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  1. Racist emails by city water employees draws reaction from Black Caucus chairmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    The revelation of racist emails by a supervisor and others in the city water department is drawing reaction from the chairman of the City Council's Black Caucus. Ald. Rod Sawyer says "People who despise their fellow Chicagoans should not be in positions vital to public health and safety."


  2. City Collecting Supplies For VeteransRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Once again, Chicago officials are encouraging residents to help veterans through Operation Help-A-Hero. The collection drive helps homeless Veterans move on to permanent housing.


  3. WLS White Sox announcer Ed Farmer opens up about kidney diseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Chicagoans have long known Ed Farmer. The southwest side native and former White Sox pitcher has been broadcasting Sox baseball since 1992, and now calls the games on WLS with Darrin Jackson.


  4. Chicago launches campaign in response to Trumpa s immigration policiesRead the original story

    May 22, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    The city of Chicago is launching a campaign in response to President Donald Trump's threats to cut off funding for sanctuary cities. "One Chicago" was established on Sunday afternoon in response to the growing needs of the city's refugee and immigrant populations.


  5. UIC releases lengthy report on racial inequality in ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    A University of Illinois at Chicago report examines "pervasive" racial inequalities in the city when it comes to housing, economics, criminal justice and health care. The 184-page report released Monday looks at three groups which each make up roughly one-third of Chicago's population: blacks, whites and Latinos.


  6. New Chicago hotline aimed at those reluctant to call policeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    An anti-crime group in Chicago is starting a new crime hotline aimed at those wary of contacting police directly with anonymous tips. The Chicago Crime Commission says it will focus its marketing of the hotline on residents in neighborhoods hard hit by gang violence and other crime.


  7. Chicagoans Reduce Waste a oeSignificantlya with Checkout Bag TaxRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that Chicagoans significantly reduced the average number of disposable bags used per shopping trip in the first month of the Checkout Bag Tax, demonstrating measurable success in the City's effort to reduce paper and plastic bag use in Chicago. The city implemented a seven-cent tax on plastic and paper bags to help reduce waste, which helps benefit both the local environment and economy.


  8. Connected to ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    State Representative Will Guzzardi sits down with Bill Cameron to discuss the hot topics in politics this week. Guzzardi shares his thoughts about the recent United Airlines issues, including if there is anything to be done legally about these recent situations.


  9. FEDS: Zion Men Linked To ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Two men from north suburban Zion were arrested Wednesday on a federal complaint charging them with conspiring to provide material support to ISIS. Federal officials say 35-year-old Joseph D. Jones, also known as "Yusuf Abdulhaqq," and 35-year-old Edward Schimenti, also known as "Abdul Wali," are charged with conspiring to knowingly provide and attempt to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.


  10. Work Zone Safety WeekRead the original story

    Apr 4, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Yes, Chicagoans know road constructions season well and with Spring finally here, it means road projects will ramp up. In support of the effort, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has proclaimed April 3-7 as "Work Zone Safety Week" in Illinois.


  11. Feds: $1M stolen from Field Museum funded luxury cars, jewelryRead the original story

    Mar 21, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Federal prosecutors say the woman who stole nearly $1 million from the Field Museum while working there for a decade used the money to buy expensive clothing, watches, handbags and to drive "one luxury car after another," the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. Caryn Benson faces sentencing April 21, more than a year after she pleaded guilty to the embezzlement.


  12. Hundreds gather in Loop to protest Trump order on immigrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Another day brought another set of Chicago protests against President Donald Trump's series of executive orders restricting the travel of immigrants and seven Muslim-majority countries' citizens, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. After a weekend of rallies at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, community organizers came together for a demonstration and march through downtown Chicago on a brisk and windy Wednesday evening.


  13. Big John And Ray 60: a oeSwearing TasersaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    A terminally ill teen got her dying wish thanks to her uncle's police force - she tasered nearly the whole department. 'Army of Moms' is leading an effort to personally take down more than 44 crosses that have been erected as monuments to Chicagoans slain by gun violence.


  14. VIDEO: Six people arrested on mob action charges after Christmas Eve Gurnee Mills Mall FightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Authorities have arrested six of the seven adults wanted on mob action charges for a Christmas Eve fight in a north suburban Gurnee mall. On Dec. 24, officers responded to Gurnee Mills Mall, 6170 W. Grand Ave., for a fight involving several people, according to a statement from Gurnee police.


  15. Charges filed in North Suburban Mall FightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    As shoppers carried bags and boxes through the Gurnee Mills Mall, last month, a fight broke out between two groups of people. One person picked up a chair and shoved it toward another.


  16. Chicago police use excessive force, DOJ findsRead the original story

    Jan 14, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    The Chicago Police Department has unconstitutionally engaged in a pattern of excessive and deadly force, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Friday, wrapping up a 13-month federal probe of a department that has been under heavy scrutiny over officer-involved shootings. As a result of the probe, the city and the Justice Department have agreed to negotiate a reform plan that would be overseen by a federal judge, Lynch said in Chicago.


  17. Divvy closes in on 10 million trips taken on bike-share systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2016 | WLS-AM Chicago

    As Divvy closes in on 10 million trips taken on the city's bike-share system, the landmark trip is most likely to be taken downtown. The city announced Thursday that more than more than 9,985,000 trips have been taken on Divvy since it launched in June 2013.


  18. Check tree twice for ornaments, or you'll regret it very mulchRead the original story

    Dec 29, 2016 | WLS-AM Chicago

    There will be no "Toy Story" ending if Chicagoans don't remove their favorite Christmas ornaments from their trees before hauling them to one of 24 sites the city offers for disposal, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. "We do not have a repository for any forgotten ornaments on holiday trees which is why we remind residents to carefully check their trees for all of their holiday mementos," Sara McGann, spokeswoman for the Department of Streets and Sanitation, said Tuesday in an email.


  19. 2017 Will Be More Expensive for ChicagoansRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2016 | WLS-AM Chicago

    City Hall will be both hammering you and nickel and diming you in 2017. Both the City Council and the School Board voted big increases in property taxes for pensions.


  20. More than 1,000 flights cancelled as 8 inches of snow expectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2016 | WLS-AM Chicago

    More than 1,000 flights have been cancelled as Chicago prepares for up to 8 inches of snow by Sunday night. Early Sunday, 1,181 flights were canceled at O'Hare International Airport and 163 flights had been canceled at Midway International Airport, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation.


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