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    Massive turnout for Chicago’s Pride Parade

    CHICAGO — It was a festive weekend on the North Side for Chicago’s annual Pride Parade, the culmination of National Pride Month. Official totals aren’t in yet, but organizers speculate more people attended this year to celebrate Friday’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality. More than one million people attended last year, which was the first parade after same-sex marriage became legal in Illinois. The city warned people the parade could be moved out of Lakeview next year, […]

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    FBI releases photo of Midlothian bank robber

    MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. — The FBI released a surveillance photo of a man wanted in connection with a bank robbery in south suburban Midlothian. Authorities say he walked into the South Division Credit Union, 14740 Cicero Avenue, Friday afternoon and made off with an undisclosed amount of money. The man did not show a weapon. He seemed to be hiding behind a black umbrella he was carrying. The man also had his hands and face covered, so not much of a description […]

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    ‘World’s Largest Block Party’ to be celebrated in new location

    CHICAGO — The ‘World’s Largest Block Party’ celebrates another year, but in a new location. The annual celebration put on by Old St. Patrick’s Church in Chicago has gotten so popular, it needed more room. It’s being held at the UIC Festival Lot this year at 1145 S. Morgan Street (between Taylor Street and Roosevelt Road). Attendees are urged to use public transportation. Shuttle buses are also being offered between the church at Adams and Desplaines Streets, to the festival. […]

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    Man wanted for inappropriately touching woman on CTA train

    CHICAGO — Police have released photos of a man wanted for inappropriately touching a woman on a CTA train. The pictures were taken from surveillance video. Police say the man groped a woman he was sitting next to on a westbound blue line train during the evening commute on June 15. The woman got off the train at the LaSalle street stop. Police say the man followed her off the train and up an escalator, before running back down to […]

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    9 killed in Alaska sightseeing plane crash

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Bad weather is keeping crews from recovering the bodies of nine people who were killed when a sightseeing plane crashed in southeast Alaska. The float plane flew into a cliff in a remote area about 25 miles northeast of Ketchikan. A pilot and eight passengers were on board. The passengers were part of a 7-day cruise that left from Seattle on Saturday. A helicopter spotted the wreckage Thursday, hours after the plane was reported missing. The MS Westerdam […]

  • Anchors ‘not impressed’ by world record basketball shot

    TASMANIA, Australia — An amazing basketball shot earns a new world record. An Australian trick shot team called ‘How Ridiculous’ set the Guinness World Record for highest basketball shot. They dropped the ball from the top of a dam, to a hoop about 415 feet below. And, the ball went in. The group broke the same world record twice before.

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    Daylight drum set theft caught on camera, suspect still wanted

    CHICAGO — A music school in Lincoln Square wants help identifying a man who stole a valuable drum set. It happened at the Old Town School of Folk Music in the middle of the day on June 6. The man used one of the school’s push carts to wheel the drum set onto an elevator and out of the building. The school says the drum set is worth between $500 and $1,000.  

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    Report: Snowden files decrypted, Britain relocates spies

    LONDON — Britain moves its intelligence agents from active operations after Russia and China reportedly decrypted files stolen by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The country’s intelligence officials say more than one million classified files were opened, and the information could jeopardize the identities of American and British spies. MI6 agents have been pulled out of hostile countries. There’s no word on if the United States has done the same. Snowden is currently living in Russia where he was granted asylum. […]

  • woman sexually assaulted robbed sketch

    Police release sketch of suspect in sexual assault, robbery

    CHICAGO — Police release a sketch of a man who attacked a woman at gunpoint on the South Side. The victim was walking in the 8800 block of South Crandon Avenue about 12:30 p.m. Friday, when the man forced her into a home then sexually assaulted and robbed her. The attacker was described as a black man with a medium complexion, about 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark blue jeans, and […]

  • man shot after fight on cta bus

    Man shot after fight on CTA bus

    CHICAGO — A man was shot after getting into a fight with three men on a CTA bus. It happened just before 10 p.m. Saturday near 119th Street and Wentworth Avenue. A CTA spokeswomen told the Chicago Sun-Times the driver asked the men to get off the bus. Soon after, shots were fired. A bullet shattered one of the windows on the bus. A 21-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the groin. He was taken to the hospital in […]

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