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trump reportedly claimed 2 were s dead in chicago during obama’s speech — but it


chicago — an abc news transcript of its interview with president donald trump on wednesday quoted him as saying that two people were fatally s in chicago while his predecessor, barack obama, was giving his farewell speech at chicago’s mccormick place — a claim shown to be false by police department records. the p age in question…






chicago police chief says he's had kidney transplant offers


chicago — chicago police superintendent eddie johnson says some of his own officers and citizens alike have offered to donate a kidney to him since he disclosed that he's on a kidney transplant waiting list.after nearly fainting at a friday news conference, johnson announced that he's had a kidney condition for decades and is now awaiting a transplant.he said urday that since he made that disclosure, citizens have called 911 to give their information for possibly becoming a kidney donor for him.the chicago tribune reports (http://trib.in/2kffyji ) johnson says those kind offers have given him "a humbling, humbling feeling."johnson says he was diagnosed with an ailment that causes an acute inflammation of the kidney at age 25 when he underwent testing while applying to become a chicago poli






video shows chicago cops rushing gangway as more than 25 s s fired: 'watch the c


chicago police kill man on west sidedeputy chief al nagode describes the events leading to a fatal shooting by chicago police in the 4500 block of west washington boulevard on nov. 28, 2016. (armando l. sanchez / chicago tribune)deputy chief al nagode describes the events leading to a fatal shooting by chicago police in the 4500 block of west washington boulevard on nov. 28, 2016. (armando l. sanchez / chicago tribune)see more videos






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protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers held


protesters at o'harechris sweda / chicago tribunepeople protest president trump's executive order on refugees at o'hare international airport in chicago january 28, 2017.people protest president trump's executive order on refugees at o'hare international airport in chicago january 28, 2017. (chris sweda / chicago tribune)see more galleries






protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers held


protesters at o'harechris sweda / chicago tribunepeople protest president trump's executive order on refugees at o'hare international airport in chicago on urday, january 28, 2017. people protest president trump's executive order on refugees at o'hare international airport in chicago on urday, january 28, 2017. (chris sweda / chicago tribune)see more galleries






bulls' taj gibson sits out against 76ers with ankle injury


chicago — chicago forward taj gibson out the bulls' game sunday night against philadelphia after injuring his left ankle injury in practice urday.gibson tested the ankle in warm-ups, but the bulls determined it was best to give him the night off.gibson is averaging 11.6 points and 7.1 rebounds.bulls coach fred hoiberg believes the injury will be day-to-day.the 76ers were without center joel embiid. embiid, who didn't make the trip to chicago, is out with a left knee contusion. embiid also was listed as day-to-day.






chicago advocates condemn trump's order on refugees, migrants


invoking the legacy of the holocaust, a multifaith coalition of jews and muslims on wednesday called on gov. bruce rauner to publicly reverse his position of pausing the relocation of syrian refugees in illinois over security concerns.at an evening protest outside the wrigley building, the chicago... (elyssa cherney)






chicago cop who threw coffee at motorcyclist suspended


chicago police investigating cop caught on video throwing coffee at motorcyclistelyssa cherney and peter matuszakchicago police are conducting an internal investigation into an incident caught on video in which an officer throws a cup of coffee at a p ing motorcyclist after the biker shouted at the cop near a downtown intersection.police superintendent eddie johnson said monday that he cannot defend the...chicago police are conducting an internal investigation into an incident caught on video in which an officer throws a cup of coffee at a p ing motorcyclist after the biker shouted at the cop near a downtown intersection.police superintendent eddie johnson said monday that he cannot defend the... (elyssa cherney and peter matuszak)






after trump criticism on chicago violence, emanuel touts police smarts


"this allows our police officers to be all that much smarter and more effective in using technology and command ability to make sure people are in the right place at the right time to prevent a shooting in the first place," emanuel said.in a news release, emanuel's office described the technology as part of the city's "smart-policing strategy," a term that had not been used in previous mayor's office announcements.trump tweets about chicago 'carnage,' says he may 'send in the feds!' if not fixedliam fordpresident donald trump tweeted tuesday night about chicago’s violence, saying he will “send in the feds!” if the city “doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on.”trump’s tweet refers back to a line in his inaugural address friday about “the crime, and the gangs, and the drugs that have st






protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers held


protests at o'harechris sweda / chicago tribunehessam noorian, center,  stands with his wife, zehra amirisefat, left, after being released at o'hare international airport in chicago on jan. 28, 2017. noorian has dual citizenship with iran and the united kingdom and has been living in park ridge with a green card. he, his wife and their 6-month-old child were returning to chicago from iran when he was taken into custody. u.s. authorities took more than a dozen travelers into custody urday at o'hare international airport in response to president donald trump's immigration order — but lawyers who e to their aid said all were set free after a federal judge in new york temporarily barred deportations.hessam noorian, center,  stands with his wife, zehra amirisefat, left, after being released at






1 dead, 3 injured after west town traffic crash


one person has been killed and three others were seriously injured during a traffic crash in the west town neighborhood urday afternoon.the wreck occurred about 1:35 p.m. at the intersection of ashland avenue and hubbard street, according to officer michael carroll, a spokesman for the chicago police.paramedics initially responded to a "pin-in'' crash involving a vehicle hitting a pole, but a second vehicle was apparently also involved and possibly a pedestrian, said chicago fire department spokesman jeff lyle.one person was dead on the scene and three other injured people were taken to stroger hospital in serious to critical condition, said lyle.check back for details.






contemporary home in lincoln park: $4.7m


1848 howe st. in chicago: $4,700,000listed on jan. 23, 2017this home, built by middlefork, inclues six bedrooms, 5.2 baths, three family rooms, a chef's kitchen, a 2.5-car garage and four wood-burning fireplaces. details include a cut limestone fireplace and range hood surrounds, reclaimed wood ceiling and a wine cellar. the home is located near lincoln elementary school and lincoln park high school.agent: the ballis group of coldwell banker residential brokerage’s halsted office, 312-867-8166to feature your luxury listing of $800,000 or more in chicago tribune’s dream homes, send listing information and high-res p os to [email protected]






before sending in feds, trump should focus on chicago police


“if chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24 percent from 2016), i will send in the feds!”— president trump, jan. 24, 2017• • •for now it’s just another tweet from twitchy presidential thumbs, one more jab in the verbal tiff between a new republican president and a democratic mayor with a violence crisis spinning out of control. but before you write this off as typical trump histrionics, consider:fifty-two years ago — march 20, 1965 — an angry president lyndon johnson reacted to alabama’s “bloody sunday” by declaring that he would use federal authority to protect the civil rights of the rev. martin luther king jr. and other marchers headed from selma to montgomery. five days later, federal and state troops oversaw the march, capped






84-year old west chicago woman killed in crash


an 84-year-old west chicago woman died following a sunday morning crash just south of cedar lake.the lake county coroner's office said in a press release a medicolegal death investigation team was dispatched at 6:37 a.m. sunday to 151st street and wicker avenue in hanover township.there, julia hansen of the 300 block of e. pomeroy street was pronounced dead from blunt force trauma injuries. the manner of death was listed as accident, according to the coroner's report.the lake county sheriff's department, cedar lake fire department, lake dale fire department and tri creek fire department also responded.further information was not immediately available.carrie napoleon is a freelance reporter for the post-tribune.






nhl all-star rosters


atlanticforwards – nikita kucherov, tampa bay; brad marchand, boston; auston matthews, toronto; frans nielsen, detroit; kyle okposo, buffalo; vincent trocheck, florida. defense – victor hedman, tampa bay; erik karlsson, ottawa; shea weber, montreal. goalies – carey price, montreal; tuukka rask, boston.centralforwards – patrick kane, chicago; patrik laine, winnipeg; nathan mackinnon, colorado; tyler seguin, dallas; vladimir tarasenko, st. louis; jonathan toews, chicago. defense – duncan keith, chicago; p.k. subban, nashville; ryan suter, wild. goalies – corey crawford, chicago; devan dubnyk wild.metropolitanforwards – atkinson, columbus; sidney crosby, pittsburgh; taylor hall, new jersey; alex ovechkin, washington; wayne simmonds, philadelphia; john tavares, n.y. islanders. defense – justin






emmett till accuser admits to giving false testimony: book


the chicago pastor vividly remembers the night 60 years ago when two white men e for his cousin emmett till."fear just gripped me," said the rev. wheeler parker jr. "you couldn't call anyone but god for help, so that's what i did. i prayed."till was murdered aug. 28, 1955, for reportedly whistling...the chicago pastor vividly remembers the night 60 years ago when two white men e for his cousin emmett till."fear just gripped me," said the rev. wheeler parker jr. "you couldn't call anyone but god for help, so that's what i did. i prayed."till was murdered aug. 28, 1955, for reportedly whistling... (angie leventis lourgos)






nhl all-star rosters


atlanticforwards – nikita kucherov, tampa bay; brad marchand, boston; auston matthews, toronto; frans nielsen, detroit; kyle okposo, buffalo; vincent trocheck, florida. defense – victor hedman, tampa bay; erik karlsson, ottawa; shea weber, montreal. goalies – carey price, montreal; tuukka rask, boston.centralforwards – patrick kane, chicago; patrik laine, winnipeg; nathan mackinnon, colorado; tyler seguin, dallas; vladimir tarasenko, st. louis; jonathan toews, chicago. defense – duncan keith, chicago; p.k. subban, nashville; ryan suter, wild. goalies – corey crawford, chicago; devan dubnyk, wild.metropolitanforwards – atkinson, columbus; sidney crosby, pittsburgh; taylor hall, new jersey; alex ovechkin, washington; wayne simmonds, philadelphia; john tavares, n.y. islanders. defense – justi






lincoln park penthouse with private rooftop: $1.2m


2446 racine ave., unit 3e in chicago: $1,199,500listed on jan. 11, 2017this extra-wide, two-level penthouse in lincoln park has a private rooftop deck and city views. the rooftop deck has a pergola and is equipped with cable tv and gas. the home includes three bedroom and 2.5 baths with hardwood floors and crown molding/wainscoting throughout. the master bathroom is renovated and includes a double sink, and the chef's kitchen comes with top-of-the-line appliances. the main floor living space has an open floor plan and a wet bar with wine fridge. the home includes surround sound throughout the first floor and in the master bedroom. garage parking is included.agent: michael swanson of coldwell banker residential brokerage’s halsted office, 630-947-2435to feature your luxury listing of $800,0






chicago police chief says he’s had kidney transplant offers


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travelers freed after being held at o'hare over trump order, lawyers say


attorneys isting family of detainees at o'haremohammad amirisefat of chicago waits for news about relatives at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017. his sister, zehra amirisefat, 30, a u.s. citizen, landed at o'hare with her 6-month-old child after returning from iran before her husband, a green card holder, was detained. mohammad amirisefat of chicago waits for news about relatives at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017. his sister, zehra amirisefat, 30, a u.s. citizen, landed at o'hare with her 6-month-old child after returning from iran before her husband, a green card holder, was detained. see more videos






protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers held


journalist held at o'harenancy stone / chicago tribune journalist ali hamedani, right, is interviewed after being held at o'hare international airport for three hours and therefore missed his connecting flight to l.a. hamedani, who is iranian with a british p port, was overjoyed at seeing supporters and protesters at the terminal. journalist ali hamedani, right, is interviewed after being held at o'hare international airport for three hours and therefore missed his connecting flight to l.a. hamedani, who is iranian with a british p port, was overjoyed at seeing supporters and protesters at the terminal. (nancy stone / chicago tribune)see more galleries






buffalo grove police seek suspects in a pair of urday armed robberies


buffalo grove police are searching for two suspects in a pair of early urday morning armed robberies.in the first incident, around 2:25 a.m., police responded after two male suspects entered the mobil gas station at 1251 n. mchenry road in buffalo grove. the suspects reportedlyentered the gas station and ordered the clerk to open the cash register. the suspects then fled with $50, entering a vehicle east of the building, police said.while investigating the first incident, police say a second aggravated robbery took place around 3:50 a.m. at cvs pharmacy, 20 e. dundee road in buffalo grove.police say the same two suspects took about $200 from cvs and fled on foot east of the building before entering a vehicle.police described the suspects as light-skinned black or latino men, between 5 feet






buffalo grove police seek suspects in a pair of urday armed robberies


buffalo grove police are searching for two suspects in a pair of early urday morning armed robberies.in the first incident, around 2:25 a.m., police responded after two male suspects entered the mobil gas station at 1251 n. mchenry road in buffalo grove. the suspects reportedly entered the gas station and ordered the clerk to open the cash register. the suspects then fled with $50, entering a vehicle east of the building, police said.while investigating the first incident, police say a second aggravated robbery took place around 3:50 a.m. at cvs pharmacy, 20 e. dundee road in buffalo grove.police say the same two suspects took about $200 from cvs and fled on foot east of the building before entering a vehicle.police described the suspects as light-skinned black or latino men, between 5 fee






off-duty deputy wounded in gold coast triple shooting


gold coast shooting protesteralyssa pointer / chicago tribunea woman, who asked not to be identified, holds a sign at the intersection of state and division streets, near the scene of a shooting involving multiple victims, jan. 28, 2017, in the gold coast. "i've been a direct target of (gun violence)," the woman, a resident of the englewood community, said. "every time there is a shooting, i'm coming up with this sign until he does something."a woman, who asked not to be identified, holds a sign at the intersection of state and division streets, near the scene of a shooting involving multiple victims, jan. 28, 2017, in the gold coast. "i've been a direct target of (gun violence)," the woman, a resident of the englewood community, said. "every time there is a shooting, i'm coming up with th






protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers held


isting refugeesnancy stone / chicago tribunekimberly r en, from left, an attorney and social worker, laura booth and megan staub, both attorneys for latham & watkins llp., wait for arriving p engers as part of the international refugee istance project consisting of attorneys from different law firms isting anyone having problems with immigration at o'hare international airport on jan. 29, 2017.kimberly r en, from left, an attorney and social worker, laura booth and megan staub, both attorneys for latham & watkins llp., wait for arriving p engers as part of the international refugee istance project consisting of attorneys from different law firms isting anyone having problems with immigration at o'hare international airport on jan. 29, 2017. (nancy stone / chicago tribune)see more






protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers detained


protesters gather at o'harechris sweda / chicago tribuneprotesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after at least 14 people were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president trump's executive orders on friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries. protesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after at least 14 people were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president trump's executive orders on friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries.  (chris sweda / chicago tribune)see more galleries






off-duty deputy wounded in gold coast triple shooting


gold coast shooting protesteralyssa pointer / chicago tribunea woman, who asked not to be identified, holds a sign at the intersection of state parkway and division street, near the scene of a shooting involving multiple victims, urday, jan. 28, 2017, in the gold coast. "i've been a direct target of [gun violence]," the woman, a resident of the englewood community, said." every time there is a shooting, i'm coming up with this sign until he does something."a woman, who asked not to be identified, holds a sign at the intersection of state parkway and division street, near the scene of a shooting involving multiple victims, urday, jan. 28, 2017, in the gold coast. "i've been a direct target of [gun violence]," the woman, a resident of the englewood community, said." every time there is a sho






trump visa ban to reportedly keep oscar-nominated director from awards ceremony


iranian filmmaker asghar farhadi, who wrote and directed the 2017 oscar-nominated foreign language film "the salesman," would not be able to enter the u.s. for the awards under president donald trump's recently enacted travel ban, according to reports urday. trump signed the executive order friday afternoon to suspend entry of refugees to the u.s. for 120 days, and imposed an indefinite ban on refugees from syria. a 90-day ban was also placed on citizens of seven predominantly muslim countries: iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen. the 2017 oscars will take place feb. 26. farhadi's film "a separation" won an academy award for best foreign film in 2012. "the salesman" -- the title a reference to arthur miller's "death of a salesman" -- tells the story of a young couple who pla






protesters gather at o'hare airport after immigrants detained


protesters gather at o'harechris sweda / chicago tribuneprotesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after at least 18 people were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president trump's executive orders on friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries. protesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after at least 18 people were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president trump's executive orders on friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries.  (chris sweda / chicago tribune)see more galleries






officers, strangers offer to donate kidney to chicago's top cop, who needs trans


police superintendent eddie johnson’s godmother always told him, “god works in mysterious ways.” the number of people who’ve volunteered to donate a kidney to johnson in the 24 hours after announcing his need for a transplant has him thinking his godmother was right.johnson, 56, disclosed friday that he is on a waiting list for a kidney transplant after nearly fainting at a news conference that morning. since then, in addition to overwhelming support, he’s received offers of kidney transplants from both the police officers serving under him and the citizens johnson works to protect.“we have people dialing 911, asking officers to come over to their homes so they can give them their information,” johnson said at a news conference urday morning. “i’ve gotta tell you guys, that’s a humbling, h






trump visa ban to reportedly keep oscar-nominated director from awards ceremony


iranian filmmaker asghar farhadi, who wrote and directed the 2017 oscar-nominated foreign language film "the salesman," would not be able to enter the u.s. for the awards under president donald trump's recently enacted travel ban, according to reports urday. trump signed the executive order friday afternoon to suspend entry of refugees to the u.s. for 120 days, and imposed an indefinite ban on refugees from syria. a 90-day ban was also placed on citizens of seven predominantly muslim countries: iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen. the 2017 oscars will take place feb. 26. farhadi's film "a separation" won an academy award for best foreign film in 2012. "the salesman" -- the title a reference to arthur miller's "death of a salesman" -- tells the story of a young couple who pla






protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers detained


protesters gather at o'harechris sweda / chicago tribuneprotesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after several travelers were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president donald trump's executive order friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries. protesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after several travelers were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president donald trump's executive order friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries.  (chris sweda / chicago tribune)see more galleries






protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers held


protesters gather at o'harechris sweda / chicago tribuneprotesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after more than a dozen travelers were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president donald trump's executive order friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries. protesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after more than a dozen travelers were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president donald trump's executive order friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries.  (chris sweda / chicago tribune)see more g






protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers detained


protesters gather at o'harechris sweda / chicago tribuneprotesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after more than a dozen travelers were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president donald trump's executive order friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries. protesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after more than a dozen travelers were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president donald trump's executive order friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries.  (chris sweda / chicago tribune)see more g






protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers held


protesters gather at o'harechris sweda / chicago tribuneprotesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after more than a dozen travelers were taken into custody, including green card holders. they were held following president donald trump's executive order friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries. protesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after more than a dozen travelers were taken into custody, including green card holders. they were held following president donald trump's executive order friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries.  (chris sweda / chicago tribun






police: 1 dead after west town traffic crash


one person has been killed in a traffic crash in the west town neighborhood urday afternoon.the wreck occurred about 1:35 p.m. at the intersection of ashland avenue and hubbard street, according to officer michael carroll, a spokesman for the chicago police.check back for details.






trump immigration policy changes put some on edge


chicago immigration reform advocates and muslim leaders denounced president donald trump's executive order to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. while the government reviews screening processes, calling it an effective ban on muslims in america.in issuing the order friday, which calls... (manya brachear pashman and angie leventis lourgos)






week in review: trump's first week | state of the state | bulls in disarray


steve rosenbloom writes that this is what happens when you don't hire a respected coach who can lead. the players take over.on friday, the bulls held a team meeting with coach fred hoiberg, executive vice president john paxson and general manager gar forman. all sides vowed to move on after two days of bickering.wade and butler started friday's game with the heat on the bench as punishment. the bulls lost and were booed off the court.in other sports news:sky star player elena delle donne is seeking a trade from chicago, unhappy with the team and wanting to be closer to her delaware home, sources told the tribune's phil thompson. general manager amber stocks addressed rumors of a trade to the mystics in a statement that the team is focused on creating a "winning mindset."the cubs agreed to






man found dead in hermosa fire


a 67-year-old man was found dead in a house fire about 11:40 p.m. friday in the 1700 block of north pulaski road in the hermosa neighborhood, police said. officials found the man in the attic apartment, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. no one else was injured. it appears it was an electrical fire, police said. the chicago fire department said the fire remained under investigation. check back for updates. 






trump blocks muslim refugees, america loses a part of itself


chicago immigration reform advocates and muslim leaders denounced president donald trump's executive order to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. while the government reviews screening processes, calling it an effective ban on muslims in america.in issuing the order friday, which calls... (manya brachear pashman and angie leventis lourgos)






protests over immigration ban hit jfk & more u.s. airports


president donald trump’s executive order banning refugees from entering the u.s. has led to protests at airports around the country. thousands of demonstrators swarmed john f. kennedy international airport, dulles international airport, and chicago o’hare urday (jan. 28) in opposition to trump’s latest controversial move.read: miami-dade mayor revokes “sanctuary city” status after donald trump’s executive ordersome 13,000 people are reportedly protesting at jfk, where a dozen refugees were detained. hameed khalid darweesh, 53-year-old iraqi man who worked as a u.s. army translator, was among the detainees. darweesh was eventually released, after being held for four hours.approximately 18 people were detained at o’hare airport, including an iranian-born green card holder along with his wife






chicago top cop's health scare latest problem for police force


closeskip in skipxembedxshare chicago police superintendent eddie johnson be e ill and wavered on his feet during a news conference friday. the department's spokesman says he'll be examined at a local hospital. (jan. 27) apin this p o taken from video, chicago mayor rahm emanuel, left, hands a bottle of water to police superintendent eddie johnson after johnson be e wobbly during a news conference friday, jan. 27, 2017 in chicago. the chicago sun-times reports that there were requests for candy for johnson as he fell ill. the news conference was halted as johnson was attended to and an ambulance and a fire truck arrived. (fran spielman/chicago sun-times via ap) org xmit: ilchs201(p o: fran spielman, ap)chicago — the city’s top cop announced friday that he is in need of a kidney transplant,






morton grove muslim center rally draws crowd, rails against trump's actions


about 500 people packed the basement of the muslim education center in morton grove sunday while hundreds more spilled upstairs and outside the building, during a demonstration calling for sanctuary and support for muslims and other minority groups against recent trump administration actions.downstairs the voices joined together to sing "we shall overcome" as the event got underway.the rally e a day after several people were detained at o'hare airport, following president donald trump's executive order banning travel to the u.s. for some immigrants from predominantly muslim nations in the middle east.attorneys isting family of detainees at o'haremohammad amirisefat of chicago waits for news about relatives at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017. his sister, zehra amirisefat, 30,






chicago top cop's health scare latest problem for police force


closeskip in skipxembedxshare chicago police superintendent eddie johnson be e ill and wavered on his feet during a news conference friday. the department's spokesman says he'll be examined at a local hospital. (jan. 27) apin this p o taken from video, chicago mayor rahm emanuel, left, hands a bottle of water to police superintendent eddie johnson after johnson be e wobbly during a news conference friday, jan. 27, 2017 in chicago. the chicago sun-times reports that there were requests for candy for johnson as he fell ill. the news conference was halted as johnson was attended to and an ambulance and a fire truck arrived. (fran spielman/chicago sun-times via ap) org xmit: ilchs201(p o: fran spielman, ap) 4 connectlinkedinemailmorechicago — the city’s top cop announced friday that he is in n






officers, strangers offer to give cpd top cop a kidney in his time of need


police superintendent eddie johnson’s godmother always told him, “god works in mysterious ways.” the number of people who’ve volunteered to donate a kidney to johnson in the 24 hours after announcing his need for a transplant has him thinking his godmother was right.johnson, 56, disclosed friday that he is on a waiting list for a kidney transplant after nearly fainting at a news conference that morning. since then, in addition to overwhelming support, he’s received offers of kidney transplants from both the police officers serving under him and the citizens johnson works to protect.“we have people dialing 911, asking officers to come over to their homes so they can give them their information,” johnson said at a news conference urday morning. “i’ve gotta tell you guys, that’s a humbling, h






officers, strangers offer to give cpd top cop a kidney in his time of need


police superintendent eddie johnson’s godmother always told him, “god works in mysterious ways.” the number of people who’ve volunteered to donate a kidney to johnson in the 24 hours after announcing his need for a transplant has him thinking his godmother was right.johnson, 56, disclosed friday that he is on a waiting list for a kidney transplant after nearly fainting at a news conference that morning. since then, in addition to overwhelming support, he’s received offers of kidney transplants from both the police officers serving under him and the citizens johnson works to protect.“we have people dialing 911, asking officers to come over to their homes so they can give them their information,” johnson said at a news conference urday morning. “i’ve gotta tell you guys, that’s a humbling, h






early fallout from bulls friction: 'worst game all year' in 100-88 loss to heat


soxfest brought white sox and bulls chairman jerry reinsdorf to town so he could witness the bulls get booed off the united center court after a 100-88 debacle of a loss to the heat on friday night.coach fred hoiberg said he alone made the decision to bench dwyane wade and jimmy butler for the start of the heat's sixth straight victory as punishment for their critical comments of teammates on wednesday.butler, who said "nothing surprises me anymore" about the benching, s 1-for-13 in scoring a season-low three points and posting the lowest percentage of his career when taking at least 10 s s. he last e off the bench on march 23, 2013."sure," an upbeat butler said when asked if he agreed with the move. "that's on them. that's not my job to worry about what's fair. it's my job to hoop. i didn






colts hire kansas city's ballard as general manager


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growing up in hyde park and attending de la salle institute limited bryant gumbel's exposure to the danger he now finds so difficult to comprehend in his hometown."hyde park was a rare island in the sea of chicago, integrated in a segregated city, well-educated in a blue-collar town, populated by a ton of immigrants, the kind of neighborhood someone once said after dinner instead of watching 'i love lucy,' you read socrates,'' said gumbel, 68, one of sports' most intellectual voices. "i don't know if i'd go that far, but everybody read, got along and took pride in who they were, a real melting pot. once you left the neighborhood, you saw how the rest of the world is. … but it seems that's changed, too, there.''concerns over chicago's violence compelled gumbel to return with a crew from his