City Meets With Homeless, Advocates In Uptown On New Program Designed To Provide Permanent Housing City officials, advocates for the homeless, North Side residents and the homeless met today about a pilot program designed to provide permanent housing and services to dozens of homeless people.
City To Begin Testing For Lead In Drinking Water At Schools, HomesUnder a new program announced by the city, Chicago residents can all 311 to request a free water quality test at their home. The Chicago Public Schools also have begun testing for lead in drinking water at 28 schools this week.
Carpentersville Man Reels In Huge Muskie On Fox RiverA day out fishing along the Fox River turned out to be well worth it for a Carpentersville man this week.
Ohio Man Admits Killing Wife In 911 CallJeffrey Hawkins, 57, was ordered held on $3 million bail Tuesday. He was arrested minutes after allegedly killing his wife at their home in Colerain, Ohio, on Monday.
Balmoral, Maywood Park Race Tracks To Auction Off AssetsGrandstand seats, televisions, starter cars, and sulkies are among thousands of items up for auction at Maywood Park in Melrose Park and Balmoral Park in Crete.
Englewood Students Praise AmeriCorps City Year Workers During Visit By Senator Dick DurbinStudents at a high school in the Englewood neighborhood told Senator Dick Durbin today how much help they get in life and school from AmeriCorps City Year service workers.
Will County Set To Host Summit On Heroin CrisisWith Will County headed towards possibly breaking a dubious record, officials were set to host an annual summit to tackle the deadly heroin epidemic.
Damage From RoomPlace Warehouse Fire Estimated At $40 Million To $60 MillionFirefighters are still on the scene of an extra alarm fire that destroyed a furniture warehouse in the western suburbs last night.
Bill Would Allow Retiring Police Dogs To Live With PartnerA bill is expected to pass in the Illinois Senate today requiring police departments to offer retiring police dogs to the officers who had partnered with them.
Oregon Testing Out Vehicle Mileage Tax The idea of the state of Illinois imposing a mileage tax on vehicles in place of the current gasoline tax was met with big opposition last week and the idea was dropped. But one state is already trying it.
Rain Barrels Could Become Mosquito Breeding Grounds If Not Installed Properly, Expert WarnsRain barrels have become popular in the Chicago area to save money on water bills when watering lawns and gardens but an expert warns that, if not installed properly or taken care of, could become mosquito breeding grounds.
Police Ask Adults To Be More Alert To Signs Of Child Abuse And NeglectThe Aurora Police Department has urged residents to be more aware of the signs of child abuse, and not to fear calling police to check out any suspicions.