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    Mr. Fix It with tips on how to clean your PC

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    Gary teen who was subject of Amber Alert charged in mother’s murder

    GARY, Ind. — Murder charges have been filed against a Gary teenager who was the subject of an Amber Alert earlier this week. It’s a very surprising development in a case that had already left a lot of questions unanswered. Urging the public to help them find her Monday, Gary police described the teen as being in extreme danger, and possibly the possible victim of a crime herself. But it was the behavior of Chastinea Reeves that raised the biggest questions, as […]

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    Obama makes surprise visit to Chicago for first time as former president

    CHICAGO — Former President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Chicago. He made the quick stop Wednesday in the city’s Hyde Park for a meeting about his new presidential library. The Obama library is set to be built in Jackson Park on the South Side. The Chicago Tribune reports Obama met with Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, and 5th Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston, among others. Obama also met with some local religious leaders.  

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    Man fatally shot in chest on Chicago’s Northwest Side

    CHICAGO — Police are investigating a fatal shooting this morning on the city’s Northwest Side. The shooting happened just after 5:30 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of Pulaski and Melrose in the Kilbourn Park neighborhood. When officers responded to the call, they found a 24-year-old man on the ground. He was shot in the chest and pronounced dead on the scene. No one is in custody. This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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    Feds coming to Chicago next week to continue police department work, Emanuel says

    CHICAGO — Representatives of the justice department will visit Chicago next week to look for ways to help police crack down on street violence. They’ll also begin work on reforming the police department. A federal report last month concluded, police officers were poorly trained, and they often use excessive force against minorities. President Donald Trump has said he is ready to send in the feds, to help Chicago get a handle on its deadly violence.  

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    St. Laurence plans to go coed, welcome Queen of Peace students

    BURBANK, Ill. — The all-male St. Laurence High School in Burbank is about to become coed to allow girls from its sister school Queen of Peace to enroll. According to the Chicago Tribune, the St. Laurence Board of Directors unanimously voted Monday to open the school to students at Queen of Peace. Queen of Peace is closing at the end of the current school year because of declining enrollments and money problems. Next academic year, the current female student body […]

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    2 Chicago officers injured in police chase overnight

    CHICAGO — Two Chicago police officers were hurt in a crash during a police chase. Police began chasing a gray van around midnight Wednesday on the city’s West Side. An Illinois State Police source said police initially believed the van may have been involved in Tuesday’s killing of a 2-year-old boy. CPD chased the van east on Roosevelt. The police SUV crashed into a car at Ashland. Two officers were taken to Stroger Hospital, and are in good condition. The police chase […]

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    Cesar Millan gives Robin tips to keep her dog from running away

    World-Renowned Dog Behaviorist Cesar Millan and his son Andre are on another adventure. Their new show “Dog Nation” takes them all across the country — including a stop in Chicago. The show premieres Friday, March 3 on Nat Geo Wild. Cesar joined WGN Morning News Monday and gave our Robin Baumgarten advice to help keep her dog Oscar from running away. Watch the interview in the player above

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    Fast food workers to protest labor secretary nominee

    Fast food workers from Chicago boarded buses earlier this morning. They are headed to St. Louis to join hundreds of other workers at a rally outside Hardee’s corporate headquarters. The rally begins at noon. They are protesting the nomination of fast food mogul, Andrew Puzder as labor secretary. Puzder, who owns Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. is against a $15 an hour minimum wage.