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Hot off the presses go 2 Chicago brings you the latest breaking Chicago News Stories to hit the internet. We make a point of updating today’s headlines at least twice a day so make sure to check back for all your Chicago News Headlines
- Obama wraps up bus tour in Illinois today
ATKINSON, Ill. — In this small Illinois farming community not far from the Iowa border, a shiny new fire station being built is testament to the stimulus plan that the Obama administration hoped would rescue the nation’s economy.
- Woman 6 months pregnant critical after Marquette Park shooting
A young woman who was six months pregnant was shot multiple times on a street in the Marquette Park neighborhood late Tuesday, authorities said.
- Octogenarian mobster faces sentencing today
At 87, Samuel Volpendesto’s first criminal conviction will no doubt be his last.
- City to hire 111 black firefighters, pay $30M in damages
The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Chicago will hire 111 bypassed black firefighters by March and pay at least $30 million in damages to about 6,000 other black candidates, under a court order expected to be approved Wednesday by a federal judge here.
- 2 men injured in West Side blaze
Two men were injured in a blaze in a four-story building in the Humboldt Park neighborhood this morning.
- Family, friends mourn 6-year-old slain in Englewood
Family and friends today mourned a 6-year-old girl slain last week in Englewood.
- Walsh Invites Obama to Town Hall Meeting
Conservative Congressman has repeatedly attacked the president on fiscal issues, says Obama needs to "listen for a change."
- Rap Master Maurice on Starting Your Own Paypal Empire
Chicago expat Derek Erdman, now a full-time artist in Seattle, explains why all you need is an idea and a PayPal account to be self-sufficient.
- Why You Shouldn’t Be an Angry Boss
Are you an angry boss? Take a step back.
- Tice Not Playing Musical Chairs With Offensive Line
After naming his starters early in camp, offensive line coach is hoping they stick. But the preseason opener left a lot to be desired.
- Are Republicans More Well-Groomed?
The grooming habits of politicians reflect their deeper psychological motivations.
- Gambling Priest Gets 4 Years Probation
The Rev. John Regan of St. Walter Church in Roselle pleaded guilty in June to stealing $300,000 to support gambling habit.
- Les Grobstein Show – 8/17/11 *UPDATE
Closing a game out was tough last night, and Les isn’t happy with that. Read how angry Les was, or tune to 670 The Score right now to listen!
- Pierre Lifts White Sox Over Indians In 14th Inning, 8-7
Juan Pierre’s game-ending single in the 14th inning capped a wild, five-hour marathon as the Chicago White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 on Tuesday night.
- Walter’s Perspective: What Happens To Motorola Workers?
The money boys on Wall Street were all a flutter Tuesday night about the big deal coming down between Google and Motorola Mobility. And the employees of Motorola? The 3,000 employees and their families are worried about their jobs.
- Bogusevic’s Grand Slam Leads Astros Over Cubs 6-5
Pinch hitter Brian Bogusevic hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to propel the Houston Astros to 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night and break a season-long seven game losing streak.
- Charges Dropped Against Man Accused Of Shooting 2 Cops
Cook County prosecutors have dropped all charges against a 27-year-old man who had been accused of shooting two Chicago police officers last month.
- Three Illinois Hospitals Stripped Of Property Tax Exemption
Three Illinois hospitals have been told they’ll have to start paying property taxes, but the hospitals warn the move will affect everyone’s health care.
- Glen Ellyn Park District OKs temporary roof repair
Glen Ellyn Park District officials have decided on a temporary solution to fix the leaking roof at the Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center. Park board President Melissa Creech said the repairs won’t solve all roof problems, but they would mitigate the worst leakage that occurs in the winter.
- Palatine rejects smoke shop amid synthetic marijuana concerns
Three mothers of children struggling with drug addiction implored Palatine officials this week to bar a tobacco shop from opening, out of fear their teens and others would have even greater access to a legal herbal incense that mimics marijuana when laced with certain chemicals.
- Roselle priest avoids prison in gambling scandal
A DuPage County judge said he aimed to teach a Roman Catholic priest “a little humility” Tuesday in sentencing him to a mix of jail, probation and menial labor for gambling away hundreds of thousands of dollars belonging to a Roselle parish.
- Victim’s family tells Antioch restaurant owner to ‘honor’ the man he killed
Antioch restaurant owner David Maish, 40, entered a negotiated plea of guilty to reckless homicide and DUI in a fatal Feb. 6 crash on Route 59 that killed a Round Lake man. A prosecutor said the negotiated plea was endorsed by a family “seeking justice, but has compassion for the defendant and his family.”
- DuPage’s youth home debate continues
If DuPage County wants to keep its youth home and restore the facility’s award-winning reputation, officials must raise least $630,000 to pay for it, according to the county’s chief judge. And while DuPage Chief Judge Stephen Culliton isn’t taking a position on what should happen to the DuPage County Juvenile Detention Center, others are lobbying against a possible closure of the Wheaton…