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    Man charged in deadly hit-and-run on Southwest Side

    CHICAGO — Chicago police have charged a suspect in the hit-and-run death of a woman on the Southwest Side. Police say Patrick Brazel, 27, was drunk when he hit two pedestrians as they were crossing South Archer Avenue near Lavergne Avenue at about 10:45 p.m. Saturday. He then fled the scene without offering help to the victims. A 42-year-old woman was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and later pronounced dead. A 39-year-old man was taken to […]

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    New video shows last appearance of 2 missing Florida teens

    JUPITER, Fla. — The family of a 14-year-old boy, missing at sea, will try to retrieve information from his iPhone. The state of Florida just released the last known video of Austin Stephanos and his friend Perry Cohen. It shows them leaving Jupiter, Fla., on a fishing trip last July. The boys were caught in a bad storm, and no one has seen them since. Austin’s iPhone was found in an empty fishing boat. His family hopes to find any clue […]

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    Woman says landlord stole her dog during property dispute

    TURNER, Ore. — A woman in Turner, Oregon had her dog stolen as part of a dispute with her landlord. Katelin Taylor was ordered to move out of a house owned by Brooke Kempton, so she moved out. But over the weekend, Kempton showed up at her door, accused her of stealing a saddle and took her dog. Taylor’s father jumped onto Kempton’s moving pickup truck, and as she drove away, he fell off and injured himself. “I’m just super […]

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    Southern Illinois University adds beer brewing major

    CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University will offer an intriguing new major, starting this summer — brewing. Well technically it’s called “fermentation science.” “The rapid growth in the craft brewing industry had led to demand from fermentation scientists with strong scientific training and coursework focused on brewing science,” said Matt McCarroll, director of Fermentation Science Institute at SIU, and professor of chemistry and biochemistry. “We know this is a growth industry and our students will be well prepared to gain […]


    Labor board: CTU walkout was illegal

    The Chicago Teachers Union’s one-day walkout on April 1st may have been illegal. The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board is asking a judge to block any future CTU strikes until their legality can be determined. Chicago Public Schools filed an unfair labor practices lawsuit against the union. The judge will decide whether to permit the union to carry out such walkouts outside the mandates of state law. The union insists it followed all the procedures required by law before it […]

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    College grads face improving job prospects

    The annual job outlook for new college graduates is modestly optimistic, according to a new survey of employers by Career Builder. 67% of companies plan to hire at least one recent graduate; 37% expect to pay those grads more than they did last year; and 27% of employers will pay salaries of $50,000 a year or more. Graduates with the best prospects of immediate employment are those who majored in business, information technology, engineering or math and statistics.

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    State to CPS: You owe us $23.5 million

    CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools just got some more bad news — this time from the Illinois Department of Revenue. The state’s tax collection agency discovered an error in the way personal property taxes on businesses were distributed to local governments. The error, announced Tuesday, is part of a misallocation of $168 million distributed by the state to local governments since 2014. Chicago Public Schools got $23.5 million too much. The City of Chicago, the Chicago Park District and Cook County […]

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    Michigan governor will drink Flint tap water for a month

    LANSING, Mich. — The governor of Michigan is accepting a challenge from the people of Flint. There is an ongoing debate over what can be done to replace the city’s aging water pipes full of dangerous lead. But Governor Rick Snyder insists the immediate crisis is over, and the water is once again safe to drink, as long as it is filtered. So residents challenged him to drink it, and Snyder agreed; he will drink nothing but Flint tap water […]

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    Surveillance video leads to capture of Bucktown burglary suspect

    CHICAGO — A man from Wicker Park has been arrested and charged with a break-in and burglary at a home in the city’s Bucktown neighborhood last month. Antwoyn Carroll, 20, who also goes by the name Andrew Moffett, was arrested Sunday afternoon in connection with a burglary on March 18 in the 1600 block of North Bell Avenue. He already faces charges in a car theft last summer. The homeowner says that after filing a police report and waiting three weeks […]

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    Chicago police scanner conversation interrupted by racist rant

    CHICAGO — Someone broke in on a Chicago police scanner conversation and used a racial slur — again. The latest incident happened Tuesday afternoon, as officers discussed an encounter with an African American man. That’s when someone listening in on the conversation broke in. The uninvited guest yelled, “Shoot the god**** n***** and get it over with.” It’s happened before, on March 14 and again March 21. In at least one case, the man made disparaging remarks about Black Lives […]


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