Showing posts from February 17, 2019

Ken Nordine, 'The Voice' and WBEZ 'Word Jazz' creator, dies at 98

Ken Nordine, known as "The Voice" in the Chicago creative community for eight decades, died Saturday at his home in the Edgewater neighborhood. He was 98. Nordine was the creator and host of the Word Jazz show, which was an iconic feature for 40 years.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Administration, Illinois EPA shut down Sterigenics in Willowbrook Regarding Ethylene Oxide toxicity fears

The Illinois Environment Protection Agency ordered Sterigenics — a health equipment sterilization facility in Willowbrook near Route 83 and I-55 -- to be immediately sealed on Friday February 15, 2019. Location of Sterigenics plant directly across Quincy Street from the Willowbrook Police Department and a Willowbrook water tower. The Village of Willowbrook posted an update Friday February 15, 2019 showing high levels of ethylene oxide were detected earlier in February outside the Willowbrook Police Department, located near government and industrial buildings. New record high readings of 21 parts per billion (which equals 38 micrograms per cubic meter) and 89 parts per billion were recorded at the Willowbrook Village Hall and Police Department, respectively. Indoor readings also taken at both locations are even higher in some cases.

Active Shooter Aurora: Police Explain Officers’ Injuries, Victims, Shooter Information, Gun Used, Police Resources Used and Timeline | Cardinal News

Five employees shot and killed, one employee shot and wounded, five police officers shot, shooter shot and killed by police. One police officer injured, not by gunshot.  The shooter was being fired at a termination meeting when he reported for work and opened fire at the termination. People at the meeting are believed to be the five people that are deceased. It is initially believed that three deceased victims were shot in the termination meeting, and two of the deceased victims were shot just outside the termination meeting.