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    Fox Lake officer death investigation cost $300k, so far

    FOX LAKE, Ill. — It has cost more than $300,000 so far, to investigate the death of Fox Lake Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz. Almost two-thirds of that was related to overtime. The Daily Herald analyzed records from 50 suburban police agencies involved in the investigation. Gliniewicz died September 1 after being shot twice with his own weapon. Investigators have not said much else about how he died.  They have not ruled out suicide.

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    Man tips massage therapist $5,000 for $120 massage

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Airports can be frustrating and make people grumpy. But, that couldn’t be farther from the truth for a man returning to Colorado from a hunting trip in Alaska. He went to a spa at Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, and got an hour massage. “He was sad because he said that he only got a wolf and his friend got a bear and a moose,” said massage therapist Kaleigh Hansen. “So, he thought he deserved the […]

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    Patrick Kane accuser will cooperate with hoax investigation: attorney

    CHICAGO — An attorney for Patrick Kane’s accuser says she will cooperate in the investigation of her mother. Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita presented proof on Friday that investigators put rape kits in boxes, not bags. It came days after Thomas Eoannou, an attorney for Kane’s accuser, said an evidence bag was left outside his client’s mother’s home. He said it meant the evidence was tampered with. Eoannou quit the next day amid doubts about the mother’s story. Sedita […]

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    PepsiCo showdown preview

    CHICAGO — The largest high school boys soccer tournament is happening this weekend. Some of the guys in the PepsiCo Showdown stopped by WGN Friday morning to talk about it.

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    Chicago police officers save choking child

    CHICAGO — A team of Chicago police officers on patrol in Englewood is being credited with saving the life of a child. Police pulled over a speeding car at 8 p.m. Saturday night, near Union Avenue and Marquette Road. The woman driving told them her child was choking. The officers pulled the 2-year-old girl out of the car, and started performing the Heimlich maneuver on her. They felt they were running out of time, so they put the child in […]

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    Town cat burglar is police officer’s own cat

    GLADSTONE, Ore. — There’s a cat burglar on the loose in Oregon, and he’s bringing his loot right to the police. Sergeant Dave Kempas said his cat Tigger has been bringing back trash and treasures from around the neighborhood for years. One day, he even brought home a bag of marijuana. Kempas has proof on his home surveillance cameras. He nicknamed Tigger “Kleptokitty” and has been posting pictures from his adventures on Facebook.

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    Teen charged in road rage incident after hate crime investigation

    DARIEN, Ill. — Some civil rights groups are angry that a road rage incident that was being investigated as a hate crime, only resulted in battery charges. Inderjit Singh Mukker, a Sikh American, said he was driving to the store in Darien Tuesday night when a teen aged driver cut him off and started yelling at him. Mukker says he pulled over to let the teen pass. Mukker says that’s when the teen got out and started punching him in the […]

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    Former Chicago Bear charged with disorderly conduct; claims racial slurs are at issue

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. —  Former Chicago Bear Desmond Clark and his wife are free on bond after they were charged in an incident at a north suburban high school. 38-year-old Desmond Clark says his family’s been subjected to years of racial slurs and that a few weeks ago, he finally spoke out about it. It was an outburst he claims led to the charges he and his wife are facing. Desmond Clark and his wife Maria each face a count […]

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    Woman hit by stray bullet in her East Garfield Park home

    CHICAGO — A woman was hit in the leg by a stray bullet that came through the window of her home in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. It happened just before 3 a.m. Saturday in the 3800 block of West Monroe Street. The 64-year-old woman was taken to the hospital in stable condition. No arrests have been made.

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    Cupich to wear pallium for first time Sunday

    CHICAGO — A special mass will be held Sunday at Holy Name Cathedral. Archbishop Blase Cupich will put on a pallium that was given to him by Pope Francis in Rome this past June. Until now, the pope personally put the wool garments on new archbishops. But, Pope Francis changed the tradition. He asked that they wear them for the first time back at their home cathedrals, so their parishioners could take part in the celebration. Sunday’s service is at […]


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