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    Canadian Consulate in Chicago tightens security after shooting in Ottawa

    Chicago police are now keeping a closer eye on the Canadian Consulate located inside Prudential Plaza. Workers did not want to comment on the terrorist attacks this week back home in Ottawa, but obviously there are some heavy hearts. The Canadian flag has been lowered outside the consulate offices in Chicago, while on the upper floors of Prudential Plaza access is tightly restricted and there is stepped-up security. In a statement Chicago Police said, “While there are no known threats […]

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    Man sentenced to prison for hate crime attack on same-sex couple

    A Chicago man is sentenced to three years in prison for a hate crime attack on a lesbian couple. Terry Glover pleaded guilty to felony aggravated battery and hate crime charges Tuesday. Glover admitted he was part of a group that attacked two women last year in the Austin neighborhood. Quintas Lockett suffered a broken rib, cuts and bruises during the beating. She says Glover’s friends have been harassing her over the past year, for pursuing the case. Lockett tells […]

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    Suspected serial killer tells police he “messed up:” 7 bodies found in northwest Indiana

    Investigators in Hammond have identified the suspected serial killer as 43-year old Darren Vann. Vann was arrested Friday night after a the body of 19-year old Afrikka Hardy was found at a Motel 6 in Hammond.  She had been strangled. With Vann’s help, investigators have since discovered the bodies of six other women in Gary. Vann told investigators he had “messed up” by committing the crime in Hammond and was surprised how quickly he was located after the incident. He […]

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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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