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  • Vigil held for passengers on Malaysian Flight

    Ukrainian Americans in Chicago held a vigil this weekend at the Chicago Water Tower to honor the passengers who died on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. Many of those gathered blamed the incident on Russian President Vladimir Putin and they urged global leaders to pressure Putin to rein in the rebels. The Ukrainian Consulate will have a book of condolences available this week and people can stop by and sign it. The book will god to the people of the Netherlands, […]

  • Woody Allen makes appearance in Chicago

    Woody Allen made a rare red carpet appearance Saturday in Chicago. The event was a private screening of Allen’s new film “Magic in the Moonlight.” The film stars Colin Firth and Emma Stone.

  • Chicago cop hit by a car

    A Chicago policeman is in stable condition after he was hit by a car over night on the city’s south side. The incident happened in the Woodlawn neighborhood in the 6500 block of S. Langley. The driver of the vehicle has been detained and the officer was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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    Baby black rhino makes his debut at the San Diego Zoo

    San Diego Zoo’s newest resident has made his debut to the world. He’s a male black rhino born just nine days ago. Black rhinos are a critically-endangered species and there are only 5,000 left in the wild. The male baby was born to a 15-ton black rhino born at the Safari Park at the zoo. He weighs in at about 100 pounds. The new arrival will tip the scales at about 3,000 pounds when he’s full grown. He is the […]

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    Iran nuclear negotiations extended

    The United States, Iran and five other countries have agreed to extend negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program for four more months. The extension was expected but some American officials say that may not be enough time. Leaders hope the additional time will allow for negotiators to iron out some differences over whether Iran will be forced to dismantle parts of its nuclear infrastructure. During the extension, Iran will have access to more than $3 billion in frozen assets in the […]

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    Cubs sue fake mascot

    The Chicago Cubs filed a lawsuit Friday against a group of people who have allegedly been wearing a fake Cubs mascot outfit around Wrigley Field. The Cubs claim the mascot has charged fans for photos and has participated in other “unsavory actions” near the ballpark. In April, a video surfaced online of the fake mascot punching a man at a bar in Wrigleyville.The Cubs filed the suit against John Paul Weier, Patrick Weier and three unnamed individuals who they claim […]

  • Things to do around Chicagoland

    Rock N Roll Marathon A two day running event that begins and ends in Grant Park, the Rock N Roll Marathon begins with a 5k Saturday morning and ends with a 5k and half marathon Sunday morning. Race to Mackinac More than 300 boats will set sail Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in a three hundred mile race from Chicago to Mackinac Island in Michigan. There’s a viewing party at Navy Pier for anyone who wants to see them off. Blackhawks […]

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    Acting head of the Veterans Affairs Department to testify today

    The acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs will testify on Capitol Hill today. Sloan Gibson is scheduled to appear at a Senate Committee hearing on the status of wait times and accountability in the Veterans Affairs health care system. He will be asked to explain how he has improved those areas since taking over for former Secretary Eric Shinseki in May. Former Proctor and Gamble executive Robert McDonald will take over the Department of Veterans Affairs  once he’s […]

  • New video of accused Boston Marathon bomber released

    Prosecutors in Boston have released a new video of accused Boston Marathon bomber Ddzhokhar Tsarnaev taken the day after the bombing. The video reportedly shows Tsarnaev walking down a hallway with his friend, Azamat Tazhayakov, on the way to a gym. The video was presented yesterday as evidence in Tazhayakov’s trial. He’s accused of taking evidence from Tsarnaev’s dorm room and throwing it away shortly after the bombings. Tazhayakov’s lawyer says he never spoke with Tsarnaev about the marathon blasts. […]

  • One dead in crash involving a Greyhound bus in Indiana

    There is one confirmed fatality in an accident along Interstate 70 in eastern Indiana. The crash happened this morning on I-70, in Richmond, Indiana, which is east of Indianapolis in Wayne County, near the Ohio border. Witnesses say the bus collided with a car. All east bound lanes on I-70 are closed near the 149 mile marker and westbound lanes are restricted. Details on the destination or origination of the Greyhound bus have not been released. INDOT estimates the lanes […]