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  • Immigration court backlog adds to border crisis

    Immigration court backlog adds to border crisis
    On a June morning last year, Alex Alvarez left his home in the lush Salvadoran region of Morazan to make the now-familiar journey of tens of thousands of other young immigrants from Central America. There was no father or mother to send him off with a...
  • Residents brace for another violent weekend

     Residents brace for another violent weekend
    Linda Hayes has no plans to venture outside her West Englewood home this weekend, even with a favorable weather report and invitations to several gatherings. Instead, she intends to spend the next 72 hours inside her home, a hostage to the gun...
  • Harold Gerstein, dentist, 1922-2014

    Harold Gerstein, dentist, 1922-2014
    Dr. Harold Gerstein created programs at Northwestern University Dental School and Marquette University School of Dentistry, and he invented several instruments used in the practice of endodontics. He never applied for patents for those devices, his...
  • Austin-Irving Book Club

    Austin-Irving Book Club
    Our club: We are the Austin-Irving Book Club. Our meetings: We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor community room of the Austin-Irving branch of the Chicago Public Library. The participants reside primarily in...
  • Convicted sex offender charged with exposing himself to children

    Convicted sex offender charged with exposing himself to children
    A 26-year-old Des Plaines man previously convicted as a child sex offender is again accused of exposing himself to children, Cook County authorities said. A Cook County judge set bond at $100,000 Wednesday for Austin Hamilton, who faces three felony ...
  • Four charged in Niles armed robbery

    Four people were ordered held in lieu of bail on felony armed robbery charges after Niles police say they followed a woman home from work on May 15 and robbed her outside her garage. A 34-year-old Niles woman told police that she had returned home...
  • Chicago pools could get energy efficiency revamp

    Chicago pools could get energy efficiency revamp
    The Chicago Infrastructure Trust approved its second project Thursday, a plan to make 141 city-owned swimming pools more energy efficient. The proposal would not make any cosmetic changes to the city’s aging collection of swimming pools, but would...
  • Elgin marketing campaign tied to fair housing settlement

    Elgin marketing campaign tied to fair housing settlement
    A new $100,000 marketing campaign promoting Elgin's housing market has unlikely roots in a fair housing settlement between Wells Fargo Bank and a Chicago-area group tied to the National Fair Housing Alliance. A year ago, the alliance and 13 of its...
  • New mental health chief learning Virginia's system

    New mental health chief learning Virginia's system
    Debra K. Ferguson started work as commissioner of Virginia's Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services on April 28, filling the post left by the retirement of James W. Stewart III earlier this year. "I'm new to Virginia. I have a lot to...
  • Trice: Chicago's blight extends far beyond the Trump sign

    Trice: Chicago's blight extends far beyond the Trump sign
    Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel, I appreciate your frustration regarding the newly emblazoned 20-foot-6-inch-high sign that now hangs over the riverfront near Michigan Avenue. I appreciate your concern that it is, as you put it, "tasteless" and that the...
  • Police investigating after man found dead in West Side alley

    Police investigating after man found dead in West Side alley
    Police are investigating the death of a 38-year-old man found with trauma to the head in an alley in the North Austin neighborhood early Friday morning. Gabriel Rios, of the 5300 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue, was found in an alley behind the 5100...