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    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 […]

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    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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    Blackhawks fans hope for Stanley Cup win in Chicago

    CHICAGO — The Blackhawks close in on the Stanley Cup with another win Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Now, the series comes back to Chicago where the Blackhawks could take it all. They are one game away from their third championship win in six years. If the Blackhawks win Monday night at the United Center, it will be the first time since 1938 the team has claimed the Stanley Cup in Chicago.

  • Man shot near crowded Portage Theater

    CHICAGO — A man was shot during a fight near a crowded theater on the Northwest Side. The shooting happened just after midnight Saturday at LaPorte Avenue and Irving Park Road, by the Portage Theater. Police say the victim and his friends got into an argument with several men, when someone pulled out a gun and opened fire. A 22- year-old man was shot in the shoulder. He ran off and called police, who were already in the area because […]

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    Metra train hits car, Infant among injured

    CHICAGO — An infant was among three people who were hurt when a Metra train hit a car on the South Side. It happened Friday afternoon at 71st Street and Yates Boulevard, near the Metra Electric’s South Shore station. A Metra official says the car drove under the rail crossing arms. A child and woman in the car were seriously hurt. A man who was on the train was also taken to the hospital, with a knee injury.

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    Theme park worker, rider hurt in roller coaster accident

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Two people were injured in a roller coaster accident at California’s Great America, including an employee. A worker was struck in the head Friday night on Flight Deck, a roller coaster where the riders’ legs hang freely. Both people were taken to the hospital. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

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    WATCH: Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl handles broken leg like rock star

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Dave Grohl breaks his leg after falling off the stage during a Foo Fighters concert Friday night in Sweden. But, he handled it like a rock star. “I think I just broke my leg,” Grohl said after the fall. “I think I really broke my leg.” YouTube video from Fredrik Ericsson shows Grohl laying on the ground along side the stage, while video was projected of him on a big screen. “So, look,” Grohl told the audience. […]

  • officers charged in glenview drug bust

    Four police officers charged with perjury in Glenview drug case

    CHICAGO — Four veteran police officers appeared in court today charged with felony perjury and other related charges for providing false testimony and lying under oath. One police officer is from suburban Glenview. The other three are Chicago narcotics officers, including a sergeant. The Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez says they lied under oath during a felony drug case last year. The officers are identified as Chicago Police Sergeant James Padar, Chicago Police Officer William Pruente, Chicago Police Officer […]

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    Outdoor recess to resume at Gale Elementary

    CHICAGO — Outdoor recess will resume at a school in Rogers Park. The principal of Gale Elementary School moved recess indoors for the remaining two weeks of the school year because of violence in the area. A man was shot Monday near the area where third-graders were playing. DNA Info reports parents attended an emergency meeting on Friday, where CPS announced plans to add a security guard through the end of the school year on June 19. Extra police will […]

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    Woman hit by broken bat at Fenway Park has life-threatening injuries

    BOSTON (AP) — A woman bleeding from the head was carried out of the Fenway Park stands after being hit with a broken bat and police say her injuries are life threatening. Boston police spokesman David Estrada says all or part of the bat hit her during the game Friday night between the Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox. The fan was carried out after the top of the second inning. She was hit by Oakland’s Brett Lawrie’s bat that […]

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