Rahm To Teachers: Don't Walk - News With Mary DixonMayor Emanuel is calling on Chicago teachers to stay on the job. The CTU's set an Oct. 11 strike date over pay, a proposed end to CPS pension contributions, and classroom cuts ... Suburban police are investigating a homicide, after a woman's body was found at Bensenville's White Pines Golf Course ... Hillary Clinton raised campaign cash in Chicago ...while the Washington Post reports Donald Trump's charitable foundation is breaking New York law on soliciting funds from the public. UPDATE: Trump was up early on Twitter, criticizing Clinton's support for former Miss Universe Alicia Machado and pointing followers to a non-existent sex tape ... World leaders including President Obama have laid former Israeli leader Shimon Peres to rest ... Federal safety investigators are looking into yesterday's commuter train crash that killed one woman in Hoboken, New Jersey ... The Cubs played to a tie in rainy Pittsburgh ... the White Sox lost to the Rays ... It'll be cloudy with some rain and a high in the mid-60s.
CTU Sets Oct. 11 Strike Date - News With Mary DixonChicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union have fewer than two weeks to work out a new contract ... or teachers will walk off the job. The CTU's House of Delegates has voted to set an October 11th strike date. Teachers have been working without a contract for more than a year and are arguing against pension givebacks and classroom cuts ... UPDATE: The outbound Eisenhower was shutdown after a fatal shooting near Laramie ... A second night of protests in a San Diego suburb ... where police shot and killed a black man who turned out to be holding an e-cigarette ... Dozens of protesters greeted Donald Trump on the Northwest Side and in Bolingbrook ... Hillary Clinton will be at the Hyatt downtown for a fundraiser today ... Congress has approved a temporary spending bill to keep the government running ... and has over-ridden President Obama's veto of a bill that allows 9-11 families to sue Saudi Arabia ... The Cubs lost to the Pirates, but who cares? They've re-signed Theo, Jed and Jason! And the White Sox beat the Rays, but who cares? They reportedly want to re-sign Robin Ventura ... Cloudy, windy and a chance of rain today with highs in the mid-60s.
Big Beer Merger - News With Mary DixonA big deal in beer: Shareholders in SABMiller have accepted the takeover bid from Anheuser Busch InBev, which will merge the Miller and Anheuser Busch brewery empires. The new company will control almost a third of the world's beer market ... A baby has been born in Mexico to three parents ... he has DNA from his mother, father and an egg donor ... Protests in San Diego, after a police officer shot and killed a black man police claim was assuming a shooting stance. UPDATE: Authorities say the man was not armed ... President Obama and the Clintons will be among the world leaders in Israel on Friday for the funeral of Nobel laureate and former Israeli leader Shimon Peres ... Donald Trump is scheduled to be at the Bolingbrook Golf Club today for a fundraiser ... The Cubs won their 101st game in Pittsburgh ... the White Sox beat the Rays at home ... It'll be rainy today, with a high around 60.
First Prez Debate, Two Visions For The US - News With Mary DixonIt was the lawyer versus the salesman last night in the first presidential debate ... with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump trading jabs on trade, tax returns, racism and temperament. Afterward, Trump complained to reporters that his mic was defective ... It's national voter registration day -- an effort to make sure all Americans who can vote are registered to do so. Early voting begins in Illinois on Thursday ... An accused gang member with a long criminal record is charged in the shooting death of a man near Millennium Park ... CTU members have voted again to authorize a strike; their House of Delegates could set a date tomorrow night ... Nine out of ten people around the world live in an area that has unsafe pollution levels, according the World Health Organization ... The Cubs reached 100 wins in Pittsburgh ... the White Sox beat the Rays ... and the Bulls open training camp today ... It'll be sunny and breezy with highs in the upper-60s.
Violent Weekend In Chicago - News With Mary DixonUPDATE: Chicago police report more than fifty people have been shot over the weekend. At least seven have died ... including a Berwyn man who was shot during an argument Saturday evening near Millennium Park. Police are questioning someone in the death of Peter Fabbri, who was hit near Michigan and Monroe. He died last night at Northwestern Memorial Hospital ... A Mundelein man was killed as he walked by a shooting early yesterday at the University of Illinois in Champaign ... Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face each other in the first of three presidential debates tonight ... Space-X is testing a rocket engine that might one day send people to Mars ... The sports world has lost a legend and a young star - Golf champion Arnold Palmer has died at the age of 87, and the Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez died yesterday in a boating accident ... The Bears lost in Dallas ... The Cubs beat the Cards ... the White Sox won in Cleveland ... and the Chicago Sky are going to the WNBA semifinals ... It's going to be cool and windy today, with temperatures in the upper-60s.
Yahoo! Users: Change Your Passwords - News With Mary DixonYahoo wants users to change their passwords and security questions ... it's blaming a 'state-sponsored actor' for a huge data breach two years ago that we're just learning about ... Mayor Emanuel's calling for more police officers, jobs and mentoring in Chicago's most violent neighborhoods ... A quieter night in Charlotte, North Carolina ... where the family of a black man shot by police has seen the video of his death ... The Patriots creamed the Texans ... Chicago's baseball teams had the night off ... the Cubs host the Cardinals today ... the White Sox play in Cleveland tonight ... A bit foggy this morning ... it'll be cloudy today with scattered showers and a high temperature in the upper-70s.
Rahm To Speak On Crime - News With Mary DixonMayor Rahm Emanuel will focus on policing, youth mentoring and parenting when he lays out his plan tonight for fighting crime in Chicago ... The National Guard is being called in to Charlotte, North Carolina after a second night of protests against police shootings turned violent ... They're back to fighting in Syria ... while US and Russian diplomats blame each other for breaking the cease-fire ... The Cubs beat the Reds ... the White Sox lost in Philadelphia ... It'll be cloudy today with high temperatures in the upper-70s ... And it's another year without a call from the MacArthur Foundation ... 23 other artists, scientists and thinkers have been awarded this year's genius grants. The rest of us? We gotta go to work today.
Chicago Hiring More Cops - News With Mary DixonUPDATE: Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson tells the Sun Times the department will hire nearly one-thousand new officers over the next two years. Mayor Emanuel wants them to counteract the current use of overtime and the rising tide of gun violence. It'll cost about 134-million dollars to hire that many new officers; Johnson says he doesn't know how the mayor plans to pay that bill ... A protest against police brutality turned violent in Charlotte, North Carolina, where a black officer shot and killed a black man. 12 officers are injured ... they say the victim was armed and a threat; his family says he was holding a book ... Federal prosecutors in New York and New Jersey are filing charges against bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami ... The Washington Post reports Donald Trump used money from his charitable organization to pay settlements for lawsuits against his for-profit businesses ... which would violate tax laws ... The Cubs beat the Reds ... the White Sox lost in Philadelphia ... Showers this morning ... turning partly sunny with a high today in the mid-80s.
US Green Lights Self-Driving Cars - News With Mary Dixon The Obama administration will unveil guidelines today on self-driving cars. The Department of Transportation will require manufacturers to meet a 15-point safety check and allow new powers to review and approve the cars before they hit the road ... Mayor Emanuel's postponed his address on public safety, violence and families until later this week ... A naturalized citizen suspected of setting off bombs in NYC and New Jersey is charged with trying to kill police officers, after being captured in a shootout ... President Obama is set to address the UN today on the world's refugee crisis ... The CEO of Wells Fargo is expected to apologize for the bank's setting up bogus accounts without customers' knowledge during a Senate hearing ... Twitter is loosening its 140-character limit, so that photos and videos don't count toward the total ... The Bears lost their home opener ... the Cubs beat the Reds ... the White Sox lost in Kansas City ... It'll be sunny and warm and temperatures in the low-80s today.
NYC On Alert - News With Mary DixonUPDATE: New York's Governor Cuomo says Saturday night's bombing in Manhattan that injured 29 people could be an act of terror with a foreign connection. FBI agents and police have released a photo of a suspect and are questioning five other men. They've raided a business in Elizabeth, New Jersey, not far from a train station where a backpack full of pipe bombs was found this morning ... Security is very high in New York City as the UN General Assembly convenes to discuss the world's refugee crisis ... A pregnant woman is among the victims of shootings around Chicago over the weekend ... Chicago police plan to expand the use of body cameras to all officers on patrol in the next two years ... UPDATE: The CTA Red Line is resuming service after being stopped in both directions between 63rd and 79th because someone was hit on the tracks ... At the Emmys last night ... Game of Thrones, Veep, and the People Versus OJ Simpson were the big winners ... The Cubs and White Sox lost ... the Bears host the Eagles at Soldier Field tonight .. It'll be sunny and warm today with a high in the mid-80s.
Chicago Water/Sewer Bills Hiked - News With Mary DixonWater and sewer bills are going up in Chicago – aldermen have approved a new tax to shore up an employee pension fund ... Chicago police are warning South Loop business owners about a rash of burglaries in the wee hours of the night ... The UN is having trouble getting humanitarian aid into Syria, despite the recent ceasefire ... UPDATE: the new CBS-NY Times opinion poll shows the presidential race is a virtual dead heat between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ... The Cubs' magic number is 1, after they beat the Cardinals yesterday ... they can clinch the NL Central tonight with a win against the Brewers at Wrigley, or another Cards loss ... the White Sox lost to Cleveland ... Partly cloudy today with a high in the upper-70s, cooler near the lake.
Commuters Beware: Falling Concrete At Union Station - News With Mary DixonMetra officials say Amtrak is making repairs at Union Station ... after a Northbrook woman's skull was fractured by falling concrete yesterday during the morning rush. Today, there may be delays on Metra's Milwaukee North, Milwaukee West and North Central trains at Union Station because two tracks are out of service ... Chicago aldermen today are to vote on a new water and sewer tax to shore up the biggest city employee pension ... Hillary Clinton plans to be back on the campaign trail tomorrow ... UPDATE: Donald Trump will not reveal his medical records on the Doctor Oz show ... and the New York Attorney General is investigating the Trump Foundation ... Russian hackers have released more internal documents from the Democratic National Committee ... and from American athletes including Serena and Venus Williams and Simone Biles ... Bayer plans to buy Monsanto in a deal worth 66-billion dollars ... The Cubs' magic number stands at 3 ... they lost in Saint Louis ... The White Sox trounced Cleveland 8-to-1 ... Chance of morning rain, and then partly sunny with a high in the mid-70s.