By Jocelyn Geboy in News on Sep 12, 2007 11:55PM
- Former WKQX-FM 101.1 radio host Erich "Mancow" Muller filed a lawsuit Tuesday against his former employer, saying radio officials disparaged his show and blocked him from getting other work.
- We are getting pretty sick of the cell phone drivers, but we are always amazed at the cell phone bikers (not in a good way). Yesterday, an 19-year-old woman who was struck and killed by a garbage truck on the Northwest Side, was apparently talking on a cell phone while riding her bike.
- Check your wallet. Counterfeit currency has been showing up at businesses in the Prairie Police District on the South Side, police said.
- Desperation. Fighting to extinguish one of former Gov. George Ryan's last hopes of staying out of prison, federal prosecutors argued Tuesday that jury deliberations at Ryan's historic six-month trial last year contained only one, ultimately harmless, legal error.
- The Chicago Park District officials soon will begin work to improve parts of the lakefront trail on the city's North Side. Do you think they'll have jogging/biking/rollerblading/stroller/strolling lanes?
- It's hard to be a government attorney these days. A couple months ago, Chicago Public Radio reported that attorneys with the Cook County's Public Defenders Office were laid off, even though there was enough money to pay for their positions. Now county officials say those attorneys are getting their jobs back.
- We thought it was pretty difficult to keep kids in school the way it was. As the Chicago Teachers Union announced passage of a landmark 5-year teacher contract, union officials said Tuesday that a provision of the new deal calls for union and board of education members to consider lengthening the school day.
- A Southwest Side family found racist graffiti scrawled on their garage Monday afternoon, one month after moving into their new home.
- A $1.1 billion Olympic Village to be built above a truck staging area for McCormick Place could be shifted west -- to the campus of Michael Reese Hospital -- under changes in the works to reduce construction costs and enhance neighborhood benefits, City Hall sources said
- After a protest that eventually closed the Thompson Center Tuesday, disabled activists and Gov. Blagojevich's office agreed on plans they say will help move the disabled from nursing homes to community settings.
- Field Museum officials Tuesday denied overseas news reports that Kenya is seeking the return of the Chicago institution's famed "Maneaters of Tsavo" -- a pair of now-preserved lions that killed about 140 railroad workers in Africa in the 1890s.
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