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  • Funeral held for teen gunned down in attempted robbery

    The Chicago teen gunned down in front of his twin brother was laid to rest today. A steady stream of mourners attended a visitation for Darmario Bailey Friday night. Another visitation was held at 9 a.m. Saturday morning at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church in the Chatham Neighborhood with funeral services will follow. Damario, and his brother Damacio were jumped last Saturday under a viaduct. Four teens are charged in his murder while trying to steal his jacket. Donors have contributed […]

  • Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Group computer stolen, compromises hundreds of patients

    More private information has been compromised. This time, as many as 2,800 patients from the Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Group could be affected. Hospital officials say a laptop computer was stolen in October, containing patients’ health information. It’s unclear why the public wasn’t notified sooner. Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Group says letters are now being sent to those patients affected.

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    Proviso East coach suspended amid investigation

    A high school basketball coach and security guard at Proviso East High School is suspended with pay while the school investigates disturbing charges. WGN received access a cell phone video, appearing to show Nikerrah Walker being choked by the guard last Friday. 16 year-old Walker is currently on home suspension. The high school junior says she was choked when the guard – identified as Donny Boyce – intervened during an argument between Walker and another student at lunch. Proviso Township […]

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    Tanning beds send thousands to hospital annually: report

    Ultraviolet radiation exposure from indoor tanning has been known to cause cancer. A new report highlights the alarming instances of tanning bed injuries. The new study says an average of 3,234 people visit hospital emergency rooms every year for reasons related to indoor tanning. According to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine, skin burns, fainting, and eye injuries were among the most common injuries documented. Regular and occasional use of tanning beds expose people to high levels of harmful ultraviolet […]

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    Woman celebrates holidays with upside-down Christmas tree

    A woman in California is making piling presents under her Christmas tree much more challenging. Sherri Aguilar of San Diego, attaches her Christmas tree upside-down to her living room ceiling. The upside down tree seems to be a tradition for Sherri, and has been a center piece in her home for the last 27 years. She makes it stand upside down by attaching the base of the tree to the ceiling with eyebolts. She does admit, however, that she doesn’t […]

  • 3 injured in River North stabbing incident

    Three people are injured after a stabbing altercation in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. It happened just after 3:00 a.m Saturday morning near Erie and Wells. Authorities say two people were stabbed; one person was stabbed in the leg, and was treated on the scene. The other person was stabbed in the back. He was taken to Northwestern Hospital in critical condition. One person is in custody. He also suffered superficial wounds on his hand. Charges are pending against the attacker. […]

  • 3 charged in shooting death of Portage man

    Three men are charged after the shooting death of a 36-year old Portage, Indiana man. Alexius Tapia caught the men breaking into his car early Friday morning. That’s when he confronted them with a gun. He was then shot in the torso when he tried to lead the men to his front  door so he could call police. Authorites confirm the gun fired at Tapia was stolen. Tapia managed to fire back, shooting 18 year old Thomas Reichler in both […]

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    Two firefighters injured in fire at Resurrection Medical Center

    Two firefighters are recovering from minor injuries after a multi-alarm fire at Resurrection Medical Center. Authorities were called to  the 7400 block of West Talcott Avenue  on the city’s northwest side,  after flames broke out just after 9:30 p.m. last night. The fire started near a kitchen area on the second floor before making way to a chapel. Firefighters raised the fire alarm to a 2-11 and then to a 3-11 blaze, which called for multiple fire companies to come […]

  • Loyola University student shot, killed in attempted robbery

    A 23-year-old Loyola University student was shot and killed during an attempted robbery just blocks from the school’s lake shore campus. It happened just before 8 p.m. last night in the 1300 block of West Albion in the Rogers Park neighborhood. The student identified as Mutahir Rauf, from Pakistan, was walking with his brother when two men tried to hold them up. Rauf thought the gun was a toy and reached for it. That’s when he was shot in the […]

  • American photojournalist hostage killed in Yemen

    (CNN) — Al Qaeda militants killed American hostage Luke Somers and a South African captive in Yemen during a raid conducted by U.S. forces to rescue Somers, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday. President Barack Obama ordered Friday’s raid because “there were compelling reasons to believe Mr. Somers’ life was in imminent danger,” Hagel said. During the raid, the militants with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) also killed South African hostage Pierre Korkie, according to his employer, the […]


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