Prosecutors: Dad smothered crying baby girl to keep her quiet
Couple charged already had pending abuse investigation against them A Chicago infant is brain-dead and on life support after her father smothered her last week in an attempt to stop her crying, according to court records and prosecutors. Her parents had an abuse allegation lodged against them in January with the Department of Children and Family Services involving a different child.
Chicago scandal leads to shake-up at red-light camera firm
Parent firm's chairman resigns in wake of internal probe of gifts to ex-city official Exclusive: The chairman of the Australian company behind Chicago's red-light program resigned this week and trading in the company's stock was suspended amid an intensifying investigation into allegations of corruption in its Chicago contract.
Lawsuit against ex-Jesuit priest McGuire settled for $19.6M
Lawyers for six plaintiffs today announced a $19.6 million settlement of a lawsuit against the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus involving allegations of sex abuse by now-defrocked Jesuit priest Donald McGuire.
Heat fan suddenly famous for 'saluting' Joakim Noah
The Miami Heat fan who gave the one-finger salute to Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah has become an Internet sensation overnight. The Sun Sentinel reported that the woman is Filomena Tobias, the widow of former CNBC commentator and financial wizard Seth Tobias, according to her daughter, Victoria Racanati. "She's embarrassed, but she is being a good sport," the daughter told the Sun Sentinel today. "She was having fun just like any other fan. All she has to say is that people need to get a life." The daughter said her mom did not want to comment. Racanati said the family are Miami Heat season ticket holders who attend every game. Tobias was captured giving Noah the bird after he was ejected from the game. The photo has been widely posted all through Internet. Racanati described Tobias as an ardent Heat fan, but was fuming by some of the less-than-flattering comments left on Internet stories about the incident. "I have to say she still looks really hot," the daughter said. The game was a ...
39 music school teachers face inquiry relating to sexual abuse
Thirty-nine teachers from two leading music schools in Manchester are under investigation in relation to allegation of pupils who were sexually abused.