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    WGN Exclusive: Rev. Jackson addresses violence epidemic in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Rev. Jesse Jackson stopped by the WGN studios Sunday morning, to address the violence epidemic in Chicago. He also talked to our Sean Lewis about the presidential election, as a former candidate himself.  

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    Chicago police gun turn-in events continue

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department partnered with a church on the West Side to host another gun turn-in event. It was held Saturday at Harmony Community Church in the Lawndale neighborhood. People who turned in guns received a $100 gift card. Those who handed over BB guns, air rifles and replica guns got a $10 gift card. There is another gun turn-in event next Saturday at Universal MB Church at 539 North Cicero Avenue in the West Garfield Park […]

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    Man killed, another injured in party bus shooting

    CHICAGO — One man was killed and another was injured in a shooting overnight, near a party bus on the Near West Side. The men were standing outside the bus that they just ordered in the 1200 block of West Grenshaw Street, in the University Village neighborhood. Police say someone in a dark-colored van pulled up at about 11:45 p.m. and fired at least 12 shots at them. A dash cam on the party bus captured video of the van. […]

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    Woman killed, man injured in hit-and-run crash on Southwest Side

    CHICAGO — A woman was killed and a man was injured in a hit-and-run crash on the Southwest Side. The victims were crossing the street at Archer and Lavergne avenues just before 11 p.m. Saturday, when they were stuck by a red Jeep. Police say the driver was speeding. 42-year-old Guadalupe Chavez was killed. A 39-year-old man was transported to the hospital, and is listed in stable condition. A red Jeep with severe front-end damage was found more than two miles away, […]

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    Powerball jackpot grows to $348 million

    The Powerball jackpot has reached $348 million after going weeks without a big winner. The winning numbers Saturday night were 3-12-16-32-34 and the Powerball was 14. About 1.3 million people won something, for a total $12.8 million. But no one won the jackpot. The last jackpot to reach this level eventually grew to$1.5 billion, the largest in U.S. history. Three winning tickets were sold in January in California, Tennessee and Florida. The next Powerball drawing is on Wednesday.

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    NY garbage collector opens museum, includes University of Chicago diploma

      NEW YORK — They say don’t bring your work home with you, but a garbage man in New York just couldn’t help himself. Nelson Molina is a retired sanitation worker, who spent 33-years building his collection. Now, he’s turned it into a museum. He tells WPIX he can’t believe some of the things people threw away, including a University of Chicago diploma. It’s one of two diplomas he found, belonging to Katherine Parker Salisbury. Molina says she is welcome to have […]

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    Victim recording himself when shot, video posted to social media

    *** WARNING: CONTAINS GRAPHIC VIDEO *** CHICAGO — Video posted to social media appears to show a brazen Chicago shooting that left a man in critical condition. The 30-year-old victim was recording himself Thursday afternoon, on what appears to be Facebook Live, when someone walked up and fired at least 16 shots. The victim was standing outside of a store on the corner of 56th Street and Hoyne Avenue in the city’s West Englewood neighborhood. The victim has not been […]

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    Archbishop Cupich to celebrate Easter on South Side

    CHICAGO — Archbishop Blase Cupich will celebrate Easter Sunday at St. Ailbe Parish on the south side. Cupich will lead Mass at 11 a.m. at the church located at 9015 South Harper Avenue in Chicago. On Saturday, Cupich blessed Easter baskets at Holy Name Cathedral and led an Easter Vigil.

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    3 teens stabbed during fight on West Side

    CHICAGO — Three teenagers are recovering after being stabbed while leaving a birthday party in Chicago. It happened just before 9 p.m. Saturday night in the 2400 block of West Roosevelt Road. Police say the three boys were involved in a large fight that broke out on the sidewalk. A 16-year-old was stabbed in the right shoulder. A 14-year-old boy was stabbed in the side of his body, and another 14-year-old was stabbed in the upper back. They are all […]

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    Lawyer: ‘El Chapo’ now wants to serve prison time in the U.S.

    A lawyer for Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman says his client now wants to serve his prison time in the United States. The Former Mexican drug lord is unhappy because prison guards are waking him up every four hours, to make sure he doesn’t escape again. It’s said to be causing him to suffer severe headaches. Guzman apparently wants to work out a deal where he will accept extradition and plead guilty to charges in the U.S. if he is sentenced […]