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2014-05-05 12:32:41

FREDERICK, Md., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Securitas Security Services USA is pleased to announce that The Honorable Terrance ("Terry") Gainer, former Sergeant-At-Arms in the U.S. Senate, has agreed to serve as Senior Advisor to the company effective immediately. In this new role, Chief Gainer will advise on security and law enforcement related matters after having served 47 years in law enforcement at the federal, state and local levels. Terry began his career in law enforcement...

2013-11-15 10:26:50

A new study of gun violence in Chicago, led by Yale sociologist Andrew Papachristos, reveals that a person's social network is a key predictor in whether an individual will become a victim of gun homicide, even more so than race, age, gender, poverty, or gang affiliation. "Risk factors like race and poverty are not the predictors they have been assumed to be," said Papachristos, "It's who you hang out with that gets you into trouble. It's tragic, but not random." The study, co-authored...

2010-12-22 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, Hillard Heintze, a leading national provider of strategic security services, has announced the appointment of two widely acknowledged law enforcement executives to the Hillard Heintze Senior Leadership Council: Rob Davis, retired Police Chief of San Jose, and Dr. Alexander Weiss, former Director of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety. The Hillard Heintze Senior Leadership Council supports the ability of mayors, police...

2009-05-18 15:25:59

A Chicago police dog that ran off during a thunderstorm was found four days later by a man who recognized the animal from the news, authorities said. Canine Unit Officer Rick King, Bear the dog's handler, said the 2 1/2-year-old German shepherd was outside relieving himself during a lull in thunderstorms Wednesday night when he was spooked by a clap of thunder and jumped a fence to flee King's yard, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday. King said he barely slept while Bear was missing and...

2009-04-25 11:24:40

Evidence against Playboy model Crystal McCahill in her Chicago court case over an alleged drunken driving incident should be suppressed, her lawyer says. McCahill's attorney, whose identity was not reported, filed a motion Friday in a Richard J Daley Center courtroom to suppress evidence related to the Playboy playmate's Jan. 7 arrest on charges of driving under the influence, the Chicago Sun-Times said. Chicago Police allege McCahill, who served as Miss May 2009 for the men's magazine, had a...

2008-12-19 18:51:44

Suburban Chicago police said a thief apologized as he stole money from a woman at an ATM outside of a bank. Police in Midlothian said the man, who was dressed in dark clothes, grabbed three $20 bills from the woman as she was taking them from the Harris Bank drive-through ATM, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday. I'm sorry, investigators quoted the man as saying to his victim during the incident last week. But I've got kids at home, and I really need the money. Officers said a second man...

2008-10-24 21:00:15

The mother and brother of Oscar-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson were found shot to death in Chicago Friday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Hudson, a former "American Idol" contestant, is best known for her roles in the movie musical "Dreamgirls" and the film version of "Sex and the City." She recently released her first solo album. The bodies, discovered Friday afternoon in Hudson's mother's South Side home, have not been officially identified, the newspaper said. The home...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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