Chicago Area Gas Prices Spike Over $4 Per Gallon, Nearing Record

Chicago is seeing additional market pressures that are contributing to the steep climb in local prices and may even mean record breaking prices according to petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan. The current record price for Chicago was set in July, 2008 when the average price of regular gasoline hit $4.35 per …

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Not a Wonderful Life: The Effects of Aggressive Foreclosure

Zabrina Worthy frets when she talks about losing her house. She never saw how it could happen to her the way it did. Her voice cracked with tears at the first words she spoke to me, over the telephone: “I completely lost everything I had.” When they boarded her house, …

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Jody Weis: Give Koschman witnesses polygraphs

Four friends of David Koschman told detectives earlier this year they’d be willing to take lie-detector tests to back up their recollections that Koschman wasn’t being physically aggressive when he was punched in the face by a nephew of Mayor Daley in a drunken confrontation in 2004 that led to …

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Jury awards $100,000 in cop drug-planting case

A federal jury has awarded a Chicago man $100,000 after deciding a lawsuit in his favor that alleged he was beaten by Chicago police who planted drugs on him. In his lawsuit, Al Williams claimed members of the now-disbanded Special Operations Section arrested him in May 2007, struck him in …

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Police Won’t Investigate Daley Nephew Death

By Sandra Torres Illinois State Police changed it’s mind and decided not to investigate the homicide case involving Mayor Daley’s nephew. On March 24, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez requested that independent investigators take a second look at the death of David Koschman and the way the Chicago Police …

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Mayor Daley spends $18 million in taxpayer money a year on people who don’t work

There is wasteful spending in the city budget– and I’m not talking about Chicago Police officers who abandon their posts to have sex with women while they should be on duty. Last week, the city’s Inspector General Joseph Ferguson found $18 million that could easily be trimmed from the budget. …

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Koschman cop: Daley nephew, friends made charges impossible

The key hurdles to filing charges in 2004, according to Yawger: After punching Koschman, Vanecko ran off with a friend, Craig Denham. Two other Vanecko friends who were there — Kevin McCarthy and his wife, Bridget Higgins McCarthy — initially told the police they didn’t know the two guys who …

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Problem: Census worker won’t take ‘no’ for answer

Couple says questions too personal, threatened with fine if don’t comply Jon Yates What’s Your Problem? The first few requests were tolerable. A Census Bureau worker would knock on John and Beverly Scott’s door and ask them to fill out an American Community Survey. The McKinley Park couple would politely …

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UFO sighting in Chicago?

April 3, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — An unusual sight was reported by some residents on Chicago’s South Side. They say something in the sky looked like UFOs were flying over Chicago. Nicole Dragozetich was driving down 35th Street and Western at approximately 8 p.m. Saturday when she noticed at least …

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Heroin exacting a toll on suburbia

By Susan Frick Carlman [email protected] Apr 1, 2011 09:28AM Naperville Police Community Affairs officer Sgt. Gregg Bell show a small anount of heroin Thursday at the Naperville Police Station. Steven Buyansky~Sun-Times Media This is not your parents’ heroin. After gaining notoriety in the “psychedelic ’60s” before taking a back seat …

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