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  • Hickory Hills owner denies responsibility for deadly blast

    Hickory Hills owner denies responsibility for deadly blast
    The owners of a Moore Township mobile home park where a propane leak fueled a fatal explosion last year deny responsibility for the accident, according to a document filed with state regulators. Continental Communities, the Illinois company that owns...
  • Blotter: Drug possession charges in Woodridge

    Blotter: Drug possession charges in Woodridge
    The following items were taken from Woodridge police reports: Alexis Colley, 21, of the 100 block of Richmond Drive, Bolingbrook, was arrested at 10:55 a.m. April 10 at Route 53 and Justamere Drive and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia....
  • Cop who shot teen 16 times faulted in 2007 traffic stop

    Cop who shot teen 16 times faulted in 2007 traffic stop
    It's been seven years since Ed Nance was roughed up by a Chicago police officer who handcuffed him so violently during a 2007 traffic stop he seriously injured both shoulders, costing him tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost wages....
  • What's the role of the church in troubled times? Pastors disagree.

    What's the role of the church in troubled times? Pastors disagree.
    The black church has always been on the front lines of the civil rights movement, the Rev. Jamal H. Bryant says. And it's in that spirit, he says, that he's taken a leading and controversial role in protesting the death of Freddie Gray. The charismatic...
  • Mayor, preachers express concerns about out-of-town protesters

    Mayor, preachers express concerns about out-of-town protesters
    A day before a national group plans a protest on Baltimore's streets over the death of Freddie Gray, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and two dozen clergy members and community leaders pleaded Friday for outsiders to behave peacefully while here.  “...
  • Anita Alvarez not to blame for cop exoneration

    Anita Alvarez not to blame for cop exoneration
    Don't blame Anita. I've been a frequent critic of Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, but she's getting a bad rap from those blaming her office for the surprise, troubling acquittal last week of Chicago police Detective Dante Servin. Servin...
  • Videos of individual police encounters are part of a bigger picture

    A spate of videos has brought what looks like police brutality into our living rooms. Logic says these incidents are aberrations; that's what makes them news. But I'm having trouble clearing my mind of those ugly scenes — and I know I'm not alone....
  • Mayo: Hard life ends with jail death

    Mayo: Hard life ends with jail death
    If a judge says a gravely ill jail inmate is supposed to remain hospitalized "until further order," does anybody have to listen? That's the question posed by the disturbing case of Max Vassar, who died March 22 at the North Broward jail in Pompano...
  • Spike Lee's 'Chiraq' would add to city's long violent filmography

    Spike Lee's 'Chiraq' would add to city's long violent filmography
    As the camera pans over the Chicago skyline in the opening frames of the 1953 noir "City That Never Sleeps," a voice-over contemplates the nuances of "this giant, sprawling, sordid and beautiful, poor and magnificent city." All these decades later, a...
  • '24 Days' a gripping, anguished account of a kidnapping

    '24 Days' a gripping, anguished account of a kidnapping
    Knowing the outcome behind the true-life tragedy "24 Days" doesn't diffuse the horror, the tension or the sadness of watching one family's drama unfold day after agonizing day when a son is kidnapped and hope dies. French director Alexandre Arcady,...
  • J.C. Jackson's attorney says Gator was not involved in armed robbery

    J.C. Jackson's attorney says Gator was not involved in armed robbery
    The attorney for UF football player J.C. Jackson said his client had no role in an armed robbery that led Gainesville police to arrest Jackson last weekend and charge him with three first-degree felony counts. Christopher Brown of Naples told the...