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Cubs' Javier Baez is among the best players Joe Maddon has managed
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 21:10

Cubs manager Joe Maddon paused for a few seconds before answering if Javier Baez was the best player he’s ever managed.

“Back then (in 2015), he was a mental mistake waiting to happen, just based on energy and youth,� Maddon said Wednesday. “He’s under control a bit.�

As of now, Maddon said Baez...

Texas executes convicted ringleader in racist dragging death of James Byrd
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 20:35

An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was executed Wednesday in Texas for the dragging death of a black man.

John William King, who was white, received lethal injection for the slaying nearly 21 years ago of James Byrd Jr., who was chained to the...

Southwest Side veterinarian had soft spot for police dogs and homeless pets
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 20:05

Diane Lauer still remembers the day she brought her 5-year-old Shetland Sheepdog Sarah to see Dr. LaVerne De Leon Munsayac at the Midway Veterinary Clinic on Chicago’s South Side.

The dog had acute pancreatitis, Lauer said. “She was so sick I had to carry her outside to do her business.�


Prosecutors play recording of grand jury testimony at perjury trial of Dorothy Brown's former top aide
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:55

Secret grand jury testimony involving a federal bribes-for-jobs probe of Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown’s office got a rare public airing Wednesday in the trial of a former high-ranking Brown aide accused of lying under oath to protect her boss.

Jurors listened intently as an audio...

Oswego student charged with disorderly conduct after concerns about list shared on social media
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:40

A 15-year-old student has been charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly creating a list of names of fellow Oswego East High School students that raised concerns after it was spread on social media.

The list was made on Sunday and shared on social media, causing students and parents to be...

Psychological report among dozens of long-sealed documents in Jason Van Dyke case made public
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:35

“Time froze� for Jason Van Dyke as he fired 16 shots at Laquan McDonald, the then-Chicago police officer told a psychologist in 2016 as he prepared for his murder trial.

Van Dyke told Dr. Laurence Miller that he was “not that good a shot with the handgun� and thought the shots may have been missing...

Mayor Emanuel offers to help negotiations in CSO musicians' strike
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:15

As the Chicago Symphony Orchestra strike stretched into its seventh week, musicians held a press conference in front of Symphony Center on Wednesday morning asking management to return to the bargaining table.

And later in the day Mayor Rahm Emanuel offered to assist.

“For more than 125 years,...

Family of woman killed by stolen van in Chicago police chase awarded $21 million
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:15

The family of a 37-year-old woman who was killed by a stolen van being pursued by Chicago police during a high-speed chase through Englewood in 2015 will receive more than $21 million from the city of Chicago, attorneys for the family announced Wednesday.

Late Tuesday afternoon, a jury reached...

Kane County committee recommends bond sale to fund new $10 million morgue, coroner's office
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:00

Kane County is taking preliminary steps toward financing, designing and building a $10 million building for the coroner’s office and morgue on the Judicial Center Campus in St. Charles.

Finance and Budget Committee members approved a resolution Wednesday authorizing the county staff to develop...

Chicago schools inspector general suggests charter schools are underreporting cases of sexual misconduct
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 18:30

Dozens of Chicago Public Schools workers are barred from classrooms, face criminal charges or termination for alleged sexual misconduct against students — but a top district investigator fears city charter schools might fall short on reporting allegations against adults on their campuses.

CPS Inspector...

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