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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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    Boy, 8, shot in the face by relatives

    An eight-year-old boy from the South Side is recovering from a bullet wound to the face. Police say it happened near 77th and Loomis Wednesday night. They say two men who are relatives of the boy were arguing when a gun accidentally went off. The eight year old was grazed in the face and taken to St. Bernard Hospital. He was reported to be good condition. Police were not able to find the gun. Charges have not been filed against […]

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    Emanuel wants to limit signage along Chicago River

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to make sure more signs don’t pop up along the Chicago River like the one at Trump Tower. The Trump sign is nearly 2900 square feet and sits about 200 feet up. To stop that from happening again,  the mayor is proposing a new Chicago River Corridor Special Sign District. It would allow signs on buildings along the river but it would cut the size to 550 square feet. Also, signs would have to be placed […]

  • Scandal-plagued Burr Oak Cemetery gets a makeover

    Five years after the Burr Oak Cemetery scandal broke,  dignity has returned to the south suburban cemetery. In August 2009, investigators made a gruesome discovery of dilapidated gravesites, missing bodies and bodies being double stacked in some graves  as part of a scheme to have more available plots to sell. A number of cemetery employees ended up charged in the scandal. On Friday, a new era began as Gov. Pat Quinn and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart dedicated a monument […]

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    Feds to conduct autopsy on Chicago area woman murdered in Bali

    Federal investigators planned to conduct an autopsy on a woman from Chicago who was murdered while on vacation in Bali. The remains of Sheila Von Wiese-Mack were taken to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware after arriving in the U.S. Wednesday. Mack’s daughter, Heather, and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, are being held on suicide watch in connection with the killing. Von Wiese-Mack’s brother says his sister was excited about the trip with her daughter but that Schaeffer might have shown […]

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    Slain American journalist educated, taught in Chicago

    Beheaded American journalist James Foley had some strong Chicago area ties. Foley, 40, taught reading and writing to inmates at the Cook County Sheriff’s boot camp for four or five  years. The Cook County jail executive director Cara Smith said Foley “ … was just a passionate employee, dedicated about working with participants and doing what he could to turn lives around.’’ He also received a degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. The university has released a statement […]

  • ‘Red Light Doctor’ helps more drivers fight tickets

    The self-proclaimed “Red Light Doctor” was back at it Tuesday. Barnet Fagel attended administrative hearings to help drivers fight tickets issued by Chicago’s unpopular red light cameras. WGN’s Julian Crews reports Fagel was able to have several citations thrown out. Fagel has successfully argued that the yellow light is too short,  a violation of state and federal standards. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says red light cameras have reduced t-bone collisions by 30 percent. Opponents of cameras say they have increased rear-end […]

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    Family of murdered pregnant woman sues Home Depot

    The mother of a pregnant woman who was murdered by her former supervisor is suing the company that employed the killer and the victim. Alisha Bromfield, 21, of Plainfield was strangled in August 2012 while attending a wedding in Door County, Wisconsin. Brian Cooper, 37, was convicted of the killing in a retrial earlier this year. Bromfield’s mother is suing Home Depot and a company that supplied flowers to the home improvement chain. According to the suit, the businesses did […]

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    Chicago Little Leaguers World Series-bound

    For the first time in three decades, a baseball team from Chicago is in the Little League World Series. Jackie Robinson West advanced by winning the Great Lakes Region championship Saturday. The team scored seven runs in the fifth inning to come back and beat a team from New Albany, Indiana 12-7. Jackie Robinson West is made up of 11 and 12 year olds from Englewood, Morgan Park, Chatham, and Auburn-Gresham neighorhoods. They are one of eight American teams in […]

  • iPhone 6 announcement expected next month

    Get ready to find out when you can get the new iPhone. A release date for the iPhone 6 is expected to be announced on Sept. 9th. Apple has a “big media event” scheduled that day,  although exact details are not available. The release of the iPhone 6 could happen in mid-September. Apple reportedly has ordered up to 80 million iPhone 6 units from suppliers, which could make it the company`s biggest iPhone launch to date. The new operating system, […]

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