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Chicago’s next archbishop Blase Cupich addresses Chicago press

Bishop Blase Cupich on Saturday addressed the local media after Pope Francis appointed him as the next archbishop of Chicago, signaling a shift in tone in one of the most important posts in the U.S. church.


Pulling safety gear from ambulances puts paramedics, public at risk, firefighters say

On the eve of a major upgrade in ambulance service, the Chicago Fire Department is making changes that, union leaders warn, could put the lives of paramedics and the public in danger. Self-contained breathing apparatus are being removed from all 75 Chicago ambulances. In addition, roughly 70 paramedics graduating from the fire academy on Sunday will not be issued fire helmets, boots and protective clothing, known as “bunker gear,” that are standard issue for firefighters.

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