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    Teachers, parents hold CPS funding rally in Loop

    CHICAGO — A march, rally, and mock bake sale to protest funding levels for Chicago Public Schools is being held in the city’s Loop. More than 100 people demanded sustainable and equitable funding. They gathered at the Thompson Center, and then marched to CPS headquarters. CPS faces a billion dollar budget shortfall.  

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    Massive tunnel project underway in Albany Park

    A major project designed to protect Albany Park residents from more bad flooding is underway, and it will include explosions. A new storm water tunnel will be built 150 feet below the neighborhood. Explosives will be used to remove bedrock. The blasts will be once a day during the weekday, during daytime hours, every other day, starting in August. The project will take two years to complete, and cost $70 million. The city says since 2008, Albany Park has experienced two […]

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    TSA boss meets with Durbin, Emanuel over long security lines at airports

    CHICAGO — In the face of public outrage over long security lines at Chicago’s airports, the head of the TSA met with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and other lawmakers and airport leaders on Friday at O’Hare. “And earlier this week, we had a breakdown here in Chicago. And, that was unacceptable. The long lines and the wait times caused quite a few people to miss their flights,” said TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger. Neffenger adds, “I am very sorry to […]

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    Chicago police investigating several Lincoln Park burglaries

    CHICAGO –Police are looking for a man responsible for a string of smash-and-grab burglaries in Lincoln Park. A number of business in the 2400 and 2500 block of N Clark were robbed. Early this morning, a suspect threw a concrete block through Bacci’s window.  He grabbed the register and ran out. The incident was captured on surveillance video. Shattered glass and theft was also reported at House of Wings and Angela’s Burrito Style. Police are searching for the suspect.  So […]

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    Suburban mother sentenced to 4 years in prison in death of disabled daughter

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — The woman who admitted to giving her disabled daughter a fatal overdose of medication was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday afternoon. Both the prosecution and the defense recommended probation. Last week, Bonnie Liltz, 56, gave emotional testimony about her adopted daughter. She said when her health began to fail, she worried her 28-year-old Courtney, who had cerebral palsy, would end up in an institution, and not get the care she needed. So, she wanted to commit […]

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    Woman sexually assaulted in Brighton Park

    Brighton Park residents are feeling uneasy over a sexual assault that happened recently. A 37 year-old woman was walking to a store on Sunday night when she was attacked at 43rd and Sacramento. The suspect held a cloth to her face, likely soaked in chloroform, which knocked her unconscious. She was then assaulted. When she awoke in the suspect’s vehicle, the suspect pointed a gun at her, and told her to leave. A Community Alert is urging people not to […]

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    Long lines frustrate airport travelers in Chicago, nationwide

    The Homeland Security Secretary responds to intensifying criticism on Friday over the long security lines at airports. One frustrated traveler, “Sean H,” posted YouTube video of a really long line at Midway Airport on Thursday night. The video’s received about one million hits. Earlier this week, people posted pictures of long lines on Twitter and Instagram under #IHateTheWait. Some passengers missed their flights because of the long lines. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says he will try to hire more TSA officers, […]

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    Suspect found dead after 11 hour standoff; 3 others killed

    CHICAGO —  A standoff on Chicago’s Far South Side ended Thursday afternoon 11 hours after it begun. Chicago police SWAT teams say they entered a home at 103rd and Union around 2 p.m.  and found the body of Kevin Robinson inside. After trying to talk him out early this morning, police say in the 9 a.m. hour he leaned out a window and fired 12 rounds at police who then returned fire. A little more than three hours later, SWAT teams […]

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    Alvarez recuses herself in Jason Van Dyke case

    CHICAGO — The embattled Cook County State’s Attorney, Anita Alvarez, recuses herself from the Jason Van Dyke case. Alvarez says she did so in the interest of justice, and not because of a conflict of interest. The outgoing Alvarez has faced months of criticism over her handling of the case. Van Dyke, the Chicago police officer charged in the fatal shooting of 17 year-old Laquan McDonald, was in court Thursday morning. The judge said he’ll make a definite decision on a […]

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    Major construction projects in store for Indiana

    If you are planning to head to Indiana and Michigan this summer for weekend getaways, be prepared for heavy traffic. The Indiana Department of Transportation announced on Thursday there will be six, major construction projects along the entire I-80/94 corridor between the Illinois and Michigan state lines. The work is scheduled to last through the fall. Crews are expected to do most of the work at night. State police will beef up their presence at the construction sites.  

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