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Wet August Wraps Up Cool, Wet Summer in Illinois

Highlights: The 12th wettest August in Illinois finishes out the 10th wettest summer on record. While August was slightly warmer than average, the summer was cooler than average. 302 more words

Climate Monitoring

Minnesota Officials Warn Of Wolf Encounters

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) — Northeastern Minnesota authorities are warning residents about wolves attacking dogs and approaching people in Cook County.

Sheriff Leif Lunde said Thursday there have been several recent incidents involving wolves on the north side of Grand Marais. 64 more words

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Cook County Clerk Data Show 2013 TIF Revenue Down for Maywood, Other Suburbs; Orr Unveils New Online 'TIF Viewer'

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 || By Michael Romain 

Last month, Cook County Clerk David Orr unveiled a new online, interactive mapping tool called the “TIF Viewer” that tracks the annual revenue changes for Tax Increment Finance (TIF) districts in the county. 460 more words

Government

Crime fiction and police fantasy

“Crime Fiction” by Nicholas Schmidle provides an additional perspective on Michael Brown’s death and the subsequent reaction against the police. The story examines the circumstances around the conviction of Tyrone Hood for the murder of Marshall Morgan, a talented basketball player at the illinois Institute of Technology. 350 more words

Politics

I Didn't Set Out to Become a Whistleblower

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I didn’t set out to become a whistleblower. As I launched my youngest child to college and adulthood, my intention was to expand my clinical psychologist/coach/disability technology practice so that I could make the world a welcoming and accessible place for people of all walks in life. 2,111 more words

Mental Health Clinics Should Be Reopened, Activists Say - Downtown - DNAinfo.com Chicago

This is something that “definitely”needs be addressed and immediately.  I personally have seen this influx  and a  witness to  more mental illness among the people. And with some medication, treatments  and a facility to handle it… it is imminent.   33 more words

Over 800,000 Cook County Residents Needed Food Assistance, Study Finds

CHICAGO (CBS) — A new study says a lot of Chicago area people continue to have a hard time feeding themselves and their families.

WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, The Hunger in America study finds that 808,000 people in Cook County–one in every six people–received items from food pantries, shelters or soup kitchens in the past year. 272 more words

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