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  • Tightrope walker adds blindfold to Chicago stunt

    An already death-defying stunt just got a little more dangerous. Nik Wallenda will not only walk a tightrope more than 50 stories high above Chicago next month, he’ll do part of it blindfolded. The daredevil has two stunts planned. In the first one, he’ll walk two blocks over the Chicago River from one of the Marina City Towers to the Leo Burnett building. Then, Wallenda will put on the blindfold as he goes from the Marina City’s West to East […]

  • Man charged in murder of elderly barber

    A man has been charged with the murder of an elderly barber at a bus stop. Police say Samuel Higgins, 29, shoved 88-year-old Arthur Hearn to the ground in the 8500 Block of South Cottage Grove Avenue on September 25, then went through his pockets. Hearn was taken to the hospital with head trauma and died three days later. Family members and coworkers said Hearn was heading to Farrell’s Barber Shop, where he worked. They also say he was considered […]

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    10 at ‘higher risk’ of Ebola after contact, DC hospital gets Ebola-like patient

    (CNN) — About 10 people are at “higher risk” of catching Ebola after coming into contact with a Liberian man hospitalized in Dallas, health officials said. The group is among 50 people being monitored daily, but the other 40 are considered “low risk,” said Dr. David Lakey, the commissioner of Texas department of state health services. Heath officials did not provide details on the location of those being monitored or where they interacted with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan. Monitoring […]

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    Saturday could see record low temperatures

    Saturday could be the coldest October 4 in recorded history. It may not get above 46 degrees, which would make it the lowest high ever. It would also make Saturday is the coldest day in five months. Things are looking up for Sunday, with temperatures expected to be in the mid 50’s.

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    Coyote gets stuck in grill of SUV after being hit

    A train conductor from Kenosha thought he hit something with his car on his way to work last week, but he didn’t see anything … so, he kept going. It wasn’t until he got to the Waukegan train station that he realized a coyote was stuck in the grill of his SUV. According to the Sun-Times, animal control helped him get the coyote out. The officer put the coyote in a cage and drove it to the Flint Creek Wildlife […]

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    VIDEO: Monster truck kills 3 in Netherlands, including child

    Three people, including a child, were killed at a monster truck rally in the Netherlands. The truck veered off course after driving over a row of cars at the event in Haaksbergen on Sunday. It plowed through a fence, and into the crowd. A child and two adults were killed. More than a dozen other people were injured. One of the show’s organizers speculates that the gas pedal of the truck got stuck, or its brakes failed. Police are questioning the […]

  • Flight delays from FAA facility fire to continue Sunday, suspect fired from job

    UPDATE:  From the Chicago Department of Aviation as 7:45am more than 530 flights at O’Hare have been cancelled for Sunday and more than 50 flights cancelled at Midway airport.  Travelers need to call their airlines to check their flights.   The government contractor charged with setting fire to an air traffic control center in Aurora, which led to thousand of flight cancellations in Chicago, has been fired from his job. Brian Howard, 36, was let go from Florida-based Harris Corp. […]

  • Another Ebola patient coming to US

    An American physician who was exposed to the Ebola virus in West Africa is coming home to the U.S. for observation and to take part in a clinical study. The doctor could be admitted to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland as early as Sunday. Officials are not identifying the doctor’s identity or gender. They would only say that they came in contact with the deadly disease while volunteering at an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone. Hospital […]

  • Private memorial held for Robin Williams

    Hundreds attend a memorial for the late Robin Williams. The private service was held at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco. Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and Bonnie Hunt gave eulogies, and Stevie Wonder provided the music. Williams’ wife and three children also spoke. The comedian and Oscar-winning actor took his own life August 11. His wife revealed he was battling early stages of Parkinson’s Disease.

  • Memorial held for Oak Park woman killed in Bali

    A memorial was held for an Oak Park woman killed while on vacation in Bali with her daughter. Friends and family filled St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church on Chicago’s North Side Saturday, to pay their final respects to Sheila von Wiese-Mack. Her body was found stuffed in a suitcase in the trunk of a taxi at the resort where they stayed last month. She was remember for a life filled with education, travel, entertaining and love. Heather Mack and her boyfriend, […]

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