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    Trump suggests Chicago could solve crime problem ‘in a week’ if cops got tougher

    CHICAGO — Murders in Chicago are up nearly 50 percent compared to last year. Donald Trump says police officers are not being tough enough, and they don’t have the right people in charge. Fox host Bill O’Reilly asked him how to fix it. “How? By being very much tougher than they are right now. They’re right now not tough. I could tell you this very long and quite boring story. But when I was in Chicago, I got to meet a […]

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    BNSF Metra trains moving again in Hinsdale after Amtrak strikes pedestrian

    HINSDALE, Ill. — Metra trains are moving again, but at a restricted speed, near the West Hinsdale station. BNSF Metra trains were halted earlier after an Amtrak train struck a pedestrian this afternoon. Metra Alert BNSF – Inbound/Outbound Trains Cleared To Proceed At Restricted Speed Near West Hinsdale — Metra BNSF (@metraBNSF) August 23, 2016   No word yet on the condition of the pedestrian. #METRA: IB & OB @metraBNSF trains are STOPPED near West Hinsdale, due to an @Amtrak train striking a […]

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    AIDS Run & Walk Chicago

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    Garry McCarthy reacts to CPD Supt. Johnson’s move to fire 7 officers

    CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he stands by the move to fire seven officers in connection with the shooting of Laquan McDonald. The mayor’s comments were the first he’s made on the issue, since Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson announced he will recommend seven officers be fired for lying on official reports about the shooting. The police union says it’s concerned the officers may not get due process, but CPD says it will provide a breakdown of all rule violations once […]

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    IHOP offering $1 pancakes Tuesday for a good cause

    IHOP is serving up short stack pancakes for only $1 on Tuesday, and it’s all for a good cause. For every $1 short stack purchased, IHOP will donate $1 to the No Kid Hungry campaign. “Our goal: serve one million pancakes in one day!” IHOP said on its website. The $1 pancake offer is available between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at participating IHOP locations. Click here to find one near you. The offer is available for dine-in customers only, and there […]

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    Man tried to lure 5 children into car in Glenview

    GLENVIEW, Ill. — Police have released a sketch of a man who tried to lure five children into his car in Glenview. It happened Sunday just after 6 p.m. in the 1400 block of Woodlawn Road. The children told police he stopped his car in front of a home and asked, “Do any of you want to get into my car and drive around town?” He drove away after a child said no and ran away. The man is described as being between […]

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    PHOTOS: Chicago Air & Water Show 2016

    CHICAGO — The annual Chicago Air and Water Show kicks off this weekend, with practice Friday and the official performances on Saturday and Sunday. Free to the public, it takes place on Lake Michigan from Fullerton to Oak Street. North Avenue Beach serves as the show’s center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. All photos are taken by Dietrich Zeigler.

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    Police search for suspect in decapitation of Houston auto shop owner

    HOUSTON — Houston police are looking for a suspect in the decapitation of an auto parts shop owner. The man’s body was found by employees Thursday evening, KTRK reports. Police reviewed surveillance video and discovered the crime was all caught on camera. “I mean, after reviewing the cameras, the entire incident was caught on the cameras, he’s on camera decapitating and beating this man to his death,” said Houston Police Det. Alex Vinogradov. “I don’t want to go into details […]

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    Fatai performs Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ LIVE on WGN Morning News

    Fatai Performing at Schubas Tavern on Tuesday, Aug. 23 More info:

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    First human case of West Nile virus reported in Cook County

    CHICAGO — The Cook County Department of Public Health officials have confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus in suburban Cook County. The case involved a woman in her 50s from the northwest suburbs, who became ill in late July. Officials say testing shows that there are pools of mosquitoes carrying WNV in 57 communities in Cook County. Most people infected with WNV have no symptoms of illness and never become ill, but illness can occur 3-15 days after an infected […]