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Teen heroin use alarms suburbs

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Naperville forum aims to bring parents, law enforcement and treatment officials together By Melissa Jenco, Chicago Tribune reporter July 15, 2012 The cost of heroin and the danger of using a needle to shoot it once kept many suburban teenagers away from the drug, experts say. But those barriers have …

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Chicago cabs can now charge vomit fee

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July 12, 2012 (NewYorkInjuryNews.com – Injury News) New Source: JusticeNewsFlash.com 07/09/2012 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release) Chicago – Cab passengers in Chicago may now be charged a vomit fee in the event that they regurgitate in a taxi. As …

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Mayor declares new Welcoming City ordinance makes city the most immigrant-friendly in the nation

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BY MARK BROWN markbrown@suntimes.com July 10, 2012 8:06PM Rahm Emanuel, who defeated two Latino candidates in his run for mayor while fending off accusations that he had been less than supportive of immigrant issues during his days in Washington, seems determined never to be put in that position again. Declaring …

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18 Deaths Blamed On Recent Heat Wave

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CHICAGO (STMW) – The death of eight more people in Chicago over the weekend have been attributed at least in part to heat-related causes, bringing the total of heat-related deaths in Cook County to 18, surpassing the total from last year. Autopsies conducted on Sunday by the Cook County Medical …

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Gun buy-back helps pay for kids’ shooting camp

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12 hours ago • The Associated Press CHICAGO — A gun group is using its payout from Chicago’s annual gun buy-back event to send children to a shooting camp — a move that has been criticized by the city’s police department. Approximately 60 guns and several BB guns were given …

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Chicago area pension plans in debt by $27.4 billion

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Funds accrue $27.4 billion shortfall between 2001 and 2010 By Jason Grotto, Chicago Tribune reporter 4:08 a.m. CDT, June 25, 2012 The debt from 10 Chicago-area pension plans swelled more than 600 percent to $27.4 billion between 2001 and 2010, according to a study released Monday by the nonpartisan Civic …

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Federal judge strikes down part of Chicago’s gun law

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June 19, 2012|By Dahleen Glanton and Liam Ford | Tribune reporters Chicago’s firearm ordinance took another blow Tuesday when a federal judge ruled that the section banning permits for people convicted of unlawful use of a weapon is vague and unconstitutional. The city must now decide whether to appeal the …

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Police To Hold Gun Turn-In Event This Weekend

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Using the lure of $100 gift cards, the Chicago Police Department is encouraging people to get guns out of their homes and turn them in this Saturday, during the annual gun turn-in program. As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, the Police Department is partnering with 20 churches.. …

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Chicago suburb rejects immigrant detention center

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012 (06-12) 13:50 PDT Crete, Ill. (AP) A Chicago suburb has rejected a plan to build to build a federal immigrant detention center in the community, putting a stop to a project that generated months of protests by residents and immigrant rights activists. Village trustees in Crete, …

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Chicago police want their money for working during NATO Summit

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Regardless of if you condemn or condone the Chicago Police Department’s handling of last week’s NATO Summit protests, there’s no denying that the Windy City cops were indeed on the job. Why then, ask the officers, aren’t they being properly paid? The Fraternal Order of Police has now filed a …

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Chicago Cops Taser 8-month Pregnant Woman for Parking Violation

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June 8, 2012 The superintendent of the Chicago Police Department says that the reason one of his officers used a Taser stun gun on a woman days away from giving birth because “you can’t always tell whether somebody is pregnant.” At eight-months pregnant, Tiffany Rent says she would think officers …

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Police Unveil Plan To Stop Gang Shootings Before They Start

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CBS Chicago May 29, 2012 Following another bloody weekend of gang mayhem in Chicago, Mayor Emanuel and his top police commanders on Tuesday announced a new plan to help stop the bloodshed. Armed with new computer-generated analysis, police will now target gang members they believe could be prime suspects in …

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Summit Could Mean Airport-Style Security On Metra Electric, South Shore Trains

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CHICAGO (CBS) – Some stations on the Metra Electric Line and South Shore Line could be shut down during the upcoming NATO summit, and passengers at other stations could face airport-style security screenings, due to the Secret Service security plan that could be released as soon as Friday afternoon. CBS …

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