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    94-year-old man in hospice accused of sexual abuse dating back to 1960s

    Complaints against a former Winnetka gym teacher accused of sexual abuse date back to the 1960s. William Bricker, 94, is charged with sex crimes involving two boys at a summer camp in Wyoming where he served as a counselor from the 1960s to the 1980s. Students at Hubbard Woods elementary school in Winnetka have also come forward to say Bricker molested them. Those complaints dated back to the late 1970s, but now memos have surfaced revealing police and school officials […]

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    Make Chicago’s dangerous intersections safer, group says

    Some of Chicago’s busiest intersections are also the most dangerous. Now a group that promotes biking, walking and public transportation wants to fix that. The Active Transportation Alliance says the intersection of Milwaukee, North and Damen avenues in the Bucktown neighborhood had the highest number of crashes in the city involving pedestrians and bicyclists between 2006 and 2012. The Alliance says accidents can be cut by improving crosswalk markings and adding countdown signals. Other dangerous intersections include Cicero and Chicago […]

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    Hearing for alleged ISIS recruit continued

    The hearing for 19-year-old Muhammed Khan of Bolingbrook has been continued. Khan was arrested last weekend at O’Hare Airport where authorities say he was on his way to meet a contact in Istanbul, Turkey who would take him to ISIS forces in Iraq or Syria. The prosecution is arguing for part of the complaint that deals with minors to remain sealed. Khan will be back in court on Oct. 25th.

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    Chicago police captain shot in Englewood standoff; 1 man in custody, 1 dead

    A Chicago Police Captain wounded during a long stand-off in the Englewood neighborhood is hospitalized Wednesday in serious condition, but is expected to survive. Captain Edward Kulbida suffered a graze wound to the head, and was also shot in the shoulder. He is said to be cracking jokes, and is surrounded by family and fellow officers. “I just was so grateful that he was alive, and I said ‘Officer, God protected you and the angels were watching over you, and […]

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    “Grandma” Clinton returns to Chicago

    Hillary Clinton is coming back home. The former first lady,  secretary of state and new grandmother will be in Chicago next Wednesday night. She’ll be speaking to the Economic Club of Chicago. Clinton is considered a front-running democrat in the 2016 presidential race but has not yet said if she will run. Mrs. Clinton and former President Bill Clinton have just become grandparents. Their daughter Chelsea gave birth to a baby girl last week.  

  • Closing arguments expected today in Joliet double murder trial

    Closing arguments have wrapped up the brutal murder trial in Joliet. Joshua Miner is one of four people who were charged in the 2013 murder of Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover,  is accused of being the ringleader in a scheme to lure them to a Joliet apartment and rob them. Prosecutors say Miner strangled the two. He has claimed that he ‘lost control’ when one of the men tried to sexually assault one of the other suspects , Bethany McKee. […]

  • Air travel still snarled hours after fire at FAA facility

    Disruptions in air travel will continue into Saturday after a fire in a FAA facility broke out Friday morning. Nearly 1600 flights were cancelled Friday. Many airlines also had to cancel flights Saturday. The madness began around 6 a.m. when a temporary ground stop was issued by the FAA because of a fire at its air traffic control center in Aurora. Aurora officials confirm that the fire was deliberately started by a male employee, and this was not an act […]

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    Protest, vandalism in Ferguson again

    Protests broke out again in Ferguson,  Missouri  after a makeshift memorial to a black teenager killed by a white police officer was destroyed by fire. Tensions also soared at a heated city council meeting Tuesday night before about 200 protesters filled the streets. A newspaper photographer says the demonstrators threw rocks and bricks at police. The window of a beauty shop also was smashed.  At least three people were arrested. The streets of Ferguson had been peaceful over the past […]

  • Emanuel, McCarthy push for lighter drug penalties, tougher gun crimes

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants Illinois lawmakers to ease the state’s drug laws. The mayor is asking a state panel to apply Chicago’s laws to all of Illinois. Chicago police can issue tickets of $200 to $500 for someone caught with 16 grams or less of marijuana. People caught with a gram or less of any controlled substance can be charged with a misdemeanor. The mayor says more lenient drug possession laws will ease jail overcrowding and allow police to focus […]

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    Four arrested in shooting death of 9-year-old boy

    Chicago police have four suspects in custody for the fatal shooting of a nine-year-old boy on the South Side. Antonio Smith is the youngest victim of gun violence so far this year. He was shot at least four times in the 1200 block of east 71st St. a few blocks from his home on Aug. 20. His body was found in a backyard. Police say three of the suspects are 19-years-old.  One is 22-years-old. They say the man suspected of […]

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