Hailey Holmberg was pregnant with her second child when she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. She was forced to terminate the pregnancy. Six years later, as a survivor, to show her strength she was photographed in a black bra and underwear as part of Ashlee Wells Jackson’s 4th Trimester Bodies Project, a photo documentary aimed at showing the “beauty inherent” in the changes to women’s bodies from motherhood, childbirth and breastfeeding. But her black-and-white image is nowhere to be found on Instagram.
Alger Sanchez, 19, and Anton Aseves, 22, were charged Sunday with one count each of aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm and two counts each of attempted first-degree murder, police said.
Look out Chicago, a new political movement has arrived. United Working Families, a partnership between labor groups, including the Chicago Teachers Union, and a coalition of a dozen community groups is expected to announce its formal launch on Monday, executive director Kristen Crowell says.
Within the next several weeks Illinois-based Walgreens drug store chain is set to decide if it will become what President Obama referred to last week as a “corporate deserter” by – in essence – tearing up its U.S. Citizenship in order to cut its corporate taxes. Walgreens recently bought a 45 percent stake in the Swiss drug chain, Alliance-Boots. It is now considering whether to complete a merger with the Swiss firm, so it can move its official corporate headquarters to lower-tax Switzerland, while maintaining most of its operations in the United States. Forty-seven American corporations have used this this tax trick – known as an “inversion” — over the last decade and the maneuver is increasingly favored by corporations that apparently have no loyalty to the
Two men have been charged in the shooting of a three-year-old boy Friday night in Brighton Park.
RICK MORRISSEY: Once the tears started, they never really stopped. And seeing as how they started the moment Frank Thomas stepped to the podium Sunday, there was a very good chance he was going to be at flood stage three minutes into his Hall of Fame induction speech.
THE WATCHDOGS: J. William Roberts’ mix of political and prosecutorial experience was key to getting the job of legislative inspector general. But it could raise questions about his ability to impartially investigate lawmakers, including Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.