Posts tagged "Chicago Sun-Times"

Drivers license legislation heads to Gov. Pat Quinn for signature

Drivers license legislation heads to Gov. Pat Quinn for signature
For hundreds of thousands of people in Illinois, getting behind the wheel just got a little less scary. The Illinois House has passed legislation that will allow an estimated 250,000 undocumented immigrants get a valid drivers license. The vote on Tuesday was followed by applause and celebratory shouts, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.  “This is... Read more »

Chicago's LGBT Hall of Fame honors publisher Laura Washington

Chicago's LGBT Hall of Fame honors publisher Laura Washington
Chicago’s Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame has inducted 12 new members, including our interim publisher Laura Washington, who was honored as a “Friend of the Community.” Washington was chosen for dedication to LGBT issues during her 29 years as a journalist, both at the Chicago Sun-Times and her many years at The Chicago Reporter. Also... Read more »

Chicago Aldermen sign resolution to push for undocumented immigrants to receive driver's licenses

Alicia drives to the suburbs for her job. The Logan Square resident can’t afford to miss work because she has a son to support. But unlike many Illinois’ drivers the 36-year-old mother is scared driving. “I’m terrified of driving to work. I’m afraid of going to work and never coming back,” said Alicia, who is... Read more »
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Kelly announces her departure and transition plan at The Chicago Reporter

Last week, Kimbriell Kelly, editor and publisher of The Chicago Reporter, announced her departure from the Reporter to join The Washington Post in November. Today, she laid out her transition plan for the Reporter. The following is her announcement: I’m excited to share with you a transition plan to ensure that the good work of... Read more »

What will it take to get more Chicago police on the streets?

Courtesy of flickr/rogue3w A guy was robbed at gunpoint in the 6th police district, an area that includes the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood. It took the cops an hour and 36 minutes to show up. On another recent night it was 26 minutes before police arrived after someone was robbed while waiting for the bus at 76th... Read more »