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Jun 14, 2024

Week in Review: $50M Police Misconduct Case; Massive Data Breach at Cook County Health

Migrants with schoolchildren losing shelter. Massive data breach at Cook County Health. And Chicago pays its largest-ever police misconduct settlement.

Jun 14, 2024

CDC Warns Access to ADHD Medication May Be Disrupted Following Arrests of Telehealth Execs

There is an ongoing shortage of several prescription drugs used to treat ADHD, including Adderall. The CDC urged people to avoid using medication acquired from anyone other than a licensed clinician and pharmacy.

Jun 14, 2024

Lincoln Park Zoo’s Wildest Residents Are a Colony of Free-Range Night Herons Who Like Having Wolves for Bodyguards

The endangered black-crowned night herons aren’t captive, they just happened to build their nests on the grounds of Lincoln Park Zoo. Why? Because they like having bodyguards.

Jun 14, 2024

‘We Are at a Crossroads’: US Rep. Brad Schneider Talks Israel-Hamas War, Gaza Working Group

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider is an organizer of a bipartisan, bicameral working group that’s exploring what happens after the war ends. According to a news release, the Gaza Working Group will “plan for the ‘day after’ in Gaza once Hamas is defeated.”

Jun 14, 2024

Advisory Board Says Pritzker’s Plan to Close, Rebuild 2 Illinois Prisons ‘Far From Shovel-Ready’

Hundreds gathered at hearings this week to voice concerns over Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration’s plans to close and rebuild Logan and Stateville correctional centers. At a Friday meeting, one state lawmaker said, “This is really a concept and not a plan … because a plan has details.”

Jun 14, 2024

Ex-Ald. Ed Burke Seeking to Delay June Sentencing if US Supreme Court Hasn’t Yet Ruled on Separate Bribery Case

Ed Burke’s attorneys are seeking to delay his upcoming sentencing date until sometime in mid-July after the U.S. Supreme Court has a chance to rule on an appeal filed by James Snyder, the former mayor of Portage, Indiana, who was convicted in 2021 of accepting a bribe.

Jun 14, 2024

Supreme Court Strikes Down Trump-Era Ban on Bump Stocks, Gun Accessories Used in 2017 Massacre

The high court found 6-3 the Trump administration did not follow federal law when it reversed course and banned bump stocks after a gunman in Las Vegas attacked a country music festival with assault rifles in 2017.

Jun 14, 2024

Openlands Spanish TreeKeepers Program Returns This Summer to Help Restore Chicago’s Natural Environments

Chicago’s tree canopy is in decline and ranks far below the national average, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which also indicates a disparity in trees on the city’s South and West sides. The local conservation organization Openlands has been working to reverse these trends.

Jun 13, 2024

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, June 13, 2024 - Full Show

Mexico elected its first-ever woman president — how some Chicagoans helped make that possible. And a new photo exhibit captures a past life in Pilsen.

Jun 13, 2024

‘I’m Really Proud’: Chicagoans Reflect on Historic Election of Mexico’s First Female President

Claudia Sheinbaum made history earlier this month by becoming the first woman and first Jewish person elected president in Mexico. Her net is so wide-reaching that it drove thousands of Mexican nationals living outside of their home country to stand in line for hours waiting for their opportunity to cast a vote.

Jun 13, 2024

New Photo Exhibit Captures Life in Pilsen in the ‘90s

Japanese photographer Akito Tsuda was a student at Columbia College when a class assignment brought him to the Pilsen neighborhood in the 1990s. Now he’s back in the city revisiting the people and places he visited all those years ago.

Jun 13, 2024

Ex-Illinois Star Terrence Shannon Jr., Potential First-Round NBA Draft Pick, Found Not Guilty of Rape

Terrence Shannon Jr. was accused of committing sexual assault last September while visiting Kansas. He was charged with rape or an alternative count of sexual battery, which led to him being suspended for six games; a federal judge later reinstated him, ruling that his civil rights had been violated.

Jun 13, 2024

Senate Republicans Block Bill on Women’s Right to IVF as Democrats Make Push on Reproductive Care

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a military veteran who has used the fertility treatment to have her two children, has championed the bill, called the Right to IVF Act. The bill would have also expanded access through insurance as well as for military members and veterans.

Jun 13, 2024

Grammy-Winning Violinist Joshua Bell on Performing With the CSO, Getting Goosebumps With ‘The Elements’

Vivaldi composed “The Four Seasons,” Holst convened “The Planets,” and now we can experience “The Elements,” a themed orchestral suite courtesy of violinist Joshua Bell and five composers. The world-renowned, Indiana-born musician returns to the Midwest to perform these works with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Jun 13, 2024

CPS Elementary Students Show Gains in English, Math on State Assessment

Chicago Public Schools on Thursday announced that preliminary state assessment figures show students in grades 3-8 achieved gains in both subjects on the spring Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) exam.