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  • Chicago providing shelter for homeless during record cold

    CHICAGO — With winter making an early appearance in the Chicago area, the city and Cook County are working to make sure the most vulnerable have shelter from the bitter cold. In the city’s Uptown neighborhood Tuesday,  workers from the Salvation Army mobile outreach team provided soup and blankets and offered to help the homeless find a warming center, shelter or other place out of the elements. At least of dozen of such teams have fanned out across the city […]

  • Cook County public defender fighting detention of preteens

    CHICAGO — The Cook County Public Defender wants to undo a court decision that allows holding preteens in custody. The case involves a 12-year-old boy who was arrested last year for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery. A state appeals court upheld a judge’s decision to order the boy to remain in custody. Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli calls the U.S. judicial system’s treatment of juveniles “backward.” She plans to ask the Illinois Supreme Court to reverse the […]

  • Cook County judge rules CPS cross country runners can compete in IHSA sectionals

    CHICAGO — A Cook County judge has ruled that cross country runners in Chicago Public Schools can compete in sectionals on Saturday. Cross country runners from CPS asked the Illinois High School Association to allow them to run in this weekend’s state sectional meets. An emergency hearing was held Friday evening. The IHSA originally rejected the runners’ appeal Friday morning. They were ineligible to run in the regionals last weekend because of the strike. But they will now run this […]

  • Thief stealing running, parked cars

    CHICAGO–Thieves have been eyeing easy targets on the Near North Side, stealing cars from people who left the keys inside and the engine running. Chicago Police say it’s happened at least four times since Oct. 16. Investigators say the auto thief strikes when the victim parks a car and runs into a store or restaurant. They have a general description of one suspect but no one is in custody. Here’s a list of the incident times and locations: • 500 […]

  • CPS football players will try to meet with Mayor Lightfoot Friday

    CHICAGO — The Chicago teachers’ strike has put an abrupt end to the sports season for many Chicago Public School athletes. On Friday,  some football players plan to share their disappointment with Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Eight public league football teams have lost a chance to compete in the state playoffs because of the strike. If the strike isn’t settled by Oct. 29, another 18 teams could be forced to forfeit state playoff games. Some seniors and their coaches are worried […]

  • State rules ban CPS athletes from participating in playoffs during teachers’ strike

    CHICAGO– The teachers’ strike may end up shutting down the season for many of the city’s student-athletes. They’re in danger of missing playoffs because of state rules banning players from competing when their school is on strike. Here’s the official rule from the Illinois High School Association: “If a high school or district is on strike when the IHSA series begins at its lowest level, then that high school or the high schools in that district are prohibited from participating.” […]

  • Hillary Clinton honored in hometown ‘Trailblazing Women of Park Ridge’ event

    PARK RIDGE, Ill. — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton returned home to Park Ridge Friday, to view a documentary of her life and talk with local students. A packed house of elementary, middle, and high school students joined Clinton at the Pickwick Theatre to preview the Park Ridge Historical Society’s exhibit, the “Trailblazing Women of Park Ridge.” The exhibit is set to open in the spring of 2020, and will honor Clinton along with three other women. […]

  • Family of man shot to death by Gary police wants answers

    GARY, In. — The family of a man shot and killed by a Gary police officer is determined to get answers, and has filed a federal lawsuit. The wrongful death suit filed Monday on behalf of 25-year-old Rashad Cunningham’s mother says Officer Isiah Price shot Cunningham as he sat in a vehicle outside his Gary home around 3 a.m. on Aug. 17. The lawsuit identifies the officer as Isaiah Price, who is black. The suit says Price began shooting seconds […]

  • Boil order issued for Deerfield

    Weekend storms trigger boil order in NW Indiana town

    SCHERERVILLE, Ind. — Residents of a Northwest Indiana town are under a boil order. The precautionary order was issued in Schererville because of the weekend’s strong storms. Schererville officials said the 91st Street Water Tower was struck by lightning sometime Friday or Saturday. That caused severe damage to various electrical components, which might have lead to a drop in water system pressure. The boil order is in effect until Wednesday.

  • Racing board gives Arlington Park 2020 race dates

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — The Illinois Racing Board voted unanimously Tuesday to award Arlington Park 2020 race dates. The racecourse will get a total of 68 racing days from May through September. It is unclear what the track owner’s plans are beyond the next racing season. There was concern the board would prohibit racing next year, unless the owners of Arlington committed to racing after the year 2021 and apply for a casino license. The owners object to the state’s […]

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