Gang members at prison operated call center and monitored crocodile-filled lake, Guatemala officials say

Gang members at prison operated call center and monitored crocodile-filled lake, Guatemala officials say

Guatemalan police on Sunday transferred more than 200 gang members from a prison where they operated a call center for criminal purposes, raised chickens and looked out on a crocodile-filled lake. Some 400 police were involved in the operation to move 225 members of the Barrio 18 gang out of the prison nicknamed “El Infiernito” … Read more

NYC Housing Calendar, June 3-June 10

NYC Housing Calendar, June 3-June 10

City Limits rounds up the latest housing and land use-related events, public hearings and affordable housing lotteries that are ending soon. Adi Talwar Scenes from the Rent Guidelines Board meeting in 2023. The Board will hold a public hearings in Brooklyn and the Bronx this week. Welcome to City Limits’ NYC Housing Calendar, a weekly … Read more

🚧 Atlanta’s water woes – Rough Draft Atlanta

🚧 Atlanta’s water woes – Rough Draft Atlanta

Mooring to Monday June 3 — Water was the talk of the town all weekend after a series of water main breaks left many Atlanta residents and businesses without water. Keep scrolling for our team’s coverage.  🌦️ Early rain should give way to sunny skies and 84° today.  📮 U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff is vowing to … Read more

Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act Screws Seniors with the Biggest Medicare Premium Increase Ever

Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act Screws Seniors with the Biggest Medicare Premium Increase Ever

The following content is sponsored by Americans for Limited Government. One of the classic strategies in the Obama/Biden playbook is policy that sounds good in the short-term, but whose long-term consequences won’t be felt until after an election. That way if Democrats win, they’re insulated from voters holding them accountable; but if they lose, they can … Read more

Motorcyclist killed in Rogers Park collision

Motorcyclist killed in Rogers Park collision

A man riding a motorcycle has died after striking a car in Rogers Park Sunday night, police said. The motorcyclist, 40, was in the 6600 block of North Sheridan Road around 10:30 p.m. when he ran into a vehicle making a U-turn, according to Chicago police. He was taken to Presence St. Francis Hospital in … Read more

Mexicans in the Chicago area vote in country’s historic election – Chicago Tribune

Mexicans in the Chicago area vote in country’s historic election – Chicago Tribune

Good morning, Chicago. Mexico’s projected presidential winner Claudia Sheinbaum will become the first woman president in the country’s 200-year history. “I will become the first woman president of Mexico,” Sheinbaum said with a smile, speaking at a downtown hotel shortly after electoral authorities announced a statistical sample showed she held an irreversible lead. “I don’t make it … Read more

UArts to shutter; Hidden Italian restaurant; Thousands join Pride march

UArts to shutter; Hidden Italian restaurant; Thousands join Pride march

Students, faculty, alum, and other members of the University of the Arts community were stunned by the sudden announcement that the higher education institution will close June 7. The university’s decision to cancel summer courses, and not enroll new classes in the fall sent current and former students and faculty to social media to share their memories, frustration and angst. Continue … Read more