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    Beefed up security at Sunday’s Bears game

    CHICAGO — The NFL beeded up security nationwide Sunday in the wake of last week’s terror attacks in Paris. Those headed to Sunday’s Bears game were told to get there early. The Bears organization encouraged people not to bring any bags to the game. Large bags and purses were not allowed. But fans could bring a clear plastic bag or a small clutch purse. Blankets were also allowed.

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    ‘Crash and grab’ suspect arrested and charged

    DNA evidence helped police arrest a man in connection with a crash and grab that happened at a Best Buy store earlier this year. 28-year-old Santez Yerger was charged with felony burglary Saturday. Investigators were able to identify Yerger using blood that was left in a stolen minivan. The van was used to crash through a Best Buy storefront in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood on January 4. The burglars made off with $11,000 worth of computers and tablets. Police […]

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    Person rescued from house fire in Flossmoor

    FLOSSMOOR, Ill. — A house fire broke out Saturday night in south suburban Flossmoor. It started just before 8 p.m. in the 2000 block of Hagen Lane. When firefighters arrived, they found a person trapped inside. The fire destroyed the house. No word yet on the condition of the person who was pulled from the burning home. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire


    14-year-old boy shot and killed on South Side

    CHICAGO — A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed Saturday night on the city’s South Side. J’Quantae Riles was walking with a group of people in the 2200 block of West 59th Street at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The group heard several shots fired and Riles fell to the ground. Police say he was shot in the back and was pronounced dead at the scene. Riles’ mother, Franika Marshall, says she moved her family back to Chicago from Virginia just over […]

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    Chicago Police have “strong leads” in shooting death of aspiring model

    Chicago Police say they have “strong leads” in the fatal shooting of an aspiring model. 20-year-old Kaylyn Pryor was shot and killed Monday in the Englewood neighborhood after leaving her grandmother’s house. Police say Pryor was not the intended target of the shooting. They say they’ve gotten a surge of community intelligence on the case in recent days.

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    Northwest side schools to be named after Pope Francis

    Archbishop Blase Cupich announced this weekend that a cluster of northwest side Catholic schools will be named after Pope Francis. Four current schools will be consolidated and will re-open next year to create the Pope Francis Global Academy. The academy will be located on two campuses – one in Portage Park and the other in Gladstone Park. Preschool through 8th grade coursework will be offered at the schools. They will open in the fall of 2016.

  • Francis Cardinal George’s galero to be raised Sunday

    CHICAGO — A centuries-old tradition will honor Francis Cardinal George Sunday evening at Holy Name Cathedral. The “Month’s Mind” Mass honors the one-month anniversary of a person’s death. During today’s ceremony, Cardinal George’s Galero will be raised and suspended inside the cathedral sanctuary. A Galero is the red, ceremonial hat that cardinals used to receive when they joined the College of Cardinals. Galeros haven’t been formally presented or worn by cardinals in the Catholic church since the 1960’s, but Cardinal […]

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    Teen killed on his way home from prom

    An 18-year-old who was headed home from prom is among two people dead in a head-on collision early Saturday morning in south suburban Calumet City. The Chicago Sun Times reports that the Thornton Fractional North High School student was a passenger in a car with two other students. Their car veered into oncoming traffic just before 7 a.m. Saturday, striking another car head-on, and killing a 56-year old man. The teenager driving home from prom has been charged with possession […]

  • Two women shot at a house party on the South Side

    Two women were shot early Sunday morning in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the city’s South Side. It happened just before 3 a.m. at a house party on the 900 block of W. 52nd Street. One woman was shot in the neck, and the other in the buttocks and leg. Both are in good condition. No arrests have been made.

  • A violent start to the weekend

    One person is dead and at least sixteen others have been shot since Friday afternoon. The violence comes just a day after city officials, including the mayor, asked residents to have a peaceful summer. In the University Village neighborhood, one person was found dead in a shed. The person was found just after 2 a.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of West Hastings. There have been 134 reported homicides in Chicago so far this year.


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