City Won’t Cut Funding For Minority HIV/AIDS Care Groups

City Won’t Cut Funding For Minority HIV/AIDS Care Groups

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Emanuel Administration is trying to reassure social service agencies that it does not plan to cut funds for most providers working with African Americans with HIV and AIDS.

Advocates with the Strategic Leadership Council have been concerned about the Chicago Department of Public Health’s plan to change the way it spends $40 million for HIV/Aids prevention and care.

They’re…

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Cards Against Humanity Aired A 30 Second Video Of A Potato For Its Super Bowl Commercial

Cards Against Humanity Aired A 30 Second Video Of A Potato For Its Super Bowl Commercial

Aired in the Midwest before the big game, the 30-second spot featured a potato with the word ‘Advertisement’ written on it.

The commercial confused viewers as there was no music or branding. Just a spud.

Cards Against Humanity explained it – in their way – in a blog post titled “Why Our Super Bowl Ad Failed.”

They did their research and knew that “America loves potatoes” but then went into the…

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Inmate escapes work release facility in Mobile

Inmate escapes work release facility in Mobile

MOBILE, AL (WKRG) — An inmate escaped a work release facility in Mobile on Tuesday.

The Alabama Department of Corrections says Winston D. Howell, 36, escaped from the Mobile CBF in Eight Mile on Tuesday around 11:18 a.m. Howell is serving a 1-year, 7-month sentence for a conviction of receiving stolen property.

Howell is described as a white male, 6’1″ tall, 200 lbs., with brown hair and brown…

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Archdiocese To Pay $2.3M Settlement To Alleged Mccormack Victim

Archdiocese To Pay $2.3M Settlement To Alleged Mccormack Victim

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has reached a $2.3 million settlement with a man who claims he was sexually abused by convicted child molester and defrocked priest Daniel McCormack.

John C. Doe sued the Archdiocese in April 2014, claiming he was abused at a West Side parish on two occasions in 2005, when he was 12 years old, according to a statement from the victim’s attorney,…

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Alberta gives firefighters access to naloxone kits as fentanyl overdose deaths rise

All Alberta first responders now have the ability to give life-saving naloxone by injection when responding to an overdose call.

Lake County Government Center Evacuated Over Threatening Call

Lake County Government Center Evacuated Over Threatening Call

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Lake County Government Center in Crown Point, Ind., was evacuated Tuesday afternoon, after someone made a threatening phone call.

The Lake County Sheriff’s office said, at about noon, the Lake County Prosecutor’s office notified them about a call they had received from a person who made a threat toward the county government building.

The sheriff’s office said all civilian…

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Mom says daycare worker breastfed her son

Mom says daycare worker breastfed her son

CARRBORO, NC (WCMH) — A mom in North Carolina is furious after, she says, a daycare worker was seen on video breastfeeding her son.

“As a mom, you’ve taken something from me, because I wasn’t able to defend my child,” Kaycee Oxendine told WTVD. “I wasn’t there.”

Oxendine says the daycare worker asked if she could breastfeed the child, and Oxendine told the woman no.

“She said that she had a son…

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NFLPA Head DeMaurice Smith Reiterates Belief On Wage Differential Benefits, Acknowledges Bears Aren’t Only Team Facing The Situation

NFLPA Head DeMaurice Smith Reiterates Belief On Wage Differential Benefits, Acknowledges Bears Aren’t Only Team Facing The Situation

(CBS)Four days after calling the Bears “cheap” and threatening to sway free agents from signing with Chicago based on his belief that team ownership is supporting a bill that would lessen a part of workers’ compensation benefits for athletes, NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith reiterated his stance on 670 The Score on Tuesday but also acknowledged the Bears aren’t the only…

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Delayed Ski Jumping Championships To Go On This Weekend

Delayed Ski Jumping Championships To Go On This Weekend

CHICAGO (CBS) — A northwest suburban ski jumping competition will go on this weekend despite less-than-ideal weather conditions early in the week.

This weekend is the back-up weekend for the Norge Ski Club’s International Winter Tournament in Fox River Grove. The competition had originally been planned for the end of January, according to club spokesman Charlie Sedivec.

“That whole weekend, we…

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Lady Gaga to Appear on Season 9 Premiere of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

Lady Gaga to Appear on Season 9 Premiere of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

Lady Gaga is going from halftime to primetime. The pop singer and LGBT icon — who headlined Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show — will appear on the Season 9 premiere of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” on Logo. The premiere date has yet to be announced. The 13 previously announced queens (aka contestants) include: Aja (Brooklyn, NY), Alexis… Read more »

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