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Red Light Cameras Cause More Rear-End Injuries, Study Claims

Red light cameras were considered an effective tool in fighting speeders, but new research commissioned by the Chicago Tribune appears to blow that idea out of the water. The report found that Chicago’s red light camera program was not safer. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Mayoral Challengers Call For Red Light Camera Moratorium

Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia and Ald. Bob Fioretti each called for the city to place the red light camera program under moratorium after a recent Chicago Tribune story. [ more › ]

Obama: Sony Hack Not an Act of War

15 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

President Obama has said that he does not consider the Sony hacks to be an act of war by North Korea—which the president's administration has blamed for the attack—but rather vandalism, the Chicago Tribune reports. Read more...

File Under "No Shit Sherlock"

Who has been saying this for months? Oh yeah - all our readers: The Emanuel administration was standing by the city’s scandal-plagued red light camera program on Friday, in the face of a Chicago Tribune study revealing the city’s safety claims have been overblown. Show More Summary

Chicago Tribune Uses Science to Demolish Windy City’s Corrupt Red Light Camera Program

2 days agoNews : Reason

The science has spoken: Chicago’s red light camera program hasn’t made driving in the city any safer and has replaced one type of car crash for another. The cameras are there obviously to make money for the city, not for the benefitShow More Summary

Tribune study: Chicago red light cameras provide few safety benefits

Chicago's red light cameras fail to deliver the dramatic safety benefits long claimed by City Hall, according to a first-ever scientific study that found the nation's largest camera program is responsible for increasing some types of injury crashes while decreasing others.

Both Cubs and White Sox enjoy basking in offseason spotlight

3 days agoSports : Globetrotting

Late Tribune sports columnist Steve Daley once wrote "Baseball has no offseason in Chicago. Interest only starts to wane when the teams start to play their games."

Rahm Emanuel reimburses city $7,000 more for travel

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has paid back the city $7,000 more in travel expenses following Chicago Tribune questions about why he spent taxpayer money to have Chicago police officers accompany him to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Chris Bosh Injury: Updates on Heat Star's Calf and Return

Miami Heat star Chris Bosh is dealing with an apparent calf injury that is keeping him out of Sunday's matchup with the Chicago Bulls. K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune passed along further information: In years past, Bosh going down...Show More Summary

Aaron Kromer Reportedly Issues Apology for Private Criticism of Jay Cutler

Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer outed himself as a source who privately criticized his quarterback, Jay Cutler, following the team's Week 14 loss to Dallas. The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs reported on Thursday the scene...Show More Summary

Report: Aaron Kromer apologizes to Bears players for anonymously ripping Jay Cutler

The turmoil surrounding the coaching staff and future of the Chicago Bears may have just gotten significantly worse. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer apologized to players Monday for anonymously criticizing quarterback Jay Cutler to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. The report in question cited Bears sources that…

Man Blamed Drunk Driving Arrest on Beer-Battered Fish

No one believed him. File this under creative excuses: According to the Chicago Tribune, when a 73-year-old man from Friendship, Wisconsin was pulled over in October for a broken tail light and "erratic driving," he blamed his meal of beer-battered fish. Show More Summary

Judy Baar Topinka: Illinois Comptroller Dies At Age 70

Judy Baar Topinka, Illinois comptroller, has died at the age of 70. According to the Chicago Tribune, Topinka’s chief of staff, Nancy Kimme confirmed that Topinka passed away shortly after 1am Wednesday, December 10 from complications of stroke. Show More Summary

So Sad: 6-Year-Old Chicago Boy Shot In The Head While Watching Cartoons Just Months After Mom Was Killed

A 6-year-old Chicago boy died over the weekend after he was accidentally shot in the head while he was watching cartoons. Chicago Boy Shot In Head While Watching Cartoons Via Raw Story reports: The Chicago Tribune reported that Michael Cattron

Did the Cultural Evolution of Big Gods Make Us Moral?

This sign has been set up in a public park in Arlington Heights, Illinois, near a Christmas nativity scene. This morning, the Chicago Tribune is reporting that the sign has been vandalized, and the Chicago Coalition of Reason is offering a reward of $2,000 for anyone who can identify the perpetrators. Show More Summary

Chicago Boy, 6, Killed in Accidental Shooting

Little Michael Cattron was at home on Friday night watching cartoons when he died of an “apparently accidental” gunshot wound, police say, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Chicago 6-year-old fatally shot in head watching cartoons, just months after mom gunned down

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A 6-year-old Chicago boy died over the weekend after he was accidentally shot in the head while he was watching cartoons. The Chicago Tribune reported that Michael Cattron was watching cartoons on Saturday night with several younger relatives when his 46-year-old father stepped outside to smoke a...

NHL power rankings: Blackhawks rise to the top

Here are this week's power rankings, determined by a blend of recent success and long-term potential. For an explanation of some of the advanced stats used below, check out this primer. On Thursday, the Chicago Tribune's Chric Kuc penned a story about Marian Hossa's recent struggles. Show More Summary

Furry Convention in Chicago-Area Hotel Disrupted by Chlorine Gas Outbreak

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

Video still taken from CBS Chicago via the Chicago Tribune It sounds like the plot of a schlocky police procedural TV drama, but on Saturday night, 19 people wound up in the hospital in the suburbs of Chicago on Sunday after they were...Show More Summary

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