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    Ministers, activists to call for resignation of CPD Superintendent Garry McCarthy

    A former candidate for Illinois governor is joining a group of West Side ministers and community activists calling for the resignation of Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. Tio Hardiman and the ministers have scheduled a press conference today to discuss their concerns with the city’s gun violence and gang problems. Hardiman says McCarthy has failed to reduce the number of murders in the city and lacks the ability to deal with the city’s gangs.    

  • Sarah Palin launches new online TV channel

    Sarah Palin has launched a new online TV channel.¬† It’s a new subscription-based network called SarahPalinChannel.com. Palin calls her new project a ‘news channel that’s a lot more than news’. The former governor of Alaska and presidential candidate promises subscribers a community where they can share ideas and discuss news of the day. For $9.95 a month or $99.95 per year, subscribers can view videos from Palin posted on her YouTube channel and post their own videos and questions for […]

  • Man hit and killed on the Eisenhower Expressway

    A pedestrian who was walking on the Eisenhower Expressway was struck and killed by a car Saturday. 29-year-old Donnell Ewing of the 900 block of West Winona Street was in the far right lane of the Eisenhower, near Kedzie, around 7:50 p.m. when he was hit by a car heading west. Ewing was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. Police say it’s not clear why he was on the expressway.    

  • Man shot during attempted robbery near the Eisenhower Expressway

    A man was shot during an attempted robbery on Chicago’s West Side and tried to drive himself to the hospital. It happened at a gas station at 600 S. Independence¬† near the Eisenhower Expressway at about 8:30p.m. Saturday night. Police say a man with a gun approached the victim and tried to rob him.¬† The victim tried to knock the gun away from the suspect and the gun discharged, hitting him in the stomach. The suspect ran off and the […]

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    Sen. Kirk calls for changes at Hines VA, alleges mold present in hospital

    Illinois Senator Mark Kirk is calling again for the firing of the head of the Hines VA Hospital as he reveals new allegations of mold problems at the facility. Kirk revealed the allegations after meeting with White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors, Hines Director Joan Ricard and hospital whistleblowers. Kirk said employees have complained about the presence of mold in an operating room that opened in April. They took pictures of the mold, showing a black spot on […]

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    Lawsuit filed in death of truck driver killed on I-55

    The widow of the truck driver killed in a crash on I-55 earlier this week has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Deividas Mockus was killed Monday when his semi-truck slammed into the back of another truck on I-55 near Channahon. Investigators say he tried to stop but his brakes failed and he rear-ended the other semi-truck. His wife has filed a lawsuit against his employer, Direct Trucking, and the company that supplied the trailer he was driving. The lawsuit claims […]

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    Portillo’s earns top ranking in new food survey

    Consumer Reports has released their latest rankings of the best fast food in the country and Oak Brook-based Portillo’s takes top honors in one category, but it’s probably not what you’d expect. Consumer Reports asked readers to rank their top fast food meals and Portillo’s scored number one for sandwiches and subs. The chain is probably best known for it’s hot dogs but at appears their sandwiches are top-ranked as well. Take a look at how other fast food chains […]

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    Sox, Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf hospitalized

    Jerry Reinsdorf , the owner of the Chicago Bulls and White Sox, was hospitalized late Friday night after becoming light-headed at the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, New York. The White Sox said in a statement that the 78-year-old is fine but spent the night in the hospital as a precaution. Reinsdorf was expected to be released from the hospital Saturday morning.

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    Israel and Hamas halt bombings for 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza

    Gaza (CNN) — A 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Hamas held Saturday as diplomats worked to create a longer truce in the conflict that has killed more than 900 people — mostly civilians. The cease-fire started at 8 a.m. Saturday (1 a.m. ET). If the 12-hour cease-fire holds, Palestinians will be able to move medical supplies into Gaza. Palestinians also looked for more bodies and found at least 40 in areas that have been too dangerous to enter in […]

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    U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuates personnel

    (CNN) — The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence in the capital, Tripoli, U.S. officials said. About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. Marines were evacuated from the embassy in the early hours of Saturday morning and were driven across the border into Tunisia, U.S. officials confirm to CNN. CNN has learned the plan to evacuate the Americans was in the works for several days, but the decision to carry out the plan […]