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  • 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 […]

  • At Chicago City Hall, 25 people take Oath of Allegiance during naturalization ceremony

    CHICAGO — The city of Chicago marked the federal holiday “Constitution and Citizenship Day” Tuesday with a naturalization ceremony. Twenty-five people took the Oath of Allegiance during the ceremony at City Hall. These newest U.S. citizens originated from 17 countries. The ceremony was one of more than 300 to welcome more than 34,000 new citizens between Sept. 13 and next Monday. It was 232-years ago that the Constitution was adopted in Philadelphia. Thirty-nine of the 55 delegates at the Constitutional […]

  • Chicago’s Father Pfleger planning gun law rally in Washington

    CHICAGO — The Rev. Michael Pfleger and other local groups are planning a rally to call on Congress to pass gun laws. The rally is set for September 25 in Washington. The groups are organizing communities across the country to take part as well. Buses will leave Chicago’s Saint Sabina church on the evening of September 24.

  • Medical Generic

    Hospitals take a closer look at whether to keep labor and delivery units

    Community hospitals are taking a closer look at whether to keep their labor and delivery units. Over about the last year, at least three hospitals in the Chicago area announced plans to shut down their units. They include Amita Health Saint Francis Hospital Evanston, Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center, and Amita Health Adventist Medical Center La Grange. In all three cases, hospital leaders said the locations didn’t see enough patients to keep the units running. The decisions come amid […]

  • Chicago police launch new crackdown on guns

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department is launching a new mission to crackdown on guns. Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson and Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the “GunStat Initiative” during a news conference Thursday morning. The uniform database will help different authorities share information. Chicago police will pinpoint the top 10 gun offenders in each district, then they will follow them from the time they are arrested, up until they are released back into society. Johnson said it will give law […]

  • Firefighter’s death raises mental health awareness

    ORLAND PARK, Ill. — A firefighter’s suicide is fueling the push for mental health services for first responders. Ryan Elwood took his own life in 2015. A golf outing is taking place on Wednesday in Orland Park as part of continuing efforts to raise awareness about counseling and training. “RE; ACT,” which stands for Ryan Elwood, awareness, counseling and training, aims to improve the mental health of police officers, firefighters and all first responders. More first responders take their own […]

  • CPS students make gains in some math and reading standards

    CHICAGO — CPS elementary students are making strides in some math and reading standards. That’s according to the Northwest Evaluation Association’s MAP assessment for the 2018-2019 school year. During that time, a record 61% of students met or exceeded the national average in reading. A record of almost 57% did the same in math. Roughly 75% of eighth graders also hit or surpassed the national attainment average in reading, and about 65% did so in math.

  • Lightfoot names new communications director

    CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot has named Michael Crowley as her new communications director. In a statement issued Thursday night, that mayor’s officer said, “Crowley is a veteran communications and operations expert, bringing over ten years of management experience to a key role on the Mayor’s senior team.” Crowley is currently chief of staff for After School Matters. “I am humbled by the opportunity to serve this city and work for this Mayor, someone who is committed to taking on […]

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