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30 injured in overnight train derailment at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport

Thirty people were injured after a Chicago Transit Authority train derailed and hit a platform at O’Hare International Airport early on Monday, the Chicago Tribune reported. The injuries are not life threatening, according to early reports, Chicago Police Department spokesman Ron Gaines told the newspaper. The train jumped a bumper…

‘Suspicious’ KKK flyers found in Chicago suburb: ‘The Klan is awake!’

Police in Tinley Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, are investigating flyers promoting the Ku Klux Klan which appeared in some of the town’s driveways this week. The Chicago Tribune reported that at least five residences were targeted. Tinley Park Police Chief Steve Vaccaro told the Tribune that the flyers…

Chicago 9-year-old boy shot in chest: ‘Mommy, I’m shot’

A 9-year-old boy in Chicago was struck in the chest by a stray bullet Wednesday afternoon while riding in his mother’s car. According to the Chicago Tribune, the unknown shooter was aiming at the boyfriend of the boy’s mother, who was riding in the front passenger seat. No one else…

Fourteen-year-old’s iPad and piggy bank stolen by woman he hired for sex

Police in Prospect Heights, Illinois arrested a Milwaukee woman Thursday who allegedly pepper sprayed and robbed a 14-year-old boy who tried to hire her for sex. According to the Chicago Tribune, 22-year-old Dareka R. Brooks is set to be arraigned in Cook County Circuit Court on Friday on charges of…

Illinois judge rules state eavesdropping law unconstitutional

The Occupiers who are planning to descend on Chicago in May to protest the G8 and NATO meetings can breathe a sign of relief today. The Illinois law which made it a felony to make audio recordings of police officers without their permission has been found unconstitutional by a state…

Lawsuit claims first-graders handcuffed for talking in class

A lawsuit filed against a Chicago public elementary school alleged that several 6- and 7-year-olds were detained and handcuffed for talking in class. The Chicago Tribune reported that in March 2010, officials at Carver Primary School allegedly handcuffed the first-graders and held them in an office for an hour, where…

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