Chicago Homeless Migrants Shelter Faces Backlash

[ad_1] CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago is grappling with local backlash against moving homeless migrants into a new government-run tent encampment as temperatures drop and more migrants continue to arrive. Hundreds of migrants are still sleeping on floors or in tents outside city police stations. Some who remained this week huddled near tents wearing parkas, knit … Read more

Pharmaceutical Company AbbVie Buying ImmunoGen in $10.1 Billion Deal

[ad_1] AbbVie is buying ImmunoGen in a deal valued at about $10.1 billion with the goal of speeding the pharmaceutical’s entry into the commercial market for ovarian cancer. ImmunoGen Inc. has the ovarian cancer treatment Elahere. “The acquisition of ImmunoGen demonstrates our commitment to deliver on our long-term growth strategy and enables AbbVie to further … Read more

Black Employees File Federal Discrimination Suit Against Chicago Utility

[ad_1] CHICAGO (AP) — A group of current and former employees at a Chicago utility have filed a federal lawsuit alleging the company discriminated against them because they’re Black. They allege that Black workers were sexualized by non-Black workers, faced racial slurs and were forced to work in high-crime neighborhoods without security. One plaintiff told … Read more

US Supreme Court Is Again Asked to Block Illinois Assault Weapons Ban

[ad_1] (Reuters) – An Illinois firearms retailer and a national gun rights group on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court for a second time to block a Democratic-backed state ban on assault-style rifles and large capacity magazines enacted after a deadly mass shooting in Chicago’s Highland Park suburb in 2022. The National Association for Gun … Read more

Retailers Offer Big Deals for Black Friday but Will Shoppers Spend?

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — Expect big discounts and other enticements to lure shoppers to stores for Black Friday. But retailers worry those may not be enough. Consumers are coming under pressure as their savings dwindle and their credit card debt grows. And although they have gotten some relief from easing inflation, many goods and … Read more

The Rolling Stones Announce 2024 North American Tour in Support of ‘Hackney Diamonds’ Album

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES (AP) — Last month, The Rolling Stones released “Hackney Diamonds,” their first album of original material in 18 years. Tuesday, the legendary English band announced they’re taking it on the road. Starting on April 28 in Houston and concluding in Santa Clara, California, on July 17, the Stones will make their way … Read more

72-Year-Old Chicago Man Killed in Drive-By Shooting After Leaving Family Party

[ad_1] CHICAGO (AP) — A 72-year-old man leaving his nephew’s birthday party in Chicago was fatally shot as he walked to his car, police and family said. Cesar Patino was a victim of a drive-by shooting while his wife was collecting their coats from a party around 10 p.m. Sunday in the Logan Square neighborhood, … Read more

Key Fed Official Sees Possible ‘Golden Path’ Toward Lower Inflation Without a Recession

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Austan Goolsbee, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, suggested Monday that the economy appears to be on what he calls the “golden path,” another term for what economists call a “soft landing,” in which the Fed would curb inflation without causing a deep recession. “Any time we’ve had a … Read more

Massachusetts to Let Homeless Families Stay Overnight in State’s Transportation Building

[ad_1] BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts announced plans Monday to let homeless families stay overnight in the state transportation building in Boston as officials scramble to find shelter for newly arriving families after hitting a state-imposed limit of 7,500 families in the state’s emergency homeless shelter system. The space located in the office building is large … Read more

3-Year-Old Fatally Shoots His 2-Year-Old Brother After Finding Gun in Mom’s Purse, Gary Police Say

[ad_1] GARY, Ind. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy found a gun in his mother’s purse and accidentally shot his 2-year-old brother, fatally wounding him, Gary police said. Officers were dispatched to a local hospital Friday night about a 2-year-old gunshot victim. The child’s mother told officers there that her 3-year-old son found the gun in … Read more