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Harlem Avenue closed because of large bakery fire at 84th Street

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Harlem Avenue closed because of large bakery fire at 84th Street

Harlem Avenue closed because of large bakery fire at 84th Street 5:10 pm Tuesday July 17, 2018 The Bridgeview Police Department has ordered Harlem Avenue closed in both directions around 84th Street at the scene of a major fire. Police officials urged motorists not to approach the intersection and suggested that they detour along 79th…

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Governor vetos bill that would restrict interstate voting checks

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Governor vetos bill that would restrict interstate voting checks

Governor vetos bill that would restrict interstate voting checks Veto of Bill No.: SB 2273. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner released the following statement in vetoing SB 2273 which would prohibit interstate checking of voter registration Today I veto Senate Bill 2273 from the 100th General Assembly, which would limit the State of Illinois to participation in…

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Rauner vetos bill to reorganize Metro East Sanitary District

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Rauner vetos bill to reorganize Metro East Sanitary District

Rauner vetos bill to reorganize Metro East Sanitary District Gov. Rauner vetoes SB 2368. Stops manipulation of local government balance of power, in St. Louis region. Gov. Bruce Rauner today vetoed Senate Bill 2368, saying it was a politically motivated attempt to undercut the good work of the Metro East Sanitary District (MESD) Board of Commissioners….

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McCarthy Statement on Recent Police-Involved Shooting

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McCarthy Statement on Recent Police-Involved Shooting

McCarthy Statement on Recent Police-Involved Shooting Former Chicago Police Superintendent and Candidate for Mayor of Chicago Garry McCarthy issued this statement on rising violence in the City of Chicago: “These kinds of shooting incidents are a tragedy. As a city, we all lose when they occur. I offer my condolence to the victim’s family. At…

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Cicero hosts day of prayer to fight street gangs

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Cicero hosts day of prayer to fight street gangs

Cicero hosts Day of Prayer to fight street gangs This is the 7th year of what has become an annual summer tradition for this “Day of Prayer in Cicero” which has helped bring the community together and succeed in overcoming the violence of street gangs. Local church leaders and community members joined with the Town…

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Pfleger publicity stunts do nothing to stop violence

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Pfleger publicity stunts do nothing to stop violence

Pfleger publicity stunts do nothing to stop violence Father Plfeger organized a protest of community residents and activists to block traffic on the Dan Ryan Expressway recently to protest increasing gang violence. But are the protests good for the community or his own personal interests. What he should be doing is helping residents to stand…

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Term limits undermine the rights of voters to choose

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Term limits undermine the rights of voters to choose

Term limits undermine the rights of voters to choose The push to impose term limits isn’t being done by the voters or the public. It’s being led by political candidates who just can’t seem to take control of government because they lack the support of the majority of voters. Term limits are wrong because it…

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Beware of Bats and rabies, found in Illinois

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Beware Of Bats And Exposure To Rabies in Illinois 17 bats tested positive for rabies As bats become more active, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reminding people to beware of potentially rabid bats and other animals.  So far this year, 17 bats have tested positive for rabies. “People can receive preventive treatment…

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Chicago Cultural Alliance offers wide range of ethnic programs

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Chicago Cultural Alliance offers wide range of ethnic programs

Chicago Cultural Alliance offers wide range of ethnic programs As usual, we have a ton of events for you to enjoy all around Chicago. Our online event listing is chock full of events hand picked just for you, including exhibitions, concerts, film screenings, workshops, and more! It’s been hot out, so we’re taking a quick…

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Texas ranked as top state for business in CNBC study

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Texas ranked as top state for business in CNBC study

Texas ranked as top state for business in CNBC study CNBC Special Correspondent Scott Cohn Revealed America’s Top Five States for Business Today on CNBC CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today unveiled the results of its twelfth annual list of America’s Top States for Business with Texas taking the number one position.  The Lone Star…

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Orland Park High school junior publishes SciFi novel

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Orland Park High school junior publishes SciFi novel

Orland Park High school junior publishes SciFi novel Orland Park High school junior Aaron Hanania published his first SciFi novel this month, a tale involving a science experiment that has gone wrong. Hanania, 17, said he was inspired to write the book because of his love for writing. A straight A honor student for almost…

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Hurley Celebrates Special Olympics’ 50th Anniversary

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Hurley Celebrates Special Olympics’ 50th Anniversary

Hurley Celebrates Special Olympics’ 50th Anniversary With July marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of Special Olympics, state Rep. Fran Hurley, D-Chicago, a board member of Special Olympics Illinois, is highlighting the organization’s legacy and commitment to transforming the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. “Special Olympics brings athletes of all ages and abilities…

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