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‘This is not the time for peace.’ Chicago protester who traveled to Ferguson

On one corner of a battered stretch of West Florissant Avenue, the epicenter of ongoing protests, young men pull dark scarves up over their mouths and lob molotov cocktails at police from behind makeshift barricades built of bricks and wood planks. They call the gasoline-filled bottles “poor man’s bombs.” The young men yell expletives and,… Read More »

Worker Dies in Chicago Construction Accident

A construction worker has died from injuries after a recent construction accident on the Near North Side of Chicago. The worker, 46-year-old David Varga from Lockport, was at a construction site on the 1400 block of North Ogden Avenue when a concrete wall fell directly on him. He was taken directly to Northwestern Memorial Hospital,… Read More »

Barneys New York to pay $525,000 in racial profiling settlement

Barneys New York has agreed to pay $525,000 to settle a lawsuit over claims that it targeted black and Latino customers for credit-card fraud checks and surveillance while they shopped in its luxury clothing stores, city officials said on Monday. The lawsuit followed claims last fall that the store falsely accused two African-American customers of credit… Read More »

Medication Errors Leave Patients in the Dark

According to a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine report, patients are often not told when a hospital makes a mistake with their medications. The research indicates that hospitals inform patients about a medication error in only 2 percent of occurrences. Therefore, it’s important to remain vigilant about what you are given when you are… Read More »

What To Do After A Slip And Fall

According to the National Safety Council, falls are a major cause of unintentional injury in the United States, leading to nearly 8.9 million emergency room visits annually. Falls can be particularly harmful for older individuals — the number of fall deaths among senior citizens outnumbers that of all other age groups by a ratio of… Read More »

Ex-cop accused of planting drugs might wind up back on force

                           A former Chicago cop caught up in a “hare-brained” scheme to plant drugs and a gun in a suburban woman’s car — a scheme that led to a $375,000 city payout — may soon get his job back. Slawomir Plewa could be back on the streets, even though the Chicago Police Department is fighting… Read More »

NCAA settles concussion suits for $75M

The NCAA has agreed to pay a total of $75 million and cover costs to diagnose concussion-related illnesses in a settlement with current and former athletes filed today in Chicago’s federal court. The collegiate body will also implement a new “return-to-play” policy for concussed athletes. Pending a judge’s approval, the settlement with athletes who sued… Read More »

Chicago-Area Bicyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

A local bicyclist was struck and killed by a silver sedan in a hit-and-run accident earlier this month. Jeffrey Schultz, 40, lived just around the corner from the scene of the accident in Forest Park and was riding home at around 11 p.m. Neighbors say that Schultz, who worked as an architect for OfficeMax and… Read More »

DCFS sued over the ‘torture’ death of girl, 8.

The family of an 8-year-old girl found beaten and strangled in her Austin home are suing the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, claiming the agency failed to protect her from abuse that amounted to “torture.” Gizzell Ford was found dead in her family’s home in the 5200 block of West Adams Street last… Read More »

Chicago Woman Killed in Train Accident

A Union Pacific Northwest Train recently ran over and killed a pedestrian on the tracks near Arlington Park in Chicago. The woman was examined by the Cook County medical examiner and identified as 34-year-old Barbara Scoglietti, a local resident. She was struck at around 7:30 a.m. and pronounced dead at the scene less than a… Read More »

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