22 Jun 2011

Priest pleads not guilty to aiding jailed mobster

A Roman Catholic priest pleaded not guilty today to federal charges he tried to help Outfit hit man Frank Calabrese Sr. spirit a family violin away from the federal government after it had seized the imprisoned mobster’s possessions.

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22 Jun 2011

Illinois Senate won’t vote on limiting state worker unionizing

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate won’t vote today on a measure pushed by Gov. Pat Quinn to limit collective bargaining rights for thousands of state workers.

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22 Jun 2011

Chicago aldermen balk at drug testing for city employees

Hearing cancelled after ACLU sends letterChicago aldermen are balking at a proposal to impose random drug tests on all city employees as the American Civil Liberties Union raises questions about whether it would survive a court challenge.

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21 Jun 2011

1 killed, 1 injured by Metra train near Cicero

One man was killed and another was critically injured when they were struck by an outbound Metra train near Cicero, officials said this morning.

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20 Jun 2011

Man shot dead in Bridgeport

A 33-year-old man was fatally shot late Monday night in the city’s Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

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