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Gov. Bruce Rauner was met by hundreds of picketing union members and other protesters who waited in driving rain for him to arrive at Gaelic Park in Oak Forest on Monday. where he spoke to the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce. Comment?
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski joined firefighters and railroad officials on Monday at a BSNFRailway facility at 3611 W. 38th St. in Chicago to unveil a new 'smart app' that puts a wealth of cargo information at the fingertips of first responders at crash sites. Without the new technology called AskRail, accessible on smartphones and tablets, firefighters would have to endanger themselves and delay the response time by boarding trains to search for paper manifest listings that include what materials are being carried, Lipinski said. Comment?
Longtime Summit resident Louis C. Dineff did not let losing his law license as part of the Operation Greylord investigation in the late 1980s stop him from becoming successful. Mr. Dineff, 72, was one of the lawyers snagged by the Greylord probe into judicial corruption at the 5th Municipal District courthouse in the late 1980s. Comment?
Agnes Zarzycki would probably not be surprised that the funeral home business she founded a century ago is thriving in the southwest suburbs. "She was a very strong woman," said Claudette Zarzycki, describing her husband's great-grandmother, who founded Zarzycki Manor Chapels in 1915, at a time when few women were starting their own businesses. Comment?
After treating us to a January that was marked by a few days of brutally cold weather but relatively little snow, Mother Nature waited until the groundhog was about to make his prediction to let us know she is not ready to slip away quietly this winter. A mid-winter storm dumped almost two feet of snow in some areas from Saturday night into Monday morning. Comment?
A 55-year-old man was charged last week with bank robbery after he stole about $1,400 from a Bedford Park bank. David Stallings, 55, whose last known address was in Cicero, was charged Friday night by federal prosecutors for robbing the TCF Bank branch at 7400 S. Cicero Ave. that afternoon and trying to escape by bus down Cicero Avenue, the FBI said in a release. Comment?
A twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home in the 6500 block of South Knox Avenue about 2:40 a.m. Tuesday, killing the pilot but leaving the elderly couple who lived there unscathed. According to Chicago Fire Department officials, the residents of the home at 6515 S. Knox Ave. are an 84-year-old man and an 82-year-old woman. Comment?
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