Monday, July 21, 2014

Rest in Heavenly Peace Officer Tito M. Rodriguez

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Chicago PD - Officer Tito M. Rodriguez, 28, was killed in an off-duty motorcycle accident, Sunday afternoon, on the Dan Ryan Expressway. Rodriguez fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a police officer when he joined the department in May 2013. (The driver of the at-fault vehicle was cited at the scene.)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

A 5-year-old boy with an inoperable brain tumor has one wish for his birthday: a box full of birthday cards with his name on them.
Danny Nickerson, from Foxboro, Massachusetts, was diagnosed with an inoperable and chemotherapy-resistant tumor this past October. He has stopped going to kindergarten during therapy, and gets lonely, according to his family.

"He can recognize his name now," the boy's mother Carley Nickerson told ABC News. "When he saw his name on the package from magical fairies on Easter, he was so happy."

Nickerson says personalized cards make Danny happy, and has opened a P.O. box to collect letters from well-wishers.

Doctors say less than 10% of children diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, like Danny, live beyond 18 months.

"I don't really believe in that," Nickerson says. "He is doing great. Every day is a blessing for us."

Danny has received about 40 letters so far, and his birthday is on July 25th.

Letters can be sent to:

Danny Nickerson

P.O. Box 212
Foxboro, MA 02035

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Death Investigation of a young Chicago Police Officer

More details as the become available.

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Sunday, July 6, 2014


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Thursday, July 3, 2014


July 3, 2014
According to Capitol Fax dated, July 3, 2014:

“In a sweeping 6-1 decision, the Illinois Supreme Court today struck down an attempt to force government retirees to pay more for their subsidized state health insurance, and in the process made it abundantly clear that the new pension reform law was highly unlikely to pass constitutional review.
The Court, lead by Justice Charles Freeman, declared “it is clear” that all pension benefits including health insurance, cannot be diminished or impaired, which the ruling called the “plain and ordinary” meaning of the Illinois Constitution.

“We may not rewrite the pension protection clause to include restrictions and limitations that the drafters did not express and the citizens of Illinois did not approve,” the Court rule. If that isn’t a direct message to lawmakers, the governor and everybody else, I don’t know what is. Pension benefits “shall not be diminished or impaired,” is what the Constitution says and what the Constitution means, the Court is clearly saying here.
For good measure the Court added that the state Constitution’s language on pension benefit protections, “was aimed at protecting the right to receive the promised retirement benefits, not the adequacy of the funding to pay for them.”

That last line is perhaps the most important part of the ruling because it more than just suggests the state’s new pension reform laws, which rely on a “police powers” argument because the state allegedly can’t afford to make the promised pension benefit payments, is going right out the window.

The justices also sent a powerful message when they wrote that a “fundamental principle” they relied on in this ruling was that if there are any questions about legislative intent and the clarity of the language of a pension law, “it must be liberally construed in favor of the rights of the pensioner.”

Therefore, the Court ruled it is “obligated” to resolve any doubts “in favor of the members of the State’s public retirement systems.” 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Our sincere condolences to Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno

SPRINGFIELD — The daughter of Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno died unexpectedly of a "massive pulmonary embolism," the GOP leader's office announced late Wednesday.
"It is with heavy heart that we inform you of the sudden death of Lisa Radogno, 31, this evening due to a massive pulmonary embolism," Radogno spokeswoman Patty Schuh wrote in an email to reporters.
Lisa Radogno, who was single, was one of three daughters of Sen. Radogno and her husband, Nunzio, and served as an executive assistant in the Washington, D.C., office of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.
"The family appreciates all the kind expressions of sympathy," Schuh said.
Radogno, R-Lemont, addressed her daughter's death on her Facebook page.
"To all my friends: Late today, my beautiful middle daughter, Lisa Marie Radogno, was called home. Her death was sudden due to a massive pulmonary embolism. We knew the news was not good all day but the finality is beyond painful," Sen. Radogno said. "Her Washington, D.C. friends have been fantastic. So great to see how much she was loved."
Not long after that statement, tributes began pouring in.
"I'm saddened to hear that my friend and fellow leader has suffered an unimaginable loss," Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, said in a prepared statement. "This is a tragic reminder that beyond our titles and positions, we are all mothers or fathers, sons or daughters. As a father of five, the mere thought of losing a child is unbearable.
"So my deepest sympathies and thoughts are with Christine and her family as they grieve the loss of Lisa Radogno," Cullerton said.
Arrangements are pending.

Monday, June 9, 2014


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Friday, June 6, 2014


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