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CHICAGO – The release of a damning Department of Justice report, which found civil-rights abuses permeate Chicago’s 12,000-officer police force, was in many ways just the start of a process that could take a decade or mor…
01.17 / 04:39
nwherald.com
It's been two months since the Clock Tower Resort announced it would close for…
01.17 / 04:29
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CHICAGO — A new study by the University of Chicago’s Crime Lab to be released Tuesday gets into the who, what, where and how of Chicago’s 764 in 2016. But it also goes into the why. Among the findings: Who is getting killed? The report says while African-Americans make up one-third of Chicago’s population, they represent 80 percent of homicide victims. 40 percent of murder victims have more than 10 prior arrests. How are they getting killed? Guns.  90 percent of homicides …
01.17 / 04:18
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CHICAGO — Surveillance video shows an off-duty Chicago police officer firing at a car in Albany Park Sunday night, in an incident that apparently began when people inside the car exchanged words with the off-duty cop and his friends as they walked down the street. One person was wounded, and now the shooting is under investigation. Mechanic Nasser Roumie normally has his head under the hood at Northside Automotive, but Monday he spent a lot of time looking at the auto shop’s survei…
01.17 / 04:17
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One person is wounded after an off-duty Chicago police sergeant fired his weapon Sunday night in the Albany Park neighborhood, police…
01.17 / 03:44
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MURPHYSBORO -- The Murphysboro Police Department wants every officer to have access to AR 15 Riffles. Chief Chad Roberts will discuss plans to purchase the weapons with the city council this week, hoping to better equip his officers for active shooting…
01.17 / 03:00
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Illinois elementary schools and day care centers must test drinking water sources for lead and notify parents of the results under legislation signed into law Monday by Gov. Bruce Rauner.The plan, which requires one-time testing, takes effect immediately and applies to schools with students…
DECATUR – Steve Frazier brought his 4-year-old daughter Hazel to the Millikin University Cheerleading Squad's Cheer Camp on Monday to learn important life s…
01.17 / 02:40
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A man carrying a pizza box robbed a restaurant in Irving Park neighborhood last week after carrying out a similar robbery at a bar in the Lincoln Square area late last month, police said Monday. In each of the robberies, the man entered the business carrying a pizza box, according to a…
The annual Rainbow Push Martin Luther King breakfast in Chicago is always full of current and hopeful future politicians. And this year, possible candidates for governor were looking to shake a few voters’ hands. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner kicked off the morning with a bill signing; he has said he will run for reelection. On the Democratic side, J.B. Pritzker and Chris Kennedy attended the breakfast.; both businessmen have said they are considering their options. Former Democratic G…
01.17 / 01:44
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By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The preliminary list of 4th Ward polling places has been announced for the 4th Ward Alderman special election on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The polling places will be open to registered voters of the 4th Ward from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Polling places located in the Hyde Park neighborhood…
01.17 / 01:24
hpherald.com
A fire Monday morning left tenants displaced in one unit of Hunter's Ridge Apartment complex in Elgin, but nobody was injured, fire officials…
01.17 / 01:23
dailyherald.com
CHICAGO — In a letter to the U.S. attorney general, the 11 members of Chicago City Council’s progressive caucus accuse the City’s Law Department of withholding evidence in police misconduct lawsuits and contributing to a culture of cover-ups. The aldermen are now calling for U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to conduct an investigation of the department, less than a week after a Department of Justice report found serious problems with the police department.  Ald. John Ar…
01.17 / 01:14
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WSIL -- Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner and it's one of the busiest days of the year for pizza sales. Here's a closer look at inspection scores at pizza joints around the…
01.17 / 01:10
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CARBONDALE -- Hundreds made their way to Carbondale for one of southern Illinois' longest running Martin Luther King Junior events. The city held its 35th annual King Breakfast on SIU campus Monday morning. The event featured food, fellowship, and a ceremony in memory of the civil rights activist. NAACP Carbondale Chapter member Linda Flowers says the annual breakfast celebrates what  civil rights leaders stood for - not just for African-Americans, but for all…
01.17 / 00:32
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After sustaining damage due to an electrical fire, the marquee sign of the Goodman Theatre will once again shine brightly.The marquee on Dearborn Street above the theater's entrance will be illuminated in a ceremony set for Thursday, months after flames shot out the top of the vertical sign.…
A Niles grocery store owner is scheduled for a February court date after he was charged with weapons offenses and battery for allegedly assaulting a customer following an argument over a purchase, authorities said. Linu Alexander, 37, of the 9200 block of Luna Avenue in Morton Grove, was…
01.17 / 00:11
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Kris Bryant’s wide smile as he’s throwing to first to record the final out of the first Cubs World Series title in 108 years will forever be one of the indelible images of the 2016 season. The expression, he says, was purely a happy accident. “I kind of make that stupid face every time,” he told…
01.16 / 23:50
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BELLEVILLE — A family claims their father died after being struck by a vehicle while walking along Illinois Route 161.Veronica Gray, as special administrator of the estate of Keith Gray, deceased, on behalf of minor children Keijah Gray, Jailah Gray and Keizyah Gray, filed a complaint on Dec. 20, in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Lonnie Davidson, alleging the motorist breached his duty of care owed to decedent.According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 1, 2…
01.16 / 23:45
madisonrecord.com
BELLEVILLE — A motorist and passenger are suing another driver for allegedly running a red light and causing a collision.Nancy J. Geiger and James A. Laux filed a complaint on Dec. 22 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Cindy M. Pfeiffer, alleging she failed to comply with the rule of the road.According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Sept. 6, 2015, Geiger was operating a motor vehicle with Laux as a passenger. They were traveling westbound on West A Street, app…
01.16 / 23:44
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