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  • Activist Andrew Holmes pushes law enforcement to solve 2 infant deaths

    CHICAGO — Anti-violence activist Andrew Holmes is urging Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to do more to solve the cases of two infant deaths from 2017. In June of that year,  the decomposed body of a newborn was found inside a plastic bag in a shed in south suburban Dolton. A month later,  a toddler was was found dead in Markham. The girl was 1 to 2 years old and was wearing pajamas when firefighters discovered her body while […]

  • Family sues suburban day care after baby’s death, alleges workers failed to do CPR

    LANSING, Ill. — In a lawsuit, the family of a 10-month-old boy who died at a residential day care last month alleges it took hours for staff to realize he was suffocating, and they didn’t to perform any measures to save the child’s life. Attorneys for the family of Vincent “Tre” Edward Clark III  say a worker put the toddler down for a nap in the basement of Learn-N-Play All Day Home Childcare on April 9 without any visual or […]

  • Woman attacked, robbed at Loop Red Line station

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are looking for two people who attacked and robbed a woman at a CTA subway station in the Loop. Police said the woman was walking down the steps to the Jackson Street Station around 8 p.m. Wednesday when two people, a man and a woman, approached her from behind. They grabbed her by the neck, threw her to the ground and punched her in the face, police said. The attackers then took the woman’s backpack and […]

  • Watchdog warns of an epidemic of counterfeit products sold online

    CHICAGO — Consumer advocates warn there is an epidemic of fake products being sold online, and as many as one in four shoppers have purchased counterfeit goods at some point. Research by the Better Business Bureau found eight in 10 Americans shop online, spending over half a trillion dollars a year and growing. Counterfeiters are attempting to tap into that market with increasingly sophisticated websites, offering what appear to be brand name watches, purses, cosmetics and more at bargain-basement prices. […]

  • 2 new tenants for Old Main Post Office

    CHICAGO — The city’s Old Main Post Office is getting two more tenants. Home Chef, which makes meal kits, has announced it’s moving operations to the city’s South Loop site. The other new tenant is the tech company 84.51, which plans to grow its workforce from 86 to more than 250 employees. The old post office will now house six companies. Other tenants include Walgreen’s, the advertising agency AbelsonTaylor, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and Ferrara Candy.

  • Park Ridge hospital celebrates 17-year-old boy’s ‘magical’ recovery

    PARK RIDGE, Ill. — Doctors called Lars Petersdorff’s recovery “magical.” The 17-year-old suburban high school student suffering from a rare, sometimes fatal, immune disorder was back on his feet, well before anyone expected. In late December, Petersdorff was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a condition in which the immune system began to attack the nerves in his body. Complications can result in death. It can take up as long as three years to recover, and many victims still suffer side effects. […]

  • Westlake Hospital closing approved by unanimous state review board vote

    BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — A suburban hospital’s closing was approved by a unanimous vote by the state review board. The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board voted 7 to 0 in favor of Westlake Hospital’s closure on Tuesday. The review board considered a proposal by California-based owner Pipeline Health to shut down Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park. State regulators heard testimony from those in the the fight to save the hospital. Hospital supporters said Westlake was important to the area’s […]

  • Artwork installed at 95th Street CTA Red Line stop

    CHICAGO — One of the busiest CTA “L” stations is now home to some unique artwork. The city unveiled new works from world-renowned Chicago artist Theaster Gates. The pieces are on display at the 95th Street Red Line stop. One piece is  “An Extended Song of Our People,”  a public broadcast studio deejay booth. Another piece is titled “America America” and features a pair of large tapestries made from old fire hoses. The artwork is the finishing touch on a […]

  • Lawsuits filed in Chicago on behalf of victims in Boeing Max8 crashes

    CHICAGO — The family of a 24-year-old American passenger on the Ethiopian jet has sued Boeing in Chicago. The complaint, which also names Ethiopian Airlines and parts maker Rosemount Aerospace as defendants, is alleging negligence and civil conspiracy among other charges. The American who was killed in the March 10 crash in Ethiopia, Samya Stumo, is the great niece of consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader. “Blinded by its greed, Boeing haphazardly rushed the 737 MAX8 to market” […]

  • Investigation underway after massive fire destroys Newly Weds Foods

    CHICAGO — Investigators are trying to determine the cause of an extra-alarm fire that destroyed a food factory on the city’s Northwest Side. Firefighters responded Tuesday afternoon to Newly Weds Foods in the 4100 block of West Wrightwood Ave. The fire started in the cooking area where bread crumbs were being made, and quickly spread to the roof, which was made of wood. Employees evacuated and no one was injured. A firefighter sprained his knee but is expected to be […]

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