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Boy, 3, shot in West Garfield Park home

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A 3-year-old boy was shot Friday night inside a home in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. More>>

Trail attack suspect pleads not guilty to sexual abuse charges

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A Waukegan man accused of attacking a woman on the Des Plaines River Trail near Libertyville in June has pleaded not guilty to several felony charges of sexual abuse.
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Storm dumped 'too much rain in too little time,' official says Video included

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The Chicago area was hit with several inches of rain Thursday night into Friday, prompting temporary road closures and delays for commuters.
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Bannockburn mayor resigns amid sexual misconduct probe

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James Barkemeyer, mayor of north suburban Bannockburn for more than seven years, stepped down unexpectedly Friday.
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2 gunmen with criminal pasts charged in Harvey hostage case Video included

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A convicted murderer who was on electronic home monitoring as a condition of his parole was one of two men charged late Thursday with taking six children and two women hostage after a shootout with Harvey Police this week. More>>

Driver trapped in semi for 2 1/2 hours after I-94 rollover

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A semi rolled over and crashed into a heavily wooded area on the west side of Interstate 94 near north suburban Wadsworth during the Friday morning rush. More>>

8 gang members indicted on racketeering charges

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Federal prosecutors in Illinois and Indiana have announced the indictment on racketeering charges of eight members and associates of a street gang operating in the states. More>>

DuPage officials take injured duck under their wing

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A duck found injured in DuPage County will live to waddle another day thanks to the efforts of a concerned citizen, sheriff's police and animal control officials. More>>

Nov. ballot certified without term limits question

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The Illinois State Board of Elections has certified the Nov. 4 ballot without the inclusion of a question asking voters whether state lawmakers should have term limits. More>>

Coroner seeks public help identifying male found dead in Gary

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Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying a body found in Gary, Ind. on Thursday. More>>

Cardinal George to get experimental cancer drug

The Archdiocese of Chicago says Cardinal Francis George is trying an experimental drug to treat his cancer. More>>

Chief Keef wanted on warrant for missing DUI court hearing

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Chicago rapper Chief Keef missed a court hearing Friday for a municipal traffic ticket for driving under the influence of marijuana, spurring a Lake County judge to issue a $50,000 bench warrant for his arrest. More>>

Weekend construction to affect Blue, Green lines

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Construction will suspend “L” service this weekend on parts of the CTA's Green and Blue lines – the latter to wrap up track improvements as part of the $492 million Your New Blue project. More>>

State's Attorney: Officer-involved shooting in Zion 'legally justified'

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The non-fatal shooting of a Wisconsin man by a north suburban police in June has been ruled legally justified by the Lake County state's attorney's office. More>>

United flight to Chicago makes emergency landing

A United Express flight from St. Louis to Chicago made an emergency landing in Peoria after the cabin lost air pressure. More>>

Report: State agency broke hiring rules for years

The state's top ethics investigator says the Illinois Department of Transportation improperly hired more than 250 employees in the past decade. More>>

Anti-Cruelty Society waiving pet fees to 'Empty the Shelter' Video included

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In an effort to find some furry friends a loving home, the Anti-Cruelty Society is waiving pet fees Friday and Saturday! More>>

South Loop man accused of biting 2 people at Lollapalooza

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A South Loop man was ordered held in lieu of $60,000 bail Thursday for allegedly biting a man's arm and another's shin during Lollapalooza. More>>

Mini Abe takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Woah! He's the face of Illinois - so it was only a matter of time before Mini Abe was called on to take the Ice Bucket Challenge! More>>

Chicagoans gather to cheer on their LLWS heroes Video included

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It was the third watch party at the Ray and Joan Kroc Center, and all eyes were on the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars. More>>

Villa Park gets more than $430,000 in US firefighting grant

Villa Park in suburban Chicago has been awarded a $432,000 federal grant to purchase vehicles for its fire department. More>>

Archdiocese cool to ice bucket challenge

The Archdiocese of Chicago is a little cool on the Ice Bucket Challenge that has recently gone viral on social media and raised millions for the ALS Association. More>>

Third man charged with attempted murder of 15-year-old

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Bond was denied for the third person charged with stabbing a 15-year-old boy and dumping him in a trash can earlier this year in the Little Village neighborhood because he refused to join a gang. More>>

Racist graffiti appears on Chicago night club building Video included

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A debate over a bar has turned ugly. More>>

Romney and Ryan reunite at Chicago appearance

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Congressman Paul Ryan is weighing a presidential bid but says he would love to see Mitt Romney run again.
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Boy, 9, killed in Greater Grand Crossing shooting Video included

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Chicago Police spent Thursday working with the community to find those responsible for gunning down 9-year-old Antonio Smith. More>>

Traffic Watch: Friday morning's commute

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Life on the North Side just got a little more difficult. More>>

Boy, 17, shot in Evanston

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Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the person who shot a 17-year-old boy Sunday evening in north suburban Evanston. More>>

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

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One of three teens who were trying to steal metal rods from a south suburban construction business died early Wednesday when 34,000-pound concrete and brick panels fell and pinned him. More>>

Hostess closing bakery that created the Twinkie

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About 400 people will lose their jobs and a piece of American baking history will shut down when Hostess Brands closes the suburban Chicago bakery where the Twinkie was invented. 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>>

Michael Jordan takes Ice Bucket Challenge, calls out Dream Team

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Jordan completed the challenge, and called out some of the greatest players of all-time.
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Man charged with young daughter’s murder dies in jail

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An autopsy Wednesday was inconclusive on a man who died at the Cook County Jail Tuesday while awaiting trial in the murder of his 8-year-old daughter. More>>

Death of man fatally shot by police in Riverdale ruled homicide

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A man who was shot and killed by Chicago Police Tuesday night in the Far South Side Riverdale neighborhood has been identified as a 21-year-old from the Far South Side. More>>

$25,000 reward offered for arrest of Bolingbrook bank robber

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The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who shot a bank employee during a robbery at a southwest suburban bank. More>>

Cooking with Corey: Mario's Lemonade Stand Video included

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The one and only Mario's Lemonade Stand has been a staple on Taylor Street for decades.
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States' share of bank settlement totals $300M

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the state will receive $300 million in its share of a national settlement with Bank of America. More>>

Mark Duplass of 'The League' talks Fantasy Football and Chicago Video included

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A couple of friends playing Fantasy Football in Chicago - for many of us, it's the story of our lives.
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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>>

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>>

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 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>>

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>>

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