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Apr 15, 2015

Famed Chicago chef Homaro Cantu found dead in apparent suicide

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago avant garde chef Homaro Cantu, known for using science to create unique dining experiences at his Moto restaurant, has died of an apparent suicide, police sources said on Wednesday.

Cantu, 38, was found dead on Tuesday afternoon, police said, in a northwest side building where he had planned to open a brewery called Crooked Fork later this year. The death came less than a month after Cantu was sued by an investor in his one Michelin-starred establishment.

Apr 15, 2015

Chicago expected to approve $5.25 million for police cases

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Chicago City Council is expected to approve on Wednesday $5.25 million in settlements in two alleged police misconduct cases: the fatal shooting of a black teenager and a botched manslaughter investigation involving a former mayor’s nephew.

The council’s finance committee voted this week to recommend that the third-largest U.S. city pay $5 million to the family of Laquan McDonald, 17, six months after he was shot 16 times by a police officer.

Apr 14, 2015

Chicago-area dog flu cases climb to over 1,100, including six deaths

CHICAGO (Reuters) – At least 1,137 Chicago-area dogs have come down with a highly contagious strain of canine flu, and six have died, in the largest and longest-lasting dog flu outbreak ever seen in the region, county officials said on Tuesday.

Veterinarians began reporting cases of Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease, or CIRD, in January, said Cook County spokesman Frank Shuftan. There may be more cases than have been reported, Shuftan said.

Apr 14, 2015

Chicago to make reparations to police torture victims

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago will pay $5.5 million reparations to dozens of victims of police torture in the 1970s and 1980s and their family members, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen announced on Tuesday.

The city also will provide psychological counseling, job placement aid and other services to victims of torture under disgraced former Chicago police Commander Jon Burge, according to an ordinance that is expected to be passed by the City Council in an upcoming meeting.

Apr 10, 2015

Tornadoes, hail, strong winds sweep through Midwest

CHICAGO (Reuters) – An intense and dangerous storm system rolled through the Midwest and into the Northeast on Thursday, leveling houses and a restaurant west of Chicago, local officials and the National Weather Service said.

The tiny town of Fairdale, Illinois, with about 300 people located about 75 miles (120 km) northwest of Chicago, suffered extensive damage, according to Les Bellah, the village president in nearby Kirkland.

Apr 8, 2015

After winning runoff election, Chicago Mayor Emanuel faces tougher road

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tried to show a softer side during his successful battle against challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, but political observers doubt his sometimes abrasive style will change much as he struggles with the city’s mounting fiscal problems.

Emanuel, former aide to President Barack Obama, won re-election on Tuesday in the city’s first-ever mayoral runoff. He spent millions of dollars on re-election, some of it to rehabilitate an image for a hard-edged, top-down style.

Apr 8, 2015

Voters re-elect Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fix Chicago’s problems

CHICAGO, April 7 (Reuters) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel won
re-election on Tuesday against challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in
a hard-fought race to lead a city on the brink of financial
crisis and plagued by violent crime.

Emanuel, 55, who has spent millions of dollars on television
and radio ads in his bid for re-election, was leading by about
56 percent of the vote to 44 percent for Garcia with 86 percent
of precincts reporting, according to the city’s Board of
Election Commissioners. Turnout was 44 percent.

Apr 8, 2015

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wins a second term

CHICAGO, April 7 (Reuters) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel won
re-election on Tuesday against challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in
a hard-fought race to lead a city on the brink of financial
crisis and plagued by violent crime.

Emanuel, 55, who has spent millions of dollars on television
and radio ads in his bid for re-election, was leading by 56
percent of the vote to 44 percent for Garcia with 79 percent of
precincts reporting, according to the city’s Board of Election
Commissioners. Turnout was 44 percent.

Apr 8, 2015

Chicago’s first-ever mayoral runoff election nears end

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicagoans headed to the polls on Tuesday in a mayoral runoff election pitting well-funded incumbent Rahm Emanuel against underdog Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in a race to lead a city on the brink of financial crisis and plagued by violent crime.

Emanuel, 55, has spent millions of dollars on television and radio ads in his bid for re-election over challenger Garcia, 58, whose strong showing in February made Emanuel the first incumbent mayor to be forced into a run-off election.

Apr 7, 2015

Chicago voters go to polls in first ever mayoral runoff

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicagoans vote on Tuesday in the city’s first ever mayoral runoff, pitting well-funded incumbent Rahm Emanuel against underdog Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.

Emanuel, 55, who has spent millions of dollars on television and radio ads, was well ahead of Garcia, 58, a former state senator and alderman, in a poll released on Sunday by Chicago-based polling company Ogden & Fry. Emanuel had 51.3 percent to Garcia’s 33 percent in the poll. The poll was conducted April 4 of 972 likely voters with a margin of error of 3.2 percent.