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    Officer accidentally shot by another officer after responding to wrong house

    DEKALB COUNTY, GA — A police officer near Atlanta was in serious condition Tuesday, after being shot by another officer while responding to the wrong house. Dekalb Co. police say three officers responded to a report of a suspicious person in a neighborhood Monday night. They weren’t given a specific address, but they went to a home matching a dispatcher’s description. Inside, the officers shot and killed a dog. The homeowner was shot in the leg and one officer was […]

  • Valor Games kick off at Soldier Field

    CHICAGO — Chicago is hosting the 5th annual Valor Games. It’s a competition among military veterans and service members living with disabilities. The Valor Games Midwest is a three-day event at Soldier Field. Athletes compete in discus, shot put, cycling, archery, powerlifting and indoor rowing. The games run through Thursday. To see a full schedule of events, go here.   

  • Michael Jordan yet to testify in lawsuit against Dominick’s

    CHICAGO — Michael Jordan’s business manager says the former basketball star’s image has been meticulously protected so young people will know of his achievements. Curtis Polk testified Monday in federal court in Chicago in the former Chicago Bulls star’s lawsuit seeking damages from a now-defunct grocery store chain that used his image without permission. Polk says marketing deals can have promotional value for Jordan beyond cash compensation. But defense attorney Steve Rosenfeld disputed the value of Jordan’s recent deals, focusing […]

  • Family of paralyzed woman sues over O’Hare accident

    CHICAGO — An accident at O’Hare Airport has sparked a lawsuit against the Chicago Dept. of Aviation. A woman was severely injured when a pedestrian shelter collapsed on her. Tierney Darden, 24, of Mundelein was with family members at the arrival area of Terminal 2 on August 2 waiting to be picked up. A strong storm moved through, dislodging the shelter, part of which landed on Darden, severing her spinal cord and leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. The […]

  • Illinois lawmakers consider undoing Rauner’s child care cuts

    CHICAGO — Illinois lawmakers are looking into restoring money for child care programs cut by Gov. Bruce Rauner. The programs help low and middle income families. But new income guidelines make it tougher for applicants to qualify for state help. A family of two must not have an income of more than $664 a month. Critics say people would practically have to be homeless to qualify. And some child care providers say they may have to close down because of […]

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    Hundreds protest cuts to Illinois social services programs

    CHICAGO–A crowd estimated at around 500 protested cuts to state social service agencies in Chicago Monday. The group rallied outside the Thompson Center. Organizers say 90% of families who usually qualify for service will be left without the critical assistance they need to get by. This month, 3000 service centers will not be paid and the people they serve will be turned away.  

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    Blagojevich appeal filing deadline today

    CHICAGO — Tuesday is the deadline for Rod Blagojevich’s lawyers to appeal his convictions on public corruption. The former governor has been in a Colorado prison since 2012 after being convicted of trying to sell President Obama’s old senate seat. Two weeks ago, a three-judge appeals court threw out five of 18 counts and ordered his 14-year sentence vacated. But the court also called the evidence against Blagojevich overwhelming and indicated he would stay locked up for most of his […]

  • Police supt. in DC for gun violence summit after dozens shot over weekend

    CHICAGO–Chicago’s police superintendent is meeting with other police chiefs in Washington, D.C. Monday to talk about ways to curb gun violence. The summit follows another deadly weekend in Chicago with three killed and 37 wounded in shootings across the city. The latest numbers show more than 1600 people have been shot in Chicago since Jan. 1, exceeding statistics for the same time in 2014, when there were nearly 15-hundred, and in 2013 when there were a little more than 1200. […]

  • Fans and city prep for Lollapalooza

    CHICAGO–More trains with less alcohol allowed on them will be running to and from Chicago during Lollapalooza this weekend. The South Shore line plans to add an extra westbound train from the Portage/Ogden Dunes stop to Chicago at 9:57 Saturday morning. An outbound train will be added from the Millennium Park station Saturday night at 10:50 to Portage. Also, alcohol will be prohibited on South Shore trains after 7p.m. Friday, and on all South Shore trains Saturday and Sunday.  

  • ‘Stop and frisk’ ordinance introduced in City Council

     ​ CHICAGO — The Chicago City Council held its final meeting Wednesday before an August break. Ald. Procco Joe Moreno drummed up support for the proposed ordinance known as the Stop Act,  designed to better track the effectiveness and fairness of police stops and searches where arrest are not made. In a report earlier this year the American Civil Liberties Union found that Chicagoans are four times more likely than New Yorkers to be stopped by police with the controversial […]

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