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Sep 26, 2019

US Commerce Declares Fishing Disasters for 7 States

US Commerce Declares Fishing Disasters for 7 States

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has declared fishing disasters for seven states on three coasts. "Fishing is the cornerstone of countless coastal economies and has been a way of life for generations...

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Johnson Admits to Having a 'Couple of Drinks'
Johnson Admits to Having a 'Couple of Drinks'

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson admitted to Mayor Lori Lightfoot that he “had a couple of drinks” the night before he was found asleep in his car earlier this week.

No School Friday as Chicago Teachers Strike Enters 2nd Day
No School Friday as Chicago Teachers Strike Enters 2nd Day

Chicago Public Schools students officially have off a second day of school as negotiations continue between the teachers' union and the city of Chicago.

Man Indicted After Driving Through Suburban Chicago Mall
Man Indicted After Driving Through Suburban Chicago Mall

A man accused of driving an SUV through a suburban Chicago shopping mall has been indicted on charges of terrorism and criminal damage to property. The Arlington Heights Daily Herald...

Lightfoot Proposes Tax Hike on Downtown, Single Ride-Shares
Lightfoot Proposes Tax Hike on Downtown, Single Ride-Shares

Uber and Lyft rides in Chicago may soon be more expensive. Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday announced a proposal to increase taxes on single rides with ride-share companies, as well as rides that begin or end in...

Winfield Bartender Charged With Sexually Assaulting Female Customer
Winfield Bartender Charged With Sexually Assaulting Female Customer

A bartender in the west suburbs is accused of taking an intoxicated customer to his home in West Chicago and sexually assaulting her.

Chicago Police Celebrate Officer Shot Released From Hospital
Chicago Police Celebrate Officer Shot Released From Hospital

An officer who was shot last month by a wanted suspect was expected to be released from a Chicago-area hospital Friday, officials said.