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  • 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.

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    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 […]

  • Police searching for two small children who were taken on the southside

    The Chicago police are asking for your help in locating two small children who were taken from their foster home. On July 17, 2014 at approximately 4:45 PM, on the 900 block of east 80th Street, two children a 9-month old male and a 4-year-old female were taken. The offender is 26-year-old Antoinette Knox who is the children’s biological mother but no longer has legal custody of them. The offender took the children during a scheduled supervised visit. The infant […]

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    YMCA Labor Demonstration

    A rally Saturday at a Y-M-C-A on the south side where employees and supporters demonstrated for higher wages and a labor contract.  There are nearly 200 early childhood educators who work at the Y-M-C-A teaching young children.  They joined the Service Employees International Union over a year ago and are still trying to gain a contract with the “Y”. Union members like Kimberly Cotton, a teacher at the Y-M-C-A facility, say most of the employees earn less than 15-dollars per hour […]

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    Immigration reform rally

    Supporters of immigration reform legislation in congress are putting heat on Chicago democratic congressman Dan Lipinski. Pro-reformers gathered outside Lipinski’s third congressional district office demanding he take the lead in their cause. Comprehensive immigration reform passed the senate a year ago, but has yet to face a vote in the house. “Organizing for Action” calls itself a non-partisan social advocacy group. Members say Lipinski should take note of what happened to Virginia republican congressman Eric Cantor of Virginia, who lost […]

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    Prayer vigil for Cortez Bailey who was gunned down one year ago

    Two groups join hands with the goal of closing an open murder case that’s now one year old. Chicago’s citizens for change and Cook County Crime Stoppers held a prayer vigil on the anniversary of Cortez Bailey’s death. The 23-year-old was fatally shot in broad daylight on June 26th last year. The hope is someone will have information on the shooting. Bailey’s mother wants other grieving parents to realize there are people in the community who care about their loss. In […]

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    Ruling overturning Indiana’s same sex marriage put on hold

    A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday put on hold a judge’s ruling striking down Indiana’s ban on gay marriage, pending an appeal of the case. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made the decision after the state’s attorney general asked for a stay of the ruling by a U.S. district judge who on Wednesday ruled the state’s gay marriage ban was unconstitutional and ordered officials to start issuing marriage licenses.