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  • Scathing report released on Metra: Are commuters’ safety at risk?

    Metra to undertake $80 million anti-derailment safety upgrade

    Metra will spend $80 million on a new safety system designed to prevent derailments. It’s the biggest safety expenditure yet, for Metra; a big share of the money will come from the federal government. GPS devices will be mounted on locomotives, along with special radios and computers that can automatically order a train to stop if it fails to obey a speed limit or signal.

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    No link between childhood vaccines and autism, study says

    A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association confirms, there is no link between childhood vaccines and autism. Doctors tested almost 100,000 kids who received the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine. Less than 1% of them showed signs of autism after receiving the vaccine. That’s no worse than the national average risk of autism. Some parents still refuse to get their kids vaccinated because of fear over autism.

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    Family forced to sit in vomit covered seats on United Airlines flight

    ORLANDO, Fla. — A family is furious at United Airlines because family members had to fly home from Orlando in seats soaked with vomit. A passenger got sick on an earlier flight. United now admits its cleanup crew didn’t do a very good job drying and sanitizing the seats. The Shirley family says the airline gave it only one other option — take a later flight. United let the family wrap its carry-on luggage in trash bags, and it gave each […]

  • Former ND player speaks out about sexual assault investigation

    Notre Dame investigated for handling of rape complaints

    The Department of Education is investigating the University of Notre Dame. Just a few hours from now, the school will screen the documentary “The Hunting Ground.” It accuses the school of bungling rape cases by making its complaint process too confusing and cumbersome for alleged victims. Notre Dame says the documentary is inaccurate, and it fails to showcase the school’s positive efforts to combat sexual abuse. Notre Dame hasn’t commented on the government investigation.

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    Emanuel tells Spike Lee not to use ‘Chiraq’ film title

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he told film director Spike Lee that he’s not happy the working title of Lee’s upcoming motion picture is “Chiraq.” The film would center on crime in the Englewood neighborhood. Emanuel says he’s not pleased the title might be ‘Chiraq,’ a word that suggests the city is as violent and dangerous as the war zone of Iraq. Emanuel says he and Lee had an “honest, frank conversation” Wednesday and suggested the name would […]

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    Mob of teens attacking man at gas station caught on camera

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A group of high school students went wild in Memphis and attacked a man at a gas station. Orrden Williams, Jr. had just walked a woman to her car because she was too scared to leave the gas station by herself. When the teens swarmed Williams and beat him as his family watched from his car. Then they flooded into the station. Police say the teens came from a nearby prep school. Williams said he keeps a […]

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    Koschman family will collect damages for deadly fight

    The mother of David Koschman will receive a $250,000 settlement for the fight that cost her son his life. Koschman was punched by Mayor Richard Daley’s nephew Richard Vanecko outside a Division Street night club in 2004; he died from the force of his head hitting the pavement. Koschman’s mother sued the city, claiming the police and prosecutors covered it up to protect the Daley family.

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    Aurora cousins plead not guilty in terror charges

    AURORA, Ill. — Two cousins from Aurora pleaded not guilty to charges connected with a terrorist plot to attack the Joliet Armory. Prosecutors say Hasan Edmonds planned to travel to the Mideast to join ISIS, while his cousin Jonas Edmonds would stay behind in order to wear Hasan’s uniform to gain access to the armory and kill as many people as he could.  Hasan is an Illinois National guardsman. Both men were arrested late last month.   Hasan was taken into […]

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    Dates proposed for special elections to replace Schock

    CHICAGO — It appears the dates have been set for the election to fill Aaron Schock’s seat in Congress. The Peoria Republican stepped down last month after a public outcry over his congressional spending. State officials and the justice department have agreed upon a July 7th primary date and a September 10th general election. All that is needed now is a judge’s final approval.

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    Police arrest suspect in Roosevelt University bathroom fires

    CHICAGO — Chicago Police believe they have caught the man who set fire to a trash can in a restroom at Roosevelt University. Wednesday’s fire was captured on surveillance video. Investigators say the man in the camera images is Lavale Miller of Lincoln Park. No one was hurt in the fire. Miller is charged with felony attempted arson and misdemeanor trespassing. He is also a suspect in a similar fire at Depaul University a day later.


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