23 Jun 2011

Man finds brother, 13, shot dead in Chicago Lawn

Jose Gutierrez was driving down West 62nd Street to a store to pay his cellphone bill Wednesday afternoon when he came across police and paramedics huddled around two teens lying on the ground at South Sacramento Avenue.

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23 Jun 2011

RTA warns of transit cuts

Mass transit service cuts could occur as early as next month if the state fails to pay some of the nearly $400 million it owes the Regional Transportation Authority, agency officials said today.

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23 Jun 2011

Quinn says he’ll use veto power to carve budget to his liking

Finds it ‘odd’ he’s still waiting to review gambling expansion billGov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that he will use his veto power to rewrite parts of the budget lawmakers sent him for the fiscal year that starts July 1.

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23 Jun 2011

Storms hamper mosquito battle

Little evidence of variety that carries West Nile virusIf you live in the northern suburbs and had trouble getting through to mosquito abatement crews after this week’s storms, there’s good reason for it.

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23 Jun 2011

Twisters in Downers Grove, Mount Prospect failed to trigger sirens

Other suburbs sounded the warning, thoughFerocious winds that spawned a tornado in Downers Grove on Tuesday night were serious enough to prompt village officials to end a council meeting a few minutes early.

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22 Jun 2011

Feds, cops use wiretaps, surveillance to bust 38 in drug rings

Federal agents and Chicago police worked more than a year using wiretaps, surveillance and undercover buys to break up a Chicago-based drug ring and arrest some of their suppliers and wholesale customers, prosecutors said today.

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22 Jun 2011

For Sale: Giant Slide at state fairgrounds

The man who’s owned the Giant Slide at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield since 1995 is putting the attraction up for sale.

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22 Jun 2011

Emanuel says he’s ‘not focused’ on Burke’s bodyguards

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he’s not focusing on the size of Ald. Edward Burke’s bodyguard detail, which he suggested during the mayoral campaign would need to be cut in the spirit of shared sacrifice.

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