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    CTU heads to Springfield to rally for funding

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Teacher’s Union is taking its grievances to state lawmakers. Members loaded buses early Wednesday morning and headed for Springfield to lobby for a series of measures aimed at pumping more money into the school system. CTU wants lawmakers to move on a millionaire tax to fund public education, as well as new funding formulas for schools. Union officials are already threatening to strike over a contract dispute with Chicago Public Schools.

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    Commissioner Pushes For Animal Abuse Registry

    Cook County officials are pushing for animal abuse  registry. It would prohibit convicted animal abusers from buying or adopting animals for 15 years or more after their conviction. The ordinance would also require pet shops, shelters and rescues to check the registry before selling or adopting out animals. Failure to register would result in a 2-thousand dollar fine.

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    Emanuel considers plan to demolish McCormick Place East, build Lucas Museum

    CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel is considering a plan to demolish McCormick Place East to make room for George Lucas’ art museum. The nearly 60 year old McCormick Place East, now known as the Lakeside Center, would be demolished and the 300 million dollar Lucas Museum would rise in its place. Friends of the Parks,  a conservation organization, has sued to keep the private museum off of the public lakefront.  Today the  group says it has been consulted on the mayor’s new […]

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    Teen dies after freak basketball accident

    A high school student in Ohio died following a freak accident at a basketball game. Noah Lear, 16, was attempting a slam dunk back in February when the back board, rim and post all came down on him. He was still able to talk after the accident and even called out for his mother. However, he suffered severe internal damage and on Wednesday, he died of his injuries. “We knew it was a bad injury, but we never, never would […]

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    3 killed, 7 injured in shootings across Chicago

    CHICAGO — Three people are dead, seven others wounded in shootings around Chicago since Tuesday. The latest shooting happened Tuesday night near 64th and Kedzie. A man was driving in an SUV when someone in another vehicle shot him in the head. That caused his SUV to drive into a barrier and flip over on its side. He was one of three men killed Tuesday in gun violence. Seven others, including a 14-year-old boy, were wounded. Click the Take Action button below to […]

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    South Side Catholic school reopens after lead discovered

    CHICAGO — A Catholic school on the south side reopens this morning after it was shut down because of high lead levels. Classes were canceled for several days last week, at Holy Angels Catholic School when lead was discovered in an older section of the building. Today, students are expected to be relocated to the newer section of the school where testing has confirmed there is no lead.

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    Suburban teen gets probation for punching, yelling slurs at Sikh man

    WHEATON, Ill.  — A suburban Chicago teenager charged with a hate crime after yelling racial slurs and punching a Sikh man has been sentenced to two years’ probation. The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office said Wednesday that the teen also was ordered to pay nearly $5,000 in restitution and perform 200 hours of community service, including by serving the Sikh community, after pleading guilty to a felony hate crime charge. Inderjit  Mukker was driving on Cass Avenue near 69th Street in Darien […]

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    Presidential candidates, surrogates in Chicago area today

    CHICAGO — The Illinois primary is now one of the next big races. Ted Cruz is sending his wife and father to the Chicago area today for several events. Heidi Cruz has events at the City Club of Chicago, Homer Glen, and Park Ridge. John Kasich also came to the Chicago area, holding rallies in Lisle and Palatine. Cruz’s father has events in Bensenville and Dolton. Governor John Kasich will be in Lisle and Palatine today. On Tuesday, Bill Clinton campaigned […]

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    Suspected serial killer charged with 5 more murders

    GARY, Ind. — A suspected serial killer accused of killing two women in Indiana, is now charged with the murders of five more women. Darren Vann was arrested in 2014, a day after one victim was found strangled, inside a motel in Hammond. At the time, Vann reportedly confessed to killing six other women whose bodies were found in abandoned buildings throughout Gary. He now faces seven murder charges. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

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    Suspicious fire destroys Harvey church, injures firefighter

    HARVEY, Ill. — Fire investigators are looking into a suspicious fire at a church in South suburban Harvey. A Molotov cocktail was found inside the Just Faithful Gospel Church overnight, according to Harvey spokesman Sean Howard. The Harvey police department, State Fire Marshal and ATF combed through the rubble Monday morning. Howard said the pastor and area residents have been questioned. A firefighter suffered minor injuries while battling that fire. He was treated at the scene for a shoulder injury. […]