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CTA says 'small group' of customers was hit by Ventra app issues
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 16:20

Users of Ventra, the system of reloadable cards for rides on public transportation, took to social media Monday complaining of glitches on both Ventra’s app and website.

A spokesman with the Chicago Transit Authority declined to answer questions on the phone Monday, instead issuing a brief statement...

Gary teachers, principal appeal proposed firing after handing out 'most annoying' award to autistic student: official
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 15:25

Three Bailly Preparatory Academy teachers and a principal in Gary are appealing a decision to fire them after a autistic boy and female classmate were given “most annoying� trophies last month.

Special education teacher Alexis Anderson-Harper has requested to meet with Emergency Manager Pete Morikis...

Northwest Side activists challenge community policing rally, fundraiser scheduled for Juneteenth
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 15:15

A Northwest Side community group is asking city officials to reschedule a rally and community policing fundraiser scheduled for Wednesday, which also happens to be Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

T-shirts and signs branded with the sayings, “Support...

A new visitor center is planned for Frank Lloyd Wright's Oak Park Home and Studio
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 15:10

Thousands of visitors flock to Oak Park to see where architect Frank Lloyd Wright developed his renowned Prairie style, but there’s not a proper gateway to greet them.

That may be about to change. The Chicago-based nonprofit that owns and manages Wright’s Home and Studio on Monday announced plans...

Former Bears quarterback Josh McCown retires after 16 seasons in the NFL
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 14:56

Josh McCown was sometimes the starting quarterback, often the backup— and always among the most-respected and well-liked players in whatever locker room he was in.

And there were many.

McCown, who turns 40 on July 4, wrote in a piece for The Players’ Tribune posted Monday that he is retiring from...

7 things to know about the Cubs-Sox City Series, including whatever happened to the BP Cup and WGN-TV's swan song
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 14:50

There is at least one thing that brings White Sox fans and Cubs fans together: The city series.

The Cubs host the Sox Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Then it shifts to Guaranteed Rate Field on July 6 and 7.

Here are a few things you might want to know about the crosstown games.

1. Whatever happened...

Pete Buttigieg returns to South Bend from campaign trail after man killed by police
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 13:14

A police officer fatally shot a black man in South Bend, Indiana, leading Mayor Pete Buttigieg to return home early from a presidential campaign trip to address the public and reach out to community members.

The shooting happened early Sunday after someone called police to report a suspicious person...

Wisconsin man guilty of not reporting fatal Zion hit-and-run
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 13:00

After more than a day of deliberations, a Lake County jury has found a Kenosha man guilty of two felonies in a Zion hit-and-run crash that killed a 19-year-old and seriously injured the victim’s friend in July 2017.

Dennis C. Russell Jr., 35, accused of driving the car that killed 19-year-old Randall...

Person shot in gunfire with officers near downtown Dallas courthouse
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 12:40

A person was shot in an exchange of gunfire with federal officers outside a federal courthouse in downtown Dallas Monday morning, city police said, and a blast was later heard after the bomb squad said it would perform a controlled explosion on a vehicle.

The injured person was taken to a hospital...

FBI agent: No evidence to back up Brendt Christensen's claim that Chinese scholar was his 13th victim, but 'not saying it's completely impossible'
Publisher:  Vivelohoy
Monday, 17 June 2019 12:10

An FBI agent testified Monday that investigators have not been able to corroborate Brendt Christensen’s claim that he killed 12 people before the abduction of Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017.

In a recording played for jurors Friday, Christensen...

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