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    FEMA begins storm damage assessments

    by  • November 20, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Governor pat Quinn has announced that the federal emergency management agency will begin damage assessments today in the Illinois counties devastated by Sunday’s tornadoes and severe storms. The assessments were requested by the governor and will provide the documentation necessary to support a request for federal assistance. Five teams comprising personnel from FEMA, the...

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    Man charged with torturing, taking tenants’ money

    by  • November 19, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who owns a South Side building is charged with torturing his mentally challenged tenants and forcing them to hand over their paychecks to him. Roy Estivez of Calumet City was charged Tuesday with aggravated involuntary servitude, involuntary servitude and aggravated criminal sexual assault. The Cook County state’s...

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    Amended gun bill would still cost corrections $549 million

    by  • November 19, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Despite making changes to appease some state lawmakers, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal to crack down on gun violence still would add thousands of inmates and millions of dollars in costs to the state’s prison system. According to new figures submitted by the Illinois Department of Corrections, the mayor’s revamped bid for stiffer gun...

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    Heiress rescues animal rescuer

    by  • November 19, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Here’s a feel good story for your Tuesday: a Marine family was set to book tickets on a cross-country flight for their move to North Carolina when, at the last minute, their dogs were denied passage because they were too large. But luck and good Karma was on their side. When an heiress to...

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