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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 […]

  • Police: 3 women attacked in Midlothian

    A teenager, a college student, and a woman holding her baby are attacked in Midlothian near the Metra station. A 17 year-old girl was attacked outside of her home. Fortunately, her father heard the confrontation and chased the suspect away. A 22 year-old college student was attacked and robbed as she walked home from the Metra station after midnight. A 26 year-old woman was also attacked as she held her young baby. The woman’s nose was broken. Police are beefing […]

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    Report: Study shows many teachers not certified in their subjects

    There are hundreds of educators who are teaching subjects they don’t have the proper credentials for in school districts across Illinois. That’s the finding in a new, Chicago Tribune investigation. The newspaper blames the problem on loopholes in state laws and rules, and hiring practices.  It shows some teachers work for months or even years before they receive the right credentials. Last month, Education Secretary Arne Duncan asked states to prepare an “equity plan” by April 2015. He wants to […]

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    Eisenhower Expressway reopens after flooding

    For the second time this summer, heavy rains and flooding force the Eisenhower Expressway to shut-down. The pounding rains Monday night caused the closure of all lanes between Harlem and Manheim from around midnight to about four o’clock Tuesday morning. Many vehicles got stuck in the high water, and drivers had to wade through waist-high water or climb on the barriers to get to safety. As crews cleaned up the expressway, they discovered about 30 yards of the roadway was […]

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    Pfleger urges Archdiocese to take stronger stand against guns

    An outspoken priest against gun violence is urging the Archdiocese of Chicago to take a stronger stand against guns. Fr. Michael Pfleger, of St. Sabina Church, wants to see “gun-free zone” signs on the actual churches, and not just on the archdiocese’s school buildings and child care facilities. “The voice of the church, I believe, is extremely important right now. It’s a moral stand that must be taken,” said Pfleger. But, Francis Cardinal George believes parish pastors should decide whether […]

  • Accused Gary cop killer could face death penalty

    The man charged with murdering an on-duty Gary police officer appears to be concerned about possibly facing the death penalty. 25 year-old Carl Blount, of Gary, is accused of shooting 47 year-old officer Jeffrey Westerfield. Police say Blount opened-fire on Westerfield after the officer responded to a domestic dispute that involved Blount and his girlfriend on July 6th.  Police say Blount made incriminating statements to a witness, and asked for help to hide from police. Court documents say witnesses and […]

  • 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.


    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 […]


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