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  • Chicago students walk out of class to protest climate change

    CHICAGO — Young people in the Chicago area cut class and headed to Grant Park on Friday, to draw attention to global warming. It was one of hundreds of strikes around the world. A national strike was held in Washington, D.C. Nearly all 50 states held rallies. Strikes were called in more than 100 countries. In an open letter published in The Guardian newspaper, young activists called climate change “the biggest threat in human history” and are demanding that leaders […]

  • Three officers honored in Mercy Hospital shooting

    CHICAGO — Three Chicago police officers were honored Tuesday morning for their role in saving lives during last year’s shooting at Mercy Hospital. Officer Elvis Turcinovic, Officer Bernard Quijano and Police Lieutenant Jacob Alderden were honored at a ceremony at the Chicago Patrolmen’s Federal Credit Union. But Lt. Alderden said the real hero was Officer Samuel Jimenez, who lost his life that day as he saved others. “It’s an honor to be recognized. Officer Jimenez was a true hero, not […]

  • SpaceX launches capsule with test dummy toward space station

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — America’s newest capsule for astronauts rocketed Saturday toward the International Space Station on a high-stakes test flight by SpaceX. The only passenger was a life-size test dummy, named Ripley after the lead character in the “Alien” movies. SpaceX needs to nail the debut of its crew Dragon capsule before putting people on board later this year. This latest, flashiest Dragon is on a fast track to reach the space station Sunday morning, just 27 hours after […]

  • 5 injured in rollover crash on South Side

    CHICAGO — Five people were hurt after their vehicle flipped during a car chase on the South Side. It happened just after 2 a.m. Saturday at 69th and Halsted streets in the Englewood neighborhood. Police said the vehicle lost control and rolled over, after being chased by another vehicle. Four of those hurt are in serious or critical condition. No other details were immediately available.

  • Family files federal lawsuit after CPS student tased by police

    CHICAGO — The family of a Marshall High School student has filed a federal lawsuit after she was tased and beaten by police at school. Attorneys for Dnigma Howard, accuse police of using “excessive force” on the 16-year-old student during an incident last month. The lawsuit alleges that Howard was “punched, tasered, stepped on and struck” by officers Johnnie Pierre and Sherry Tripp. It also criticizes the Chicago Public Schools for violating its own guidelines on how police should interact […]

  • Burke gets $1,500 in questionable property tax breaks

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting some questionable property tax breaks for embattled Ald. Ed Burke. According to the newspaper, the 14th Ward alderman got $1,500 in tax breaks on his home and office building last year that the new Cook County assessor can’t explain. Assessment appeals for Burke’s home and a building he owns were rejected in 2015 and 2016. But in 2017, his home and office assessments were lowered by about $70,000. The assessor’s office said his firm […]

  • Car crashes into Streamwood banquet hall, injures 2

    STREAMWOOD, Ill. — Two people were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a car crashed into a banquet hall in northwest suburban Streamwood. Police said an Uber driver dropped off passengers at Seville Banquet Hall, 700 S. Barrington Rd., about 8 p.m. Friday. Once passengers got out of the car, the driver accelerated — crashing into the front of the banquet hall and hitting two other cars in the process. A valet parker and bystander were injured.

  • Schaumburg students off another day after buses wouldn’t start

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Most students returned to class Friday after the deep freeze that hit the area, but students in Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 have another day off. District officials announced the closure Thursday, saying the district’s bus company, First Student, was unable to start a large number of buses due to the frigid conditions. District 54 buses about 11,500 students every day, so on Friday, parents were faced with another day to keep the kids busy. “Ten degrees […]

  • Olympic skier competing at Norge Ski Club this weekend

    FOX RIVER GROVE, Ill. — Dozens of skiers from around the world will hurtle down the sharp slopes of the Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove this weekend. The tournament is a 115-year-old tradition. Among the competitors is Olympian and Cary native Michael Glasder.  He’s one of three U.S. Olympians to get his start at the Norge Ski Club. He’ll compete in the Norge’s Longest Standing Jump competition for the first time since 2014, with top jumpers from Norway, Finland […]

  • Dozens of activists boycott MLK Breakfast after officers acquitted in cover-up trial

    CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel and other city leaders, clergy, and community activists attended the 33rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Breakfast on Friday. But, several African-American church leaders boycotted the event. Bishop Larry Trotter and 50 other ministers skipped the breakfast, leaving empty tables in the ballroom. Trotter was supposed to lead the closing prayer. His name was even on the program. They called the acquittals of three Chicago police officers on Thursday in a conspiracy case an […]

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