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  • TherapyDog

    Teaching new dogs old tricks: Why pet therapy continues to work

    CHICAGO — The benefits of pet therapy are well-documented. It’s been around for decades and is now in widespread use at many hospitals. In recent years, doctors have found new areas of effectiveness from the practice. Two of its local pioneers are still going strong, teaching new dogs old tricks because they still work. With Abbey the therapy dog as a welcome distraction, 6-year-old Isabella Martinez isn’t thinking about the surgical procedure she’s about to undergo at Advocate Children’s Hospital in […]

  • 2 dogs rescued, 1 killed in Dolton house fire

    Investigators are trying to determine what started a house fire that killed one dog in South Suburban Dolton. The fire started just after 12 a.m. in a bedroom of the home, near 156th and University Avenue. Firefighters were able to rescue two other dogs. No people were injured.

  • 4 CPD officers injured after SUVs collide during chase in Little Village

    CHICAGO – Four Chicago Police officers were injured early Sunday morning  when two squad cars crashed while chasing a stolen vehicle in on the Southwest Side. The two police SUVs collided around 3:35 a.m. near the intersection of 26th Street and South California Avenue, just across from the Cook County Criminal Courts Building.  News Affairs says both SUVs were responding to the call of a stolen vehicle. Two officers were transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, and two others were taken […]

  • Mother, daughter charged with attacking CPS officials

    CHICAGO – A mother and daughter from the Chicago’s South Side are charged with stabbing a CPS administrator and security guard. Debbie Wilson, 45, and her daughter, whose name is also Debbie Wilson, 26,  appeared in bond court Saturday, charged with aggravated battery to a school employee. Police say the attack happened Tuesday afternoon at Carrie Jacobs Bond Elementary School, 7050 S. May St. The women went to pick up a relative for a disciplinary issue. An altercation started and […]

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    Chicago Archdiocese may merge several NW Side schools

    CHICAGO – The Archdiocese of Chicago is asking six Roman Catholic schools on the city’s Northwest side to consider consolidating for the 2016-17 school year. Archbishop Blase Cupich met with leaders at all six schools Monday to discuss a plan that would merge all of schools and their administrations. Facing a growing deficit and a shrinking enrollment, the Archdiocese sees the new pilot regional program as a option to offer a Catholic education in the city because the “one parish, […]

  • Chicago leaders honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    CHICAGO — Hundreds of people gathered in the Loop this morning to honor civil rights leader The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Reverend Jesse Jackson Jr. and the Rainbow-PUSH  Coalition hosted the 25th Annual PUSH Excel Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The theme was “King’s Unfinished Agenda.”  More than $5 million  dollars has been awarded to students since the annual breakfast was first organized. Governor Bruce Rauner and Mayor Rahm […]

  • teens

    Fugitive teen couple captured in Florida after multi-state crime spree

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kentucky authorities say two teenage sweethearts suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks across the South have been apprehended in Florida. Grayson County Sheriff officials say in a statement that 18-year-old Dalton Hayes and his 13-year-old girlfriend, Cheyenne Phillips, were arrested without incident about 12:10 a.m. Sunday in Panama City Beach. The two had eluded police in multiple states while raising concern about their increasingly bold behavior. Hayes and Phillips […]

  • ericamorales

    Donations pour in for newborn quadruplets after mom dies

    PHOENIX  – A 36-year-old woman died hours after giving birth Thursday to quadruplets in a Phoenix hospital, the Associated Press reported. Erica Morales was about seven months pregnant when she delivered the babies — three girls and a boy — at Banner Good Samaritan hospital, Nicole Todman, a family friend, told the news organization. But she died before ever getting a chance to see the babies she and her husband had long hoped for, Todman said. Morales initially went to […]

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    2 men killed in Humboldt Park hit-and-run crash

    CHICAGO – Two men were killed Saturday night after being struck by a car on Chicago’s Northwest Side. It happened at 10:10 p.m. in the 4300 block of West North Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. Police say the driver of a 2002 white Buick hit two men who were crossing the street. The driver then kept driving east on North Avenue for three more blocks until he slammed into three parked cars at the intersection of North Avenue and […]

  • Pizza delivery driver surprised with $2,000 tip

      ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A pizza delivery man in Michigan got a huge surprise when he made a special delivery to a hotel last week. “Rob”, the delivery driver, thought he was dropping off food for a guest, but he was escorted to a conference room where 200 Keller Williams realtors were holding their annual conference. They surprised him with a tip of more than $2,000 plus a VISA gift card, some lottery tickets and letters of encouragement. Rob […]

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