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    HBO launching online streaming service

    HBO original series like Game of Thrones will be part of the company’s new online streaming service that’s launching next year. It will be a stand-alone system and won’t require a cable or satellite subscription, but there’s no word on how much it will cost. Industry experts say the program will appeal to a growing number of viewers who are dropping expensive cable plans for online services like Netflix, YouTube and Hulu.

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    Nurse suspected of murdering 38 patients who ‘annoyed’ her

    A nurse is suspected of murdering dozens of patients because she found them “annoying.” Prosecutors in Italy say Daniela Poggiali is charged with giving a 78-year-old patient a fatal dose of potassium, which can cause cardiac arrest. The investigation widened to include 37 other patients, whose deaths were also considered suspicious. Co-workers described her as a “cold person” and say she once joked about giving a high dose of potassium to a seriously ill patient.

  • President’s Chicago visit for speech, fundraiser

    President Barack Obama is headlining a private fundraiser for Governor Pat Quinn Thursday in Chicago where guests paid $55,000 a plate to attend. The fundraiser is taking place at the Gold Coast home of Meredith Bluhm-Wolf. The president also will give a speech on the economy at Northwestern University. After arriving Wednesday night, President Obama had dinner at RPM Italian in the River North neighborhood with old friends including Senior White House Advisor and fellow Chicagoan, Valerie Jarrett. You can […]

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    Charges filed against suspects in Gold Coast burglary

    Charges were filed early Thursday morning against the group of people accused of stealing from a store in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Police say 31-year-old Andrzej Debinski, 35-year-old Anna Straus, 36-year old Glowacka Xagniezska and 41-year old Damian Duitlow went into the Bentley store on Rush Street on Saturday. Authorities say the two men took the watches from a display cabinet, while the two women provided cover for them. A fifth person, 50-year-old Ian Kowolski, is also facing charges in […]

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    Chicago brothers charged in string of sexual assaults

    Two brothers are charged with a string of sexual assaults across Chicago that date back more than 10 years. LB Joseph and Leondo Joseph were arrested last weekend and are being held without bond. Leondo is charged in all six attacks that started in 2003. His brother is charged in the two most recent attacks. Police say DNA evidence led them to the brothers and they were also identified by some of the victims. But victims’ advocates are criticizing the […]

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    Chicago man accused of sending violent threats to college campus

    A man from Chicago is accused of mailing letters to Southern Illinois University threatening to bomb, rape and murder students. 21-year-old Derrick Burns is being held without bond in the federal lockup in Chicago. Federal prosecutors say his fingerprints were found on several letters that date back to 2012. Most were titled “The war on SIUC.” It’s not clear if Burns was a student at the school but court records show SIU had records and contact information for him.

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    Durbin, Oberweis seek endorsements for Senate race

    Senator Dick Durbin’s strength across Illinois makes him nearly impossible to beat, according to political watchers. But republican challenger Jim Oberweis is still trying to gain endorsements and sway voters before the November election. The candidates met before the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Monday morning. Durbin told the board his 32 years in politics gives him the advantage because it comes with seniority and experience gained on Capitol Hill. Oberweis calls Durbin’s time in office ineffective at getting needed laws […]

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    Woman accused of trying to arrange hit on Cicero officials

    A 76-year old woman is accused of trying to hire someone to kill Cicero town president Larry Dominick and towns attorney, Michael Del Galdo. Joann Walker is charged with two felony counts of threatening a public official and resisting arrest. She is being held on $100,000 bond. Prosecutors say Walker tried to arrange the hit last July.

  • Chicago police commander arraigned on police brutality charges

    Chicago police commander Glenn Evans pleaded not guilt at his arraigned Tuesday on police brutality charges as new details emerge about a long list of other complaints against him. Evans is charged with official misconduct and aggravated battery. Prosecutors say Evans shoved his gun down a man’s throat, put a taser gun to his groin, and threatened to kill him. The Chicago Tribune reports there have been 50 complaints against Evans since 2001 and nine complaints since he was promoted […]

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    Report: Griffin to replace Rivers on ‘Fashion Police’

    Oak Park native and comedian Kathy Griffin is reportedly taking the place of her longtime friend, Joan Rivers, on “Fashion Police” for E!. According to London’s Daily Mail newspaper Griffin will co-host when the show returns in January. Rivers’ daughter, Melissa, is reportedly happy with the choice. She’s a producer on the show and says her mother would have approved of Griffin as her replacement. Friends say Joan and Kathy were very close.

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