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    American Airlines pilot dies mid-flight

    SYRACUSE, NY — An American Airlines pilot suffered a medical emergency during a red-eye flight this morning and died. Flight 550 was headed from Phoenix to Boston when the pilot became ill. The co-pilot diverted to Syracuse at about 7 a.m., but the pilot could not be revived. The flight carried 147 passengers and a crew of five. A replacement crew continued the flight to Boston landing at about 11:30a.m.

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    Watch bears chased from property by tiny French bulldog

    MONROVIA, Calif. — A dog in California showed no fear when it came time to protect her family. Three bears wandered into the family’s front yard on Friday and that’s when Jules, a 20-pound French bulldog, sprang into action. She chased a mama bear and her cubs back into the woods. One of them went over a fence to get away from her. Jules has been getting lots of treats from her grateful owners.  

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    Steve Bartman declines wild card game offer from Cubs fan

    CHICAGO — It’ll take more than a free trip to the Cubs’ wild card game for Steve Bartman to go public. Bartman is the fan who interfered with Moises Alou during the Cubs playoff run in 2003. He had to be escorted out of Wrigley Field as people threw beer at him and has never spoken publicly about it. Last week, a GoFundMe page was set up by a Cubs fan to raise money to send Bartman to Pittsburgh for […]

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    Classes canceled Monday, Tuesday in McHenry County as teachers strike continues

    MCHENRY COUNTY — Classes are canceled today and Tuesday for students in McHenry High School District 156. The union representing striking teachers and the school board met for 12 hours Sunday. Both sides agreed there was movement, but not enough to come to an agreement. They’ve been at odds over pay and insurance contributions. The district wants to eliminate the current salary schedule. The teachers are fighting to keep it, saying it rewards loyal teachers. Negotiations will resume Tuesday night. […]

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    Teachers on strike in McHenry District 156; classes canceled today

    MCHENRY COUNTY, Ill. –Teachers are walking picket lines and about 2500 high school students are home today in McHenry. Talks between teachers and District 156 broke down at about 1 a.m.  Talks have been ongoing since March, and teachers have been working without a contract since the summer. The district is offering 2 percent raises, but the teacher’s union is demanding at least 3 percent, because of givebacks in earlier contracts. The teachers are also upset at the district’s proposal […]

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    Firefighter moonlighting on ‘Chicago Med’ set spots fire, evacuates family

    CHICAGO — An extra-alarm fire broke out near the filming of a television show on the city’s South Side. The fire started around 10:15 a.m. Thursday at a two-story home located at 4825 S. Kimbark Avenue. The TV show ‘Chicago Med’ was filming two doors down and people in the area believed the fire to be part of the show. An off-duty firefighter, moonlighting as a medic for ‘Chicago Med,’ smelled the smoke and realized it was an actual fire.  He […]

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    Glendale Heights elementary school evacuated due to bomb threat

    GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill. –Americana Elementary School in Glendale Heights has been evacuated due to a bomb threat. Police in Glendale Heights say the bomb threat was called into the school, located at 1629 President Street. The students have been transferred across the street with teachers to Glendale Lakes Golf Course, according to the district office. Americana School is part of Queen Bee Schools District 16. This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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    ‘Peeple’ app allows users to rate other human beings

    There’s a new app that will allow you to post Yelp-like reviews of other people. The app is called Peeple. You will be able to rate anybody you want on a five-star rating system. As of now, people will not be able to opt out of the service and you can’t delete bad reviews. You need to have a Facebook account to post a review and use your real name. To review somebody who hasn’t been reviewed yet, you’ll need […]

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    CPD Supt. Garry McCarthy on September crime numbers, new policies


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