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  • a Death Taxa a compelling tale of family responsibility

    That prophetic pronouncement from an aging grande dame in declining health comes early in Lucas Hnath's "Death Tax," a lean, provocative drama about money, mortality and family in a Chicago premiere at Lookingglass Theatre. The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Daily Herald, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 07:01 AM
  • Former city of Chicago official sentenced

    A one-time deputy chief of staff to former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has been sentenced to five years' probation for a scheme in which he cashed checks made out to a charity, then pocketed part of the money. At Thursday's sentencing in Chicago, a federal judge cited Gene Lee's decades helping his community in choosing not to give the 65-year-old prison time. WAND-TV Decatur, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 05:50 AM
  • Gang leader gets 35 years in murders of off-duty police officer, woman.

    A high-ranking leader of the Traveling Vice Lords street gang who directed a violent west side drug-trafficking conspiracy was sentenced today to 35 years in federal prison after a judge ruled that he "very likely" murdered an off-duty Chicago police detective and a woman in August 2008. The defendant, JASON AUSTIN, 32, also known as "J Rock," of Chicago, a "5 Star Universal" TVL with seven prior felony convictions, was convicted of federal narcotics charges in February 2012 after a trial in U.S. District Court. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 06:33 PM
  • Summit sex offender charged with approaching children near school

    A registered sex offender from Summit was arrested last week after he was observed talking to several young children outside of St. Rene Elementary School in the 6300 block of South New England Avenue in Chicago, police said. Karl Trujillo, of the 7300 block of West Archer Avenue, was charged after approaching the children about 3 p.m. Sept. Des Plaines Valley News, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 02:05 PM
  • Third Suspect Arrested In Murder Of Retired Police Sergeant

    Nicholas Heisler, 20, was arrested in Indiana for the murder of Elmer Brown and is awaiting extradition, a Chicago Police source confirmed Thursday morning. Authorities do not expect him to arrive in Illinois for a few days. CBS Local, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 11:00 AM
  • Chicago Cop Dismissed After Pulling Gun on Cabbie

    A Chicago police detective convicted of a crime is fighting to keep his job. A jury convicted John Killackey of assaulting a cab driver and refusing to pay the fare. NBC Chicago, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 11:23 AM
  • Apple fanatics camp out to answer the iPhone's call

    Marc Cain and four of his work colleagues were first in line outside the Apple Store on the Magnificent Mile Friday morning. The group had set up camp - complete with sleeping bags - about 2 p.m. Wednesday, nearly two full days before the two new iPhone models went on sale. Chicago Sun-Times, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 11:22 AM
  • Conference on Understanding Mental Health Being Held at PSC Oct. 23

    Mental illness is very prevalent today, impacting people of all ages. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one in five American adults face a mental health issue, one in 10 young people have grappled with a period of major depression, and one in 20 Americans live with a serious mental illness., Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 10:33 AM
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