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Oct 9, 2019
An Illinois state appellate panel affirmed a jury’s $3.5 million verdict against the Chicago Board of Education on Friday over its liability for a young man’s death at a high school basketball game hosted by a public university. The family of the slain young man is represented by Mike Rathsack...
Oct 9, 2019
Data from a 2017 analysis reveals that in Chicago there were:   Total traffic fatalities: 147 Percentage of total traffic fatalities who were...
Oct 7, 2019
With a possible teachers’ strike only 10 days away, Mayor Lori Lightfoot accused the Chicago Teachers Union of not providing the Chicago Public Schools with a detailed contract proposal to counter the offers the district has made over the last several months. “I’m concerned that CTU leadership is not exhibiting...
Oct 2, 2019
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which first began in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country. Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. It’s not just...
Oct 1, 2019
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Sep 25, 2019
In September 2018, when the Cook County Board of Commissioners outlawed placing children younger than 13 in the county’s juvenile jail, advocates cheered the move. One group put out a press release in which Democratic Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin said the ordinance would “prevent young children from being scarred...
Sep 24, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration is again expanding its recall of widely prescribed blood pressure drugs due to contamination with a cancer-linked chemical. Monday’s announcement targets an additional five lots of the generic drug losartan made by Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited. The lots include losartan potassium tablets and losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets. The recalled lots contain trace amounts of N-methylnitrosobutyric...
Sep 23, 2019
Authorities say someone who was involved in a fight between two groups of youths outside a downtown Indianapolis shopping mall overnight opened fire and wounded six people before he fled the scene. Police said Sunday that the shooting happened about 11 p.m. Saturday along a street near the Circle Centre...
Sep 20, 2019
Nurses at University of Chicago Medical Center — 2,200 of them — went on strike at 7 a.m. Friday, the first strike in the history of the 618-bed hospital, one of Chicago’s largest and most prestigious.   Nurses will not return to the medical center until Wednesday because the hospital...
Sep 19, 2019
Reports of serious crimes on the CTA rail system have doubled since 2015 even as ridership declined and such crimes rose only slightly citywide, according to a Tribune analysis of Chicago police data. At the same time, the arrest rate for these “L”-related crimes has dropped, suggesting that even as...