Chicago Violence: At Least 27 People Shot Over Memorial Day Weekend

At least 27 people were shot, two fatally, over the long weekend in Chicago, and police are blaming gang violence for more than half of the incidents. Between noon on Saturday and noon on Sunday, at least 22 people were shot in the city, the Chicago Tribune reports. One of …

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New Air Conditioning Installations in Chicago – Around the Town HVAC

Chicago Air Conditioning Sales & Services New Air Conditioning installations in Chicago come and go like the wind; our Chicago air conditioning seasons are short, hot and humid. Therefore it’s extremely important to insure you’re a/c is ready for the heat wave. By installing a new central air conditioning system …

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Full body scanner in use at O’Hare Airport | Does safety outweigh privacy issues?

Jason Knowles March 15, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Critics call it an invasion of privacy, but most passengers at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport told ABC 7 the full body scanner is OK because it improves safety. The high-tech security system called the Advanced Imaging Technology Unit is being used in United’s …

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2nd mistrial declared in case against NJ blogger – BusinessWeek

2nd mistrial declared in case against NJ blogger A New York judge has declared a second mistrial in the case against a New Jersey blogger charged with threatening federal judges. The Brooklyn trial of Hal Turner was halted Wednesday after the judge received a series of notes from jurors saying …

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Air Conditioning Repair in Chicago

Chicago Air Conditioner, Furnace, & Boiler Service and Repair Company 24/7 Residential & Commercial Heating and Cooling HVAC Services throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. via Air Conditioning Chicago – HVAC, Heating, Cooling, Repair, Furnace & Boiler Service – Around the Town HVAC.

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Don’t Taser Me Bro

March 11, 2010 BY FRANK MAIN Staff Reporter On Wednesday, the Chicago Police Department showed reporters how they intend to train thousands of officers on the use of the Taser. It was part of an announcement that 380 more Tasers are hitting the streets. For the first time, an officer …

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Video catches backdraft that injured 4 Chicago firefighters

It was one of those small fires that firefighters face every day. But even the smallest blaze can turn on you — as shown on a newly surfaced video of a backdraft that injured four Chicago firefighters last month. The video, shot by a neighbor through a window, will now …

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Tagger rescued from ‘Bubbly Creek’ after police foot chase dies

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE A man rescued Tuesday night from “Bubbly Creek” after jumping into the South Side waters to avoid police has died. Jason Kitchekeg, 26, was pronounced dead at 8:06 p.m. at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Police …

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Chicago pensions: Citizens are burdened with huge unfunded liabilities.

Back in November, we added a dark new dimension — a number somewhere “north of $7,000” — to the discussion of how badly your state lawmakers have buried this state’s pension system in debt. That 7 grand is the amount of unfunded pension liabilities that may confront you and every …

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Aurora is Illinois’ second largest city

By PAUL DAILING We all know the major cultural touchstones of Aurora, from the Tomcats-Blackhawks rivalry to “Wayne’s World,” but the feather in the municipal cap is its position as the second-largest city in Illinois. With 171,782 residents, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates, Aurora beats out every …

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