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    American freelance cameraman tests positve for Ebola, in Liberia

    An American freelance television cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus and will be flown back to the United States for treatment, the network said on Thursday in an online report. Diagnosis of the cameraman, who the network said came down with symptoms that included aches and fatigue on Wednesday, is believed to mark the first time an American journalist has been infected with the deadly virus since the current outbreak in West […]

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    Severe weather headed for Chicagoland area

    The National Weather Service declared a severe thunderstorm warning for eastern Kankakee County and several Indiana counties this afternoon, and much of the middle part of the state was put under a severe thunderstorm watch through this evening as a cold front rolls into the area. The warning was to last until 4:15 p.m. for south eastern Kankakee County and southern Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newtown counties in Indiana, with a storm packing 60 mph wind gusts hail moving through […]

  • Illinois State Trooper hit by car during traffic stop on tollway

    A State Trooper remains hospitalized in critical condition after a car, driven by a suspected drunk driver, hit him on the Tri-State. The trooper was conducting a traffic stop in the northbound lanes of I-294 near St. Charles Road when a maroon Honda struck him, says Monique Bond Illinois State Police spokesperson. The Honda continued driving and struck silver Acura, causing the Acura to roll over. The driver and six passengers from the Acura were taken to area hospitals. The […]

  • White Sox honor Jackie Robinson West

    Jackie Robinson West was honored Saturday night by the Chicago White Sox.  During the pregame celebration the team was given signed White Sox jerseys,  backpacks, a Sox Charities donation and they also got to run the bases.      

  • 2 bodies discovered in burning cars on South Side

    Chicago police are investigating the death of a man found inside a burning car on the South Side Friday. Police discovered another body in a similar condition, that same day. The body of an unidentified male was found in a burning car in the 8400 block of South Gilbert on Friday morning. Three hours later, the body of Sherita Smith was found under her burning car near 86th and Honore. Investigators are not saying if the two cases are related. […]

  • Chicago woman killed on I-65 in Indiana

    Chicago woman was killed and three others were injured Friday night in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 65 near Crown Point, Ind., said police. About 10:17 p.m., a 2005 Hyundai with a flat tire had stopped on the shoulder of the road on northbound I-65 near mile marker 248.4. The driver activated the hazard lights and tried to call for assistance, said Indiana State police. As the driver was making the call, a 1994 Volvo semi-truck was unable to stop […]

  • Northwestern life guard struck by boat

    A Northwestern University lifeguard was hospitalized Friday afternoon after a boat from a middle school summer aquatics camp struck her in the water, a university spokesman said. Northwestern Director of Media Relations Bob Rowley said that a Northwestern University employee lost control of a university boat after falling into the water when the boat hit a large, powerful wave. The lifeguard was in the water, possibly on a surfboard or kayak, when the boat struck, Rowley said. He said the […]

  • Man rescued after being trapped in trench

    Niles Fire department rescued a man tonight after he was trapped in a trench.  The man was working on the 8500 block of north Olcott in northwest suburban Niles when the trench he was working on collapsed around him.  Niles fire deaprtment transported the man to Lutheran General Hospital in serious condition.

  • Shamiya Adams

    11-year-old girl eating s’mores around “campfire” when killed by stray bullet

    An eleven-year-old girl has died after being shot in the head inside a home on Chicago’s West Side. Chicago Police say the girl was hit by a stray bullet in a home in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue in the Garfield Park neighborhood at 9:35 p.m. Friday night. Relatives have identified the girl as Shamiya Adams, 11, and they say she was at a sleepover with friends. The bullet flew through a window in the front room where […]

  • Latest on Malaysia flight 17

    As the recovery of bodies continues at the site where a Malaysian jet went down, President Obama attempts to gather more international support for further sanctions against Russia. All 298 people aboard the flight were killed in Thursday’s crash. The flight, from Amsterdam to Kuala Lampur, crashed in Eastern Ukraine. The White House suspects separatists used equipment supplied by Russia to shoot down the plane. A team of Malaysian investigators claims it was denied access to the site control by […]


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