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  • Mayor Emanuel to invest $800k for homeless veterans

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is promising to end homeless for Chicago veterans by the end of next year. The Mayor made that bold pledge during the announcement of a joint effort with federal and local organizations to help homeless vets. The federal government is providing 80 percent of the $5┬ámillion needed each year to cover subsidized housing, supportive services, and other forms of assistance for homeless veterans. Mayor Emanuel says the city will invest more than $800,000 and close the gap […]

  • America’s most expensive home for sale

    The most expensive home in the U.S. is on the market– for 139 million dollars! Inspired by the Palace of Versailles, the Palais Royal was built on the oceanfront in Hillsboro Beach, Florida near Fort Lauderdale. There’s a two million dollar staircase case with a steel-iron and gold leaf railing. It’s 60-thousand square feet with eleven bedrooms, seventeen bathrooms, and a garage for thirty cars. It includes a pool and a private beachfront. The home has been under construction since […]

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    Rare respiratory virus sends hundreds of children to hospitals in the Midwest

    A rare virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals throughout the midwest. The respiratory virus, identified as Enterovirus 68, causes cold-like symptoms. Health officials say between August 18th and September fourth, more than 900 children have been hospitalized from Illinois to Colorado. The virus can leave children and teens with asthma debilitated. Doctors say the virus is extremely rare, and the number of cases has escalated since school began. There is no vaccine.

  • Lawmakers considering new measures for pension crisis

    Moody’s: Illinois’ pension debt the worst in the U.S.

    Moody’s investor services names Illinois’ pension debt the worst in the nation. It reports the state`s three-year average liability over revenue is 258 percent. Illinois is dealing with a one-hundred billion dollar pension deficit Lawmakers came up with a plan that cuts benefits and increases worker contributions to significantly bring down that debt.

  • Mothers who worry likely to have children who cry more

    Stressed out moms may be more likely to have babies who cry longer. A study in the Journal Archives of Disease in Childhood says women who are stressed, worry, or experience panic attacks before they get pregnant are more than twice as likely to report their babies cry excessively.

  • Karen Lewis inches closer to Mayoral run

    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis inches closer to a possible run for Chicago mayor. Volunteers are learning how to circulate petitions in order to get her name on the ballot. She says she’s excited about her support. Lewis needs 12,500 signatures to get on the ballot. The primary election will be held in February.

  • Woman charged with robbing her disabled grandfather at knifepoint

    A judge sets bail at a half-million dollars for a woman accused of robbing her disabled grandfather. Lateefah Williams and her 89-year-old grandfather live in the same building, in the 65-hundred block of South St. Lawrence. Prosecutors said Williams snuck into his apartment with her boyfriend, hit him with a tree branch, put a knife to his throat, then stole $150 dollars, his car keys and the deed to his house. Police found Williams and her boyfriend in her grandfather’s […]

  • Elderly woman, 2 men shot in West Garfield Park

    Three people, including a 73-year-old woman, were shot in West Garfield Park. It happened in the 3900 block of West Arthington at about midnight. The woman was sitting on a porch, while the two men were standing in the street. Someone started shooting from down the block hitting all three then ran off. The woman is hospitalized in stable condition. The other victims are in good condition.

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    911 fee hike goes into effect today

    If you live in Chicago and have a landline or cell phone, you’ll see an increase on your bill this month. Starting today there will be an increased surcharge on phone bills, to cover 9-1-1 calls. The fee goes up to three dollars and ninety cents per month. That’s a one dollar and 40 cent increase. Next month, taxes on prepaid wireless phones will increase by two percent. Mayor Emanuel says the increase would help postpone the need for a […]

  • 1 dead, 3 wounded after a night club shooting in Auburn Gresham

      One man is dead and three others are wounded in a shooting at a night club on the city’s South Side overnight. It happened around 2:30 Sunday morning at 84th and Halsted in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood. Authorities say someone opened fire on the club from a passing car. The victims are all men between 30 and 41-years-old. No arrests have been made. Three others were killed and ten were wounded in separate shootings throughout the city Saturday night.

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