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    Mayor talks city issues with WGN reporter during run with Chicago police cadets

    CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel shares his outlook on violence plaguing the city, the possibility of casino, and negotiations with the teachers union- following a morning run with police cadets. The mayor says running gives him a chance to bond with those who will be patrolling streets, and gives him time to clear his head as he gears up for the challenges ahead of him. One of those challenges is gun violence. Police investigating 9 shootings overnight– one of those victim’s […]

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    Georgia mom arrested, shackled for son’s unexcused school absences

    SCREVEN COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia mom was arrested because of her 10-year-old son’s sick days. Julie Giles was arrested and shackled earlier this month because her son had 12 unexcused absences from school. Under Georgia law a child can miss up to 10 school days before action is taken. Giles said that she and other parents should have the right to keep their kids home without having to get a doctor’s note every time. In Illinois, excessive absences can […]

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    Emotional photo of U.S. Marine praying with his bride-to-be goes viral

    ASHEVILLE, NC — A U.S. Marine’s emotional moment with his bride was caught on camera. Caleb Earwood wanted to pray together before their wedding ceremony on Saturday. But he didn’t want to break tradition by seeing the bride before she walked down the aisle. So the two decided to take a moment together with a doorway between them to block the view.   The photographer, Dwayne Schmidt, posted the photo to Facebook on Saturday night, meant to be a sneak […]

  • Fallen soldiers honored at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

    ELWOOD, Ill. — A crowd of several hundred — including Governor Rauner — gathered at Lincoln National Cemetery where some of the strongest and bravest among us have been laid to rest. While Memorial Day is dedicated to those military men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving, it has become a day to remember those who served but died after serving. At Abraham Lincoln national cemetery each grave marker is adorned with an American flag. The federal […]

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    Mayor Emanuel announces summer violence prevention initiative

    CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel is coming up with a plan to help prevent violence in the city during the summer months. The renewed city initiative is a focus on summer anti-violence programs with a concerted effort by churches. City leaders said a variety of programs are making a difference. But they agaee that keeping crime is a challenge during summer months. So far, the number of murders has already topped 130 this year. Mayor Emanuel again expressed displeasure with the […]

  • Cook County Sheriff’s Office holds seminar on campus sex assault

    RIVER GROVE, Ill. — First responders from local colleges and universities around are attending a training session on how to handle sex assaults on campus. This is the first of it’s kind. Officials say women on college campuses are not reporting sexual assaults nearly as frequently as they occur. Friday’s course at Triton College is an attempt to help campus police fix that problem and ensure students safety. The course will cover dynamics of assault, collecting evidence and documentation, and resources […]

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    Chicago students, teachers rally for Baltimore

    CHICAGO — Elementary school students, teachers and parents rallied on the near northwest side this morning in solidarity with Freddie Gray and the people of Baltimore. They gathered at Polonia Triangle at the intersection of Ashland, Milwaukee and Division to call for an end to unequal treatment of minorities by police. Several “Stand with Baltimore Rallies” are schedule for today in major cities across the country.

  • Decision to be announced next month in Adolfo Davis re-hearing

    CHICAGO — A re-sentencing hearing concluded late Monday night for convicted murderer Adolfo Davis.  The judge will announce his decision on May 4th. Davis is  serving a mandatory life sentence for a gang related double murder since he was 14-years-old. 25 years later, he’s is being re-sentenced after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling said it’s unconstitutional to sentence a juvenile to “mandatory life without the possibility of parole.” Davis’ attorneys called several witnesses today to talk about the man he’s become […]

  • Slain NYPD officer to be laid to rest

    Officials in New York are preparing for the funeral of the second New York City Police Officer killed in an ambush. The wake for Detective Wenjian Liu will be held today, followed by a funeral tomorrow. Liu and his partner Rafael Ramos were shot to death in their squad car two weeks ago. The funeral will combine both Buddhist and police traditions. He’s the first Chinese American NYPD officer to be killed in the line of duty. Officer Ramos’ funeral […]

  • Rahm Emanuel’s son robbed near mayor’s home

    The son of Rahm Emanuel was beaten up and robbed by two men close to the mayor’s Ravenswood home Friday night. According to a police report obtained by the Chicago Tribune, Emanuel’s 17-year-old son, Zach, was walking on the 4200 block of North Hermitage when he was approached by two people who grabbed him and took his phone before fleeing the scene. According to the report, the teen was talking on his phone not far from his house. One of the robbers put the […]

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