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Op-Ed: Obama worst president ever, including future

Chicago - The pathetic failures of the nation’s first black president, Barack Obama, probably will mean he is not only the worst president the country has had, but the worst one it will ever have.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

SWAT patrols Chicago streets after 82 people shot over weekend

Chicago - Heavily-armed police SWAT teams are patrolling the streets of Chicago following a violent Fourth of July weekend during which at least 82 people were shot, 14 of them fatally.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Nine dead in weekend surge of shootings in Chicago

Chicago - At least nine people were murdered in Chicago over the Independence Day weekend in an explosion of gun violence branded "simply unacceptable" by its mayor.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Chicago: 82 shot, 14 killed during July 4th holiday

Chicago - Within 84 hours there were 82 casualties and 14 dead. The statistics aren’t from Syria or Iraq, they are from Chicago, Illinois; Windy City USA.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 27 comments

14 dead, 82 shot in Chicago over 4th of July weekend

Chicago - The holiday weekend in Chicago was marred by gun violence across the city. The youngest victim of this weekend's shootings was only 14 years old, he was shot by police.
In the Media by James Green - 3 comments

Review: Matt Ryanz tips hat to Steve Grand by covering 'All-American Boy'

Chicago-based singer-songwriter Matt Ryanz has paid tribute to one of his favorite contemporary artists, Steve Grand, by covering his "All-American Boy," hit song that went viral.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos

Video: George Lucas plans Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago

Chicago - George Lucas has promised to open a museum celebrating his achievements and those of his favorite artists in Chicago. Big names such as Maxfield Parrish and N.C. Wyeth will be included in displays.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Nuns sue strip club for being too close to convent

Stone Park - In a Chicago suburb, a group of disgruntled nuns have united against an unwanted neighbor. This strip club, they say, plays loud music as they pray and keeps them up late at night.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle

Review: Matt Ryanz delivers on music video for 'It's Love To Me' Special

Chicago-based dance-pop singer and songwriter Matt Ryanz has released a music video for his latest single "It's Love To Me."
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

Anti-Semitic 'Clash of Clans' bullying rocks Chicago school

Chicago - Three eighth grade students have been suspended as part of an investigation of alleged anti-Semitic bullying at a Chicago public school.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

School rescinds decision to deny diplomas for tossing caps in air

Chicago - A suburban high school in Chicago has rescinded an earlier decision to deny diplomas for graduates who threw their caps in the air during the commencement ceremony.
In the Media by Mike White - 1 comment

No fries with that — McDonald's HQ closes before worker protest

Oak Park - The world's largest fast-food chain's corporate headquarters near Chicago closed Wednesday after hundreds of McDonald's employees threatened to protest demanding higher wages.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Chicago-born producer brothers re-introduce Wizard of Oz classic

Chicago - Ryan and Roland Carroll, Chicago-born producer brothers, are re-introducing the second generation of the classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz novels via this Friday’s public release of the animated film “Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return."

University of Chicago law student killed in car crash

Chicago - A 26-year-old woman died Friday following a collision between her taxi and a car driving the wrong way on Lake Shore Drive in the windy city.
In the Media by Nora Meszaros - 1 comment

Chicago opera scene hits high note with loyal audiences

The plot summary of U.S. opera in recent years has unfolded like the last act of a Verdi tragedy: New York City Opera, dead; Opera Boston, dead; San Diego Opera, on its final aria.
In the Media by Mary Wisniewski (Reuters)

'Divergent' set to dominate

UPDATE #2: It looks like "Divergent" will reap around $53-58 million for the weekend as the next trilogy is born. It took in $22.8 million on Friday.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Chicago River flows green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

The popular tradition of dying the Chicago River to celebrate the festive St. Patrick's Day has been copied at numerous locations — even The White House — but Chicago remains the most infamous.
In the Media by Jessica Jones-Langley

Op-Ed: The Price of Freedom — What are we sacrificing now?

The proposed budget cuts by the Secretary of Defense are nothing more than a red herring from an administration with out of control spending habits, desperate to make the Affordable Care Act work, and a habit of targeting the military.
In the Media by Donald Quinn

Op-Ed: Felonious throwing of a snowball

Chicago - A Chicago cop charged a 13-year-old boy with aggravated battery to a peace officer because the officer claims the boy hit him with a snowball.
In the Media by Justin King - 3 comments

Loyola University Chicago students simulate poverty at workshop

Chicago - Loyola University health sciences students, faculty and staff participated in a poverty simulation workshop Thursday. Activities included standing in an unemployment line, role-playing as a pregnant teen and serving a healthy, inexpensive lunch.

Life sentence for woman who killed policeman with his own gun

Chicago - Robin Johnson, 50, was sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday for killing Chicago police officer, Richard Francis, with his own gun in 2008.

'NATO 3' in court on terrorism charges, entrapment is alleged

Three protesters stopped by Chicago police before a 2012 NATO Summit protest, who posted video of what appears to be clear harassment, are in court on terrorism charges after nearly two years in police custody.
In the Media by Ralph Lopez - 1 comment

Viral photo sums up the subzero chill affecting 180 million Americans

Widely shared online right now is this chilly photo taken of Chicago during Tuesday's devastating cold. Residents of the Windy City are not alone: 180 million Americans are struggling through record-breaking freezing temperatures.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 3 comments

'Chiberia': Ghastly storm in the Midwest continues Special

Chicago - Everybody in Chicago and environs can now say they've encountered polar weather. It's actually colder here than at the world's farthest extremes.
Digital Journal Report by Sandy Dechert - 2 comments

Alyssa Meza, 9, helps her mom safely deliver baby

Chicago - Alyssa Meza, 9, rose to the challenge when her mom went into labor; young Alyssa stepped up to mark helping her mother safely deliver baby sister, Aaliyah.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

Chicagoans demand action after girl raped near school safety zone

Chicago - Residents of the Belmont Cragin neighborhood met Thursday at the Northwest Side Housing Center to demand police protection. Two days earlier, a 15-year-old girl was raped and assaulted about one block from a school "Safe Passage" route.

Op-Ed: Maple Leafs return home with a bruised ego

Toronto - “Brain-dead” probably wasn't the way the Toronto Maple Leafs would have wanted their game in St. Louis to be described before puck-drop Thursday night, but that’s exactly what head coach Randy Carlyle said Post-Game.
In the Media by Dave Pitman - 3 comments

Wrongfully convicted Chicago man released after 30 yrs in prison

Chicago - A Chicago man who was allegedly tortured into confessing to a 1982 rape he did not commit has been released after spending 30 years behind bars.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 4 comments

Soldier Field evacuated because of storms

Chicago - Facing the threat of looming thunderstorms, fans were evacuated from Chicago's Soldier Field for nearly two hours Sunday.
In the Media by John Sevigny

Op-Ed: Are red-light and speeding cameras really about safety or money?

Chicago - If you have ever studied physics, you know speed equals the distance traveled divided by the time traveled. But in state and local government argot, speed equals revenue, and cameras that record driver infractions are bureaucratic money machines.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 7 comments
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