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    Apple Pay launches today with some stores taking a pass

    Apple Pay, the new one touch pay system, launches today. It  allows i-Phone 6 users to make purchases at some retailers and through apps. The system uses the phone’s fingerprint reader to link customers to their credit card accounts. But many retailers are not part of apple’s network, including the world’s largest retailer, Walmart. It’s working on its own system with other big merchants. Those retailers using the system include McDonald’s, Macy’s, Panera Bread, Subway, Walgreens and Whole Foods. Be […]

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    Suspect in McHenry deputies shootings held on $1M bond

    52-year-old Scott Peters is being held on $1 million bond after his arrest in Crystal Lake Thursday evening. Peters is charged with two counts of attempted murder and two count of aggravated battery with a firearm. He was taken into custody after a massive manhunt that lasted more than 15 hours. The incident began early Thursday morning when officers responded to a domestic dispute call in the 1300 block of West Northeast Shore Drive in Holiday Hills. Authorities say Peters […]

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    Planned sale for Englewood lots at $1

    The city is planning to sell large vacant lots in Englewood for as little as one dollar. There are about 4,000 lots owned by the city in the area. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he wants current owners and block clubs to buy some of the lots to extend their property and beautify the neighborhoods. Nonprofits like the West Englewood United Organization would be able to purchase land to expand its temporary housing for abused women. More on this story at DNAinfo.com.

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    Third American Ebola patient returns to U.S.

    Another American doctor infected with the Ebola virus has arrived back in the United States for treatment. Doctor Rick Sacra was flown from Africa and then taken by ambulance early Friday morning to the Nebraska medical center in Omaha. He was infected while treating maternity patients in Liberia. Doctor Sacra works for the same missionary group that employed the two other Americans who were infected, Doctor Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol. Both of them were given the experimental drug called […]

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    Apple recalls batteries for some iPhone 5 devices

    Apple is replacing some iPhone 5 batteries.  The company reports some iPhone 5 smartphones may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more often. Only iPhone 5 smartphones sold between September 2012 and January 2013 are eligible, and only those that fall within a certain range of serial numbers. Apple has set up a website for the battery replacements. You can find out if your device is eligible by inputting the serial number on the website.

  • Police investigate shooting near home rented by Chief Keef’s manager: sources

    Rapper Chief Keef misses court date; bench warrant arrest issued

    Rapper Chief Keef is in more trouble with the law. A Lake County judge ordered 50-thousand-dollar bench warrant after the rapper failed to appear at a pretrial hearing on DUI charges.

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    BofA $16.5B settlement to help Illinois pensions and struggling homeowners

    The biggest settlement in the mortgage securities fraud will help the Illinois pension funds and some homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages. Bank of America agreed to pay more than $16-and-a-half billion for its role in the bad loans scandal that devastated the economy in 2007-2008.  Illinois will receive $300 million. $200 million will go to the state’s pension system.  Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said the payment fully returns the losses that occurred during the economic crisis. Illinois homeowners […]

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    Cook County’s hunger problem: New study’s surprising findings

    One in six people in Cook County receives food from pantry, soup kitchen or a shelter each year, according to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. A new study found that 808,610 people turn to the organization’s for emergency food assistance. WGN’s Tonya Francisco reported on a Produce mobile at Common Pantry on Demen and Grace this morning.  She said in two hours two hundred households were expected to receive food. “I’m not working, I’m 88,” said Ponciana Lugo. “My sister […]

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    Testing underway to determine if dogs are to blame for Montrose Beach pollution

    The Chicago Park District is working with researchers to find out if dogs are to blame for pollution at Montrose Beach.

  • 2 shot, 1 killed in East Chatham neighborhood

    1 dead in Englewood shooting

    A man was killed in Englewood. He was shot in the 1500 block of west 72nd Street. Just after midnight,  police were responding to a call of shots fired, when they found the victim on the sidewalk with a gunshot to the head. His name was not released and no arrests have been made. At least seven people were shot on the South and West Sides overnight.  Four of them were teenagers.

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