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  • Fallen Illinois State Trooper honored in highway dedication ceremony

    A fallen Illinois state trooper was remembered in a special ceremony on Thursday. A section of I-294, between mile marker 49.25 and 50 in Cook County, was dedicated as the “Trooper Christopher Lambert Memorial Highway.” Trooper Christopher Lambert was killed on January 12, 2019. A car struck him, while he was on the scene of a three-vehicle crash on the Tri-State Tollway. He served on the force for five years. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. Lambert was 34 […]

  • Chicago City Council approves Lightfoot’s $11.65 billion 2020 budget

    CHICAGO — The Chicago City Council approved Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s $11.65 billion budget plan for 2020 Tuesday in a 39 to 11 vote. The $11.6 billion budget plan will close the record $838 million budget gap the mayor inherited,  partly through government restructuring and wiping out most city job vacancies. The budget also increases taxes on ride-hailing services and boosts the minimum wage without raising property taxes significantly. Lightfoot has called her budget plan a down payment and a major […]

  • Set strike called off at Mount Sinai and Schwab Rehabilitation Hospitals

    CHICAGO — A strike has been averted at Mount Sinai and Schwab Rehabilitation Hospitals. Sinai Health System and the SEIU reached a tentative contract agreement. This development follows a bargaining session that went into early Friday morning. The union had set a strike date for Monday. The contract improves wages, staffing levels, working conditions and lowers costs for health care coverage.

  • CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson addresses report that examined homicide investigation process

    CHICAGO — Chicago police Supt. Eddie Johnson addressed a report on Wednesday that examined how the CPD investigates homicides. Two independent organizations, the Police Executive Research Forum and the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance, conducted the study. They looked examined the Chicago Police Department’s homicide investigation process in Dec. 2018 and Jan. 2019. The CPD reached out to the authors in an effort to provide a road map for improving the detective division. The CPD has about […]

  • Trial for Chicago cop charged in 2017 murder begins Tuesday

    CHICAGO — Opening statements took place on Tuesday in a Chicago police officer’s murder trial. Lowell Houser, 60, is charged with first-degree murder. He was off duty in January of 2017 when he shot and killed 38-year-old Jose Nieves, who was one of his neighbors. The two were said to have had an ongoing feud. In opening statements, Houser’s attorney said the officer was on medical leave for prostate cancer at the time of the incident, and the last thing […]

  • Calls for Sinai Health System to keep Holy Cross Hospital open

    CHICAGO — Holy Cross Hospital workers and community leaders called on Sinai Health System on Thursday to keep the Southwest Side hospital open. Due to financial challenges, Sinai announced earlier this week the hospital will temporarily suspend OB-GYN services beginning Nov. 1. Maternity care and neonatal services will continue at Mount Sinai. The hospital will also consolidate its two critical care units, from two 20-bed units to one 10-bed unit.  

  • CPS classes canceled for Thursday; Contract talks continue

    CHICAGO — Chicago Public School classes will be canceled again Thursday as contract talks continue. Thursday will mark one week since teachers walked off the job. Students will have missed six days of classes. Union leaders said late Thursday that both sides have now reached about 80 tentative agreements but major issues, like class size, remain. They said they will continue to bargain and hit the streets until a deal is done. “Momentum has been slowed by the mayor’s inability […]

  • Clemency hearing for woman convicted in 1992 double murder case

    CHICAGO — The fate of a woman in prison for a double murder now rests with the Prisoner Review Board and Governor Pritzker. 49 year-old Marilyn Mulero had her clemency hearing on Wednesday morning. She claims she’s innocent. She’s been behind bars for 28 years. She was just 21 years-old when she confessed to involvement in the murders of two gang members in Humboldt Park. Her co-codefendant has since admitted to both killings. Advocates claim former detectives Reynaldo Guevara and […]

  • Chicago Fire soccer team relocating to Soldier Field

    CHICAGO — Make room Chicago Bears, the Chicago Fire is relocating to Soldier Field. The soccer team’s move will take place in March of next year. The Fire is leaving SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, which has been its home since 2006. But, the team will keep using the stadium as a training facility, and headquarters for the Chicago Fire Youth development programs. The Fire will play 17 regular season home games at Soldier Field each season. The new agreement includes […]

  • Dramatic rise in work email scams, BBB says

    Be careful when opening work emails — there’s been a sharp rise in scams, according to the Better Business Bureau. The BBB said there’s been a 1,300 percent surge since 2016. Here’s how the scam works: Employees receive an email from what appears to be their boss. They’ll ask the worker to wire money, buy gift cards, or send personal information, often for a plausible reason. But if money is sent, it goes directly to the con artist. These scams […]

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