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Chicago News Roundup for Saturday and Sunday August 18-19, 2007

Bad Weather Grounds Chicago Air And Water Show - Flooding Has Also Been Reported In The Chicagoland Area

Bad weather grounded the annual Chicago Air and Water Show Sunday. Organizers called off the action a few hours early because of the clouds and steady rain.

Families who traveled to the city for the show were disappointed and surprised because this show normally goes on rain or shine.

But crowds of people packed up beach chairs and broke down barricades at North Avenue Beach Sunday afternoon after pilots concerns over weather ultimately shut down the Chicago Air and Water Show.

[via CBS2 Chicago]

Immigration activist Arellano arrested

LOS ANGELES - An illegal Mexican immigrant who sought refuge inside a Chicago church for a year was arrested in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon after taking her campaign on the road.

Elvira Arellano was arrested about 4:15 p.m. Chicago time by law enforcement officials after leaving Our Lady Queen of Angels Church in downtown Los Angeles, said Emma Lozano, an adviser who was there during the arrest.

[via Chicago Tribune]

Do Immigrants Still Nourish Cities?

A study by immigration’s leading economist, Harvard’s George Borjas, calculates that immigration has reduced the wages of blacks and lowered the black employment rate in America. Blacks themselves see the link between their employment struggles and immigration. A Pew Research Center poll found that 58 percent of blacks in Chicago believe that illegal immigrants take jobs and housing from U.S. citizens.

At the same time, how empty would Chicago be without Hispanic immigration?
[via City Journal]

Portage Park Man Fatally Shot

Police continue to look for a man Sunday after a shooting on the West Side Friday night left a 21-year-old man dead.
Juan Ramos, of 6001 W. Gunnison St., was outside with a friend at 4201 W. Kinzie St. about 11 p.m. Friday, police News Affairs Officer Marcel Bright said.

[via WBBM780]

Heat wave death toll in Southeast, Midwest reaches at least 49

In addition to the deaths in Tennessee and Alabama, nine have been confirmed in Missouri, four each in Arkansas and Georgia, three in Illinois, two in South Carolina and one in Mississippi.

Last summer, a heat wave killed at least 50 people in the Midwest and East. California officially reported a death toll of 143, but authorities last month acknowledged the number may have been far higher. A 1995 heat wave in Chicago was blamed for 700 deaths.

Thought it was hot over a week ago? At least our heat wave didn’t reach 110 degrees or last for any length of time. As cold as it is now outside we could use a little more heat.
[via CNN]

Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman Visited By Common On Set

Hip-hop star Common performed a personalised rap for Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman on the set of their upcoming movie Wanted.

The rapper - real name Lonnie Lynn Jr. - recently spent time with the acting duo shooting the new movie in Prague, but decided to pay them a visit when filming returned to his hometown of Chicago, Illinois.

[via Post Chronicle]

Naperville library offers downloadable movie service

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Movie lovers in a Chicago suburb have a new option at the library.

A service at the Naperville Public Library lets users check out videos through downloading them onto personal computers.

The Chicago library lets you download some media like audiobooks while at home but not like this!
[via WQAD]

Fetus Found In South Suburb Prompts Police Investigation

The autopsy results of a male fetus found in a Chicago Heights home Friday evening are being withheld pending a police investigation.

According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, the fetus was found at 220 Abbott in south suburban Chicago Heights and pronounced dead at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

[via WBBM780]

Suburban Chicago teacher killed by train

Authorities are investigating the death of a 47-year-old suburban Chicago teacher who was killed by a train in Fox River Grove.

The McHenry County coroner says Thomas Bujnowski died yesterday. It was unclear if he was struck by a commuter train or a freight train.

[via WAND]

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