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    Lemont High School evacuated over threatening email

    LEMONT, Ill. — After receiving a threatening email Friday morning, Lemont High School has evacuated all of its students and staff. The school made the decision based on the advice of local authorities, and posted the evacuation announcement on its website. For students. here is the evacuation plan: Students who are bus riders will be taken home via the normal afternoon routes. Students who are walkers will proceed home as they normally would. Students who drive to campus – as well […]

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    Lebron James to wear Cubs uniform after losing World Series bet

    CHICAGO — The Cleveland Cavaliers are in town to play the Bulls Friday night, and that means it’s time for Lebron James to pay up. James and Dwyane Wade had a bet during the World Series. James picked his Indians, and Wade had the Cubs. The loser had to wear the baseball uniform of the winning team the next time they visit. This is James’ first trip to Chicago this season, so he has to wear a Cubs uniform. Yes sir!!! […]

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    Man shot in strip mall parking lot in Hoffman Estates

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Police say a man was shot in a strip mall parking lot in Hoffman Estates Thursday night. It happened at about 10:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of West Higgins outside of Rookies Sports Bar and Grill. The victim was transported to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. His condition is unknown. There is no one in custody. Check back for updates.  

  • Illinois governor Bruce Rauner waits for the arrival of  President Barack Obama at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on February 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama used the event to designate Chicago's historic Pullman district a national monument. Dating back to the 1880s, the Pullman district, on the city's Far South Side, is one of the country's first company towns. The "town" was founded by George Pullman to house workers at his now-defunct Pullman Palace Car Co.,  which made luxurious rail cars.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Rauner vetoes $215 million CPS teacher pension bill

    CHICAGO — Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has vetoed a bill which would have provided $215 million for Chicago Public School teacher pensions. The governor says that money was contingent upon a comprehensive, pension reform measure being passed. He blamed Senate President John Cullerton for torpedoing the process. “The election is over. Despite my repeated request for daily negotiations and hope to reach a comprehensive agreement by the end of next week, we are no closer to ending the impasse or enacting […]

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    Search continues for suspect in murder of Harvey security guard

    HARVEY, Ill. — Police in south suburban Harvey have issued an arrest warrant for first-degree murder in the death of a Canadian National Railroad security guard. Rashad Williams, 24, of East Hazel Crest, should be considered armed and dangerous, police said at a news conference Thursday. At about 4 p.m. Saturday, a woman called police to report someone was stealing her car. She was able to get into another vehicle and follow the man who stole her car. Police soon joined the pursuit, but […]

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    Couple celebrates 70th anniversary with wedding photo shoot they never had

    PEARLAND, Texas — A couple celebrated their 70th anniversary with the wedding photo shoot they never had. According to Huffington Post, the couple’s granddaughter reached out to Lara Carter Photography to arrange the photo shoot for Ferris and Margaret Romaire. Ferris, 90, donned a tuxedo and Margaret, 89, wore a lavender gown, and during the October photo shoot, they posted with a veil, banner and even some bubbly! The couple wedded on Nov. 24, 1946 and currently reside in their hometown of Morgan City, […]

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    Donald Trump not coming to Chicago, Tribune reports

    CHICAGO —  We’d heard that security preps were underway for a visit by president-elect Donald Trump, and critics had planned a protest, until word came in that Mr. Trump was not in fact coming here. Trump representatives never confirmed a stopover in Chicago, but police were preparing for a possible visit sometime between Thursday and Saturday. Whatever his travel plans, Wednesday was a busy day. President-elect Trump says he will step away from his global business dealings, making the announcement […]

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    Missing California woman was branded, covered in bruises, husband says

    SAN FRANCISCO — The husband of a Northern California mother who went missing for three weeks after a reported kidnapping says his wife was covered in black and yellow bruises when she was found last week. Keith Papini says his wife weighed only 87 pounds and was tossed from a car with a bag over her head. Her hair had been cut off and she had been branded. He said investigators told him to “brace himself” before he was united […]

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    Trump nominates Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts as Deputy Commerce Secretary

    NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump has announced his choice of Todd Ricketts, co-owner of the Chicago Cubs, to serve as Deputy Commerce Secretary. “Todd Ricketts is an immensely successful businessman with unparalleled knowledge of the finance industry,” Trump said in a statement. “As Deputy Commerce Secretary he will help us cut waste and streamline government so that it works for the people of America. The incredible job he and the Ricketts family did in the purchase and turnaround of […]

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    Indiana mother confesses to killing her 2 children in chilling 911 call

    CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. — A central Indiana woman who admitted fatally stabbing her young son and daughter has pleaded not guilty to murder charges. Thirty-year-old Brandi Worley of Darlington entered the plea Tuesday via video from Montgomery County Jail, where she was transferred to Monday after being released from a hospital. Worley was hospitalized and treated for self-inflicted stab wounds to the neck after the Nov. 17 attack that left her children, 7-year-old Tyler and 3-year-old Charlee, dead. Court documents say […]