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  • CityKey card offers Chicago discounts, Ventra access, library books

    CHICAGO — Chicago’s CityKey program launched Thursday. It’s a three-in-one card that serves as a government ID, Ventra card and library card. It also offers discounts all over the city for more than 30 businesses, cultural institutions and sports teams. Mayor Rahm Emanuel made the announcement Thursday alongside fellow city leaders inside the Field Museum. They called it a victory for the city since it’s a program that’s accessible to all Chicagoans. Getting a CityKey is simple and only takes […]

  • Anonymous $14M donation to help homeless women in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Sarah’s Circle, an Uptown nonprofit that helps homeless women, received an anonymous $14 million donation. The money will help speed up construction of a new facility at Leland Avenue and Sheridan Road that will include 38 apartments for formerly homeless women. There will be an additional 50 beds in an interim housing program, Sarah’s Circle said. The organization has helped homeless women in the Chicago area for 40 years — providing food, showers, laundry, access to computers and a […]

  • U.S. Attorney in Chicago appointed to oversee production of documents to Congress

    CHICAGO — The U.S. Justice Department is turning to Chicago’s top federal prosecutor to speed up the handing over of documents in some high-profile investigations. U.S. Attorney John Lausch will now oversee production and redactions on documents requested by the House Judiciary Committee. Lawmakers have subpoenaed the FBI for documents from the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email server when she was Secretary of State, the firing of Andrew McCabe from the FBI and the surveillance of former […]

  • 2 guys from Chicago miss flights, spend day protesting Houston ‘Bean’

    HOUSTON, Texas — Two friends from Chicago aren’t happy about Houston’s new stainless steel sculpture that looks an awful lot like “Cloud Gate” — and they’re not afraid to let everyone know it. Francisco Ybarra and Blaine Bush missed their flights back to Chicago, so they spent the day in Houston protesting their “Bean.” View this post on Instagram Missed my flight back to Chicago so I spent the day protesting the Houston “Bean.” If you don’t stand for something, […]

  • MLK honored at West Side wreath laying

    CHICAGO — A wreath laying ceremony was held on the West Side on Wednesday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. A wave of civil turbulence swept the country following King’s assassination in 1968. One of the largest riots happened in Chicago, and the aftermath can still be seen on the West Side. Activists and community groups said they hope this day of remembrance will also be a day to advocate an end […]

  • Chicago summer jobs program accepting applications

    CHICAGO — Applications are now available for Chicago’s summer jobs program. There are more than 30,000 jobs and internships available through the One Summer Chicago initiative. The program helps young people ages 14 to 24 gain valuable work experience. Opportunities range from infrastructure jobs and camp counselors to urban agriculture and office positions. The program will run from July 2 through August 10. For more information check out the website – http://www.onesummerchicago.org

  • Body cam video shows man attempting to bite police K-9 involved in his arrest

    DOVER, WI — A man is charged with resisting arrest and trying to bite a deputy’s K-9. The sheriff’s office in Racine County, Wisconsin released bodycam video of the incident. Police say the suspect, Leland O’Malley, appeared to be drunk and trying to get into a home where he did not live. The deputy said O’Malley began running towards him and ignored his commands to stop, so he released the dog. On the video, the deputy can be heard yelling, […]

  • Board of Elections reports no major problems as Election Day underway

    CHICAGO — It’s Election Day around Illinois as voters head to the polls to cast their ballots in today’s primary election. There has already been record turnout for early voting. At the Board of Elections there have not been any major problems reported for the City or Cook County. The city had a few polling locations open a little late, but said no voters were turned away. Mail-in ballots have to be postmarked by today in order to count. Polls […]

  • Mayor Emanuel, Supt. Johnson urge governor to sign gun bill

    CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police Superintendent Eddie Johnson joined members of the Illinois Gun Prevention Coalition Monday in urging Governor Bruce Rauner to sign new gun legislation that’s been on his desk since last month. “I’ve had to break the news to too many spouses, children that their loved ones won’t be coming home because someone pulled the trigger of an illegal handgun,” Supt. Eddie Johnson said. The Gun Dealer Licensing Act passed with bipartisan support nearly two […]

  • Chicago named top city for business — again

    CHICAGO — Chicago has been named the top metro area in the nation for corporate relocation and investment for a fifth consecutive year. The plan to expand O’Hare Airport, skilled labor, a central location and accessible housing make Chicago very welcoming to new businesses, according to Site Magazine. The recognition comes as Chicago tries to land Amazon’s second headquarters. Houston, Dallas, Atlanta and New York round out the top five.