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    Giant slip-and-slide opening in Chicago suburb this weekend

    CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. — With a heat wave headed Chicago’s way, you may want to consider some alternative ways of keeping cool. How about gliding down a humongous slip-and-slide? Well, you’ll have a chance to this weekend! “Slide the City” will have their slip-and-slide ready to roll this Saturday from 10 am. to 6 p.m. at Maple Avenue and Rosewood Drive in Carpentersville, Ill. Ultimate Slider tickets are still available online for $40 each. This ticket will allow you to use the slide as many times as […]

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    McHenry girl hospitalized after being found unresponsive in hot car

    MCHENRY, Ill. –A 4-year-old girl remains hospitalized after being found unresponsive in a hot car. Officers arrived on the scene at Holly Court in unincorporated McHenry at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. A preliminary investigation indicates the girl overheard conversations about going to her Grandma’s house for dinner. The girl went outside and climbed into the car without anyone’s knowledge. The family began looking for the girl approximately 15-20 minutes later and found her in the car unresponsive. The mother immediately removed her from the car and called 911. […]

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    Subject in North Side motel barricade situation surrenders peacefully

    CHICAGO — Streets are reopening on Chicago’s North Side police and the SWAT team responded to a barricade situation at  a motel. Chicago police remain on the scene at the Heart O’ Chicago Motel  in the city’s Edgewater neighborhood but the WGN reporter on the scene says the situation is over. The suspect was safely negotiated out and he is being transported to an area hospital for evaluation. — Tahman Bradley (@tahmanbradley) July 18, 2016 The subject of the earlier barricade situation surrendered […]

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    Barricade situation ends peacefully in suburbs; Man taken to hospital

    OAK LAWN, Ill. — A barricade situation in Oak Lawn has ended peacefully after the suspect surrendered to police this afternoon. Police responded to a well-being check around 11 a.m. at home near 99th and Keeler in Oak Lawn. Two brothers were reportedly involved in a disagreement at that location that included threats and possibly a hand gun. Officers made contact with one of the brothers but refused to let officers inside. Officials say the continued talking with the 60-year-old […]

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    CTA Blue Line trains moving again after derailment

    CHICAGO — Normal CTA Blue Line train service has resumed in both directions after a derailment at the Illinois Medical District stop Monday. However, commuters may experience some residual delays. Service on the Blue Line is resuming in both directions after an earlier derailment near Illinois Medical District with residual delays. — cta (@cta) July 18, 2016 Service was suspended between UIC Halsted and Pulaski for a couple of hours while crews worked to restore service. No injuries were reported in the incident. […]

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    Chicago police on high alert after Baton Rouge killings

    CHICAGO — In the wake of the Baton Rouge killings, and those that preceded them in Dallas, the Chicago Police Department is doubling up. For the foreseeable future, police officers will patrol in pairs, for safety’s sake. Chicago police released the following statement: “Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the Baton Rouge Police Department and the families of the slain officers. CPD has reached out to offer any support and police resources that could possibly assist. Currently, there is no threat […]

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    Storms sweep through greater Chicago area

    HERSCHER, Ill. — A Severe Thunderstorm Watch Chicago’s southern suburbs and northwest Indiana has expired. Earlier Sunday, Tornado Warnings were in effect for Iroquois, Kankakee, Grundy, Ford and Livingston counties. They have all since expired. A funnel cloud or possible tornado was spotted southeast of Herscher in Kankakee County. Funnel cloud or possible tornado spotted earlier SE of Herscher in Kankakee Co. @NWSChicago Courtesy Roger Johnston — Mike Janssen (@MikeJanssenWX) July 18, 2016 STORM REPORT: Roof off a shed, large branches down, minor […]

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    NBA great Nate Thurmond, Hall of Fame center, dies at 74

    SAN FRANCISCO — Nate Thurmond, a Hall of Fame center and longtime Golden State Warrior, died Saturday after a short battle with leukemia. He was 74. The Golden State Warriors announced his death. In 1996, Thurmond was voted as one of the best 50 players in NBA history and is considered among the most-dominating centers in the game. The 6-foot, 11-inch Thurmond spent almost 40 years playing and working for the Warriors. He played 11 of his 14 seasons with […]

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    2 teen Pokemon Go players robbed at gunpoint near Lake Villa

    LAKE VILLA, Ill. — A pair of teenage brothers were robbed at gunpoint while playing Pokemon Go in unincorporated Lake Villa Thursday night. According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, it happened just after 10 p.m. in the area of Morton Drive and Carol Lane. Police say the boys saw a dark colored older model four-door parked near where they were walking. Two men, who appeared to be in their early 20s, then exited the vehicle and approached the teens. Police describe one of the […]

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    Patrick Kane on his favorite ‘Batman’ movie, upcoming Blackhawks season

    Patrick Kane stopped by WGN Midday News on Friday ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks Convention this weekend. Check out his interview with WGN Morning News sports anchor Pat Tomasulo in the player above. More info: