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Sunday, January 23, 2022

Pritzker Announces Next Phase Of Houbolt Road Project In Joliet

By Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times January 20, 2022 JOLIET, IL — Gov. J. B. Pritzker announced Thursday the next phase of construction on the new Houbolt Road bridge and interchange which is part of Pritzker’s $1.2 billion commitment to improve and modernize Interstate 80 through the bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program. “The next phaseContinue reading “Pritzker Announces Next Phase Of Houbolt Road Project In Joliet”

Decatur: Man Arrested In Connection Of Carjacking A Good Samaritan

By Janice Cameron, The Chicago Times January 20, 2022 DECATUR, IL — A man wanted for the carjacking of a good Samaritan in Indiana was arrested in Decatur, Illinois. Decatur police reported that Randy Terrell Brown-Watkins was arrested on January 13 in Decatur on separate charges and is awaiting extradition to Lake County, Indiana. AccordingContinue reading “Decatur: Man Arrested In Connection Of Carjacking A Good Samaritan”

Cook County Judge Removed From Bench After Belittling Lawyer

By J. J. Quincannon, The Chicago Times January 20, 2022 CHICAGO — Cook County Judge William Raines, who was caught on camera making belittling comments about an attorney, has been removed from the bench and will undergo sensitivity training. Chief Judge Timothy Evans’s office has ordered Raines to receive sensitivity training and has placed RainesContinue reading “Cook County Judge Removed From Bench After Belittling Lawyer”

Hong Kong: Government Orders 2,000 Animals Slaughtered After Hamster Tests Positive For COVID-19

By Douglas F. Roberts, The Chicago Times January 18, 2022 HONG KONG – Authorities in Hong Kong announced Tuesday that 2,000 small animals will be slaughtered after several tested positive for the COVID-19 at a pet store. Authorities also banned the sale of hamsters and the import of small mammals.  The ban is in responseContinue reading “Hong Kong: Government Orders 2,000 Animals Slaughtered After Hamster Tests Positive For COVID-19”

Lake County: Waukegan Man Charged With Drug Trafficking

By The Chicago Times Staff January 15, 2022 WAUKEGAN, IL — – A Waukegan man was arrested for trafficking cocaine, ecstasy and other drugs in Lake County. Deonte L. Johnson, 34, is facing multiple charges for unlawful possession of drugs and weapons, according to the Lake Sheriff’s Office. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special InvestigationsContinue reading “Lake County: Waukegan Man Charged With Drug Trafficking”

Chicago Cites 26 Businesses For Violating Proof Of Vaccination Order

By P. J. McNeal, The Chicago Times January 14, 2022 CHICAGO – The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection has fined 6 businesses and 10 restaurants for violating Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proof of vaccination order which requires patrons to present vaccination papers in order to be served. Lightfoot’s proof of vaccination order wentContinue reading “Chicago Cites 26 Businesses For Violating Proof Of Vaccination Order”

Teen Charged In Carjacking Of 66-Year-Old Man In Brainerd

By The Chicago Times Staff January 14, 2022 CHICAGO — A 15-year-old has been charged with the carjacking of a 66-year-old man in the Brainerd. Chicago police said the 15-year-old was identified by the 66-year-old victim as the carjacker which occurred at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the 9100 block of South Parnell. According toContinue reading “Teen Charged In Carjacking Of 66-Year-Old Man In Brainerd”

Loop: 4 Stabbed On CTA Platforms Within Hours Apart

By The Chicago Times Staff January 14, 2022 CHICAGO – Four people were stabbed within hours in two separate attacks on CTA platforms in the Loop. Chicago police said three people were stabbed around 9:20 p.m. on the Jackson Red Line platform.  Two assailants approached a 29-year-old male victim and demanded his backpack at knifepoint. Continue reading “Loop: 4 Stabbed On CTA Platforms Within Hours Apart”

Man Shot While Trying To Stop Armed Robbery On North Side

By Gary Parker, The Chicago Times January 14, 2022 CHICAGO – A 60-year-old-man was shot while trying to stop an armed robbery Thursday night on the North Side. According to Chicago police, the man saw a 34-year-old woman being robbed at gunpoint in the 5900 block of North Glenwood Avenue in Magnolia Glen.  The 60-year-oldContinue reading “Man Shot While Trying To Stop Armed Robbery On North Side”

North Korea Launches Hypersonic Nuclear Missile In Test

By Douglas F. Roberts, The Chicago Times January 11, 2022 PYONGYANG – Communist North Korea announced today the test flight of a hypersonic missile. According to the Korean Central News Agency, Tuesday’s launch of a hypersonic glide vehicle was successful and demonstrated perfect glide jump flight and corkscrew maneuvering before plummeting into a targeted areaContinue reading “North Korea Launches Hypersonic Nuclear Missile In Test”

Orland Park: Chicago Man On Federal Probation Arrested For Purse Napping

By Kathy Whitaker, The Chicago Times January 11, 2022 ORLAND PARK, IL — A Chicago man on federal probation was arrested for stealing items from vehicles in Orland Park. According to Orland Park police, officers responded to a vehicle burglary that occurred in the parking lot of Orland Square Mall on Sunday afternoon.  Police reportsContinue reading “Orland Park: Chicago Man On Federal Probation Arrested For Purse Napping”


American Airlines Loses $931 million In Fourth Quarter

By Sloan T. Wilson, The Chicago Times January 20, 2022 FORT WORTH, TX – American Airlines reported a loss of $931 million in the fourth quarter. American Airlines said first quarter revenue is estimated to be lower by 22% in comparison to the first quarter of 2019. American Airlines reported that revenue was $9.43 billion, which beat analysts’ expectations of $9.34 billion.  Although the airline industry as a whole saw higher demand during the holiday season, the staffing shortages due to COVID-19 led to thousands of cancellations, which ate into to profits. In comparison, United Airlines reported a $646 millionContinue reading “American Airlines Loses $931 million In Fourth Quarter”

Microsoft To Buy Activision Blizzard $70 Billion

By John McPhaul, The Chicago Times January 18, 2022 REDMOND, WA — Microsoft announced the purchase of game maker Activision Blizzard for nearly $70 Billion. According to a press release, the all cash purchase will elevate Microsoft, famous for the Xbox gaming system, into one of the largest videogame companies in the world.  The purchase will have to be approved by U.S. and European regulators. Activision Blizzard Inc’s shares popped up 27% in early trading Tuesday, wiping out a six-month downturn since California’s discrimination lawsuit was filed. Microsoft recently purchased ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5Continue reading “Microsoft To Buy Activision Blizzard $70 Billion”

CPS May Not Pay Wildcat Teachers Who Refused To Work

By The Chicago Times Staff January 11, 2022 CHICAGO – After the Chicago Teachers Union won two demands as a result of their “Wildcat Strike”, Chicago Public Schools may refuse to pay teachers that failed to report to class over the four-day work stoppage. According to CPS records, the four missed school days could cost the average teacher about $1,500 dollars in lost wages.  The lost pay is only going to add to the bitterness between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CTU members.  Yet, many CTU members disagreed with the work stoppage and continued teaching in person. According to CTU, ballotsContinue reading “CPS May Not Pay Wildcat Teachers Who Refused To Work”