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  • Chicago summer jobs program accepting applications

    CHICAGO — Applications are now available for Chicago’s summer jobs program. There are more than 30,000 jobs and internships available through the One Summer Chicago initiative. The program helps young people ages 14 to 24 gain valuable work experience. Opportunities range from infrastructure jobs and camp counselors to urban agriculture and office positions. The program will run from July 2 through August 10. For more information check out the website –

  • Body cam video shows man attempting to bite police K-9 involved in his arrest

    DOVER, WI — A man is charged with resisting arrest and trying to bite a deputy’s K-9. The sheriff’s office in Racine County, Wisconsin released bodycam video of the incident. Police say the suspect, Leland O’Malley, appeared to be drunk and trying to get into a home where he did not live. The deputy said O’Malley began running towards him and ignored his commands to stop, so he released the dog. On the video, the deputy can be heard yelling, […]

  • Board of Elections reports no major problems as Election Day underway

    CHICAGO — It’s Election Day around Illinois as voters head to the polls to cast their ballots in today’s primary election. There has already been record turnout for early voting. At the Board of Elections there have not been any major problems reported for the City or Cook County. The city had a few polling locations open a little late, but said no voters were turned away. Mail-in ballots have to be postmarked by today in order to count. Polls […]

  • Mayor Emanuel, Supt. Johnson urge governor to sign gun bill

    CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police Superintendent Eddie Johnson joined members of the Illinois Gun Prevention Coalition Monday in urging Governor Bruce Rauner to sign new gun legislation that’s been on his desk since last month. “I’ve had to break the news to too many spouses, children that their loved ones won’t be coming home because someone pulled the trigger of an illegal handgun,” Supt. Eddie Johnson said. The Gun Dealer Licensing Act passed with bipartisan support nearly two […]

  • Chicago named top city for business — again

    CHICAGO — Chicago has been named the top metro area in the nation for corporate relocation and investment for a fifth consecutive year. The plan to expand O’Hare Airport, skilled labor, a central location and accessible housing make Chicago very welcoming to new businesses, according to Site Magazine. The recognition comes as Chicago tries to land Amazon’s second headquarters. Houston, Dallas, Atlanta and New York round out the top five.

  • California sees spike in children accidentally eating marijuana

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Doctors in California are seeing an increase in children rushed to the emergency room for accidentally eating marijuana. They’re warning parents to take extra precautions since recreational pot use became legal in that state in January. Symptoms include feeling difficulty breathing, sleepiness, confusion, vomiting or trouble walking. Doctors say although some young patients can experience severe symptoms, ingesting pot isn’t deadly. Most patients are treated with fluids and a few hours of observation. Marijuana dispensaries distribute product […]

  • Indiana trooper, good Samaritans save kayaker swept into culvert

    SPENCER COUNTY, Ind. — A state trooper acted quickly to save a kayaker who was trapped by fast moving flood waters. Trooper Kaitlyn Greene was flagged down by the man’s wife on Tuesday near Orchard Road and County Road 400N in Spencer County. The couple was kayaking in a flooded field when the husband’s kayak was swept into a culvert. He was just able to hang on and avoid being swept underwater. Trooper Greene and two other people helped secure […]

  • Man could be deported after calling 911 for help

    TUKWILA, Wash. — A man who called 911 for help could now be deported. Wilson Rodriguez Macarreno called police last week when he thought someone was breaking into his home in Tukwila, Washington. When officers arrived, they discovered Macarreno is an undocumented immigrant and also has an outstanding warrant for a non-criminal offense. His attorney said officers volunteered to take him to immigration and customs enforcement. At a town hall meeting Monday night, a police spokesman tried to reassure residents […]

  • Wednesday marks 50th anniversary of deadly Mickelberry plant fire

    CHICAGO — Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of the Mickelberry Foods Factory explosion that killed nine people including four firefighters. A memorial service was held Wednesday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood to remember those Chicago heroes. Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Jose Santiago attended the memorial. “I salute the families here today as we remember the day the gates of hell opened up,” he said. As many as 70 people were injured after a gasoline truck in a back […]

  • ‘El Chapo’ jury will be anonymous

    NEW YORK, NY — The federal jury in the trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will be anonymous and partially sequestered. The federal judge presiding over the notorious drug lord’s case granted the government’s motion Monday. The order said names, addresses, and places of employment will be withheld for the jury’s privacy and protection. The jury also will be transported to and from the courthouse by U.S. Marshals and be sequestered from the public while at the courthouse. Prosecutors allege […]