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    Squirrel suspected in eight attacks possibly dead

    Novato, Calif. — An aggressive squirrel suspected of attacking eight people in California is believed to be dead. Two victims are home from the hospital, and telling their terrifying story.   Richard and Norma Williams were both given dozens of shots, including rabies and tetanus. Five other people were attacked by a squirrel in their area within several weeks of each other, including an elementary school teacher and student. No other attacks have occurred since the Williams were hurt on […]

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    Laquan McDonald protesters to target downtown shopping district Saturday

    CHICAGO — Protesters who want a federal investigation into the Laquan McDonald case will try and disrupt downtown holiday shopping again Saturday, just like they did on Black Friday. They have not said where specifically they will gather, just that Saturday’s protest will take place on Michigan Avenue. The day after Thanksgiving, protesters successfully blocked shoppers from getting into numerous stores on the Magnificent Mile. That day, they called on the resignations of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Police Superintendent Gary […]

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    Shoppers mark Small Business Saturday

    CHICAGO — This weekend marked┬áSmall Business Saturday, a day when shoppers are encouraged to support mom-and-pop shops. American Express has been credited with coming up with the concept after seeing small businesses suffer, because they couldn’t keep up with Black Friday bargains. Data shows consumers are willing to spend more to support independent businesses. American Express isn’t making the incentive widely available this year to cardholders, according to its website. “This year we are not offering a statement credit offer […]

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    Close-call crash in Connecticut captured on dash cam

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Connecticut State Police are sharing dash cam video of a violent crash on social media, to remind people to slow down for disabled vehicles. The highway is our office slow down & move over. Minor injuries, but no doubt everyones heart stopped for a second. pic.twitter.com/rJMYHE8PHN — CT State Police (@CT_STATE_POLICE) November 27, 2015 A state police officer was responding to a two-car crash early Friday morning, when an oncoming car plowed into the vehicles. The occupants […]

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    Rauner postpones state budget summit

    SPRINGFIELD — A summit that was supposed to get the conversation started again about the state’s budget stalemate, has been postponed. Governor Bruce Rauner decided to delay Wednesday’s talks, because House Speaker Mike Madigan can’t make it. Madigan has a family funeral to attend out of state. The governor offered his condolences, and rescheduled the meeting for Dec. 1 in Springfield. The meeting will be the first time in months that the Republican governor and the four legislative leaders have […]

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    No bond for mother charged in newborn’s death

    CHICAGO — Bond was denied for a mother charged with murdering her newborn. Prosecutors say 19-year-old Mubashra Uddin dropped her baby out of an eighth floor window after giving birth. It happened late Wednesday night at a high-rise in the 800 block of West Eastwood Avenue, in the Uptown neighborhood. Prosecutors say Uddin hid the pregnancy from her family and killed the baby to keep them from finding out. She is due back in court Monday.

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    Chicago Skyway lease sold again

    CHICAGO — The leasing rights for the Chicago Skyway have been sold for a second time, for a billion dollars more than the original price. The Chicago Sun-Times reports three major pension plans in Canada will pay $2.8 billion to run the Skyway for the next 89 years. That’s the remainder of the lease that was sold ten years ago. Drivers won’t likely notice any changes. Toll increases were laid out in the lease agreement that was approved by the […]

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    Body found on suburban Metra platform

    KENILWORTH, Ill. — A woman’s body was found on a Metra platform in North suburban Kenilworth. Someone passing by called police after seeing the body around 7 p.m. Friday. Police say it appears she was hit by a train. The woman has not been identified. Trains on Metra’s Union Pacific North line were delayed in both directions for about 90 minutes, while police conducted their investigation.

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    Gliniewicz investigation turns to military stockpile, first lawsuit to be filed

    FOX LAKE, Ill. — The investigation into disgraced Fox Lake Lt. Joe Gliniewicz has turned to the youth program he ran, where a stockpile of military equipment that was meant for police was found. Investigators discovered hundreds of boxes of military surplus equipment in the basement of the community center where the Fox Lake Police Explorer program would meet. The boxes contained Kevlar helmets, gas masks, ballistic vests, police radios and combat boots, among other items. Investigators say they were […]

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    Tyshawn Lee memorial burned, mother defends new car purchase

    CHICAGO — The mother of a 9-year-old boy who was murdered on the South Side is defending her decision to buy a new car. Tyshawn Lee was shot and killed last week in an alley in the Gresham neighborhood. Chicago police say he was lured there and executed as part of an on-going gang dispute involving his father, Pierre Stokes. Stokes has insisted to WGN that he is not involved with any gangs, and he does not know who killed […]

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