Overnight in Chicago, lately:

Three shot at birthday party for man killed in 2017: 'Why they gotta shoot her when her baby is in her hands?': http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-birthday-anniversary-shooting-20180922-story.html

Man shot to death near Jackson Park: 'He was just a father, a regular guy, gone too soon': http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-shootings-violence-20180921-story.html 

Boys 16 and 17 found shot to death in Far South Side field: 'You could tell there was something on his mind, something haunted him': http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-teens-dead-field-golden-gate-20180820-story.html

Girl, 12, slain while visiting Chicago from Michigan: 'You see kids ... and y’all just keep shooting': http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-12-year-old-girl-killed-st-20180615-story.html

7 shot in East Garfield Park: 'I couldn’t stand to see my son like that': http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-east-garfield-park-shooting-20180721-story.html

Man killed by Chicago police had been shot in an attack days earlier in a South Side alley: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-police-shooting-20180606-story.html

'He really was just peace and love': Neighborhood grieves after Washington Heights killing: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-105-peoria-shooting-20180809-story.html

13-year-old girl dies after being swept away in Lake Michigan at Loyola Beach; another girl pulled to safety: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-lake-michigan-rescue-0707-story.html


Two years of crime and mayhem in Chicago's west suburbs:

Mother mourns man killed in shootout with Aurora police: 'Nothing that anybody can do can bring my son back': http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-santiago-calderon-st-0409-story.html

'They had his body in the garage that whole time': Family coming to grips with death of Aurora teen addicted to heroin: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/-ct-abn-brandon-page-heroin-st-0831-20170915-story.html

LaSalle jail suicide highlights complexity of screening inmates for mental illness: http://www.chicagotribune.com/g00/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-devin-jaros-jail-suicide-st-0710-20170710-story.html

Aurora woman, shot on a summer night in 2016, still wants to know who pulled the trigger: https://www.google.com/amp/www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-brenelle-shooting-recovery-st-0308-20180313-story,amp.html

Documents: Ex-Aurora cop says she lied, but is still grieving loss of son: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/crime/ct-abn-kimberly-hanson-police-investigation-st-0124-20170123-story.html

Drug-induced homicide charge is complicated, for families and officials: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/crime/ct-abn-drug-induced-homicide-st-1213-20161216-story.html

Kane officials probe death of man found guilty in fatal 2014 DUI; 'Every day he brought it up': http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-michael-szot-found-dead-st-0617-20160617-story.html

Inspired by police who caught brother's killers, Jason Contreras joins the force: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-jason-contreras-st-1018-20161021-story.html

Accounts differ on confrontation in Boulder Hill park that ended in fatal shooting of dog: http://trib.in/1Wk2TdC

'They took him from my kids, and that's not fair': http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-luis-martinez-homicide-st-0412-20160412-story.html


Watchdog & enterprise from the PNW:

Clackamas County Chairman John Ludlow used personal email to collaborate with light-rail players: http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2015/06/clackamas_county_chairman_john_1.html

Paying taxes for what? Damascus residents question inclusion in city: http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2015/05/paying_taxes_for_what_damascus_residents_question_inclusion_in_city.html

Planning commissioner ousted over Oswego Lake public access lawsuit: http://www.oregonlive.com/lake-oswego/index.ssf/2015/05/planning_commissioner_ousted_o.html

Governments and property owners at odds over Legislature's role in Stafford land use saga: http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2015/04/governments_and_property_owners_at_odds_over_legislatures_role_in_stafford_saga.html

Intel baby death: In dozens of similar U.S. cases each year, caregivers often cite distractions, change in routine for forgetting child in car: http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/index.ssf/2014/10/hillsboro_infant_who_died_alon.html

Frustrated parents and teachers consider leaving Lincoln Street Elementary: http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/index.ssf/2014/12/concerned_with_administrative.html

Clackamas County on lonely side of industrial reserves bill: http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2015/04/everyone_except_clackamas_coun.html

Western Washington University: The surprising new right-wing target:

http://crosscut.com/2014/04/wwu-seeks-campus-diversity-amid-presidential-backl/

‘Thresholds’ marks the unmarked at Kent cemetery: http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/lsquothresholdsrsquo-marks-the-unmarked-at-kent-cemetery/

'Burning Up' in Hillsboro, drag shows form suburban community (photos, video): http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/index.ssf/2015/01/burning_up_in_hillsboro_drag_s.html