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    Neo-Nazi group claims responsibility for Hitler poster on U of C campus

    CHICAGO — A neo-Nazi group is claiming responsibility for putting up a poster containing a picture of Adolf Hitler and images of swastikas on the University of Chicago campus. Few details are available, but university students who spoke with WGN are clearly upset about what happened. Many were reluctant to discuss the matter, but the image of Adolf Hitler surrounded by swastikas is causing a stir. Published reports in the Chicago Maroon university newspaper say that university personnel removed the […]

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    O’Hare Airport workers to hold strike on Tuesday after Thanksgiving

    CHICAGO — Hundreds of O’Hare Airport workers say they will wait until next week to begin a strike.  The workers say they do not want to upset Thanksgiving holiday travelers by disrupting the airport during that busy travel time. So they will not start their walkout until Tuesday, November 29. The workers include airplane cabin cleaners, baggage handlers, janitors and wheelchair attendants.  They are seeking a $15 hourly wage and better work conditions. The workers say they do not get […]

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    Aurora police officer charged with theft by deception

    AURORA, Ill. — An Aurora police officer is facing misdemeanor theft charges. She’s accused of fabricating a call so she could collect some overtime pay. Police say that on September 29 Officer Kimberly Hanson, 43, radioed that she was assisting a motorist and was going to stay until a tow truck arrived. By the time she made it back to police headquarters her regular 8-hour shift was extended by an hour, making her eligible for overtime pay at time-and-a-half. But […]

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    59-year-old man shot to death in Marquette Park

    CHICAGO — Chicago police have no suspects in custody in the killing of a 59-year-old man who was shot to death early today in the Marquette Park neighborhood. Neighbors identify the victim as Michael Anderson, a longtime resident of the neighborhood who lived alone. Police say he was shot in the head just after 4 a.m. outside his house in the 6600 block of South Washtenaw Avenue. He was rushed to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced […]

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    Defense seeks dismissal of all charges against Melodie Gliniewicz

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — The widow of disgraced former Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniwiecz appeared in court today, as her attorneys seek to have all charges against her dropped. Melodie Gliniewicz is facing money laundering and conspiracy charges. She is set to go on trial sometime early next year. But her attorneys have filed a motion to dismiss all charges against her. She appeared today at the Lake County courthouse, surrounded by her lawyers. Melodie Gliniewicz is accused of illegally […]

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    Man charged with murder of 21-month-old girl

    CHICAGO — A man accused of killing a young child is expected to appear in court today for a bond hearing. Uriel Vega, 22, is charged with the murder of 21-month-old Raiylana Vasquez. The little girl died from blunt force trauma. Vega was arrested Tuesday in the 4700 of South Honore Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, after paramedics noticed signs of abuse on the child’s body. Vega lives on the same block and was in charge of […]

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    How to deal with stress during Game 7 of World Series

    MAYWOOD, Ill. — Cubs fans are experiencing a range of emotions during this World Series. A clinical psychologist offers a few tips on what to do if the stress becomes too much. Dr. Michael Hakimi of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood says the anxiety level across the Chicago area and Cubs nation is high. For most it’s fun, but for some baseball fans it can become a problem — interfering with work, relationships, and other activities of daily functioning […]

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    Chicago area early voting could set new record

    CHICAGO — With the blistering Presidential campaign still going strong, early voting turnout is also strong. Local election officials expect the final tally to exceed 2012. At early voting sites throughout Chicago and suburban Cook County, hours have been extended to 7 p.m. as of this week. Polls will even be open this weekend. Last Sunday saw the highest number of early voters ever, with 11,000 Chicago ballots cast in just a few hours. Election officials believe the Cubs were […]

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    Former CPS CEO Byrd-Bennett to be sentenced April 13

    CHICAGO — A federal judge has set April 13 as the sentencing date for former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett. Byrd-Bennett pleaded guilty last October to fraud charges. She admitted steering no-bid contracts to the SUPES Academy in exchange for the promise of up to $2.3 million in kickbacks. SUPES and Synesi Associates owner Gary Solomon admitted in a plea agreement last week that he offered Byrd-Bennett bribes and kickbacks in exchange for her steering $23 million in contracts […]

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    DNA-based sketches may show what parents of ‘Baby Hope’ look like

    WHEATON, Ill. — DuPage County Sheriff’s investigators are hoping new DNA information may help locate the parents of “Baby Hope” — the still-unidentified infant whose body was found last August in a wooded area near Wheaton. With the help of advanced DNA forensic analysis the investigators have been able to come up with composite sketches that they hope will lead to a break in this puzzling case. The investigators say, based on DNA, both the mother and father of “Baby […]