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LOCAL CITY NEWS:

Federal Government Warns Cook County About Soda Tax Collection

The federal government is threatening to withhold about $87 million in food stamp funds from the state of Illinois if Cook County doesn’t alter the manner in which the penny-an-ounce tax on sweetened beverages has been implemented…. Read More

 

 

 

 

 

Emanuel sues Trump’s Justice Department over sanctuary city policy

Mayor Rahm Emanuel‘s Law Department on Monday filed its much-touted lawsuit against President Donald Trump‘s Justice Department over its effort to withhold some grant funding from so-called sanctuary cities…Read More

 

 

 

SPORTS NEWS:

Blackhawks Putting A Street Hockey Rink In Kennedy Park At 114th & Western

A street hockey rink is coming to Kennedy Park courtesy of the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Park District, according to 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea. Construction of the outdoor rink at 11320 S. Western Ave. in Morgan Park will begin next month, a Park District official said…Read More

 

 

 

 

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Suburban News:

Navistar to lay off 170 in Melrose Park, cut production of box truck engine

Navistar is planning to lay off 170 workers from its Melrose Park plant as it ends production of an engine that powers box trucks and military vehicles. Of the affected employees, 30 are management and support staff, while about 140 are manufacturing line workers, said Lyndi McMillan, spokeswoman for the Lisle-based manufacturer. The majority of the line workers are eligible for retirement…Read More

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