before the mistake was discovered. The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2gngkLV ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Chicago Tribune Tribune Company WGN-TV Chicago Sun-Times Chicago Psychological trauma Chicago Cubs Baseball
Investigation finds widespread abuse of the disabled
CHICAGO (AP) - A newspaper investigation found more than a thousand cases of abuse and neglect of Illinois adults with disabilities who were placed into private group homes. The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2g11bPH) says its investigation revealed mistreatment inside Illinois' taxpayer-funded group homes and their day programs, with caregivers failing to ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Abuse Chicago Tribune Chicago Chicago metropolitan area Tribune Company WGN-TV Chicago Sun-Times Chicago Cubs
Abuse and neglect of adults with disabilities comes to light
CHICAGO (AP) - As Illinois welcomes thousands of low-income adults with disabilities into private group homes, many cases of abuse and neglect come to light. After the first all-inclusive accounting of mistreatment inside Illinois' taxpayer-funded group homes and their day programs, the Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2g11bPH ) reports of a system ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Chicago Tribune Company Chicago Tribune Chicago metropolitan area Chicago Sun-Times Chicago Cubs WGN-TV Great Chicago Fire
CPD goof-up allows cop on desk duty for shootings to make arrests
The officer who shot and killed two people last year was supposed to be on desk duty, but was mistakenly assigned to a unit that patrols parks.
48 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Tribune Police Chicago Thomas Jefferson Tribune Company Violence Chicago Police Department WGN-TV
Jason Heyward on a meeting with Joe Maddon
Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward on a meeting with Joe Maddon. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Chicago Cubs Chicago Tribune Tribune Company WGN-TV United States Wrigley Field Major League Baseball
Joe Maddon on meeting with Cubs players: 'We have to get our minds right'
Joe Maddon details his meetings with Cubs players on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, ahead of the team's final 13 games before the postseason. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Cubs Chicago Chicago Tribune Tribune Company WGN-TV WGN Wrigley Field Sam Zell
Report: Foot chases factor in many Chicago police shootings
CHICAGO (AP) - A newspaper's analysis of Chicago police shootings from 2010 through 2015 found that foot chases played a role in more than a third of the 235 cases that ended with someone wounded or killed. The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/2cjNk59 ) about half of the pursuits began as ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Tribune Company Chicago Tribune Chicago Sun-Times WGN-TV Chicago Chicago Cubs Chicago metropolitan area Mike Royko
Watch live: 9/11 memorial at ground zero

1326 points by Chicago Tribune | News Chicago Breaking news Chicago Tribune Tribune Company WGN-TV Chicago Sun-Times Chicago Cubs
No. 1 Loyola holds off No. 4 Mount Carmel's comeback
John Holecek told his Loyola team it probably wasn't really No. 1 in the Chicago area just yet. But if Friday night's performance wasn't quite the powerful statement Loyola appeared to be in the process of making, that's fine with the Ramblers. Beating No. 4 Mount Carmel at Gately Stadium is statement...
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Tronc abruptly cancels road show
So much for next week’s road show to promote Tronc stock. The newspaper publisher formerly known as Tribune has abruptly cancelled the multi-city road show that was slated to begin on Monday, The Post has learned. No reason for the cancellation was immediately available. The existence of road show, reported exclusively by The Post on...
17 points by New York Post | Los Angeles Times Chicago Tribune Tribune Company Chicago Chicago Cubs Chicago Sun-Times WGN-TV Week-day names
Bulls owner: Why it was time to dump Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah
Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf and Knicks president Phil Jackson have disagreed on many matters over the years, dating to their time together in Chicago. Now there’s another difference in opinion, this time over new Knicks center Joakim Noah, whom Jackson signed to a four-year, $72 million pact in July. Reinsdorf, who will be inducted into basketball’s Hall...
93 points by New York Post | Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan WGN-TV 2009 NBA Playoffs Chicago 2008 NBA Draft NBA Rookie of the Year Award Los Angeles Lakers