Monday, September 25, 2017
violence

Chicago Sees Sharp Rise In Violence and Murder

Chicago’s staggering rise in gun violence and killings Source - Washington Post VIOLENCE - The Chicago Police Department has been under a national microscope since video footage, released last year, showed one of its officers firing more than a dozen bullets...
disaster

Governor Rauner Approval Rating at 50 Percent

Poll: Half of Illinoisans Disapprove of Rauner’s Job Performance Source - NBC Chicago A new poll shows that 50 percent of Illinois residents disapprove of Gov. Bruce Rauner's job performance as the state's governor. The poll, which was conducted by the Paul...
complaints

Report: Chicago Police Show Disregard For Minorities

Report blasts Chicago PD's treatment of minorities Source - Dean Reynolds of CBS News CHICAGO -- An independent review of the Chicago police has found disregard for African-Americans who, the report says, are often stopped without justification, physically abused and detained...
loop

Alderman Pushes for Medical Marijuana in Loop

Source - Tom Schuba of NBC Chicago An ordinance proposed by Ald. Ed Burke that looks to change zoning regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries in Chicago’s Loop cleared a City Council committee Tuesday. The Loop is organized into four separate zoning...

New Top Cop’s Fiancee Under Investigation

New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating Source - DNAInfo.com THE LOOP — Mayor Rahm Emanuel's newly appointed interim top cop Eddie Johnson's fiancee is a Chicago Police lieutenant named in an investigation into alleged cheating on the department's lieutenant's...

CPS Announces 3 Furlough Days for Employees

The unpaid days are expected to save the district $30 million, officials said. Source - NBC Chicago Chicago Public Schools announced Thursday that the district will furlough employees for three days this year. The unpaid days are expected to save the district...
restaurant

Less Than Half Of Chicago Restaurants Received Required Inspections

Source: Tom Negovan of WGN News Less than half of Chicago restaurants received required inspections, report finds A scathing report out Tuesday from the city’s Inspector General on Chicago restaurant inspections finds that well under half received the inspections required by law, and...
durbin

Senator Durbin: Illinois Higher Ed at “Breaking Point”

Durbin Warns Illinois Higher Education Has Reached 'Breaking Point' Amid Budget Impasse Source - NBC Chicago U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin joined a group of advocates for higher education at the University of Illinois Springfield to address the effects of Illinois’ financial...

Thousands Of Chicago Parking Tickets Issued Incorrectly

Source: Pam Zekman of CBS Local 2 Investigates Thousands Of Parking Tickets Issued Incorrectly In Chicago CHICAGO (CBS) — Nearly 3,300 parking tickets have been dismissed in the city over the past two years because they were incorrectly issued, CBS 2 Investigator...
illinois

Illinois Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Legalize Cannabis

Source: Illinois Policy Illinois Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Legalize Cannabis An Illinois lawmaker has filed legislation to legalize marijuana use, manufacture and distribution in the state, treating the substance like alcohol. State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, filed an amendment to House Bill...

BREAKING NEWS

Sarahah Quietly Uploads Your Entire Address Book

Source: The Intercept Hit App Sarahah Quietly Uploads Your Entire Address Book Sarahah, an app that lets people sign up to receive anonymized, candid messages, has...