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    Chicago board of ed approves budget

    The Chicago Board of Education unanimously approved a roughly $6 billion dollar budget today that relies on a one-time accounting maneuver to help pay for it. The board agreed to use two extra months of revenue to balance the budget for 2015 and that could lead to cash flow problems later in the year. The district is nearly $900 million dollars in debt. CPS Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett challenged Springfield to help them. The school district is also increasing its share […]

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    FAA: Ban on U.S. airlines’ flights to and from Tel Aviv, Israel extended

    (CNN) — The Federal Aviation Administration has extended its ban on U.S. airlines’ flights to and from Tel Aviv, Israel, for another 24 hours. The ban now runs through 12:15 p.m. ET Thursday, the FAA says. This is a developing story, check back for details. RELATED: FAA bans U.S. flights to airport in Tel Aviv, Israel for 24 hours    

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    Beach Hazard issued for Lake Michigan shoreline

    Use extreme caution if you go to the beach Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazard statement for the Lake Michigan shoreline. The weather service is expecting waves of seven to 11 feet– occasionally reaching as high as 13 feet. Strong rip currents and structural currents are also expected. If you are swimming, they can sweep you into deeper water. The Beach Hazard statement is in effect through Thursday morning and affects Cook and Lake Counties in […]

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    Chicago-bound Southwest flight makes emergency landing in Ohio

    A Southwest airlines plane headed to Chicago was forced to make an emergency landing in Ohio. Passengers were immediately evacuated using inflatable slides after the plane touched down in Columbus late Tuesday night. The flight was headed from Baltimore to Chicago when a smoke alarm went off in the cargo area. No one was injured. Airline officials say the plane was inspected but no problems were found.

  • Changes make OHare very noisy neighbor for some

    More jet noise monitors to be added in neighborhoods surrounding O’Hare

    The city of Chicago has agreed to install eight new noise monitors in the communities around O’Hare Airport. The Chicago Department of Aviation will work with the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission to acquire and install the additional permanent airport noise monitors. Residents directly to the east and west of the airport say the jet noise in their neighborhoods has risen dramatically since last fall. That is when the takeoff and landing patterns at O’Hare switched from a north-south axis to […]

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    The Second City announces plan for major expansion

    Chicago’s Second City made a pretty big announcement Tuesday morning— they are more than doubling their space. The famed Chicago comedy theater has purchased the former Piper’s Alley, AMC Loews Movie Theater that has been closed since 2011. The new space adds 25,000 feet to their current 20,300 foot space– making it the largest school of comedy in the world. Second City plans to fill the new space with student-centered facilities, including two new theaters, classrooms, a student’s lounge, bar […]

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    Police: iPhone thefts on the rise in Lakeview

    Chicago police are warning people in Lakeview to be careful with their iPhones and smartphones. DNA Info reports those phones are attracting thieves in the area around Belmont, Addison, Southport and Halsted. Police say just last month, there were 18 robberies in the area. Most of those robberies took place in the early morning hours as people left bars and walked alone. Police advise people to put their phones away and be alert of their surroundings.