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  • Chinatown restaurants raided by FBI

    Several Chicago Chinatown restaurants were closed yesterday as FBI agents executed search warrants for an unknown reason. Federal agents were seen at restaurants for several hours collecting boxes and envelopes labeled “evidence.” However, agents are refusing to say anything about the case. At least three of these restaurants are owned by Celebrity Chef Tony Hu. Managers, say they have no knowledge of what’s happening… or even what the agents are looking for. The restaurant’s in Chinatown reopened yesterday afternoon. Hu […]

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    Child passenger monitored in Chicago tests negative for Ebola

    A child that was being monitored at the University of Chicago Medical Center has tested negative for Ebola according the Illinois Department of Public Health. The girl was one of two passengers from Liberia who got sick earlier this week on connecting flights to Chicago. The other passenger – an adult- was treated and released after showing no signs of Ebola.

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    Craziest excuses for calling in sick: 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. Here are some of the more outrageous ones: 1)     Employee just put a casserole in the oven. 2)     Employee’s plastic surgery for enhancement purposes needed some “tweaking” to get it just right. 3)     Employee was sitting in the bathroom and her feet and legs fell asleep. When she stood, up she fell and […]

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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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    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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