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Jesse Jackson Jr., Former Illinois Rep., Moved to Alabama Prison

Jesse Jackson Jr., Former Illinois Rep., Moved to Alabama Prison

By Val Powell April 7, 2014

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has been spending time in a North Carolina federal prison since October of last year. Jackson is in custody for looting $750,000 from his treasury that he used for purchasing elk heads, celebrity memorabilia, and …

Hey Local News: Clear Your Browser of Porn Sites Hey Local News: Clear Your Browser of Porn Sites

That’s just a simple tip, guys. If you’re going to use your iPhone to film stock video for a local news segment, it might be wise to make sure your bookmarks and history list doesn’t read “Pornhub Mobile.” Or, I …

Winter Storm Hercules Heads to the Northeast Winter Storm Hercules Heads to the Northeast

Before Winter Storm Hercules is finished with the US, roughly 1 in 3 Americans will have seen snow in the early days of 2014. The massive storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the Midwest on …

Marla Sokoloff Blogs About Mommy Guilt Marla Sokoloff Blogs About Mommy Guilt
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Actress and singer Marla Sokoloff is tackling the subject of mommy guilt on her People celebrity blog. In her December 11 blog post titled “Searching for the Mommy Guilt Handbook“, Sokoloff told readers about a recent nine day work trip …

Chicago Plant Explosion: RAW video Chicago Plant Explosion: RAW video

Two people were injured when a chemical plant exploded south of Chicago Friday. The company, Blue Island Phenol, manufactures acetone and phenol which is used to manufacture certain herbicides, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. According to the company, the cause of the …

Kohl's Shooting - 3 Suspects, 2 Already Charged Kohl's Shooting - 3 Suspects, 2 Already Charged
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The suspects in a Thanksgiving night shooting at a Kohl’s store in Romeoville, Illinois, have now been officially charged and their bonds’ set by an Illinois judge. Robert Russell, the alleged suspect who was running from the store when officers …

Kohl’s Shooting Leads to Black Friday Charges Kohl’s Shooting Leads to Black Friday Charges

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and be grateful for what you do have, but for others, it’s a time to remember ALL the things they don’t have and partake in a little retail theft. Two men have been …

John Stewart Gets Pizza from Chicago Mayor Emanuel John Stewart Gets Pizza from Chicago Mayor Emanuel

John Stewart is in deep (dish) trouble in Chicago. After his Chicago-focused rant on Wednesday night’s “Daily Show“, he may have lost numerous viewers from the Windy City. His rant was in response to the anger surrounding the decision to …

Chicago-Style Politics Goes Back a Long Way Chicago-Style Politics Goes Back a Long Way

It’s been almost 5 years since former Illinois governor Rod Balgojevich was unceremoniously removed from office. For 4 years prior to that he had been under Federal Bureau of Investigation watch for corruption. But when Blago, as he became known …

Rod Blagojevich Appeal Appears Weak at Best Rod Blagojevich Appeal Appears Weak at Best

Rod Blagojevich’s attempted appeal of his corruption conviction doesn’t look like it’s going to hold water. Prosecuters, in a lengthy 169 page response, balk at the idea that Blagojevich’s shenanigans were just ordinary “political horse-trading”. Prosecutors rebutt this theory and …

Chicago Sinkhole Scares Local Residents Chicago Sinkhole Scares Local Residents
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This month, Chicago, Illinois, has been in the news quite a lot. First, for the alligator discovered at O’Hare Airport, Charlie Trotter‘s death, and now Chicago is in the public eye again due to a sinkhole that has appeared in …

Charlie Trotter, The Famed Chef, Dies At 54 Charlie Trotter, The Famed Chef, Dies At 54

Charlie Trotter, who is said to have redefined fine dining, passed away today. He was a chef in a Chicago restaurant which was considered one of the finest in the world. He was found this morning in his home in …

Alligator Discovered at O’Hare Airport Alligator Discovered at O’Hare Airport

There’s an old saying which states certain unlikely things will occur whenever pigs fly. While that adynaton has yet to come true, alligators were close to achieving the dream of pigs yesterday when one was discovered at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. …

Joe Girardi: Yanks And Cubs To Fight It Out? Joe Girardi: Yanks And Cubs To Fight It Out?

Joe Girardi is reportedly about to have two teams battling it out over who gets him, if sources are correct, and it could end up being very beneficial to him. After a slow season, the Cubs have fired manager Dale …

Chicago Train Crash Leaves Dozens Injured Chicago Train Crash Leaves Dozens Injured

A morning collision between two Chicago trains left dozens of commuters injured during rush hour on Monday, authorities say. Two Chicago Transit Authority trains slammed into one another in Forest Park, Illinois–just outside of Chicago–between 7:30 and 8 a.m., crushing …

First nationwide event is a big hit First nationwide event is a big hit

Red Bull Flugtag competitions were held in cities across the US on Saturday as part of the first National Red Bull Flugtag. The competitions, sponsored by energy drink maker Red Bull, took place in Chicago, Washington DC, Miami, Dallas/Fort Worth, …

Chicago Shooting Claims the Lives of Four,13 Wounded Chicago Shooting Claims the Lives of Four,13 Wounded
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Chicago’s infamy as the ‘murder capital of the country’ has been ratified yet again, and unfortunately a 3-year-old child also got caught in the crossfire. The ‘Chicago Sun Times‘ disclosed that two unidentified gunman opened fire on a crowd of people …