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Get ready, Illinois, for the government you chose
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 December 2018 17:10

New year, new governor, new legislature. Among Illinois Democrats, there’s a thrill of excitement only Chris Matthews’ leg during a Barack Obama speech could appreciate.

In January, Democrats will increase their control of Illinois, Cook County and suburban governments. In the Illinois House, Democrats...


Consistent 4-man pressure forced Packers QB Aaron Rodgers into one of his worst games vs. the Bears
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 December 2018 17:10

In securing the NFC North title and a playoff berth, the Bears extinguished the Packers’ faint hopes.

They did it by forcing Aaron Rodgers into a rare bad game in the rivalry, preventing him from completing the kind of off-schedule throws that have been back-breakers for the Bears far too many...


Man dies after being hit by CTA train at Belmont 'L' station in Lakeview, police say
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 December 2018 16:55

A man was killed when he was hit by a CTA “L” train Monday morning at the Belmont Avenue station in Lakeview, disrupting service for more than two hours, officials said.

The man was struck by a Red Line train a little before 8 a.m. and was taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic...


Woman accused of supporting ISIS seeks release for mental health treatment
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 December 2018 16:55

A former Elkhart woman accused of supporting Islamic State fighters wants to be released before trial to receive treatment for trauma that “continues to torment her,” court records show.

Samantha Elhasanni “is desperately in need of mental health treatment” that she’s been unable to receive while...


Man robs McDonald's in Cary after gaining entrance via a drive-thru window, police say
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 December 2018 16:40

A man climbed through a drive-thru window and robbed a McDonald’s restaurant in northwest suburban Cary early Monday, police said.

About 2 a.m., the robber climbed through the window of the McDonald’s at 678 Northwest Highway. He demanded money from the register and was given an unknown amount...


Paul Vallas drops challenge to Garry McCarthy ballot signatures in Chicago mayor's race
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 December 2018 15:45

Ex-police Superintendent Garry McCarthy’s path to appear on the mayoral ballot was cleared Monday when onetime Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas dropped his objections to the former top cop’s nominating petition signatures.

Vallas released a statement saying he was withdrawing the challenge...


No drones yet, so Amazon needs delivery guys. Lots of delivery guys.
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 December 2018 15:40

Jeff Bezos captured the world's imagination when he appeared on CBS's "60 Minutes" in 2013 and pledged to fill the skies with package delivery drones.

Five years on, Amazon.com’s chief executive officer is betting on decidedly more terrestrial technology: drivers. As in real people. Tens of thousands...


Blackhawks need to let Corey Crawford heal and work on getting better themselves
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 December 2018 15:40

The sight on the ice was jarring, then nauseating.

Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford lay on his back, his hands pulled to his head, moments after a high-speed collision with teammate Dylan Strome.

It came as no surprise when coach Jeremy Colliton revealed after Sunday’s game that Crawford had suffered...


New airport security screening technology coming to O'Hare
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 December 2018 12:59

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is getting new security scanners that eventually could allow passengers to leave liquids in their carry-on bags.

The new computed tomography scanners produce three-dimensional images that Transportation Security Administration agents can view from different...


As heart transplants become ‘proven therapy,’ Northwestern Memorial sets record
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 December 2018 12:30

Northwestern Memorial Hospital announced Monday that it’s broken a 23-year-old record for the most heart transplants performed at an Illinois hospital in one year.

With less than two weeks left in 2018, Northwestern doctors have transplanted 54 hearts this year, beating the previous record of 45...


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