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  • Students, friends grieve after Riverdale 14-year-old fatally shot

    RIVERDALE, Ill. — Less than 200 students attend Roosevelt Junior High School. They all know each other. Monday, grief counselors met students to talk with them about an 8th grader’s sudden death. Inside Roosevelt Junior High Monday, students and staff came to terms over the death of 8th grader Rashad Oliver. The superintendent of District 148 told WGN Oliver was well-liked, a popular boy who made the other students laugh. The 14-year-old was shot to death Sunday night near 143rd and Dearborn, just […]

  • Primary election day polling locations open late due to obstacles

    Voting registration deadline Tuesday

    CHICAGO — The registration deadline is tomorrow for those looking to vote in the upcoming election. After that, in-person registration through the Grace Period Program will be offered until February 21st. Voters will be unable to register on voting day, February 24th. For more info, go to: www.chicagoelections.com

  • Chicago south side bank closed by regulators

    CHICAGO — Highland Community Bank on Chicago’s south side has been closed by regulators. The closure marks the second US bank to fail so far this year. Last year alone, 18 banks failed across the nation. United Fidelity Bank of Evansville, Indiana is agreeing to assume the bank’s deposits and failed assets. The closure is expected to cost the Federal Deposit Insurance fund (FDIC) nearly $6 million dollars.

  • Funeral today for Lake Shore Drive lagoon crash victim

    CHICAGO — A funeral will be held this morning for the victim in this week’s Lincoln Park lagoon crash. The service for Claudia Beruben, 37 is at 10 a.m. at St. Benedict Church in Blue Island. Beruben was the passenger when the car crashed in the 2200 block of North Lake Shore Drive on Monday. Police say the driver of that crash, Rafael Rodriguez, 42, was drunk when he lost control of his car, plowed through a guardrail, and crashed […]

  • More Charlie Hebdo magazines coming to Chicago

    CHICAGO — More Charlie Hebdo magazines are coming to Chicago. The 12 copies that went on sale yesterday morning sold out within a minute. At a newsstand in Evanston, Police bulked up patrols to prepare for anything that might happen. That newsstand along with the newsstand in the Loop were the only two to sell the total of 12 copies. They did however offer presales for 200 additional copies, arriving next week. 12 Charlie Hebdo employees in pairs were shot […]

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    Uncle left 9-year-old twins mostly alone for months: police

    MANCHESTER, N.H. — A pair of 9-year-old twins in New Hampshire are back with their parents after being left alone on and off for six months. Their uncle, Giobari Atura, was supposed to watch after them while the boys’ parents were in Nigeria. Instead, Atura would only check on them once in a while and would rarely spend the night with the boys. The children told officials, who were called to the home, that they would “wake for school on […]

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    6 new Whole Foods stores opening in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Whole Foods is making an expansion in Chicago. The company is adding six new locations to the area and relocating a suburban store. The new locations are replacing old Dominick’s stores, which closed at the end of 2013. New stores will feature in-store dining and bars, which give an extra incentive for adult shoppers. The projected openings for the new Whole Foods stores are: Streeterville: Jan. 28, 2015 DePaul: Feb. 25, 2015 West Loop: March 25, 2015 Edgewater: […]

  • Pope Francis’ Philippines trip cut short

    The Pope’s visit to the typhoon-hit area in the Philippines was cut short. Pope Francis had to leave four hours ahead of schedule yesterday because of an approaching storm. During his arrival Thursday he spoke to crowds before traveling to the far east to comfort survivors of the 2013 typhoon. Tomorrow, Pope Francis will lead an outdoor mass that six million people are expected to attend.

  • 2014 warmest year on record

    WASHINGTON — We may not have felt the heat here in Chicago, but last year was earth’s warmest year in recorded history. NOAA and NASA scientists say last year was the warmest they’d seen since keeping records in 1880. Experts say all but one of the ten warmest years on record occured since the turn of the century. Scientists say this indicated an obvious trend of long-term warming.

  • US Supreme Court to hear same-sex marriage cases

    WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court will make a decision about marriage equality once and for all. The high court will take the case on whether states can ban marriage for same sex couples. It involves cases in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. The ruling, however, will ultimately apply to the 14 states where marriage restrictions are still in place. The court will hear the case in April and is expected to issue its decision by the end of June. […]

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