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Cop accidentally shoots self: A Chicago police officer is recovering after he accidentally shot himself in the leg while pursuing three suspects.Authorities said the officer was wounded after chasing a vehicle for several miles early Monday.Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said the chase began when the vehicle sped away from a traffic stop. Camden said the car eventually hit a chain-link fence and lurched back toward the approaching officer.Camden said that's when the officer accidentally shot himself in the calf while trying to get out the way.The three men in the car were taken into custody.
Input on hospital exemptions:
The Civic Federation has a proposal for a legal standard that could be set for Illinois nonprofit hospitals to qualify for property tax exemptions. The group on Monday released a statement supporting a threshold equal to the estimated tax bill for the hospital property. A nonprofit hospital would be required to provide charitable care and other community benefits equal to or greater than the property taxes the hospital would have paid. Last year, the Illinois Department of Revenue denied tax exemptions to three hospitals, citing an Illinois Supreme Court ruling. Gov. Pat Quinn later ordered state officials not to issue any new rulings, saying he hoped to work with the hospital industry to find a legislative compromise. Quinn set March 1 as a deadline for recommendations.
Union will push tax at G-8:
The nation's largest nurses union will call for a tax on Wall Street institutions at a march and rally in Chicago the day before the city hosts the G-8 and NATO summits. Chuck Idelson of National Nurses United says thousands of nurses and activists will take part in the demonstration May 18. He says they'll call on world leaders to adopt a so-called "Robin Hood" tax on major trading by banks and other financial institutions. The goal would be to raise money for revitalizing the economies of the United States and other G-8 nations. The rally will feature musician Tom Morello, who performs solo as the Nightwatchman and was a member of Rage Against the Machine.
Police looking for boy: Naperville police are searching for a young boy who was last seen with a suspicious-looking man headed toward a wooded area late Monday afternoon.Two witnesses called police at 4:50 p.m. about 10 minutes after seeing the boy with the man headed toward the woods.Police responding to Country Lake Park, 736 Genesee Drive, found an abandoned bicycle in the spot the boy was last seen, said Naperville Police Sgt. John McAnally.There have been no reports of a missing child since the search for the 7- to 10 year-old boy began, but police are attempting to search the area with the help of an airplane or helicopter, McAnally said.The white child with blond hair was seen wearing a gray sweatshirt with red sleeves, according to police. The adult was described as approximately 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, and was wearing a dark knee-length coat, dark pants, a black hat and gloves, police said.
Cop accidentally shoots self: A Chicago police officer is recovering after he accidentally shot himself in the leg while pursuing three suspects. …