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More than 1,000 shot in Chicago so far this year

22 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Chicago hit a grim milestone Tuesday, with more than a thousand people shot in the Midwestern US city since the beginning of the year. According to the Chicago Tribune newspaper 1,008 people have been shot in the city — at least 182 fatally — since the beginning of January, a pace...

Disciplinary Hearing for Evanston Librarian

Topic: Employment & Work Stories Librarians Dozens rally for Evanston's only African-American librarian in work dispute according to the The Chicago Tribune. Lesley Williams, head of Adult Services at the library, said she is on paid...Show More Summary

Illinois Tollway Gathers Public Input before Deciding on Huge Increase in Tri-State Project Budget

The Doings (via Chicago Tribune) reports, “More than 100 people attended a meeting... to hear and share input about the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority plan to reconstruct the central portion of the Tri-State tollway.” The meeting,...Show More Summary

Prices May Fall for Trump Tower Condos

Chicago Tribune: “Chicago’s Trump Tower has an unusually large number of condominiums for sale and for rent, and real estate agents predict that a glut of available units in the building may pressure owners to drop their prices. Already renters [...]

1,000 Shot (so far)

Virtually the exact same pattern as last year : The number of people shot in Chicago this year is nearing 1,000 after a violent weekend left seven dead and 31 others wounded, according to data kept by the Tribune.As of Monday morning, at least 992 people had been shot in Chicago this year. Show More Summary

IL Tollway Advances $4 Billion Plan to Widen the Tri-State Tollway

Chicago Tribune reports, “The Illinois Tollway wants to widen the congested central Tri-State, an ambitious plan that began with an idea to rebuild the existing roadway but is now a larger project at more than double the price: $4 billion. Show More Summary

Michael Galajdik comes home

Tom L. sends us a link to the news that F1c Michael Galajdik has come home to Joliet, Illinois. Hondo wrote that his remains had been identified back in February. According to the Chicago Tribune he was laid to his final rest on Saturday; Galajdik, a Navy Fireman 1st Class, will be interred Saturday at […]

Wheaton College Student Dies After Being Struck By Hammer While Volunteering At A Track And Field Competition

A 19-year-old Wheaton College dies after being accidentally struck by a hammer while volunteering at a track and field competition on Saturday in suburban Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune. At around 4:15 p.m. on April 22, Ethan...Show More Summary

20 Years After His Death, a Few Thoughts About Mike Royko

By John L. Micek It was 20 years ago this month that I – along with everyone else in Chicago – woke up to the news that Mike Royko was gone. Sometime in the predawn hours of April 30, that day’s copy of the Chicago Tribune, where Royko had been on staff since 1984, but [...] The post 20 Years After His Death, a Few Thoughts About Mike Royko appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Obama To Give First Post-White House Speech

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Chicago Tribune reports: Former President Barack Obama will return to Chicago on Monday to speak to young people at the University of Chicago, in what will be his first speech since leaving the White House. Obama and young leaders...Show More Summary

"We're At The Mercy Of The Algos"; More News Sites Say Facebook's 'Fake News' Filter Is Killing Traffic

Yesterday we highlighted an article written by the Chicago Tribune's Deputy Editor for Digital News, Kurt Gessler, which provided a fairly compelling set of facts to suggest that Facebook's 'fake news' filter was suppressing the distribution...Show More Summary

Why the Chicago Tribune Is Running Naked Pictures of PETA’s President

Could you eat bacon while pigs and PETA's president stare at you? The post Why the Chicago Tribune Is Running Naked Pictures of PETA’s President appeared first on PETA.

Illinois lawmakers ponder proposal to legalize marijuana

The head of Colorado's Department of Revenue has spoken to a panel of Illinois lawmakers considering a proposal to legalize marijuana in the state. The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2oU15vk ) reports … Click to Continue »

Chicago Tribune Says Facebook Fake News Filter Is Killing It's Traffic

Back in December we wrote about the efforts of Facebook to combat the spread of "fake news" over social media with the introduction of a filter intended to flag 'fake' content so that users wouldn't haven't to go through the hassle of critically analyzing information on their own. Show More Summary

Mother awarded $350K in teenager's killing by Chicago police

The mother of a black teenager killed by Chicago police in July 2013 has been awarded $350,000. The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/2pelyhr ) that a jury awarded the damages Tuesday … Click to Continue »

Will IL Tollway’s Route 53 Project Every Break Ground?

News-Sun (Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune) takes a run at the, writing, “But even without taking sides, it’s fair to say that momentum on the Route 53 project — to use a generic name for what would actually be a Route 53 extension from...Show More Summary

Federal Court Issues TRO that Stops Construction on Kane County (IL) Longmeadow Project (Bumblee Species at Risk)

The Courier-News (via Chicago Tribune) reports that a federal court issued a temporary restraining order against the Kane County Department of Transportation on April 17 that temporarily stopped construction of the latest phase of the Longmeadow Parkway highway and toll bridge project. Show More Summary

Jury awards $350,000 in teen's fatal Chicago police shooting

Jurors have awarded $350,000 in damages in a lawsuit brought by the mother of a black teen fatally shot by Chicago police. The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/2pelyhr ) the jury … Click to Continue »

Police torture claims overwhelm Illinois investigation panel

The Illinois panel tasked with reviewing claims of police torture is overwhelmed with claims and is short on funding, especially with state budget impasse. The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2pqdolS ) reports … Click to Continue »

A closer look at the story of Jesus’ resurrection

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A Closer Look At The Story Of Jesus’ Resurrection Brent Landau, University of Texas at Austin In 1998, Lee Strobel, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune and a graduate of Yale Law School, published “The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus.” Strobel...

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