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    Possible fetus found in Dunkin’ Donuts cup in stairwell of NY public housing development

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A New York City Housing Authority employee made a disturbing discovery while sweeping the stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing development Tuesday morning. According to police, the worker was cleaning in between the 13th and 14th floors of NYCHA’s Saratoga Village in Ocean Hill when she noticed a tissue-like substance in a Dunkin’ Donuts cup. The worker placed the cup in a NYCHA garbage bag and called police. The specimen was removed to Kings County Hospital Center where […]

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    3000 people attend funeral for cat in Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — Tama the stationmaster, Japan’s feline star of a struggling local railway, has been mourned by company officials and fans and elevated into a goddess at a funeral. The calico cat was appointed stationmaster at the Kishi station in western Japan in 2007. In her custom-made stationmaster’s cap and a jacket, Tama quietly sat at the ticket gate welcoming and seeing off passengers. She quickly attracted tourists and became world-famous, contributing to the railway company and local economy. […]

  • What is this oozing from a Chicago park?

    CHICAGO — There’s a neighborhood mystery bubbling up in Bridgeport. A slimy substance in McKeon Park appears to be leaking from the park into a nearby alley. Neighbors weren’t sure what this is, but say they were concerned because the ooze has an oily sheen. Park district officials say they’ve tested it and it is rain water mixed with wood chip residue. It’s not toxic in any way, but locals say they had good reason for concern.

  • Police seek suspects in robbery of store on West Side

    CHICAGO — An Ukrainian Village corner store was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight Saturday morning. Police are looking for the suspects that robbed the Rio Balsas Market in the 1900 block of West Chicago Avenue. The surveillance video shows two masked suspects enter the store. One got behind the counter and forced the cashier to open the register. The other kept an eye on a customer and made him put his hands up.   Neither the cashier nor the customer […]

  • Volunteers flock to Coal City to help with storm cleanup

    COAL CITY, Ill. — Thousands of volunteers showed up in Coal City on Friday to help residents clean up for the first time since Monday’s devastating tornado. Volunteers are welcome again on Saturday. Those looking to help should meet at the Diamond Banquet Hall. Parking is available at Reed-Custer High School at 249 Comet Drive in Braidwood and at Coal City Middle School at 500 S. Carbon Hill Road in Coal City. Buses will take volunteers from their parking spots […]

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    White House lit in rainbow colors after Supreme Court ruling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is lit up in rainbow colors in commemoration of the Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize same-sex marriage. Gay and lesbian couples in Washington and across the nation are celebrating Friday’s ruling, which will put an end to same-sex marriage bans in the 14 states that still maintain them. President Barack Obama said earlier Friday that the court ruling has “made our union a little more perfect.” The colors illuminated the north side of the […]

  • Suspect sought in Red Line assault

    CHICAGO — Police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman on a CTA Red Line train while threatening her with a knife. The assault occurred nine days ago late at night near the Wilson Red Line station. The woman is 55-years-old and her attacker is in his mid-30’s. Police say after the attack, the victim took herself to the hospital.

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    9 tornadoes confirmed by National Weather Service

    Preliminary surveys by the National Weather Service have confirmed at least nine tornadoes touched down in northern Illinois late Monday. They are as follows: An EF-3 in Coal City An EF-2 in Woodhaven Lakes and Sublette An EF-1 in Whiteside County to Lee County near Harmon, Illinois. An EF-1 in Harmon, Illnois. An EF-1 in Mendota An EF-1 near Ottawa An EF-1 northeast of Mazon An EF-1 near Bourbonnais to Bradley An EF-0 near Herscher A weather service report says […]

  • Lee, Grundy counties declared disaster areas

    Cleanup and recovery efforts are underway 24 hours after areas in northern Illinois were struck by several tornadoes. Both Lee and Grundy counties have been declared disaster areas. Governor Rauner toured the devastation by air and ground today marking the second time since April he had toe make the rounds in a disaster zone. WGN’s Tom Negovan and Erik Runge have more.

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    Fan makes amazing catch while holding baby with bottle at Cubs game

    CHICAGO — The best catch at Tuesday night’s Cubs game just may be one by a fan holding a baby. And it also may be interference. The  great barehanded catch over the glove of Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez prompted a replay review. With two out and none on in the second inning at Wrigley Field, Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel fouled off a pitch from Zack Greinke. Gonzalez chased the popup and reached over the rolled-up tarp while trying to […]

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