Tag: illinois

University of Illinois Is Stifling NPR Reporting on Sexual Misconduct, Critics Say

A University of Illinois policy requiring NPR member station reporters to disclose information about sources who say they were sexually harassed or assaulted is coming under fire from media organizations and free-speech advocates, who say the rule will have a chilling effect on reporting about sexual misconduct. An investigation published in August by NPR Illinois […]

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Dramatic video shows plane slide off runway at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport due to icy conditions

Please enable Javascript to watch this video CHICAGO — A plane slid off a runway Monday morning at O’Hare International Airport. The incident was reported around 8 a.m. According to American Airlines, American Eagle flight 4125 slid off the runway due to icy conditions. All 38 passengers and three crew members were removed from the […]

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Off-duty Chicago cop accused of hitting fellow on-duty officer on Halloween

Please enable Javascript to watch this video CHICAGO — An off-duty Chicago police officer is facing several charges, including striking another officer on Halloween night. Police said Karina Salgado, 30, was charged with criminal trespass, battery and resisting a peace officer, according to WGN. Just after 1 a.m. on Nov. 1, Salgado, who was dressed […]

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Farm Country Feeds America. But Just Try Buying Groceries There.

WINCHESTER, Ill. — John Paul Coonrod had a banana problem. The only grocery store in his 1,500-person hometown in central Illinois had shut its doors, and Mr. Coonrod, a local lawyer, was racing to get a community-run market off the ground. He had found space in an old shoe store, raised $85,000 from neighbors and […]

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New Illinois Abortion Clinic Anticipates Post-Roe World

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. — When it opens just across the river from St. Louis this week, the new Planned Parenthood clinic in Illinois will be one of the largest abortion clinics in the Midwest, set up to serve around 11,000 women a year with various health services, double the capacity of the clinic it is […]

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At School, ‘Everyone Vapes,’ and Adults Are in Crisis Mode

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — In Alabama, a school removed the doors from bathroom stalls to stop students from sneaking inside to vape. In Colorado, a school decided to forfeit a school volleyball game after finding “widespread vaping” and other infractions by the team. And in Pennsylvania, at a school where administrators have tried installing sensors […]

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A Third Person Has Died From a Vaping-Related Lung Disease

A third person has died from a severe lung illness linked to the use of a vaping device. The death was confirmed on Friday by the state of Indiana, which said that an “individual over the age of 18” had died, but provided no additional information about the patient or case, citing privacy laws. Two […]

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Thank God for the Nanny-Cam: Illinois Family Sues Police for Raiding Home, Snatching Up Teen

In Carpentersville, Illinois, police were caught on home video brutalizing teenage boy was accosted in his home in search of alleged missing girl. Photo: vmargineanu (IStock) Teenagers are going to do what teenagers do but thank goodness for home surveillance systems. In Carpentersville, a northern suburb in Illinois, police were caught in the act of […]

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Illinois State Senator to Trump: Hey, Sorry About the Mock Assassination

Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) State Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-Ill.), has apologized to Trump and all who support him for an incident that happened at a fundraiser. And by incident, I mean that one of Sandoval’s supporters pointed an automatic weapon—which was likely fake—at a person wearing a Donald Trump mask. Basically, the man staged […]

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It’s ‘Racial’: Illinois Prison Banned Books on Black History and Empowerment From Inmate Program

Photo: iStock Some 3 out of every 4 inmates in Illinois prisons are black, yet, an Illinois prison banned an inmate education program from using books discussing black history or empowerment due to their “racial” content. Now, prison officials are apologizing and pledging to overhaul their review system, according to the Chicago Tribune, but not […]

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Trump Suggests He’s Likely to Commute Sentence of Rod Blagojevich

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday night that he was “strongly considering” commuting the 14-year prison sentence of Rod R. Blagojevich, the former Illinois governor who was convicted of trying to essentially sell President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat for personal gain. In remarks aboard Air Force One, Mr. Trump described the incriminating phone […]

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As Mortgage-Interest Deduction Vanishes, Housing Market Offers a Shrug

PLAINFIELD, Ill. — The mortgage-interest deduction, a beloved tax break bound tightly to the American dream of homeownership, once seemed politically invincible. Then it nearly vanished in middle-class neighborhoods across the country, and it appears that hardly anyone noticed. In places like Plainfield, a southwestern outpost in the area known locally as Chicagoland, the housing […]

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2 Moms Who Fought Gun Violence in Chicago Killed in Drive-By Shooting: ‘Who’s Next?’

Image: iStock Andrea Stoudemire and Chantell Grant dedicated their lives to combating the rampant gun violence tearing apart their neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, only to meet their untimely demise courtesy of stray bullets. CBS News reports that on July 26, Stoudemire, 35, and Grant, 26, were killed by gunfire intended for an […]

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Rich People Now Just Signing Over Custody of Their Kids to Score Financial Aid, Apparently

Image: via AP As if one major college-related scandal weren’t enough in a year, there comes this news: wealthy parents in Illinois are reportedly scamming financial aid for their college-bound children by transferring guardianship to someone else, freeing up said children to claim financial independence. Is this pretty unethical? Absolutely. Is it illegal? Apparently not! […]

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