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  • University of Chicago, Hyde Park under boil order through Sunday

    CHICAGO — The University of Chicago says its campus and some surrounding Hyde Park areas are still under a boil order after a water main issue. According to the university, the Chicago Department of Water Management has required university and nearby residents to boil tap water before it is consumed. The affected areas are the campus, business and residential buildings in the area extending from 56th street in the north to 59th street in the south, and from Dorchester Ave. in the […]

  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Mary Doyle, wife of Marshall Brodien, on how her husband copes with Alzheimer’s

    CHICAGO — Author Mary Doyle, wife of legendary magician Marshall Brodien, who portrayed Wizzo the Wizard on WGN-TV’s “Bozo’s Circus” and “The Bozo Show,” on how her husband has maintained his humor and spirits since his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. This segment was filmed as a Web exclusive in conjunction with the WGN-TV special, “Unforgettable: Living with Alzheimer’s,” which airs Aug. 29.

  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Alzheimer’s Association’s Theresa Dewey on Alzheimer’s role in pop culture

    CHICAGO — Theresa Dewey, of the Alzheimer Association’s Greater Illinois Chapter, joins WGN to discuss the role of Alzheimer’s disease in pop culture, and how its presence in popular films such as “Still Alice” helps shape public perception and knowledge of the disease. This segment was filmed as a Web exclusive in conjunction with the WGN-TV special, “Unforgettable: Living with Alzheimer’s,” which airs Aug. 29.

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    Schaumburg shelter seeks help in search for lost dog

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — A suburban shelter is asking for the public’s help in finding a dog that escaped from its facility earlier this month. According to the Almost Home Foundation in Schaumburg, Ill., one of the shelter’s rescue dogs escaped from the kennel on Aug. 9. The shelter says the dog, nicknamed Surfer Girl and also known as Charlotte, was last seen heading east on Wise Road in Schaumburg, and was also spotted at Wise Road and Summit Drive two times. The shelter […]

  • 2 dead in suspicious fire on Southwest Side

    CHICAGO — Chicago Police Department arson detectives were investigating a suspicious fire Saturday in which two men died on the city’s Southwest Side. Sources tell WGN all signs point to arson. A bomb sniffing dog detected an accelerant, some kind of gas or substance that fanned the flames. The fire spread rapidly while the two men were trapped inside. Shortly before 10 a.m., neighbors noticed the blaze at the 5200 block of South Lorel and recorded it on their cellphones. It was […]

  • Parents killed in Robbins rollover crash, their 3 children hospitalized

    ROBBINS Ill. — Two people were killed in a rollover crash involving three vehicles in Robbins. Robbins Police Chief Mitchell Davis said it appears drivers of a Buick and a Nissan were drag racing when they collided with a minivan carrying a family of five. The driver of the minivan, Cherise Jones, 42, and her husband Less Jones, 59, were killed. Their three children, an 8-year-old girl and boys ages 4 and 7 were injured but survived the crash. The […]

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    Derrick Rose accused of drugging, gang raping ex-girlfriend: report

    CHICAGO — There are damning allegations Wednesday night against Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose. According to the website TMZ,  a woman has filed a lawsuit against Rose, claiming he and two of his friends drugged and gang-raped her. TMZ reports the woman says she dated Rose from 2011 to 2013. On the night in question, in August of 2013, the unidentified woman says she was drugged at Rose’s home in Beverly Hills, and later attacked at her apartment. Rose’s attorney Lisa Cohen told TMZ […]

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    Louisiana officer shot, stabbing victim have died

    SUNSET, La. — A sheriff says two people are dead in southwest Louisiana, including a police officer responding to a domestic dispute. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz (GEE-drohz) identifies the victims as 51-year-old Officer Henry Nelson and 40-year-old Shameka Johnson. He says two other women also were stabbed: Johnson’s sister, 34-year-old Shurlay Johnson, and Courtney Jolivette, the wife of the man who is accused in the attacks. KLFY is reporting that the deceased Shameka Johnson and her sister Shurlay are sisters of Grand […]

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    South Side man charged in crash that killed 66-year-old

    CHICAGO — A South Side man has been charged in a fatal traffic crash that occurred after a high-speed chase with police. According to a police statement, Paul Forbes, 26, of the 10300 block of South Rhodes Ave., was charged with one felony count of murder, one felony count of aggravated fleeing, two felony counts of aggravated battery and one misdemeanor count of driving on a suspended license. Police say they stopped Forbes for a traffic violation on the 7500 […]

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    New show postpones finale over similarities to Virginia news shooting

    NEW YORK — A popular new television show has postponed its Season 1 finale after a fatal shooting in Virginia that left a broadcast news crew dead and another injured. USA Network’s “Mr. Robot” announced that it would be postponing its final episode of the season, scheduled to air Wednesday, due to similarities of the show’s content to Wednesday’s shooting. The show’s official Twitter page released the following statement: The previously filmed season finale of Mr. Robot contains a graphic scene […]

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