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  • Remembering the murdered: New Year’s Eve march

    Members of St. Sabina Church, Purpose Over Pain, The Brave Youth and Chicago’s Citizens for Change gathered today on North Michigan Avenue to remember those who died by gun violence in 2014. “Those are people’s sons, people’s daughters, people’s mothers, people’s fathers, cousins, these are our brothers and sisters in the city of Chicago,” Father Michael Pfleger told the crowd.  “We all lost 387 people last year.” Father Pleger gathered his parishioners for a march down Michigan Avenue.  The crowd […]

  • Police search for killers of man shot while rehabbing house

    Chicago police are looking for the gunmen who shot and killed a man as he was rehabbing a South Side building. Miguel Haro, 44, of Cicero, was shot Sunday, in the 7200 block of South Hermitage Avenue in the West Englewood neighborhood. Haro and a friend were rehabbing a house at the Hermitage location when two men approached and announced a robbery. One of the robbers shot Haro in the head.  He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he […]

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    Gas infrastructure repairs continue in Morgan Park

    People’s Gas crews are in the Morgan Park neighborhood today, turning off gas service to 52 homes in the area so they can safely repair a gas line that was damaged Tuesday when a house exploded. That explosion demolished a home in the 2100 block of West 107th Place.  People’s Gas says it was caused by a third party crew working nearby and damaging a service gas line that ignited.  No one was hurt in the explosion. People’s Gas says […]

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    Case continued for key player in Chicago terror plot

    Yet another delay today in the case of Emad Karakrah, as Cook County prosecutors once again asked for a continuance to allow time for discovery. Precisely what prosecutors are waiting for is not yet clear. Karakrah did not say a word in today’s very brief appearance in Cook County Criminal Court.  The judge granted a continuance until January 7. Karakrah is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase last August in a bizarre incident where he is said to […]

  • Nordstrom shooting victim laid to rest as details of gunman emerge

    Funeral services were held Monday in a private family ceremony for the young woman who was shot Friday in the Nordstrom store just off North Michigan Avenue. New information has emerged regarding the woman, 22-year-old Nadia Ezaldein, and some say her death could have been prevented. The woman’s sister filed a request for order of protection on Ezaldein’s behalf back in April. In it the gunman was accused of cracking the woman’s ribs, shoving a gun in her mouth, and […]

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    Rauner calls state’s financial condition ‘dire’

    Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner is decrying the state of the state’s finances.  He says straightening out the books in Illinois is job one. “The financial condition of the state of Illinois is stunningly bad.  It’s horrible,” Rauner told reporters in Springfield today.  “Our financial condition is dire.  We need to take strong action to fix it.” Rauner told reporters the same thing he has been telling members of the General Assembly — that he and his team want to understand every […]

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    Chicago honors veterans at Soldier Field ceremony

    Governor Pat Quinn, Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Senator Mark Kirk were among the dignitaries attending the city of Chicago’s Veterans Day ceremony at Soldier Field this morning. The ceremony included the traditional military posting of the flags and rousing music from the Great Lakes Naval marching band. The political drama of the morning occurred when Quinn and Rauner entered the room.  They stayed far apart, never shook hands and never spoke to each other.  During his remarks […]

  • Police release surveillance video of sex assault suspects

    Chicago police have released surveillance video of two men suspected of sexually assaulting women in the West Town neighborhood. The men seen in the video are the same suspects shown in surveillance pictures released earlier this week. The video shows the men leaving a building and walking down a sidewalk near Lake and Halsted.  Two women, 29 and 30, were sexually assaulted there early last Friday. One of the men is described by police as white or Hispanic, between 25 […]

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Kurt Summers Jr., chief of staff to Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, will join Grosvenor Capital Management. (Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune)

    Kurt Summers Jr. named City Treasurer

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that Kurt Summers Jr. will succeed City Treasurer Stephanie Neely, who is stepping down at the end of November to return to the private sector. Summers will take over as City Treasurer effective December 1, pending approval by the City Council. Summers is the former chief staff to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and he was her appointed trustee for the Cook County Pension Fund. He also served as chief of staff to Pat […]

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    Hospitals ask patients to pay upfront

    Some hospitals are starting to ask patients to pay for services upfront or before they’re discharged. In the past, neither patients nor providers knew the exact price of procedures until insurers processed the charges. But now technology allows hospitals to determine patient responsibility in advance of treatment. And with many patients now carrying larger deductibles on their health insurance, hospitals don’t want to get stuck with patients who can’t pay.

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