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  • O’Laughlin murder case may go to jury Monday

    The prosecution continues in the Kelli O’Laughlin murder trial. John Wilson Jr. is charged with breaking into the 14 year-old’s home in Indian Head Park three years ago, and then stabbing her to death with a kitchen knife when she walked in on him. Wilson was caught when he sent text messages to her mother from Kelli’s cell phone. But, defense attorneys say O’Laughlin may have killed herself. After the prosecution rested, the defense surprised everyone in the courtroom by […]

  • Chicago, suburbs mark anniversary of September 11th terror attacks

    On this 13th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, survivors are still vividly remembering and sharing their frightening stories. “It’s pretty much ingrained into my mind,” said Evanston native Mark Shore, who was on the 62nd floor of one of the World Trade Center towers. Shore attended a memorial ceremony at Firemen’s Park in Evanston. He still wonders what happened to the people he saw that day. “We saw the attacks. We saw the planes strike the tower. We […]

  • Blue Line trains moving again after derailment near Pulaski

    Passengers aboard the CTA Blue Line train that derailed during the Wednesday morning rush-hour commute are sharing what that was like. The train had a minor derailment near the Pulaski station arought 7:15 a.m. as it headed inbound. This brought service to a halt for two hours. 400 passengers were impacted. “There was this big, loud noise, and my Kindle went flying. I went up in the air, back down. And that was that,” said CTA rider MaryBeth Pregracke. Greshynka […]

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    Quinn vs. Rauner before Chicago Tribune Editorial Board

    The gubernatorial candidates went head-to-head before the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board on Tuesday and exploded into heated exchanges over education, ethics, and other major issues. Democratic Governor Pat Quinn, and his running mate Paul Vallas, squared-off against Republican Bruce Rauner and his running mate, Evelyn Sanguinetti. Even though they were speaking within the hallowed, oak-paneled walls of the Chicago Tribune Editorial board room, Gov. Quinn and Rauner took off the gloves and waged a bare-knuckled political dog-fight today. Quinn accused […]

  • Three KFC employees shot during robbery

    Aurora police obtain video of a shooting and armed robbery at a KFC restaurant, and are questioning three people. Three KFC employees were shot. One of them was hit in the leg, and the other two were wounded in the torso and are in critical condition. “The incident is on video. And anytime you have video, that’s greatly going to assist in the investigation,” said Dan Ferrelli, City of Aurora spokesperson. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the restaurant […]

  • Record number of students graduate from Chicago public high schools

    A record number of students graduated from Chicago Public High Schools. The graduation rate from the 2013-2014 academic season was 69.4%. That’s up four percent from one year ago. At a back-to-school breakfast at 51st and Keeler Tuesday morning, Mayor Emanuel and CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett touted the progress. “We read, we hear that there’s so much wrong in our district, in our city, in our country, and in this world. But despite the challenges that we face right here […]

  • Clean up begins after flooding in Oak Lawn

    Oak Lawn homeowners are assessing the damage from major flooding Friday morning. Nearly four inches of rain pounded the southwest suburb and other nearby communities in just a short period of time. Some roads were under three feet of water as of 6am and many vehicles were stuck. As of 11am, most of the water was receded. The hardest-hit section of Oak Lawn is a low-lying area. Kathleen Meany, president of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, says two pumps are […]

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    Exclusive video: Harvey hostage raid

    WGN obtained  exclusive video of the final moments of the roughly 20-hour hostage stand-off in Harvey. A witness recorded on a cell phone what appears to be some of the four remaining hostages being turned over to authorities. The video also appears to show one of the two suspects being put in a squad car. A SWAT team launched the raid because officials believed negotiations were in a stalemate and it was time to act. The stand-off began with an […]

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    Brita children’s water bottles being recalled

    Several children’s water bottles are being recalled because the lids can break or crack and possibly cut a child’s mouth. Brita makes the bottles. They have four popular cartoon characters on them. They are: Dora the Explorer in violet, Hello Kitty in pink, SpongeBob Square Pants in blue, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in green. The bottles are six inches tall, hold 15 ounces of liquid, have white lids that screw off, and have fold-up straws and filters that sit […]

  • Rauner and Republicans hold GOP Day at State Fair

    Illinois Republicans are getting fired-up for the November elections at the State Fair Thursday in Springfield. Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner addressed his supporters at the Hilton Hotel in the morning. If elected, he said he will focus on creating jobs, reducing the tax burden, investing in education, and ending corruption. He also says he will not accept a salary or pension. He also plans to live in the Governor’s mansion. Rauner’s beating Democratic Governor Pat Quinn in the polls, but […]

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