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  • Wet fall and cold weather create propane shortage Jan 22, 2014 5:48 PM
    Propane distributors have traveled as far as Mississippi and Kansas to keep up with demand in Illinois. John Tibbs, the director of education and safety for Illinois Propane Gas association, said he’s “going to be scared to death” if cold weather persists for the next couple of weeks.

  • Class status sought for alleged torture victims Dec 17, 2013 7:58 AM
    Lawyers want a judge to grant class status to prisoners who may have been tortured into giving false confessions by Chicago police. The Chicago Sun-Times reports attorney Locke Bowman estimates that about 40 people are falsely imprisoned in Illinois after being tortured by police under the watch of former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge.

  • Audit: former city official didn’t defraud Chicago Dec 4, 2013 7:12 AM
    An audit of a former state treasurer in Ohio facing money laundering, wire fraud and other charges has concluded that he did not engage in similar illegal activities while he was Chicago’s comptroller. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that after analyzing nearly 3 million records and conducting 31 interviews for the city, a law firm and an accounting firm found no evidence of wrongdoing by Amer Ahmad while he worked for Chicago.

  • Chicago Field Museum’s dinosaur to get cleaning Nov 11, 2013 8:37 AM
    The Field Museum’s famous Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur skeleton, Sue, is getting ready for the holidays. One of the 67-million-year-old dinosaur’s twice yearly cleanings will happen Tuesday morning at the Chicago museum. That’s when geologist Bill Simpson plans to ride a lift around the dinosaur fossil.

  • Camcorder battery causes fire aboard airliner at O’Hare Sep 27, 2013 7:10 AM
    An American Airlines flight from Chicago to St. Louis was forced to return to O’Hare International Airport after a camcorder battery caused a fire in an overhead compartment. A Chicago Fire Department spokesman says the small fire aboard the MD80 was put out with hand-held fire extinguishers by members of the flight crew.

  • Appellate court upholds Chicago's landmark law Sep 27, 2013 8:47 AM
    The Illinois Appellate Court has upheld a Chicago landmarks ordinance designed to protect hundreds of historic buildings and 50 neighborhood districts. The ordinance approved by the court establishes rules on whether a building or area in Chicago is worthy of landmark protection. The law limits owners' ability to make changes to landmarked property.

  • Former Mell aide selected for legislative seat Aug 13, 2013 11:49 AM
    A onetime aide to former Chicago Alderman Dick Mell will replace his daughter in the Illinois Legislature. Jaime Andrade Jr. will take the seat held by Deborah Mell. She left the Illinois House to replace her father on Chicago’s city council when he retired after nearly 40 years representing the ward on the northwest side.

  • Great Summer Reads for Kids from the West Chicago Public Library Jun 20, 2013 1:58 PM
    The West Chicago Public Library District invites kids to find some adventure this summer with some great independent reading suggestions from Dominique Roman, Youth Services Librarian.

  • Prosecutors: Jackson can get treatment in prison Jun 18, 2013 8:41 AM
    Federal prosecutors are refuting the contention by defense attorneys that Jesse Jackson Jr. should spend less time in prison because a lengthy sentence would cause his fragile mental health to deteriorate. In a court document filed Monday, they say the Bureau of Prisons has hundreds of mental health experts who can treat the former Illinois congressman for bipolar disorder and depression.

  • West Chicago library celebrates Father's Day with cookout Jun 21, 2013 10:24 PM
    Over 80 patrons enjoyed the Father's Day Cookout program at the Library Saturday, June 15.

  • Enterprise to acquire IGO CarSharing business May 28, 2013 1:33 PM
    Enterprise Holdings said Tuesday that it’s acquiring the business of IGO CarSharing, a nonprofit car-sharing program based in Chicago.The acquisition represents further expansion of traditional car-rental companies into the car-sharing business. The move follows rival Avis Budget Group Inc.’s acquisition of car-sharing service Zipcar Inc. for $491.2 million, which expanded its offerings to include car-sharing.

  • West Chicago Public Library District Prepares for Summer Reading May 24, 2013 9:02 PM
    This summer the library will be featuring a series of programs and events for all ages that invite patrons to "Have Book-Will Travel!"

  • Garza stellar in return, but Cubs' pen blows it May 21, 2013 11:14 PM
    Matt Garza couldn't have asked for a better return to a major league mound after a 10-month layoff. Garza allowed one hit over five shutout innings in his first outing since July, but the Pittsburgh Pirates pounced on the bullpen for a 5-4 win over the Cubs on Tuesday night. B utTravis Snider hit a grand slam off of Shawn Camp after Hector Rondon and James Russell (1-1) had combined to load the bases in the sixth just as Garza was removed following his 82nd pitch. "The only disappointment for me is I didn't pitch longer," Garza said

  • Orbitz posts profit, rebounds from year-ago loss May 9, 2013 12:00 PM
    Orbitz Worldwide Inc. posted first-quarter net income of $146.2 million on Thursday as a hefty tax benefit and higher revenue from hotel and vacation package bookings helped it rebound from a loss in the year-ago period. The results impressed investors and the company issued strong revenue predictions for the current quarter and full year.

  • Wearable robots getting lighter, more portable May 9, 2013 7:15 AM
    When Michael Gore stands it’s a triumph of science and engineering. He was paralyzed from the waist down 11 years ago in a workplace accident. Yet he rises from his wheelchair to his full 6-foot-2-inches and walks across the room. Gore walks with help from a lightweight wearable robot, which he demonstrated this week in Chicago at the annual meeting of the American Spinal Injury Association. The 27-pound Indego device is the lightest of several competing products being tested in U.S. rehab hospitals. It snaps together and straps onto the user’s waist and legs. The 42-year-old Gore of North Carolina says it’s an emotional boost to talk with people eye-to-eye. The devices are still experimental and haven’t yet been approved by federal regulators for personal use.

  • Celebrating Superhero Week at West Chicago library Apr 30, 2013 6:08 PM
    The West Chicago Public Library Youth Services Department is celebrating Superhero Week with events planned all week.

  • Construction resumes on downtown Chicago bridge Apr 29, 2013 7:51 AM
    The next phase of repair work on a major downtown Chicago bridge could cause some problems for commuters this week. Chicago Transit Authority officials say work on the historic Wells Street Bridge over the Chicago River will affect service through May 5. It's the second phase of work. The bridge was closed for 9 days in March as well.

  • FBI asking for help to find Chicago man Apr 24, 2013 8:25 AM
    The FBI says it needs the public's help in finding a Chicago man who is on the run. The FBI announced Tuesday it is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension of Paris Poe. He's also known as Polerowski. Poe is wanted for questioning in a federal murder investigation. An arrest warrant for Poe was filed last week in U.S. District Court in Chicago.

  • West Chicago Public Library District to Celebrate "El Día de los Niños" Apr 23, 2013 1:49 PM
    West Chicago Public Library will join hundreds of libraries across the country in celebrating "El Día de los Niños on April 27 from 1-2:30 pm.

  • Communities Matter @ the West Chicago Public Library District Apr 17, 2013 8:01 PM
    The West Chicago Public Library joins libraries in communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week.

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