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- New ordinance would force banks to guard vacant homes or face fines
Ordinance aims to hold owners accountable for illegal activity at vacant properties and create safe passage for schoolchildren
Two of the first five houses immediately west of George Leland Elementary School are vacant, and the boarded-up home next to Sherman Carter’s has long served as a haven for dogfighters and drug dealers, he said.
- Last Blagojevich-linked trial set to begin
Cellini charged with extorting contribution for Blagojevich from Hollywood producer
The last scheduled trial arising from the pay-to-play scandal that toppled former Gov. Rod Blagojevich begins Monday in Chicago’s federal courthouse, this time with a longtime Springfield power broker on the hot seat.
- Man missing in lake identified as grandfather from Berkeley
Authorities this afternoon resumed efforts to recover the body of a man missing in Lake Michigan since Saturday night.
- Police search for elderly man with Alzheimer’s disease
Chicago police issued a missing person alert for an 80-year-old man with Alzheimer’s disease who was visiting the Back of the Yards neighborhood, officials said.
- 1 dead, 3 critically hurt in crash on Dan Ryan
One person was killed and three others injured this morning in a three-car crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway, according to Illinois State Police.
- Indiana teen flees cops, turns self in with cuffs still on
A Renssalaer, Ind., teen apparently had a change of heart about eluding police after being taken into custody this week.
- IU Student Dies in Apartment Fire
A fire in Bloomington, Indiana, claimed the life of a 19-year-old student from Gary.
- Park District Looking for Photographers
Do you have what it takes to be dubbed one of Chicago’s best nature photographers?The Chicago Park District is running a contest that will help you find out.The Park District is accepting photo submissions through the month of October.
- ‘Occupy Chicago’
Demonstrators are fed up with poor job prospects and a government taken over by corporate influence.
- Fan Photos: Bears Versus Panthers
Fans Bear down on Soldier Field.
- Salmonella Concern Prompts Salad Recall
Garden, chef salads manufactured and distributed by Greencore U.S.A. to stores in five states.
- Festival Closes State Street to Traffic
Chicago Loop Alliance, in partnership with Active Transportation Alliance, transforms a seven-block stretch, from Lake to Van Buren, into an urban playground from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Painful Wait Continues For Family Of Man Missing In Lake
James Garcia, 51, of Berkeley, disappeared in the choppy waters of Lake Michigan Saturday night after relatives say he went for a swim near Oak Street Beach.
- Shepkowski: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Bears-Panthers
It doesn’t get categorized as “pretty” but 2-2 looks much better a quarter of the way through the regular season than 1-3 would. The running game was much improved compared to the last two weeks, but there were still plenty of weak spots on both sides of the ball where the Bears need to improve.
- Suspect In 1957 Murder Charged In Separate Rape
A 71-year-old Washington man accused in the 1957 kidnapping and killing of a 7-year-old Illinois girl has been charged in a separate case with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl from the same small town.
- Bernstein: At Least They Didn’t Lose
This one was a must-must, a necessary condition for continuing one’s emotional investment in a severely flawed Bears team, even if one may know better. After starting the year against three solid opponents, the bums came to town with a rookie QB, a banged-up defense and an inexperienced coach.
- Hoge’s Notebook: Cutler, Martz Not On Same Page
Despite the Bears’ offense showing signs of life on the ground in Sunday’s 34-29 win over the Panthers, it would be a stretch to say all 11 men on that side of the ball were clicking.
- Soldier From Chesterton Killed In Afghanistan
A soldier from northwestern Indiana died in Afghanistan last week while trying to save others.
- 80-year-old among runners in Arboretum 5K
Roughly 1,800 people gathered at Lisle’s Morton Arboretum on a brisk Sunday morning to take part in the annual Fall Color 5K Run/Walk. The participants included runners in their early teens all the way up to age 80.
- A good Bears win? It’s a reach
The Bears’ 34-29 victory over the Panthers Sunday at Soldier Field was entertaining, but it didn’t score them any style points, considering they allowed Carolina 543 total yards of offense.
- Spock says farewell to Trekkies in Rosemont
Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Mr. Spock on “Star Trek,” said farewell to his fans Sunday during his last appearance at a “Trek” convention. “This is hard,” he told the convention crowd at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont. “I thought it would be, and it is.”
- Cain says he should have spoken up for gay soldier
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that he should not have stayed silent after the audience at a GOP debate booed a gay soldier serving in Iraq.
- Four stars for Lyric’s season opener, "Hoffmann"
After an absence of nearly 30 years, Jacques Offenbach’s posthumous 1881 opera “The Tales of Hoffmann” (“Les contes d’ Hoffmann”) made a triumphant return Saturday to the Lyric Opera of Chicago Saturday.Everything clicked marvelously into place for “Hoffman,” making it a sparkling and winning season opener for the 57-year-old Lyric.