Chicago's Week-In-Review

The biggest stories making headlines Nov. 5-11.

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Senior Citizens Join Occupy Chicago |
Senior Citizens joined protestors Monday to fight cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security at Federal Plaza. An estimated 500 seniors met with representatives Jan Schakowsky and Danny Davis, along with Lori Clark, an official from the Jane Addams Senior Caucus to march toward Jackson and Clark.
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Ron Paul Wins Illinois GOP Straw Poll |
Texas Congressman Ron Paul won the straw poll with 52 percent of the votes. Online voting was Oct. 29-Nov. 5, with in-person voting held Saturday at locations throughout the state. The tallied votes were 3,649, which is more voters than Ohio and Florida.
Woman Killed Over Halloween Candy |
A man stabbed a woman with a knife multiple times and killed her after police say there was a fight over a missing bag of Halloween candy. Ledell Peoples, 55, was arrested Halloween night shortly after stabbing Maria Adams, 49. The Cook County Medical Examiner's office said Adams died Saturday night. Charged are expected to be upgraded this week.
"The Glee Project" Auditions Hit Chicago |
Open casting auditions for season two of "The Glee Project" were held Sunday and Monday at the McCormick Place. According to local reports, 1,300 hopefuls from across the country showed up hoping to snag a spot on "Glee."
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Herman Cain's Fourth Accuser Comes Forward |
Sharon Bialek, from Chicago, became the first of four alleged victims to tell what happened with Cain and laid out the details of their relationship during a press conference Monday . After the allegation, Cain said Tuesday he did not know Bialek, but she says she is not suprised by his remarks .
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Bears Beat Eagles |
The Bears won 30-24 against the Eagles in Philadelphia Monday night. Earl Bennett returned to play this week, and scored a touchdown for Chicago. Jay Cutler threw two touchdowns and was not sacked.
First Snow of the Season |
Chicago's first snowfall of the season was recorded Wednesday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Flurries were seen flying at the airport for about 25 minutes , said the National Weather Service. The date is late for the first snow when compared to the Chicago average.
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Mother Charged in Death of Newborn |
19-year-old Jessica Cruz was charged with the murder of her infant son Wednesday , after he was found dead last week in a Streamwood Salvation Army bathroom, said police. Employees of the store found the infant in the garbage of the store's bathroom last Friday. Cruz went to court Wednesday and was ordered held without bond.
Students Protest over Professor's Facebook Comments |
Wednesday and Thursday, students at Purdue University Calumet protested over one of their political science professors and what he posted on his personal Facebook page. The students claim that Maurice Eisenstein demonstrated racism in the past both online and in the classroom. Eisenstein says he is just exercising his freedom of speech.
Blackhawks Beat Blue Jackets |
The Blackhawks broke their three-game losing streak Thursday with their highest-scoring game of the season beating the Blue Jackets 6-3 . Chicago entered last in the NHL on the power play, but scored on two of their three advantages to get out of their rut against the Blue Jackets.
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