Quigley: Trump has made our nation “sick”

Quigley: Trump has made our nation “sick”

By Bill Cameron, WLS-AM News (CHICAGO) Chicago Congressman Mike Quigley says President Trump has made our nation “sick.” At the City Club, Quigley argued that Trump policies like aggravating our allies, separating families at the Mexican border and perhaps reaching out to Russia to help win the presidency are threatening the world order that the…

Trial starts in 2015 Chicago Police shooting

Trial starts in 2015 Chicago Police shooting

By John Dempsey, WLS-AM News (CHICAGO) Cook County Jurors are hearing opening arguments Monday in the trial of a lawsuit filed by the family of an African-American teenager, shot dead by a Chicago Police officer 2015.    The family of 19-year old Quintonio LeGrier is suing the City of Chicago, saying the city is liable for the killing.…

Parkland students begin nationwide tour at Chicago rally

Parkland students begin nationwide tour at Chicago rally

The Parkland students are planning more than 25 stops during a two-month tour targeting communities rocked by gun violence or where lawmakers supported by the National Rifle Association are seeking office.

Work to close Russell Road begins

Work to close Russell Road begins

By Nick Gale, WLS-AM 890 News (WADSWORTH, Ill.) –– The Lake County Division of Transportation has announced that Russell Road at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing west of Green Bay Road for a culvert repair. The closure by the county will begin at 6 a.m. Monday, June 25 and is scheduled to reopen Friday, June…

Lake County Warns Of Jury Duty Scam

Lake County Warns Of Jury Duty Scam

By Nick Gale, WLS-AM 890 News (WAUKEGAN, IL) —  Lake County’s 19th Judicial Circuit Court’s Jury Commission says it has received notification of several occurrences where individuals had been contacted by telephone by a man identifying himself as a Lake County deputy sheriff. Citizens were told that they had failed to appear for jury duty…

CPS vows to run new background checks

CPS vows to run new background checks

CPS is now promising to run a new background check this summer on ALL adults who regularly work in the system’s 646 schools.

Rockford residents dispute city’s ranking at 16th Worst City to Live In

Rockford residents dispute city’s ranking at 16th Worst City to Live In

A report published on the website 24/7 Wall Street listed Rockford as the 16th worst U.S. city to live in and the most violent in Illinois. Unemployment and crime were the kley factors. Critics of the report say the statistics are based on a period of time after the Belvedere Chrysler plant was closed for…

Musk: High speed transit tunnel travel safer than roads

Musk: High speed transit tunnel travel safer than roads

By Bill Cameron, WLS-AM News (CHICAGO)  One of the interesting issues with Elon Musk’s high speed O’Hare to Downtown transit tunnel proposal is safety. Doing 150 miles an hour in a tunnel doesn’t sound safe, but Musk said roads are much more dangerous, noting “On a highway or on streets there are lots more intersecting…