The long-term unemployed or those forced to take lower-wage positions after being cast out of well-paying jobs, or have lost homes to foreclosure, have dramatically swelled the ranks of pantry patrons with the peak demand for food necessities still ahead December.
In response to the growing problem, a group called Realtors Against Homelessness (R.A.H.) have joined forces with the District 211 Foundation to sponsor an upcoming fundraiser to impact the lives of these students.
Two Chicago Public Schools football coaches and four of their team members have been charged in the alleged hazing of a 14-year-old boy on Chicago's Northwest Side.Coaches Tom Cipriani, 47, and Jonathan Manning, 21, allegedly participated with four members of the Prosser Career Academy's varsity football team in beating the young victim with belts at the school on Oct. 18. All of the players and both coaches have been charged with misdemeanor battery, the coaches were charged with endangering the health or life of a child and Manning faces an additional charge for allegedly videotaping the beating.
Dawn Ferralez saw her brother, Scott Webb, for the first time this weekend since he disappeared in May. Webb disappeared after being charged with taking $30,000 from Crawlin' for the Fallen fundraisers, a bar crawl he helped organize to benefit C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors). The organization benefits family members of police officers killed in the line of duty. His sister insists he is innocent. “It’s something he’s told me over and over again,” Dawn Ferralez said. “It’s something that I truly believe in my heart.”
according to police reports recently obtained by Patch. Spira’s partner at Universal Cable Construction, David Stubben, also theorized that Spira “might have been taking money from the business” and “would not rule out” that the missing man had something to do with a suspicious fire that gutted the company building nine months after he vanished, the reports said.
When the resolution was adopted in 1989 as a way to keep Sears in Illinois, leaders set the property tax incentives to last 23 years. With the agreement set to expire in mid-2012, the retail giant that employs more than 6,000 workers has been waging a campaign for another package of tax breaks. A 15-year extension of the Sears agreement would cost the district $14 million per year, officials say.
Gloria C. Jacobs, 87, of McHenry, had been walking east along the tracks immediately prior to the accident at 8:27 p.m. Sunday
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