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    5 killed, 34 injured in weekend violence across Chicago

    CHICAGO — A city worker was among five people killed and 34 injured in shootings across Chicago over the weekend. 49-year-old city worker Yvonne Nelson was shot just two blocks from Chicago Police headquarters as she left a popular Starbucks at 35th and State on her way home from work Friday afternoon. She was not the intended target. Police say the shooter opened fire on a documented gang member nearby. No one is in custody. Reverend Jesse Jackson stopped by […]

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    Man, 36, shot during scuffle with ATM robber on West Side

    CHICAGO — A 36-year-old man is in serious condition after being shot during an attempted robbery while using a near West Side ATM. A masked man approached the victim from behind at about 2:40 a.m. at the Chase Bank branch near Madison and Oakley. The victim turned and punched the robber, who then drew a gun and shot him before running away. A friend of the victim drove him to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot to the chest. The area is […]

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    Judge: Mayor Emanuel must testify on Chicago police code of silence

    CHICAGO — A U.S. District Judge has ruled that Mayor Rahm Emanuel must take the witness stand to answer questions about the Chicago police code of silence. The code is at issue in the upcoming trial of two whistleblower officers. City attorneys offered to admit to a police code of silence if the mayor could avoid testifying. Judge Gary Feinerman said even though he was reluctant to take up the mayor’s time, he believed Emanuel could offer texture to the issue […]

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    Truck driver critically injured in Dan Ryan shooting near 95th

    CHICAGO — A man is in critical condition after being shot on the Dan Ryan expressway on the city’s South Side. It happened around 11:40 p.m. Thursday near 95th Street. Police say the man was driving a trailer-truck in the northbound lane when he was shot in the face. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition. The truck driver is a 68-year-old man from Chicago. But police have not been able to talk with […]

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    Mr. Fix It with tips to keep the critters at bay without using poison

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    2 Illinois state troopers injured in I-55 crash

    BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Two Illinois state troopers were injured after a drunk driver hit their squad car on the Stevenson Expressway early Friday in Bolingbrook. Police say two state police squad cars were stopped along the side of I-55 during a traffic stop when a driver rear-ended one of the cars, pushing it into the other state trooper’s vehicle. Both state troopers were taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. One trooper is listed in serious condition, the other is listed in good […]

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    2 injured in South Loop road rage shooting

    CHICAGO — A brother and sister were shot and wounded overnight in what police are calling a road rage-related shooting in the city’s South Loop. The adult siblings were headed home around 2 a.m. Thursday when another car pulled up alongside them on Lake Shore Drive. The other car then chased them onto Lower Wacker Drive and fired shots. A 23-year-old woman was shot in the head and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. A 24-year-old man was shot on the backside and is […]

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    Aviation expert Robert Mark discusses missing EgyptAir flight

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    No bail for Kevin Edwards, 3rd suspect charged in murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee

    CHICAGO — Murder charges have been filed against the third suspect in the murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee. Kevin Edwards, 23, was arrested in downstate Danville last weekend. He appeared in court in Chicago Wednesday, where a judge denied him bail. Police say Edwards was involved in luring Tyshawn into an alley and executing him last November. Two other men are also charged: Dwright Boone-Doty, 22, and Corey Morgan, 27. Prosecutors say the execution was part of a gang retaliation against […]

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    Chicago-area teen wins $10K on TV show for his celebrity impressions

    CHICAGO — Northbrook teenager Ryan Goldsher has won the $10,000 grand prize for his celebrity impressions after appearing as a contestant on Dana Carvey’s comedy reality television show, “First Impressions.” Goldsher, 19, had the opportunity to share a stage with comic greats Dana Carvey and Jon Lovitz on the USA Network’s reality competition show. He told WGN that Jay Leno also surprised him and the other competitors, and that the entire experience feels like a dream. He plans to use the money to […]

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