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    Former Mayor Daley responds to question about Chicago violence

    CHICAGO — Former Mayor Richard Daley weighs in on the violence that’s plaguing Chicago. He spoke out at Smyth J. Elementary School, a Chicago Public School, in the South Loop on Tuesday. He was there as part of Katten Muchin Rosenman’s Volunteer Service Day. “Well you have to do something about it. You can’t just say ‘I don’t like it or I feel sorry for the children.’ What are you doing about it?,” said Daley. Daley also said he thought the Summer Olympic Games […]

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    Dramatic video shows carjacking suspect shooting at police, injuring one officer

    CHICAGO — One day after a carjacking suspect opened fire on officers, the Chicago Police Department swiftly released dramatic dashcam videos from the incident. Police say the videos show Charles Lawson, 24, firing a gun out of the stolen vehicle’s window. A bullet hit the pursuing squad car, grazing the officer behind the wheel in the face. Lawson continued to shoot at another responding squad car and officers in that vehicle returned fire, police said. Lawson was not hurt. He […]

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    Monee’s mayor refuses to resign after hitting umpire at youth baseball game

    MONEE, Ill. — Monee’s mayor, who’s charged with hitting an umpire at a youth baseball game, is ignoring calls for him to resign. Jay Farquhar refused rquests from three village trustees to step-down during a board meeting on Wednesday night. He said the incident is a personal matter, and he was elected to serve a four-year term. Farquhar is accused of hitting umpire Tim Nelson. Nelson says Farquhar was angry because he gave a player an additional strike during the […]

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    4 people and family dog stabbed during scary home invasion

    BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. — It’s still unclear what motivated the stabbing of four people and the family dog during a horrific home invasion Wednesday. Police say two men wearing masks burst into the house on the 400 block of St. Mary’s Parkway near midnight. Four people were stabbed in the attack, as well as the family’s German Shepherd. Despite serious injuries from multiple stab wounds, the homeowner managed to break away and retrieve his gun, according to investigators. He opened fire […]

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    Obama Foundation unveils details about Obama’s library

    CHICAGO — The Obama Foundation says it chose Jackson Park over Washington Park for the Obama Presidential Center because of its beauty, location, and history. Marty Nesbitt, who’s the Chair of the Obama Foundation, says both parks offered benefits and challenges, and that it was tough to choose one. He says in the end, the 21-acre Jackson Park will attract visitors and have a larger benefit on the South Side as a whole. He points out for the first time in U.S. history, a […]

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    Street basketball tournament in Englewood aims to stop violence

    CHICAGO — It’s a push to end violence through the game of basketball. “Battle of the Blocks” began on Tuesday morning, and runs through Saturday in Englewood. The street basketball tournament has been taking place for nine years. Pastor P. L. Thomas of New Canaan Land MB Church is behind the event. He says people need to come together, and feel love and respect. Besides basketball, the program also requires working on reading for one hour each day.

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    Cancer patient, mother attacked and robbed on Chicago’s West Side

    CHICAGO — A cancer patient and mother of three kids was attacked and robbed on the city’s West Side. Erika Santiago was walking home from a Currency Exchange at Chicago and Kedzie when she was assaulted. She had just received $1,000 to pay her rent. Because she’s ill, she depends on disability payments. She says the attacker choked her, demanded money, and threatened to kill her. She says she couldn’t breathe or yell for help. When she saw he had a […]

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    FOP to Chicago officers: Turn down overtime that’s not mandatory

    CHICAGO — The union that represents rank-and-file Chicago police officers is taking a stand against what it believes is a lack of support for officers. The Fraternal Order of Police is calling on officers to turn-down overtime that’s not mandatory over the Labor Day holiday weekend. It’s urging officers to spend the time with their families instead. Supt. Eddie Johnson says he supports family time, but the best way to show support for officers is to be on the job […]

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    2 killed in wrong-way crash in Rolling Meadows

    ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. — Two people were killed, and one injured, in a wrong-way crash in Rolling Meadows. It crash happened just after 4 a.m. Tuesday on Route 53, near Eucild Avenue. Police say a driver was heading south in the northbound lanes of Route 53, and plowed into two other vehicles. No details have been released about the victims. All lanes on Route 53 are back open. An investigation is underway.

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    Do you see your stolen stuff? Cops bust local theft ring worth more than $1M

    CHICAGO — A man is accused of stealing more than one million dollars worth of goods. 53 year-old Jerome Brown allegedly had the stolen equipment at his home in the Austin neighborhood. The merchandise included power tools, and construction and landscaping equipment. If you’ve had anything stolen matching that description, you can stop by the Chicago police district at Madison and Waller on Friday and Saturday to see if it might be yours. Bring your ID, proof of purchase, and any evidence, including police […]