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  • Man accused of knowingly infecting partner with HIV

      A man in Lakeview is facing criminal charges after being accused of infecting his partner with HIV. Prosecutors say Anthony Hallam knew he was HIV positive, but lied to his partner about it. He’s being held on $75,000 dollars bail. Hallam is due in court tomorrow.

  • Vigil held for soldier killed in Canada shooting rampage

    Mourners gathered at Canada’s National War Memorial to honor a soldier killed in a shooting rampage there last week. They lit candles, held hands, and laid flowers. This is where 24-year-old Corporal Nathan Cirillo was gunned down–shot in the back–  by someone the government is calling a terrorist. Corporal Cirrillo’s  funeral is planned for later this week.

  • Marina City residents warned ahead of Wallenda’s tight rope walk

    Marina City towers residents received warnings ahead of Nik Wallenda’s big tightrope walk next weekend. Wallenda plans to climb a 15-degree incline from one of the marina city towers, across the Chicago river, to the Leo Burnett building. Then he’ll walk between the Marina City towers, blindfolded. Residents received a letter from building management telling them not to yell, play loud music or take flash photos during the stunt. Among the banned activities: “No fireworks, yelling, loud music or other […]

  • Gov. Quinn orders mandatory statewide Ebola quarantine

      Governor Quinn has ordered a 21-day home quarantine for all travelers returning to Illinois who had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa. The order comes a day after a doctor in New York, who treated Ebola patients in Guinea, tested positive for the virus. Illinois has no confirmed cases of Ebola. However, Governor Quinn calls the mandatory quarantine a necessary measure to protect the people of Illinois. The governors of New York and New Jersey have ordered similar […]

  • 13-year-old boy fatally shot in Gary

    A 13-year-old boy in Gary was allegedly shot and killed by a neighbor who was upset about his home being burglarized. The Sun-Times reports Kobe Jones was shot nine times near his home in the 1000 block of Polk Street. Police say Jones’ neighbor returned home at about 5 p.m. Friday to discover the burglary. He was reportedly yelling outside and some neighbors walked over. Police say Jones laughed at the man and that’s when the man reportedly shot the […]

  • ComEd vault problems knock power out in downtown high rises

    Problems with at least three underground Com-Ed vaults  on the near north side, knocked out power to several high rises. It happened around 1:00 a.m. near the 1000 block of N. Dearborn. A man working at a business near by says it all started with a blast that shook buildings in the area. ComEd says there was no fire or explosion. It was a breach in one of the underground lines. Power is still out to two buildings. No injuries […]

  • Man charged with stealing semi, injuring biker in hit-and-run

    Chicago Police made an arrest in a hit and run accident that critically injured a bicyclist earlier this month. Jason Popko is charged with driving a stolen semi and leaving the scene of an accident with injury. Police say Popko was driving this stolen semi when he hit a man on a bicycle, near 36th and Ashland, on October 7th. Nearby surveillance cameras caught these images of the truck which helped lead investigators to Popko. He is scheduled to appear […]

  • FDIC takes over Nation Republic Bank of Chicago

    The FDIC took over the National Republic Bank of Chicago. The bank operated two branches one on the near West Side and one on the far North Side. State Bank of Texas, which is based in Dallas, has agreed to buy most of the failed bank’s assets and will assume all of National Republic Bank’s deposits. National Republic is the 16th bank to fail this year.

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    Chili’s cook fired after posting shirtless photos to Facebook

    A cook got into some trouble at a Chili’s restaurant in Florida. He was fired after posting provocative photos of himself at work on Facebook. One of the images shows him shirtless– wearing only an apron and jeans–lying on a table where food is prepared. He captioned the pictures “Sexy Cooks of Chili’s,” and even tagged the restaurant in the post. A customer complained and the pictures have since been removed.

  • CPD to deploy more officers on bikes in high crime areas

    Mayor Emanuel invests $2 million in police bike patrols

    Mayor Emanuel is investing $2 million in the annual budget to double the number of cops trained on bikes. It’s a part of a crime-fighting strategy to beef up police presence in violent areas of the city. Starting next week, CPD will significantly expand bicycle patrol training for officers. Officials say officers on bikes are more mobile and more approachable.

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