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    Explosion at BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana

    An explosion was reported at the BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana tonight. The Whiting Fire Department confirms the report of an explosion around 9 p.m. They say they were notified “of a fire in one of the units in the plant.”  They were given no additional information. No evacuations are taking place, as of now. The refinery has their own fire department. The Whiting Fire Department has been placed on stand-by because of the incident.

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    First case of West Nile in Cook County reported

    The first human case of West Nile virus has been reported in Cook County. A woman from suburban Oak Lawn, in her 40s, became ill earlier this month. Health officials say she was not hospitalized and is recovering at home. To date, the county reports mosquito pools in 61 suburban communities tested positive for West Nile.

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    4-year-old expelled from preschool over Facebook post

    A Florida boy was expelled from his preschool because of a Facebook post his mother posted on her personal page. According to News 4 in Jacksonville, the mother, Ashley Habat, was upset the private Christian preschool did not give parents enough time to prepare for picture day. Ashley took her frustrations to Facebook posting, “Why is it that every single day there is something new I dislike about Will’s School? Are my standards really too high or are people working […]

  • Jobs for You: How to get noticed in a job interview

    You hear it all the time, do something to stand out in an interview. But there is a right way and a wrong way to do that. Jennifer Grasz, VP of corporate communication for careerbuilder has the do’s and don’ts.

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    PHOTOS: Chicago celebrates Jackie Robinson West

    Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West’s is the Little League U.S. Champion and the city honored them Wednesday with a parade and celebration. Do you have a photo from the festivities you’d like to share with us? Click the red button below and upload it here. We may feature it on our website or on our newscasts.

  • Monday storms in Chicagoland

    Photos: Monday storms in Chicagoland

    Summer storms rolled through the Chicago area Monday afternoon.  A collection of photos submitted on Facebook and Twitter follows:

  • Ten-year-old Noah Cordle kicked off his summer vacation by dipping his toes into the Atlantic Ocean, only to make an ancient discovery when a sharp object hit his foot.

    Boy makes 10,000-year-old discovery in Atlantic Ocean

    (CNN) — Ten-year-old Noah Cordle kicked off his summer vacation by dipping his toes into the Atlantic Ocean, only to make an ancient discovery when a sharp object hit his foot. “It felt like a crab, so I jumped backward,” said Cordle, who was vacationing with his family in Beach Haven. But it wasn’t a crab, or a mussel shell as he deduced it might be next, after seeing its black color. It was an arrowhead — one that an […]

  • Jackie Robinson West arrives home in Chicago

    Photos: Jackie Robinson West’s Chicago homecoming

    Chicago’s Little League team Jackie Robinson West got a heroes’ welcome in Chicago Monday.  

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    Second to None: City cheers for Jackie Robinson West

    Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West lost to South Korea in the Little League World Series championship game Sunday. JRW’s amazing run ended with a 8-4 loss. A parade for the team will take place in the city on Wednesday.  It will begin on the South Side and end at Millennium Park.  The exact times will be announced later.  

  • Police issue warning after attempted child luring reported

    A community alert has been issued for residents on the north side warning parents after someone tried to lure a young girl into his car. It happened around 5 p.m. Saturday. Police say a man in a white taxi cab with black wheels pulled up to the girl at Hermitage and Diversey. The girl turned and ran away. Detectives are investigating.


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