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    SB Stevenson Expressway reopens after fiery crash

    CHICAGO — Traffic is moving again Tuesday morning on the Stevenson Expressway after being shut down for hours following a fatal crash. Update: SB I-55 (Stevenson Expy) lanes at Cicero Ave. reopened to traffic early this morning. #ILtraffic — IDOT (@IDOT_Illinois) July 26, 2016 The accident happened just before 11 a.m. Monday on the outbound lanes of I-55 between Pulaski Rd. and Cicero Ave. Two semis, a van and two cars were involved in the accident, according to state police. One semi […]

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    CTA bus hits mother, 3 children on Chicago’s North Side

    CHICAGO — A CTA bus struck a mother and her three children on the city’s North Side. The accident happened around 10:30 a.m. Monday in the 3600 block of North Halsted in Lakeview. The CTA bus was making a turn when it hit them. The Chicago Fire Department says a 2-month-old, 2-year-old and 6-year-old were all transported to Lurie Children’s Hospital in good condition. The mother refused treatment at the scene, officials said. This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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    Chicago Police Department employee shoots attempted robber in Lawndale

    CHICAGO — A civilian employee of the Chicago Police Department shot an attempted robber on the city’s West Side. The shooting happened just before 6 a.m. Monday in the 1300 block of South Sawyer Ave. in the Lawndale neighborhood. According to a statement from the police department, the attempted robber approached the 57-year-old CPD employee, a detention aide, and the employee shot him. The employee’s girlfriend told WGN-TV that he was on his way to work at a second job […]

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    Lane Tech student honored by special needs children she’s worked with

    CHICAGO — A student athlete who helps special needs children received a big surprise today. When Larissa Seibt arrived at her job as a lifeguard at a North Side beach, she was greeted by some children she’s worked with over the last seven years. The Lane Tech High School soccer star volunteers with a program helping special needs kids take part in soccer drills and scrimmages. She received tickets to one of the Cubs/Sox games this week as an award […]

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    Woman attacked by machete-wielding man in Logan Square

    CHICAGO — Police have released a warning after a man attacked a woman with a machete in the city’s Logan Square neighborhood. The attack happened around 2:45 a.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of North Springfield Ave. Police say the man convinced the woman to get into his green minivan. When inside the minivan, the man attacked her, but she was able to run away. He chased after her carrying a machete-type knife and cut her several times, then got back into his […]

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    Canopy at CTA Blue Line station damaged by lightning; service resumes

    CHICAGO — CTA service is back to normal Monday morning after lightning struck and collapsed part of a Blue Line station’s canopy on the city’s near West Side. Trains were halted on the Blue Line Sunday after the pedestrian ramp onto the Illinois Medical District station was hit, and part of the protective covering caved in. Just passed the L collapsing at Racine on 290- unbelievable! #storms @BenBradleyABC7 @jerrytaft — Isles OfErin (@IslesofErin) July 24, 2016 The ramp itself is […]

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    Storms cause widespread flooding in the Northern suburbs

    Saturday’s storms brought traffic to a standstill on the Edens Expressway near Winnetka Road. It happened twice, once earlier in the evening and then again when the second round of storms came through. The flash flooding stranded drivers forcing them onto the roofs of their cars as they waited for rescue crews with boats. Traffic at a standstill on I-94 at Winnetka Road @WGNNews — Gaynor Hall (@gaynor_hall) July 24, 2016 In addition to flooding roads, storms also downed […]

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    Southwest computer glitch still causing cancellations, long lines

    CHICAGO — Another day of long lines for Southwest Airlines customers at Chicago’s Midway Airport and nationwide. Although the airline’s systems have been fully restored, Southwest continued to experience delays and “lingering disruptions” Friday morning due to a computer glitch that happened Wednesday. As of 6 a.m., Southwest has canceled more than 250 flights for today — primarily as a result of displaced flight crews. Customers traveling with the airline today should check their flight status at: We're experiencing high call […]

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    Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber talks knee injury, baseball and first meeting with Epstein

    Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber stopped by the WGN Morning Show to update us on his knee injury, how he’s helping the team this season, and his first meeting with Theo Epstein. He’s also representing his alma mater of Indiana as the grand marshall of the BTN Big 10K on Saturday, August 6. You can register for the race here.

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    Woman found dead in vacant lot on Chicago’s South Side

    CHICAGO — A woman was found dead in a vacant lot on Chicago’s South Side Friday morning. Around 5:25 a.m., police found the woman in a vacant lot, located in the 300 block of East 120th Place in West Pullman, while conducting a well-being check. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her age or identity has not yet been released. Police are conducting a death investigation. This is a developing story. Check back for details. DEVELOPING: @Chicago_Police death investigation after […]