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    Robert Morris students win scholarships for gaming

    CHICAGO — Robert Morris University came to close to becoming national champions, in video gaming. The school recently became the first to offer athletic scholarships for gamers. Recipients have coaches, equipment to practice on, and access to a sports psychologist. The team used all that to prepare for the North American Collegiate Championship, in Santa Monica, Calif. The tournament had 16 teams compete in games of “league of Legends.” The championship came down to Robert Morris versus the University of […]

  • Day 2 of NFL Draft in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Chicago is the football capital of the world, for at least a couple more days. Friday marks the second day of the 2015 NFL Draft.  The second and third round picks will be made. Gates at Grant Park open at 4pm. Based on the weather and popularity of draft town so far, the crowds may get even bigger than they were for the first night. An estimated 100,000 people showed up for the first round. The NFL and […]

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    Former Bear Richard Dent arrested for excessive speeding

    NORTHFIELD, Ill. — Former Chicago Bear Richard Dent was arrested for speeding. Northfield police say Dent was driving 107 mph on the Edens Expressway early Tuesday morning. The speed limit there is 55 mph. Dent was booked at the Northfield Police Department and posted a signature bond to be released. He is scheduled to appear in Cook County Circuit Court in Skokie on May 15. The Bears drafted Dent in the 8th round of the NFL Draft in 1983. He went […]

  • Vinh Truong was one of four Americans killed during an avalanche on Mt. Everest.

    University of Chicago graduate killed in Mt. Everest avalanche

    CHICAGO — A former University of Chicago student was among the hikers killed by an avalanche on Mount Everest. Vinh Truong earned his MBA in Hyde Park. He then moved back to California to be closer to his family. His friends tell the Chicago Tribune that Truong was an avid outdoors-man who loved hiking and that Mount Everest was his dream trip. They last heard from him on Thursday when Truong shared a video from Nepal. When they heard about […]

  • Chicagoans raising money for native Nepal after earthquake

    CHICAGO — At least 3,800 people have died since a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal. Strong aftershocks have been hitting the decimated region ever since. 7,000 people are injured, but they’re struggling to get the medical care they need. Chicagoans, originally from Nepal, are now seeing the devastation of the area they used to know. Some community organizations already started fundraising. The Nepali American Center in Mount Prospect is collecting money online at “NepaliAmericanCenter.org.” The King Sweets Bakery, on the […]

  • Jockey Blake Shinn loses pants during race in Australia

    Jockey loses pants during horse race, still crosses finish line

    SYDNEY, Australia — A jockey gave spectators and his opponents plenty to look at during the Hyland Race Colours Plate at Canterbury Race Course in Australia. Blake Shinn says the elastic on his pants snapped as he approached the finish line. The pants fell and exposed his bare rear end as he rode his horse Miss Royale. “The elastic went during the race, but I had to keep going,” Shinn told Australian media. Shin later tweeted: “Tried to give my […]

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    Teenage girls strip searched at California school

    Two families are questioning the use of strip searches at a school in California. A 13-year old and a 15-year old girl were both searched for drugs at Serrano Middle School. They say a male security guard patted them down and was in the room when the girls removed their clothes and bras. “She was asked to take off her jacket, take off her shirt, take off her T-shirt, unfasten her bra and pull her bra out — literally pull […]

  • One of dozens of "No Catcall Zone" signs that were put up in New York

    ‘No Catcall Zone’ signs going up in New York

    NEW YORK — There’s a movement to fight catcalling in New York, with road signs. Feminist Apparel, a nonprofit feminist clothing company, put up dozens of “No Catcall Zone” signs around Manhattan and Brooklyn for International Anti-Street Harassment Week. “We hope to get at least one sign up in each borough by the end of the week as street harassment and catcalling is obviously a universal issue not contained to any one neighborhood,” the group said in a statement. Sales […]

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    Schock’s campaign spent plenty before he left Congress

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock’s campaign spent plenty of money in his final months in Washington. Schock resigned March 31 after several reports of questionable spending by his office and campaign. Federal investigators are looking into the allegations. The Federal Election Commission just revealed that Schock still has $3.2 million in his campaign chest. That’s after his campaign paid thousands of dollars for what it called “fundraising lodging.” The Chicago Tribune reports that the expenses include $4,000 […]

  • Chicago police investigation at 4500 N. Broadway after a woman was shot and killed in a car.

    Woman, 24, fatally shot in car in Uptown

    CHICAGO — A 24-year-old woman was shot and killed  on the city’s North Side. The shooting happened on the 4500 block of Broadway early Wednesday morning. The victim was a passenger in a car when she was shot in the head. The driver took her to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Police did not give a possible motive or make any arrests.

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