Vietnam veterans gathered at Chicago's Navy Pier Friday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Chicago Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home parade.The 1986 march was the largest event of its kind in American history.
A new White House report puts Chicago inmates at the top of a national list for drug abuse. The report states that 83 percent of males arrested in Cook County last year tested positive for at least one substance. The Office of National Drug Control Policy analyzed 10 major cities for the study.
Chicago's old Prentice Women's Hospital has been named one of the most endangered historic places in America.The National Trust for Historic Preservation selected the clover leaf-shaped building in light of Northwestern University's plans to demolish it.
Commonwealth Edison customers could be overpaying by $189 million dollars. That's according to a study released Tuesday by the Citizens Utility Board."I think the report we released is good news and bad news," said David Kolata, CUB executive director.
Job prospects in the Chicago area could be on the rise, according to a study released Tuesday by the Manpower Group.According to spokeswoman Anne Edmunds, 19 percent of Chicago-area companies surveyed are planning to hire over the next few months.
Getting a civil union or marriage license in Cook County could get a little more expensive. Cook County Board Commissioner Joan Patricia Murphy has proposed raising the current fee from $40 to $60."Any increase of any fees or taxes by the county is not welcomed by anyone," Murphy said.
Two Chicago aldermen say they want random drug testing for all city employees.14th Ward Alderman Edward Burke and 40th Ward Alderman Patrick O'Connor proposed legislation that would mandate random screening.