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    Florida health officials issue flesh-eating bacteria warning

    Health officials in Florida are warning people about the possibility of contracting a flesh-eating bacteria from the ocean. Another person has died, bringing the state’s total to ten deaths from the bacteria this year. The bacteria live in warm, salty water. Officials say most people contract it through open wounds. People can even get it by eating raw shellfish, especially oysters.

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    Dog finds abandoned newborn in Michigan

    A dog found an abandoned newborn baby on the side of a dirt road in Michigan. The owner of the dog says the baby girl was not breathing when they first found it on Monday morning. He says the baby was in plain sight under a satellite dish, and still had the umbilical cord attached. She was also naked, and had leaves and grass stuck to her skin. Newaygo County Investigators say the baby was less than six hours old. […]

  • Two teens killed in crash in Harvey

    Two teenagers were killed in a single-car crash in south suburban Harvey. It happened at 2:10 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of East 147th Street. The car hit a pole. “I saw a brown car, it’s crashed … it’s totaled,” said Melissa Coleman, who walked past the scene as investigators were reconstructing the accident.  “It hit the pole.  The pole is leaning.  So, they had to hit the pole at a high amount of speed.” The Cook County Medical […]

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    Reversible lanes on I-90/94 closed

    The reversible lanes on the Kennedy Expressway are closed due to ongoing construction on the Ohio Street Bridge. They were shut down at 5 a.m. Saturday, and are not expected to reopen until about 2 p.m. The Illinois Department of Transportation says drivers should expect delays and allow extra time for travel in the area.      

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    House Ethics Committee investigates Rep. Bobby Rush

    The House Ethics Committee is investigating Democratic Congressman Bobby Rush. The Independent Office of Congressional Ethics referred an unspecified matter to the committee last month. The committee, which investigates allegations of misconduct, says it’s look at Rush does not indicate a violation has occurred. It will release its findings in November. Rush admitted in April that his conduct was being investigated, and says he has been cooperating since the beginning.

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    House approves cell phone unlocking bill, heads to Obama

    It’s about to get easier for cell phone users to switch carriers. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Friday to roll back a ban on “unlocking.” Many cell phones sold in the U.S. are “locked” to their carrier, meaning that software inside them prohibits them from being used on another wireless network. The bill would allow customers to legally break those locks, in order to take their phones to another carrier. The legislation cleared the Senate last week. […]

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    Police storm Canadian plane after threat, passengers capture video

    Dramatic cell phone video shows a tactical squad storming an international flight after a passenger made a threat. A pair of U.S. fighter jets escorted a Sunwing Airlines flight bound for Panama, back to Toronto Friday morning about 45 minutes after taking off. Officials say the plane was over West Virginia, when an agitated passenger made a direct threat against it. Heavily armed police stormed the plane once it landed, yelling “heads down, hands up!” as they entered the cabin. 25-year-old […]

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    Ex-State Rep. Keith Farnham considering plea deal

    Former State Representative Keith Farnham is considering a plea deal in the federal child pornography case against him. Farnham is accused of emailing videos of children being molested. He resigned after his home and office in Elgin were raided in March, citing unspecified health issues. Farnham is under house arrest with an electronic monitoring bracelet.  He is also barred from using the internet or having any contact with children under the age of 18. A judge gave his attorneys until […]

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    Report: Off-duty CPD officer investigated over Jeter autographs

    The New York Yankees filed a complaint with the Chicago Police Department over the actions of one of its officers. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the off-duty 9th District officer was working as extra security at U.S. Cellular Field during a four-game series between the White Sox and Yankees in May. The officer apparently broke protocol, and asked Derek Jeter to sign several autographs for a police charity fundraiser. It was witnessed by a Yankees’ security guard, all of whom […]

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    Quinn signs birth-control ballot question

    Illinois voters will be asked if they support a state law requiring health insurance providers to offer prescription birth control coverage to employees. Governor Quinn signed a measure Sunday to put the non-binding referendum on the November ballot. Illinois already requires insurance plans to cover contraceptive drugs for women. Quinn says the question is important after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some private companies can refuse to pay for contraceptives, based on the religious beliefs of its owners. Republicans […]