|What a federal government shutdown would mean in Chicago|
Friday, 19 January 2018 13:45
You could still fly out of O’Hare or Midway. Your mail would show up. And you wouldn’t be turned away from a Veterans Administration hospital or clinic.
But if the federal government partially shuts down beginning Saturday, an array of services in the Chicago area would grind to a halt. And thousands...
|After racist Snapchats, northwest suburban schools vow to eliminate all hate speech|
Friday, 19 January 2018 13:45
In response to Snapchat videos in which students tossed out racial slurs, Township High School District 113 Superintendent Christopher Dignam is pushing to eliminate the "n" word and all hate speech from use at Highland Park and Deerfield high schools.
Dignam said he realizes there may be a mixed...
|Kris Dunn’s nasty fall concussed him, dislocated two teeth and created an upheaval at point guard|
Friday, 19 January 2018 13:35
Jerian Grant will start. Zach LaVine, Denzel Valentine and G League call-up Ryan Arcidiacono need to be ready.
And the Bulls hope never again to see video of Kris Dunn’s nasty fall that concussed him, dislocated his two front teeth and created the current upheaval at point guard.
“Tough to watch,”...
|Chicago's best vegetarian, vegan and plant-based foods|
Friday, 19 January 2018 13:34
Food writer and authority Michael Pollan is well-known for his simple diet advice: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” For our daily gallery during our month of Craving: Smart Eating, the Food & Dining team is avoiding diet fads and trends, opting instead to err on the side of Pollan's easy-to-follow...
|Kanye West, Kim Kardashian name baby Chicago West|
Friday, 19 January 2018 13:25
Rapper Kanye West hasn't lived in Chicago for years, but the city is still close to his heart. He and wife Kim Kardashian named their newborn daughter Chicago West.
Kardashian announced the name Friday on her app and Twitter. Chicago West — nicknamed “Chi” — was 7 pounds, 6 ounces when she was...
|Woman carjacked at gunpoint while waiting to pick up grandchildren at Portage Park school|
Friday, 19 January 2018 13:20
A woman waiting to pick up her two grandchildren was carjacked at gunpoint while parked at a grade school in Portage Park on the Northwest Side, according to the school and Chicago police.
The woman, 72, was sitting in her car at St. John's Lutheran School in the 4900 block of West Montrose Drive...
|Torture was 'severe, pervasive, prolonged' in house where California parents starved their 13 children|
Friday, 19 January 2018 13:18
They were starved and shackled to their beds, sometimes for months. They were beaten and choked. They were given scant medical care, often denied use of a toilet and allowed to shower but once a year. They lived mostly at night, out of sight of neighbors, and knew virtually nothing of the outside...
|Elmwood Park woman found dead after a week in snow-covered car; no foul play suspected: police|
Friday, 19 January 2018 13:14
No foul play is suspected in the death of a woman in her 60s found Friday morning in her snow-covered car outside her Elmwood Park home, police said.
The woman, who has not been identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office, appeared to have gotten into her car on the driveway on the...
|Congress likely heading toward a government shutdown|
Friday, 19 January 2018 08:26
A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported.
Democrats in the Senate have served notice they will...
|Congressman channels internet conspiracy theory in claiming 'credible evidence' links Las Vegas gunman to ISIS, Mexican border|
Friday, 19 January 2018 07:52
Between the ticking clock on a government shutdown and a growing White House sex scandal, there was plenty of news to discuss on cable television on Thursday night. Fox News's Tucker Carlson, however, devoted airtime last night to update viewers on developments in the October 1 mass shooting in...