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CHICAGO: Mayor Emanuel Announces Expansion, Upgrade of Domestic Violence Pilot Program

CITY OF CHICAGO MAYOR’S OFFICE – Mayor Rahm Emanuel, State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network, and Family Rescue announced the city’s domestic violence pilot program — designed to build a more proactive and coordinated response between police, social services agencies, and prosecutors — has now expanded to the 003 Police District. 1,089 more words


Mary Dixon's 2015 Chicago Election Wrap

Do you know the last time Chicago had a mayoral runoff election? Never, not since they re-wrote the rules 20 years ago. Mayor Richard M. Daley never went to the next round, and neither did Rahm Emanuel when he won the first time in 2011. 59 more words


CHICAGO: Cook County Jail Considers Home-Based Video Visitation Solution

COOK CO. SHERIFF’S OFFICE – The Cook County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Cook County Office of the President, is exploring the implementation of an advanced visitation technology which would provide friends and family members of Cook County Jail inmates with another option for communicating with their loved ones. 218 more words


Electronic Monitoring Surge In Cook County A Mixed Blessing, Dart Says

(CBS) — More criminal defendants than ever before in Cook County are being placed on electronic home monitoring. WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger reports the county sheriff says it’s a mixed blessing. 201 more words


Daycare Nightmare at 7218 S. Carpenter

On My Block (OMB) was contacted by several community members about the possibility of a Illinois-licensed daycare center operating in an “abandoned house,” at 7218 S. 1,495 more words

Chicago is about to become a very expensive place to live

Getting a property-tax bill is never fun; in Chicago, it’s excruciating.  The debt summary printed on every bill packs quite a wallop.  It’s truly frightful to behold. 478 more words


Prosecutor Helps Stop Accused Killer Who Bolts From Bond Court

 (CBS) – A Cook County prosecutor got more action than he bargained for today, when a murder suspect bolted from bond court.

Deshawn Johnson, 26, is accused of shooting an employee at a West Side Chinese restaurant in the course of robbing it last Halloween. 86 more words