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    ‘Beautiful Mind’ mathematician John Nash, wife killed in NJ crash

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind” has died in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey. John Forbes Nash Jr. was 86. Police say John and Alicia Nash were killed in a taxi crash on the New Jersey Turnpike on Saturday. A colleague who had accepted an award with Nash in Norway says the couple had taken a taxi from the Newark airport. John Nash spent much of his career at Princeton University. He […]

  • Hillary Clinton attends events, fundraisers in Chicago

    CHICAGO —  Hillary Clinton returned to her hometown to talk the issue of childcare and also attend some two private fundraisers. Hillary Clinton was raised in Chicago and she and her husband have been raising money here for decades. It is a city full of friends–starting with the mayor himself. Rahm Emanuel cut his teeth with the  Clinton camp when he was a much younger man. If the numbers add up as Clinton hopes in just one night she will […]

  • Deborah’s Place 30th Anniversary Opening Doors Benefit

    Join us to celebrate 30 years of opening doors for women experiencing homelessness. We’ll have cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, auctions and a raffle, all in support of Deborah’s Place! Tickets are now available for this one-of-a-kind event. Celebrate with us as we honor the following award recipients: Founders Award The Northern Trust Company Philanthropic Partner Award Denis Pierce and the Pierce Family Foundation Our honorary chair, Gaynor Hall Patterson of WGN Chicago and CLTV, will host the evening’s […]

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    Blackhawks beat Ducks in triple OT, series tied 1-1

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Kruger deflected Brent Seabrook’s shot 16:12 into the third overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks evened the Western Conference finals with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 on Tuesday night. Andrew Shaw and Marian Hossa scored power-play goals in the opening minutes of the longest game in the Blackhawks’ 89-year history. Chicago then played nearly 110 consecutive scoreless minutes in the longest game in Honda Center history, but Kruger got in front […]

  • Chicago police investigating video of officer who appears to be sleeping on the job

    CHICAGO – Chicago police are investigating a video posted online that shows an officer seemingly asleep inside his cruiser. The video was posted to Facebook on May 15th and has been shared over 25,000 times. The video shot in the area of 63rd and South Campbell in the Southwest Side Marquette Park neighborhood though it is unclear exactly when. The video goes on for over a minute.  It appears pretty clear the officer is sleeping on the job in a […]

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    Commemorative Wrigley bricks found discarded in landfill: report

    PONTIAC, Ill. – Commemorative bricks from Wrigley Field were reportedly discovered at a landfill in Pontiac, Ill. According to The Pontiac Daily Leader, several personalized, engraved bricks appear to have been discarded during the park’s renovations. The Daily Leader reports: “Over the last couple weeks, rumors had circulated around Pontiac about residents being in possession of such pavers, having received them from an unknown party or parties possibly working as a driver or drivers for Republic Services, which runs routes […]

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    20 degree drop in temps expected tomorrow

    Don’t get used to the summer warmth just yet. The Chicago area just completed its warmest weekend since late August with highs at Midway Airport peaking at 82 Saturday and 84 on Sunday and the warmth spilled into Monday where the mercury reached a summerlike 81 degrees but big changes lie ahead. But much cooler weather sweeps into the Chicago area in coming days. Tuesday’s high temps will be about 20 degrees lower than Monday and readings along the lakefront […]

  • Cardinal George’s galero lifted to the rafters

    CHICAGO —  A centuries-old honor took place Sunday for the late Cardinal Francis George. The ceremony at Holy Name Cathedral is called “Month’s Mind” Mass and is meant to recognize the one-month anniversary of a person’s death. Members of the archdiocese raised the late cardinal’s galero and suspended it inside the cathedral sanctuary. A galero is a red, ceremonial hat that cardinals receive after joining the College of Cardinals. The tradition ended in the 1960s but Cardinal George received one […]

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    CTA contractor electrocuted

    CHICAGO — A contractor working for the CTA was electrocuted Saturday afternoon while working near the intersection of North Avenue and Halsted.  The contractor was in a bucket lift when he came in contact with a power wire just before 5pm. ComEd crews had to be called out to the scene to cut power to the area before rescue crews could get to the man. The Cook County Medical Examiners office confirmed to WGN-TV that he died at the scene. […]

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    Starbucks employee fired after going off on customer in video posted online

    NEW YORK — A Starbucks employee was fired after a video of her ranting at customers at a New York City store went viral. NBC 4 New York reports customer Ruby Chen was at the center of the employee’s anger.  Chen complained about the incident and posted the video on Starbucks’ Facebook page. Chen says she ordered a Frappuccino and was pulling up the Starbucks app on her phone to pay. The Starbucks employee asked her name for her order.  […]

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