Friday, August 17, 2018
murder

Chicago Homicides Are Highest in 20 Years: 701 So Far

Source: Sputnik News Chicago Murder Count Highest in 20 years; 701 Recorded So Far Chicago continues to break records for violence this year, reaching another milestone at the end of last month by recording its 701st homicide. There were fewer than...
hastert

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Sexually Abused 4 Teens

Dennis Hastert accused of sexual abuse by at least 4, sources say Source - Christy Gutowsky and Jeff Coen of Chicago Tribune For months, federal authorities have hinted at the motive behind the hush-money payments former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert...
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...
police

Protesters Occupy Chicago Police Black Site

Source: Zach Stafford of The Guardian UK Chicago protesters occupy Homan Square for eighth day to demand closure Protesters in Chicago are occupying a secretive detention and police facility for the eighth consecutive day to demand its closure and lobby for...
gang

Social Media Is Fueling Gang Wars In Chicago

Source: Wired Public Enemies: Social Media Is Fueling Gang Wars in Chicago Just about any teenager in Chicago today can tell you the story of Chief Keef and Lil JoJo, two rappers from the South Side neighborhood of Englewood whose songs...
lead

24 Chicago Schools Have Lead Contaminated Water

Source: Chicago Sun Times Test Results: Here 24 Chicago Schools Have Lead Contaminated Water Twenty-four Chicago Public Schools have elevated levels of lead in their drinking water, the district said Wednesday, confirming the addition of a Southwest Side Elementary School to a...
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...
springfield

Worst of Springfield Sewers, Roads Being Repaired

Worst of Springfield sewers, roads being repaired Source - State Journal Register Spring’s arrival means Springfield residents can expect roads to be torn up or closed off for various reasons. Crews have been doing subterranean work along Monroe Street recently, part of...
forensic

Proposal Could Hide Forensic Failures From Public

Source - Chuck Goudie and Ann Pistone of ABC 7 I-Team For more information on this legislation, click here. PROPOSAL COULD HIDE FORENSIC FAILURES FROM PUBLIC CHICAGO (WLS) -- Nine months after the I-Team uncovered a pattern of forensic failures in the Illinois State...
fireworks

500lbs Of Fireworks Stolen From Chicago Freight Train

Fireworks stolen from freight train from Chicago Source - CBS News FIREWORKS - Federal law enforcement investigators are searching in at least three states for more than 500 pounds of explosives stolen from a CSX train, CBS News has learned. CBS News Justice Department...

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...