The clock may roll back across Chicago if a new proposal goes through - the curfew clock, that is. Ald. Michelle Harris, Ald. Toni Foulkes and Ald. Lona Lane proposed a curfew for kids under 12: home by 8:30 p.m. on weeknights and by 9:00 p.m. on weekends.
If you’ve ever ventured out into one of Chicago’s famous six-corner intersections, you know the streets don’t always feel safe. The facts bear this out. In 2009 there were over 4,500 crashes between Chicago drivers and pedestrians or cyclists, 35 of which were fatal.
In the days following the Arizona shootings that killed six, including federal judge John Roll, a name familiar to Chicagoans also began to circulate. Judge Joan Lefkow has been a district court judge in Illinois’ Northern District since 2000.
Only around 1% of Chicago residents bike regularly for transportation. Some cyclists see themselves as an embattled minority, fighting for a safe space on roads that were not designed with them in mind.
Some economists expect retailers to be pleased with the amount of shoppers out Friday. That's after a few disappointing Black Fridays in recent years.Diane Swonk thinks the term Black Friday is outdated. "I think it should be crowned Red Tag Friday," she said.
Black Friday is nearly upon us, and if you're a parent you're probably trying to figure out what to get your kids. It seems like everyone is releasing a list to help parents:
W.A.T.C.H. has already put out its list of ten most dangerous toys for the year.