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Thursday, June 30, 2022



Chicago Pools To Reopen July 5 As Park District Shuffles Lifeguards

By James R. Scott, The Chicago Times June 29, 2022 CHICAGO – As the lifeguard shortage stretches into the heat of summer, the Chicago Park District will divert lifeguards from North Avenue Beach and Calumet Park Beach to open 37 Chicago area pools by July 5. Currently, 55% of the targeted number of qualified seasonalContinue reading “Chicago Pools To Reopen July 5 As Park District Shuffles Lifeguards”

Mother Receives $20 Million In Birth Injury Case Against Advocate Christ Hospital

By Judd Mustin, The Chicago Times June 28, 2022 CHICAGO – A mother was awarded $20 million by a Cook County Jury after they sided with her in a case that claimed an area hospital was negligent during the birth of her child causing severe brain damage. On Friday after a three-week trial at theContinue reading “Mother Receives $20 Million In Birth Injury Case Against Advocate Christ Hospital”

Chicago Police Officer Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Man Due In Court

By James R. Scott, The Chicago Times June 27, 2022 CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer accused of sexually assaulting a man while in custody is scheduled to be in court on Monday. According to prosecutors, Carlyle Calhoun was guarding the victim at St. Bernard Hospital in 2018 after the victim had been arrested. CalhounContinue reading “Chicago Police Officer Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Man Due In Court”

PRITZKER TO CALL SPECIAL SESSION AFTER SCOTUS ABORTION RULING

By Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times June 25, 2022 SPRINGFIELD, IL — Governor J.B. Pritzker to call a special session of the General Assembly to focus on legislation to strengthen abortion laws in Illinois. Pritzker announced Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 abortion rights case Roe v. Wade.  However, Illinois hasContinue reading “PRITZKER TO CALL SPECIAL SESSION AFTER SCOTUS ABORTION RULING”

Comedian Trevor Noah Will To Headline Illinois State Fair Lottery Grandstand

By The Chicago Times Staff June 20, 2022 SPRINGFIELD, IL – Trevor Noah, Emmy Award-winning host of the “The Daily Show”, will bring his stand-up comedy to the Illinois Lottery Grandstand stage on Friday, August 19. Noah has written, produced, and starred in 11 comedy specials, including his most recent “Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia”Continue reading “Comedian Trevor Noah Will To Headline Illinois State Fair Lottery Grandstand”

Monkey Pox Hits Indiana

By The Chicago Times Staff June 19, 2022 INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana health officials announced the state’s first probable case of Monkey Pox on Sunday. According to the Indiana Department of Health, the alleged infected patient remains isolated while confirmatory testing at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention is completed.  Health officials are diligently searchingContinue reading “Monkey Pox Hits Indiana”

Germany Returns To Coal Power

By The Chicago Times Staff June 19, 2022 BERLIN – Germany to ration the use of natural gas in production of electricity as supply dwindles from Russian pipeline Russian state-owned Gazprom announced that supply reductions could be expected from the Nord Stream pipeline as repairs are completed.  However, many in the European Union believe RussiaContinue reading “Germany Returns To Coal Power”

Russia: Former US Embassy Worker Sentenced For Smuggling Drugs

By H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times June 17, 2022 MOSCOW — A former US embassy worker has been sentenced to 14 years in a Russian maximum-security prison for after being found guilty of cannabis smuggling and illegal storage of drugs. Former US embassy worker, Marc Fogel, was found guilty by a Russian (nee Soviet) courtContinue reading “Russia: Former US Embassy Worker Sentenced For Smuggling Drugs”


Wheels Falling Off: Toyota Recalls First Production Electric Car and Tundra Series

By Jeff L. Tucker, The Chicago Times June 27, 2022 PLANO, TX – Auto giant Toyota has issued recalls for its first production electric car and Tundra series pickup trucks for problems in which nuts or bolts can become lose causing wheels or axles to disconnect. On Thursday, Toyota Motor Sales USA issued a warning to owners of BZ4X model electric SUVs to stop driving them immediately because the wheels might fall off. The recall applies to all units sold in the North American market.  According to Toyota, bolts that hold the wheels on can loosen after even a fewContinue reading “Wheels Falling Off: Toyota Recalls First Production Electric Car and Tundra Series”

Teamsters Threaten U.S. Foods Over Contract Negotiations

By Sloan Wilson, The Chicago Times June 23, 2022 SALEM, VA – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has threatened work stoppages as contract negotiations with US foods become contentious. According to a press release by the Teamsters “Workers at a growing number of US Foods Distribution Centers throughout the East Coast are considering the possibility of walking off the job following an increasing number of unresolved labor contracts.” Teamsters at these locations claim US Foods “violated” federal labor laws with illegal terminations, unilaterally changing working conditions and negotiating in bad faith with Teamsters officials. “Unfair labor practices and unsettled contractsContinue reading “Teamsters Threaten U.S. Foods Over Contract Negotiations”

McDonald’s Agrees To Pay France $1.3 Billion In Tax Fraud Case

By The Chicago Times Business Staff June 18, 2022 PARIS — McDonald’s has agreed to pay over $1.3 billion to the French state on Thursday to settle a tax fraud case after years of alleged tax evasion. The tax fraud investigation was opened in 2016 after a legal complaint by union members.  The French court alleged that McDonald’s France, McDonald’s System of France, MCD Luxembourg Real Estate agreed to pay a total of $1.3 billion in fines, penalties and back taxes to settle the case. According to prosecutors, McDonald’s was accused of hiding profits made in France in lower-tax LuxembourgContinue reading “McDonald’s Agrees To Pay France $1.3 Billion In Tax Fraud Case”