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Oversight board fires police officer for fatally shooting 2

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s police oversight board on Thursday fired an officer who fatally shot two people — a teenager he said threatened him with a bat and a woman standing nearby. The Chicago Police Board fired officer Robert Rialmo nearly four years after the deaths of 19-year-old

Chicago principal who watched boy’s forced ejection retires

  CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago elementary school principal who looked on as a security guard physically forced a fourth-grader out of the building on a cold day has retired. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Cynthia Miller retired from her job at Fiske Elementary School on Friday. In a

New urgent care facilities coming to Mendota and Streator

MENDOTA – Residents of Mendota, Streator and surrounding areas will have increased access to urgent care facilities this fall. Beginning Monday, OSF PromptCare will open their doors in Mendota, adjacent to existing OSF primary care offices. The Streator site is scheduled to open at OSF

Local officials announce ten-year smoke detector law

PERU – Pretty soon Illinoisans will be required to upgrade their smoke detectors. On Thursday morning at the Peru Fire Station, LaSalle and Peru fire chiefs, LaSalle County Health Department, Illinois Fire Safety Alliance and State Representative Lance Yednock gave more details on the law

Chicago teachers to strike amid no contract deal

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers are set to go on strike after failing to reach a contract deal with the nation’s third-largest school district. Both sides have been negotiating for months over issues including pay and benefits, class size and teacher preparation time. The Chicago Teachers