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  • Ebola

    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 […]

  • Report: New iPhone 6 to be released earlier

    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.

  • money

    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 […]

  • FoodLine

    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.

  • Steven M. Zelich

    Probable Cause Found for Man Accused of Hiding Bodies in Suitcases

    Prosecutors in Wisconsin have demonstrated probable cause to continue the case against a former police officer accused of hiding two women’s bodies in suitcases . Fifty-two-year-old Steven Zelich is charged with two counts of hiding the bodies of two women found in the two suitcases along a highway north of Lake Geneva last month. He is accused of keeping the suitcases with the remains of the women at his apartment in a Milwaukee suburb and in the trunk of his […]

  • 44th annual Chicago Gay Pride Parade held

    Pride Prepares for First Parade With Marriage Equality

    For the first time in 45 years, same sex marriage is legal in Illinois during the Gay Pride Parade. Participants are already celebrating the night before the parade, reports WGN’s Frank Holland. The parade kicks off at noon on Sunday at Montrose and Broadway and ends on Diversey and Sheridan.  

  • University of Illinois Student Missing in Brazil

    U of I student missing in Brazil

    A University of Illinois student is missing after going swimming in rough water in Brazil. Twenty-year-old Richard Fu was swimming in the Atlantic Ocean with two other students when he drifted away from shore. Brazilian authorities believe he drowned, and they’re looking for his body near Rio de Janeiro. Fu has been studying crop sciences at the U of I in Champaign.  He was studying abroad in Brazil and he had been there for only a few weeks.  

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