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    Digital Vulnerability: How safe are you on social media?

    All this week, we’ve been showing you ways in which you are technically vulnerable. This is a look at truths on social media that could get you into trouble with a perfect stranger. Your own information, posted by you, then used against you. Facebook has over a billion daily active users and there are more than 300 million users a month on Twitter. While millions, even billions, are connecting on social media worldwide, what are the pictures, the captions, the […]

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    Massive fire destroys several business in south suburbs

    HARVEY, Ill – Emergency crews are on scene of a massive fire in the south suburbs. The  three alarm fire has damaged several businesses in the 15300 block of Park Ave in Harvey. Part of the building has collapsed. The fire reportedly started at City Sports around 5 p.m. Eight agencies responded. There were approximately 10 people inside at the time of the fire but were able to escape. There are no reports of injuries. This is a developing story. […]

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    The evolution of the Smartphone

    There was a time in the not too distant past where the phone in your pocket just made phone calls. Then the smartphone came along. Now a majority of adults in the United States own some sort of Smartphone. They can do everything your computer can do. But is that enough anymore? WGN’s Marcus Leshock takes a look.

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    Woman jumps from moving car to escape sex assault; Police seek suspects

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are seeking suspects in  an attempted sex assault on the city’s Northwest Side. Police say the victim was standing at a bus stop at Montrose and Kimball early Tuesday morning when two men in a car drove up and tried to talk her into their car. One of the suspects eventually got out, grabbed her hand and forced her into the back seat. He then tried to sexually assault her as the driver headed east on Montrose. […]

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    Donald Trump caught checking out ex-wife in Cinco de Mayo tweet?

      The furor over Donald Trump declaring Thursday that he “loves Hispanics” while feasting on a taco bowl wasn’t enough to obscure a curious detail in his Twitter photo – a scantily-clad image of his ex-wife Marla Maples. The photo, taken in 1985, shows Maples posing in Florida in a blue bikini after winning the Miss Hawaiian Tropic pageant. Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics! — Donald J. Trump […]

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    Police seeking suspects after woman shot while riding in SUV

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are looking for suspects after a   woman was shot while riding in an SUV. Police say someone opened fire on the vehicle last night near 60th and Albany. The driver was not hit but the woman was struck in the back.

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    Mercury will cross the sun in rare event

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Earthlings are in for a treat Monday as Mercury makes a relatively rare transit of the sun. The solar system’s smallest, innermost planet will resemble a black dot as it passes in front of our big, bright star. The last time Mercury crossed directly between the Earth and sun was in 2006, and it won’t happen again until 2019 — and then, until 2032. NASA says the event occurs only about 13 times a century. The […]

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    Man rescued after two months lost at sea

    HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard says a Colombian mariner has been rescued after surviving a two-month ordeal in the southeastern Pacific, but his three companions reportedly died. The agency says in a news release that the 29-year-old man survived by eating fish and seagulls, after their 23-foot skiff became disabled in a lightly traveled area of the ocean. A merchant ship that rescued the man more than 2,000 miles southeast of Hawaii notified the Coast Guard and he was […]

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    Chicago Teachers Union decides not to set strike date

    CHICAGO — Chicago teachers will not strike –  for now. The union’s House of Delegates met Wednesday and leaders say there was no vote. Instead, they focused on their proposal for raising $500 million in revenue for the schools, by raising several taxes, including rideshare and gas. They’ve asked members to reach out to legislators, and help push it through. CTU had been considering an end of year strike but concerns about whether the union would be able to get the […]

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    Man charged in murder of Chicago-area mother fatally shot on Wisconsin highway

    Murder charges have been filed in the death of a Buffalo Grove woman who was shot on a Wisconsin highway Sunday as her family returned from Wisconsin Dells. 20-year-old Zachary Hays has been charged with one count of first degree homicide and three counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety, authorities in Wisconsin announced today. 44-year-old Tracy Czaczkowski was shot Sunday on Interstate 90-94 near mile marker 95 around 3 p.m. Sunday near Deforest, Wisconsin. Police say Tracy’s 43-year-old husband was driving […]


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