Isobel Asher Hamilton, provided by Published 3:45 am PDT, Thursday, August 30, 2018 Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives talk outside the family home, in Baltimore, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, of the suspect in a mass shooting earlier in the day in Jacksonville, Fla. Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives talk outside the family home, in Baltimore, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, of the suspect in a mass shooting earlier in the day in Jacksonville, Fla. Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AP Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives leave the family home, in Baltimore, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, of the suspect in a mass shooting earlier in the day in Jacksonville, Fla. Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives leave the family home, in Baltimore, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, of the suspect in a mass shooting earlier in the day in … [Read more...] about EA is donating $1 million to the victims of the Jacksonville shooting
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Home Daily News Chicago to get a public law school: John… Law Schools By Stephanie Francis Ward Posted July 20, 2018, 7:10 am CDT Susan Montgomery / Shutterstock.com After more than two years of discussions, the University of Illinois’ board of trustees Thursday approved a plan to acquire Chicago’s John Marshall School of Law, a private stand-alone institution. The deal is expected to be in place by the fall 2019 semester. The institution will be known as the UIC John Marshall Law School, according to a news release, and it will be Chicago’s first public law school. John Marshall, which has full-time and and evening programs, is often seen as a law school that welcomes nontraditional students, and that won’t change with the acquisition, say Susan Poser, the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago. “We wanted a law school where we could align our missions, and it really was a good fit. They are … [Read more...] about Chicago to get a public law school: John Marshall acquired by University of Illinois system
In September 2016, trustees at Chicago State University sent away then-President Thomas Calhoun Jr. with a nudge and a fat envelope. Not even nine months on the job, Calhoun stepped down without explanation — but with a $600,000 severance package.The university was in crisis, both financially and academically. A lack of state funding led to faculty and staff layoffs and program cuts. The university’s accreditation agency issued sanctions. Graduation rates fell to around 11 percent. And the freshmen class dropped to 86 students.But the board managed to scrape together a nifty parting gift for the outgoing president.Similar story at Northern Illinois University, where then-President Doug Baker resigned in 2017 with a severance package worth more than $600,000. He left amid allegations of improper hiring and spending after just four years on the job.The University of Illinois negotiated a $400,000 payout to outgoing Chancellor Phyllis Wise in 2015. She resigned after an … [Read more...] about Limiting golden parachutes in Illinois
CAIRO, Ill. — There are not as many pickup basketball games these days. Not as many kids dribbling in the street after school. Not anymore, at least. Not since the town's two biggest public housing complexes closed a year ago.Except some afternoons still have a slow pulse, like on this Thursday in early April, with a handful of kids skipping around a skinny block on Cairo's northern end. In an hour or so, they would all be called in for dinner and leave skateboards and scooters and bicycles scattered on the sidewalk. The street would then fall quiet again, like the ones next to it and the ones across town and the ones weaving through the Elmwood and McBride housing complexes, where about 400 people used to live and now only a few dozen families remain.But first there was an important game of one-on-one basketball to play, as two little boys bounded toward baskets on each side of the block, focusing hard to keep the ball from striking the uneven pavement and bouncing out of … [Read more...] about Ben Carson called this Illinois town a ‘dying community.’ Its people, and basketball, are hanging on.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday distanced himself from police Superintendent Eddie Johnson’s controversial move to declare the police shooting of Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones justified, while also praising Johnson’s work on Police Department reform efforts.Emanuel was appearing at a West Side park to talk about spring street sweeping when he was asked whether he sides with Johnson in saying Officer Robert Rialmo followed proper procedure in the fatal 2015 shootings of LeGrier and Jones. The mayor suggested to reporters that Johnson still could get overruled by the Police Board.“The process is working out exactly like it’s supposed to,” Emanuel said. “They made their suggestion, the superintendent makes his. As you know, that’s not the end of the process. I think saying anything more while it’s going through — we’ve made a clear point about independence of this effort. I will say this in general: I think the superintendent … [Read more...] about Emanuel says Johnson decision on Rialmo is ‘not the end of the process’