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    Police seek suspect in fatal shooting of mother

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are searching for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old mother of two. Africa Bass was shot and killed in the 8700 block of 8700 block of South Burley Avenue early Wednesday morning. Africa had just moved into the Germano Millgate apartments near East 88th and Burley in the South Chicago neighborhood yesterday. Family members say around midnight she ran out to run an errand and was walking back home on the sidewalk when shots were […]

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    New Morning Show ‘promo’ highlights convention coverage fail

    Not all DNC coverage is smooth sailing — or in this case, driving. Check out what happened when the WGN-TV Live truck is unable to go in reverse with passenger, WGN anchor Mark Suppelsa. Watch the video in the player above

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    3 teens shot, 1 fatally, on Chicago’s West Side

    CHICAGO — Three teenagers were shot, one fatally, on the city’s West Side. The male victims, ages 13, 17 and 18, were shot around 11 a.m. Tuesday on West End and Lavergne in the South Austin neighborhood. Fire officials said one teenager was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition. The two others were transported to Stroger Hospital in serious-to-critical condition. The Chicago Fire Department has confirmed the 18-year-old has died. The shooting adds to a violent start to the week, with three dead and at least 12 wounded in shootings […]

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    ‘Swim Across America’ hits Ohio Street Beach to raise money for cancer research

    CHICAGO — Olympians, cancer survivors and dozens of others hopped into Lake Michigan Saturday morning to take a swim for cancer research. Swimmers had the choice of going from a half-mile to three-miles at Chicago’s Ohio Street Beach. The nonprofit Swim Across America has given more than $1-million to Rush University Medical Center for early stage cancer research. The event has raised more than $60-million nationwide.

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    SB Stevenson Expressway reopens after fiery crash

    CHICAGO — Traffic is moving again Tuesday morning on the Stevenson Expressway after being shut down for hours following a fatal crash. Update: SB I-55 (Stevenson Expy) lanes at Cicero Ave. reopened to traffic early this morning. #ILtraffic — IDOT (@IDOT_Illinois) July 26, 2016 The accident happened just before 11 a.m. Monday on the outbound lanes of I-55 between Pulaski Rd. and Cicero Ave. Two semis, a van and two cars were involved in the accident, according to state police. One semi […]

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    CTA bus hits mother, 3 children on Chicago’s North Side

    CHICAGO — A CTA bus struck a mother and her three children on the city’s North Side. The accident happened around 10:30 a.m. Monday in the 3600 block of North Halsted in Lakeview. The CTA bus was making a turn when it hit them. The Chicago Fire Department says a 2-month-old, 2-year-old and 6-year-old were all transported to Lurie Children’s Hospital in good condition. The mother refused treatment at the scene, officials said. This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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    Chicago Police Department employee shoots attempted robber in Lawndale

    CHICAGO — A civilian employee of the Chicago Police Department shot an attempted robber on the city’s West Side. The shooting happened just before 6 a.m. Monday in the 1300 block of South Sawyer Ave. in the Lawndale neighborhood. According to a statement from the police department, the attempted robber approached the 57-year-old CPD employee, a detention aide, and the employee shot him. The employee’s girlfriend told WGN-TV that he was on his way to work at a second job […]

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    Lane Tech student honored by special needs children she’s worked with

    CHICAGO — A student athlete who helps special needs children received a big surprise today. When Larissa Seibt arrived at her job as a lifeguard at a North Side beach, she was greeted by some children she’s worked with over the last seven years. The Lane Tech High School soccer star volunteers with a program helping special needs kids take part in soccer drills and scrimmages. She received tickets to one of the Cubs/Sox games this week as an award […]

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    Woman attacked by machete-wielding man in Logan Square

    CHICAGO — Police have released a warning after a man attacked a woman with a machete in the city’s Logan Square neighborhood. The attack happened around 2:45 a.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of North Springfield Ave. Police say the man convinced the woman to get into his green minivan. When inside the minivan, the man attacked her, but she was able to run away. He chased after her carrying a machete-type knife and cut her several times, then got back into his […]

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    Canopy at CTA Blue Line station damaged by lightning; service resumes

    CHICAGO — CTA service is back to normal Monday morning after lightning struck and collapsed part of a Blue Line station’s canopy on the city’s near West Side. Trains were halted on the Blue Line Sunday after the pedestrian ramp onto the Illinois Medical District station was hit, and part of the protective covering caved in. Just passed the L collapsing at Racine on 290- unbelievable! #storms @BenBradleyABC7 @jerrytaft pic.twitter.com/nC2tXuUXqo — Isles OfErin (@IslesofErin) July 24, 2016 The ramp itself is […]