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  • New Blackhawks community training center unveiled

    CHICAGO — On the same day the NHL draft begins in Chicago,  the Blackhawks showed off the team’s new community training facility. Located just two blocks south of the United Center, the building will have training rinks for both the team and the community. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the National Hockey League commissioner, and top brass with the Chicago Blackhawks got a behind-the scenes preview of the still-unfolding $65 million Blackhawks practice facility. Blackhawks Chairman Rocky words described the vision, with star Winger Patrick Kane showing people the new digs complete with two rinks one for the pros the other for the […]

  • NHL Draft, Fan Fest hits Chicago

    A big weekend is ahead for Chicago Blackhawks and NHL fans. Chicago is hosting this year’s NHL draft at the United Center. Top prospects from the U.S., Canada and Europe are coming to town to find out which teams they’ll be joining for the upcoming season. The draft starts Friday night. The Blackhawks have the 26th pick out of 31 teams. During the draft, the league and the Hawks are holding a two-day interactive Fan Fest outside the United Center. […]

  • Durbin meets with Muslims teens who recount growing hate crimes against the community

    CHICAGO — Illinois’ senior U.S. senator says President Donald Trump “clearly crossed the line” when he talked to former FBI director James Comey about backing off the investigation into Russia and former national security adviser Michael Flynn. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin reacted Friday to Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Durbin stopped short of calling for impeachment proceedings against the president, calling it premature. The Democrat said he is willing to trust Special Counsel Robert Mueller to do a […]

  • Woman shot to death in Waukegan

    WAUKEGAN, Ill — Police in Waukegan are looking for suspects in the shooting death of a 24-year old woman on the street early Monday morning. Officers were called to the scene of a shooting in the 1600 block of 11th St. around 4:30 a.m. Waukegan police say when they first got to the scene, the victim was gone.  They later got a call from an area hospital telling them a gunshot victim had been brought to the emergency room and […]

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    More Illinois med school grads leaving the state

    The number of medical school students who leave Illinois after graduating from the state’s public universities is growing. The state has two public medical schools: Southern Illinois University’s School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. School officials offer different reasons why students are leaving the state to do their residencies. Some tell Crain’s Chicago Business it’s because of the state’s budget stalemate. Med students say they want to work in a system that has less financial […]

  • Officer wounded in shooting last year leaves rehabilitation hospital in emotional ceremony

    WHEATON, Ill. — A south suburban police officer who was shot in the head during a gun battle was released Friday from a rehabilitation hospital. Park Forest police officer Tim Jones left Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in a wheelchair to the applause of hospital staff, family, and fellow police officers. Jones was responding to a burglary call in March 2016 when he was shot three times. Jones had been with the department less than a year when he was wounded. He […]

  • Tollway board OKs $25M study for Route 53 extension plan

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. –The Illinois Tollway board has approved spending $25 million on an environmental impact study for the controversial, decades-long proposal to extended Illinois Route 53 into Lake County. The proposal calls for a 12-mile extension of Illinois Route 53 from Long Grove to Grayslake, and another 12 miles on an Illinois Route 120 bypass the connects to the Tri-State Tollway. Several business, labor organizations, elected officials and municipalities spoke out in favor of the 24-mile project and the jobs […]

  • Ticks on rise this summer, may spread deadly disease, CDC warns

    Health officials are warning about an increase in ticks this summer with some of them spreading a potentially deadly disease. The Centers for Disease Control says it could be one of the worst summers on record for ticks. The CDC also is concerned about a possible increase in the spread of the tick-borne illness, Powassan. Signs and symptoms can include fever, headache, vomiting, weakness, confusion, seizures and memory loss. Advice for avoiding tick bites include staying away from thick vegetation, […]

  • Funeral held for Joliet area toddler found dead in ‘deplorable’ home

    JOLIET, Ill. — Funeral services were held Friday for a 16-month-old girl found dead in her family’s home near Joliet. It comes as authorities announced a criminal investigation into the toddler’s death. Authorities discovered Semaj Crosby’s body in her home last week, two days after she was reported missing. Police are now calling her death a criminal investigation. The girl’s death has sparked criticism about the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. The agency had been investigating complaints of […]

  • Man credited with rescuing family from Bartlett home

    BARTLETT, Ill. — A house fire that damaged a home in the northwest suburbs could have been much worse, if not for the efforts of a man living in the home. Anthony Giannoe, 19, is credited with pulling his mother and little brother out, as the fire quickly spread. The fire broke out around 5:30 am Sunday in an upstairs bedroom as everyone was asleep. Giannoe’s mother and 11-year-old brother had fallen asleep with his mother on the couch downstairs. […]