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Today marks 15 years since five women were slain in a Lane Bryant store in Tinley Park.
Leads in the case have fallen off but police say they remain committed to bringing closure to the families who lost loved ones.
“There is still someone out there who knows something,” Tinley Park police Chief Matt Walsh said. “Somebody has to make that stand in their life and come forward.” A room in the police department is devoted to the case, with photos of the victims posted on a wall and several filing cabinets filled with reports.
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May Elementary School closed its doors in 2016 during widespread Chicago Public School shutdowns, but that didn’t stop it from being an active community center. The building, now the Center of Englewood, serves as a food pantry, a child development center, a medical center and, on Wednesday, launched the Gandhi King Center for Nonviolence to celebrate Black History Month.
The new center, housed alongside the other community services in the former school, was named in honor of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. because of their anti-violence efforts, said organizers of the nonviolence center.
The settlement also required the village of Richton Park to issue a public apology as well as a private apology from the officer to Amir Worship, who is now 16 years old, and his family.
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“I accepted his apology, but that day he was reckless,” his mother said. “I think he did it intentionally.”
When the pandemic hit, Suzanne Seed’s her loneliness intensified. To combat it, she focused on the outside world, the world through her windows.
She began taking photos with her cellphone, with telephoto and wide-angle, and posting them online. They were remarkably artful and eye-grabbing, even haunting.
With DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vučević among the key Bulls players who figure to see their names coming up in trade rumors, it could be a very different team vying for a playoff spot in the second tier of the Eastern Conference race.
It’s time for the Bulls stars to put their blinders on and see how this all plays out, writes Paul Sullivan.
A new Illinois bill, slated to be voted on in the spring legislative session, would be a game changer for students and parents, and any individual who requires food from a state-operated facility, said Maaria Mozaffar, director of advocacy and policy at the Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition.
If passed, the Faith By Plate Act would ensure that any state-owned or state-operated facilities such as hospitals, schools and prisons that provide food services or cafeteria services also offer zabiha-halal and kosher food options upon request when provided with notice.