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  • Former Mayor Daley remains hospitalized

    For a third straight night former mayor Richard M. Daley has been undergoing test after test at northwestern memorial hospital. It is still unclear what happened to the 71 year old Friday when he was a attending a business meeting in Arizona, but he felt ill and was disoriented–his family persuaded the former mayor to go from the airport straight to the hospital to be checked out. Now the city and the people he led for 22 years are passing […]

  • Former Mayor Daley receives get well wishes and prayers

    Senator Dick Durbin, is just one of many Chicagoans who sent get well wishes to former Mayor Daley today. “My thoughts and prayers are with him,” Said Durbin, “pulling for him, he’s a tough cookie and he will bounce back.” Daley, was hospitalized at Northwestern Friday evening after returning home from a business trip in Arizona.   He told family members he was feeling ill and went directly to the hospital from the airport.   He has since undergone several tests and […]

  • TV falls, kills 4-year-old girl in Aurora

    Aurora Police are investigating the death of a 4-year-old Aurora girl that occurred inside of the home in which she lived, late Sunday afternoon. Police were called by the girl’s mother at about 5:49 p.m. to an apartment in the 1200 block of Nantucket Av., after a television fell off of a stand onto the girl. She was taken by Aurora Fire Department Paramedics to Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora where she was pronounced dead at 6:34 p.m. The […]

  • Extreme cold hits Chicago for second time this year

    Along Chicago’s lakefront a football game  sunny skies and tolerable temps — the relative calm before tomorrow’s arctic blast! It’s round two of dangerously cold weather,  we’re not even out of January and Jeremy Kermin says spring can’t get here soon enough! “This is the coldest winter I can remember” By  noon today, It was official , no school Monday for the city’s 400-thousand CPS students.  A decision reached much earlier this time than the first arctic blast in the […]

  • Some Catholic schools could remain open during frigid cold

    The Office of Catholic schools has decided to let Catholic school leaders determine if their school will remain open during this next bout of frigid temperatures expected here over the next few days. In a statement released earlier today, spokeswoman Susan Burritt said, “in light of Catholic Schools Week plans and emergency days already taken, (the office) has asked local school leaders to make a decision based on their own local conditions.   These decisions will be made in the best […]

  • Novel procedure may help torn ligament

    It’s a common repair for athletes of all abilities,  ACL reconstruction.  Surgeons are always upping their game when it comes to technique and that means patients get the win. Dr. Mark Bowen, orthopedic surgeon with NorthShore University HealthSystem, says there are many activities people engage in that get them into trouble with their knees, and specifically ACL injuries. An anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL tear, is an injury orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Bowen sees in all age groups and at […]

  • Vigil held for father and daughter killed by train

    At least one hundred people braved the bitter temperatures to remember Francisco Carranza and his daughter Alyssa this evening at a vigil in Round Lake. Carranza, 36, and his 7 year-old daughter died last night after he drove his SUV through the gates and was struck by an oncoming Metra train.   Alyssa was thrown from the vehicle and discovered nearly an hour later in a nearby ditch.  She had not been wearing a seat belt. This evening, family and friends […]

  • Trauma center worked to treat patients from I94 crash

    It’s been a day of extreme activity at the Franciscan St. Anthony Health Center in Michigan City Indiana.  A total of 13 patients were transported to the trauma center from the multi car crash on I94 this afternoon.    Rescue crews were fighting both the clock and temperature, with badly injured patients at risk of hypothermia as they waited to be cut out of their vehicles. Of the patients taken to St. Anthony, 8 arrived in fair condition, and are now […]

  • 3 dead and dozens of others hurt in Indiana accident

    Three people are confirmed dead and dozens of others were injured in a multi vehicle accident on Interstate 94 this afternoon. The accident happened around 2pm and has shut down the east bound lanes near mile marker 36 near U.S. 421 near Michigan City, Ind. According to the Indiana State Police, preliminary investigation indicates approximately 15 tractor-trailers and approximately 15 passenger vehicles and pickup trucks were involved in this incident. Michael Sherrod arrived on the scene shortly after the accident, […]

  • Vigil held for Bensenville store clerk shot during robbery

    Family and friends of a Bensenville store clerk, who was killed at the business on Sunday held a vigil in his memory this afternoon. Surveillance video captured the two suspects during an armed robbery at the “Sam’s tobacco and food mart” on Irving Park road. Killed was 36-year old Hussein Saghir, a clerk at the small shop owned by his brother. The brothers were locking-up around six p-m and that’s when the suspects confronted them.

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