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  • Attorney general sues suburban bus company for harassment, discrimination

    CHICAGO — The Illinois Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Suburban Express and its owner Dennis Toeppen. Lisa Madigan accuses the private bus service of illegal discrimination and harassment against his customers. “The defendant has subjected students and their families to advertisements that discriminate against people on the basis of their race, national origin, and religion,” Madigan said. The lawsuit comes more than four months after the company sent an email advertisement that said: “Passengers like you. You won’t feel […]

  • Off-duty Dolton officer shot in Chatham

    CHICAGO — An off-duty Dolton police officer is in serious condition after he was shot in Chatham early Monday. Darryl Hope, 55, was in the 7600 block of South Calumet Avenue shortly after midnight Monday when two men tried to rob him, officials said. An exchange of gunfire ensued; Hope was shot in his abdomen, arm and leg. He was rushed in serious condition to Advocate Christ Masonic Medical Center. Police said Hope is married with three children. He has been […]

  • Change-of-address scam sent UPS mail to Rogers Park apartment, officials say

    CHICAGO — A scam commonly used by thieves to target unsuspecting individuals has now been used on a major corporation. Federal court papers show an apartment in Rogers Park briefly became the mailing address for UPS, or the United Parcel Service. Between October and January, corporate mail intended for UPS was delivered to a building at 6750 N. Ashland Ave. Among the mail were American Express cards for employees and nearly $60,000 worth of checks. A search warrant claims a […]

  • Chicago launches anti-harassment campaign with ads produced by David Schwimmer

    CHICAGO — The City of Chicago is launching a campaign called “That’s Harassment.” A series of ads, produced by actor David Schwimmer, depict inappropriate behavior based on real-life incidents. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he signed on to the project to help empower victims to speak out against sexual harassment. “This ad is about awareness,” Emanuel said. “It’s awareness that leads to empowerment. It’s empowerment that leads to action. Nobody wants any employee or family member working in an environment that’s hostile […]

  • Dorothy Brown enters crowded mayoral field amid federal corruption probe

    CHICAGO — Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown made her run for Chicago mayor official Sunday, saying voters made a mistake when she ran unsuccessfully against Mayor Richard Daley in 2007. “I pledge to work with every community to make every square mile of the City of Chicago world-class,” Brown said. Brown promised supporters a transparent government, but she is surrounded by controversy. The feds are investigating pay-to-play allegations in Brown’s office. A former aide alleges that the going […]

  • White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar in critical condition after suffering aneurysm during game

    CHICAGO — White Sox relief pitcher Danny Farquhar remains in critical but stable condition at Rush University Medical Center after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm during Friday night`s game. The 31-year-old passed out in the dugout during the sixth inning and was taken to the hospital, where testing showed a ruptured aneurysm was causing a brain bleed. The team says he is continuing to receive treatment and close monitoring by Dr. Demetrius Lopez and the neurosurgical team. Gregory Infante was […]

  • Elderly woman found pushing shopping cart with dead body

    CHICAGO — An elderly woman was found pushing a shopping cart with a dead body inside it in the city’s Chatham neighborhood. Police received a call around 8 p.m. Saturday for a well-being check in the 8600 block of South Calumet Avenue. When officers arrived, they found the woman pushing a shopping cart that contained the body of a black woman. Police initially said the body was male. Officers described the woman pushing the cart as “elderly” but did not […]

  • Cemetery’s overlooked monument to Confederate POWs becomes center of controversy

    CHICAGO — Chicago police saturated Oak Woods cemetery Sunday morning, hoping to prevent a major clash as a group of protesters demanded the removal of a Confederate monument, while an opposing group held a memorial for fallen Confederate soldiers. Inside the cemetery, a monument many didn’t even know existed now sits at the center of controversy. The 30-foot granite tower, topped with a statue, is dedicated to the 6,000 Confederate soldiers who fought in the Civil War and died at Camp […]

  • Waffle House shooting leaves 4 dead in Tennessee; wanted Illinois man on the run

    ANTIOCH, Tenn. — Four people are dead and four others are injured after a shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch early Sunday morning. Police warn the suspect, identified as 29-year old Travis Reinking of Treemont, Ill, is armed and dangerous. He was last seen walking south down Murfreesboro Pike with black pants and no shirt. Authorities suspect that the 29-year-old Travis Reinking of Nashville, Tennessee, may have two weapons on him: a long gun and a hand gun. A police […]

  • IceHogs jump out quickly on the Wolves in their first round AHL Calder Cup Playoffs series

    ROCKFORD – This is a most unusual spring for Blackhawks fans. For the past two weeks, they’ve sat back and watched the Stanley Cup Playoffs without their team in it for the first time in a decade. It’s not something they want to get used to, and the franchise doesn’t either. But at least one part of the organization is still going in the playoffs, and they’re facing another team from the Chicago area, filling fan’s playoff hockey void following […]

  • Kris Bryant leaves Sunday’s Cubs game after taking a pitch to the helmet

    DENVER – Every Cubs fan had their breath taken away for a few minutes on Sunday when they saw a most unusual sight from their best player at the plate. In the first inning of the team’s game at Coors Field against the Rockies, Kris Bryant was hit in the head by a pitch from Colorado starter German Marquez. The pitch caught the front of his helmet, causing it to spin around his head, and led the third baseman to […]