Chicago decided that it would be a good idea to set up a temporary clinic at a garbage truck garage, but eventually closes it after too many complaints about the smell, the dirt, and the rat and insect infestation. (though while it was opened, many people still went through with getting their blood tested as part of a city requirement for it's workers to undergo "wellness screenings"Read more »
Camden Nj is re-structuring their police force, and firing all of their current cops.Read more »
Alleged victim testifies that 25-year cop struck him repeatedly without provocation in 2010 incident partially caught by surveillance camera - Gregory Jeffries says his face was left swollen and bloodied after a Chicago police sergeant struck him four times in 2010 without provocation. "I felt pain," Gregory Jeffries testified Thursday during the first day of the trial of Sgt. Edward Howard Jr. on charges of aggravated battery and official misconduct. Jeffries was 19 and handcuffed when the alleged beating took place in a South Side restaurant parking lot.Read more »
As week-long protests against the NATO summit begin, city police have bought a potentially dangerous sound cannonRead more »
Allegedly he posted a comprehensive list, ranking 50 of his female classmates. It apparently included some rather predictable criteria. There was allegedly a subjective bio of each girl, coupled with separate ratings for their faces and bodies and references to race, ethnicity, and alleged sexual behavior. There was also an indicator of whether their "stock" might be in the ascendancy or not.Read more »
A Dolton cop caught on camera allegedly breaking a 15-year-old special needs student's nose for failing to tuck in his shirt has a troubling history that includes killing a man in a case of disputed self-defense.The officer is now in an Indiana jail on an unrelated rape charge.Christopher Lloyd, 38, was identified today by his father, Charles Lloyd, and Dolton Mayor Ronnie Lewis as the officer who in May was videotaped by a school security camera scuffling with 15-year-old, 140-pound Marshawn Pitts at the Academy for Learning in Dolton.Read more »
A Chicago alderman has refused to grant a hot dog stand a permit to place a sign outside the business because of its "prison" theme and the fact that the stand employs some ex-convicts.Read more »
School lunches aren't what they used to be. At some city schools, ham and cheese sandwiches have been replaced with greasy pizza, burgers and french fries. While some schools have tried to add healthier options to their lunch menus, one Chicago school has taken a controversial approach: it banned home-packed lunches altogether.Read more »
Little Village Academy on Chicago's West Side, students are not allowed to pack lunches from home. Unless they have a medical excuse, they must eat the food served in the cafeteria.Principal Elsa Carmona said her intention is to protect students from their own unhealthful food choicesRead more »
A Chicago-area school has banned lunches from home, forcing children to eat (or throw away) school-provided lunches that they don't want. What do supporters have to say? "The school food is very healthy, and when they bring the food from home, there is no control over the food." Apparently some parents don't even trust themselves to provide food for their children anymore.Read more »
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