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Years After Helmet Safety Study, School Equipment Still Mixed

Years After Helmet Safety Study, School Equipment Still Mixed

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It’s a hallmark of autumn in America: high school football, played under Friday-night lights on crisp fall evenings, the smack of shoulder pads mingling with the cadences of cheerleaders, and the roar of proud parents and Read More

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Oct 30, 2014 Share
South Suburban Airport Project Gaining Steam in Illinois

South Suburban Airport Project Gaining Steam in Illinois

While you were not looking, the state of Illinois gobbled up more land for a controversial airport project more than twenty years in the making. According to government records, the state has spent $38,600,610 on land... Read More

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Oct 29, 2014 Share
Payment Delay Sparks Battle Over Cattle

Payment Delay Sparks Battle Over Cattle

Nursing a herd of sick cattle back to health is proving costly for a Will County animal rescue group, especially when the local government which placed the animals in the non-profit’s care has yet to pay for five months-worth... Read More

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Oct 22, 2014 Share

"Casting Tips": How to Avoid Paying for the Opportunity to Audition

Entertainment industry professionals will tell you it’s a good time to be an actor in Chicago. But less-experienced actors looking to make it big in Chicago should not be fooled by paying for a chance to get in front of a camera. Read More

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Oct 21, 2014 Share
High-Rises Near Deadline to Comply With City Fire Ordinance

High-Rises Near Deadline to Comply With City Fire Ordinance

With two months to go until the deadline expires for compliance with Chicago’s high-rise fire ordinance, dozens of buildings have failed the city’s repeated attempts to bring them into compliance, and will be taken to court. Read More

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Oct 21, 2014 Share
Suspected Serial Killer Used Website to Meet Victim

Suspected Serial Killer Used Website to Meet Victim

Murder victim Afrikka Hardy’s ad on Backpage.com is one of thousands posted daily to the website offering sex for money. Read More

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Oct 20, 2014 Share
Federal Rule Restricts Sale of High-Powered Magnets

Federal Rule Restricts Sale of High-Powered Magnets

The death of 19-month-old Annaka Chaffin was not the first death connected to high-powered magnets, but it may be the last if a new federal rule just passed has its intended effect. Read More

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Oct 17, 2014 Share
Prank Ebola Call Sparks Concerns From First Responders

Prank Ebola Call Sparks Concerns From First Responders

A call to the Chicago Fire Department about a potential Ebola case in downtown Chicago turned out to be a prank, officials say, but it exposed a very real problem as some first responders say they are not confident in... Read More

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Oct 17, 2014 Share
Photos Show Hospitals Unprepared for Ebola

Photos Show Hospitals Unprepared for Ebola

On any given day in America’s acute care hospitals, about one in 25 patients contracts a healthcare-related infection, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control. Read More

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Oct 17, 2014 Share
Firefighters Raise Concerns Over Mask Safety

Firefighters Raise Concerns Over Mask Safety

The disposable, one-time use mask are meant to protect paramedics and firefighters from fluids that may be transmitted by patients. But the masks must be properly sealed in order to work. The Read More

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