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Advocates touted a new study on the limestone blocks.
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Friday, April 5, 2024

Promontory Point. (Eric Allix Rogers / Preservation Chicago)

Preservationist-Backed Study Finds Promontory Point Rock Wall is Good for Another 100 Years as Efforts Continue to Fight Off Demolition

An independent engineering study has concluded Promontory Point’s limestone blocks are still functioning as ample shoreline protection, which refutes a longstanding position held by the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Chicago Sees Uptick in Shootings, Homicides Through Month of March: Police

According to the Chicago Police Department, there were 46 homicides across the city last month, which marked a 28% increase over the same month in 2023.

Artist Yeison Perez, 31, is a Venezuelan migrant whose work will be on display at Starting Point Community Church from April 5-6, 2024. (WTTW News)

Venezuelan Migrant Depicts His Journey to Chicago in Series of Paintings

Last year, a Belmont Cragin pastor opened his church’s doors to house a group of migrants who were sleeping at a police station. One of the men has now created a series of paintings describing his journey to America. His artwork will be on display this weekend.

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Suburban Nurse Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Stealing Morphine From Patients

Sarah Diamond, 31, of Woodstock, pleaded guilty last year to a federal charge of tampering with a consumer product and was sentenced this week during a hearing in Chicago.

CPD chief of counter-terrorism Duane DeVries speaks at an April 4, 2024, news conference on DNC security. (WTTW News)

Chicago, Federal Agencies Ramp Up Security Training Ahead of August’s Democratic National Convention

The Secret Service will be responsible for security at the United Center and McCormick Place and their containment areas. The Chicago Police Department is responsible for everything outside the venues, including management of protests.

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Bill Ending Illinois’ Tipped Wage Advances, But Prospects Are Uncertain Amid Pushback

Current Illinois law allows employers to pay their tipped workers 60% of the state’s minimum wage. That amounts to $8.40 hourly, compared to the minimum wage of $14 per hour. If their wages plus tips do not equal minimum wage, the employer must make up the difference.

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When Voters Say ‘No’ to New Stadiums, What Do Professional Sports Teams Do Next? 

he defeat Tuesday of a three-eighths cent sales tax to fund a new downtown Royals ballpark and renovate the Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium was almost assuredly not the end of the matter. Other teams and cities have faced similar setbacks, and that hasn’t slowed a wave of stadium construction underway across the U.S.

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Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $1.23 Billion After Another Drawing Without a Big Winner 

The jackpot, which now ranks as the eighth-largest in U.S. lottery history, has been growing for more than three months, reflecting the long odds of 1 in 292.2 million of winning the top prize. 

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Advocates touted a new study on the limestone blocks.                                                                                                                                Fb Tw Inst Yt WTIWONEWS Friday, April 5, 2024 Promontory Point. (Eric Allix Rogers / Preservation Chicago) PRESERVATIONIST-BACKED STUDY FINDS PROMONTORY POINT ROCK WALL IS GOOD FOR ANOTHER 100 YEARS AS EFFORTS CONTINUE TO FIGHT OFF DEMOLITION An independent engineering study has concluded Promontory Point’s limestone blocks are still functioning as ample shoreline protection, which refutes a longstanding position held by the Army Corps of Engineers. TONIGHT ON Chicago Tonight logo * Join us at 5:30 and 7 p.m. for "Week in Review." Thanks to our sponsors: s il i i Al | ¥ ML L il “ HRHHR (o 4 L Il ll f Wl V. . m CHICAGO THROUGH =} CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Klaus Méakela & Sol Gabetta APR 4-6 [l 35 Learn more about advertising & sponsorship on WTTW. Chicago police officer in uniform CHICAGO SEES UPTICK IN SHOOTINGS, HOMICIDES THROUGH MONTH OF MARCH: POLICE According to the Chicago Police Department, there were 46 homicides across the city last month, which marked a 28% increase over the same month in 2023. Artist Yeison Perez, 31, is a Venezuelan migrant whose work will be on display at Starting Point Community Church from April 5-6, 2024. (WTTW News) VENEZUELAN MIGRANT DEPICTS HIS JOURNEY TO CHICAGO IN SERIES OF PAINTINGS Last year, a Belmont Cragin pastor opened his church’s doors to house a group of migrants who were sleeping at a police station. One of the men has now created a series of paintings describing his journey to America. His artwork will be on display this weekend. Thanks to our sponsors: Ad: New Philharmonic: Brahms Piano Concertos Nos 1 and 2 with Soloist Wael Farouk T 3 oA ! © » APR. 13 & 14, 2024 Chicago Mysteries, Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00 pm on WTTW TUEAPR16 @\ . 7PM WineNe) Learn more about advertising & sponsorship on WTTW. The Dirksen Courthouse is pictured in Chicago. (Capitol News Illinois) (i 7] ACKINLEY pir UNILTED TATES COURTHOUSE 1 [ SUBURBAN NURSE SENTENCED TO 2 YEARS IN PRISON FOR STEALING MORPHINE FROM PATIENTS Sarah Diamond, 31, of Woodstock, pleaded guilty last year to a federal charge of tampering with a consumer product and was sentenced this week during a hearing in Chicago. CPD chief of counter-terrorism Duane DeVries speaks at an April 4, 2024, news conference on DNC security. (WTTW News) CHICAGO, FEDERAL AGENCIES RAMP UP SECURITY TRAINING AHEAD OF AUGUST’S DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION The Secret Service will be responsible for security at the United Center and McCormick Place and their containment areas. The Chicago Police Department is responsible for everything outside the venues, including management of protests. WTTW Conn, president of Conn’s Hospitality Group in Springfield, speaks at a news conference April 3, 2024, at the Capitol. She said she will have to raise prices and cut employees’ hours and benefits if the state eliminates a tipped wage credit. (Cole Longcor / Capitol News Illinois) BILL ENDING ILLINOIS’ TIPPED WAGE ADVANCES, BUT PROSPECTS ARE UNCERTAIN AMID PUSHBACK Current Illinois law allows employers to pay their tipped workers 60% of the state’s minimum wage. That amounts to $8.40 hourly, compared to the minimum wage of $14 per hour. If their wages plus tips do not equal minimum wage, the employer must make up the difference. Kansas City Chiefs fans gather outside Arrowhead Stadium before a NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo / Ed Zurga, File) WHEN VOTERS SAY ‘NO’ TO NEW STADIUMS, WHAT DO PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS DO NEXT?  he defeat Tuesday of a three-eighths cent sales tax to fund a new downtown Royals ballpark and renovate the Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium was almost assuredly not the end of the matter. Other teams and cities have faced similar setbacks, and that hasn’t slowed a wave of stadium construction underway across the U.S. A Powerball lottery ticket is dipslayed seen inside a convenience store, Monday, April 1, 2024, in Kennesaw, Ga. An estimated $1.09 billion Powerball jackpot that ranks as the 9th largest in U.S. lottery history will be up for grabs Wednesday night, April 3. (AP Photo / Mike Stewart, FIle) POWERBALL JACKPOT JUMPS TO $1.23 BILLION AFTER ANOTHER DRAWING WITHOUT A BIG WINNER  The jackpot, which now ranks as the eighth-largest in U.S. lottery history, has been growing for more than three months, reflecting the long odds of 1 in 292.2 million of winning the top prize.  Joanna Hernandez CHICAGO TONIGHT: LATINO VOICES, APRIL 4, 2024 - FULL SHOW What Chicago is doing to combat a spike in measles cases. Everything you need to know about the solar eclipse that’s just days away. And a Venezuelan artist captures his journey to America. Chicago Tonight logo Week in Review logo WEEK IN REVIEW Chicago Tonight: Black Voices logo Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices logo LATINO VOICES WTTW logo WTTW on Facebook WTTW on Twitter WTTW on Instagram WTTW on YouTube Forward to a friend or  from WTTW. You're receiving this newsletter because you provided WTTW with your email address. Want to change how you receive our emails?  or . 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