Monday, August 20, 2018

Family struggles to retrieve body of Vernon Hills father from backlogged Puerto Rican morgue

Rodney Vincent, a successful consultant and married father of two sons, was supposed to spend two weeks this summer on a vacation in Puerto Rico, thousands of miles from his home in north suburban Vernon Hills.

But several days into his trip, the 48-year-old’s phone went dead, worrying his family...

7 years later, new study shows East Chicago kids exposed to more lead because of flawed government report

After federal officials assessed potential health hazards in East Chicago seven years ago, they declared young children could play safely in neighborhoods built on or near former industrial sites contaminated with brain-damaging lead.

Now the same government agency confirms it woefully misled parents...

2 teens found dead in Golden Gate field

Two teens were found dead with gunshot wounds in a field in the Far South Side’s Golden Gate neighborhood.

The two boys were initially found unresponsive by officers late Sunday, just before midnight, near East 131st Street and South Rhodes Avenue, said Officer Ronald Westbrooks, a Chicago police...

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoes expanded benefits for paramedics, EMTs

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Sunday vetoed legislation to expand benefit rights for paramedics and emergency medical technicians by defining them as firefighters in municipal collective bargaining agreements.

Rauner’s veto of the two measures, which were passed with overwhelming, veto-proof...

Armed robbery thwarted by pit bull attack, authorities say

Authorities said an armed robbery in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood was stopped when friends of the victim loosed a pit bull on the armed attacker.

Dressed in blue hospital scrubs and clutching his bandaged right forearm behind his back, Marshon Hannah, 18, said nothing as Judge David...

More than 100 march to protest death of 15-year-old authorities say committed suicide after chase

More than 120 people gathered to protest the death of 15-year-old Steve Rosenthal, who police say fatally shot himself on the back stairwell of his West Side home after he was briefly chased by officers who allegedly saw him holding a handgun.

Shouting “No justice, no peace,” or “Let us see Steve,”...

Prosecutors: Man livestreamed head stomp attack on Facebook

A parolee was the second person charged in connection to violent attack outside a West Side gas station that left one victim severely injured after he was stomped and beaten by a group.

This suspect, Donyell Austin, 23, not only stomped a man’s head, as another man was accused of doing last week,...