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    Watch Angelina Jolie’s inspiring speech at the Kids’ Choice Awards

    INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Actress Angelina Jolie made her first public appearance since her latest surgery at Saturday night’s Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. Jolie attended the ceremony with her daughters, Shlloh and Zahara. After she won the award for Best Villain for her lead role in “Maleficent,” she gave quite an uplifting speech. “I want to say when I was little, like Maleficent, I was told that I was different—and I felt out of place, and too loud, too full of fire, never […]

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    1 dead, 1 critically injured after car, semi wreck

    CHICAGO —  The Chicago police Major Accident Unit is investigating a crash on the Southwest Side that killed one person and critically injured another. The accident happened at about 5:20 a.m. Sunday in the 3100 block of South Damen where the road passes over the Stevenson Expressway. A 23-year-old woman died. She was a passenger in a car that was heading north on Damen when it hit the passenger side of a semi trailer that was making a left turn. The driver of […]

  • Police searching for suspect in fatal nightclub shooting

    CHICAGO – Police are searching for the man who killed 36-year-old Michael Ricks inside the Riff Music Lounge around 1:20 a.m. Saturday morning. Witnesses say Ricks and another man got into an argument over a woman. Bouncers escorted the other man out of the bar, but the man later returned with a gun. He shot Ricks in the abdomen. Ricks was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A 39-year-old bystander was also shot in the abdomen. […]

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    Streets closed Sunday for Shamrock Shuffle

    CHICAGO – Several streets will be closed Sunday morning as 27,000 runners participate in the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K. The first wave of the race starts at 8:30 a.m. Street closures along the route are estimated from 8:00 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. The race starts in Grant Park at Columbus and Monroe, winds through River North and the Loop and ends back in Grant Park. In addition to closures along the route, there are street closures around Grant […]

  • Gov. Rauner considering Thompson Center appraisal

    CHICAGO – Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration is considering an appraisal of the James R. Thompson Center. The state’s property management office issued a request for information to possibly hire an appraiser to determine the building’s value. A spokesman for Rauner said any talk of selling the deteriorating building is premature, but the administration needs to look at ways to make the best use of all state assets, including the Thompson Center. The Thompson Center, located at Randolph and Clark, opened […]

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    Woman accused of squirting breast milk on police officer

    FREMANTLE, Australia — An Australian woman was denied bail after allegedly squirting breast milk at a police officer. According to UPI, the incident happened while 26-year-old Erica Leeder was being searched at a police station after being arrested on an unspecificed warrant. Police say Leeder, who was nude from the waist up during the search, grabbed her own breast and squirted milk  onto the head, arms and clothes of the female officer conducting the search. She was charged with assaulting […]

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    Pennsylvania toddler shoots self in leg while adults shower

    MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old Pennsylvania boy found a handgun on a bed and shot himself in the leg while his mother and her fiancé were showering. Investigators say the toddler took the .45-caliber gun from an upstairs bedroom at the boyfriend’s Montoursville home Thursday and played with it on a downstairs couch as he watched cartoons. Police say the bullet lodged in the boy’s back. They say he was conscious and talking before surgery to repair damage […]

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    Woman’s Facebook post about Germanwings pilot’s reassuring actions goes viral

    HAMBURG, Germany — A woman’s Facebook post about her heartwarming experience on a Germanwings aircraft has gone viral. Just a day after after the co-pilot of another Germanwings airliner deliberately crashed into the side of a mountain, Britta Englisch had a Germanwings flight to Cologne, Germany. She had mixed feeling about boarding the plane, but she needed to get to her destination. As she boarded, the pilot of the plane did something simple, yet remarkable: he welcomed each passenger individually. But he didn’t […]

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    ‘Stop pooping on bike path’ signs posted in Illinois town

    HAMPTON, Ill. — Many people think the new signs added to the bike path in Hampton, Ill., are for dogs, but they are actually for humans. The signs say, “Stop pooping on bike path.” Hampton’s Public Works Supervisor Scott McKay told WQAD it has been a problem for two years. And he knows it’s human poop. “Well animals don’t carry toilet paper and then stuff it on the top,” McKay said. McKay told WQAD the person leaves toilet paper on top of the poop every […]

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    Wisconsin couple accused of locking teenage daughter in basement, forcing her to wear diaper

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin couple accused of locking their 13-year-old daughter in a basement and forcing her to wear diapers have been charged with child neglect. According to WITI, it was an anonymous call to Brookfield police that finally got the attention of officials in Waukesha County. The caller told police a teenage girl was being kept in the basement of a Brookfield home — being “treated like an animal.” Court records say the girl continually showed up […]

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