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Governor Quinn Announces Investments for Stormwater Management Projects at Chicago Schools – Green Infrastructure Investments to Help Control Damaging Stormwater and Serve as an Educational Resource

Governor Quinn Announces Investments for Stormwater Management Projects at Chicago Schools – Green Infrastructure Investments to Help Control Damaging Stormwater and Serve as an Educational Resource

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced investments at two Chicago-area schools for stormwater management projects. Audubon Elementary School in the Roscoe Village neighborhood and Alcott College Prep – East Campus in Chicago will receive Green Infrastructure Project investments totaling $1.5 million to assist in reducing flooding.

Nesita Kwan Reports on Chicago’s Ebola Preparedness

Nesita Kwan Reports on Chicago’s Ebola Preparedness

Chicago continues to take additional steps to prepare for any cases of Ebola. On Friday we got a closer look at how Chicago’s Department of Public Health is responding to a potential crisis.t NBC5’s Nesita Kwan has the exclusive story.

State: Travelers from Western Africa Subject to Quarantine

State: Travelers from Western Africa Subject to Quarantine

Some airline passengers arriving into Chicago from three West African countries will be put under a mandatory home quarantine, Illinois health officials announced Friday. Passengers who had any contact with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, Liberia or Guinea will be placed in quarantine for 21 days under a mandate from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

New Beginnings Church Robbed of $8,000

New Beginnings Church Robbed of $8,000

Around $8,000 was stolen from a donation box at Pastor Corey Brooks’ South Side church during a burglary, police said. The burglary happened sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning at the New Beginnings Church located on 6600 block of South King Drive.

Wheaton Warrenville South Takes DVC Title in Last Minute

Wheaton Warrenville South Takes DVC Title in Last Minute

NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 • Updated at 2:38 PM CDT Wheaton Warrenville South managed to clinch the DuPage Valley Conference title with only 43 seconds remaining in the game against Naperville Central Friday. With the game tied 20-20, Keishawn Watson scooped up his teammate Jonathan Johnson’s fumble and went on to score in the game’s final drive.

Boy, 13, Shot Nine Times

Boy, 13, Shot Nine Times

A Gary, Indiana, boy was killed Friday after being shot nine times by a neighbor whose home was burglarized earlier in the day, police said. The 13-year-old boy, Kobe Jones, was reportedly laughing about the home invasion after his neighbor created a scene outside the home on the 1000 block of Polk Street.

Opinion: Why Oberweis Is Pivoting on Gay Marriage

Opinion: Why Oberweis Is Pivoting on Gay Marriage

In a stunning turnaround, Jim Oberweis has revealed that he would support a federal law for gay marriage though he’d rather states have the final say on the issue. Previously the Republican state senator voted against legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois, so this apparent evolution in his mindset comes as a surprise—or does it? Consider where Oberweis made the statement: Onstage during his first official debate against Democratic U.S.

Judge Appoints Monitor for IDOT Hiring

Judge Appoints Monitor for IDOT Hiring

10/22/2014: A federal judge will appoint a monitor to oversee hiring at IDOT. Mary Ann Ahern reports.

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