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  • Inmate killed in Cook County Jail shouldn't have been locked up there

    Inmate killed in Cook County Jail shouldn't have been locked up there
    Tony Purnell, who survived Chicago's tough Henry Horner Homes to serve in the Army and earn a college degree, had struggled for years with mental illness by the time he wound up in Cook County Jail early last year on a minor charge, unable to post the $500 bond.
  • Donate canned food, get free dessert at LongHorn

    Donate canned food, get free dessert at LongHorn
    Today through Thursday, LongHorn Steakhouse is offering a free dessert when customers donate canned food.  The non-perishables will be donated to local charities, shelters and food banks through the restaurant's LongHorn Steakhouse Harvest. According to...

    Jamie Janosz on 'When Others Shuddered'

    Jamie Janosz on 'When Others Shuddered'
    In writing her first book, "When Others Shuddered: Eight Women Who Refused to Give Up," Jamie Janosz sought to redress a historical void that has denied heroic women of Christian faith their due. Certainly, the names of these women — Fanny Crosby,...

    Man found under bridge is 3rd cold death of season

    Man found under bridge is 3rd cold death of season
    A man discovered unresponsive under a bridge in the North Park neighborhood this week became the third person to die from causes related to cold exposure this season, authorities said. David Kraft, 52, who was believed to be homeless and gave his home...

    Life in prison for 2011 Grant Park sex assault, robbery

    Life in prison for 2011 Grant Park sex assault, robbery
    A homeless man convicted last month in the 2011 robbery and sexual assault of a Schiller Park grandfather in Grant Park was sentenced to natural life in prison plus seven years today, according to prosecutors and court records. Cortez Foster, 47, was...