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New Pantry at Hines VA Looks to Feed 150 Per Week -- Forest Park Review

Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Photo by hinesva.gov. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014 || Originally Published: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by the Forest Park Review || Jackie Glosniak || Updated: 1:25 AM… 407 more words

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Cook County Agrees To Pay Chicago For Traffic Tickets

(CBS) – The Cook County Board agreed Wednesday to pay up and settle hundred of traffic tickets, some of which are 25 years old.

The County Board approved a settlement with the city of Chicago not to exceed $41,640 for the 773 tickets, which include citations for speeding, illegal turns, red light violations and parking in restricted areas or at expired meters. 143 more words


Man gets 10 years for DUI crash by Cook County Jail that killed Correctional Officer

From a Chicago Sun-Times story by Rummana Hussein:

A Little Village man with a history of DUIs was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday for a hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a Cook County correctional officer who was crossing the street to go to work at Cook County Jail.

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75 Year Old Man Extradited from South Korea for 1996 Fatal DUI Crash Sentenced to 5 Years

You can run but you cannot hide, from Cook County prosecutors.  From the Chicago Tribune (story by George Houde):

A former Chicago businessman who fled to South Korea after he was charged in a 1996 fatal drunken driving crash was sentenced to five years in prison Friday.

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Victory in the bag for new county commissioner as lucky draw settles tie vote

The candidates campaigned hard through the election season. Then the Cook County auditor thought hard about the fairest way to randomly break the tie vote. 348 more words


Ruth Buzzi debunks rumor about Macaulay Culkin with election zinger

Over the weekend there were rumors that “Home Alone” star Macaulay Culkin had died.

Comedian Ruth Buzzi debunked the rumor, with an election twist:

Glad to report our friend McCauley Culkin is alive and well.

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Sun-Times: Mischievous Election Judge Robocaller ID'ed as Former Maywood Mayor, Proviso Township Republican Party Head

Jim Parrilli. Facebook photo.

Saturday, November 8, 2014 || Originally Published: 11/07/2014 by Chicago Sun-Times || Mark Brown

The phone call that set off the big whodunit of the 2014 Illinois general election might sound innocuous enough. 1,118 more words

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