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    No injuries reported in West Side fire

    No one was injured in atwo-alarm fire on Chicago’s West Side earlier today. The fire broke out just after 2 p.m. the 4600 block of Huron. The roof was completely destroyed from the fire. The Chicago Fire Department says the building was a one story factory.  

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    Truck full of Miller High Life stolen, but driver’s emotional plea is no laughing matter

    What sounds like the setup to a joke, turned into an emotional display from a hard working man in Florida just trying to do his job. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that thieves stole Van Thomas’s semi truck full of beer Tuesday. Thomas was driving from Texas to Florida and nearing his last stop before a delivery in Orlando when he stopped at a truck stop. It was there that his entire truck and the 44,000 pounds of Miller High Life […]

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    Craziest excuse for calling off of work: Jobs for You

    What are some of the most unusual excuses for calling in sick to work? VP of Corporate Communications with Careerbuilder Jennifer Grasz knows some pretty incredible ones. She spoke with WGN Evening News about them.

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    O’Hare passengers from Liberia evaluated at Chicago hospitals

    The condition of one of the air travelers being evaluated at a hospital in Chicago has improved and has been moved out of isolation. Two people arrived on separate flights at O’Hare Airport Tuesday from Liberia complaining of illness. Officials decided against screening them for Ebola. The Tribune reports that one of the passengers is an adult who reported nausea and diarrhea. That person was diagnosed with Typhoid Fever in August, but had a normal temperature during a screening at […]

  • Suspect in Indiana murders in court today

    Darren Vann is expected in an Indiana courtroom this morning. 43-year-old  Vann is linked to seven murders, though he’s only been charged with one killing, that of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy whose body was discovered Friday at a Motel 6 in Hammond. Authorities in Indiana are asking for the public’s help in identifying the two remaining Jane Does of the seven bodies found over the weekend. The Lake County, Ind coroner has released descriptions. The victim was found Oct 19 in […]

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    CPD fundraising for new bullet proof vests

    The Chicago Police Dept is launching a new campaign to raise money for bullet proof vests. It’s called Get Behind the Vest, a $4 million dollar fundraising campaign started by the Chicago Police Memorial Fund. The initiative is aiming at purchasing 8,000 bullet-proof vests, replacing ones currently too worn down to protect Chicago officers. The Chicago Police Memorial Fund is asking for support from bother corporate and individual donors. More info at http://www.getbehindthevest.org/

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    Corrections officer accused of smuggling pot into jail using 2 sandwiches

    A Cook County corrections officer was arrested and accused of trying to smuggle marijuana into the jail. The guard and three inmates are among seven charged. The alleged plot to smuggle pot also included other contraband like alcohol and cigarettes. A federal indictment claims 29-year-old Jason Marek hid three ounces of marijuana in two sandwiches. The marijuana was supposedly going to be sold to inmates. Marek allegedly took a $200 dollar bribe. A Chicago police dispatcher is also facing federal […]

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    Wife finds letters after husband loses battle with deadly disorder

    LONGVIEW, Texas — A man’s last gift to his family was expressed in more than 30 handwritten letters found shortly after he died. Mitchell Whisenhunt lost his battle with Marfan Syndrome on Saturday. Shortly after he died, Whisenhunt’s wife, Ashley, found letters written by her husband. The letters were addressed to family members and the community. “If this is being read, I have passed,” one letter begins. “In this grieving period for my wife, the last thing I want her […]

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    Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

    Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82. The cause of his death, announced Monday by close family friends and industry colleagues, was not immediately clear. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, but said last year he was “totally clean.” “The only realities in life are that you are born, and that you die,” he told an audience at New York’s 92Y “Fashion Talks” […]

  • Foo Fighters to play Wrigley Field

    Foo Fighters are set to play Wrigley Field this summer. Just last week, the rock band played the Cubby Bear as part of their HBO series, but come August 29, 2015, the room got a whole lot bigger. Tickets will go on sale Monday, October 27 at 10 p.m. Reserved tickets ($75 & $50 with a 6-ticket limit) and General Admission field tickets ($75 with a 4-ticket limit) can be purchased online at www.Cubs.com/foo  or by phone at 800-THE-CUBS.  

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