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Entries by Lizzie Schiffman from 06/2012

Natalie Petrovic Sues Cook County After Being Asked Not To Breastfeed In Courthouse (VIDEO)

Posted 06.01.2012 | Chicago

A Skokie woman who was breastfeeding in a Cook County courthouse is suing the county and Sheriff Tom Dart after she says she was asked to relocate fro...

Roderick Tademy Trial: Joliet Man Saw Vampires Before Shooting His Son, Wife Testifies

Posted 06.01.2012 | Chicago

The criminal trial against a Joliet, Ill. man accused of shooting his 12-year-old son began Thursday with remarks from the boy's mother who says her h...

Chicago's Priciest Condo: $32 Million Ask For Trump Tower Penthouse (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.01.2012 | Chicago

Donald Trump is famous for living his life in extremes, a quality that extends to his many projects. So it should come as no surprise that when the...

Chicago Teachers Union Strike Vote To Be Held Before School Year's End (VIDEO)

Posted 06.01.2012 | Chicago

Updated story After months of conflict between Chicago Public Schools staff, administration and the city, the Chicago Teachers Union announced Frid...

Polar Explorer Recounts Life On An Ice Cap

Posted 06.01.2012 | Chicago

Dragging a sled over Arctic ice on a 55-day expedition to the North Pole in 2009, explorer John Huston missed guacamole, eggs Benedict and his family....

Baby Peregrine Falcons Living On Evanston Public Library Meet Fans (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.01.2012 | Chicago

Last week, about 100 Evanston residents were introduced to their town's newest celebrities: Marigold and Gribley, the ninth generation of peregrine fa...

Illinois Grain Blast Survivors Awarded $181 Million In Damages

Posted 06.02.2012 | Chicago

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- A federal jury sided against ConAgra Foods Inc. and a subcontractor Friday in awarding roughly $181 million in damages to thre...

Hoffman Estates Senior Prank Involved Glitter, Silly String And 3 Arrests: Parents Say Police Overreacted (VIDEO)

Posted 06.02.2012 | Chicago

Parents at James Conant High School in Hoffman Estates, Ill. say school administered overreacted to this year's senior prank, where at least three stu...

Cubs Lose To Giants, Cutting Comeback Short

Posted 06.02.2012 | Chicago

SAN FRANCISCO — Cubs manager Dale Sveum moved regular leadoff man David DeJesus down to the No. 3 hole and he delivered with a monster home run....

Bank Robber Gets Stuck In Air Ducts While Hiding From Police (VIDEO)

Posted 06.03.2012 | Chicago

OAK LAWN, Ill. -- A wig-wearing man broke into a suburban Chicago bank vault and nearly made off with $100,000 but got stuck in an air duct and had to...

Julius Price, Keith Gunn Arrested In Connection With Guardian Angels Stabbing (VIDEO)

Posted 06.03.2012 | Chicago

Police have arrested a second suspect in the CTA Red Line robbery where four members of a volunteer community patrol group were stabbed. Four membe...

Rick Bayless Auctions Off Private Cooking Class For Charity

Posted 06.03.2012 | Chicago

Love eating Rick Bayless's cooking, but tired of having to wait in line--nay, leave your house--for a plateful at Frontera? If you've also got $15,...

Felony Franks To Close, Owner Says, After Years Of Battling City, Nearby Businesses

Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago

After years of battling the city and nearby businesses for the right to stay open, the owner of a landmark Chicago hot dog stand famous for employing ...

Chicago Gun Turn-In: Police Dole Out Gift Cards To Get Weapons Off The Street

Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago

Usually when Chicago police officers confiscate firearms, they don't exchange them for prizes. But that's exactly what will happen on June 23, when th...

Children's Memorial Hospital Hosts Emotional Vigil Before Launching New Lurie Facility

Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago

Before the ribbons were cut on the new Lurie Children's Hospital Monday, former patients and families gathered at the old site for a vigil to reflect ...

National Cheese Day In Chicago: Where To Celebrate For Every Type Of Dairy Devotee

Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago

Maybe it's our proximity to Wisconsin, our proclivities for overflowing pizza slices, or the (generally) rough winters that draw us to stick-to-the-ri...

CPS Strikes Contract Deal With Service Workers Union As Teachers Threaten Strike

Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago

As negotiations between Chicago Public Schools and the city's teachers union reach a boiling point, the school board is claiming a significant victory...

Chicago Teachers Strike Vote Nears: Union Visits Schools, Anti-Strike Group Runs Attack Ads (VIDEO)

Posted 06.05.2012 | Chicago

With the news that the Chicago Teachers Union plans to conduct a strike authorization vote Wednesday, both sides of the debate over teacher contracts,...

Illinois Torture Commission To Shut Down After Unceremonious Funding Cut

Posted 06.05.2012 | Chicago

Now that former police Cmdr. Jon Burge is serving time for his involvement in coerced confessions, the state legislature has voted to slash funding to...

Graham Elliot's Newest Restaurant Opens, 'Top Chef' Star Plans Chicago Eatery For 2013

Posted 06.05.2012 | Chicago

Chef Graham Elliot's newest Chicago restaurant, g.e.b., will open its doors for the first time Monday. Located at 841 W. Randolph St., the decor i...

City Winery Chicago, New Venue Opening This August, Releases Fall Lineup (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.05.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's newest concert hall, set to open in the West Loop August 1, is poised to open with a bang. This week, City Winery Chicago revealed their...

School Bus Driver Loses Control, Crashes Into House: Accident Caught On Camera (VIDEO)

Posted 06.06.2012 | Chicago

Video captured by an on-board security camera shows an Indiana school bus veering off the road and crashing into a house. The footage shows the bus...

Garritt Cullerton, Illinois Senate President's Son, Charged With Assaulting Bouncer

Posted 06.06.2012 | Chicago

The son of Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is facing criminal charges after a bouncer told police the 28-year-old threatened to punch him. ...

Tiffany Rent, Pregnant Chicago Woman, Tasered By Police During Parking Dispute

Posted 06.06.2012 | Chicago

The family of a pregnant woman who was reportedly Tasered by police Tuesday says they plan to file complaints against the officers who arrested her. ...

Food Truck Social: Chicago's Favorite Meals On Wheels Join Forces For Charity

Posted 06.06.2012 | Chicago

Although our options are limited, Chicagoans have made our affinity for food trucks pretty clear, if the frenzied lines around the few that make stops...