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    State Street Macy’s cited after 4 injured in small explosion

    Macy’s was cited after a small explosion burned four workers at the store`s State Street location. An investigation found that one of the workers tried to use a ‘camper cooker’ to prepare breakfast before the store opened. That’s when a small butane tank ruptured. A woman suffered serious burns on her face. Three men also sustained injuries. The fire prevention bureau cited the store for improperly storing and using butane.    

  • Local undocumented immigrants relieved with Obama’s impending immigration action

    Some undocumented immigrants in the Chicago area are relieved President Obama will issue an executive order that stops the deportation of the parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents. One woman who’s happy is Maria Picazo, of the Marquette Park neighborhood. She came to the U.S. from Mexico in 1991. Her husband and her four kids are all legal, U.S. citizens. Her son is looking to join the Marine Corps, and a daughter is in community college. “It’s been difficult […]

  • 3-alarm fire destroys former elementary school in Lincoln Park

    Chicago firefighters battle a raging blaze for hours in the bitter cold temperatures at an historic building in Lincoln Park. The fire erupted at the Mulligan School at Sheffield and Willow around 1 a.m. Tuesday. The flames raced through the upper floors. Firefighters tried to stop the flames from spreading inside the building, but two security dogs interfered with their efforts. The building was being turned into condos, but it may have to be demolished. The building dates back to […]

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    Lake County Sheriff investigating multiple crime scenes

    A suburban teen allegedly stole two cars and went on a high speed chase covering six jurisdictions after being shot in the face early Friday morning. 18-year-old Ronald Mass is facing an attempted murder charge and nine other counts. The police chase at times went up to 80 miles per hour. Police say Mass also crashed into a squad car and two other vehicles. His 15 year-old female friend suffered non-life threatening injuries in one of the crashes. Two passengers […]

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    Federal lawsuit filed against George Lucas Museum proposal

    A group that’s strongly opposed to the George Lucas museum being built along the lakefront filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday. “Friends of the Park” named the City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District in the lawsuit. The non-profit claims Lucas is receiving special treatment, and the museum would violate state doctrine, which protects the lakefront from private development. The museum would be seven stories high, and cover 17 acres between Soldier Field and McCormick Place. It’s estimated to […]

  • Chicago Bear Jared Allen honors veterans

    Chicago Bear Jared Allen raises awareness about housing for former U.S. service members on this Veterans Day. He loaded up on Procter & Gamble household supplies at a Walmart on the West Side, then delivered them to the Eddie Beard Homeless Veterans’ Housing Program at Jackson and Artesian. Fifteen veterans live in the home. “It brings attention to the sacrifice, and how much we are all indebted to the veterans to go out and fight for us and keep this […]

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    Homeless woman forced to give up beloved dogs gets support

    A veterinarian center in Roselle is helping out a homeless woman by taking care of her two dogs free of charge. Roselle Animal Hospital has been boarding Linda Anderson’s dogs for nearly six months. She lost her home in Elk Grove Village when her marriage ended, and she has been living in the woods in the Northwest suburbs. Shelters aren’t an option for her because she works part-time during the overnight hours for a grocery store. Shelters have strict rules […]

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    Suspected Indiana serial killer cooperates, pleads not guilty

    A suspected serial killer cooperated with the judge at his court hearing Tuesday morning, a week after he refused to speak at his first court appearance in Crown Point, Indiana. Darren Deon Vann, 43, entered a plea of not guilty to murder charges and answered all of the judge’s questions during the roughly seven minute hearing. Police say Vann has confessed to killing seven women in Gary and Hammond. He has been charged in the deaths of Merrillville resident Anith Jones and 19-year […]

  • Dolton police investigating pizza deliverymen robbery plot in south suburbs

    Dolton police are hoping a cell phone number will help them track-down the robbers targeting Domino’s pizza deliverymen. At least three Domino’s workers have been set-up in Dolton, Homewood, and Riverdale over the last two months. The latest incident happened on Saturday night at what turned out to be an abandoned home at 141st and Indiana. The deliveryman was shot in the hand and back, but is expected to survive. Authorities are tracing the cell phone number used to place […]

  • Off-duty Chicago officer shot in chest during robbery attempt

    A Chicago Police Officer remains in stable condition this morning after being shot in the chest during a robbery attempt. The three men police say are responsible for the shooting are still atlarge. The 41 year-old officer was leaving the President’s Lounge at 75th and Langley in the Park Manor neighborhood early Friday morning when three suspects approached him. The officer jumped into his BMW and sped-off. But, one of the suspects opened-fire and shot the officer in the upper […]

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