With Skyrocketing Unemployment, Center Helps Visually Impaired Find Work While the unemployment rate in Illinois hovers around 6.3 percent, that number takes a massive jump among the blind and visually impaired--to at least 60 percent.
Police Release New Suspect Photos In Deadly Robbery AttemptChicago Police released additional photos Tuesday afternoon of the suspects who attempted to rob a couple downtown over the weekend, leading to the woman’s death as she tried to escape by running across Lake Shore Drive.
Police Investigate Attempted Child Abduction In Park RidgePolice are investigating an attempted child abduction Monday in Park Ridge.
Driver Takes Wrong Turn, Damaging Elgin BallfieldsElgin police say a 74-year-old Hoffman Estates woman made a wrong turn yesterday and took out parts of three fences and a flagpole at the Elgin National Little League fields.
Storm Rips Roof Off Apartment In Suburban Willowbrook A powerful storm ripped off the roof on a west suburban apartment building, forcing authorities to evacuate residents.
20 Years Ago, Gorilla Saved Boy Who Fell Into Brookfield Zoo Ape HabitatThe frightening incident involving a gorilla and young boy at the Cincinnati Zoo, brings to mind a moment 20 years ago in Chicago--with a much different outcome.
Settlement In Chicago Cops' Lawsuit Spares Emanuel From Testifying On Code Of SilenceThe Emanuel administration has agreed to pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit filed by two Chicago police officers who claimed they were victims of retaliation after blowing the whistle on corruption. The deal spares the mayor from possibly having to testify about a “code of silence” within the department.
"Ridiculous" Lines Jam Emissions Testing FacilitiesHundreds of drivers stewed in frustratingly long lines at auto emissions testing sites across the Chicago area on Tuesday, as motorists scrambled to get their cars tested so they can get their new license plate stickers.
Drew Peterson Convicted In Murder-For-Hire PlotJurors have found former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson guilty of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him in his third wife's death.
"Prolific" Burglar Charged With Ransacking Riverside Home While Family SleptRiverside police said 23-year-old James Ussery burglarized a home on the 100 block of North Cowley Road on May 10 as the homeowners and their five children slept.
Emanuel Praises Lawmakers For Overriding Rauner Veto Of Pension Relief PlanMayor Rahm Emanuel applauded Illinois lawmakers Tuesday, a day after the legislature overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of legislation to provide the city with short-term relief in funding police and fire pensions.
Rauner Wants Temporary Budget Fix Amid StalemateIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a short-term budget fix on Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to give the state some temporary stability during a nearly yearlong spat between the Republican and Democratic lawmakers over a spending plan.

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