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    Truck reverses into home in Lockport

    LOCKPORT, Ill. — A pick-up truck drove into a house early Sunday in southwest suburban Lockport. Police say the driver had the truck in reverse when he slammed into the front of the home on East Street near Parkview Lane. The driver was trapped. First responders pulled him out through the passenger’s side door. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No one inside the home was hurt.

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    2 men charged with shooting at off-duty police officer

    CHICAGO — Two men have been charged with shooting at an off-duty police officer in Humboldt Park. Authorities say¬†Gustavo VillaGomez, 27, and Kevin Martinez, 20, approached the officer’s car Thursday night, as it was stopped at a red light In the 2600 block of West Division Street. They say the men shouted gang slogans at the officer, who told them he was an officer. Police say the men fired two shots in the officer’s direction, as he drove off. The […]

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    Woman killed, 2 men injured leaving South Side party

    CHICAGO — A woman was shot and killed at a party on the South Side, two other people were injured. Police say the victims were leaving a house in the 9300 block of South LaSalle Street around 11 p.m. Friday when someone opened fire. A 19-year-old woman died at the scene. She has not been identified. A 27-year-old man who was shot in the shoulder drove himself to the hospital,¬†and is listed in stable condition. Paramedics took another man to […]

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    Starbucks reopens Saturday after computer glitch

    CHICAGO — Starbucks is back in business after a computer glitch forced thousands of stores to close early Friday night. Registers at 8,000 stores in the United States and Canada were knocked offline Friday, during a daily system refresh. The outage also affected the company’s Teavana and Evolution Fresh stores. Customers were given free drinks until stores decided to close early. Starbucks says the computer glitch was fixed late Friday night, and stores reopened as usual on Saturday. The company […]

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    Dog taken to adoption event left in Animal Control van for days

    CHICAGO — Chicago’s Animal Care and Control is under investigation after a dog was taken to an adoption event, and left in a van for nearly a week. More than a dozen dogs went to the Chicago Wolves game at Allstate Arena last Saturday night, including a pit bull named Missy. The Better Government Association says she was removed from the event and put in a city van, because she was anxious. Workers drove back to the pound, forgetting Missy […]

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    Another fence jumper arrested at White House

    WASHINGTON — Another person has been arrested for jumping the fence at the White House. The Secret Service says someone carrying a suspicious package got over the South fence Sunday night, but was quickly stopped. The person’s name has not been released. Charges against them are pending. The package was examined, and determined to be harmless. In September, a man with a knife jumped the fence and made it into the White House before he was arrested. It was the […]

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    Police identify body of missing woman found in Gary home, missing baby OK

    GARY, Ind. — A woman whose body was found wrapped in plastic and stuffed in a storage bin at a home in Gary, Indiana has officially been identified. Samantha Fleming, 23, of Anderson, Indiana was stabbed multiple times and doused in bleach. Her body was found Friday at a home in the 1900 block of Cleveland Street, but she and her 3-week-old baby had been missing for almost two weeks. Police say Fleming was lured to Gary by a woman […]

  • Churches to honor Cardinal George at Sunday Services

    CHICAGO — Catholic churches in the Chicago area will include a special prayer for Francis Cardinal George today, at the first Sunday services since his passing. Cardinal George died Friday morning after a long struggle with cancer. The Archdiocese of Chicago has been working through the weekend to prepare for his funeral. There will be three days of services, starting with a public visitation at Holy Name Cathedral on Tuesday and Wednesday. His funeral on Thursday will be private. Cardinal […]

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    Chicago Park District summer programs registration begins

    CHICAGO — Online registration for the Chicago Park District’s summer programs begins Monday and continues Tuesday, depending on the location of the park. People can register for camps and classes at parks West of California Avenue, starting at 9 a.m. Monday. Those who are East of California Avenue have to wait until Tuesday. Regular summer programs run from the weeks of June 16th to August 18th. Day camps run for six weeks from June 29th to August 7th. In-person registration […]

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    Some aldermanic races still too close to call

    CHICAGO — Aldermanic candidates in five wards are still waiting for absentee votes to be counted, and a winner to be declared. Out of 18 aldermanic runoff races, five are still too close to call. They are the 10th, 16th, 21st, 31st and 43rd wards. In the 10th ward, Susan Sadlowski Garza claims she is now ahead of incumbent Alderman John Pope by 89 votes and she has declared victory. Alderman Pope’s campaign says it will wait until all the […]

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