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Chicago man charged with carjacking woman at gunpoint on Stevenson

A man who carjacked a woman's vehicle on the Stevenson Expressway after a hit-and-run crash involving a state trooper last month has been arrested and charged, according to Illinois State Police. Chicago resident Cassidy D. Pettis, 26, is charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking for the August 25

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-18 15:09:00

Toll Worker Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident Identified

A tollway worker killed in a hit-and-run accident in Alsip Monday has been identified as a 48-year-old suburban man. David M. Schwarz, of Monee, was fatally struck by a semi-trailer while collecting debris with another toll worker on the shoulder of the Tri-State Tollway Monday afternoon. "While h

NBC CHICAGO - 2017-09-19 13:24:21

Man killed, 5 people wounded in Monday shootings on South, West sides

A man was killed and five other people were wounded in shootings Monday across Chicago's South and West sides. The fatal shooting happened at 11:34 p.m. in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side. The 28-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 2900 block of South Arch Street when shot

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-19 08:17:00

Obama Library CBA coalition to host meeting on Wednesday

Staff Writer Obama Library South Side Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) Coalition will host the final in a series of meetings that were held in surrounding neighborhoods near the future Barack Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Hyde Park Academy Hi

HPHERALD.COM - 2017-09-19 02:10:38

Update: Police release photo and description of Portage armed robbery suspect

PORTAGE - Police have released a photo and a detailed description of a suspect as part of a plea for help in solving a Saturday night armed robbery at CVS Pharmacy. The same suspect is also accused of pointing the handgun at a person outside a nearby assisted living facility but was unable to obtain

NWI.COM - 2017-09-18 18:55:00

Irish dance, sports celebrated at Gaelic heritage day

Hannan Nealon is light on her feet. But the Midlothian 16-year-old's years of studying traditional Irish dance have restulted in more than just a love for stepdance that she hopes one day to teach others. Like many at the 2017 Gaelic Park Heritage & Harvest Day on Sunday, Nealon said passing on Iris

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 22:23:00

Tollway Worker Struck, Killed By Vehicle On I-294

CHICAGO (CBS) - Illinois State Police say a 48-year-old tollway maintenance worker was sideswiped by a semi and was killed Monday afternoon - the semi did not stop. State Police Master Sergeant Jason Bradley said the tollway worker was hit on southbound I-294, south of Cicero Avenue and 127th Street

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-18 21:46:00

Kenneka Jenkins: Rosemont Police Reject Calls for FBI Probe into Chicago Hotel Freezer Death

The police force investigating the death of Kenneka Jenkins, the Chicago woman who was found dead in a hotel freezer, says it will call in the FBI, defying calls from activists and the dead woman's family for a federal probe. The body of Jenkins, who was 19, was found in the early hours of September

NEWSWEEK - 2017-09-19 11:25:24

St. Walter students raise funds for hurricane victims

St. Walter Elementary School students raised more than $500 to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey through a special Dress Down Day. The eighth-grade students created posters encouraging students to participate and provided them with visual images of the floodwaters, devastation and people helpi

BEVERLYREVIEW.NET - 2017-09-19 14:36:00

District 123 School Helps Hurricane Victims

The Hannum community has been busy all week collecting items for "care-kits" to deliver to Houston on Monday. The kits consist of the simple comforts of home that children affected by the recent storm, Harvey, may not have anymore. Things like crayons, coloring books, games and other activities are

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 15:51:03

Putting people first in disaster recovery

REGARDING "THE lessons of Katrina that haven't been learned": As a Katrina survivor and a veteran of the New Orleans right-to-return movement, I think the logical next step for the U.S. left when it comes to Katrina, Harvey, Irma and the slew of other hurricane disasters that have been inflicted on

SOCIALIST WORKER ONLINE - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

US home builder sentiment falls in September

U.S. home builders are feeling less optimistic about their sales prospects, reflecting concerns that rebuilding efforts following hurricanes Harvey and Irma will drive up costs for construction labor and materials. Even so, builders' overall view of the new-home market remains positive. The National

NWI.COM - 2017-09-18 22:17:00

Why some hurricanes linger while other storms die quickly

WASHINGTON (AP) - This hurricane season is showing how wild and varied storms' life cycles can be. Most storms seem to be tracked for days while others appear to pop out of nowhere. And some just linger around. Hurricane Jose is pushing the two-week mark as it meanders off the U.S. East Coast. Lee,

NWI.COM - 2017-09-18 20:45:23

AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

This handout aerial photo from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows floodwaters surrounding the U.S. Oil Recovery Superfund site outside Houston flowing into the San Jacinto River. The Environmental Protection Agency says it has found no evidence that toxins washed off the site,

NWI.COM - 2017-09-18 19:27:34

Floods, fires, other disasters add stress to state budgets

ATLANTA (AP) - A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding. The combined tab from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is expected to hit $200 billion or more. While the fe

NWI.COM - 2017-09-19 02:30:04

Can the war between red states and blue states end now?

Not to worry, citizens of Margaritaville. Your red state welfare benefits are on the way. OK, I know, there's no such thing as red state welfare benefits. Not technically. Though recent events are reminding some of us blue state taxpayers about who really pays and who gets what when it comes to the

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 20:03:00

Prosecutor: Man caught driving victim's car charged with murder

A man charged with fatally shooting another man Saturday morning in the Southwest Side Gage Park neighborhood was caught driving the victim's car later the same day, prosecutors said. Anthony Culpepper, 18, faces one count of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting of 21-year-old Maurice

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-18 19:13:00

No More Hate Crime Charges Against Midlothian Woman Shown Yelling 'N Word' At Margarita Festival

MIDLOTHIAN, IL -- A Midlothian woman who was captured on video last summer repeatedly using the N word and directing it at two African-American teachers at the Margarita Festival at the South Shore Cultural Center has been found guilty of a misdemeanor battery charge after originally having been cha

PATCH - 2017-09-19 17:37:47

Christmas Without Cancer 5K to benefit local families

Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton (left) throws his pre-race support in 2016 to SXU Director of Athletics Bob Hallberg, who finished last year's Christmas Without Cancer 5K as best in category. Sexton and his wife, Karen, will serve as honorary chairmen for this year's race/walk on Sept. 23. For Chr

BEVERLYREVIEW.NET - 2017-09-19 13:21:00

Elegant, Graceful Georgian With New Kitchen, Soaking Tub, Finished Basement

EVERGREEN PARK, IL -- Beautiful renovation boasting a new kitchen, new windows, new bathroom with a soaking tub. The house also has a newer roof and new HVAC.Address: 8713 S Francisco Ave, Evergreen Park, IllinoisPrice: $189,999Square Feet: 1176Bedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 1 BathsBuilt: 1949Features: This

PATCH - 2017-09-19 13:00:00