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    Man shot in River North by suspect on bike, police say

    CHICAGO — A man was shot in the River North neighborhood by someone on a bicycle. It happened just after 6 a.m. Sunday on Clark Street near Huron Street. Police say the victim is a 32 year-old man, who is a convicted felon. He ran into the Felix Hotel for help, while the gunman fled. The victim was taken to Northwestern Hospital in serious condition with a gun shot wound to the stomach. No arrests have been made. This story is […]

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    Rep. Davis to deliver grandson’s eulogy

    CHICAGO — Congressman Danny Davis will deliver the eulogy at his grandson’s funeral today. 15-year-old Javon Wilson was shot and killed last week, when two teens broke into his home and got into a fight with his brother over gym shoes. Rep. Davis said he wonders if he’ll be able to find the right words to address young people, and admitted he was struggling to find reasons for an optimistic message. The funeral starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday at […]

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    Cubs trio sings and exotic dances on SNL

    NEW YORK — Fresh off their World Series win, three Chicago Cubs made an appearance on “Saturday Night Live”. David Ross, Dexter Fowler and Anthony Rizzo played exotic dancers at a bachelorette party for a grandmother. Go Cubs Go! #SNL pic.twitter.com/HUuOXfyKzD — Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) November 6, 2016 Meanwhile, the Cubs are playing strippers on #SNL https://t.co/4cmrVbuiD8 — CJ Fogler (@cjzero) November 6, 2016 Later in the show the three appeared on “Weekend Update” with Cubs superfan, and SNL […]

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    Cubs fans try to secure NLCS Game 6 tickets

    CHICAGO — It could be an historic night in Chicago. The Cubs are in a position to clinch a World Series spot for the first time since 1945. Fans lined up outside Wrigley Field all night, waiting for the box office to open — which it did at 8 a.m. Saturday. People in line were given numbers so there are not fights like last week. Many fans who don’t have tickets to Game 6 are still planning to watch it at […]

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    Fourth night of protests end peacefully in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Demonstrators carried signs, chanted and marched in a peaceful protest hours after the family of a black man shot by police released video showing the events leading up to his death. Friday’s march through Charlotte’s business district was the fourth night of demonstrations over the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott earlier in the week. After darkness fell, dozens of people took to the streets to urge police to release dashboard and body camera video that could show […]

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    Explosion rocks New York City, second device found

    NEW YORK — New York City police are looking for more suspicious devices after an explosion rocked Manhattan. The blast went off in a dumpster around 8:30 p.m. Saturday on 23rd Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues. Investigators are analyzing surveillance video, which reportedly shows a possible suspect. Police are urging anyone with information to call their tip line. 29 people were hurt in the explosion, but most of their injuries are minor. A second device was found near the […]

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    Elderly street vendor receives outpouring of support to help ‘make life a little easier’

    CHICAGO — Supporters of an elderly man man who spends hours a day pushing a paleta (popsicle) cart through Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood have donated over $115,000 as of Sunday afternoon so he can finally take a break from his work. It all began when Joel Cervantes Macías was driving through the neighborhood last Thursday and he spotted 89-year-old Fidencio Sanchez struggling to push his paleta cart down the street. Gustavo Gutierrez, who provides supplies to Sanchez, told DNAinfo he has spent years pushing the cart through the neighborhood, […]

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    CTU leaders could set strike date today

    CHICAGO — The House of Delegates for the Chicago Teachers Union will meet today, and could set a date for a strike. The union is planning to hold a strike authorization vote. At least 75 percent of its members would need to vote in favor of a strike, for there to be one. Some union leaders want teachers to walk off the job next month, if a deal can’t be reached by then. Teachers have been working without a contract […]

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    2 killed in Back of the Yards house fire

    CHICAGO — Two people were killed and a third person was seriously injured in a fire overnight in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. The fire broke out around 12:40 a.m. at a home in the 5400 block of South Laflin Street. The house was engulfed in flames when crews arrived. It took them more than an hour to put it out. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names have not been released. One person was taken […]

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    Several Illinois Republicans skipping GOP convention

    CHICAGO — Several notable Republicans from Illinois are skipping the convention. Senator Mark Kirk disapproves of Trump, and is trying to distance himself from him while he faces a tough re-election bid against Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth. Congressman Bob Dold also decided to stay back in his district. And, Governor Bruce Rauner is in Illinois meeting with constituents. Comptroller Leslie Munger says she’s not going, so she can focus on the state’s fiscal crisis. And, Regional Transportation Authority Chairman Kirk […]