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    Cab drivers speak out at City Hall

    CHICAGO — Chicago taxi drivers are demanding Uber and similar companies be subject to the same rules of the road. Hundreds of cabbies made their voices heard outside City Hall during a hearing on Friday. They claim rules and regulations are handicapping them. Ald. Rick Munoz of the 22nd ward is among the aldermen who appear sympathetic to the taxi drivers’ plight. He points out traditional taxis are inspected for safety twice a year, while a “ride-share” vehicle is only […]

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    Fox Lake officer was shot with his own weapon, commander says

    FOX LAKE, Ill.  —  There are several new developments in the investigation into the death of Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz. The lead investigator revealed on Thursday the fallen officer was shot twice with his own weapon, and there were signs of a struggle at the scene. The first shot knocked him out, and the second one is believed to have killed him. No word, though, on how the gun went off. Authorities also disclosed they have recovered nine […]

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    Derrick Rose surgery goes ‘as expected’; no timetable set for return

    CHICAGO — Derrick Rose underwent surgery to repair a left orbital fracture this morning at Rush University Medical Center. Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said the surgery went “as expected,” but the team has not determined a timetable for Rose’s return. Rose suffered the injury during the Bulls first practice Tuesday after a teammate accidentally elbowed the point guard as he drove to the basket. “In talking to Derrick last night, he’s still in great spirits,” Hoiberg said. “He had […]

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    Emanuel, McCarthy react angrily to latest outburst of gun violence

    CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy reacted angrily Tuesday over the latest explosion in deadly gun violence in Chicago. “I’m gonna try to control my anger. We have way too many guns on the streets of the City of Chicago, with too little values, and the penalties that don’t match the values of the City of Chicago,” said Emanuel on Tuesday. The mayor called for tougher gun laws and penalties. McCarthy pointed out Chicago pulls more illegal […]

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    Watch party held at Old St. Pat’s for pope’s congressional address

    CHICAGO — Old St. Patrick’s Church in the West Loop hosted a “Papal watch party” on Thursday while the Pontiff addressed Congress. Registration was limited to just 50 people, and the slots filled up quickly. The viewing was standing-room only. They packed together to watch the address on a big screen. They liked the Pope’s sense of mercy and call for dialogue.  

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    Fast-food worker from Chicago welcomes Pope to White House

    A single mother from Chicago who works at McDonald’s was among those who welcomed the Pope to the White House. Adriana Alvarez has a three year-old son, and has worked at McDonald’s for five years. She’s part of the movement to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. She says currently, it’s hard to survive, and has a tough time paying rent and day care.

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    Suburban police say robber took cash, clerk from gas station; Woman missing

    ELMHURST, Ill. — Elmhurst police are investigating a robbery at a gas station and looking for a missing clerk. Police responded to a call around 5 a.m. this morning at the gas station at North Ave and Route 83. Police have identified the missing store clerk as Simone Boyd.  She is 21-years-old, about 5 feet tall, 170 pounds with long hair possibly in a ponytail.  She was last seen wearing a green short sleeve polo shirt and black pants.  Surveillance video […]

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    Kane cheered by fans on first day of training camp

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. —  Chicago Blackhawk superstar Patrick Kane receives loud cheers from fans as he takes the ice for the first day of training camp, one day after he publicly addressed the rape accusations against him for the first time. The Blackhawks began practice at the University of Notre Dame on Friday morning. They’ll also play there on Saturday and Sunday. Fans lined up outside the rink in the rain to see the Stanley Cup champs practice. “I fully […]

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    Blackhawks’ Kane to attend training camp amid investigation

    CHICAGO — Despite rape allegations, Patrick Kane is listed on the Blackhawks’ official training camp roster. Camp opens on Friday at the University of Notre Dame. The team tweeted a link to the roster on Wednesday morning. A grand jury in New York State will reportedly investigate the accusations against the star winger. The accuser and her friend were about to testify last week, but that was postponed. The woman claims she was raped at Kane’s home outside Buffalo in […]

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    Chicago-area teen charged with hate crime in attack on Sikh man

    WHEATON, Ill. — A teenager from Willowbrook is now charged with a hate crime for allegedly beating a Sikh man. The victim also spoke out on Tuesday. The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office says they added the count after they say they discovered additional evidence. The 17 year-old suspect is already charged with Felony Aggravated Battery. On September 8th,  53 year-old Inderjit Singh Mukker, of Darien, was driving to a store when the suspect allegedly yelled racial slurs at him. […]


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