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  • Today marks 1-year anniversary of deadly Washington tornado

    Monday is the one-year anniversary of deadly tornadoes that hit Illinois. It was a Sunday morning last year when two dozen tornadoes tore through 15 counties around the state, killing eight people and destroying hundreds of homes. An EF4 tornado destroyed nearly 750 homes a year ago, and damaged hundreds of others. The hardest hit town was Washington, a suburb of Peoria about 145 miles southwest of Chicago. It’s been a year of struggle and recovery for the town’s residents, […]

  • Cupich installation services begin with Rite of Reception

      A centuries-old tradition was held Monday night as Chicago welcomed its next archbishop Blase Cupich. Cupich knocked on the doors of Holy Name Cathedral with a rubber mallet. Monsignor Dan Mayall, Holy Names’ pastor and rector, along with Cardinal George and the auxiliary bishops of the archdiocese opened the doors to welcome him. Civic leaders, including Governor Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, were also in attendance Monday night. Tonight’s ceremony was a prologue for tomorrow afternoon, when Cupich […]

  • President Obama heads home after G20 Summit

    President Obama is on his way back to Washington D.C. after an eight-day trip to Asia and Australia. The president spent the weekend at the G-20 summit in Brisbane, following official visits to China and Myanmar. He said this has been a strong week for American leadership citing progress in climate change, trade and the fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. President Obama also addressed the crisis in Ukraine. He met with European leaders at the summit, who […]

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    Andersonville iconic water tower to be replaced

    A landmark in the Andersonville neighborhood that was damaged by cold weather will be replaced. The iconic water tower that once sat above the Swedish American Museum was taken down in March. The water tower, which was painted with the Swedish flag, had been there for nearly nine decades. It held 20,000 gallons of water that supplied the museum building’s sprinkler system. The old water tower will be chopped up and turned into memorabilia. Officials originally hoped it could be […]

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    Wrong way driver causes crash on Kennedy

    Three people were injured when a wrong way driver crashed head-on into another car on the Kennedy Expressway. It happened just after 4 a.m. Sunday in the outbound lanes at North Avenue. Illinois State Police took the driver of the wrong way car into custody, but charges have yet to be filed.

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    Cardinal George to preside over final public mass

    Cardinal George will preside over his final public mass at Holy Name Cathedral today. The Cardinal, who is fighting his third bout of cancer, is retiring. George will officially step down on Tuesday when Blase Cupich is installed as the next archbishop. The ceremony is set for 2 p.m., and will be carried live on WGN-TV and CLTV. George will lead a private mass Monday night, where Cupich will knock on the doors of Holy Name Cathedral to receive his […]

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    Man wanted for murder in Round Lake Beach

    Police in Far North Suburban Round Lake Beach have issued an arrest warrant for a man wanted for a homicide. Investigators say Jeremy Anderson, 36, of Chicago Heights,  is wanted for two counts of first degree murder. Police officers were called to a home in the 1400 block of Idlewild Drive in Round Lake Beach at 9:13 p.m. Saturday. A 31-year-old man was found with gun shot wounds.  He was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville and pronounced […]

  • Chicago Blackhawks’ mascot goes skydiving

    When the Chicago Blackhawks don’t have a game, their mascot likes to have fun just like the rest of us. The team just posted a video of Tommy Hawk at Skydive Chicago. He goes through some training, before strapping on a parachute and boarding a plane. After reaching the right altitude, he jumps. It’s hard to believe the mascot didn’t lose his head during the stunt, which was sponsored by Red Bull. After a few minutes, and a few tricks, […]

  • Meteor spotted over Texas

    A meteor was spotted over Texas. Many people snapped pictures of it and posted them on social media. A driver with a dash cam even caught video of it. Those who saw it say they couldn’t believe the size and speed of the meteor. Many in Texas say the ground shook when it crashed into the earth.

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    State lawmakers approve fracking rules for Illinois

    Illinois state lawmakers cleared the way for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to begin in Illinois. The rules were approved by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules Thursday, allowing oil and gas drillers to start applying for permits. Environmentalists are angry, because they say the decision was made behind closed doors. And, the rules aren’t expected to be made public until they are published next week. Fracking is a drilling process that uses water, sand and chemicals to acquire oil and […]

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