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    Hundreds stranded at Chicago airports after 2nd night of rain

    CHICAGO — Sunday night’s rain caused some flight cancellations at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, and forced a lot of people to spend an unscheduled night on cots in the concourses. To make matters worse, the roofs over Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 sprung leaks, and yellow buckets were set out to catch the dripping. About 800 people used the cots at o’hare, and another 200 at Midway Airport; many others chose to stretch out on seats and benches, or simply sleep […]

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    Chicago Police Department suspends outdoor roll call

    CHICAGO — Recent attacks on police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge have convinced the Chicago Police Department to temporarily suspend its regular outdoor roll calls. They began in January as a way to help police interact with the neighborhoods they serve. The police department says a gathering of officers in one place could be a tempting target for someone bent on terror or revenge.

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    Apollo 11 moon landing celebrates 47th anniversary today

    It was 47-years ago today that the first human being set foot on the moon. The Apollo 11 spacecraft touched down on the lunar surface with less than a minute’s worth of fuel left on July 20, 1969. More than half a billion people watched live as Neil Armstrong took his historic first steps and spoke the famous words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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    Elmhurst police release sketch of Dress Barn robbery suspect

    ELMHURST, Ill. — Police in Elmhurst are looking for a man in Friday’s robbery of a Dress Barn on Route 83. He ordered store employees into a bathroom, then helped himself to the cash in the registers. No one was injured. Elmhurst police say the man in the sketch is 5’8” with a large build. Anyone who recognizes the man or has any information

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    Man tried to lure girl, 12, into minivan in East Garfield Park

    CHICAGO — Chicago police have issued an alert in the East Garfield Park neighborhood about a man trying to lure a child into his vehicle. It happened last Monday morning in the 500 block on North Monticello. A 12-year-old girl says a man in a silver minivan called to her. She ignored him. Then he used the van to block her path, and told her to get in, but she ran away and took shelter in a friend’s house. She […]

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    Multiple parked cars hit by gunshots in Chicago’s Lincoln Square

    CHICAGO — Police are searching for the person who fired gunshots at parked cars on the city’s North Side. The cars were parked on Sunnyside Ave. near Rockwell Street in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood. Neighbors say they heard what sounded like gunshots early Wednesday morning, but they didn’t call police at the time. Daylight revealed that one car was hit in the windshield, another on the side and the hood. Two shell casings were recovered nearby. No one was injured.

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    Man with heart disease dies after 911 call dismissed as ‘butt dial’

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — A man died because his 911 emergency call was dismissed as a “butt dial” call. Robert Paulus had heart disease. When he suffered an apparent heart attack, he called 911 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. But the operator heard only garbled sounds and no one talking, so she cut the call off. Some 911 centers have policies urging an operator to return the call if it gets cut off. But, this center had no such policy. Hours later, Robert […]

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    Chicago-bound flight from London makes emergency landing due to fuel problem

    EDINBURGH, Scotland — A Chicago-bound United Airlines flight from London was diverted to Edinburgh, Scotland due to a mid-air emergency. Flight 929 left London’s Heathrow Airport around 7 a.m. Tuesday and was on its way to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. The Sun reports the plane was just an hour into its flight before it developed fuel problems and had to dump fuel. The flight made an emergency landing safely into Edinburgh Airport. #UA929 landed at Edinburgh Airport with fuel issues. Aircraft leaving Taxiway at end of Rwy after […]

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    CPS: No classroom cuts this fall

    CHICAGO — No classroom cuts will be needed when Chicago Public Schools open in the fall. CPS will unveil a new school budget Wednesday. The school board is promising that, thanks to a property tax hike, and some emergency money from Springfield, classroom instruction won’t be affected. CPS still has to find $300 million in cuts or new revenue to balance the budget.

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    Architect to George Lucas: Give Chicago another chance at museum

    CHICAGO — Another architect is asking George Lucas to reconsider his decision to give up on Chicago as host city for his new museum. Architect Michael Sorkin wants Lucas to consider building his museum on the site of the old U.S. Steel Chicago South Works. He says it could be the centerpiece of a new museum campus. He adds, no buildings would have to be torn down, and no park land would be used; and as a bonus, the site is […]