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    NY garbage collector opens museum, includes University of Chicago diploma

      NEW YORK — They say don’t bring your work home with you, but a garbage man in New York just couldn’t help himself. Nelson Molina is a retired sanitation worker, who spent 33-years building his collection. Now, he’s turned it into a museum. He tells WPIX he can’t believe some of the things people threw away, including a University of Chicago diploma. It’s one of two diplomas he found, belonging to Katherine Parker Salisbury. Molina says she is welcome to have […]

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    Victim recording himself when shot, video posted to social media

    *** WARNING: CONTAINS GRAPHIC VIDEO *** CHICAGO — Video posted to social media appears to show a brazen Chicago shooting that left a man in critical condition. The 30-year-old victim was recording himself Thursday afternoon, on what appears to be Facebook Live, when someone walked up and fired at least 16 shots. The victim was standing outside of a store on the corner of 56th Street and Hoyne Avenue in the city’s West Englewood neighborhood. The victim has not been […]

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    Archbishop Cupich to celebrate Easter on South Side

    CHICAGO — Archbishop Blase Cupich will celebrate Easter Sunday at St. Ailbe Parish on the south side. Cupich will lead Mass at 11 a.m. at the church located at 9015 South Harper Avenue in Chicago. On Saturday, Cupich blessed Easter baskets at Holy Name Cathedral and led an Easter Vigil.

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    3 teens stabbed during fight on West Side

    CHICAGO — Three teenagers are recovering after being stabbed while leaving a birthday party in Chicago. It happened just before 9 p.m. Saturday night in the 2400 block of West Roosevelt Road. Police say the three boys were involved in a large fight that broke out on the sidewalk. A 16-year-old was stabbed in the right shoulder. A 14-year-old boy was stabbed in the side of his body, and another 14-year-old was stabbed in the upper back. They are all […]

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    Lawyer: ‘El Chapo’ now wants to serve prison time in the U.S.

    A lawyer for Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman says his client now wants to serve his prison time in the United States. The Former Mexican drug lord is unhappy because prison guards are waking him up every four hours, to make sure he doesn’t escape again. It’s said to be causing him to suffer severe headaches. Guzman apparently wants to work out a deal where he will accept extradition and plead guilty to charges in the U.S. if he is sentenced […]

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    Crews end search for missing woman in Lake Michigan

    WHITING, Ind. — The search for a missing woman in Lake Michigan has been called off Saturday. The Indiana Dept of Natural Resources says they searched all day with sonar equipment but were unable to locate the woman. There were no plans to go back on Sunday but officials say they did a thorough search. The woman disappeared into the lake on Friday night. As to whether she jumped or fell in, the matter is still under investigation.    

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    Thousands expected to attend Scalia funeral

    WASHINGTON — Thousands of people are expected to attend Saturday’s funeral in Washington for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The Mass is being held at the nation’s largest Roman Catholic church, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. It can hold at least 3,500 people. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, will attend the service. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama paid tribute to Scalia at the Supreme Court […]

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    Reward offered in killing of Pilsen woman

    CHICAGO — Chicago police and the Cook County Crime Stoppers handed out fliers in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood Saturday about an unsolved murder. 25-year-old Aaren O’Connor was hit in the head by a stray bullet as she sat in a car outside her apartment last Friday in the 2000 block of 21st Street. Police think she was the unintended victim of gang violence. They haven’t disclosed the details of the investigation other than to say they’re following several leads and […]

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    Uber offering free helicopter rides today

    CHICAGO — Uber is offering free rides to love birds today.  But, these are sky high … in a helicopter. Uber is teaming up with Chicago Helicopter Experience to offer 15-minute private flights over the city, complete with drinks and appetizers. Here’s how it works: Open the Uber app between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., then enter the promo code “CHOPPERCHI.” IF a helicopter is available, an Uber car will pick you and your date up and take you to […]

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    Woman seriously hurt in Lake Shore Drive Crash

    CHICAGO — A 24-year-old woman was seriously injured in a four car crash on the South Side. It happened just after midnight, in the southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive near 47th Street. One vehicle rolled over. The woman was ejected from the vehicle she was in, and taken to the hospital in serious condition. One person was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drunk driving. Charges are pending.

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