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Man Dies After Peeing On ‘L’ Tracks In Evanston

An Indiana man died overnight, after coming into contact with the electrified third rail as he urinated on the Purple Line ‘L’ tracks in Evanston.more

3 years ago | CBS 2 | Permalink

Report: Loyola May Close A Block Of Kenmore Avenue Permanently

Loyola University may permanently close a block-long stretch of Kenmore Avenue just south of campus, and some students are not happy about it. more

3 years ago | CBS 2 | Permalink

City Officials And Mental Health Advocates Continue Stand Off In Chicago

From partly undoing cuts for branch library hours to extending the school day seven – not seven and a half – hours, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has scaled back major policy changes in response to public criticism. Thus far, this is not the case with the city’s plan to... more

3 years ago | Progress Illinois | Permalink

Police Search For Would-Be Abductors In Rogers Park

Families in the Rogers Park neighborhood are being told to keep an eye out, as police search for two men who tried to abduct multiple children – the youngest just 4 years old.more

3 years ago | CBS 2 | Permalink

Gang Diversity in Rogers Park

The ethnic makeup of gangs in Rogers Park is as mixed as the neighborhood itself, a police audit finds.... more

3 years ago | Gaper's Block | Permalink

Buzz About Helicopters

Blackhawk and Little Bird helicopters engaged in a military training exercise downtown darted through the streets with no lights on, stirring up a flurry of tweets and videos from confused Loop workers and residents.... more

3 years ago | Gaper's Block | Permalink

Impact of Mental Health Clinic Closures Already Felt: Activists

Mental health proponents are not backing down, and they say word that patients have been turned away from the services they need only add fuel to their fire. more

3 years ago | NBC-5 | Permalink

Is Your Neighborhood Hip Enough For A Bike Rental?

West Side alderman Jason Ervin rightly complains that the city's bike rental program will only serve neighborhoods close to the lake. more

3 years ago | NBC-5 | Permalink

Man gets 15 years in semi-pro football player’s murder

One of three men accused of murdering a semi-pro football player pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Devonte Lamb pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and was sentenced to 15 years in prison, according to Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokesman... more

3 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

Opinion: Did Overturning The Handgun Law Lead to More Shootings?

Opinion: It's hard to believe it's a coincidence that the Chicago murder rate spiked after the Supreme Court overturned the city's handgun ban. Photo Credit: AP more

3 years ago | NBC-5 | Permalink

Protests Against Mental Health Clinic Closings Intensify (VIDEO)

From Christmas Carols calling Rahm Emanuel a Grinch to a proposal that the city pay for mental health care through raising the yacht mooring tax, the Mental Health Movement coalition has spent months energetically fighting the city’s... more

3 years ago | Progress Illinois | Permalink

Mental Health Movement Occupation Leads To Arrests, Protesters Vow More Actions

News links:  Huffington Post In protest of the planned closings of six Chicago mental health care clinics, advocates and community residents occupied the Woodlawn clinic on the city's South Side. Though 23 were arrested yesterday ,... more

3 years ago | Progress Illinois | Permalink

23 arrested protesting planned closure of Woodlawn Mental Health Center

Police arrested about two dozen people who barricaded themselves inside the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic on the city's South Side to protest its planned closing. more

3 years ago | Chicago Tribune | Permalink

Mayor Rahm's bananas about the longer school day

If you recall, I valiantly tried to save Mayor Emanuel from the mess he got himself into when he unilaterally declared that, from here on out, the public school children of Chicago would have to wear their underwear on the outside of their clothes. ... more

3 years ago | Chicago Reader | Permalink

Chicago police add new efforts to fight gang violence

The Chicago Police Department is trying new strategies to fight gang violence. more

3 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink