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Ill. unemployment remains 3rd highest, despite five-year drop Video included

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Unemployment in Illinois last month dropped to the lowest level in five years, though it remained 3rd highest of any state. More>>

McCarthy, City ask court to reverse HR board`s decision, reject CPD applicants

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Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is asking a court to overturn a city Board of Human Resources ruling allowing three people to become police officers. More>>

Tough winter leaves behind garbage `eyesore` on I-290 Video included

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Nothing says spring like trash on the road. The snow is gone, and the garbage is left. The complaints have been fast and furious. More>>

Food Depository recognizes homeless shelter volunteer Video included

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Sometimes everybody needs a helping hand. But sometimes those people are giving back while they are getting help. More>>

Honda launches animated anti-texting video

In order to bring the more awareness to not texting and driving, Honda created a new public service announcement that's different than many of the ones you've probably seen. More>>

Illinois approved for No Child Left Behind waiver

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Illinois has obtained a waiver from some parts of federal No Child Left Behind education law. More>>

Quinn grants 43 clemency requests

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ov. Pat Quinn has taken action on about 100 clemency petitions, granting 43 and denying 65. More>>

Teen dies after being pulled from Crystal Lake pond Video included

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A 15-year-old boy was in a pond for more than 90 minutes Thursday night before divers were able to find him and pull him from the water in northwest suburban Crystal Lake. More>>

Cook County issues 1,000th gay marriage license

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Cook County has issued its 1,000th marriage license to a same-sex couple. More>>

Shopper, kids among 5 hurt when truck hits store Video included

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A crash sent a pickup careening into a storefront, pinning a shopper and injuring a total of five people Friday afternoon in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood. More>>

Spike in mumps cases reported across Illinois

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Public health officials are investigating a sharp increase in the number of mumps cases recorded in central Illinois. More>>

St. Charles massage parlor worker charged with prostitution

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A west suburban woman working at a massage parlor was arrested on a prostitution charge Thursday. More>>

Man accused of Facebook sexual assaults to stand trial

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A Chicago man accused of sexually assaulting women he met online is expected to stand trial Friday. More>>

Police find 'missing statue' wasn't really missing

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The Chicago Police Department was investigating the disappearance of the Irv Kupcinetstatue when they learned the statue was not missing after all. The Chicago Police Department began the investigation More>>

Way of the Cross marks Good Friday in Chicago

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Good Friday is the most somber day of the year for Christians, when they mark the crucifixion and death of Jesus. More>>

Man charged in attack of senior citizen on train

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A Chicago man has been charged with attacking a senior citizen on a CTA Yellow Line train in Skokie last month. More>>

Police adding bikes to foot patrols in effort to curb violence Video included

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy will address the public Friday morning regarding Operation Impact. More>>

Recipe: Key lime pie cookie cups Video included

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Jocelyn Delk Adams of the baking blog Grandbaby Cakes joined us on Good Day Chicago to show us how to make delicious key lime pie cookie cups. More>>

Naperville squad car gets stuck atop boulder near Taco Bell

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And you thought you were having a bad day. More>>

Illinois may have connection to Missouri highway shootings

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Police in Kansas City say they have arrested a man believed to be responsible for a series of highway shootings in the area. More>>

Report: Number of single moms in US doubles

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A recent report shows the number of babies born to unmarried mothers has more than doubled since the 1980s. More>>

Boy, 12, shot on far South Side Thursday night

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Chicago Police are investigating after a 12-year-old boy was shot on the city's far South Side Thursday night. More>>

Tinder causing concern among parents Video included

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Fox 32's Tisha Lewis reports, on a scale between 1 and 10, Naperville police rate the problem of dating sites being used by underage students in school an eight. More>>

Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language

Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that angered gun owners. More>>

Mystery surrounds pension fund in Stone Park Video included

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Gritty Stone Park doesn't seem like the kind of place where you would find magic, but amazingly the entire Village Board vanished when FOX 32 News started asking questions about its pension fund. More>>

New Jordan kicks revealed

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Michael Jordan said his new shoes are like a Ferrari, in the sense that they cost a lot of money. More>>

Orange Line construction to disrupt weekend service

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Service at the Halsted and Roosevelt Orange Line station will be temporarily suspended over the course of five different weekends starting Friday. More>>

Funding for Illinois school education under fire Video included

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Chicago, the suburbs and downstate fight fiercely over school funding every year in the State Capitol. However, they all agree on this: it's a lousy way to divvy up the money. More>>

Pastor with religious message carries cross through Lakeview Video included

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A Chicago minister is taking a unique approach to Lent, carrying a cross through his neighborhood talking to people about God. The lunch-time walks started on Ash Wednesday, March 5th. More>>

Environmental groups file suit to halt Illiana Tollway project

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A pair of environmental groups are suing to halt development on the proposed Illiana Tollway, claiming state authorities haven't received the necessary approval for the project they claim will expose the region to "environmental devastation." More>>

Chipotle to Hike Prices Amid Higher Beef, Avocado Costs

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Chipotle (CMG) is raising prices across its menu of Mexican-style food for the first time in three years, after a surge in beef and avocado prices lifted food costs in the first quarter. More>>

Group searching for site to put George Lucas museum

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Mayor Emanuel announced members of the task force that will assist in the process of exploring a potential site for the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum. More>>

Suit: Chicago, Glenview cops lied under oath

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A 23-year-old man filed a federal lawsuit Thursday claiming his constitutional rights were violated after several police officers lied under oath during a hearing at a Cook County courthouse. More>>

Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum Video included

An Illinois House committee has advanced a plan to devote $100 million in state funds to help bring President Barack Obama's presidential museum and library to Chicago. More>>

Study: Men with unique beards found more attractive

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Men who have beards should keep notice of surrounding beard styles in society in order to do the opposite and look their best, a new study suggests. More>>

Sneak peek into the revitalization of Jackson Park

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Chicago has more exciting park news. More>>

$6M renovation for Illinois Math and Science Academy dorms

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Residence halls at the Illinois Math and Science Academy in west suburban Aurora will see a major facelift. More>>

Gov. Quinn announces $23M in funding for Chicago-area road projects

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Gov. Pat Quinn announced nearly $23 million in funding Thursday for construction projects in Cook, DuPage, Lake and McHenry counties. More>>

Police: Two Boys found after mother abducted them from SW Side Video included

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Police have located two boys and their mother in eastern Wisconsin after the mother took them from the Southwest Side Wednesday night. More>>

Northwestern responds to union

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Northwestern University released a statement Thursday in response to the union hoping to represent Northwestern football players. More>>

Semi driver released after hit and run that killed boy, 12 Video included

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A young boy was killed in a hit-and-run crash with a semi truck Wednesday afternoon in northwest Indiana. More>>

Lake Station mayor, wife charged with stealing from city

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The mayor of Lake Station, Ind. and his wife surrendered to authorities Thursday morning at the Hammond Federal Courthouse. More>>

Teen charged after man shot, robbed in Washington Heights

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A 17-year-old boy has been charged with shooting and robbing a man last month in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the South Side. More>>

Consumers warned of fake Boston bombing charities

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The Better Business Bureau is warning people about charity scams related to last year's Boston Marathon bombings as the 2014 race approaches. More>>

Locals celebrate National Kite Month Video included

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April is National Kite Month, a flying sign that we're escaping the cold grasp of one of the worst winters in Chicago history. More>>

Teen charged as adult in 14 year old's shooting

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A 14-year-old boy was shot multiple times Wednesday evening in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. More>>

Blackhawks chairman funds Northwestern performing arts center

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Chicago Blackhawks chairman William Rockwell "Rocky" Wirtz and his wife announced they will create an endowment fund that will fund student and faculty projects in the Theatre and Interpretation Center at Northwestern. More>>

Police searching for man who attacked senior citizen

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Police are searching for a man who reportedly attacked a senior citizen on a CTA yellow line train in March. More>>

Two Waukegan officers injured during couple's fight

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Two police officers were injured early Wednesday when they responded to a call of a couple fighting in north suburban Waukegan. More>>

4 students charged for sexual assault of girl, 15

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Four students from Woodstock are facing charges for the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl. Police officials say the boys assaulted the girl at a Christmas and New Year's Eve party in December. Officials More>>

CTA moving forward with red line improvements Video included

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More improvements are coming to Chicago's transit system. More>>

IIT Hackathon winners aim to change campus life Video included

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Just imagine – you're confined to a room for one day and the goal is to create something, anything, that could change life on campus for college students in Chicago and beyond. More>>

New report: Taxpayers owe $56B in unfunded retiree health care costs Video included

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A new study forecasts that health insurance for retired state employees will cost billions of dollars more than previously thought. More>>

Bloomingdale Trail: Innovative project takes parks to new heights Video included

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The Bloomingdale Rail Line was designed to keep people and trains safe by separating them. Now, what was once a barrier between communities will bring them together. More>>

Chicago police officers save two boys from burning fire Video included

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Chicago police officer Samantha Smith and her partner officer Kevin Tate were heading back to the station Tuesday evening when they saw smoke billowing out of a West Pullman building. More>>

Bond denied for man charged with Boystown sex assault

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A South Side man has been charged with sexually assaulting and robbing a woman at knifepoint in the North Side Boystown neighborhood Monday afternoon. More>>

`Cats at Work` project using feral cats to catch rats Video included

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After this long cold winter, Chicago's rats are rearing their ugly heads in alleys and yards once again. But some homeowners say they've got an old-fashioned solution that'll keep them away. More>>

Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

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Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has banked more than $6 million for his 2014 re-election campaign. More>>

Kirk will campaign for Oberweis in Senate race

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U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he'll now campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, weeks after saying he wouldn't actively campaign for the dairy magnate. More>>

Lake Shore Drive reopened after suspicious package incident Video included

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All lanes of Lake Shore Drive are open again as police continue to investigate a suspicious package on the North Side. More>>

Carl Sandburg HS on soft lockdown Wednesday

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A southwest suburban high school was placed on soft lockdown Wednesday morning after two people entered the building without permission. More>>

Two Cook County employees get prison for bribery scheme

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Two Cook County employees who took bribes to lower property tax bills were sentenced Wednesday to two years and 18 months behind bars respectively. More>>

Illinois-Chicago, faculty union reach agreement

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The head of the University of Illinois at Chicago's faculty union says a tentative contract agreement has been reached with the school administration. More>>

ComEd seeks rate hike to help pay for Smart Grid

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Commonwealth Edison wants another rate increase to help offset the costs of modernizing Illinois' electric grid. More>>

Chicago casino plan draws more support at hearing Video included

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A proposal for a state-owned Chicago casino won praise Wednesday from business groups and a warmer reception from a state regulatory board. More>>

Caregiver charged for stealing $10K from elderly employer

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A 25-year-old caregiver is accused of stealing more than $10,000 from the elderly west suburban resident who employed her. More>>

Man arrested after robbery may be Benchwarmer Bandit

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A man arrested shortly after a bank robbery in the Loop on Tuesday is believed to be the Benchwarmer Bandit, suspected by the FBI of at least five other bank jobs. More>>

CPS students to meet with Michelle Obama

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Nearly 40 Chicago Public Schools high school students headed to the nation's capitol Wednesday for a meeting with the first lady. More>>

Road repaving project kicks off Tuesday Video included

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Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicked off a major repaving project in Chicago. More>>

FOX Furry Friend of the Week: Hound mix Jenny Lynn

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FOX 32 News has teamed up with no-kill shelter PAWS Chicago to bring you an adoptable pet each week. This week, we're featuring Jenny Lynn, a six-year-old Hound mix. More>>

Consumers warned of fake emails regarding USPS

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There is a new scam connected to the US Postal Service that involves deceiving emails to steal personal information. More>>

Man shot after winning cash while gambling

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Police in Palos Heights believe two shooting suspects targeted a man after he won a significant amount of money while gambling. More>>

16-year-old boy shot, killed in Rogers Park

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A 16-year-old boy was shot dead early Tuesday in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood, according to police. More>>

Chicago ranked among top 25 most frugal cities Video included

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Chicago- home to the Magnificent Mile, countless high fashion stores and endless opportunities to drain your bank account- is apparently frugal. More>>

'Pole tax' comes up short

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The so-called "pole tax" on strip clubs has generated less than 40 percent of the money that was expected when the surcharge was approved. More>>

Report: More people using apps than search engines Video included

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There's an app for everything. Now instead of searching, you can swipe, wipe, touch and even tell technology what to do. "Well, here she is, I'm thrilled for you to meet our truly personal digital assistant More>>

Firefighters, police officer among 8 hurt in West Pullman fire

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Eight people, including two firefighters and a police officer, were hurt Tuesday evening in a fire in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. More>>

Dog Summoned For Jury Duty In New Jersey Video included

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You've heard of dogs being used to fight crime, but a mistake made at a South Jersey court house almost took K9 justice to a new level. More>>

Special Olympics: How a Chicago PE teacher helped create the games Video included

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The Special Olympics began as a small program within the Chicago Parks District. More>>

CDC Report: Chicago sees drastic decline in youth smoking Video included

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A new study suggests that teens in Chicago have dramatically cut back on their smoking over the last two years. More>>

Feds: Indicted State Rep. Smith admitted to accepting cash bribe Video included

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When he isn't running from reporters and TV cameras, West Side Democratic State Representative Derrick Smith has flatly denied taking $7,000 cash from an FBI mole. More>>

Former gang members talk violence, breaking free Video included

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In the basement of a Washington Park church, former gang members talk with mentors about gang violence. More>>

Woman sexually assaulted in Boystown

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A woman was sexually assaulted in Boystown Monday afternoon. More>>

Church: No evidence of abuse by reinstated priest

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The Archdiocese of Chicago has returned a priest to active ministry after the Cook County Sheriff's Department concluded there's no evidence the man sexually abused a minor nearly 20 years ago. More>>

9 injured after CTA bus hit by van on Near West Side

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Nine people were hurt when a van went through a red light and struck a CTA bus Tuesday afternoon on the Near West Side. More>>

Missing Irving Park woman found

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Police have found an elderly woman who was reported missing from her home in the Northwest Side Irving Park neighborhood. More>>

Shedd announces name of new baby penguin

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The Shedd Aquarium announced Tuesday the name of its newest female rockhopper penguin chick is Ruggles. More>>

Man sentenced to 50 years for teen's fatal shooting

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A man convicted of killing a teenage boy — one of the names on an alleged "death list" — at a South Side convenience store in 2008 has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. More>>

Mixed feelings over commuter tax proposal Video included

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An alderman, who first told FOX 32 News about his city income tax proposal two weeks ago, offered new details Monday and won praise from the Chicago Teachers Union. More>>

Icy roads make for dangerous commute Tuesday Video included

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A nine-vehicle crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway on the South Side sent four people to the hospital Tuesday morning. More>>

Aurora 8th grader charged for bringing gun to school

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An 8th grader at a suburban Chicago middle school was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after a loaded handgun was found inside his locker. More>>

Daley nephew released from McHenry County jail

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A nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has been released from jail after serving a 60-day sentence. More>>

What are the penalties for not filing your tax return on time? Video included

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April 15 is tax day across the country. FOX 32's Melody Mendez looked into the penalties for those who did not file their tax return in time. More>>

Backward bowler looks to bowl perfect game Video included

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Andrew Cowen is aiming to bowl a perfect game of bowling backward, and he wants to do it in his hometown of Rockford, Ill. More>>

April showers bring snow to Chicago Video included

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April showers brought a fresh coat of snow blankets in the Chicago area Tuesday, making for a sloppy and dangerous commute. More>>

Chief: Suspects wore GPS devices during killings

Two parolees raped and killed at least four women while wearing GPS trackers, and there may be more victims, a California police chief alleged Monday. More>>

West suburban residents battling longtime geese problem Video included

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Back in 1982, residents of Lake Hinsdale Village in Willowbrook were thrilled when two geese settled into their quiet lakefront setting. More>>

Conceal carry confusion: Some parks missing `no guns` signs Video included

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Illinois' new concealed carry law has been in effect for several months now, but it appears there is still confusion over some of its requirements. More>>

FBI director visits Chicago after violent weekend Video included

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FBI Director James Comey says his agency would consider doing more to help stem street-level violence in Chicago, though he stopped short of specifics. More>>

Cops: Man threatened to send nude photos of ex in child custody fight

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A Chicago man was arrested last week in west suburban Riverside for allegedly threatening to distribute partially nude photos of his ex-girlfriend in order to gain ground in an ongoing custody battle over their child. More>>

Quinn: New state police cars not yet ready

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Governor Quinn says a fleet of new state police cars may look really nice, but the cars can't be sent out until they're ready. More>>

Illinois gas station owners oppose fuel tax hike

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Increasing fuel taxes to pay for Illinois road construction will hurt businesses -- and hit consumers at the pump, gas station owners said Monday. More>>

IDOT changes work zone signs as speed limit climbs

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Illinois transportation officials say they're adding extra safety precautions to work zones around the state after the speed limit was increased on some rural highways. More>>

Flight from Chicago diverted after man tries to open door midflight

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A man removed from a California-bound Southwest Airlines flight is facing federal charges because he tried to open a door. More>>

1,500 illegal guns seized in first 15 weeks of year

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Chicago Police have seized more than 1,500 illegal guns since the start of 2014, the department announced Monday. More>>

Runners in Chicago Marathon lottery to be notified Monday

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After a website glitch postponed online registration for two weeks in March, applicants for the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be notified of their status Monday via email. More>>

Quinn to tour state promoting housing program

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is hitting the road to trumpet his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers. More>>

New ParkChicago app may simplify parking in the city Video included

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Parking in Chicago may soon become a little less of a headache. Beginning this week, drivers can feed the meter using a smartphone. More>>

Man, 90, dies after falling down trash chute

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A 90-year-old man died Monday morning after he fell down a trash chute in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said. More>>

Monday shooting follows bloody weekend in Chicago Video included

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A man was taken to the hospital in critical condition after a shooting in the Woodlawn neighborhood Monday morning. More>>

Autopsy: U of C student found in dorm died of alcohol poisoning

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A University of Chicago student found dead in his dorm room in February died of alcohol poisoning, authorities said Monday. More>>

Billy Zane to star as Captain Von Trapp in Chicago Video included

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From a villain in the past, to a thug in the future, to just playing himself in modern day - Billy Zane's career in Hollywood has spanned decades, making him one of the most recognizable faces on the silver screen. More>>

Cardinal George protects health during Holy Week

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Chicago's archbishop says he's taking steps to protect his health during Holy Week while he continues cancer treatment. More>>

Homeowners win property tax appeal over O'Hare noise

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Northwest side homeowners upset over new flight patterns at O'Hare International Airport won a partial victory in their fight over excessive noise. More>>

CTA orange, red line construction begins Monday

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Orange and red line CTA users may experience a hiccup in their commute starting Monday. More>>

Miami student's wallet returned anonymously with extra $20 to show 'world is a great place' Video included

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A Miami Marlins fan who lost his wallet during a game had also lost hope of ever finding it again until a fellow fan returned it but not without asking for a special favor. Cristhian Reyes, a senior at Miami Senior High School, had gone out to Opening Day to catch the hometown Marlins take on the Colorado Rockies. When Reyes reached into his pocket, a sinking feeling hit him: his wallet was gone. "I was looking all over, like the seats, to see if I had just dropped it," Rey... More>>

Pensions pose latest challenge for Chicago mayor Video included

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Rahm Emanuel has been a force in politics and now the hard-charging mayor intent on fixing what ails the nation's third-largest city. More>>

Vandals Flip Smart Cars in San Francisco

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Police were investigating why four Smart cars were flipped over during an apparent vandalism spree early Monday morning in San Francisco.  More>>

Tech Lovers Play Video Game Tetris On Side Of Building Video included

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Tech lovers got a chance to play the video game Tetris on a high rise with a 29-story screen. More>>

Surprise 'Wedding' Lets Dying Father Walk Daughter Down Aisle

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A noble photographer refused to let a father's pancreatic cancer prevent him from walking his youngest daughter down the aisle. More>>

$77,000 raised for mom accused of leaving kids in locked car Video included

While some have expressed outrage this single mom's actions, she's also developed support from all over the U.S. from people who say they sympathize with her situation. FOX 10's Marc Martinez reports.
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Person hurt in Northfield shooting, Chief Keef allegedly involved

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A person is hospitalized in intensive care after being shot Wednesday morning in north suburban Northfield. More>>

Homeless man `wins` lottery, first thought is to share prize

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Once in a while, a story comes along that affirms there are good people in the world. There are people who are genuinely grateful for the smallest things, with the instinct to share even when they have next to nothing. More>>

Netflix falls victim to phishing scam

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If you are a Netflix customer, listen up: There could be a very new phishing scam greeting you when you try to log onto your account. More>>

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