Author: Rosemary Piser

Laquan McDonald and Jason Van Dyke

Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder in the Killing of Laquan McDonald

CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—October 5, 2018 By: Rosemary Piser Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke was found guilty today of second-degree murder in the 2014 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke was also found guilty of 16 counts of aggravated battery. Van Dyke sat impassively with his shoulders slumped as the[Read More…]

student loans

Attorney General Madigan Leads Coalition Urging Dept. of Education to Immediately Address Deficiencies with Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—October 4, 2018 By: Rosemary Piser Today, Attorney General Lisa Madigan led a coalition of eight Attorneys Generals urging U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Federal Student Aid Acting Chief Operating Officer Jim Manning to address the 99 percent denial rate for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) applications.[Read More…]

Asylum seekers

Attorney General Madigan Joins 17 State Attorneys General Opposing Efforts to Deny Asylum to Victims of Domestic and Gang Violence

Attorneys General Oppose DOJ Reversal on Immigration Policy That Protects Victims Escaping Persecution Chicago —(ENEWSPF)—October 2, 2018 By: Rosemary Piser Attorney General Lisa Madigan joined a group of 17 state Attorneys General to stop the federal government from arbitrarily blocking immigrants seeking asylum due to domestic violence or gang terrorism in[Read More…]

Advocate Christ Medica Center

Senator Durbin and Major Chicago Hospitals Join Forces on Community Initiative to Reduce Violence

Sparked by Durbin, Chicago HEAL Initiative hospitals to lead groundbreaking collaboration & neighborhood investment, programming CHICAGO –(ENEWSPF)—October 1, 2018 By: Senator Durbin Media Staff U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today joined hospital and community leaders to announce a groundbreaking new initiative bringing together 10 of the largest hospitals serving Chicago[Read More…]

Heroin, Fentanyl pills

More Than 25 Defendants Facing Federal or State Drug Charges for Allegedly Selling Fentanyl or Fentanyl-Laced Heroin in Chicago

CHICAGO —(ENEWSPF)—October 1, 2018 By: Rosemary Piser More than 25 individuals are facing federal or state drug charges for allegedly selling pure fentanyl or fentanyl-laced heroin in Chicago. According to the charges, many defendants sold narcotics to an undercover law enforcement officer this year. The drug sales allegedly took place[Read More…]


In and Around Park Forest for the Week of September 30, 2018

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF) — On Wednesday, October 3 at 5 p.m., the Park Forest Library, 400 Lakewood Boulevard, will present a program entitled “Contagious Visions: Anti-Bullying and Educational Symposium — The Dream Maker on Fire.” Author Julius Mercer will discuss how to build a defense against a sub-culture of other[Read More…]

Kavanaugh nomination

Senators Reach Deal to Delay Kavanaugh Floor Vote That Includes FBI Investigation

Key swing votes opposed to moving nomination otherwise Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—September 28, 2018 By: Rosemary Piser It is being reported that Senators have reached an agreement to delay a planned floor vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The agreement allows for an FBI investigation of allegations of sexual misconduct against[Read More…]

Soundwaves exhibit

‘Soundwaves, Colorcodes, Natureforms’ Exhibit at Tall Grass Arts Association

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—September 27, 2018 By: Rosemary Piser ‘Soundwaves, Colorcodes, Natureforms’ is the current exhibit at Tall Grass Arts Association, 367 Artists Walk, in DownTown Park Forest. The exhibit features artists interpret subjects and ideas through abstract imagery. The exhibit will run through November 3. An opening night reception will[Read More…]