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    Revered activist brings message of genocide awareness to Illinois Holocaust Museum

    One of the world’s leading crusaders against genocide comes to Chicago with an important message. Fr. Patrick Desbois heads a group dedicated to finding hidden holocaust mass graves. On Sunday morning, he toured the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie before speaking at a special event at Niles North High School. Desbois is on a mission to get more people involved in combating human atrocities around the world. He is on a two-week tour throughout the United States.

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    Morales drives in 4, leads Duffy, Royals over White Sox

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kendrys Morales homered for his 1,000th career hit and drove in four runs, Danny Duffy pitched effectively into the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 10-3 Sunday. Duffy (12-2) picked up his first victory since Aug. 21. He struck out eight and gave up three runs. Morales homered in the sixth with Paulo Orlando aboard. Orlando reached base four times — two doubles, a walk and hit by pitch — and […]

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    Tumblr post claiming responsibility for NYC bombing discounted

    NEW YORK  — A law enforcement official says federal investigators have discounted a claim of responsibility for the New York City bombing on the social blogging service Tumblr. The official says investigators looked into it and don’t consider it relevant to the case. The official was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Earlier in the day, another official said that the FBI was aware of the posting and evaluating its […]

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    High school football water boy with Down Syndrome scores TD for mother with cancer

    NOVI, Mich. — A Michigan student is a beloved member of his high school football team, even though he rarely gets the chance to suit up. Robby Heil, who has Down Syndrome, usually serves as the water boy for the Novi High School team, WJBK reports. But the team had something special for him during this weekend’s game after they learned his mother has advanced cancer. She was on the sideline like always, taking pictures when the coach put Robby in the […]

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    Officials remind Chicagoans to stay vigilant following NYC explosion

    CHICAGO — Authorities in Chicagoland are urging residents to report suspicious activity and packages following the explosion in New York City this weekend. Chicago and Cook County officials issued a joint statement Sunday stressing the importance of the “If You See Something, Say Something” anti-terrorism public awareness campaign. You can report  non-emergency suspicious activity by calling 855-RPRT-2-S4, the official local number of the campaign. “When you see things that look suspicious, just call the police,” Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said. “We […]

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    Cubs’ Ben Zobrist rides his bike in full uniform to Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO — If you’ve ever thought about trying to bike to work, but just didn’t have the inspiration, allow a member of the Chicago Cubs to be your guide. Ben Zobrist and his family live in the city’s Wrigleyville neighborhood, and he’s taking full advantage of his proximity to Wrigley Field by riding to the games on his bicycle. His wife Julianna posted a video on her Instagram account showing him in full uniform getting ready to bike to the stadium. “Ever since […]

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    Chicago cop indicted in 2013 shooting captured on dashcam video

    A Chicago police officer has been indicted on federal civil rights charges after a video captured him firing at a car as it was backing away from him, wounding two teens inside. Officer Marco Proano, 41, is charged with two counts of deprivation of rights under the color of law for the December 2013 incident in the 9400 block of South LaSalle Street. In its archives, WGN located police dashcam video of the shooting from The Chicago Reporter. You can […]

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    Here’s how to register for Cubs postseason tickets

    CHICAGO — Hey Chicago Cubs fans! If you want to catch your favorite team in the playoffs at Wrigley Field, here’s what you need to do. Starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, the team opened up a lottery system to buy single game tickets to the National League Division Series. You have to register on the Cubs website, then you’ll get an email if you’ve been selected for a chance to buy tickets. You have until Sept. 21 to register for the […]

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    Madison Street entrance to Union Station closed after falling concrete injures commuter

    CHICAGO — Metra issued a statement to customers Thursday that the Madison Street entrance at Union Station has been closed for repairs and inspections until further notice. This announcement comes after a woman was hit by several pounds of falling concrete on Tuesday. “In addition, tracks No. 5, No. 7 and No. 9 on the North Concourse will remain out of service through this evening Metra customers who normally enter or exit Union Station from Madison Street should use the entrance at Adams, Jackson, […]