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    Chicagoans honor MLK with day of service

    CHICAGO — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘what are you doing for others?’” With sleeves rolled up and paint brushes in hand, hundreds of students and adults volunteered to makeover Curie High School on the Southwest Side. Gov. Bruce Rauner and his wife, Diana, painted a quote by Margaret Mead on the wall of a classroom while employees of Groupon helped. New U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) did some manual labor as […]

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    Mother of Chicago police shooting victim skeptical of improvements

    CHICAGO — The mother of a man who was shot by Chicago Police says she’s not optimistic the department will make improvements in response to a Dept. of Justice report. Dorothy Holmes is the mother of Ronald Jonhson, who was shot and killed by police in 2014 during a foot chase in Washington Park. Holmes watched Friday’s DOJ press conference and listened to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s promises of reform. She said the DOJ report confirmed what she already believed: that […]

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    U of C introduces new trauma center chief

    CHICAGO — The effort to bring back a trauma center to the South Side took another step forward Thursday. The University of Chicago Medical Center introduced its new trauma director, Dr. Selwyn Rogers Jr., a trauma surgeon. The trauma center is scheduled to re-open in spring 2018. The move is in response to community pressure for a level-one trauma center to treat victims in nearby neighborhoods hit hard with gun violence.    

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    Jesse Jackson Jr., wife Sandi spar over divorce court venue

    CHICAGO — Lawyers for Sandi and Jesse Jackson Junior were in a Cook County courtroom Wednesday, fighting over where the couple divorce case should be heard. Sandi Jackson has asked that the the Cook County case to be dismissed so it can be heard in Washington, DC where the Jacksons have a home. Jesse Jackson Jr. filed for divorce in Chicago where they also have a home. His lawyer told the judge Wednesday that Sandi committed certain acts that led […]

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    Former Chicago top cop clears air about ’60 Minutes’ interview on WGN Morning News

    CHICAGO–Former Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says there needs to be more emphasis on stopping criminals than criticizing police. McCarthy spoke on the WGN-TV Morning News Monday. He wanted to clarify statements made in a “60 minutes” interview about Chicago street violence. McCarthy said he is not critical nor does he blame police who are being cautious because of the anti-police climate. McCarthy says performance-based policing has taken a back seat to politics. Watch the interview with Garry McCarthy in […]

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    Group traveling with Chicago filmmaker killed in Uganda returning home

    CHICAGO — Students who were traveling with a Chicago filmmaker when he was killed in Africa returned home Wednesday afternoon. Filmmaker David Steiner, 51, was killed in a bus crash in Uganda on Christmas Eve. He was traveling with his son, two 8th grade students from an Englewood charter school, another filmmaker and several African children. Steiner was making a documentary called “Love in the Time of Deportation.”  He was following two refugee Sudanese boys, after they were part of a […]

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    Search for second victim suspended in Lynwood pond crash

    LYNWOOD, Ill. — Investigators have suspended the search for a second victim of a deadly car crash in the south suburbs. The car plunged into an icy retention pond off Lincoln Highway in Lynwood Sunday. Divers pulled the car out of the water Monday and found the body of a man inside. He is identified as Christopher Stone, 27,  of Chicago Heights. The family of 26 year-old Leandre Scott, also of Chicago Heights, believe he’s the other victim. Police initially […]

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    Judge OKs nuns’ suit against Stone Park strip club

    STONE PARK, Ill. — Nuns from the western suburbs have won a court battle in their ongoing feud with a neighboring strip club. A judge has dismissed a motion by the owners of Club Allure in Stone Park to dismiss a nuisance suit against the club. The Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo say there’s evidence of prostitution and drug use at the club. Attorneys for the club deny the allegations, pointing there hasn’t been a single prosecution of those […]

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    Chicago teen says he stole car because of cold weather

    CHICAGO — A Chicago teenager accused of stealing an SUV says the weather made him do it. Eduardo Rivera, 18,  was stopped while driving a stolen Chevy Suburban near Belmont and Cicero Wednesday. Police say he told them he was waiting for a bus in the 2300 block of N. Austin earlier in the day, when he spotted the SUV running with its doors unlocked. He said he decided to take it because it was “too damn cold to stand […]

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    Flavored cigarette sales allowed again near some Chicago schools

    CHICAGO — The Chicago City Council passed a measure Wednesday to reopen flavored tobacco sales near schools. Current law bans the sale of menthol and candy-flavored tobacco products within 500 feet of a school in the city. But some gas station and convenience store owners complained the ban is forcing them to shut down because of lost revenue. A compromise reached with Mayor Emanuel will allow the sale of flavored tobacco products near grade schools but keep the ban in place […]