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Illinois Rail Safety Week to be observed Sept. 22-28

  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Pedestrian and motorist safety around trains and railroad tracks will be the focus of Illinois Rail Safety Week next week. The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police announced that the fifth statewide rail safety initiative will be Sunday through Sept. 28

Chicago cop wounded, 2 others injured in separate incident

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say an officer was shot and wounded and two others were seriously injured after being dragged by a vehicle in a separate incident. Police spokesmen say an officer was shot Saturday morning on the South Side and hospitalized in critical condition. They say the

Chicago mayor calls for ban of flavored e-cigarettes

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has added her voice to the call for the banning of flavored electronic cigarettes in the city. Lightfoot on Monday called flavored e-cigarettes a “gateway” for children to get addicted to vaping and nicotine. Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick

University trustee, wife donate $50 million for student aid

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — A Northwestern University trustee and his wife are giving the Chicago area institution a large donation for the specific purpose of student financial aid. Jeff and Laurie Ubben bequeathed $50 million to Northwestern to fund scholarships that will be available to

Cost to clean up Grant Park after Lollapalooza over $600,000

CHICAGO (AP) — Organizers of the Lollapalooza music festival have received their largest bill in years to restore Chicago’s Grant Park after damages caused by last month’s event. The Chicago Tribune reports Lollapalooza received a $645,000 bill this year to clean up Grant Park.

LPHS parking lot project to be completed in a few weeks

  LASALLE – LaSalle Peru High School’s parking lot and lighting project will be completed within the next two weeks. Earlier this weeks, the high school’s buildings and grounds committee gave an update on the next steps to the 6th street project. In the coming days

SUV drives through Chicago-area mall and crashes into store

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — A man drove an SUV into a suburban Chicago mall on Friday, sending frightened shoppers scurrying and plowing over a kiosk before he crashed into a clothing store and was arrested. Video posted on social media shows the black Chevy Trailblazer driving through the

Patient records found at shuttered Indiana abortion clinics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators found thousands of abandoned medical records at three shuttered Indiana abortion clinics that were operated by a late doctor who took 辽宁体彩网 more than 2,200 sets of fetal remains, Indiana’s attorney general said Friday. No fetal remains were found during

Illinois State Police participates in rail safety initiative

METAMORA — For the sixth consecutive year, Illinois State Police (ISP) District 8 Commander Chad Peterson announces District 8 is partnering with local, state, and federal agencies to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety around railroad tracks and trains during Rail Safety Week, which is