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    Police: April was a deadly month in Chicago

    CHICAGO –  There was one more murder in Chicago in April than the same month last year. Sunday, the Chicago Police Department released the overall crime statistics for April 2016.  Overall for the month, there were 36 murders, 253 shootings and 311 shooting victims. That’s a 3 percent increase in murders from April 2015.   The police department says the homicide rate is in a downward trend for the year, with an increase of 75 percent in January, 126 percent […]

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    New 200-room hotel to be built on Navy Pier

    CHICAGO  – A new $90 million hotel will be built on Navy Pier. Construction on the five-story hotel will be begin later this year and the hotel will be ready sometime in late 2018. The mayor’s office says the hotel will have more than 200 rooms and sit above the Festival Hall on the East end of Navy Pier. A spokeswoman for the Pier says the developer is finalizing the financing for the project and public money will not be used […]

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    Police: Man tried to lure girl in Evanston

    EVANSTON – Evanston Police are asking for help from the public to find a man who tried to lure a 12-year-old girl into his car. It happened Saturday at about 1:40 p.m. as the girl walked in the 200 block of Main Street. She told police a man in a white SUV pulled up to her and asked the girl about the location of a coffee shop in the area. She said he also asked her to show him where the shop was located. […]

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    Two firefighters injured in warehouse fire on the Southwest Side

    CHICAGO –  Two Chicago firefighters were injured in an extra-alarm fire at a mattress warehouse Saturday night on the city’s Southwest Side. The fire began around 7:40 p.m. at a four-story warehouse near South Christiana Avenue and West 48th Place and burned for about three hours. It was raised to a 3-11 alarm before firefighters put it out at about 10:45p.m. The two wounded firefighters suffered minor injuries.  They were taken to local hospitals in good condition. The fire is under investigation.

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    Former President Bill Clinton to campaign in Gary today

    GARY, Ind. –  Former President Bill Clinton is campaigning in Gary  today on behalf of his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid. Bill Clinton will rally supporters and talk about his wife’s policy goals at 5 p.m.  in The Centennial Building at 504 Broadway. Earlier in the day, he is scheduled to make stops in Kokomo and Fort Wayne. Hillary Clinton campaigned Tuesday in Hammond. The former president last visited Northwest Indiana in December for a fundraiser.

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    Death outside a River North 7-Eleven ruled a homicide

    CHICAGO –  The death of a well-liked Magnificent Mile hotel bartender who died after being punched and then run over by a taxi in River North has been ruled a homicide. Marques Gaines, 32, died February 7th.  He suffered multiple injuries after being punched in the head and knocked unconscious and then run over by a taxi at State and Hubbard streets. Gaines had been drinking with co-workers at a sports bar when he got into an altercation outside a […]

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    UPS driver, neighbor save teen pinned under truck

    SAN DIEGO, Cali.  –  Dramatic surveillance footage captured the moment 17-year-old Cameron King was rescued from under his 6,000-pound truck. King was working on his truck last Wednesday when the jack holding up the Chevy Silverado tipped over and the truck to collapse on top of him. His head and shoulders were pinned in the wheel well. UPS driver Brian Phillips was making deliveries on the street and heard King calling for help. He stopped and raced to help King.  Without […]

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    Woman caught on video walking dog while driving car

    STOCKTON, Calif.  – Police in Stockton, California are trying to identify a driver who was caught on camera pulling a dog by its leash as it ran alongside her car. Amanda Brajkovich caught the scene on camera and posted the video on Facebook. In the video, you can hear Brajkovich ask the woman what she is doing. She claimed the dog wasn’t dragged and there was no tension on its leash. According to FOX40, Brajkovich contacted police and was furious that the woman […]

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    Southern Illinois University fraternity denies making racist video

    CARBONDALE, Ill. — The Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale says they are not behind a racist video on YouTube. The video, titled “SIUC White is Right,” was posted Thursday by YouTube account “ATO AZO.” It uses a racial slur several times with clips from the Disney movie, “A Bug’s Life.” The video is ended by an Anonymous-like speaker attributing the message to the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at SIUC and calling for black students to be beaten and lynched on May 2. […]

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    Rainbow colored nooses found on University campus

    CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — A university is investigating six rainbow colored nooses found on campus. Officials at Austin Peay State University say the nooses were immediately taken down yesterday by police over concerns of “hate symbolism.” According to a statement posted on social media last night the nooses were found near a building where art classes are held. Some students believe it was part of an art project but that has not been confirmed by school officials.

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