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Past articles by Julian:

ComEd bribery trial begins for 4 accused of influencing Michael Madigan

CHICAGO — Jury selection began Tuesday in the ComEd bribery case. U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber — who, just months ago presided over the high-profile R. Kelly child pornography trial — questioned more than 90 potential jurors throughout the day, dismissing more than two dozen of them. The selection process is set to resume Wednesday morning at the […] → Read More

Negotiations between United Center concessions workers and Levy continue as Big Ten Tournament approaches

CHICAGO — Negotiations resumed Tuesday afternoon between United Center concessions workers union Unite Here Local 1 and sports concession mega-business Levy Restaurants. More than 600 United Center food servers, dish washers, bartenders and cooks walked off the job and formed picket lines in front of the United Center on Sunday and as time goes on […] → Read More

Vallas, Johnson receive dueling endorsements in push for Black voters

Both Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson are lining up endorsements for the hotly contested race to the runoff. → Read More

Chicago’s 2023 Election Day is Tuesday. Here’s what you should know.

CHICAGO — With Election Day on Tuesday in Chicago, the nine mayoral candidates are crisscrossing the city hoping to persuade the undecided voters. Rep. Chuy García joined the Friday prayers at the Muslim Community Center on Elston. He is hoping his progressive bonafides win support from the largest Muslim congregation in the Midwest. “I have a […] → Read More

Lawsuit follows wrongful arrest of Waukegan HS basketball player

WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Martell Williams was pulled from school and arrested by Waukegan Police last year and wrongfully charged with attempted murder. The male teen was later exonerated with an apology from the police. Still, the teen and his mother have filed a lawsuit in federal court. Kevin O’Connor says it’s taken a toll […] → Read More

Nicaraguan priest to hold special mass in Chicago

CHICAGO — The civil unrest in Nicaragua is having an impact in Chicago as newly released political prisoners plan to attend a special mass in Buena Park. Among those participating in the mass at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary of the Lake Church will be a priest who was forced to leave his homeland […] → Read More

‘Why did it happen?’: Survivors mark 15th anniversary of NIU mass shooting

DEKALB COUNTY, Ill. — A solemn ceremony in west suburban Dekalb marked the 15th anniversary of a deadly mass shooting at Northern Illinois University. Five students were killed — Gayle Dubowski, Catalina Garcia, Julianna Gehant, Ryanne Mace and Daniel Parmenter — after a gunman took a shotgun and three pistols into the university’s Cole Hall auditorium […] → Read More

South Side couple preserving traditions of Latin Music

CHICAGO — For decades, a remarkable South Side couple have danced to bring people together while preserving the musical traditions of Latin America. Mambo legend Saladeen Alamin and his wife of 42 years Rosita Ragin-Alamin helped to produce the Chicago International Salsa Congress. Performers from around the world will gather at the Westin O’Hare in […] → Read More

St. John, Indiana police officer charged after allegedly shooting at off-duty Hammond officer

ST. JOHN, Ind. — A Northwest Indiana police officer is facing charges after he shot at an off-duty police officer last year. St. John Police Department Officer Philip Fabian, 33, was charged by the Lake County Prosecutor with one count of criminal recklessness, a Level 6 Felony, and criminal mischief, a Class A Misdemeanor, according […] → Read More

Alleged Highland Park gunman appears in court

Also in attendance was Highland Park survivor Ashbey Beasley. → Read More

Save A Lot to replace closed Englewood Whole Foods

Ald. Stephanie Coleman (16th Ward) is among many in the Englewood community that are deeply unhappy with the new tenant. → Read More

Sterigenics paying $408M to settle 870 lawsuits

In a statement, Sotera Health, in part, health denied any liability: → Read More

City forestry crews remove noose from tree in front of Gage Park home

CHICAGO — City of Chicago Streets and Sanitation Forestry Crews and the Chicago Police Department were called to take down a noose hanging from a tree in front of a Gage Park home Monday afternoon. According to 16th Ward Ald. Stephanie Coleman, multiple attempts were made to contact the homeowner who allegedly hung the noose […] → Read More

Class at Chicago’s Swedish Hospital teaching the importance of CPR

CHICAGO — A light is being shined on CPR after the lead trainer for the Buffalo Bills performed CPR on Damar Hamlin. Doctors said his decisive actions helped save the player’s life. Emergency room doctors and nurses at Swedish Hospital on the North Side of Chicago and across the country are pleased to see the […] → Read More

6 months after Highland Park tragedy, victims continue path to healing

Liz Turnipseed says she is unable to erase the terrible memories of that day. → Read More

Demonstrators denounce Stroger Hospital, say patient was denied rights

Close to 200 people joined the loved ones of accidental shooting victim Roger Solis. → Read More

Cook County, Chicagoland suburbs prepare for incoming winter storm

COOK COUNTY, Ill. — Preparations are well underway Wednesday for a Winter Storm Warning going into effect for Cook County Thursday through Saturday. Leaders held a press conference to “provide an update on winter storm preparations across Cook County and share safety tips for residents during the winter storm,” according to a release. County Board […] → Read More

NEIU faculty meet with state senator over damaging cuts

CHICAGO — “The leadership has failed us. We need help.” Those are the words of Dr. Olivia Perlow, Sociology professor and Chair of the African American Studies Department at Northeastern Illinois University. NEIU faculty and professors met with State Senator Ram Villivillam Tuesday afternoon to address grievances they have with the university’s president — Gloria […] → Read More

CPD: 50 robberies committed in 4 days by armed group of suspects

CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department sent out a community alert for residents in the 11th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 19th, 24th and 25th Districts of a pattern of armed robberies that have happened overnight and in the early morning hours across December. Police said in each incident, the victims are on foot or seated […] → Read More

‘Was pretty crazy’: 4 in custody after fiery crash on North Side

CHICAGO — Four are in custody following a fiery crash Monday morning on the North Side. Just before 10:45 a.m. in the 5100 block of North Oakley, a stolen Hyundai, believed to be have been used in a previous armed robbery, struck a streets and sanitation vehicle that was stopped at a stop sign. Witnesses […] → Read More