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Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader

2930 S Michigan Ave Ste 102
Chicago, IL 60616   Directions

(312) 392-2970


This is how deportation fractures American families
02/05/2020 11:00am

A story of what happens when the undocumented parents and spouses of U.S. citizens are kidnapped by ICE 2018 On November 15 Dariana Ruiz woke before dawn to find an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent standing over her bed and shining a flashlight in her face.

Cannabis vs. Coumadin
02/03/2020 4:25pm

How do cannabinoids interact with prescription and over-the-counter medications You know how youre not supposed to eat grapefruit if youre taking blood thinners

The fight to release Beto
01/29/2020 2:00pm

After ICE detained Jesus Alberto Beto Lopez Gutierrez on his drive home from camping, one family has banded together to challenge his detention and deportation. Jesus Alberto Beto Lopez Gutierrez, 24, was on his way home from a camping trip with friends when their car was pulled over by police in Iowa.

01/29/2020 6:00am

Who needs Facebook and Russian trolls when Illinois election laws sow plenty of bad faith Election season in Illinois brings the usual accusations of corruption, copious paperwork, and byzantine bureaucratic processes to get on the ballot.

How to stay on the right side of the new law
01/20/2020 2:30pm

Because getting arrested is the biggest buzzkill. Weve enlisted Larry Mishkin, a local attorney who specializes in cannabis law in association with the Hoban Law Group based in Denver, to lay out the dos and donts of the new cannabis law. This information is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice.

Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times

30 N Racine Ave 3rd Fl
Chicago, IL 60607   Directions

(312) 321-3000


Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

160 N Stetson Ave
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 222-3232


Bears expected to sign tight end Demetrius Harris to a 1-year contract
02/19/2020 7:32pm

The Bears are expected to add help to their tight ends room with the addition of Demetrius Harris on a one-year contract, an NFL source confirmed Wednesday. The Browns released Harris, 28, earlier this week after one season, in which he had 15 receptions for 149 yards and three touchdowns. The...

Cubs must consider how to build their roster to cover when Kris Bryant plays the outfield: 3 takeaways from spring training
02/19/2020 5:56pm

Here are three takeaways from Cubs spring training Wednesday. 1. Shuffling looms when Kris Bryant shifts to the outfield. Manager David Ross plans to maximize the versatility of third baseman Kris Bryant by occasionally moving him to other positions. But his main position will be third, Ross...

What’s next for Rod Blagojevich? Can he practice law? Run for office? Become a poet?
02/19/2020 5:33pm

Rod Blagojevich and his family have spent the past eight years fighting for his freedom. Now that President Donald Trump has granted their wish by commuting Blagojevichs sentence and sending him back to Chicago about four years early, the 63-year-old disgraced ex-governors future is here. So,...

Former Outcome Health execs want to access $10.3 million in frozen funds. The government says they have plenty of money without it.
02/19/2020 4:57pm

If former Outcome Health CEO Rishi Shah can afford to wire $105,000 to Tesla and own multimillion-dollar properties, the government argues, he can afford to pay his attorneys fees. Shah and former Outcome Health president, Shradha Agarwal, want to access $10.3 million the government froze as part...

Calling himself a ‘freed political prisoner,’ Rod Blagojevich thanks Trump and remains unbowed
02/19/2020 4:43pm

Calling himself a Trumpocrat and freed political prisoner, disgraced ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich used his first full day of freedom Wednesday to thank President Donald Trump for commuting his prison sentence and take the first shot at redefining his legacy. A now silver-haired Blagojevich, 63,...

Crain's Chicago Business
Crain's Chicago Business

150 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 649-5200


Daily Herald
Daily Herald

155 E Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005   Directions

(847) 427-4300


'He didn't have to do this': Blagojevich praises Trump from Chicago home after release
02/19/2020 3:53pm

Former Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich gushed about Donald Trump after the Republican president commuted his sentence for political corruption, speaking Wednesday at a press event outside his Chicago home that sounded like an extended campaign ad for the president.

Elk Grove Village annexation dispute will carry on after term limits vote
02/19/2020 12:59pm

Resolution of a yearlong annexation dispute thats spilled over into the campaign to impose term limits on Elk Grove Village leaders will have to wait until after the March 17 primary election.

Mount Prospect teen sings for Golden Ticket on 'American Idol' Sunday
02/19/2020 1:06pm

Mount Prospect teen Claire Jolie Goodman will be among the aspiring singers to try out for a golden ticket to Hollywood on Sunday nights edition of American Idol.

Officials confirm two more cases of Legionnaires' disease in Vernon Hills
02/19/2020 5:05pm

Two new cases of Legionnaires disease, bringing the total to five, have been confirmed at a senior living facility in Vernon Hills.

Crawford's band will do without second fiddle
02/19/2020 4:19pm

Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford talks with John Dietz about another frustrating season and whether or not hed be willing to continue his career as a backup.

Extra Bilingual Newspaper
Extra Bilingual Newspaper

3906 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647   Directions

(773) 252-3534


Lawndale News
Lawndale News

5533 W 25th St
Cicero, IL 60804   Directions

(708) 656-6400


Chimpanzee ‘Actors’ Find Reprieve at Lincoln Park Zoo
02/13/2020 6:25am

When Wildlife Waystation, an unaccredited wildlife facility in California, closed in August 2019, more than 40 chimpanzees were left in need of long-term care. Lincoln Park Zoo offered support and... Read more

Attorney General Raoul: Be Vigilant for Phone, Online Scams
02/13/2020 6:23am

Attorney General Kwame Raoul warned Illinois residents to be on alert for phone scams in which callers pose as representatives of law enforcement or public utilities in order to con... Read more

NBA All-Star Takeover
02/13/2020 6:22am

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou For the first time in 32 years, the NBA All-Star Game is returning to Chicago, bringing the likes of LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo and more of... Read more

Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán Performs at Symphony Center
02/13/2020 6:21am

Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitln performs a collection of classic folkloric works and innovative takes on traditional music for their 12th appearance at Symphony Center on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7:30... Read more

Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity Gala Raises $2.8M
02/13/2020 6:20am

Eighteen area charities last Friday shared more than $2.8 million raised by the 2020 Chicago Auto Shows benevolent event, First Look for Charity, and one attendee left with the keys... Read more

WBBM TV - CBS Chicago
WBBM TV - CBS Chicago

22 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602   Directions

(312) 899-2890


Missing Mail Found Dumped On Chicago’s Southwest Side
02/19/2020 6:40pm

Whos not paying attention to this We dont deserve this. We do not deserved to be treated like this.

Could Rod Blagojevich’s Sentence Being Commuted Threaten Other Corruption Probes?
02/19/2020 6:32pm

Could Rod Blagojevichs sentence commutation threaten efforts to bring other politicians to justice

Blagojevich, A Criminal Justice Reformer? Critics Say He Didn’t Do Much While Governor
02/19/2020 6:26pm

Through all channels, through all connections, that anyone had, we just could not get answers to those petitions.

Police Chase Of Shooting Suspects In Aurora Ends In Grisly Crash
02/19/2020 6:10pm

At least four people went to the hospital Wednesday afternoon, after a car being chased by police in west suburban Aurora crashed into another vehicle, ripping one of the two cars in half.

Defiant Rod Blagojevich Sounds Familiar Note Upon Return Home From Prison: ‘I Didn’t Let You Down’
02/19/2020 6:05pm

From beginning to end, this was persecution masquerading as prosecution, Blagojevich said a day after his early release from prison.


205 Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 565-5532


WGN Radio
WGN Radio

303 E Wacker Dr 18th Fl
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 222-4700


The Top Five@5 (02/19/2020): Rod Blagojevich calls himself a “freed political prisoner”, Interim CPD Supt. Charlie Beck addresses rising CTA violence, Justin Bieber says he can win a fight with Tom Cruise, and more…
02/19/2020 7:39pm

The Top Five5 for Wednesday, February 19th, 2020: Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich held a press conference from his home in Ravenswood, and thanked President Trump for commuting his 14 year sentence. Interim CPD Superintendent Charlie Beck tells WGN Radios Bob Sirott, his plans to combat rising violence on the CTA, and more Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter Follow RoeConn Follow kpowell720 Follow kgfrankenthal Follow LaurenLapka Follow TheRoeConnShow And be sure to follow Roe on Facebook

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart on repeat gun offenders: “Home ankle monitors were just for overcrowding and low-level offenders. It wasn’t meant for gun offenders.”
02/19/2020 7:25pm

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart joins The Roe Conn Show to discuss why the home ankle monitoring program, which is used to prevent prison overcrowding is inadvertently contributing to the increased gun violence in the city. Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter Follow RoeConn Follow kpowell720 Follow kgfrankenthal Follow LaurenLapka Follow TheRoeConnShow And be sure to follow Roe on Facebook

Alderman Brendan Reilly on new rideshare safety ordinance: “The reason police asked me to pass this ordinance, is so they can proactively stop trolling vehicles to see if they’re actually rideshare drivers. If not…they can make an arrest under the ordinance.”
02/19/2020 7:02pm

Chicago Alderman Brendan Reilly42nd joins The Roe Conn Show to discuss the latest happenings in City Hall, including a proposal of an ordinance that would impose a minimum $10,000 fine and up to 90 days in jail for anyone posing as a rideshare drivers. Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter Follow RoeConn Follow kpowell720 Follow kgfrankenthal Follow LaurenLapka Follow TheRoeConnShow And be sure to follow Roe on Facebook

Former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillén on ‘weak’ Chicago media, the possibility of managing again and the MLB cheating scandal
02/19/2020 6:02pm

World Series Champion manager Ozzie Guilln and his son Ozzie Guilln Jr. join Justin to talk about a wide variety of topics including the opportunities for Latinos to hold top baseball positions, how La Vida Baseball celebrates Latino culture, the use of analytics in baseball, the challenge of managing players from different backgrounds, the chances that we see Ozzie managing in the big leagues again, the current state of Chicago sports media, why it is hard to be honest today,

Anna Davlantes Show 2/19/20: Blagojevich’s Homecoming, Donna Moore, & More…
02/19/2020 5:37pm

Anna Davlantes Full Show for Wednesday, February 19th: Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich held his first news conference since being released from federal prison by President Trump. He didnt take any questions, but he did take quite some time talking to the press. At 0:00 Anna, Steve Bertrand, and WGNs very own Walter Jacobson gave their initial reactions to the press conference at the top of the show. At 12:12 Then, National Political Correspondent of POLITICO Natasha Korecki shared her


2501 W Bradley Pl
Chicago, IL 60618   Directions

(773) 528-2311


Police say 8 killed in shootings in the German city of Hanau
02/19/2020 6:27pm

HANAU, Germany Eight people were killed in shootings in the German city of Hanau on Wednesday evening, authorities said. Two hookah lounges reportedly were targeted. Authorities were searching for the perpetrators early Thursday, three hours after the shootings which took place at about 10 p.m. 2100 GMT. A short police statement gave no information on the victims. It said the motive is not immediately clear. Police said a dark vehicle was seen leaving the scene of the first shooting,

Sun, cold before weekend warmup
02/19/2020 6:21pm

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Family says 62-year-old froze to death in Michigan home after living for months without power
02/19/2020 5:22pm

FREELAND, Mich. WJRT The blistering cold turned deadly Saturday afternoon after a Michigan family said their 62-year-old relative, Arnoul Jaros, was found dead in his unheated home. The Jaros family had gone to invite their relative over for dinner, but there was no answer at the door. They said this wasnt uncommon, because he typically is not interested in socializing. This time, however, there were no sounds of movement inside, no foot tracks around and a full mailbox with

Gloves off: A tale of two Rods
02/19/2020 4:59pm

CHICAGO From the somewhat contrite convicted governor to the fighter who reemerged from prison, WGN Investigates has the tale of two Rods. This is a time to be strong. This is a time to fight through adversity, Blagojevich said after his 2011 sentencing hearing. It was a shell-shocked Rod Blagojevich who emerged from his sentencing hearing nine years ago. His acceptance of responsibility, apology and plea for mercy has for the most part fallen on deaf ears. I have

City Council honors Boston man who disarmed would-be robber before Chicago Marathon
02/19/2020 4:56pm

CHICAGO The Chicago City Council honored a man from Boston Wednesday who disarmed a would-be robber the morning of the Chicago Marathon. In video seen in October, Jean Paul LaPierre is seen confronting a man who was attempting to rob CTA passengers on a Blue Line train. The suspect is heard saying, Its just a gun, let me go. LaPierre, who is a former Golden Gloves boxer, said Im not letting you go, Ill break your head in one


190 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 750-7777


Illinois Ex-Gov.Rod Blagojevich released from prison hours after Donald Trump commutes prison sentence, returns to Chicago overnight
02/19/2020 10:42pm

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been released from prison hours after President Donald Trump commuted his 14-year prison sentence, and is flying home to Chicago.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to begin new life on March 31
02/19/2020 7:36pm

Harry and Meghan will no longer use the titles His Royal Highness and Her Royal Highness but will retain them.

Rod Blagojevich before-and-after videos show ex-governor with wife, daughters after over 7 years
02/19/2020 7:25pm

Its been more than seven years since former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was photographed with his family at home.

Chicago AccuWeather: Partly cloudy, cold Wednesday night
02/19/2020 7:10pm

Partly cloudy, cold Wednesday night. Lows in the single digits to mid-teens.


454 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60611   Directions

(312) 836-5555


Buttigieg to Trump: My Marriage Never Involved ‘Hush Money to a Porn Star’
02/19/2020 10:55pm

Pete Buttigieg continued his public feud with Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday followingremarks the conservative talk show host madeabout the presidential hopefuls sexuality and husband. Speaking at a CNN town hall, the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor turned controversial comments made by Limbaugh in which he openly wondered whether Americans were ready to elect a gay man who was kissing...

Ravenswood Manor A ‘Circus’ As Blagojevich Comes Home
02/19/2020 11:03pm

Some Chicagoams describe the return of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to his Ravenswood Manor home circus-like as attracted lights, cameras, helicopters, and visitors from all over the Chicago area. I agree that having a lot of news cameras around can be annoying, even if its not focused on you, but this is a big story, resident Jeremy Holleb told...

Man Critically Wounded in Bronzeville: Police
02/20/2020 1:24am

A man was critically wounded in a shooting Wednesday in Bronzeville on the South Side. Officers responded about 3 p.m. to the 3900 block of South Michigan Avenue and found the man unconscious on the ground, Chicago police said. The man, who is 30 to 40 years old, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center with gunshot wounds...

Blagojevich Talks Prison, Trump, Shaving in ‘Homecoming’ Appearance
02/19/2020 5:58pm

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich walked up to the podium outside his Ravenswood home, the first time he appeared beside his family since his prison release, dabbing his bloody chin with a napkin. Im bruised and Im battered and Im bloody, he began. Its been a long time since Ive shaved with a normal razor. He was nearly 30 minutes...

Indiana Beach Amusement Park to Close After Nearly 100 Years
02/20/2020 12:44am

A northern Indiana amusement park that entertained generations of visitors with rides, midway attractions and lakeside concerts for nearly a century has closed, park officials say, citing the parks disappointing performance. Indiana Beach, which opened in 1926, offered roller coasters and other rides from its lakeside site on Lake Shafer in Monticello, about 30 miles north of Lafayette. The park...

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