Chicago Informer http://chicagoinformer.com Local Chicago News and Illinois Updates Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:20:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Woman sexually assaulted near Matteson Metra station http://chicagoinformer.com/264610/woman-sexually-assaulted-near-matteson-metra-station/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264610/woman-sexually-assaulted-near-matteson-metra-station/#comments Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:20:32 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264610/woman-sexually-assaulted-near-matteson-metra-station/ 2014/04/28142__3567177_G

A woman was sexually assaulted on a trail in south suburban Matteson while she walking to catch a Metra train early Thursday. Full News here – WFLD – Crime

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Government to review Northwestern football players unionization case http://chicagoinformer.com/264608/government-to-review-northwestern-football-players-unionization-case/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264608/government-to-review-northwestern-football-players-unionization-case/#comments Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:19:07 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264608/government-to-review-northwestern-football-players-unionization-case/ 2014/04/ac5ef__3557299_G

The National Labor Relations Board in Washington D.C. will review the ruling at Northwestern University that football players at the school are essentially employees. Full News here – WFLD – News

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Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms possible this evening and overnight http://chicagoinformer.com/264607/scattered-showers-and-a-few-thunderstorms-possible-this-evening-and-overnight/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264607/scattered-showers-and-a-few-thunderstorms-possible-this-evening-and-overnight/#comments Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:20:42 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264607/scattered-showers-and-a-few-thunderstorms-possible-this-evening-and-overnight/

Showers and a few embedded thunderstorms will precede and accompany a center of low pressure as it tracks east out of Missouri through central Illinois tonight on into Indiana early Friday. In the Chicago area, showers and possibly a few thunderstorms should spread into the area from the west late this afternoon/early evening and continue […]

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Chicago Man Charged With Giving Girlfriend HIV http://chicagoinformer.com/264606/chicago-man-charged-with-giving-girlfriend-hiv/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264606/chicago-man-charged-with-giving-girlfriend-hiv/#comments Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:19:31 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264606/chicago-man-charged-with-giving-girlfriend-hiv/

(STMW) – A Chicago man is facing felony charges after failing to tell his ex-girlfriend that he had HIV and ended up giving her the virus, Cook County prosecutors said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Johanson Little and the woman dated for a year between June 2012 and June 2013, Assistant State’s Attorney Dan Griffin […]

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Supply Chain – System Director – Chicago Jobs http://chicagoinformer.com/264605/supply-chain-system-director-chicago-jobs/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264605/supply-chain-system-director-chicago-jobs/#comments Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:19:24 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264605/supply-chain-system-director-chicago-jobs/

Details: The position provides both strategic direction and daily tactical support for the health system’s supply chain function. Incumbent will create supply plans, implement cost/waste reducing strategies, and develop supply chain management policies and procedures to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of the associated services and consistent with best practices. The role provides leadership […]

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Three-Pointers: Wizards survive in OT to beat Chicago, take 2-0 series lead http://chicagoinformer.com/264604/three-pointers-wizards-survive-in-ot-to-beat-chicago-take-2-0-series-lead/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264604/three-pointers-wizards-survive-in-ot-to-beat-chicago-take-2-0-series-lead/#comments Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:17:27 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264604/three-pointers-wizards-survive-in-ot-to-beat-chicago-take-2-0-series-lead/ Three-Pointers: Wizards survive in OT to beat Chicago, take 2-0 series lead Chicago had absorbed Washington's early scoring barrage, steadied itself and overcome a 17-point deficit to take what seemed like a commanding late-game lead. The Bulls appeared in position to pull away and draw even in a series pitting two teams that, … Full News […]

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Mom on death penalty for Torrez: “”I only wish I could do it myself” http://chicagoinformer.com/264602/mom-on-death-penalty-for-torrez-i-only-wish-i-could-do-it-myself/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264602/mom-on-death-penalty-for-torrez-i-only-wish-i-could-do-it-myself/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:19:02 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264602/mom-on-death-penalty-for-torrez-i-only-wish-i-could-do-it-myself/ 2014/04/2ef13__187x105

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – After hearing days of testimony implicating Jorge Torrez as the killer of two young girls in Illinois in 2005, jurors decided today that he should be put to death in a separate case – the murder of a sailor four years later. Full News here – Chicago Breaking News

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Weather snapshots http://chicagoinformer.com/264601/weather-snapshots-5/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264601/weather-snapshots-5/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:18:39 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264601/weather-snapshots-5/

Stacy Vitalo spent part of her Earth Day Tuesday at Millenium Park in downtown Chicago which is where took this beautiful shot. Photo courtesy of Stacy Vitalo, Millenium Park-Chicago Full News here – Chicago Weather Center Blog

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Quintana, Sox lose to Tigers http://chicagoinformer.com/264599/quintana-sox-lose-to-tigers/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264599/quintana-sox-lose-to-tigers/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:18:54 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264599/quintana-sox-lose-to-tigers/ 2014/04/a582e__187x105

Dunn homer wasted; Sox end up 3-4 on road trip. Full News here – Sports – chicagotribune.com

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Jury deciding whether Jorge Torrez should die http://chicagoinformer.com/264597/jury-deciding-whether-jorge-torrez-should-die/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264597/jury-deciding-whether-jorge-torrez-should-die/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:19:05 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264597/jury-deciding-whether-jorge-torrez-should-die/ 2014/04/67c9a__187x105

A lawyer argued today that Jorge Torrez deserves the death penalty, calling him a remorseless serial killer who brutally murdered two young girls in Zion, Ill. Full News here – News – chicagotribune.com

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Gabby & Casey In Each Other’s Arms 2×19 on Chicago Fire | 4-15-14 – Chicago Video http://chicagoinformer.com/264595/gabby-casey-in-each-others-arms-2x19-on-chicago-fire-4-15-14-chicago-video/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264595/gabby-casey-in-each-others-arms-2x19-on-chicago-fire-4-15-14-chicago-video/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:13:36 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264595/gabby-casey-in-each-others-arms-2x19-on-chicago-fire-4-15-14-chicago-video/ 2014/04/6168c__chicago__default

CHICAGO FIRE – SEASON 2 – DRAMA Gotta love these two love birds. Chicago Fire (CF) promo 2×20, (2.20, Season 2, Episode 44) Chicago Fire – Tuesdays at 10:00 … Video Rating: 5 / 5

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Sighting: Lady Gaga’s Easter brunch at Table Fifty-Two http://chicagoinformer.com/264593/sighting-lady-gagas-easter-brunch-at-table-fifty-two/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264593/sighting-lady-gagas-easter-brunch-at-table-fifty-two/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:19:22 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264593/sighting-lady-gagas-easter-brunch-at-table-fifty-two/ 2014/04/0d2f2__187x105

Lady Gaga has been to Table Fifty-Two so many times, she apparently has a favorite table. Full News here – About Last Night – chicagotribune.com

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Chicago Bears schedule analysis http://chicagoinformer.com/264592/chicago-bears-schedule-analysis/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264592/chicago-bears-schedule-analysis/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:19:12 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264592/chicago-bears-schedule-analysis/ Chicago Bears schedule analysis Breakdown: Teams discuss the need to start off quickly so often it's become almost cliché. But in Chicago's case, it holds true with the club playing two of the first three games on the road against quality opponents. The Bears open Sept. 7 at home … Full News here – Read […]

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Woman shot, killed at Gary home http://chicagoinformer.com/264590/woman-shot-killed-at-gary-home/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264590/woman-shot-killed-at-gary-home/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:24:21 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264590/woman-shot-killed-at-gary-home/ 2014/04/35ebe__1679267_G.JPG

A mother of three was shot to death early Thursday at an northwest Indiana home where she had been staying with a girlfriend, the Post-Tribune is reporting. Full News here – WFLD – Crime

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Ex-top aide to Stroger gets 6 1/2 years for theft, money laundering http://chicagoinformer.com/264588/ex-top-aide-to-stroger-gets-6-12-years-for-theft-money-laundering/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264588/ex-top-aide-to-stroger-gets-6-12-years-for-theft-money-laundering/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:19:56 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264588/ex-top-aide-to-stroger-gets-6-12-years-for-theft-money-laundering/ 2014/04/6aa6e__187x105

A onetime top aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was taken into custody Wednesday immediately after a judge sentenced her to 6 ½ years in prison for stealing more than $ 300,000 in public funds. Full News here – Clout Street – chicagotribune.com

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Man charged in police chase that injured 5 at bus stop http://chicagoinformer.com/264586/man-charged-in-police-chase-that-injured-5-at-bus-stop/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264586/man-charged-in-police-chase-that-injured-5-at-bus-stop/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:18:48 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264586/man-charged-in-police-chase-that-injured-5-at-bus-stop/ 2014/04/f6a4f__3560868_G

A South Side man has been charged in connection with a police chase Tuesday night that ended when his vehicle collided with another vehicle and crashed into a bus stop, injuring five people in the Roseland neighborhood. Full News here – WFLD – News

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Earth Day stamp http://chicagoinformer.com/264585/earth-day-stamp/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264585/earth-day-stamp/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:18:47 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264585/earth-day-stamp/

Check out the the new U.S. Postal Service 2014 Earth Day postage stamp. It featured an ocean temp map off one of our key supercomputer climate models run by NOAA’ Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory–the research facility which has also produced hurricane forecast models which helped so in improving the accuracy of hurricane track forecasts. Photo courtesy […]

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Gibson disputes late-game calls in Game 2 loss http://chicagoinformer.com/264583/gibson-disputes-late-game-calls-in-game-2-loss/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264583/gibson-disputes-late-game-calls-in-game-2-loss/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:19:40 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264583/gibson-disputes-late-game-calls-in-game-2-loss/ 2014/04/f4cfa__187x105

Bulls mired in 0-2 hole. Full News here – Sports – chicagotribune.com

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Goodman will celebrate Robert Christen’s life on May 13 http://chicagoinformer.com/264582/goodman-will-celebrate-robert-christens-life-on-may-13/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264582/goodman-will-celebrate-robert-christens-life-on-may-13/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:19:32 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264582/goodman-will-celebrate-robert-christens-life-on-may-13/

On May 13, the Goodman Theatre will celebrate the life of Robert Christen, the theater’s Resident Lighting Designer who died on March 9 at the age of 64. Christen spent over three decades at the Goodman, providing the lights for plays as diverse and important as the world premiere of David Mamet’s “American Buffalo” and […]

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Chicago headed toward partial plastic bag ban http://chicagoinformer.com/264581/chicago-headed-toward-partial-plastic-bag-ban-2/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264581/chicago-headed-toward-partial-plastic-bag-ban-2/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:17:33 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264581/chicago-headed-toward-partial-plastic-bag-ban-2/ Chicago headed toward partial plastic bag ban Many Chicago shoppers would have to change the way they tote groceries, clothing and other items from store to home under a plan to ban the plastic bags that have become a ubiquitous feature of modern life. The idea is to dramatically lower the number … Full News […]

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Musical Avenue Q opens in Chicago Thursday http://chicagoinformer.com/264579/musical-avenue-q-opens-in-chicago-thursday/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264579/musical-avenue-q-opens-in-chicago-thursday/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:19:28 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264579/musical-avenue-q-opens-in-chicago-thursday/ 2014/04/c2e52__3559467_G

What is your favorite musical? Most people answer that question with one of the classics: Les Miserables, Rent, or Guys and Dolls. But one musical deserving to be on that list is a little different. It beat Wicked for best musical at the Tony Awards, had one of the longest and most successful Broadway runs […]

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ASK TOM: A quiet tornado season http://chicagoinformer.com/264578/ask-tom-a-quiet-tornado-season/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264578/ask-tom-a-quiet-tornado-season/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:19:37 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264578/ask-tom-a-quiet-tornado-season/

Dear Tom, Seems like a very quiet start to tornado season. Any explanations? — Russ Bright,  Chicago Dear Russ, The greatly diminished occurrence of tornadoes in the nation thus far this season can be attributed to the prevalence of cold temperatures. Most of the country east of the Rocky Mountains experienced a cold winter, and […]

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CPS board approves 3 schools for AUSL takeover http://chicagoinformer.com/264576/cps-board-approves-3-schools-for-ausl-takeover/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264576/cps-board-approves-3-schools-for-ausl-takeover/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:18:40 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264576/cps-board-approves-3-schools-for-ausl-takeover/ 2014/04/e3b8f__187x105

Chicago’s Board of Education listened to impassioned pleas for more funding and calls for a second chance before turning over three failing schools to a private operator, the Academy for Urban School Leadership, which conducts staff overhauls or “turnarounds.” Full News here – Chicagoland – chicagotribune.com

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Golden Gloves spending scrutinized http://chicagoinformer.com/264574/golden-gloves-spending-scrutinized/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264574/golden-gloves-spending-scrutinized/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:18:37 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264574/golden-gloves-spending-scrutinized/ 2014/04/2b9bb__187x105

Illinois attorney general investigating use of charity funds by ex-treasurerThe Illinois attorney general’s office is looking into circumstances involving alleged personal use of charitable funds by a former treasurer of the Chicago Golden Gloves, a spokeswoman told the Tribune on Wednesday. Full News here – Chicagoland – chicagotribune.com

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Bears 2014 schedule: Game by game http://chicagoinformer.com/264572/bears-2014-schedule-game-by-game/ http://chicagoinformer.com/264572/bears-2014-schedule-game-by-game/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:26:05 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/264572/bears-2014-schedule-game-by-game/ 2014/04/bb875__187x105

Five in prime time. Full News here – Sports – chicagotribune.com

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