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    Bears defeat Packers 17-13 at Lambeau Field

    BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Chicago Bears defeat the Green Bay Packers 17-13. Scroll down to see highlights from the game. ORIGINAL STORY — The final NFL game of Thanksgiving Day has the Green Bay Packers hosting the Chicago Bears in the league’s oldest rivalry. The 7-3 Packers come off a 30-13 pounding of Minnesota that ended their three-game skid and left them tied with the Vikings for first place in the NFC North. The Bears have shown signs of life recently, winning […]

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    Reported explosion in Will County was men shooting explosive targets: police

    GREEN GARDEN TOWNSHIP, Ill. — What some Will County residents believed was an explosion Thursday afternoon actually turned out to be some adults shooting target practice. At 12:45 p.m., police responded to reports of explosions at a cornfield near Monee Manhattan Road and Center Road in Green Center Town, Will County Deputy Chief Tom Budde said. Police found a group of adults in legal possession of firearms and tannerite, a type of exploding target for firearms practice. When the target is hit with a rifle, […]

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    Rep. Bobby Rush on Laquan McDonald shooting

    Congressman Bobby Rush stopped by WGN to discuss the release of a dashcam video showing a Chicago police officer shooting a teenager 16 times.

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    Protest planned for Black Friday in Chicago shopping area

    CHICAGO — If you’re planning on shopping downtown on Black Friday, you may encounter some protesters on the streets. The group Stop Mass Incarceration will be holding a protest at 11 a.m. Friday at Michigan and Pearson near Water Tower Place. Protests began Tuesday after the city released dashcam video of a Chicago police officer fatally shooting a teenager. Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder in the 2014 death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times. While demonstrators chanted and […]

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    No bail for Chicago cop charged in Laquan McDonald’s murder

    CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer is being held without bail in the fatal shooting of a teenager. Jason Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder in in the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. McDonald was shot 16 times on Oct. 20. Charges were announced Tuesday as the city prepared to release a squad-car video of the shooting. Van Dyke requested protected custody and is now incarcerated in the Cermak hospital building. If convicted of first degree murder, Van Dyke faces a sentence […]

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    Live performance of Rent’s ‘Seasons of Love’

    World AIDS Day production of “Rent” presented by Artists Giving Back. Tuesday, December 1, 7:30 pm. Athenaeum Theater.

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    Oak Park kidnapping suspect in police custody after search

    OAK PARK, Ill. –Oak Park police say the kidnapping suspect they were searching for is now in police custody. Police say Sherman Henderson, 31, kidnapped his 30-year-old ex-girlfriend late Sunday while she was house-sitting in the 600 block of Forest Avenue. On Monday, the woman was found safe and receiving medical treatment at a suburban hospital. Charges against Henderson have not yet been filed. This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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    Woman kidnapped while house-sitting in Oak Park located; suspect still at large

    OAK PARK, Ill. — A woman who police say was kidnapped while house-sitting in Oak Park late Sunday has been found, but authorities are still searching for the ex-boyfriend who’s suspected of abducting her. Police believe Sherman Henderson, 31, kidnapped a 30-year-old woman, who was located at a suburban hospital, safe and receiving medical care, Oak Park officials said. Police responded to the 600 block of Forest Avenue at 11:50 p.m. Sunday after a witness called 911 to report he’d seen a woman being forced […]

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    Decision on charges in Laquan McDonald case coming Tuesday: source

    CHICAGO — Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez will make an announcement Tuesday about whether or not a white Chicago police officer will be charged in the shooting of a black teenager, a source tells WGN. Last year, 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times. Police have said he refused to drop a knife. A Cook County judge ordered last week that dashcam video of the shooting be released no later than Wednesday. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel invited ministers and community activists to […]

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    Here’s why meteorologists across the country are wearing the same dress

    A Homeyee women’s stretch tunic pencil sheath dress that sells for $23 on Amazon is now in the closets of dozens of television meteorologists across the country. A meteorologist in Dallas was the first to notice how great a deal it was, so she posted it in her private Facebook group of female meteorologists across the country. Since then, more than 50 of them have purchased the dress and worn it on air. This collage of them is going viral on Reddit with a […]


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