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  • Pro-Israeli and Palestinian supporters rally in West Loop

    Hundreds of pro-Israeli and Palestinian protesters rallied near the Israeli Consulate in the West Loop Tuesday. Chicago police officers assigned to the Mounted Unit kept the two sides separate at Madison and Canal. RELATED: FAA bans U.S. flights to airport in Tel Aviv, Israel for 24 hours More than 30 organizations that support Israel are making their voices heard. They are arguing Israel only wants peace, and has a right to defend itself. “The message is simple and clear: say […]

  • Koschman’s mother wants to sue CPD, prosecutors

    David Koschman’s mother is seeking court permission to sue the Chicago Police Department and prosecutors. Mayor Daley’s nephew, Richard Vanecko, fatally punched Koschman in 2004. Vanecko was convicted in January, and served two months for involuntary manslaughter. Koschman’s mother said the phony police version of the fight portrayed her son as the aggressor to protect Vanecko. Lawyers for the city and Cook County want Koschman’s lawsuit dismissed.

  • Nathan Woessner-INDIANA SAND DUNES MT BALDY

    1 year later: Incredible rescue of boy who was buried under sand

    He’s a shy second-grader with a story that will blow your mind. Saturday marks one year to the day when fun in the sun almost turned into tragedy for Nathan Woessner, now 7. Nathan and his dad were climbing the Indiana Dunes’ Mount Baldy when Nathan suddenly became buried under mounds and mounds of sand. “I was thinking of him having trouble breathing and suffering, and I couldn’t get to him,” Nathan’s mother Faith Woessner said. Nathan fell into a […]

  • Former Mayor Daley leaves the hospital

    Judge wants more details on former Mayor Daley health in Park Grill case

    Mayor Daley may have to testify in the city’s lawsuit against the Park Grill Restaurant. City Hall is trying to terminate the long-term deal with the restaurant in Millennium Park, which happened during Daley’s time as mayor. The Emanuel administration claims the agreement cheats taxpayers out of millions of dollars in revenue. It puts the total at $8 million so far. A Cook County judge ruled Tuesday he doesn’t have enough information about Daley’s health to decide if he should […]

  • Quinn vs. Rauner in Illinois Governor’s Race

    Illinois governor’s race gets even nastier

    New, cheap shots in the Illinois governor’s race. The Illinois Republican Party sent a phony media advisory to WGN on Friday saying U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin would call on Gov. Quinn to testify at a special, legislative committee hearing about state funds that were allegedly misused. The advisory stated Durbin would issue the challenge during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a train station in Bellwood. Durbin says the phony email is a new low. “But, this is a new low to […]

  • SupremeCourt

    U.S. Supreme Court Limits “Recess Appointments”

    The U.S. Supreme Court chips away at presidential powers. The justices unanimously ruled President Obama violated the constitution by appointing three people to the National Labor Relations Board in 2012 without the Senate’s approval. The White House argued the president used his executive power to temporarily fill posts while the Senate was in recess. But, the court said the Senate wasn’t formally adjourned. It says it’s up to Congress to define what’s considered in “session” and “recess.”

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    Bad weather causes more flight cancellations, delays

    Poor visibility Thursday morning caused more flight delays and cancellations at O’Hare and Midway Airports. At O’Hare, 250 flights are cancelled. Delays are at least 30 minutes. At Midway, delays are at least 45 minutes. These latest disruptions come after severe storms on Wednesday night forced the cancellations of nearly 600 flights at O’Hare, and left nearly 1,500 travellers stranded, and made them sleep on cots in terminals. WGN News Writer C. Hayes published this story.

  • Wrigley celebrates big birthday

    Cubs fans proud of Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday

    Chicago Cubs fans are proud and excited to be a part of the 100th birthday celebrations. “I love being here, and if anyone deserves a good birthday party, it’s Wrigley Field,” said one fan. A huge crowd descended on the ballpark on Wednesday, and the first 10,000 people who entered the “Friendly Confines” received cupcakes. A large cake of Wrigley Field was also on display next to the Ernie Banks statue. It had to be put under a tarp because […]

  • Students march against gun violence

    Hundreds of charter school students, teachers, and clergy march on Thursday against gun violence on Chicago’s streets. The march began at 22nd and State, and wrapped up at 36th and Wabash. “Together we can all do a lot of things to prevent violence in our community. We can start by not encouraging our friends and families to do things that will harm our community. For example, guns and drugs and honestly, all that type of stuff,” said one student. “We’re […]

  • Person questioned in Forest Park fatal hit-and-run

    Forest Park police are now questioning a person about a fatal hit-and-run. But, no charges have been filed. A car hit and killed 40 year-old Jeffrey Schultz, of Forest Park, as he rode his bike at 14th and Harlem around 11 p.m. Sunday. He had been watching the Blackhawks game at a local pub shortly before he was struck. Witnesses say the driver didn’t stop until several blocks later. The vehicle was found abandoned a short time later in Berwyn. […]