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  • Firefighter injured battling apartment fire in Belmont Cragin

    CHICAGO — A firefighter was injured after a fire in the city’s Belmont Cragin neighborhood. The fire started at about 6 a.m. Thursday at an apartment building located on Major and Diversey Ave. Large flames and clouds of smoke could be seen from Skycam 9 as crews battled the fire. One firefighter was taken to Community First Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. He is in stable condition. The fire was struck around 7 a.m.      

  • Chicago Board of Education to vote on budget

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Board of Education is expected to approve on Wednesday a nearly $6 billion budget that counts on $500 million in unguaranteed state funding. The school board’s vice president issued a strong warning to Governor Rauner and lawmakers, saying that money is a ‘must’ and not an option. The governor says the state will not bail out CPS, and the school board should consider bankruptcy. About 100 teachers and parents protested against the budget outside CPS. The […]

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    Case of missing Aurora boy Timmothy Pitzen to be featured on CNN show

    AURORA, Ill. — A missing boy from Aurora will be featured on John Walsh’s TV show, “The Hunt.” Timmothy Pitzen was 6-years-old when he disappeared on May 11, 2011. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children released a photo of what Pitzen could look like today as a 10-year-old. He was last seen with his mother, but she was later found dead in a hotel room in Rockford. Authorities say she killed herself and left a note saying Timmothy was […]

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    Boy, 12, trips in museum and punches hole through $1.5M painting

    TAIWAN — A pricey “oops!” caught on camera in Taiwan. A 12-year-old boy was with a group touring an art exhibit, when he tripped over a rope barrier and accidentally punched a hole in a $1.5 million painting. The painting by Paolo Porpora, titled “Flowers,” is about 350 years old and on loan from Italy. Museum administrators are not asking the boy and his family to pay for the damage. Instead, they will ask the insurance company to cover restoration […]

  • This 11 September 2001 file photo shows Marcy Borders covered in dust as she takes refuge in an office building after one of the World Trade Center towers collapsed in New York. Borders was caught outside on the street as the cloud of smoke and dust enveloped the area.  The woman was caught outside on the street as the cloud of smoke and dust enveloped the area.  AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

    9/11 ‘Dust Lady’ Marcy Borders dies of stomach cancer

    WASHINGTON — Marcy Borders, the 9/11 survivor who was photographed covered in dust after one of the World Trade Center towers collapsed, has died of stomach cancer. She was 42. Borders became known as “The Dust Lady” after a ghostly photo captured her covered in ash after one of the towers had collapsed. She was 28-years-old and working on the 81st floor of one World Trade Center at the time of the attacks. As one of the towers collapsed, she took refuge in a nearby office […]

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    Person jumps off overpass onto OB Kennedy Expressway

    CHICAGO — A person jumped off the Van Buren Bridge into rush hour traffic this morning. The person was taken away by ambulance, but their condition is not known. Police blocked the outbound Kennedy Expressway and only allowed traffic to get by in the far left lane. The inbound Dan Ryan Expressway was reduced to one lane for about an hour, backing up traffic all the way to 87th Street. Police re-opened the lanes just before 7:30 a.m.


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