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    Pregnant woman reportedly among victims of Chicago double shooting

    CHICAGO — A pregnant woman is reportedly among the latest victims of Chicago’s gun violence. Community activist Andrew Holmes said she and another person were shot just after 8 p.m. Wednesday night in the 7600 block of S. Champlain. Their conditions are not known. Several people have been wounded and at least three people were killed in shootings across Chicago on Wednesday. Just minutes after the double shooting, a 31-year-old man was shot and killed near 114th and Ada. Police said he was shot in the head and back, […]

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    From hands-free sneezers to seat hogs, Metra riders share their biggest pet peeves

    CHICAGO — A January customer survey asked Metra riders to vote for the most annoying things they’ve witnessed during their commute. The most (un)popular pet peeves will be highlighted in an upcoming marketing campaign that reminds riders of the proper way to behave through social media posts and passive-aggressive posters. According to Metra’s survey, and Sarah Jindra’s (un)scientific Twitter poll, these are some of Metra riders’ biggest gripes: Keep it down! The most popular subject generally speaking was passenger noise, Metra said, with customers […]

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    Child, quadrapalegic man rescued from Garfield Park house fire

    CHICAGO — Close to 20 people lost their Garfield Park home to fire Saturday morning, but the loss could have been immeasurably worse had firefighters not been able to rescue a man in wheelchair and a child who was sleeping in the basement. Martinia Martin left her first floor apartment Saturday morning for the store, and when she came back she saw smoke, fire, and firefighters. Even worse, out of the 13 children who were first evacuated from the building’s apartments, her 7-year-old daughter […]

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    Over 30 people shot, 4 killed in 25 hours during violent weekend

    CHICAGO — More than 30 people were shot, three fatally, and one person was fatally stabbed between Saturday and Sunday afternoon during a violent weekend in Chicago. The latest shooting happened just after noon Sunday outside a convenience store at 63rd and Honore in the Englewood neighborhood. Police are still in the early stages of their investigation, but the owner of the store said three people were shot, although police are saying four. Surveillance cameras captured part of the shooting, and at least two […]

  • Massive CTA reconstruction on Red Line to begin next week

    Red Line trains rerouted due to ‘small rubbish fire’ at Lake stop

    CHICAGO — 95th-bound Red Line L trains are being rerouted to the elevated lines for several stops after firefighters responded to a what CFD called a “small rubbish fire” Tuesday evening. The fire is now out and no injuries are reported. Howard-bound trains were also rerouted but have since resumed normal service below ground. Response was for smoke in the CTA subway system on state Street. Minor rubbish fire. No injuries — Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) January 18, 2017 As […]

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    Adler offering families unlimited access, live entertainment ‘After Dark’

    The Adler Planetarium is bringing back the popular nighttime event known as Adler After Dark for families. Friday, Feb. 3 the planetarium will host a family edition of the after hours event that was a big hit with the over-21 crowd. From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. guests will have full access to unlimited sky shows and all the other exhibits, as well as live entertainment.

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    Chicago cop moonlighting as school security guard charged with sexual assault of student

    CHICAGO — A 51-year-old CPD officer is facing felony charges alleging he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student while working as a high school security guard. In bond court Sunday, prosecutors said Officer Euegene Ciardullo worked part-time as a security guard at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences for the past six years. They said the victim, who was a student at the school, started communicating with Ciardullo on social media when she was 16. A year later, […]

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    Are you a target of ‘price discrimination’ online? Here’s how to find out

    Companies are increasingly using what they know about you to determine how little – or how much – you should pay for everything from flights to DVDs. Between information stored on your computer and data tracked through online accounts, companies can learn quite a bit about who you are and what you buy. Many are using that information to change the prices they show you in a practice known as price discrimination. Here are some ways online retailers can use your […]

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    WGN reporter gets ski lesson on live TV

    WGN’s Marcus Leshock and Ana Beleval take a ski trip down Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin.

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    10 plans for Chicago that will finally become real in 2017

    CHICAGO — Here are some of the long-awaited dreams, ideas, and major projects that will finally become real for Chicagoans in 2017: (You can also find out how new laws will effect Chicagoans in 2017)   Shiny, new license plates Illinois is getting new license plates starting January 2017 which feature a picture of Abraham Lincoln and skylines from Chicago and Springfield. And the newly-designed plates will be free of charge, according to Secretary of State Jesse White. A new vision for […]