Chicago’s immigration court is one of the nation’s busiest with long wait times and increasing caseload. Report which says the average wait is 966 days in Chicago, compared with the national average of 678 days. In the past decade, the number of pending immigration cases nationwide has tripled while it’s increased nearly fivefold in Chicago. President Donald Trump has vowed to deport millions, saying he intends to focus on immigrants living in the country without legal permission who have criminal records. However, the Sun-Times reports most immigration court cases don’t involve violent crime. Only about 12 percent of deportation cases in Chicago and nationwide from 2010 to 2016 involved criminal charges. The report cites a Syracuse University research center that tracks immigration data.
Cottage Hospital has announced the retirement of their CEO and named his replacement. In a press release from the hospital the announcement that CEO Barry Schneider will be stepping down from his position on May second, and
Dave Beversdorf says “you don’t really know Elvis until you know the gospel side of Elvis.”
Earlier this week Carl Sandburg College hosted and took part in a Federal Emergency Management Agency sponsored multi-day emergency management and preparation course with multiple area schools.
The Knoxville city council debated payment to ASCAP, the music performance rights association, on Monday night.