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    2 Indiana children reported missing in Amber Alert found dead

    Two children involved in an Amber Alert in Indiana have been found dead. Fort Wayne police issued an Amber Alert Monday for 7-year-old Liliana Hernandez and 6-year-old Rene Pasztor.  The Allen County Sheriff believed the children were likely abducted by their non-custodial mother 29-year-old Amber Pasztor.  That alert was cancelled Monday evening. Allen County Sheriff’s Department issued a statement saying an officer leaving the department was stopped around 5:30 by a woman who was driving a vehicle that matched the […]

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    Man’s conviction overturned 20 years later

    Charles Johnson was just a teenager when he was sentenced to life in prison for a double murder 20 years ago. Today, with his conviction overturned, Johnson walked out of the Cook County jail. Johnson’s family was able to bail him out on 500,000 dollar bond. Johnson, along with two others, were convicted of a 1995 double murder at a used car lot. The state vacated Johnson’s sentence after  new fingerprint evidence was introduced. However, Johnson could still be retried […]

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    Clinton, Trump face off in first debate

    Hillary Clinton forced Donald Trump onto defense over his temperament, refusal to release his taxes and his past comments about race and women during a fiery debut presidential debate Monday — a potentially pivotal moment in a tight election campaign. Clinton, who has seen her dominance of the presidential race fade in the weeks since the Democratic convention, delivered a strong performance in which she demonstrated a command of policy and a sense of humor, smiling through some of Trump’s […]

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    Green initiatives growing more than just a beautiful garden on the Southeast Side

    CHICAGO — At the outset, the new garden at Advocate United Church is a beautiful upgrade to the Southeast Side community. But it is also so much more. It is a  rain garden, built to handle the large amounts of water the community often sees and struggles with during the rainy season.  It is engineered to handle about 35,000 gallons of water at one particular time. Ramont Bell is the outreach coordinator for Faith in Place, a nonprofit focused on […]

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    Body found in burning vehicle identified as suburban construction company owner

    CHICAGO–  Police have confirmed the identity of a man found dead in a burning car in Pilsen last week. The body 43-year-old Jim Gerage was found Friday night around 8 p.m. in the 600 block of West 21st street, after emergency crews put out a car fire. His body was found in the backseat. Gerage is from of the far northwest suburb of Barrington Hills.  He and his brother own Omega Demolition, which is based in Elgin.  The company made […]

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    7-Eleven to offer $1 coffee day after presidential debates

    If the upcoming presidential debates have you staying up late – or losing sleep – 7-Eleven has got some news for you. The convenience store is offering extra-large coffees for $1 the day after each debate, starting tomorrow, September 27th. But, just like the political process, you have to do your part, America. 7-Eleven says ,“To take advantage, customers need to download the 7-Eleven mobile app, choose their cup and scan the app at checkout.” Java seekers will also have […]

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    2 women injured in hit-and-run in busy North Side intersection

    CHICAGO – Witnesses say a car hit two women as they tried to cross the street at a busy North Side intersection Friday night, dragging one of them for hundreds of feet . According to police, the car then made an illegal u-turn and hit the women a second time before driving from the scene. A witness said the car was going about 50 mph when it hit the women as they  crossed Clybourn around the 1800 block in Lincoln Park. A 24-year-old […]

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    Person shot in The Loop near Millennium Park

    UPDATE: The 54-year-old man who was shot on Saturday night near Chicago’s Millennium Park has died. Read more: http://via.wgntv.com/w1SfG CHICAGO, Ill. — One person was shot after a dispute near the intersection of Michigan Ave. and Monroe in The Loop tonight. Shelly Fabbri, who says she is the sister of the victim, says they got in an altercation with a man while walking down the street.  The man then pulled out a gun and shot her brother. Fabbri says he […]

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    4 dead in mall shooting in Washington state, suspect at large

    BURLINGTON, Wash. — Authorities in Washington State say four people have been killed during a shooting at a mall north of Seattle and that at least one suspect remains at large. The Washington State Patrol says on Twitter that the four were shot Friday at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) north of Seattle. Sgt. Mark Francis says authorities are searching for a man wearing gray who was last seen walking toward Interstate 5 from the mall. […]