New purpose, new opportunities through downtown Jacksonville warehouse
A warehouse in downtown Jacksonville will transform into a new street market this weekend. The organizer says he wanted to give the building a different purpose while giving new opportunities to the people who work there.
Alexi Giannoulias backed by retiring U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush and supporters of Ald. Pat Dowell in bid for secretary of state
Alexi Giannoulias picks up endorsements in his bid for secretary of state from retiring U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush and supporters of alderman and former secretary of state candidate Pat Dowell.chicagotribune.com
Share: What changes are you making in your own life, related to climate change and the environment?
When it comes to our climate, and slowing the catastrophic effects of global warming, there’s so much information, and scientists are still working to learn more as the world continues to change and evolve over time.
Krawl’n for the Fallen honors those lost in the line of duty with off-road weekend event
Off-Road United, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting families who've lost a loved one in the line of duty, is hosting its largest annual fundraising event -- Krawl'n for the Fallen -- this weekend at the Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park in Starke.
Mother, daughter reflect on importance of having ‘Healthy Start’
For the past 30 years, Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition has had one main job: to keep babies alive. During that time, the staff has worked with thousands of mothers and fathers to make sure they're prepared for their new bundle of joy.
Legislation would require utilities to start replacing toxic lead pipes throughout the state — except for in Chicago
At the behest of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, state lawmakers are allowing Chicago to continue leaving the dangerous pipes in the ground as crews wrap up a decadelong overhaul of the city’s aging distribution system.chicagotribune.com
Lake Villa man arrested with almost 3 kilos of cocaine and handgun, officials say
Anthony L. Brown, 38, was charged with the manufacture and delivery of more than 900 grams of cocaine, unlawful possession of more than 900 grams of cocaine, and being a felon in possession of a handgun, according to a news release.chicagotribune.com
Chicago lags far behind other cities in getting rid of brain-damaging lead pipes. Even if Biden’s $45 billion replacement plan passes, city ‘is ground zero for this problem’
City officials estimated it will cost $27,000 to replace each of the 650 lead service lines they plan to dig out of the ground this year, far more than other cities have paid.chicagotribune.com
Illinois legislators consider following Cook County in making Juneteenth an official holiday
“We grow up in the Black community not knowing our history, not knowing who we are,” she said. “It’s so important to teach young kids because we’re not taught to self-love. There’s no self-confidence or self-image because you open up books and you never see positive images of Black people.”chicagotribune.com
Top cop: ‘Dedicated and decorated’ Chicago police officer dies by suicide on Far Southwest Side
“I know the CPD community is mourning, and that grief is deep and long-lasting. I know that it’s hard to take care of yourself and to reach out,” Brown said. “I also know that we need to do more to support each other — and we will.’'chicagotribune.com
As COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Chicago’s hard-hit Latino communities, hope is revived but outreach to Spanish-speakers and skeptics still needed
“It’s heartwarming to be able to help and I’m glad that my community is finally getting what they need, but there’s gotta be a different way to reach them and make it easier for them to access these vaccines,” he said. “Not only to facilitate access but to also help them feel more comfortable getting it. There is so much misinformation out there.”chicagotribune.com
United States Files False Claims Act Complaint against Community Health Network
The United States has filed a complaint against Community Health Network Inc. (Community) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the Department of Justice announced today. The Act permits the United States to intervene and take over the lawsuit, as it has done here in part. The case is captioned United States and the State of Indiana ex rel. Thomas Fischer v. Community Health Network, Inc., et al. The claims in which the United States has intervened are allegations only, and there has been no determination of liability.justice.gov
6/08: Holes exposed in TSA terror watch list; Community demands firing of cop in Texas pool party incident
A new report found that the TSA doesn't have access to terrorist watch list data that would have flagged 73 airport workers; McKinney police officer Eric Casebolt was suspended after video was released showing his rough response to a disturbance at a Texas pool party.cbsnews.com