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  • RAW: Sen. Durbin calls for ‘sensible’ gun laws after 13 shot in Chicago

    Durbin introduces bill to curb corporate inversions

    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) is pushing to curb corporate tax dodging through merger deals known as inversions. Durbin and three other Democrats on Capitol Hill unveiled today a bill called the “No Federal Contracts for Corporate Deserters Act.” The proposed legislation would deny federal contracts to businesses that incorporate overseas, are at least 50 percent owned by U.S. shareholders and do not have substantial business opportunities in the foreign country in which they are incorporating. Durbin says they are trying […]

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    City of Naperville asks residents to conserve electricity

    With temperatures expected to hit the 90’s Tuesday, the city of Naperville is trying to cut down on electrical usage during peak hours. The city is asking residents to conserve electricity between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. But it’s not because they’re expecting a shortage. It’s for cost saving purposes. When customers voluntarily reduce electrical usage, Naperville minimizes its monthly costs associated with purchasing electricity to meet the needs of its customers. Here are a few tips: If health permits, […]

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    Gaza conflict escalates

    The latest Israeli air strikes on Gaza include the first apparent targeting of a top Hamas political leader. Israel resumed air strikes about six hours after an attempt at a cease-fire collapsed. Gaza health officials say the attacks killed at least seven Palestinans and destroyed the house of senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar. Zahar is believed to be in hiding elsewhere. The Israeli military warned residents of northern Gaza to evacuate their homes ahead of the renewed attacks. Gaza militants […]

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    Man charged in hammer attack near Navy Pier

    A Chicago man accused of hitting two women with a hammer will appear in Cook County Criminal Court Thursday for a bond hearing. Jawaun Westbrook, 28, is charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery and use of a deadly weapon. He’s accused of hitting two 55-year-old women in the face with a hammer as they were walking on a bike path near Navy Pier Tuesday night. Both victims were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition.

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    Lawsuit accuses United Airlines of improperly bumping baggage

    A Chicago woman is suing United Airlines, accusing the airline of improperly leaving baggage off flights in favor of cargo. Plaintiff Gina Spadoni says she paid $25 to check a bag on a United flight from Chicago to Los Angeles.  But when she arrived, her baggage was still in Chicago, waiting to be put on another plane.   Crain’s Chicago Business reports Spadoni’s lawsuit claims United chose to leave her luggage off the flight because of weight regulations and prioritized […]

  • Bike lanes debated at community meeting

    Residents on Chicago’s Northwest side met with community leaders tonight to discuss the plan to create bike lanes on Milwaukee Avenue – which is hitting some speed bumps. A plan calls for car traffic to go down to one lane in each direction on Milwaukee from Lawrence to Elston. Some motorists who use Milwaukee Ave are fighting to keep their lanes open to traffic. Both sides agree changes to the stretch of road are necessary but how far to go […]

  • Obama lays wreath at Arlington National Cemetery

    President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery this Memorial Day. He was joined at the ceremony by First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden. In his remarks the President paid tribute to the fallen.  And he pledged that the nation will care for its military veterans. “As we have been reminded in recent days we must do more to keep faith with our veterans and their families […]

  • Rauner answers questions at town hall meeting in Northbrook

    Republican candidate for Governor Bruce Rauner held a town hall event today at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel in Northbrook. Rauner has been running a very organized and highly structured campaign. His message is tightly controlled and well thought out, not allowing for glaring mistakes that can derail a candidate. Speaking before a North Shore audience of around 200 women, Rauner called for a shakeup in Springfield. Rauner was joined by his wife, Diana, and his running mate, Evelyn […]

  • Mother of victim in reopened murder case speaks out

    Last week Dixmoor police and the Cook County Sheriff’s office announced they are reopening a 1991 murder case in which five teens were wrongly convicted and served prison time. For the victim’s mother,  reopening this case puts her back on an emotional roller coaster 23 years after her daughter was raped and murdered. Cateresa Matthews was 14 years old when she left her grandmother’s Dixmoor home and never got to her own home. Five teens were arrested after a botched […]

  • Actor Gary Sinise helps at kick off event for Rockin For The Troops

    Tickets went on sale Thursday for the annual Rockin For The Troops summer concert in Wheaton July 19th. Academy Award nominated actor Gary Sinise was in Westmont today to help publicize the event. Sinise said spoke about the estimated 1,000,000 American servicemen and women transitioning back to civilian life over the next five years. “The war’s winding down in Afghanistan, but we’re going to have residual effects from these wars for many years to come,” Sinise said. Sinise and his […]


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