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  • Hundreds of CPS schools to get less money in coming school year

    CHICAGO — Chicago Public School principals are finding out today how much money they will have to run their schools over the coming year.  And in a conference call with reporters, CPS officials predicted even more cuts to come for the school district. More than 400 schools will be receiving less funding in the fiscal year that began on July 1. Charter and contract schools will receive an increase in funding, while district schools will receive fewer dollars than they […]

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    No shootings in Englewood over Fourth of July weekend

    CHICAGO — Over a violent Fourth of July weekend in Chicago one South Side neighborhood stood apart. Not a single person was shot over the long holiday weekend in Englewood. No one can say for sure how or why Englewood, a community that is synonymous with gun violence, was able to accomplish such an amazing feat.  But credit has to be given to community organizations who stepped up and decided to be proactive. Autry Phillips, Executive Director of the Target […]

  • Grayslake police seek missing sex offender

    GRAYSLAKE, Ill. — The Lake County Undersheriff confirms that local police are looking for a convicted sex offender who appears to have cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet on June 30. Howard Sebring, 57, is 6 feet tall and weighs about 150 pounds.  Most recently he is believed to have been living at 394 West Main Street in Hainesville. He is on parole and was wearing an Illinois Department of Corrections electronic monitoring bracelet, limiting his movements. He is barred […]

  • Chicago stores ready with Stanley Cup gear

    CHICAGO — If the Blackhawks bring another Stanley Cup title to Chicago, championship merchandise will be ready for fans immediately following the win. That includes official locker room gear. The store manager at the Sports Authority store at 620 North LaSalle Street admits it has been tough keeping Blackhawks gear on the shelves. Right now they are out of jerseys except for a couple of specialty ones. Othwewise it’s T-shirts and a few hats, along with novelty items like a […]

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    Girl sexually assaulted in South Side high-rise

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are asking for help from the public to find the man who sexually assaulted a girl in a South Side high-rise. Police have not released any information about the victim — whether she is hospitalized or whether she is at home. All we know about her is that she is a juvenile. The attack happened Sunday around 4:30 p.m. in a housing complex in the 6300 block of South Calumet Avenue. Police say a man followed […]

  • Three meetings to be held on O’Hare noise concerns

    CHICAGO — Residents of Chicago’s Northwest Side and suburban communities around O’Hare Airport will soon have an opportunity to sound off about airport noise. All involved in getting to this point are calling it a huge victory for the thousands of people who have had their lives and the peace and quiet of their homes interrupted by jet noise coming from O’Hare. Today state, federal and local leaders — along with the community organization FAiR (Fair Allocation in Runways) which […]

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    Sheriff’s SWAP program helps clean up North Side cemetery

    CHICAGO — An historic Chicago cemetery has fallen into disrepair, and a program run by the Cook County Sheriff’s office is stepping in to help out. Jewish Graceland Cemetery is located on Clark Street, just south of Irving Park Road. It is actually four different parcels. The two middle parcels are well kept, being taken care of by the Hebrew Benevolent Society. It is the two outer parcels, owned by Doris Weiss-Evon, that have fallen into disrepair. Cook County Sheriff […]

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    Supt. McCarthy begins ‘listening tour’

    CHICAGO — Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy’s community outreach program is now under way.  It was launched as a direct result of the outrage that took place in Ferguson, Mo. and Baltimore. McCarthy spoke about his “listening tour” today during an appearance before the City Club of Chicago. The program began several days ago.  McCarthy, his command staff and rank and file police officers are going out and listening to people in the community — asking what they are doing […]

  • CPS suspends SUPES Academy contract

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has suspended a controversial no-bid contract at the center of a federal investigation. In a surprise announcement the school board reversed course, taking immediate action on the contract with SUPES Academy in Evanston.  The board previously announced the possibility of suspending the $20.5 million no-bid contract if federal investigators found any evidence of wrongdoing. “As of today I am suspending the SUPES contract,” Interim schools CEO Jesse Ruiz said at today’s board meeting. CPS says […]

  • Chicago, CPD face lawsuit over ‘stop and frisk’

    CHICAGO — A federal class action lawsuit is being filed against the city of Chicago and the Chicago Police Department alleging that “stop and frisk” tactics are unconstitutional. Today’s lawsuit comes on the heels of a recent American Civil Liberties Union report alleging that Chicagoans are stopped and frisked at a rate four times greater than New Yorkers. At a news conference today at the New Tabernacle of Faith M.B. Church, 531 North Kedzie Avenue, plaintiff Darnell Smith, 37, said […]


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