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  • New Harry Potter read from JK Rowling

    A treat for Harry potter fans this Halloween season. Author J.K. Rowling says a new story about one of the series’ meanest villains, Dolores Umbridge, will soon be released. The story will give an insight into the characters past, as well as Rowling’s thoughts about the character. The story won’t be a novel like the Potter franchise, but will appear on the official http://www.pottermore.com website. The story is expected to appear online on Friday, October 31st.  

  • Two California deputies shot and killed, suspected gunman and accomplice are custody

    (CNN) — Two veteran California sheriff’s deputies were killed in a shooting rampage in two counties that began Friday morning when one deputy was shot in the forehead while confronting a suspicious vehicle, authorities said. The first officer was Sacramento County Deputy Danny Oliver, 47, who with his partner engaged the male and female suspects in a Motel 6 parking lot in Sacramento, said Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones. The suspects fired several rounds, and Oliver wasn’t able to return […]

  • City, state say Chicago is prepared for Ebola cases

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a meeting to see if the city of Chicago is ready for the Ebola virus. It was held at 11 a.m. Friday at City Hall. “I want to use this time now to make sure that all the ways of evaluating ourselves while working with our federal partners; what happened in Dallas?  What happened in Spain? Is there any take away, any lessons to be learned? Because I want to make sure we have a plan […]

  • Eight shot overnight, 3 at a gas station

    It was a violent night in some parts of the city. Eight people were shot overnight across Chicago, including three people at a gas station. It all started at 39th and Francisco around 11:15 Friday night. Three males were shot by people in a passing green sedan while standing on the sidewalk Police believe it’s a gang related incident. Authorities are investigating. Another incident on the south side near 67th and Throop. That one happened about 1 a.m. Saturday. Police […]

  • Police looking for gunmen in East Hazel Crest

    Police are looking for the gunmen who caused a shootout at a bar in southwest suburban East Hazel Crest. It happened at Beano’s Tavern on South Fisk. It happened around 9 p.m. Thursday night. Customers and workers say they froze when the gunmen came in waving guns and ordering everyone to the floor. An off-duty officer from Evanston was at the bar and he opened fire on the gunmen. The suspects fired back as they ran to a car and […]

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    Starbucks launches contest to win coffee for life

    If you like your daily cup of Starbucks,  there may be a competition just for you. In efforts to boost traffic this holiday season, the coffee giant will offer customers a chance to win a free drink, every day for 30 years. The contest starts December 2nd and runs through Christmas day. Swiping a Starbucks gift card will automatically make you eligible. Only 10 people will win the lifetime Starbucks card. Don’t worry if you don’t win the grand prize, […]

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    Body of man found in Jefferson Park dumpster

    A man was found dead inside a dumpster in Jefferson Park. The body was discovered just before noon yesterday in the 4800 block of North Lipp Avenue. The man is believed to be in his 40s but has not been identified. There’s no word on how he died or how his body ended up in the dumpster. Authorities are investigating.

  • New push to repair potholes in Chicago year round

    A new push in the city to repair potholes on the streets of Chicago. Mayor Emanuel wants to raise the parking tax again by two full percentage points. That increase will raise the $10 million needed to double the current number of crews filling potholes and repairing streets. The city will fix streets year-round with that additional money. So far this year, the city has filled more than 750,000 potholes, and repaved nearly 355 miles of streets and alleys.

  • Security Breach at Kmart Stores

    Retail giant, Kmart may be the latest victim of cyber hacker. The company thinks it happened in early September. The security breach affects customers who used credit and debit cards in stores. Kmart says online shoppers were not targeted. The company hasn’t disclosed how many customers may be affected.

  • ISIS advances in Iraq

    Airstrikes don’t seem to be slowing down Isis as it tights its grip on Iraq’s Anbar province.. In Syria, house-to-house battles are damaging the city of Kobani. Isis fighters controlled about half of the city Friday after taking over administration buildings. Turkey may be under pressure to launch a ground operation in support of Kurdish fighters defending Kobani. Nearly 21 Isis militants and at least 8 Kurdish fighters were killed in the clash.


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