Chicago Journal
The Chicago Journal is a general interest, digital publication focused on the political and cultural issues of the city of Chicago and the surrounding metro area.

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Sep
27
R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

He faces the possibility of decades in prison for crimes including violating the Mann Act, an anti-sex trafficking law that prohibits taking anyone across state lines "for any immoral purpose." Sentencing is scheduled for May 4.
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Sep
26
Americans win Ryder Cup in a rout

Americans win Ryder Cup in a rout

Europe has dominated the Ryder Cup, winning nine of the last 12, until getting routed along the shores of Lake Michigan.
5 min read
Sep
26
Browns rough up rookie QB Fields, slam Bears 26-6

Browns rough up rookie QB Fields, slam Bears 26-6

The former Ohio State star completed just 6 of 20 passes for 68 yards and got X-rays on his throwing hand afterward. The Bears' biggest offensive play came on a pass interference that wiped out an interception and gained 48 yards.
4 min read
Sep
26
Bullet fired from outside hits Chicago paramedic's hat inside ER

Bullet fired from outside hits Chicago paramedic's hat inside ER

The bullet struck the bill of the paramedic's baseball-style hat and the paramedic was not injured.
1 min read
Sep
25
At least 3 killed in Amtrak derailment

At least 3 killed in Amtrak derailment

Five Amtrak cars on The Empire Builder, a train that runs from Chicago to Seattle, derailed around 3:55 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.
3 min read
Sep
25
States at disadvantage in race to recruit cybersecurity pros

States at disadvantage in race to recruit cybersecurity pros

In a high profile example, after warnings of weak security, Kwame Raoul's Illinois Attorney General's Office was hit by a cyber attack in April of 2021 that has cost his office an estimated $2.5 million in crisis management spending.
5 min read
Sep
25
After threats, killings, no fans allowed at Simeon vs. Phillips football game

After threats, killings, no fans allowed at Simeon vs. Phillips football game

The Simeon-Phillips game is one of the biggest of the season for the teams.
1 min read
Sep
25
Pritzker OKs legislative maps despite heavy criticism

Pritzker OKs legislative maps despite heavy criticism

Illinois Democrats have not yet voted on new congressional district boundaries, but with the state losing a House seat due to population loss, they are expected to remove a GOP-held district and try to make other districts more friendly to Democrats.
3 min read
Sep
24
Groundbreaking for Obama presidential center set for Tuesday

Groundbreaking for Obama presidential center set for Tuesday

The complex will sit on 19 acres of the 540-acre Jackson Park and include a museum, public library branch, athletic center, children's play area and a test kitchen. Obama's presidential papers will be available in digital form.
2 min read
Sep
24
Barring 'extreme long shot,' Arlington Park racing is ending

Barring 'extreme long shot,' Arlington Park racing is ending

Saturday will be the final day of racing for the venerable track that staged the first horse race with a million-dollar purse 40 years ago and brought legitimacy to international thoroughbreds being shipped over to run in North America.
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