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    Mother of 4 shot and killed on South Side; Cousin of Bulls Dwyane Wade

    CHICAGO – A woman has died after she was wounded in a shooting on the South Side this afternoon. According to police, the 32-year-old Nykea Aldridge was shot near 64th and Calumet in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood around 3:30 p.m.. Nykea Aldridge, the mother of four children, and the first cousin of Chicago Bulls Dwyane Wade, was walking down the street pushing her newborn in a stroller, when, according to police, an altercation occurred that “did not involve her.” Shots were fired […]

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    Teens rescued after getting stuck on suburban water tower

    DEERFIELD, Ill. – A group of teens in the northern suburbs had to be rescued off a water tower Friday evening. The teens got stuck atop the tower in Deerfield near Waukegan and Lake Cook Road. Police spotted them on top of the tower and called firefighters to rescue them. They were lowered off the platform one by one, by rope. The teens were not hurt. It’s not clear if they’ll face charges.

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    Man shot and killed in Uptown

    CHICAGO – A man was shot and killed Friday in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Police say the 55-year-old man was shot in the 900 block of W Wilson. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police say the man was not the intended target. The circumstances of the shooting are not yet known. This is a developing story.  Check back for details.

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    Woman convicted of killing disabled daughter released from prison on bond

    A suburban mother who was convicted of killing her severely disabled daughter was released from prison this afternoon. An appeals court allowed Bonnie Liltz to go free on bond while she appeals her conviction. Liltz’s attorney Thomas Glasgow says that since she reported to prison her health has declined.  In an appeal, he asked that she be released to better deal with medical issues. Glasgow received the court order setting a 5,000 dollar bond on Thursday. Liltz was convicted of […]

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    Fans say they’re ‘Addicted to Cubs’ in music video

    CHICAGO — Cubs fans and viewers Mick Kahler and “Weird Al” Flash dedicated their version of Robert Palmer’s classic “Addicted to Love” to the fantastic year the Cubs are having so far.

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    Chicago medical community celebrates two major heart care milestones

    Chicago celebrated some milestones in heart care today. The first was a record-setting transplant.  Zale Walk is just four months old but already he holds a distinguished title. Earlier this week he became the 250th patient to receive a new heart at Lurie Children’s Hospital. Zale was born with a complex condition. His left ventricle, the major pumping chamber of the heart, never developed properly. He’s been in the hospital since birth and for the last several months has been […]

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    Lemonade Brigade raises money for McHenry girl found in hot car

    A group in McHenry County is hoping lemonade can help a local family in need. Four-year-old Liezl was found unresponsive last month in her family’s hot car outside their McHenry home. Her family says she buckled herself in the car after hearing conversations about going to her grandma’s house for dinner. They say they began looking for her after 15 to 20 minutes. Her mother eventually found her and called 911. The temperature that day was nearly 100 degrees. The […]

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    Amazon to open book store in Lakeview

    CHICAGO —   Amazon is opening a book shop in Lakeview. The store is scheduled to open next year at the former location of the Mystic Celt bar and restaurant in the 3400 block of Southport Ave. The building owner has yet to comment. Amazon opened its first brick and mortar bookstore in its hometown of Seattle last year.

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    After partner dies on New Zealand trail, woman survives month alone

    A bizarre story of survival out of New Zealand: Authorities say a woman survived for a month in a remote cabin after her partner was killed during a wintry hike in the mountains, reports the Guardian. Police say the Czech couple, in their late 20s or early 30s, began hiking the Routeburn Track, which takes up to four days to complete, on July 24 but soon became disorientated in the snow and freezing weather. The woman told police through a […]

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    Pullman’s rich history on display with upcoming revamps, tour

    CHICAGO — The Historic Pullman Foundation is continuing its work to preserve and commemorate the area’s history including its significance to the rail industry. George Pullman built “the company town” to house his employees who built luxury passenger rail cars. The town revolved around the railcar company and the community today is commemorating that history. There’s a new upgrade coming to the area that will take you back in time. Metra is building a new warming house at its 111th […]