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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Rep. Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill: “Outraged” by “Islamophobic emails” written by by Cubs patriarch and conservative mega-donor Joe Ricketts

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, from Schaumburg, who represents the northwest suburban 8th Congressional District, said in a statement, "I am outraged to read about the Islamophobic emails written by Joe Ricketts." Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill. urged the Chicago Cubs organization to meet with "leading" Muslim-Americans in the Chicago area.

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Chicago Bears halt pregame perk of on field pregame warmups, ending Packers fan’s suit | WLS 890 AM

Russell Beckman, of Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, filed a lawsuit in 2017 accusing the Bears of violating his free-speech rights by prohibiting fans from wearing Packers gear at the warmups. Now all fans are prohibited from attending warmups, so the Bears believe the lawsuit it moot.


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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Felony Aggravated Battery Charges Dropped for Teen Involved in Altercation With Police | NBC Chicago

Dnigma Howard (center) leaves the Cook County Juvenile Center on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 with her father Laurentio Howard (left) and attorney Andrew M. Stroth after a hearing where charges were dismissed against her in an incident involving a fight with two CPD officer on Jan. 29, 2019 at Marshall High School, 3250 W Adams Street. Howard was tazed during the fight.



Susana Mendoza backs away from former boyfriend, ally Ald. Proco Moreno; Mendoza doesn’t recall being honored guest for Moreno upcoming fundraiser Feb. 20, 2019

Susana Mendoza backs away from former boyfriend, ally Ald. Proco Moreno; Mednoza doesn't recall being honored guest for Moreno upcoming fundraiser Feb. 20, 2019

Records show last decade, Mendoza gave Moreno more than $50,000 in loans and contributions. When she was asked about it, Mendoza said she has "always supported candidates who want to run for office here and there and in different ways."


"So, for those keeping score at home, Mendoza has had to distance herself from indicted Alderman Ed Burke, Alderman Danny Solis, Speaker Mike Madigan, donor Brian Hynes, and now Alderman Joe Moreno."

— The Preckwinkle campaign

Moreno, who Mendoza identified as an ex-boyfriend, is facing scrutiny from the Chicago police. The department is investigating whether he filed a false police report last month claiming his car was stolen.



Woman Arrested After “Miscommunication” With Ald. Joe Moreno About “Stolen” Car; Now CPD Investigating Possibility of False Police Report | Cardinal News

Chicago Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno said his 2016 Audi was stolen when he filed a police report in January 2019, but now Moreno laughs it off, saying it was only a miscommunication between him and a young woman. Now police are investigating whether Moreno filed a false police report.



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The success connection to Bears’ legend George Halas is a special one for Bill Belichick | WGN

The success connection to Bears' legend George Halas is a special one for Bill Belichick

With the Super Bowl LIII win February 3, 2019, New England coach Bill Belichick tied George "Papa Bear" Halas along with the Packers' Curly Lambeau for most NFL championships (6).

wgntv.com/2019/02/06/the-success-connection-to-bears-legend-george-halas-is-a-special-one-for-bill-belichick


EPA finds high levels of cancer-causing chemicals near suburban Sterigenics plant | WGN

EPA finds high levels of cancer-causing chemicals near suburban Sterigenics plant | WGN

New data from the EPA released Tuesday reveals higher levels of the cancer-causing agent ethylene oxide near Sterigenics' facility in suburban Willowbrook compared to earlier studies.

Sterigenics produces ethylene oxide, which is odorless and is used to make other chemicals such as anti-freeze, adhesives, detergents, pesticides and sterilizers for medical equipment.



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Ice Storm Less Severe Than Expected, But Expect a Slick And Foggy Morning Commute | CBS Chicago

Ice Storm Less Severe Than Expected, But Expect a Slick And Foggy Morning Commute | CBS Chicago

No major traffic incidents were reported on northern Illinois roadways overnight and early Wednesday morning as of 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, but traffic was moving slow in some areas, as drivers faced slick conditions.


ChicagoMediaScanner.com note … A bigger hazard may be slip and falls of pedestrians on slippery sidewalks and driveways.

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Palatine Police Officer Dies in Hospice After 13-Month Fight with Cancer | Arlington Cardinal

Arlington Cardinal | Palatine Police Officer Dies in Hospice After 13-Month Fight with Cancer

Veteran Palatine police officer Mark Dahlem died Tuesday February 5, 2019. Palatine Chief Alan Stoeckel said Dahlem, a Cary resident, died at 4:11 p.m.

Dahlem learned he had glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive form of brain cancer in December 2017 eight days after seeing a doctor for severe headaches. Dahlem underwent emergency surgery to remove a tumor, and learned it was glioblastoma multiforme five days after the surgery.

Family, friends, law enforcement colleagues and others rallied behind him during his entire battle with cancer. On Friday, February 1, 2019, four days before his death, colleagues honored him with a retirement ceremony at his hospice care room.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Joe Ricketts, patriarch of family that owns Chicago Cubs, under fire for controversial emails | ABC 7 Chicago

Joe Ricketts, the billionaire businessman, founder of defunct news site dnainfo.com, and patriarch of the family that owns the Chicago Cubs, was exposed by Splinter news on Monday February 4, 2019 for controversial emails that leaked this week.

The Chicago chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations and the Council of Islamic Organizations of Chicago reacted Tuesday to Rickett's emails. "Sports are supposed to bring us together," said Ahmed Rehab, executive director of CAIR-Chicago. "The Cubs need to act."

ABC 7 Chicago | Joe Ricketts, patriarch of family that owns Chicago Cubs, under fire for controversial emails

Joe Ricketts, the billionaire businessman, founder of defunct news site dnainfo.com, and patriarch of the family that owns the Chicago Cubs, was exposed by Splinter news on Monday February 4, 2019 for controversial emails that leaked this week.

The Chicago chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations and the Council of Islamic Organizations of Chicago reacted Tuesday to Rickett's emails. "Sports are supposed to bring us together," said Ahmed Rehab, executive director of CAIR-Chicago. "The Cubs need to act."

abc7chicago.com/politics/joe-ricketts-under-fire-for-controversial-emails-/5122605/

splinternews.com/here-are-the-racist-conspiracy-emails-rotting-right-win-1831199766

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Traffic Reporter Violeta Podrumedic Leaving WGN 720-AM to Join WTMX 101.9

Violeta Podrumedic (@VioletaPod), afternoon traffic reporter on Tribune Broadcasting news/talk WGN 720-AM, is moving over to WTMX 101.9 -- Chicago's Adult-Contemporary Top 40 radio station. Her new work will coincide with Eric Ferguson's top-rated morning show on Hubbard Radio hot adult-contemporary WTMX 101.9-FM.

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