Wednesday, Dec 22, 2010
* Ryan’s son calls judge’s ruling ‘heartless and cruel’…
* Sneed: Dressed in the clothes she was to wear to a Kankakee hospital, she said she talked to George after learning he wouldn’t be released. “He seemed upbeat. He said it wasn’t over. We still had hope.”
* Judge refuses to release George Ryan
* Prison for Will County senior?: Judge Daniel J. Rozak said he will make a decision Dec. 30 on whether 69-year-old Charles Clements should be placed on probation or sentenced to time in prison for killing Joshua Funches during a spat over Clements’ lawn in May.
* Another Cook County Probationer Goes “Off Leash”: Antonio Glasper, of 14437 South Halsted, and five accomplices were charged with armed robbery and other crimes after police say they burst into the business armed with handguns and left with several hundred dollars. Unlike his companions, Glasper was on probation with the Cook County Adult Probation Department.
* Needle Exchange Site Might lose Its Special Use Permit: The zoning board of appeals is looking into whether the needle exchange program should be allowed to operate out of its downtown location. But with a 400-percent increase in direct care services this year alone, the director for total health awareness fears it could put Rockford citizens in danger.
* Equality Illinois to begin search for new public policy director - Rick Garcia fired from state’s largest gay rights group
* Cherkasov: focus not on the personalities, but on full equality
* Amtrak arrival part of broader plan for Tutty’s Crossing, downtown
* Canadian National fined $250,000 - Regulators say railway underreported Chicago-area crossing delays
* Meals on wheels: Chicago City Council should ease limits on food trucks
* Chicago adding in-school health centers: The center, which opened in October and is operated by the nonprofit Heartland International Health Center, serves students at Hibbard and two nearby CPS schools, Albany Park Multicultural Academy and Thomas Edison Regional Gifted Center. It offers comprehensive health services and dental care to students at no cost to families. Next semester it will begin offering mental health services.
* Memorial marks 100-year-old tragedy of Stock Yards disaster
* Madigan: Chicago Man Sentenced for Securities Fraud, Theft
* 6 Businesses Busted For Smoking: The Macon County Health Department issued citations to the following establishments: AIW Hall, Bud’s on Green, Elmer’s O’le Time Inn, Ken’s A-Frame, Rocco’s and the Sundown Lounge.