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Boy, 9, killed in Greater Grand Crossing shooting

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A 9-year-old boy was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon in the backyard of an apartment building in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side, authorities said. More>>

Loop store window smashed, multiple phones stolen

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Police say someone broke in to a Loop retail store and stole multiple phones early Thursday. More>>

9-year-old killed, seven wounded in Wednesday shootings Video included

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A 9-year-old boy was killed Wednesday afternoon and seven others were wounded in city shootings throughout the day. More>>

Jackie Robinson West watch party planned for Thursday Video included

The city of Chicago plans to host another watch party for fans of Jackie Robinson West, the team playing in the Little League World Series. More>>

Affordable housing project begins in Chicago

U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro was in Chicago to break ground on a new public housing project. More>>

'Walking Dead' star part of traffic safety push

Illinois officials will trot out a TV star to emphasize holiday traffic safety. More>>

2 hurt in crash that shut down Tri-State overnight

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A four-vehicle crash on the Tri-State Tollway near south suburban Blue Island Wednesday night left two people injured and shut down the southbound lanes of the tollway into the early morning hours Thursday. More>>

Boy, 16, fatally crushed by brick wall in Alsip; 2 charged with trespassing

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A 16-year-old boy died early Wednesday when he was crushed between two brick walls at a closed construction company in south suburban Alsip. More>>

Young Chicago women dyeing their hair grey Video included

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Have you noticed the new trend? More young women are dyeing their hair grey.
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Activist Rob Greenfield 'dumpster dives' for food in Chicago Video included

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Ever heard the saying "one man's trash is another man's treasure?" Well, how about "one man's trash is another man's dinner?"
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Race for Chicago mayor shaping up Video included

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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis formally registered with the State Board of Elections on Wednesday. More>>

Jackie Robinson West will take on Philadelphia Thursday in LLWS Video included

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They may not be playing tonight, but Jackie Robinson West is still at the stadium in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. More>>

Harvey hostage situation ends peacefully, all victims rescued Video included

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A 20-hour police standoff ended Wednesday morning in south suburban Harvey when police stormed a home, freed four hostages and arrested two gunmen. More>>

Four people hospitalized after car hits Northfield Mariano's

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Four people were taken to hospitals Wednesday afternoon after a vehicle drove into a Mariano's grocery store in north suburban Northfield. More>>

N. Ill. man sentenced for impregnating girl, 12

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A northern Illinois man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after impregnating a 12-year-old girl. More>>

Autopsy: Elderly man, woman die in Bridgeport murder-suicide

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A man and woman died in what authorities called a “domestic-related murder-suicide” Tuesday night in the South Side Bridgeport neighborhood. More>>

Gov. Pat Quinn to raise money for ALS with another Pat Quinn

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is getting a hand from someone with a familiar name to raise money for Lou Gehrig's disease. More>>

Man charged with shooting girlfriend in both legs

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A man has been charged with attempted murder for shooting his girlfriend in both legs during an argument in July in the West Side Austin neighborhood, police said. More>>

At least 10 people hurt in South Shore bus crash

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At least ten people were injured in a CTA bus crash Wednesday afternoon in the South Shore neighborhood. More>>

Marijuana town hall attracts hundreds in Chicago

Northeastern Illinois University is the setting for the last of three town hall meetings about the application process for the state's medical marijuana program. More>>

Meet the fearless man behind viral Hancock footage Video included

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For some, it's more than 1,500 feet of nightmares - but for Danny Drozd, it's another day at the office. More>>

Des Plaines alderman, 29, dies of apparent stroke

A first-term alderman in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines has died of an apparent stroke. More>>

Man charged with young daughter’s murder dies in jail

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A man charged with the murder of his 8-year-old daughter last year died Tuesday at the Cook County Jail of an apparent heart attack, authorities said. More>>

Man found dead in NW Indiana campground's lake

Authorities say a 52-year-old man was found dead in a northwestern Indiana campground's lake after apparently going for a swim. More>>

Illinois schools see modest gains on ACT scores

The Illinois State Board of Education says Illinois' high school graduating class of 2014 earned a composite score of 20.7 on the ACT. More>>

Man shot, killed by police on Far South Side

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A man was shot and killed by Chicago Police on the Far South Side Tuesday night, officials said. More>>

Norridge burglary suspect dies in New York jail

Authorities say a Chicago-area woman has died in custody two days after she and three other suspects in a burglary ring were arrested in central New York. More>>

Cubs fan celebrates 100th birthday throwing out first pitch

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A Chicago woman had the honor of sharing her 100th birthday with Wrigley Field.
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New details emerge in Bali suitcase murder

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As the body of the Chicago woman killed in Bali returns to the United States, a published report reveals new information about the people involved in the murder.
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SUV hits police roadblock near Harvey standoff

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One person was injured when an SUV crashed into a police car blocking a road near an ongoing standoff in south suburban Harvey early Wednesday. More>>

Jackie Robinson West defeats Texas to advance in LLWS Video included

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The magic continues for Jackie Robinson West. More>>

Homeless man reunited with family, gets second chance at life Video included

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Tommie Miller has been homeless in Chicago for 18 years, and for 16 of those years, he lived under a bridge. More>>

Viral video reveals human skin through ultraviolet lens Video included

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Chicago only has a few months of warm and sunny weather each year, and spending time outdoors can feel good after a long winter. However, do you really know what the sun does to your skin?
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International Orangutan Day Brings Awareness to Endangered Species Video included

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Tuesday was International Orangutan Day.
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Judge throws out more red light camera tickets on Tuesday Video included

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday defended the city's controversial red light camera program. However, more red light camera tickets were also thrown out today. More>>

Police: Head-on crash kills one, injures another in Beecher

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One person is dead and another injured after a head-on crash Tuesday afternoon in south suburban Beecher, according to police. More>>

Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

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Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. More>>

Emanuel: 57 public schools get air conditioning

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Chicago officials say classroom air conditioning has been installed in 57 public schools, with 29 more scheduled to get it by the end of October. More>>

Eight hurt in South Side bus crash

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Eight people were injured in a bus crash Tuesday afternoon in the Beverly neighborhood on the Southwest Side. More>>

Jackie Robinson West advances after defeating Rhode Island Video included

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Jackie Robinson West took on the team from Rhode Island in the Little League World Series Monday night, and won. More>>

Aurora police investigate Sunday shootings

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Police in west suburban Aurora are investigating four shootings which happened on Sunday, the Beacon-News is reporting. More>>

Rauner urges quick decision on term limits measure

Advocates for term limits in Illinois say the state Supreme Court likely will decide whether the issue can appear on the November ballot, no matter how an appeals court rules. More>>

Georgia man arrested with handgun in carry-on at Midway

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A Georgia man was arrested after TSA officials found a handgun in his carry-on luggage Monday at Midway Airport. More>>

Law aims to prevent student athlete concussions

High school coaches and athletic directors will have to take concussion training courses under a new Illinois law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn. More>>

Police officer kills dog during chase on South Side

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A Chicago Police officer shot and killed a dog while chasing a robbery suspect Monday morning on the South Side. More>>

Police: Three shot — one fatally — in Auburn Gresham

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A man was shot dead and two other people were wounded in a shooting in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood Monday night. More>>

Martin Scorcese's daughter jumping into Chicago acting scene Video included

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She's a local Chicago actress with a last name that might sound familiar – Scorsese. More>>

Body of woman slain on Bali to be flown to US

The body of an American woman will be flown to the United States after her daughter and the daughter's boyfriend were accused of killing her on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. More>>

Couple married by Paul McCartney on stage Video included

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A woman from Schererville, Ind. and her fiance recently got hitched by Sir Paul McCartney on stage.
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Mayor Emanuel critics scurry to find 2015 opponent

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Rahm Emanuel swept into the Chicago mayor's office with support from across the city, a nod from favorite son Barack Obama and a promise - some might say a threat - to tackle Chicago's many problems with the same ferocity that made him at times feared in national politics. More>>

Community Health network hacked, patients' information stolen Video included

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It is estimated that every single person in America will have their personal information stolen at least once in their lives.
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Deerfield, Highland Park under water ban

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Two northern suburbs were placed under a water ban Tuesday morning.
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Two stabbed in Gary dispute over noise

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Two men were stabbed, one critically, in an argument early Monday that stemmed from an argument about loud music. More>>

4 from Illinois charged in New York burglaries

Authorities say they've arrested four people from the Chicago area in connection with multiple burglaries committed in central New York. More>>

Are Village Officials in Summit misusing taxpayer dollars? Video included

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If you find yourself needing a loan, you'd probably go to a bank. However, Village Officials in Southwest Suburban Summit found another way to get some fast cash -- from taxpayers. More>>

  • The Americans with Charlie LeDuffMore>>

  • The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: Ferguson - what now?

    The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: Ferguson - what now?

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-08-21 11:32:08 GMT
    The streets in Ferguson are calming now. The Attorney General of the United States has arrived. The media will soon get distracted with the next catastrophe, and Ferguson will go on. There will be a trial probably. Will it be enough?
    The streets in Ferguson are calming now. The Attorney General of the United States has arrived. The media will soon get distracted with the next catastrophe, and Ferguson will go on. There will be a trial probably. Will it be enough?
  • The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: A righteous voice from the Ferguson chaos

    The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: A righteous voice from the Ferguson chaos

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:21:50 GMT
    Charlie heads to the frontlines of Ferguson and finds a voice of reason and bravery against impossible odds.
    Charlie heads to the frontlines of Ferguson and finds a voice of reason and bravery against impossible odds.
  • The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: NAFTA

    The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: NAFTA

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:33 AM EDT2014-08-14 11:33:57 GMT
    NAFTA is 20 years old. Back then it promised us it would create jobs for all of us and stop the wave of illegal immigration from Mexico. So what happened to those jobs and why are the immigrants still coming?
    NAFTA is 20 years old. Back then it promised us it would create jobs for all of us and stop the wave of illegal immigration from Mexico. So what happened to those jobs and why are the immigrants still coming?
  • EducationMore>>

  • Illinois schools see modest gains on ACT scores

    Illinois schools see modest gains on ACT scores

    The Illinois State Board of Education says Illinois' high school graduating class of 2014 earned a composite score of 20.7 on the ACT.
    The Illinois State Board of Education says Illinois' high school graduating class of 2014 earned a composite score of 20.7 on the ACT.
  • Emanuel: 57 public schools get air conditioning

    Emanuel: 57 public schools get air conditioning

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:25:01 GMT
    Chicago officials say classroom air conditioning has been installed in 57 public schools, with 29 more scheduled to get it by the end of October.
    Chicago officials say classroom air conditioning has been installed in 57 public schools, with 29 more scheduled to get it by the end of October.
  • Illinois colleges to be smoke-free indoors and out

    Illinois colleges to be smoke-free indoors and out

    Sunday, August 17 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-08-17 14:52:15 GMT
    Students at Illinois' public colleges will no longer be permitted to light up on campus starting next summer.
    Students at Illinois' public colleges will no longer be permitted to light up on campus starting next summer.

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