With abortion heading back to the Supreme Court, is it time to retire the 'my body, my choice' slogan?
Time for a new slogan? Alfred Gescheidt/Getty ImagesOne of the blockbuster cases the U.S. Supreme Court will hear in its upcoming session is a challenge to Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban. Mississippi made clear that it aims to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which in 1973 established a constitutionally protected right to abortion before fetal viability – when a fetus has developed to a point where it can exist outside the womb. In the context of a Supreme Court reshaped by anti-anews.yahoo.com
Body pulled from Calumet River near 95th Street
Later Friday afternoon, shortly after 3:30 p.m., a 17-year-old was discovered in the water in the 2600 block of West Belmont, according to police. He swam back to land and was taken in good condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said.chicagotribune.com
Hypothermia can set in quickly if you’re not careful in this bitter cold
Local health experts said the cold weather can cause your body to lose heat faster than it can produce it. “Hypothermia and cold temperatures go parallel and there is definitely some danger associated with them,” said Dr. Ambica Sandhir, an ER Physician at St. Luke’s Health-Patients Medical Center. The cold weather also poses a threat to pets. The Mayo Clinic recommends gently moving the person indoors if possible without making any jarring movements which could cause heart issues. The Mayo Clinic also lists the risk factors that make people more susceptible to hypothermia.
Daywatch: Chicago may reopen indoor dining soon, South Side native commands troops for Biden inauguration and record damage from last summer’s derecho
The Chicago Teachers Union’s governing body is expected to convene Wednesday and could send a vote to members as soon as Thursday to strike or take other collective action as early as next week, several sources told the Tribune. With that looming threat, Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson said the district is “incredibly interested” in coming to a resolution and the parties are continuing to meet regularly.chicagotribune.com
Man’s body found surrounded by cash in northeast Houston cemetery
HOUSTON – Houston police are investigating Tuesday after a man’s body was found surrounded by cash in a northeast Houston cemetery. The body was found by workers at the Golden Gate Cemetery in the 8400 block of Hirsch Road. The man was described as African-American and between 45 and 50 years old. Police said there was no apparent trauma to the man’s body. Investigators said they are trying to determine if a black car that was parked nearby belongs to the victim.
Delivery driver finds man’s body outside Texas City school, authorities say
TEXAS CITY, Texas – A delivery driver found the bloody body of a man in the driveway of Levi Fry Intermediate School in Texas City on Monday, according to police. District spokeswoman Melissa Tortorici said buses were rerouted for student drop off to avoid the scene. Police said it’s unclear how the man died. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Texas City Police Department Criminal Investigations at 409-643-5720The Mainland Communities Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of UP TO $1000 for information leading to the arrest or charges filed in this case. If you have any information and would like to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at (409) 945-TIPS (8477) or online at p3tips.com.
Man’s body found in Children’s Museum of Houston’s parking garage, police say
HOUSTON – Police are investigating after a man’s body was found in the Children’s Museum of Houston’s parking garage Friday. Police said the man’s body was found on the second floor of the garage located near the 1400 block of Binz Street around 6:12 a.m. According to HPD homicide detectives, a maintenance worker discovered the body. Right now, we have no witnesses and no ID on the male,” said HPD Detective Stark. Investigators said the victim is a man in his 30′s.
Man found shot and dumped in a creek: This is what investigators know so far
HOUSTON – Authorities are working to learn more information after the body of a man was found in a southwest Houston creek. Police said officers discovered the man’s body around 1:30 p.m. Sunday at a creek near Beechnut Street and Corporate Drive. The body had gunshot wounds and police said they were informed that the victim had been shot and dumped in the creek. Authorities believe the victim was in his 30s. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-(TIPS) 8477.
Slain woman’s body discovered in river on North Side, police say
Her remains were found about 15 minutes past midnight in the 3400 block of North Rockwell Street on the North Side, police said. The Chicago police marine unit and the Chicago Fire Department removed the body from the river.chicagotribune.com
HCSO: Fisherman finds body floating in pond in north Harris County
A body was recovered from a retention pond Saturday evening after a man fishing in the area around 7 p.m. spotted it and reported it to authorities. Harris County Deputies responding to the report found a severely decomposing body of a male in a large retention pond near Gillespie Road and Greens Crossing Boulevard in north Harris County. It is not yet know how long the body was in the water, Sgt. The male was found wearing black Nike shoes, black sweatpants and a white hoodie with red and blue sleeves. No identification was located on the male.
Service canceled for Texas woman shot at home by officer
Lee Merritt, Body's attorney, had said on Facebook that a "celebration of life" would proceed Saturday, but he later tweeted that the funeral had been "postponed" and that "updated information concerning the reschedule will be provided as soon as it becomes available."chicagotribune.com