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  • CTA unveils artwork for Red Line North stations

    CTA Red Line riders will soon feel like they are riding through an art gallery. CTA president Forrest Claypool unveiled renderings today for art that will brighten up seven north side Red Line stations by the end of the year. Nearly 300 submissions were sent in from artists all over the country. Of the seven chosen, four are Chicago artists. The artwork installation will cost more than $600,000 dollars. It was paid for with “transit enhancement funds” from the Federal […]

  • Madigan asks for more time before conceal and carry decision

    Illinois’ Attorney General has asked the U.S. Supreme court for more time before she has to act on a bill that will let people carry guns that are concealed. Lisa Madigan is hoping to delay the case until July 24th. She wants to wait and see if Governor Quinn will sign the legislation into law. The first delay was pushed back to July 9th. The state was supposed to pass a bill by June 9th.

  • New analysis from CUB shows people over spending on cell phone bills

    New analysis from CUB shows people over spending on cell phone bills

  • Blackhawks Game Day: Hossa out for Game 3

    BOSTON — When the Stanley Cup Final is tied after two games, the winner of the third game historically goes on to win the whole thing 84 percent of the time. The Chicago Blackhawks’ chances to win that game became precipitously more difficult in warmups Monday: Winger Marian Hossa suffered an injury that will cause him to miss Game 3 at TD Banknorth Garden. Hossa is out, according to the final roster report submitted by the Hawks, and Ben Smith […]

  • Chief Keef arrested minutes after pleading guilty to speeding charge

    Chicago rapper Keith Cozart, better known as “Chief Keef,” was arrested Monday minutes after pleading guilty to speeding down the Edens Expressway at a 110 miles an hour last month, on his learner’s permit. The judge  gave the 17-year-old 18 months probation and 60 hours of community service, and ordered him not to drive. Cozart’s lawyer says he was blocks away from the courthouse when police detained him on a misdemeanor trespassing charge. Cozart is back in police custody. His […]

  • Jesse Jackson Jr: If we both go to prison, I want to go first

    Jesse Jackson Jr. says if both he and his wife are going to prison, he wants to go first. The former congressman was convicted of looting his campaign of $750,000. He faces five years in prison at sentencing July 3. In court filings Monday, his lawyers say Jackson and his family are living on Social Security and his federal pension, which would be suspended once he’s behind bars. His wife, former Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson faces up to 18 months […]

  • Chicago woman who spent 7 years in prison is free

    A Chicago Woman Who spent 7 years in prison for murder is free Monday – and free for good. Nicole Harris was convicted in the 2005 death of her 4-year-old son Jaquari Dancy. She maintained the boy died accidentally and she only confessed after 27 hours of questioning by police. The circuit court of appeals tossed out her conviction in October 2012, ans she has been out of prison since February – but the threat of a retrial hung over […]

  • Sunny 7 Day Forecast

    Jim Ramsey tells us the weather forecast for the week ahead.

  • Blackhawks legends watch Game 3 from Chicago

    Blackhawks legend Bobby Hull sat in the same seat he did in 2010 when Patrick Kane scored the goal that brought the Cup back to Chicago. He’s hoping it will be a lucky seat tonight too. Hull was signing autographs at Harry Caray’s at Navy Pier.  National Anthem singer Jim Cornelison was also at the restaurant.  He said he feels on top of the world when he sings at the United Center but his nerves also get frayed because after […]