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  • Charter Schools CEO under investigation for inappropriate behavior with graduate

    CHICAGO — Noble Network of Charter Schools CEO Michael Milkie is under investigation for inappropriate behavior with at least one female graduate. Two of his deputies told the Charter Network, he held hands and slow-danced with a graduate. In a statement, Noble said it had no knowledge of allegations that “were criminal in nature”. Last week, Milkie abruptly announced plans to retire at the end of the year. Noble has hired an outside firm to conduct “a full investigation”.

  • Police: Masked men rob home, set it on fire

    CHICAGO — Chicago police said two masked men entered a home, beat a man, robbed the home and set it on fire late Saturday evening. Police said the men entered the home at 54th Street and Damen Avenue Saturday evening just before evening and held a 33-year-old man who had been sleeping, at gunpoint. The intruders then moved upstairs, and terrorized a 56-year-old man and 29-year-old woman. The masked men then pistol-whipped that man about the face and doused him […]

  • Hearing held on cancer risk from Sterigenics plant

    CHICAGO — A hearing was held Friday on the cancer risks at the Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook. It comes amid a new report from the Chicago Tribune, that the Trump and Rauner Administrations hid information from the public for months about that risk. Records obtained by the Tribune show the Rauner administration worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency between December and August on an investigation of Sterigenics, and discussed possible solutions for the company’s pollution problem. Records show that […]

  • Vehicle windows smashed in Hollywood Park neighborhood

    CHICAGO — Four vehicles were found with their windows smashed out in the city’s Hollywood Park neighborhood overnight. All the vehicles were found parked on the west side of the street in the 5600 block of N. Christiana. Police are investigating whether anything was stolen from the vehicles.

  • New grades coming for Illinois schools

    CHICAGO — New grades are coming out for Illinois schools. Under a new federal education law, every school in the state will receive one of four ratings.  “Exemplary” for the top ten percent, “commendable”, for schools doing well but not in that highest tier, “underperforming” for schools that need special attention in one of more student groups and “lowest performing”, for schools in the  bottom five percent. These new grades will not only measure performance, but also growth.

  • Boy, 7, dies at My Gym in Wheaton

    WHEATON, Ill. — Police are investigating the death of a 7-year-old boy at a children’s play center in Wheaton. Brady Doherty, of Glen Ellyn, died Tuesday morning at My Gym, located at 43 Danada Square. The exact cause of his death is unclear and the coroner is still investigating. There’s been no word from officials at My Gym.

  • Fatal pedestrian accident on Bishop Ford

    CHICAGO — Illinois State Police are investigating a fatal accident on the Bishop Ford Expressway. A pedestrian was hit by a car at 126th Street on I-94. The southbound lanes of the Bishop Ford Expressway were closed Saturday morning, beginning at 118th Street. All traffic was exiting at 115th Street.

  • ‘Way too much inaction’: Sheriff responds after release of video in Lake County Jail death investigation

    LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. — New jail surveillance video has been released as part of the investigation into the death of an inmate last month. Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran said there was “way too much inaction” when 32-year-old Edward Robinson went into medical distress on Sept. 19 in the Lake County Jail. “That’s why the video was upsetting to me. An individual is laying on the ground, and quite frankly, I didn’t think there was the rush I would have hoped […]

  • CPS nurses told to cut back on care for some diabetic students

    CHICAGO — A nursing manager at Chicago Public Schools, recently advised cutting back on care for some students with diabetes. The Chicago Sun Times reports emails were sent to several nurses, advising them to cut back on services to kids who were capable of their own monitoring under adult supervision. The instruction was made to keep up with “the significant number of newly diagnosed students who require daily nursing services.’ A new email went out to “retract” the instructions after […]

  • Tom Dart sues deputy who accused him of domestic violence

    CHICAGO — Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is suing one of his deputies and the man’s wife for accusing Dart of domestic violence. Dart filed a $300,000 defamation lawsuit claiming Deputy Howard Denham and his wife, Nicole, used a Yahoo email address to spread claims that Dart had attacked his wife last fall at their South Side home. The emails also claimed Dart was involved in an extra-marital affair and that police were called to Dart’s home on several nights. […]