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Teen killed, 6 injured in West Side shooting Video included

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One person was killed and six others were wounded after a shooting Friday evening in the West Side East Garfield Park neighborhood, according to fire authorities. More>>

Woman who drowned saving child remembered as hero Video included

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Karen Wessel was so caring, her sister says she would cut each grape and cherry in half before serving them. More>>

Joakim Noah calls on community to end the violence

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Chicago Bulls player Joakim Noah will address ways to curb Chicago's gun violence. More>>

NJ Gov. Christie campaigns for Rauner in Chicago

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he plans to fight for Republican Bruce Rauner in what he called one of the most important governor's races nationwide. Christie and Rauner stopped at a Portillo's restaurant downtown Chicago on Friday before heading to an evening fundraiser. More>>

Man charged with 2013 murder of cab driver

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A Chicago Lawn man is the second to be charged with the fatal shooting of a 48-year-old cab driver in 2013 on the South Side. More>>

Man who beat woman while hanging from her car is convicted

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A northwest suburban man who was hanging out of the window of his ex-girlfriend’s car and attacked her as she drove to a police station was convicted of several felonies Friday and faces up to 30 years in prison. More>>

One person in custody for Orange Line robberies

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One person is in custody in connection to armed robberies on the CTA Orange Line, police say.
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Protests, closures to create ‘traffic-pocalypse’ in Loop

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Several events, protests and closures in the Loop are bound to cause major traffic headaches for downtown commuters during Friday evening’s rush. More>>

10-year-old girl missing from Skokie found

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Police have located a 10-year-old girl missing from north suburban Skokie since Thursday night. More>>

Three teens hurt in Lake Shore Drive crash

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Three teenagers were hurt in a rollover crash on Lake Shore Drive early Friday afternoon. More>>

Prosecutor: Shooter knew rival wasn’t in crowd but fired anyway

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Even before Tevin Lee fired at a group of boys in West Garfield Park, a friend told Lee the rival he hoped to punish wasn’t there, Cook County prosecutors said. More>>

Arlington Heights woman drowns trying to save 3 boys

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The family of an Arlington Heights woman is grieving her death after trying to save three boys drowning in a northern Wisconsin lake. More>>

Emanuel speaks out on red-light cameras

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is acknowledging that the city needs to take steps to restore public trust in the red-light camera program after an unexplained spike in the number of tickets. More>>

Stormy, warm weekend ahead for Chicago

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The weekend will kick off with a round of storms Friday evening, and the wet, warm weather is expected to continue through Sunday.
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Bourbonnais Tour Guide: Things to do while checking out Bears training camp Video included

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If you and the family find yourself in Bourbonnais for Chicago Bears training camp and are looking for more than just some football fun, we’re your official tour guide for the area. More>>

1 dead, 8 hurt in shootings Thursday

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One person was killed and seven others were wounded in shootings across Chicago Thursday. More>>

Deacon kisses girl, gives her copy of the Kama Sutra: prosecutors

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A 66-year-old man Cook County prosecutors described as a “member of the clergy” allegedly gave a minor a copy of the Kama Sutra and said he kissed her because she was “shy” and he “wanted her to be more confident.” More>>

Police: O'Hare employee stole from military foot locker

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An employee at O’Hare International Airport was charged with theft after he allegedly stole items from military foot lockers that were meant to be shipped overseas. More>>

Cook County to get $4.7 million for construction

Cook County is getting more than $4.7 million from the state for construction projects, including new roofs for buildings at area colleges. More>>

ATF director to tour new Chicago gun center

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The director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is set to tour a new Chicago center that authorities hope will help stem gun-related violence in the nation's third latest city. More>>

Beyonce, Jay Z bring 'On The Run' tour to Chicago Video included

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It’s the biggest ticket around. More>>

#BearsNation: Bears training camp kicks off Friday in Bourbonnais Video included

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The Chicago Bears open up training camp Friday morning and tens of thousands of fans will be descending on Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, in the days ahead, to get an opportunity to see their favorite players up-close. More>>

Man charged in shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams Video included

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A fight between two teenage boys is apparently what triggered the shooting that killed an 11-year-old girl as she attended a west side sleepover last weekend.
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Young adults mentor children to help combat Chicago violence Video included

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Keeping your kids safe in some Chicago neighborhoods gets tougher in the summer months when violence can push the city to the tipping point. Looking to combat the bloodshed, a unique partnership is getting young adults who need jobs together with young children who need mentors.
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Chicago: Food mecca of the Midwest? Video included

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The top two finalists on Hell’s Kitchen were from Chicago and Chicagoan Scott Commings took home the top prize.
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Los Angeles man arrested in 1992 murder of Skokie teen

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Esther Chereck of Skokie had to wait 22 years before seeing an arrest made in the 1992 murder of her 15-year-old son, David. More>>

Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

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A man who saw a plane flown by an Indiana teen who was killed during an around-the-world flight attempt says the aircraft was flying low but didn't show any obvious signs of distress before diving into the ocean off... More>>

Girl, 9, found after not returning home from school

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Police have located a 9-year-old girl who had not returned to her Hermosa neighborhood home from school Thursday afternoon on the Northwest Side.
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NW Ind. man charged in Gary cop killing

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A 25-year-old Portage man has been charged in the shooting death of a Gary police officer. More>>

Feds release data on states getting immigrant kids

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New federal data show Illinois received 305 unaccompanied children caught at the U.S. border this year. More>>

Prosecutor: Man argued with prep athlete before having him killed

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Kenneth Jackson didn’t like the alleged comments Simeon High School football player Michael Flournoy made to his daughter.
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No bond for second man charged with fatal Englewood shooting

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A south suburban man is the second to be charged and ordered held without bond for fatally shooting one man and wounding two others almost two months ago in Englewood. More>>

Autopsy inconclusive for 4-year-old boy killed in house fire

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An autopsy Thursday was inconclusive for a 4-year-old boy who died in a house fire in northwest suburban Bensenville. More>>

Teen collapses at Gov. Quinn campaign event

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A Chicago teenager has been released from the hospital after appearing to faint at a campaign event where the Illinois governor ended up kneeling over him and holding his hand before an ambulance arrived. More>>

Facebook page helps musicians find stolen gear

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A Chicago woman has created a Facebook page to help musicians find their stolen gear. More>>

Quinn: Rauner ad shows 'pattern of dishonesty'

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Gov. Pat Quinn has blasted a new commercial by his Republican opponent in which headlines from news stories appear doctored. More>>

Jobless rates fall in all Illinois metro areas

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The state Department of Employment Security says unemployment rates dropped in June in all 12 Illinois metro areas. It was the third straight month of across-the-board decreases. More>>

Two charged after officers witness fatal Chicago Lawn shooting

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Two men are facing murder charges after police officers witnessed a fatal drive-by shooting early Tuesday in the Southwest Side Chicago Lawn neighborhood. More>>

Police surround Oak Lawn home after phony hostage threat

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Police surrounded a home in southwest suburban Oak Lawn Thursday morning after callers demanded ransom and claimed they were holding the residents hostage. More>>

Man facing arrest fights with cops, strikes police dog

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A north suburban man being sought for domestic battery was found hiding in an attic, and when police closed in, he fought with an officer and struck a police dog, according to police. More>>

Natalie's Deals of the Day: Fun in the sun

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Each week, FOX 32 Good Day Chicago anchor Natalie Bomke searches for the best deals out there for you and your family.
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Quinn backs county ballot measure on gun laws

Gov. Pat Quinn has thrown his support behind a Cook County ballot measure that asks voters to weigh in on Illinois gun laws. More>>

Illinois skydiver dies during WWII-style jump

Authorities say a skydiver from Illinois has been killed while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II paratroopers. More>>

Hooded man tries to kidnap girl outside Lincolnshire home

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A northwest suburban man donned a hood and tried to kidnap a girl outside her north suburban home Wednesday night, according to police. More>>

Cooking with Corey: Aurelio's Pizza Video included

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If you grew up in Chicago like FOX 32 anchor Corey McPherrin did, you probably have your favorite hot dog stand and Italian beef place in the neighborhood. An you probably have you favorite pizzeria! More>>

Boy, 16, killed in Chicago Lawn shooting Video included

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A 16-year-old boy died in a shooting less than a block away from his home Wednesday night in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. More>>

Meet Blake: The man behind drive-by compliments Video included

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Sometimes you’re just having one of those days where nothing is going right and all you need to hear is a compliment. More>>

Cook County to cut buildings' carbon emissions

Cook County buildings will be getting greener. More>>

Yorkville veteran wins $250K lottery prize

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A Vietnam War veteran from southwest suburban Yorkville had another reason to celebrate Independence Day this year.
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Teen dead, six others wounded in Wednesday shootings

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A 16-year-old boy was killed and six others were wounded in shootings across the city Wednesday. More>>

Northwest Indiana residents warned after West Nile virus found

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Residents are being strongly urged to take precautions against mosquitoes because West Nile virus has been found in Griffith, Ind. More>>

Population of monarch butterfly dwindling drastically Video included

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Illinois’ official state insect, the monarch butterfly, is nearly endangered. Now, home gardeners are working to restore the monarch population. More>>

Man busted attempting to take up-skirt photo on CTA train Video included

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A Chicago woman said she caught a man on the Red Line Tuesday trying to take an up-skirt photo of her. More>>

NW Ind. woman killed in Bishop Ford crash Video included

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A 64-year-old woman killed when a tire struck the windshield of her car on the Bishop Ford Freeway on the Far South Side early Wednesday morning has been identified as a northwest Indiana resident. More>>

Inmate studies law in prison, frees himself of crime he didn't commit Video included

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Rondell Sanders is a free man after spending twenty years in prison for a murder he always maintained he did not commit. Wednesday morning he was released from prison after being acquitted in his third trial since 1994. More>>

Spokeswoman: Indiana teen pilot dies in crash

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A family spokeswoman says an Indiana teenager was killed when his plane crashed while trying to set a record for an around-the-world flight. More>>

CPS budget approved by Board of Education

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Chicago Public Schools’ proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2015 was voted on and passed Wednesday without opposition by the Chicago Board of Education.
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Police: Person of interest in custody for shooting death of 11-year-old Video included

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Chicago Police confirmed with FOX 32 News that a person of interest is in custody for the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams, slain last week during a sleepover on the West Side. More>>

Simeon Academy track coach faces sexual assault charges involving students

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Gerald L. Gaddy allegedly raped a 17-year-old girl repeatedly in his Simeon Career Academy office, telling her he “liked to see her struggle.” More>>

Cook County voters will get guns ballot question Video included

November voters in Cook County will get a chance to weigh in on Illinois gun laws. More>>

Standard & Poor's gives Illinois negative outlook

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has changed its outlook on Illinois' credit rating for the worse. More>>

Daley won't have to testify in restaurant lawsuit

Former Mayor Richard Daley won't have to testify in Chicago's lawsuit seeking to break the agreement for a Millennium Park restaurant. More>>

Police: Nails in slides not vandalism, but possible design flaw

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When screws and nails were found sticking out of sliding boards in a southwest suburban park last month, residents and police were understandably concerned. More>>

Stay-at-home dad blogger wants 'playdate' banished Video included

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A stay-at-home dad blogger is suggesting that the ‘playdate’ be banished because it’s hampering spontaneity for kids.
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Man accused of attacking ex-girlfriend, who suffers from MS

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A West Side man has been charged with several felonies for attacking his physically disabled ex-girlfriend during a domestic dispute in late June, according to prosecutors. More>>

Duran Duran accuses fan club of contract breach

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Popular 1980s band Duran Duran is suing its own fan club. More>>

Illinois patients to docs: 'What about marijuana?'

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Illinois doctors, nursing homes, hospitals and hospice organizations are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state's new medical marijuana program. More>>

Englewood boxing club aims to curb violence in the city Video included

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For every shooting on Chicago's streets, there are mentors trying to steer children away from gangs, drugs and gun violence. More>>

Simeon Academy track coach charged with sexual assault

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A track coach at Simeon Career Academy is facing sexual assault charges after he allegedly had sexual relations with two female students. More>>

NWS warns of dangerous swimming conditions

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For those considering braving the unusually cool temperatures and cold lake water, the National Weather Service is warning of dangerous swimming conditions at city beaches. More>>

Study: Talking to strangers on public transportation is good for you

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Forget about 'stranger danger' if you are riding the El. A new University of Chicago study finds that talking to strangers on public transportation might improve your quality of life.
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Man charged in April murder of Simeon football player

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A man has been charged with the shooting death of a Simeon Career Academy sophomore football player who was gunned down two miles from his Chatham home in April. More>>

Wednesday is National Hot Dog Day

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When people think of Chicago, they often think of the skyline, sports and deep dish pizza. But many also think about a juicy Chicago style hot dog! More>>

Man shot to death by gunman on motorcycle in Skokie

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A man was fatally shot by a gunman on a motorcycle Tuesday morning in north suburban Skokie, police said. More>>

Group to protest red light camera program Video included

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There is a protest scheduled for Wednesday regarding red light cameras.
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Michael Jackson's hometown to name school for him

Plans are in the works to name a school in Michael Jackson's Indiana hometown for the late pop star. More>>

1 killed, 4 hurt in Tuesday shootings

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One man was killed and four other people were hurt in shootings across Chicago on Tuesday. More>>

Chicago to add noise monitors near O'Hare airport

Chicago plans to install eight new airport noise monitors in neighborhoods near O'Hare International Airport. More>>

Boxing in Englewood aims to help steer kids away from violence Video included

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For every shooting on Chicago’s streets, there are role models trying to make the neighborhoods safe for kids. Some kids join boxing clubs, and the safety and discipline they find there makes a difference. More>>

'Road to nowhere' gets repaved; money well spent? Video included

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It's been months since the last snowflake fell, but Chicago residents are still hitting potholes that make your teeth chatter. Which is why one Southside resident was puzzled when construction crews began repaving a road that virtually no one uses.
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Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair, Rauner continues unique attacks Video included

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Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair Illinois roads and bridges after a harsh winter. His opponent, Bruce Rauner, continued against Quinn his unique election campaign attacks.
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Cop charged with firing gun through window of home while drinking

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A south suburban police officer was drinking at a friend’s house when he started firing his gun, sending bullets into a neighboring home and vehicle, then called another officer to try to have him hide the evidence. More>>

Second City planning major expansion of comedy school Video included

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The training center for Chicago's famous Second City comedy group is expanding. More>>

Grayslake teen drowns while swimming with friends

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Nine longtime friends were enjoying a warm summer day swimming off a pontoon boat on Third Lake on Monday when one of them began having problems and went under water. More>>

Driver held on $1 million bond in I-55 crash that killed 4 Video included

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The driver of a semi-truck involved in a crash on Interstate 55 Monday that killed four people, including an 11-year-old girl, is being held on $1 million bond. More>>

Court OKS FutureGen financing plan

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A court says state regulators can force Illinois electricity customers to help pay for the $1.6-billion FutureGen project. More>>

School bus driver accused of molesting 9-year-old girl

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A school bus driver was ordered held on a $100,000 bond Tuesday for allegedly fondling and kissing a 9-year-old girl he was baby-sitting over the weekend.
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Woman's attacker bragged about tattoo, asked her to be his girlfriend

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A South Side man who raped a woman during a home invasion bragged about his “Fat Man” tattoo and repeatedly asked the victim if she’d be his girlfriend.
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Robbers aiming for jewelry store strike auto repair store instead

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Two employees of a west suburban auto repair business were tied up Tuesday morning when robbers apparently mistook them for employees of the jewelry store in the front of the building. More>>

Windows shot out of CTA bus in Humboldt Park

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At least one window of a CTA bus was shattered by a BB or pellet gun Tuesday afternoon in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. More>>

Masked men break into Oswego home, take off in stolen vehicle

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Four masked men broke into a west suburban home early Tuesday and took off after the robbery in a stolen vehicle. More>>

Minooka teen among two killed in Morris rollover crash

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A southwest suburban man and a 16-year-old girl died and two other people were seriously injured in a rollover crash Sunday night in Grundy County. More>>

170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Belleville

Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money. More>>

Man charged with abusing child at Waukegan day care center

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A north suburban man who lived and worked at a day care facility has been charged with abusing a child there. More>>

80 years since Golden Age of Crime ended Video included

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It’s been called the Golden Age of crime in America, but on July 22, 1934 – 80 years ago Tuesday - in front of the Biograph Theater in Lincoln Park it all came to an end. More>>

New summer technology: Dr. Frank A. Viggiano, Jr. Video included

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Technology expert Dr. Frank A. Viggiano Jr. joined us on Good Day Chicago to talk about all the cool summer technology on the market right now More>>

No one hurt in Chatham porch collapse

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No one was hurt when a porch collapsed early Tuesday morning in the South Side Chatham neighborhood. More>>

Cops: Man threatened to put children in 'hot truck'

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A Tinley Park man will appear in court Wednesday, facing a charge of disorderly conduct after he allegedly swore at his two young children, ages 6 and 7, in a restaurant and then told a woman who intervened to “shut the f--- up,” Orland Park police said Monday. More>>

Chicago Bears hit the road for training camp

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The Chicago Bears are gearing up for another season in Chicago - but first, the players must report to training camp.
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It's getting hot, hot, hot in Chicago Video included

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Get ready to sweat Tuesday in Chicago because it may be the hottest day of the year.
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Woman charged with kidnapping her two young children

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Charges have been filed against a woman who allegedly kidnapped her two young children from their foster parent last week in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. More>>

1 killed, 6 shot across city Monday

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One man was killed and at least six people, including three teenage boys, were shot were shot across the city Monday. More>>

Quinn signs county appointees ethics measure

A measure signed into law by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn gives certain counties mostly in northeastern Illinois more authority to remove their appointees who violate ethics standards. More>>

Man charged with shooting that killed man, wounded two others

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A South Side man has been charged with shooting a south suburban man to death and wounding two others almost two months ago in the Englewood neighborhood. More>>

Chicago Violence: Protests held but nothing seems to change Video included

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While vigils, protests, marches and conferences may make people feel better, they don't seem to get at the root of Chicago’s violence problem. More>>

Community leaders, sheriff aim to help mentally ill inmates Video included

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Two thousand inmates in the Cook County Jail are battling some type of mental illness every day. More>>

The HistoryMakers: Face to face with black history Video included

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A big idea that took root in Chicago has grown into a global treasure, and it’s so important that it's getting its own 'virtual shelf' at the Library of Congress.
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Mayor Emanuel addresses Chicago's violence problem Video included

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with law enforcement and school officials Monday to talk about the city's violence problem. More>>

Tuesday could be summer's hottest day yet, but thunderstorms possible

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Get ready for a steamy, stormy Tuesday. Soaring temperatures could bring us the hottest day yet this year, but strong thunderstorms might hit the Chicago area in the evening. More>>

Divorce: Who gets custody of the family pet? Video included

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A dog is a man’s best friend, but one family pet is at the center of a divorce.
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Kanye West: Celebrities treated like 1960's African-Americans Video included

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Rapper Kanye West is making news again for a comment he made during an interview with GQ.
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McDonald's, KFC in China face new food scandal

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McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken. More>>

Brookfield Zoo orangutan serves as surrogate for baby orangutan

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An orangutan at the Brookfield Zoo is serving as the surrogate mother of a 6-month-old male orangutan from the Toledo Zoo.
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Man charged with breaking into home, touching sleeping woman

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A homeless man was arrested Sunday morning shortly after he entered a north suburban apartment and touched a woman while she slept, according to police. More>>

Missing swimmer's body pulled from Fox River

Authorities say they've found the body of a missing swimmer in the Fox River in suburban Chicago. More>>

Woman shot by police, critically wounded in Wonder Lake

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A suicidal woman was shot and critically injured by police Sunday afternoon after she pointed an assault rifle at officers in northwest suburban McHenry County, police said. More>>

Recipe: Hand Cut Fettuccini Alfredo with Grilled Chicken Video included

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Jim Nuzzo, the executive chef at Maggiano's, joined us on Good Day Chicago to show us how to make a lighter version of some Italian favorites. More>>

Boy, 16, missing from West Englewood

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Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 16-year-old boy missing from the South Side West Englewood neighborhood for two weeks. More>>

Shelter Dog Goes Through Unbelievable Transformation

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The Trio Animal Foundation in Chicago has been busy with their fair share of animal abuse cases. Recently, workers say they retrieved a terribly matted and urine soaked dog from an open access shelter. According to the workers, the dog’s fur was so terribly groomed; they were unsure which side was the face at first.
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