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  • Explosion levels Long Grove home, damages dozens of others

    A large explosion leveled a million-dollar home in northwest suburban Long Grove and damaged dozens of others within a half-mile radius. “It’s by the grace of God that nobody got hurt,” said Countryside Fire Chief Jeff Steingart. Firefighters were called to the home at Trenton Court and Wellington Drive in the Royal Melbourne subdivision around 10:40 p.m. Friday with reports of a fire. The explosion happened before first responders arrived. A husband and wife live in the home, but the husband wasn’t home […]

  • Frigid, snowy week ahead

    December has been a cold and snowy month in Chicago and from all indications, January is poised to follow in its footsteps. Reinforcing blasts of arctic air will keep temperatures well below normal and send the mercury tumbling to subzero levels on several morning. A parade of weather disturbances will bring the city at least three shots for accumulating snowfall this week. The first arriving Monday evening appears to be a minor one with accumulations generally an inch or less. […]

  • Plane makes emergency landing on LSD; pilot recalls experience

    A pilot of a small airplane had to make an emergency landing early Sunday morning on Lake Shore Drive 51-year-old John Pedersen, of Lombard who walked away uninjured, had been flying his two-seater plane over downtown Chicago when a stabilizing part broke loose, causing the aircraft to shake violently. At the time of the mayday call, about 5:45 a.m., he was flying just 1,900 feet above Millennium Park, he said. Pedersen. who said he had been flying for five years, […]

  • Flooding closes Edens, Eisenhower Expressways

    Flooding has closed the Edens, Eisenhower and Kennedy expressways in the Chicago area as a storm that dropped more than five inches of rain since Wednesday continues to soak the region. The Edens Expressway is closed between Foster and Touhy avenues and between Winnetka and Willow roads, and the Eisenhower Expressway in both directions between North Avenue and York Road and westbound at Mannheim Road, Illinois State Police said. The southbound Kennedy Expressway is closed at Addison Street, police said. […]

  • A violent Saturday leaves 7 dead

    Four shootings — two of them double homicides — and a stabbing left 7 people dead Saturday, authorities said. The killings brought the number of homicides in 2013 to 40. In what appeared to be the last homicide of the day, a 32-year-old man was fatally stabbed about 11:50 p.m. in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The stabbing happened during a domestic argument in the 2500 block of East 73rd Street, Chicago Police Department News […]

  • Tentative agreement reached to end NHL Lockout

    A tentative agreement has been reached to save the rest of the NHL season. The league and the players’ association announced a tentative deal following a 16-hour negotiation session. The lock out reached its 113th day Sunday. The agreement still needs to be drafted and formerly approved by both parties. The deal may mean a 48-50 game season starting on Jan. 19.

  • Authorities: Man shot by police on South Side

    A man was shot by Chicago police in the South Chicago neighborhood early Saturday morning after taking off from a traffic stop with three kids and another person in the car, according to authorities. Police pulled the car over on South South Chicago Avenue and had the man and a passenger outside the car when the driver tried to jump back into the car and fighting with police, authorities said. The man had a gun in his waistband, police said, […]

  • Ravens Lewis to retire after playoffs

    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has announces he will retire from the NFL after the playoffs. Lewis played 17 seasons in the league and led the Ravens to a Super Bowl XXXV victory over the New York Giants. Lewis has played in just 6 games this season after tearing his triceps tendon. He is slated to play in what could be his final home game this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

  • Man killed while trying to photograph Bieber

    A paparazzo was killed after taking pictures of Justin Bieber’s car. Officers in Los Angeles pulled over Bieber’s white Ferrari on a freeway off-ramp New Year’s Day. Bieber was not in the car at the time. A man who stopped to take photos was told by police to return to his vehicle. He was hit by oncoming traffic while heading back.

  • Son of Clippers owner found dead: Team spokesman

    The son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been found dead in Malibu, California, according to a spokesman for the team. Scott Sterling, 32, was reported dead at 12:42 a.m. PT on Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. Sheriff’s officers and the coroner’s office believe he died of an “apparent drug overdose,” according to a press release. He was discovered by officers who were sent to the home and later pronounced dead by paramedics. The-CNN-Wire/Atlanta/+1-404-827-WIRE(9473) […]

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