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    9 high school students injured in Aurora school bus crash

    Nine high school students are taken to the hospital after a school bus crash in suburban Aurora. It happened just after eight this morning a few yards away from Aurora West High School.

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    Chicago couple asks judges to drop indictments in Bali suitcase murder

    BALI, Indonesia — Lawyers for the Chicago couple accused in the so-called Bali suitcase murder claim the prosecution’s case is null and void because of errors. In court today, defense attorneys say prosecutors don’t have credible witnesses and made mistakes detailing where the murder took place. Tommy Schaefer is charged with premeditated murder. Heather Mack is charged with helping her boyfriend kill her mother, socialite Sheila Von Weise-Mack.  Her body was found stuffed in a suitcase on the resort island […]

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    DNA tracks down owners who don’t scoop their pet’s poop

    Raleigh, NC -- Doggie DNA is becoming very popular at an apartment complex in North Carolina. Managers at a building complex in Raleigh are trying to figure out which residents are not cleaning up after their dogs.

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    Joliet couple charged after 5-month-old, 1-year-old left alone in squalid motel room

    A Joliet couple is charged with endangering the life of a child after their two small children were found alone in dirty diapers in a squalid motel room on Thursday afternoon.

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    U.S. Border Patrol plans to hire more women

    The U.S. Border Patrol wants more women in its ranks.

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    Illinois misses deadline for medical marijuana licenses

    Illinois has missed a deadline for the medical marijuana business licenses. State officials had announced it would award licenses to grow and sell marijuana before the end of 2014. A state spokeswoman told the Chicago Sun-Times that no announcement would be made. The statement said the state is working hard to make sure it’s done right and is doing a comprehensive review of the cultivation centers whose owners are asking for licenses. There are only a limited number available. There’s […]

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    Bears begin search for new head coach

    The Chicago Bears  don’t have a new general manager yet, but they’re getting ready to interview some candidates for head coach. The Bears fired Coach Marc Trestman and General Manager Phil Emery the morning following their 11th loss of the disappointing 2014 season. Sources say the Bears are requesting interviews with Arizona Cardinals Defensive Coordinator Todd Bowles and Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator Adam Gase. Both coordinators are expected to get interviews with other teams that are looking for coaches. Neither […]

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    UPS package scam alert in northwest Indiana

    There's a holiday scam involving packages delivered by United Parcel Service. Some residents in northwest Indiana say their accounts were charged for online items they didn't order.

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    Chicago student killed in Indiana crash

    The Columbia College community is just learning about the death of a student. Quinn Kyles, the son of E-2 Night Club co-owner Dwain J. Kyles and Chicago attorney Theresa Cropper, passed away in a two car crash on Monday night. The accident occurred on I-65 in the northbound lane in Lafayette, Indiana at 5:30 in the evening. The 23-year-old was driving a black BMW when he tried to pass a Gray Acura on a wet road. According to a statement […]

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    Pope stirs debate after saying dogs can go to heaven

    A story that may warm your heart.  When it comes to an afterlife for pets, the Pope is now weighing in. In his weekly address, the head of the Catholic Church said  some dogs  go to heaven.  He didn’t stop there.  Pope Francis said all of God’s creatures can make it through the Pearly Gates. “One day, we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ,” said Pope Francis.  “Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures,” he […]

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