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McCarthy slams Preckwinkle blaming her for rising violence

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McCarthy slams Preckwinkle blaming her for rising violence

McCarthy slams Preckwinkle blaming her for rising violence Leading Mayoral candidate Garry McCarthy today issued a warning to voters about the entry of Toni Preckwinkle into the mayor’s race.  McCarthy declaring, “It is difficult to identify a person more accountable for the wholesale slaughter of African Americans in this city than Toni Preckwinkle.” McCarthy claiming…

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Cicero Police Officer in surgery following gunfight with suspect

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Cicero Police Officer in surgery following gunfight with suspect

Cicero Police Officer in surgery following gunfight with suspect A Cicero Police Officer was seriously injured during a gunfight that occurred on an entrance ramp of the Stevenson Expressway near Cicero Avenue following a routine traffic stop on Thursday evening (Sept. 13, 2018) at around 5:05 pm. The suspect vehicle encountered heavy traffic and came…

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County law would make it harder to pass tax increases

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County law would make it harder to pass tax increases

County law would make it harder to pass tax increases Cook County Commissioners submit bi-partisan amendment to require a two-thirds supermajority vote for any new tax or tax increase Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider and Cook County Commissioners Richard Boykin, Gregg Goslin, John Fritchey, and Sean M. Morrison will submit a bi-partisan amendment to require that…

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60 residents, and pets, rescued from major apartment fire in Cicero

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60 residents, and pets, rescued from major apartment fire in Cicero

60 residents, and pets, rescued from major apartment fire in Cicero Cicero Firefighters rescued 60 residents from a 3-story multi-unit apartment building on the block of 1600 S. 50th Court this morning (Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018) as fire and heavy smoke consumed the building. Two of the residents (one male adult and one female adult,…

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Activists Vow to Continue Fight Against Illinois Voter Suppression

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Activists Vow to Continue Fight Against Illinois Voter Suppression

Activists Vow to Continue Fight Against Illinois Voter Suppression Governor’s Veto Yet Another Reminder: Elections Matter Attention is now focused on the November elections and future legislation to secure elections and fight voter suppression, after Governor Rauner’s veto of SB 2273. The bill would have modified existing law to stop Illinois from sharing voter data…

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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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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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ComEd Prepares for Severe Weather Across Northern Illinois

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ComEd Prepares for Severe Weather Across Northern Illinois

ComEd Prepares for Severe Weather Across Northern Illinois Energy company encourages customers to be safe and report power outages via text or call ComEd is closely monitoring and preparing for severe weather that may affect parts of the northern Illinois region it serves starting Tuesday evening (June 25, 2018). Current forecasts call for heavy rain,…

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National Weather Service issues severe flood warnings near Des Plaines River

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National Weather Service issues severe flood warnings near Des Plaines River

National Weather Service issues severe flood warnings near Des Plaines River Issued by the National Weather Service For Cook County, Illinois RIVER FLOOD WARNING FROM 5:17AM CDT FRI UNTIL 7AM CDT MON THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE DES PLAINES RIVER NEAR DES PLAINES. FROM LATE TONIGHT TO…

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