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    Funeral services today for Arlington Heights family killed in crash

    MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. — Funeral services are being held today for three members of an Arlington Heights family killed last week in a car crash in Des Plaines. Anita Crawford, 50, her husband Kevin, 52, and their daughter, Kirsten, 20, died when another vehicle crashed into their car last Thursday on Northwest Highway. Their funeral is being held at St. John Lutheran Church in Mount Prospect. The Crawfords’ two younger children are now in the care of their grandparents and their aunt. […]

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    ‘Day Without a Woman’ strike to be held March 8 nationwide

    The organizers behind January’s women’s march on Washington have announced a general strike set for March 8th. The day is designated as “A Day Without a Woman.” In a message posted on Twitter and Instagram, Women’s March say the national event aims for communities to unite, “In the spirit of women and their allies coming together for love and liberation, we offer A Day Without A Woman.” In the spirit of women and their allies coming together for love and liberation, […]

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    Chicago Muslim and Arab American organizations speak out against Trump travel ban

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Bar Association with its 20,000 members says it will not stand for President Trump’s travel ban. Attorneys who participated in a press conference today say the travel ban is not legal in many ways. They also accused President Trump of going too far in slamming a federal judge, calling the judge a “so-called judge” and his ruling “ridiculous”. Several lawyers organizations and business associations stood united this morning at Chicago Bar Association headquarters, 321 South Plymouth […]

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    New legislation would allow teens to become organ donors

    CHICAGO — Illinois is one of only a handful of states yet to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to register for organ donation, but that is about to change. Those who coordinate life-saving organ and tissue donation are applauding a move by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and a coalition of state legislators, all pushing to save lives and deal with the shortage of available organs and tissue for transplant. New legislation could soon open up donor registration to 16- […]

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    Park Ridge school board member resigns after tweet about Women’s March

    PARK RIDGE, Ill. — A School Board member in Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 turned in his resignation, effective immediately, after a tweet in which he used an offensive term for women to describe participants in Saturday’s Women’s March. In his resignation letter Dr. Dathan Paterno, a clinical psychologist, says tweets he posted on his personal Twitter account were misinterpreted to mean he disrespected or hated all the protesters. Paterno’s Twitter account has since been deleted. A large number of people […]

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    Aurora boy is world’s youngest recipient of smaller artificial heart

    CHICAGO — As he awaits a heart transplant, an Aurora boy is the youngest person in the world to receive a smaller version of a temporary artificial heart. Jaheim Whigham, 11, is one of the most popular patients at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He says the artificial heart makes him feel like a robot. Today the Lurie cardiac team, his family and his army of caregivers proudly talked about his status as a medical marvel […]

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    Woman found dead in Englewood apparently hit by car, police say

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was discovered this morning in the 6900 block of South Wentworth Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood. Early reports from Chicago police were that the woman had been shot in the head, but now investigators are saying that she was hit by a vehicle. Her body was found just after 8:00 a.m. near some bushes not far from the corner of 69th and Wentworth, near the Alden Wentworth […]

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    CFD honors victims of 1910 stockyards fire

    CHICAGO —  The Chicago Fire Department today honored fallen firefighters killed in the line of duty more than a century ago. 21 firefighters died battling a huge blaze at Chicago’s Union Stockyards on December 22, 1910. It was the third largest loss of firefighters in a single event in U-S history, behind only the 9-11 terrorist attacks, and the deadly industrial accident in Texas City, Texas back in 1947. The fallen Chicago firefighters were honored this morning at a ceremony […]

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    School bus companies work to minimize waiting times in the cold

    VILLA PARK, Ill. — If you’ve ever waited at the bus stop in bitter cold weather, you know how bad it can be. That’s why bus companies like Cottage Hill in Villa Park worked overnight to make sure that the buses picking up children for school are both reliable and warm. Bob Beck, Director of Operations for Cottage Hill Bus Company, tells WGN that preparations started around 7:00 last night to make sure the company’s 144 school buses would be […]

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    Metra works round-the-clock to keep trains rolling during bitter cold temps

    CHICAGO — The bitter cold caused mechanical problems which caused delays of up to 45 minutes for Metra riders this morning. And with even colder conditions in the forecast, Metra will be working around the clock to keep things rolling. Most Metra commuters arrived in the city this morning without delay. Some commuters budget extra time, this time of year, because of the cold. Metra has new gear in use to ease the delays. The agency showed some of it […]