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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...
Sep 18, 2019
A proposal to ban the sales of electronic cigarettes and the cartridges of liquid used to fill them in Chicago was introduced Wednesday in the City...
Sep 13, 2019
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Sep 11, 2019
The number of victims of violent crime in the United States rose by 20% from 2015 to 2018, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reported Tuesday. Among people 12 or older, according to the bureau’s National Crime Victimization Survey, the number of victims of crimes other than homicide rose from 2.7...
Sep 10, 2019
Starting in January, all businesses in Illinois — including restaurants and bars — will have to provide workplace sexual harassment prevention trainings for employees. Earlier this month, lawmakers in Springfield approved Senate Bill 75 (the Sexual Harassment Victim Representation Act) which mandates businesses to offer the trainings annually. Failure could...
Aug 29, 2019
The number of people killed in crashes caused by drivers running red lights reached a 10-year high in 2017, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.   The study found 939 people died in 2017 as a result of someone ignoring a red light, up...
Aug 23, 2019
Illinois schools are now allowed to have emergency kits on hand for diabetic students suffering from low blood sugar. The state is the first in the nation to pass undesignated glucagon legislation on Monday, August 19 and a nurse at Glenview Middle School in East Moline hopes the rest of...
Aug 22, 2019
Illinois on Wednesday became the second state to prohibit landlords from evicting tenants solely because they’re living in the U.S. illegally. The measure Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law also prohibits landlords from reporting or threatening to report tenants’ immigration status to authorities in order to intimidate them, or...
Aug 20, 2019
The Trump administration is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hold that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not bar discrimination against transgender employees on the basis of their gender identity. In a petition for a writ of certiorari filed Friday, the U.S. Justice Department asked...
Aug 14, 2019
Willowbrook and three of its neighboring communities are considering jointly acquiring the Sterigenics property in Willowbrook. Burr Ridge, Darien and Willowbrook have passed a resolution to study the possibility, and Hinsdale will vote on the resolution in...