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    Acid spill near closes streets near U.S. Cellular Field

    A hazardous material spill near U.S. Cellular Field closed streets and caused traffic problems Wednesday afternoon. A truck leaking acid pulled off the Dan Ryan at 35th St around 12:30 p.m. Streets near the ballpark were closed, along with the 35th street CTA red line stop. The Dan Ryan ramps have reopened at 35th St. The southbound ramp to 39th St still remains closed. Emergency crews spent hours around the tanker containing the muriatic acid. No one was hurt, but […]

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    Walgreens HQ will remain in U.S., despite $16 billion purchase of UK company

    Walgreens will not be moving overseas and will keep its headquarters in north suburban Deerfield. The company announced Wednesday morning that it will keep its headquarters in Deerfield after buying the European company “Alliance Boots.” The drugstore giant is buying the company, for $16 billion and was considering moving its headquarters to either England or Switzerland. The moved would have saved Walgreens hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes. During a call with shareholders Wednesday, Walgreens president and CEO said […]

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    VIDEO: Dozens of commuters help rescue man trapped by train

    Dozens of people came together to help a man trapped by a train and it was caught on video. In the video above, watch the man in the baseball cap. His foot slips between the train and the platform, trapping his leg. This happened in perth, australia. Emergency crews tried to free the man but the opening was less than an inch wide. So they organized other commuters to tilt the train away from the man and free his leg. The man was treated […]

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    Bears fan arrested for jumping onto field during scrimmage

    A West Chicago man was arrested after he jumped from the stands onto Soldier Field at the Bears’ Family Fest practice Saturday night. John J. Annoreno, 22, of the 300 block of Post Oak Circle, was in Section 138 of the stadium’s seating and jumped onto the field as the Bears players scrimmaged, according to Cook County Court Records. Bears practice at Soldier Field Annoreno was charged with felony criminal trespass at a place of public amusement and was ordered released […]

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    Man dead after fall from Loop building

    Chicago police are investigating the death of a man at a downtown hotel. It happened just before 3 a.m. at the Radisson Blu on North Columbus. Investigators say a 27-year-old man fell from balcony on the 56th floor and landed on the pool deck. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The man’s name has not been released. Police say preliminary information suggests it was an accident. It’s unclear if any alcohol was involved.  


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