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    Bill Clinton campaigns for Gov. Quinn

    Governor Pat Quinn wins the support on Tuesday of another, Democratic powerhouse. Former President Bill Clinton is headlining a campaign event at Wheatland Tube at 44th and Western. He’s rallying labor and business leaders to back Quinn.

  • Local health care supply company helping hospitals prepare for possible Ebola cases

    A health care supply company in Mundelein is busy playing an important role in helping hospitals and nursing homes prepare for possible Ebola cases. Medline Industries is in overdrive making and selling protective gear for hospitals and nursing homes around the country. It has 42 distribution centers, where employees are working 24/7 when necessary. It’s seen a 40% increase in mask sales, and a 25% jump in sales for other protective apparel. “We’ve absolutely seen an increase in the number […]

  • Mayor Emanuel unveils 2015 budget plan

    Your property taxes won’t go up, but your cable bill will, under Mayor Emanuel’s $8.9 billion budget plan for 2015. The mayor outlined his proposals before a special session of the City Council on Wednesday. In his budget, Emanuel won’t raise property, gas, or sales taxes. But, he will jack up the parking garage tax by two percent to pay for more pothole repairs. He will also increase the cable TV amusement tax to nine percent. The budget plan doesn’t […]

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    Karen Lewis battling brain tumor: Report

    The combative and fiery Chicago Teachers Union president is now locked in a new fight. She has brain cancer. She underwent a five-hour surgery last week. She will also have to undergo a regimen of chemotherapy and radiation. As a result, she won’t run for Mayor of Chicago. Many people believe Lewis’ decision is dramatically changing the political landscape in Emanuel’s favor. “Really no competition now with her out of the race. So, I think it’s just going to be […]

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    Ebola email scam warning

    Beware of email scams about the Ebola outbreak. That’s the warning from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Friday. There is an email that claims people are being quarantined. There is another one that is offering protection kits for $29 to first responders and law enforcement. Madigan believes scammers are trying to take advantage of people’s fears. She’s urging people not to open these emails, and instead delete them right away. “These are clearly scams. But unfortunately, I think there’s […]

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    Cab driver sentenced for sexually assaulting 2 women

    A cabdriver is sentenced to 35 years in prison for sexually assaulting two women. 31 year-old Eric Chung pleaded guilty on Wednesday. He spotted his targets outside a tavern in the 12-hundred block of Rand Road in Prospect Heights in February 2013. Authorities say he was not affiliated with a taxi company at the time of the incidents, and was using his own van.

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    Chicago police captain shot in Englewood standoff; 1 man in custody, 1 dead

    A Chicago Police Captain wounded during a long stand-off in the Englewood neighborhood is hospitalized Wednesday in serious condition, but is expected to survive. Captain Edward Kulbida suffered a graze wound to the head, and was also shot in the shoulder. He is said to be cracking jokes, and is surrounded by family and fellow officers. “I just was so grateful that he was alive, and I said ‘Officer, God protected you and the angels were watching over you, and […]

  • Integrys or ComEd? Chicago households have a choice to make

    Integrys Energy Services or ComEd? That’s the important, budget question facing Chicago residents now that new electric rates are in place this fall. The city signed a two-year deal with Integrys in 2012. Thanks to changes in the electricity market place, it may make sense for Integrys customers to switch back to ComEd. Integrys offers a lower rate, but a higher monthly fee. ComEd offers a higher rate, but no monthly fee. “We continue to encourage customers to make an […]

  • JPMorgan: More than 80 million customers hacked

    JPMorgan said Thursday that cybercriminals gathered information on more than 80 million account holders as part of a massive bank hack this summer. A restaurant owner on the North Side who has a personal and business account with Chase is alarmed. “These hackers are on a roll right now. They’ve hit Target, Home Depot, Chase. So, it’s pretty worrisome,” said Fares Zanayed. The revelation follows news back in August that hackers had infiltrated seven of the country’s largest banks, using […]

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    Police issue alert after Lincoln Park sexual assault

    A 24 year-old woman is sexually assaulted in Lincoln Park. The victim was attacked late Saturday night/early Sunday morning over the weekend at Lincoln and Altgeld. The woman was walking along when a man dragged her into an alley and assaulted her. “Generally, it’s a fairly safe area. I’m certainly aware that we’re in a city and so the good areas border the bad ones. But, I think as long as people are aware of their surroundings, hopefully things like […]

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