Saturday, May 26, 2018
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...
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...
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...

The Homeless Encampments Of Chicago

Commentary: The Homeless Encampments Of Chicago Source - Lloyd DeGrane and Kari Lydersen of the Chicago Tribune Homeless - A Diverse community lives in the South Loop — with riverfront property just blocks from glitzy shopping districts. The residents know their neighbors, 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...
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...
homeless

Chicago Mayor Makes Move To Help Homeless

Emanuel makes moves to help homeless; critics still boo Source - Chicago Tribune For Mayor Rahm Emanuel, tackling the tricky politics of Chicago's homeless problem amounts to a no-win situation. Tagged with the "Mayor 1 Percent" nickname by his harshest critics, the...
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...
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...
repeals

Chicago Repeals Ban On Plastic Bags

Source: NBC 5 Chicago Chicago Repeals Plastic Bag Ban, Delays Tax: Report The city of Chicago says it will issue repeals on its plastic bag ban effective Jan. 1, 2017 and will delay its new bag tax until Feb. 1, the...

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...