Mar 20

Mayor Fires Back After Trump Blames Mass. City for NH Opioids

Sununu wasn't the first New England governor to accuse Lawrence, a city of many immigrants, of fueling the region's drug crisis. Maine Gov. Paul LePage said black and Hispanic drug dealers from Lawrence and Lowell were trafficking drugs into his state.

    Mayor Fires Back After Trump Blames Mass. City for NH Opioids
    President Donald Trump singled out the city of Lawrence, Massachusetts, as a significant source of the drugs pouring into New Hampshire during a speech on his new opioid plan Monday. Speaking at Manchester Community College, Trump said Lawrence is "one of the primary sources of fentanyl in six New Hampshire counties," according to a Dartmouth College study.
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Mar 19

Candidates in Final Push Ahead of Illinois Primary

Gertie Williams was still deciding on whom to cast her ballot for as she walked into an early voting site in the 8500 block of South Kedzie. Ashley Martin was in the same boat. “I’m a big of a wildcard like that,” she said.

    Candidates in Final Push Ahead of Illinois Primary
    Undecideds could determine Democrat outcome.
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Mar 06

All 52 Early Voting Locations in Suburban Cook County

Cook County Building (5th Floor or Pedway), located at 69 W. Washington St. in Chicago (will be open until 7 p.m. on March 19)

Evanston Civic Center, located at 2100 Ridge Ave. in Evanston (will be open until 7 p.m. on March 19)

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Oak Park Village Hall, located at 123 Madison St. in Oak Park

    All 52 Early Voting Locations in Suburban Cook County
    Dozens of early voting locations across Cook County officially opened their doors Monday, giving voters who have already made up their minds a chance to hit the ballot box ahead of the rush. With Election Day just around the corner, officials promise that early voting provides more flexibility to cast a ballot without worrying about crowded polling places.
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Mar 05

Ives Claims CityKey IDs to Encourage Voter Fraud

Speaking from inside a conference room at 70 W. Madison, Ives was joined by 41st Ward Alderman Anthony Napolitano and Chris Cleveland, Chairman of the...

    Ives Claims CityKey IDs to Encourage Voter Fraud
    A program that will give undocumented immigrants a Chicago identification card has critics concerned about the impact those IDs could have on the 2019 municipal election. State Rep. Jeanne Ives stepped off the gubernatorial campaign trail and waded into the controversy Monday morning, framing Mayor Rahm Emanuel's upcoming CityKey ID program as an assault on the integrity of local elections.
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Mar 05

These Are All 51 Early Voting Locations Across Chicago

Loop Super Site/Election Board Annex, located at 16 W. Adams St. (On March 19, will remain open through 7 p.m.)

Ward 1: Goldblatt's Building, located at 1615 W. Chicago Ave.

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Ward 2: Near North Library, located at 310 W Division St.

Ward 3: Hall Branch Library, located at 4801 S. Michigan Ave.

Ward 4: King Community Center, located at 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (On March 19, will remain open through 7 p.m.)

Ward 5: Jackson Park, located at 6401 S. Stony Island Ave.

Ward 6: Dist. 3 Police Station, located at 7040 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Ward 7: Jeffrey Manor Library, located at 2401 E. 100th St.

Ward 8: Olive Harvey College, located at 10001 S. Woodlawn Ave.

Ward 9: Palmer Park, located at 201 E. 111th St.

Ward 10: Vodak/Eastside Library, located at 3710 E. 106th St.

Ward 11: Dist. 9 Police Station, located at 3120 S. Halsted St.

Ward 12: McKinley Park, located at 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Ward 13: West Lawn Park, located at 4233 W. 65th St.

Ward 14: Archer Heights Library, located at 5055 S. Archer Ave.

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Ward 16: Lindbloom Park, located at 6054 S. Damen Ave.

Ward 17: Thurgood Marshall Library, located at 7506 S. Racine Ave.

Ward 18: Wrightwood Ashburn Library, located at 8530 S. Kedzie Ave.

Ward 19: Mount Greenwood Park, located at 3721 W. 111th St. (On March 19, will remain open through 7 p.m.)

Ward 20: Bessie Coleman Library, located at 731 E. 63rd St.

Ward 21: Foster Park, located at 1440 W. 84th St.

Ward 22: Toman Library, located at 2708 S. Pulaski Rd.

Ward 23: Clearing Branch Library, located at 6423 W. 63rd Pl.

Ward 24: St. Agatha Parish, located at 3147 W. Douglas Blvd.

Ward 26: Humboldt Park Library, located at 1605 N. Troy St.

Ward 27: Union Park, located at 1501 W. Randolph St.

Ward 28: West Side Learning Center, located at 4624 W. Madison St. (On March 19, will remain open through 7 p.m.)

Ward 29: Amundsen Park, located at 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Ward 30: Kilbourn Park, located at 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Ward 31: Portage Cragin Library, located at 5108 W Belmont

Ward 32: Bucktown-Wicker Park Library, located at 1701 N. Milwaukee Ave. 

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Ward 34: West Pullman Library, located at 830 W. 119th St.

Ward 35: NEIU El Centro, located at 3390 N. Avondale Ave.

Ward 36: West Belmont Library, located at 3104 N. Narragansett Ave.

Ward 37: West Chicago Avenue Library, located at 4856 W. Chicago Ave.

Ward 38: Hiawatha Park, located at 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Ward 39: North Park Vill. Admin., located at 5801 N Pulaski Rd.

Ward 40: Budlong Woods Library, located at 5630 N. Lincoln Ave.

Ward 41: Roden Library, located at 6083 N. Northwest Highway (On March 19, will remain open through 7 p.m.)

Ward 42: Museum of Broadcast Communications, located at 360 N. State St.

Ward 43: Lincoln Park Library, located at 1150 W. Fullerton Ave.

Ward 44: John Merlo Library, located at 644 W. Belmont Ave.

Ward 45: Dist. 16 Police Station, located at 5151 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Ward 46: Truman College, located at 1145 W. Wilson Ave.

Ward 47: Welles Park, located at 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave. (On March 19, will remain open through 7 p.m.)

Ward 48: Edgewater Library, located at 6000 N. Broadway St.

Ward 49: Pottawattomie Park, located at 7340 N. Rogers Ave.

Ward 50: Warren Park, located at 6601 N. Western Ave.

University of Illinois at Chicago: in the Student Center East, located at 750 S. Halsted St.

Northeastern Illinois University: in the basement lunch room of the Student Union Building, located at 5500 N. St. Louis St.

    These Are All 51 Early Voting Locations Across Chicago
    Dozens of early voting locations across Chicago officially opened their doors on Monday, giving voters who have already made up their minds a chance to hit the ballot box ahead of the rush. With Election Day just around the corner, officials promise that early voting provides more flexibility to cast a ballot without worrying about crowded polling places.
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Mar 04

What Chicago Residents Need to Know About Early Voting

Loop Super Site (new location) 16 W Adams (March 19: this site opens until 7 p.m.)

Ward 1 Goldblatt's Bldg 1615 W Chicago

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Ward 2 Near North Library 310 W Division

Ward 3 Hall Branch Library 4801 S Michigan

Ward 5 Jackson Park 6401 S Stony Island

Ward 7 Jeffrey Manor Library 2401 E 100th St

Ward 8 Olive Harvey College 10001 S Woodlawn

Ward 9 Palmer Park 201 E 111th St

Ward 10 Vodak/Eastside Library 3710 E 106th St

Ward 11 Dist. 9 Police Station 3120 S Halsted

Ward 12 McKinley Park 2210 W Pershing

Ward 13 West Lawn Park 4233 W 65th St

Ward 14 Archer Heights Library 5055 S Archer

Ward 15 Gage Park 2411 W 55th St

Ward 16 Lindbloom Park 6054 S Damen

Ward 17 Thurgood Marshall Library 7506 S Racine

Ward 18 Wrightwood Ashburn Library 8530 S Kedzie

Ward 19 Mount Greenwood Park 3721 W 111th St (March 19: this site open thru 7 pm.)

Ward 20 Bessie Coleman Library 731 E 63rd St

Ward 21 Foster Park 1440 W 84th St

23 Clearing Branch Library 6423 W 63rd Pl

Ward 24 St. Agatha Parish 3147 W Douglas Blvd

Ward 26 Humboldt Pk Library 1605 N Troy

Ward 27 Union Park 1501 W Randolph

Ward 28 W. Side Learning Ctr 4624 W Madison (March 19: this site open thru 7 pm.)

Ward 29 Amundsen Park 6200 W Bloomingdale

Ward 30 Kilbourn Park 3501 N Kilbourn

Ward 31 Portage Cragin Library 5108 W Belmont

33 McFetridge Sports Ctr 3843 N California

Ward 34 W Pullman Library 830 W 119th

Ward 35 NEIU El Centro 3390 N Avondale

Ward 36 West Belmont Library 3104 N Narragansett

Ward 37 West Chicago Av Library 4856 W Chicago

Ward 38 Hiawatha Park 8029 W Forest Preserve

Ward 39 North Park Vill. Admin. 5801 N Pulaski

Ward 40 Budlong Woods Library 5630 N Lincoln

Ward 41 Roden Library 6083 N Northwest Highway (March 19: this site open thru 7 pm.)

Ward 42 Museum/Brdcst Communications 360 N State

Ward 43 Lincoln Park Library 1150 W Fullerton

Ward 44 John Merlo Library 644 W Belmont

Ward 45 Dist. 16 Police Station 5151 N Milwaukee

Ward 46 Truman College 1145 W Wilson

Ward 47 Welles Park 2333 W Sunnyside (March 19: this site open thru 7 pm.)

Ward 48 Edgewater Library 6000 N Broadway

Ward 49 Pottawattomie Park 7340 N Rogers

Ward 50 Warren Park 6601 N Western

Student Center East 750 South Halsted Street

9501 South M L King Jr. Drive

5500 North St. Louis Street

    What Chicago Residents Need to Know About Early Voting
    Elections are quickly approaching and early voting is already taking place on Monday, March 5. Here's what Chicago voters need to know: There are 51 locations scattered throughout the city that will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Feb 17

Kevin Quinn's Ex-Wife Says She Warned of Alleged Abuse

...according to Evergreen Park police. Quinn was taken into custody at his home in the 10300 block of South California Avenue at around 8:40 a.m., authorities said, after sending text messages to the protected...

    Kevin Quinn's Ex-Wife Says She Warned of Alleged Abuse
    The estranged wife of high-ranking political operative Kevin Quinn told NBC 5 Friday that she sent a letter to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's office, desperately seeking assistance and detailing domestic abuse allegations against her husband, more than six months before Quinn was terminated from his role in the powerful Democrat's organization over claims that he had sexually harassed another woman.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Feb 03

Emanuel, Gutierrez Announce Trip to Puerto Rico

Evacuees can still seek assistance at the Trina Davila Community Service Center, located at 4312 West North Avenue, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or can dial 311 at any time.

    Emanuel, Gutierrez Announce Trip to Puerto Rico
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Luis Gutierrez will travel to Puerto Rico in March to continue aiding the island nation in its recovery efforts. The announcement, made as the duo sat down for a chat on Mayor Emanuel's "Chicago Stories" podcast, says that the mayor and congressman will travel to Puerto Rico to view recovery efforts and to see how Chicago's response to the disaster has helped the island.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Dec 22

Kennedy Discusses Approach to Combating Gun Violence

Kennedy cited a pair of buildings in Chicago that he says have been fraudulently assessed: the Willis Tower, located in the South Loop, and 300 North LaSalle, located along the Chicago River.

    Kennedy Discusses Approach to Combating Gun Violence
    All candidates agree that gun violence is a major issue, but Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy says that he has a unique way to approach the problem. Kennedy said Friday that instead of just focusing on gun violence as a public health crisis, the state should instead focus on addressing inequities in the property tax system so that they have money to spend on creating alternatives and opportunities for young people.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Nov 08

Chance the Rapper Blasts Planned Police Academy

...new police training center would be located in the city’s 37th Ward in the 4300 block of West Chicago. Ald. Emma Mitts, who represents the area on the City Council, told the meeting of...

    Chance the Rapper Blasts Planned Police Academy
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is planning on building a new $95 million police training academy in the city's Garfield Park neighborhood, but a prominent musician has added his voice to the wave of criticism against the decision. That musician is Chicago-native Chance the Rapper, who addressed the issue at Thursday's City Council meeting.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Nov 01

Surprise! Michelle Obama, Prince Harry Visit Chicago School

The duo met with about 20 students, a spokeswoman for Obama said, at the high school located at 6220 S. Stony Island Ave. – across from the future site of the Obama Presidential Center.

    Surprise! Michelle Obama, Prince Harry Visit Chicago School
    Former first lady Michelle Obama and Prince Harry gave a group of Chicago students a major Halloween surprise, stopping by unannounced at a school on the city's South Side Tuesday afternoon. The two were in Chicago for the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit, a two-day event designed to bring hundreds of leaders from around the world together to exchange ideas.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Oct 27

Courthouse Closings Could Occur as Budget Cuts Loom

Evans’ proposals including closing the two branch courts, located at Belmont and Western, as well as instituting 20 furlough days for staff. He also suggested suspending the Public Guardian’s Home Care Unit and eventually suspending the county’s Traffic Safety Program.

    Courthouse Closings Could Occur as Budget Cuts Loom
    With Cook County facing a budget shortfall, commissioners are seeking ways to cut down on costs, and two branch courthouses on the Northwest Side may soon be facing the axe. Without the revenue from the controversial sugary beverage tax, which was repealed earlier this month, Chief Judge Timothy Evans and other department heads are being asked to make major cuts for next year.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Sep 29

Watergate-Era Law Could Ensnare Former Trump Associate

In 1977 Congress passed the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the first U.S. statute criminalizing the bribery of foreign official

    Watergate-Era Law Could Ensnare Former Trump Associate
    "It's a horrible law and it should be changed," Donald Trump once said while railing against a Watergate-era law that prohibits American companies from bribing foreign government officials. Payoffs and payback...
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Aug 17

Anti-Hate Groups Seize Charlottesville as a Teachable Moment

To show why the guide is needed now more than ever, the SPLC noted a number of recent U.S. hate crimes, including the 2015 Charleston church shooting and racist graffiti being found in a school in Stapleton, Colorado. 

    Anti-Hate Groups Seize Charlottesville as a Teachable Moment
    Anti-hate groups in the United States are giving guidance on what individuals can do to combat hate-inspired violence in the wake of deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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