Chuy to workers: I will be your mayor


By Meg Anderson Standing before his supporters Tuesday night, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia said he looks forward to April’s run-off election  and promises to keep Chicago’s working class at the forefront of his mind if elected mayor. “This city deserves a mayor who will put people first, not big money’s special interests. I will be that […]

Air sick passengers force emergency landing at O’Hare

By Margaret Anderson What’s a traveler’s worst nightmare? Is it a sudden drop in cabin pressure with oxygen masks falling like dangling jellyfish above the passengers’ heads, or is it no masks at all? That’s just what happened Tuesday morning when a United flight made an emergency landing at O’Hare International Airport after a pressurization […]

First measles case confirmed in Illinois

By Margaret Anderson Measles, a disease once eradicated in the United States, but recently emerged at Disneyland, is now in Illinois, the Illinois Department of Public Health revealed Tuesday. The patient, who has not been identified, became ill in mid-January and is now in recovery, said Melaney Arnold, spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Public […]

Emanuel proposes to transfer parkland for Obama library

University of Chicago Medical Center

By Margaret Anderson Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled an ordinance Wednesday to provide land for the University of Chicago’s presidential library bid, despite protests from South Side residents who say the university should not get the library if it remains unwilling to open an adult level-one trauma center. The ordinance brings the university one step closer […]

Homeless dead cost Cook County hundreds per burial

By Margaret Anderson Plywood boxes are stacked in a warehouse at Cook County Facilities Management waiting for a call from the medical examiner’s office, where they’ll be the last home for those who died on the street. Each time a homeless person is buried, the cost to Cook County is $474. There are over 6,000 […]