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  • Head of Marshals Service in Chicago reassigned Sep 9, 2014 8:42 AM
    The U.S. Marshals Service has announced it has replaced the head of its Chicago office for the past four years in a re-organization, appointing an interim chief for its high-profile northern Illinois district.

  • Lawsuit filed for woman killed by falling masonry in Chicago Sep 9, 2014 8:42 AM
    The boyfriend of a woman killed by falling masonry has sued the landmark Chicago church from which the debris fell. Sarah Bean was struck in the head Thursday by a piece of decorative stone outside the Second Presbyterian Church. The 34-year-old mother of two was later pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

  • A Chicago visit yields man $200,000 Lottery prize Sep 9, 2014 8:42 AM
    Kevin Loftus visited Chicago for a friend’s wedding and left with a whole lot of cash. The 28-year-old Washington, D.C. man won $200,000 in the Illinois Lottery’s “Queen of Hearts” scratch-off game recently.

  • Chicago, Cook County get part of $2 million Justice grants Sep 9, 2014 8:42 AM
    In a news release, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said the largest award — $500,000 — went to a program called Life-Span, which provides representation to victims of domestic violence, dating violence and sexual assault in Cook County. The Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago received more than $483,000 to provide similar services in the county.

  • No time to panic, but Bears must run the ball Sep 9, 2014 6:08 AM
    Bears head coach Marc Trestman needs to shore up the offensive strategy to protect the defensive flaws if they expect to finish with a winning season. It's time to hand the ball to Matt Forte, says Mike North.

  • Music notes: ’80s rocker Lita Ford to play Arcada in St. Charles Sep 9, 2014 5:45 AM
    Lita Ford and Foreigner's Lou Gramm make for a rockin' 1980s weekend with shows Friday (Ford) and Saturday (Gramm) at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. Also, experimental hip-hop group Shabazz Palaces plays Lincoln Hall in Chicago on Saturday.

  • Terror plotter Jose Padilla gets longer sentence of 21 years Sep 9, 2014 1:54 PM
    Convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla was handed a new prison sentence Tuesday of 21 years after a federal appeals court ruled his original 17-year sentence was too lenient. Padilla was convicted in 2007 on charges of supporting al-Qaida and terrorism conspiracy. Padilla, 43, was arrested in 2002 at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport during the tense months after the 9/11 attacks.

  • Attorney general denies conflict in anti-violence probe Sep 8, 2014 8:26 PM
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Monday defended her right to give legal advice to state lawmakers conducting a probe into a troubled Chicago anti-violence program that was overseen by Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration.

  • Tough loss behind them, Trestman gets Bears refocused Sep 8, 2014 9:12 PM
    The Bears were knocked down on Sunday in an upset loss to the Buffalo Bills that has come with plenty of outside criticism. Now, coach Marc Trestman and his team must refocus and prepare for a challenging trip to the West Coast to face a powerhouse San Francisco 49ers team that has won 36 games over the previous three seasons.

  • Woman accused of DUI in Illinois trooper wreck Sep 8, 2014 9:46 AM
    A woman already on probation for a drunken-driving conviction is jailed without bond after being accused of being intoxicated when her car hit and injured an Illinois State Police trooper on a Chicago-area freeway. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a judge Sunday set 59-year-old Leslie Thurow’s bail at $450,000 on charges of aggravated leaving the scene of a police-involved crash, aggravated DUI and aggravated DUI involving personal injury.

  • Police: Couple, 2 pugs rescued on Lake Michigan Sep 8, 2014 9:46 AM
    A man, a woman and two pugs have been rescued from a 48-foot motorboat after it caught fire on Lake Michigan. Chicago Police Marine Unit Officer Marcus Buenrostro tells the Chicago Sun-Times that nearby boaters picked up the woman and dogs about a mile offshore Sunday afternoon before flames spread. Police responded after receiving a mayday call.

  • Fort Wayne program turns bike racks into sculpture Sep 8, 2014 9:46 AM
    An Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne program that turns bicycle racks into sculpture has won international recognition. The Journal Gazette reports that the school’s Sculpture with Purpose project was recognized with a merit award last week at the International Downtown Association’s annual convention in Ottawa, Ontario. Project manager Ruth Stone says the idea sprang from the local 70 miles or more of bike trails and a push for more public art. It was modeled after similar programs in Toledo, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky. The trails now boast 50 sculptures, which will be maintained by Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne. The project was a collaboration between the city, IPFW and Arts United. It was intended as a way to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary.

  • Mike North video: Don’t order Super Bowl tickets just yet Sep 8, 2014 10:25 AM
    If the Bears only manage to score 20 points a game like they did against the Buffalo Bills, don't expect them to win many games.

  • Rauner’s ed plan focused on teachers, funding Sep 8, 2014 4:33 PM
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner outlined an education reform plan Monday that touched on teacher merit pay, overhauling tenure and changing the state’s school funding formal, but the proposal didn’t contain specifics on what exactly he would change or how he would accomplish them.

  • Fire claims lives of four children on South Side Sep 8, 2014 4:38 PM
    Four children died when fire raced up a stairwell early Monday in an apartment building on Chicago’s far South Side, trapping them in their bedrooms and forcing their mother and her boyfriend to leap from a third-story window, fire officials said.

  • Council panel approves settlement in abuse case Sep 8, 2014 5:06 PM
    The Chicago City Council Finance Committee has approved a $150,000 settlement of a lawsuit filed by a tanning salon manager who claims she was struck by a police officer and verbally abused during a raid on the business.

  • Police: Chicago man sets wife on fire during fight Sep 8, 2014 8:50 AM
    Police spokeswoman Amina Greer tells the Chicago Sun-Times the 66-year-old man used rubbing alcohol to set his wife on fire during an argument around 9 p.m. Sunday in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood.

  • Cutler admits 2nd pick was his fault Sep 8, 2014 9:10 PM
    IN a team meeting after watching film of Sunday's 23-20 overtime loss to the Buffalo Bills, quarterback Jay Cutler took the blame for his fourth-quarter interception.

  • Project manager recalls Moto’s construction days Sep 8, 2014 5:11 AM
    Kukec's People column features Jim Rohleder, owner of J.A. Rohleder & Associates Inc. in McHenry, and the man who led the construction projects of each Motorola campus back in the day. He talks about what it was like and his thoughts on what those campuses have become today.

  • Rauner’s plan would change education funding formula Sep 8, 2014 6:40 PM
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner outlined an education reform plan Monday that touched on teacher merit pay, overhauling tenure and changing the state’s school funding formula, but the proposal didn’t contain specifics on what exactly he would change or how he would accomplish his goals.

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