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    Mayor goes for run with Chicago police recruits morning after policy speech

    CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is out for a three-mile run this morning with some Chicago police recruits. This comes just after he delivered a major policy speech Thursday evening with his plan to combat Chicago’s growing problem with street violence. He spoke for about 40 minutes Thursday in front of an invitation-only crowd at Malcolm X College on the city’s West Side. The friendly audience offered applause several times, including when Emanuel mentioned plans to add more police officers and […]

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    Man charged with groping woman on Loyola University campus

    CHICAGO — A man has been charged with groping a female on the campus of Loyola University. Soroush Aflaki, 22, was positively identified as the man who touched the woman inappropriately Monday in the 6300 block of North Winthrop. Aflaki was arrested on Wednesday. He’s due in bond court Friday morning and faces two counts of felony aggravated battery. This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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    6 displaced after fire at pallet company in West Town

    CHICAGO — Six people are out of their home after a fire in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. The fire started around 11 p.m. Monday in the yard of a pallet company near the intersection of Damen and Grand. The company builds, sells and repairs pallets. Firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading to two warehouses, But, the fire did spread to a nearby home, forcing the family out. No one was injured. The cause of the fire is still […]

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    4 women report being groped near Loyola University, police say

    CHICAGO — Students at Loyola University are being alerted after several reports of sexual abuse in the area. Police say three Loyola students and a faculty member all reported that they were groped by a suspect who approached them from behind. The most recent incident happened at 10 p.m. Sunday in the 6300 block of North Winthrop in the Edgewater neighborhood. As the female student passed two men, one of them walked up to her and grabbed her buttocks and then walked away, according […]

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    Gary Fencik on the Bears home opener

    Former 1985 Bears safety Gary Fencik breaks down the home opener including why the defense is struggling, why they can’t win at Soldier Field and what’s behind the rash of injuries. Fencik will also emcee the Red White and Blues fundraiser in Oak Brook on Saturday Night benefitting Operation Support Our Troops-America. For tickets go to  

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    Bears Insider breaks down home opener loss to Eagles

    WGN Radio Bears Insider Adam Hoge talks about the effect of Jay Cutler’s thumb injury, his confrontation with Pernell McPhee and the ever-growing injury list.

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    District 214 apologizing after nurse delays student with allergy from using EpiPen

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — Officials in school District 214 are apologizing after a school nurse allegedly delayed a student from using an EpiPen earlier this month. John Hersey High School freshman Lia Sommer, 15, knew the moment she bit into a turkey sandwich with pesto, sold in the school cafeteria, that she’d been exposed to peanut contamination. She went immediately to the nurse and asked for an EpiPen, as recommended in her health file. Instead, the nurse told her to take […]

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    Doctors save baby of pregnant woman fatally shot in South Chicago

    CHICAGO — Doctors have saved the baby of a pregnant woman who was shot and killed in the city’s South Chicago neighborhood. 19-year-old Parasha Beard was sitting in a car with a 26-year-old man at 87th and Marquette around 6:10 p.m. Sunday when someone pulled up in another car and opened fire. Beard was shot in the neck, and the man was shot in the neck and chest. She was pronounced dead at Northwestern Hospital, and the man remains hospitalized in critical condition. […]

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    Terrorism analyst Tom Mockaitis on bombings in NY and NJ, latest on suspect

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    From the archives: ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ FAIL on WGN Morning News