Friday, June 22, 2018

Chicago group confirms 66 separated minors are being housed in the city

A Chicago nonprofit said Friday it is housing 66 migrant children who have been separated from their parents under the “zero tolerance” policy in the last six weeks.

Evelyn Diaz, president of Heartland Alliance, welcomed Sen. Dick Durbin for a visit to one of the organization’s nine shelters that...

Emanuel proposes expansion of transit-oriented development to bus routes

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing an expansion of the city’s transit-oriented development policy to include real estate projects along the city’s busiest bus routes, in a move he said would boost development and create more affordable housing.

Since Chicago expanded the city’s TOD ordinance in 2015,...

Illinois to pull license plate with number tied to white supremacy after owner threatened on Twitter

There was a palpable sense of shock in the voice of the man when told his Illinois license plate contains a symbolic number used by white supremacists.

“I had no idea that … I had no idea,” the man said, tripping over his words during a telephone conversation with a Tribune reporter. “I am completely...

Warren Buffet's son — downstate entrepreneur and local sheriff — to fund construction of zoo train in Decatur

It's full steam ahead for a $2 million train track expansion at a zoo in central Illinois thanks to the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffet.

The train route at the Scovill Zoo in Decatur will now stretch alongside the lake shoreline and take passengers to the nearby children's museum. The...

Man shot several times in back during Bronzeville attack

A 21-year-old man was shot and seriously wounded Friday morning on the South Side.

It happened about 7:45 a.m. in the 4100 block of South Indiana Avenue, Chicago police said.

The man, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the back, was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center where he was...

Flooding, a soggy Friday morning commute and, then, some relief for Chicago area

Chicago area residents woke up to another soggy morning Friday — in extreme cases, some were dealing with flooded basements while others were dealing with a snail’s pace commute because of water on the roadways.

While the National Weather Service says there is some relief in sight, pockets of moderate...

Former University of Wisconsin student sentenced to 3 years for sexual assaults, choking, stalking

A judge on Thursday sentenced a former University of Wisconsin-Madison student to three years in prison for sexually assaulting three female students and choking or stalking two others. Dane County Circuit Judge Stephen Ehlke also sentenced Alec Cook, 22, of Minnesota to eight years of extended...