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The Brookfield Zoo is celebrating the birth of a bottlenose dolphin, the second dolphin birth at the west suburban zoo in just five days. ]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:07:25 -0600 <![CDATA[ Dozens gather at Logan Square eatery for ‘Serial’ podcast finale ]]>

Breakfast smells and tension filled the air of an eatery in Logan Square Thursday morning as a few dozen die hards gathered to listen to the last installment of “Serial,” the viral podcast that gave millions a window into the mysterious 1999 murder and court case of a Baltimore teenager. ]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:13:08 -0600 <![CDATA[ Emanuel off to Chile on family holiday — with no apologies ]]>

It’s a bit unusual for a Chicago mayor with plummeting poll numbers in the middle of a re-election campaign to go off on an exotic vacation to a place as far away as Chile. ]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:25:47 -0600 <![CDATA[ Garcia vows to hire the 1,000 police officers Emanuel promised ]]>

Mayoral hopeful Jesus “Chuy” Garcia vowed Thursday to deliver on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s broken promise to hire 1,000 additional Chicago Police officers, arguing that runaway overtime is no substitute for additional manpower. ]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:53:15 -0600 <![CDATA[ Emanuel vows to introduce his own privatization ordinance ]]>

Mayor Rahm Emanuel vowed Thursday to introduce his own ordinance spelling out how much time a City Council rushed into approving the hated parking meter deal would have to consider privatization deals and how the proceeds would be spent. ]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:04:07 -0600 <![CDATA[ Emanuel denies Willie Wilson petition challenge is racist ploy ]]>

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday categorically denied that he’s trying to disenfranchise African-American voters by seeking to knock millionaire black businessman Willie Wilson off the ballot. ]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:30:14 -0600 <![CDATA[ Consumer advocates gear up for fight over landline phones ]]> Lead story image

Citizens Utility Board executive director David Kolata said he’s worried telecom companies will try to do away with the “obligation to serve” mandate that requires them to offer home phone service throughout Illinois. ]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:01:55 -0600 <![CDATA[ Unions sue to stop Chicago pension overhaul ]]>

Current and retired city workers and their labor unions have filed a lawsuit arguing a law overhauling Chicago’s pension systems is unconstitutional. ]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:00:21 -0600 <![CDATA[ Family, classmates hold memorial at Johnson Prep for slain twin ]]> Lead story image

Demario Bailey was killed Saturday, three days shy of his birthday, when four muggers approached him and his brother under a viaduct in Englewood. He and twin brother Demacio will be honored at a birthday celebration at the school on Tuesday. ]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:21:54 -0600 <![CDATA[ Glenview man pleads guilty in North Korea WMD case ]]>

A Glenview man accused of teaming up with his Taiwanese dad to evade a U.S. ban on selling weapon-making equipment to North Korea pleaded guilty Tuesday to a lesser charge of lying on export documents. Gary Tsai, 37, was accused of exporting machinery with his dad, Alex Tsai, that could be used to make weapons of mass destruction. READ MORE AT: … ]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:08:40 -0600 <![CDATA[ Jackie Robinson West players do live in city: Little League official ]]>

A Little League International official on Tuesday shot down allegations that several members of the Jackie Robinson West All Stars — last summer’s U.S. championship team — lived outside the league’s Chicago boundaries. The written complaint against the South Side league was filed by Chris Janes, vice president of Evergreen Park Athletic Association, a rival league with teams that have been defeated mightily by the celebrated Chicago team. READ MORE AT: … ]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:38:13 -0600