Chicago, ILNBC News

Is Chicago's new layer of police oversight as 'unique' as sponsors say?

Supporters of Chicago's new ordinance giving citizens more input on how the city's police perform their duties have touted it as historic and far-reaching. Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, who represents the 35th ward and was one of the main sponsors of the Empowering Communities for Public Safety Ordinance approved by the City Council last week, said the new panel will be able to recommend that the police chief be fired and help select the candidates from whom the mayor would choose to fill the role if and when it were vacant.
Chicago, ILbakingbusiness.com

Gerry Degnan, longtime industry executive, dies

CHICAGO — Gerard A. (Gerry) Degnan, a longtime executive in the grain-based foods industry, died July 29. He was 71 years old. A graduate of Loyola University in Chicago, Mr. Degnan began his career in the industry in 1974 as a sales representative with Universal Foods Corp. – Red Star Yeast Division. He was named area sales manager for the company in 1976. In 1981, he joined Archer Daniels Midland Co., and for nearly 20 years, Mr. Degnan was president of ADM Arkady, a producer of bakery enhancers, mixes and enrichment. Mr. Degnan left ADM in 2005 and joined Manildra Group USA as president. Mr. Degnan was active in industry affairs, most notably within the Allied Trades of the Baking Industry. He retired in 2015.
Chicago, ILPosted by

Chicago's Burger King Labor Violation Fines Are Its Largest Ever

This week, the City of Chicago celebrated its Office of Labor Standards and the office's several recent major settlements that go a long way toward protecting Chicago's workers — among them, a settlement that found one Burger King franchisee, Tri City Foods, to be in violation of Chicago's Paid Sick Leave Ordinance.
Merrillville, INWANE-TV

Silver Alert declared for missing girls

A Statewide Silver alert has been declared for missing Merrillville girls. Police are investigating the disappearance of Jessica Cruz, 11. Police say she’s a Hispanic female, 5 feet tall, 90 pounds, brown hair with brown eyes, last seen wearing a white shirt and white shorts. Sharai Correa, 7, is also missing. Correa is a Hispanic female, 4 feet 8 inches tall, 60 pounds, brown hair with brown eyes.
Chicago, ILABC7 Chicago

Rescued animals get second chance at life inside Shedd Aquarium

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Every animal at Shedd Aquarium has a story, and rescued animals like Cruz the sea lion and Tahoma the red-tailed hawk have found a second chance at life. "Rescued animals evoke deep empathy in people," said Peggy Sloan, chief animal operations office. "By meeting the animals here at Shedd, people better understand the influence of humans on nature."
Indiana Statefox32chicago.com

Police: 2 missing Indiana girls believed to be in 'extreme danger'

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - Police are asking for the public’s help in finding two young girls missing from Merrillville, Indiana. A Statewide Silver Alert has been declared. The children have been identified as 7-year-old Sharai Correa and 11-year-old Jessica Cruz, police said. They were last seen with 49-year-old Maria Correa-Cruz. Both...