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  • Chicago retests Lake Michigan due to toxic water in Toledo

    Chicago is waiting on water test results from Lake Michigan, after residents in the Toledo area were told their drinking water is too dangerous to use. Ohio health officials say a toxin showed up in readings at a water treatment plant from harmful algae that’s growing in Lake Erie, which is Toledo’s main water source. They say boiling the water will not reduce its toxicity. So far, no one has gotten sick. Ohio’s governor has declared a state of emergency […]

  • Man trapped in hole after falling from roof

    The Chicago Fire Department rescued a man who fell off of a roof and became trapped. It happened in the 2300 block of South Michigan Avenue. Officials say the man was attending a party on the roof of a building, when he sat on a ledge and fell 30 feet into a light shaft. Firefighters say they tried to cut through a wall first to reach him. When that didn’t work, they used a rope to pull him out. It […]

  • Several injured in Ukrainian Village crash

    Chicago police are investigating a three car crash in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood that injured at least six people. It happened at 3 a.m. at Chicago and Western Avenues. A couple, who was walking their dog at the time, says they heard gun shots … then, heard the crash. The victims were taken to the hospital. Their conditions are not known at this time.

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    Man sentenced in 3-year-old son’s murder

    A father convicted of stabbing his 3-year-old son to death has been sentenced to life in prison, plus 25 years. Gregory Sandifer was found guilty of sexually assaulting and stabbing his girlfriend in 2011, then shoving her out of a second-story window at their west side apartment. He then stabbed their son, Jaivon, to death. Sandifer’s family hopes he will be sent to a prison that offers treatment for mental illness.

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    Baby dies in hot car in Utah

    An 11-month-old girl died in Utah after being left alone in a hot car. It happened in the city of Hurricane, near the Arizona and Nevada borders. The girl was not breathing when she was found Saturday afternoon, strapped in a car seat. She was airlifted to a hospital, where she died. Witnesses told investigators the girl was alone in the car for a long period of time, and that the engine was not running. Police say the situation involved […]


    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 […]

  • Major Kennedy construction closures begin tonight

    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.      

  • Congressman Bobby Rush holds an anti-violence summit

    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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