CHICAGO (AP) - A 2-year-old Chicago girl's death from a dog attack over the weekend has been ruled a homicide by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. The Cook County medical examiner's office says Jah'niyah White died Saturday from injuries suffered in a dog attack at her grandfather's home. Chicago Police are investigating, and state child welfare officials are investigating allegations of abuse.
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Public Schools administrators say the transition has been smooth for public schools that have taken in students and some staff from nearly 50 buildings that closed earlier this year. But parents and staff at some of the welcoming schools say that's not true. They complain about overcrowding and an overall lack of support.
CHICAGO (AP) - A suburban man faces multiple charges including driving under the influence in the death of a bicyclist who was riding on Chicago's West Side. Cook County Judge James Brown set bail at $400,000 for 54-year-old Robert Vais of Riverside. Prosecutors say Vais' blood-alcohol level was over the legal limit when his van hit 28-year-old Hector Avalos of Chicago late Friday.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Legislature's watershed vote to approve a $160 billion pension reform plan offered some surprises this week. Far fewer GOP lawmakers than expected supported the plan despite pension reform being a party priority for years. Only 15 of 47 House Republicans voted for the plan, as did 10 of 19 Senate GOP members.
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