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  • Step 1: Place an order for a DNA Testing Service
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    Either at our DNA Testing Center in Illinois or at your home, our trained DNA Test collectors will obtain a sample of DNA by simply rubbing on the inside of the mouth with an item similar to a Q-top. The testing process is very quick. After a few minutes of paperwork, you will be well on your way as your DNA is packaged for processing.
  • Step 4: DNA Laboratory Processing
    Samples are overnight shipped from Illinois to our testing facilities. Our lab technicians generate a "DNA Profile" for each person tested. The lab usually completes the testing within 3 days.
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    As soon as the results are ready, we'll send you via email a lab certified PDF copy of the results. If any other party needs access to the results, we will email them as well. Many courts will accept an emailed version of the results; however hard copies are also available.
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16 Jul 2019 at 10:14 pm
Chicago chef and restaurant owner Eddy Cheung in 2003 at the Phoenix in Chinatown. “He was one of the first to offer a Hong Kong- or even Toronto-style dim sum,” according to Steve Dolinsky, ABC7’s “Hungry Hound.” | Jim Frost / Sun-Times He ran the Phoenix in Chinatown until 2015 and, since 2016, Jade Court on South Racine Avenue, which is closed ‘till further notice’ while his family figures out its future. Restaurateur Eddy Cheung had a rule. “If you wouldn’t eat it,” he’d say, “don’t serve it.” Fresh and delicious was how things had to be at his Jade Court restaurant at 626 S. Racine Ave., the last in a string of restaurants he founded after immigrating from Hong Kong, first in Toronto and later to Chicago. Before opening Jade Court in 2016, he operated the Phoenix at 2131 S. Archer Ave., acclaimed for dim sum served from carts that were bustled through the restaurant trailing fragrant steam. Mr. Cheung, who was 69 and lived in Chinatown, died of a heart attack June 27, according to his daughter Carol. She said Jade Court is closed “till further notice” while the family figures out its future. Mr. Cheung was an innovator, offering authentic Chinese dishes, according to Steve Dolinsky, who reports on food for ABC7 Chicago as the “Hungry Hound.” “He was one of the first to offer a Hong Kong- or even Toronto-style dim sum,” Dolinsky said. “The carts are moving around the room, there’s a lot of options, and there’s just a lot of turnover,” so the selections are fresh. Dolinsky said he’d urge diners to try new things, offering samples and saying, “ ‘We just got a [cook] who moved here from Hong Kong, he’s making this special steamed dumpling, and I want you to try them.’ ” “It made him happy to see people enjoy good food,” said his daughter, who works the front of the house. Provided photo He kept a close eye on the tables as well as the kitchen. “He would just do a quick scan around a room, and he’d know what they needed — they need water, they need tea, they need sauces,” his daughter said. Mr. Cheung didn’t mask good ingredients with a lot of spices or use ready-made Asian condiments like XO sauce. “He always made sure we had the dried shrimp and dried scallops” to make his own, his daughter said. WLS-AM radio host Mancow Muller said he found Mr. Cheung “inspirational.” “His best advice was: ‘There’s good days; there’s bad days. You just don’t stop.’ ” “Eddy Cheung was a true father figure,” said John Bruce Yeh, a clarinetist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. “His menu recommendations were always spot-on, featuring the freshest ingredients, prepared perfectly.” “He was a symbol of the American dream,” said former Ald. Bob Fioretti. “A hardworking entrepreneur, so talented. His food was a gift to all of us.” Born Chi Ping Cheung in China, young Eddy was the oldest of nine children in his Cantonese family. He was raised in Hong Kong. His father Chung Sang Cheung was a chef, and the Cheungs owned a soybean farm where relatives made tofu. One time, a monkey wandered into their home. They kept it as a pet, and sometimes, Carol Cheung said, “There’d be monkey prints on the tubs of tofu.” Mr. Cheung came to the United States at 19 to study at North Carolina State University. He named Carol, his oldest child, for that state. In exchange for a place to stay, he worked for a North Carolina family, who his daughter said told him, “You’re horrible at cleaning the house, but you’re a very good cook.” Provided photo Eddy Cheung holding his daughter Carol at his graduation from North Carolina State University. When he immigrated, his daughter said, “He was so skinny” — 5-feet-10 and 110 pounds. Then, she said, “He discovered fried chicken and Krispy Kreme.” In college, he married Denny, his childhood sweetheart from Hong Kong. She later was a hostess at his restaurants. After college, he moved to New York, working in Chinatown, where he washed dishes, bused tables and learned the restaurant business. He moved to Toronto in the 1970s, opening a takeout place where the big seller was fried chicken wings, then his first sitdown restaurant, named, like his last one in Chicago, Jade Court, with his mother Kitty Cheung cooking tofu dishes from the family farm. He soon opened the three-story Mandarin Palace, specializing in Hong Kong dim sum and barbecue. Provided photo Eddy Cheung with his daughter Carol and his late wife Denny at his first takeout restaurant in Toronto.Visiting Chicago, he spotted the place on Archer Avenue where he would open the Phoenix, which her ran from about 1996 to 2015, his daughter said. In 2000, when he helped introduce bubble tea to Chicago, he explained it this way: “It’s like the Starbucks of Asia.” In 2009, boasting of his bird’s nest soup, he told the Sun-Times: “When you are sick, this is what you eat to help you recover.” Mr. Cheung, whose first wife died in 2016, is also survived by his wife Helen Lee, another daughter, Tiffany, sons Derek and Kelvin, a chef in Mumbai, and four grandchildren. His family placed a golf putter, golf glove and golf balls in his casket, plus a model horse. He’d been part-owner of racehorses in Toronto, where his jockey had a Mandarin Palace logo on his racing silks. Provided photo Eddie Cheung in the kitchen of his original Jade Court restaurant, in Toronto.
16 Jul 2019 at 9:50 pm
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson talk to reporters outside the police academy last month. | Fran Spielman/Chicago Sun-Times If fatalities and shootings are the measuring stick, nine dead and 32 shot is not the kind of report card likely to keep the CPD superintendent in his job long-term. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday it “feels like we’re losing the streets” after another violent summer weekend that saw 32 people shot and nine people killed. Lightfoot wasn’t around for this week’s version of what she likes to call “Accountability Monday,” when she summons Johnson and his leadership team to City Hall to hold their feet to the fire. It’s a good thing for Johnson Lightfoot was in New York attending the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. If fatalities and shootings are Lightfoot’s measuring stick, nine dead and 32 shot is not the kind of report card likely to keep Johnson in his job on a long-term basis. “I do continue to have faith in Superintendent Johnson. But it’s not secret that I’m pushing him and his leadership team to do better,” the mayor said. “You have to look at the long-term trends and one weekend does not a trend make. But, we’ve now had a couple of weekends since I became mayor where it feels like we’re losing the streets. And it’s an issue that I push them on and have concerns about.” Lightfoot pointedly committed to keeping Johnson through the summer, but has made no promises beyond that. She wants to see how the summer goes. So far, not so good. Columnists from both major newspapers are speculating about a changing of the guard at the Chicago Police Department. Lightfoot said Tuesday she’s aware of the speculation about Johnson’s future, but refused to tip her hand, saying only that she and her top aides are “asking the hard questions and we’re not resting with superficial answers.” “We want to know, not only what the problem is. The problem is quite obvious. But what we’re also pushing people to look at is, what are the solutions? What are you doing to adapt to the changing circumstances on the street?” the mayor said. After “flooding the zone” over Memorial Day weekend with 1,200 more police officers and 100 events and youth programs as alternative activities, Lightfoot came away with results tragically similar to previous years. That prompted her to lower the bar, tying Chicago’s never-ending cycle of gang violence to what she called “systemic disinvestment” in South and West Side neighborhoods. Tuesday, Lightfoot returned to that theme. She homed in on a problem so deeply entrenched in Chicago, it’ll take years to produce even the early results of a turnaround that has an impact on crime. “What we’re seeing is the manifestation of a lot of disinvestment, a lot of poverty and a lot of poverty of soul — not just material wealth,” the mayor said. “When we have calls for Streets and San to take off graffiti as quickly as possible, or else there may be [more violence] because somebody will respond in retaliation to graffiti, it tells you the desperate circumstances that we are in as a community and how we need to be much more holistic in thinking about how we reach these mostly young men and young men of color.” The mayor acknowledged solving those problems are “on all of us” — not just on Chicago police. “You’re gonna continue to see me linking the issues, not just with law enforcement response, but a more comprehensive response because, until we change the desperate circumstances in communities like Austin, North Lawndale, Englewood and Roseland—and that’s just a sample of the list--we’re gonna continue to see these problems,” Lightfoot said. Three years ago, an end-run around the Police Board’s nationwide search for a replacement for fired Police Supt. Garry McCarthy allowed Mayor Rahm Emanuel to pluck Johnson out of obscurity, even though Johnson didn’t seek the job. Emanuel pulled it off by rejecting all three finalists chosen by the Police Board after a first nationwide search and by persuading the City Council to cancel the charade of a second nationwide search required by law. At the time, the Police Board president was Lori Lightfoot. In March, Johnson made the case to keep his $260,044-a-year job. “The reason it’s so difficult to change police cultures is because the leadership changes so often. Every three years you have to start over again,” Johnson told the Chicago Sun-Times. “It’s gonna take, like, five to seven years to change a culture, a mentality. I don’t want to stay here seven years. But in two more years, we’ll be in a solid place.” Johnson needs one more year to be fully vested in his pension as superintendent. But he emphatically denied that’s what’s behind his desire to stay.
16 Jul 2019 at 9:20 pm
Melody Spann Cooper, the president of WVON-Radio, the city’s only black-owned station. | Provided photo The liquor commission’s chairman and commissioners — six in total — are appointed to six-year terms by the governor, and require confirmation by the Illinois Senate. Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday named Melody Spann Cooper — the owner of Chicago’s only African-American owned radio station, WVON-AM — a commissioner to the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. Spann Cooper is the chairman of Midway Broadcasting Corp., parent owner of WVON-AM 1690, which she bought in 1999. She has also served as commissioner of the Illinois Bicentennial Commission and co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Council for the Obama Library Foundation. Spann Cooper is an executive board member of The National Association of Black-Owned Broadcasters; a board member for Chicago’s tourism board, Choose Chicago and a trustee of the Museum of Science & Industry, according to her biography. In a statement, Pritzker’s office said the appointment builds “on a strong team of diverse experts in their fields.” The liquor commission’s chairman and commissioners — six in total — are appointed to six-year terms by the governor, and require confirmation by the Illinois Senate. The commission holds formal hearings on violations form state liquor inspectors and hears appeals challenging local liquor commissioner orders, according to the commission. Commissioners are paid $34,053 per year, while the chairman is paid $38,917. As of Tuesday, there were three vacancies on the commission. The term of Constance Beard, who chairs the commission, ends on Feb. 10, 2020. Beard led the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce Tax Institute, and also served as director of the Illinois Department of Revenue under former Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.
16 Jul 2019 at 8:53 pm
Scott Cisek, executive director of the Cook County Democratic Party, passes out resumes of judicial candidates to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle; then Party Chairman Joe Berrios and Ald. Edward M. Burke (14th) at Plumbers Union Hall in 2011. | John J. Kim/Sun-Times Preckwinkle was tied to the veteran alderman earlier this year, when it was revealed in a 37-page criminal complaint that Burke leaned on a pair of Burger King franchise executives to attend a fundraiser for her. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has purged $33,250 from her campaign coffers, the last remaining contributions that her team tracked down from a fundraiser hosted by embattled 14th Ward Ald. Ed Burke. Nine contributions were returned in April, May and June ranging from $250 from Citizens for Accountability to $20,000 from the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers’ Local Union 130, according to a disclosure report that was filed Monday with the Illinois State Board of Elections. Scott Kastrup, Preckwinkle’s political director, said the campaign reached out to people whose checks hadn’t been cashed and reissued some of them to make sure “everyone who wanted their money back got their money back.” Some declined to take the money back. That money, estimated at a few thousand dollars, will be donated to four charities: Response Now, South Suburban PADS, Ford Heights Community Service and the Black Ensemble Theater, Kastrup said. Preckwinkle was tied to the veteran alderman earlier this year, when it was revealed in a 37-page criminal complaint that Burke leaned on a pair of Burger King franchise executives to attend a fundraiser for her. She vowed to give back the $116,000 from that fundraiser. Though Preckwinkle was not accused of wrongdoing, the allegation stymied the Hyde Park Democrat’s bid to succeed former Mayor Rahm Emanuel and became part of her opponents’ attacks on her record and ability to run the city. A senior adviser to Preckwinkle previously told the Chicago Sun-Times that the fundraiser, held at Burke’s Southwest Side home in January 2018, was “the result of a friendship between Preckwinkle and Burke’s wife, Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke” and their “shared passion” for criminal justice reform. That comment dragged Justice Burke into the fundraiser fallout. Jeffrey Orr, the son of former Cook County Clerk David Orr, filed a complaint with the state’s Judicial Inquiry Board, arguing that that adviser’s comments “implicated Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke in potential violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct.” Justice Burke was later cleared in that complaint. Despite the loss in the mayoral race to Lori Lightfoot, Preckwinkle announced late last month that she would be seeking a fourth term at the helm of the county. “When I decided to run for mayor I realized there were a lot of things I still wanted to do,” Preckwinkle said. “I think there’s a lot of good work that I can still do.”
16 Jul 2019 at 8:45 pm
Boats and kayaks on the Chicago River. An “open swim” in the river is in the works for this fall. | Mark Brown/Sun-Times Doug McConnell hoped to organize an open-water swim this September but couldn’t get city approval in time. Most Chicagoans wouldn’t dream of swimming in the Chicago River. Doug McConnell wants to change that. But convincing the departments of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Transportation and Fleet and Facility Management — not to mention the city’s Office of Emergency Management and the U.S. Coast Guard, among others — to let him jump in has proved much more difficult than expected. McConnell and his co-organizer Don Macdonald hoped to organize a 2.4-mile open-water swim in the Chicago River this fall. Then the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events notified the team last week that the big swim would have to wait. The new goal for the swim is September 2020. “What we’re asking for is pretty atypical,” McConnell said. “Because it hasn’t been done for nearly 100 years, there isn’t a defined path that you’re supposed to take to get something like this approved. So I can understand why the city departments were a little betwixt and between about who the right department to talk to was.” McConnell said he will use the extra year to line up sponsors for the event, which he estimates could cost $150,000. He hopes companies that have buildings along the river, as well as those with environmental interests, will want to support the swim. Provided Doug McConnell “We’re not looking for just a single event, what we really want to do is get this done right so that we can turn this into one annual event to really showcase the river and the city,” he said. McConnell said the swim would raise money for research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. The event will also raise money for Make A Splash, which provides swimming lessons for children. McConnell’s concept for an open-water swim is far from half baked. He is an open-water swimming expert and has swum all around the world, including in the English Channel and New York’s Hudson River. He thought, “Why couldn’t we do this in the Chicago River?” McConnell eventually landed on a route that begins at Ping Tom Memorial Park in Chinatown and ends at the Clark Street Bridge in the Loop. McConnell expects the inaugural swim will be open to about 200 experienced swimmers. “We want to make sure that people can swim 2.4 miles, and that they aren’t going to get wigged out by murky water,” he said. The “murky water” is a major concern for most people when it comes to the Chicago River. McConnell said the biggest challenge isn’t the quality of the water itself but rather convincing skeptics that it is clean enough to swim in. Thomas Minarik, an aquatic biologist with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, said even though the water quality in the Chicago River has improved, there are still safety concerns like boat traffic and currents in the river that could pose problems for the swimmers. Even though the river has become safer for recreation, Minarik said any natural body of water has a potential for bacteria to become dangerous. “There’s always going to be a risk,” he said. “There’s a reason why people chlorinate their pools on a regular basis.” The organizers put together a 70-page safety plan that includes ways to get swimmers out of the water in an emergency as well as protecting them from river traffic. McConnell said the open-swim is meant to be a celebration of how much the water quality in the river has improved since the 1970s due to numerous restoration efforts. Chicago hosted a series of competitive swims to showcase the newly clean river after the direction of the river was reversed in 1900, he said. “Now we’ve come full circle,” he said. “The river is once again clean, so let’s celebrate that.”