Around 40 people gathered outside of the Illinois National Guard's North Riverside Armory, 8660 Cermak Road in North Riverside, on July 17, chanting "Mu na mas! Not one more!" and holding signs demanding justice for Vanessa Guillén -- the 20-year-old soldier who was murdered after complaining to family members about sexual harassment by her superiors.
Suburban residents who depend on the Cook County Department of Public Health for more detailed information on the number of confirmed cases in their communities were left scratching their heads until news broke on March 26 that a website apparently created by the department shared exactly those details. The next day, the website was no longer available, leaving many people once again in the dark.
Congressman Danny K. Davis cruised to victory in the Democratic primary on March 17 to once again become his party's nominee for Congress in Illinois' 7th District. The 24-year incumbent won Chicago with 66 percent of the vote and won the Cook County suburbs with 52 percent of the vote.
Clerical, technical and professional employees along with mid-managers in various departments at Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave. in River Grove, are threatening to strike if administrators don't grant them a 4-percent pay raise.