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  • Woman shot and killed in Belmont Cragin

    The Cook County Medical Examiner has identified the woman  who was shot in the head and killed early Sunday morning in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood as Alexandria Burgos, 18. The shooting happened just after midnight  in the 5300 block of West Oakdale.   Burgos lived in the 5200 block of North Nagle Avenue. Police say Burgos was inside a third floor apartment when someone apparently fired shots from outside. Neighbor Chris Harms says he heard the whole thing. “I heard somebody […]

  • Cleanup continues after barge sinks in Chicago River

    Crews worked overnight to recover a barge that partially sank in the Chicago River on Friday. For now, it’s still there, just north of the Randolph Street bridge. The barge is full of clay meant to be used on the river walk expansion. A crane was used to remove the clay so that they could re-float the sinking barge. Boat traffic on the river has been limited since Saturday night.

  • Riot breaks out at New Hampshire pumpkin festival

    A popular pumpkin festival in New Hampshire broke out into a riot. It happened near Keene State College. Police say they fired pepper balls into the crowd of thousands. It took several hours of heavy police presence before the crowd calmed down.

  • Ebola Cruise Ship

    Cruise ship passenger feared to have Ebola poses no public health threat

    The woman being quarantined and monitored for Ebola on that cruise ship poses no public health threat. That’s according to public health officials. The woman works at the hospital in Dallas, Texas where Thomas Eric Duncan died from Ebola last week. Officials say she has no symptoms of Ebola. A blood sample was retrieved from her cruise ship via helicopter yesterday. The cruise ship returned to Texas overnight.

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    Thousands compete in 37th annual Chicago Marathon

    45,000 runners and countless more spectators filled the city streets today for the 37th annual Chicago Marathon. Kenyans Eliud Kipchoge and Rita Jeptoo won Chicago Marathon in the men and women category. Following Kipchoge was Sammy Kitwara and Dickson Chumba also from Kenya. The event is expected to bring in about 254 million dollars to the local economy.

  • ISIS advances in Syria and Iraq

    Despite targeted airstrikes from the U.S. and other nations, ISIS continues to make bold advances in both Syria and Iraq. The terrorist group is rapidly advancing on the Kurdish city of Kobani in Syria. Kobani sits on the northern edge of Syria, on the border with Turkey. ISIS fighters controlled as much as half of Kobani Friday, making further advances on Saturday. Next door to Syria, in Iraq, ISIS fighters have taken control of about 80% of the Anbar Province. […]

  • Homewood man charged with attempted murder, hate crime

    A south suburban man is being charged with attempted murder and a hate crime for an attack against a 79-year-old African American woman at a grocery store on Friday morning. 26-year-old Pol Danilov is accused of stabbing the woman at Walt’s Food Store in Homewood. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a knife on him and immediately took him into custody. Prosecutors say he admitted that he stabbed her because of her race. The woman was taken to […]

  • Upperclass football players at Sayreville High School allegedly conducted a hazing ritual on freshmen teammates. The hazing ritual included howling, turning off the lights, and sexual abuse. The school's superintendent canceled the team's football season. Photo credit: CNN

    Teens charged in New Jersey high school football hazing scandal

    Police have arrested six New Jersey High School football players who are accused of hazing and sexual assault. The hazing incident happened at Sayreville War Memorial High School in Central New Jersey. The accused teens range in age from fifteen to seventeen. They are charged with various counts of aggravated sexual assault, criminal restraint and hazing. Prosecutors say the teenagers turned out the lights in the locker room and sexually abused four victims over the course of a ten day […]

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    Most expensive wine lot sold in Hong Kong

    There’s a new world record for the most expensive wine ever sold. It happened at an auction in Hong Kong. 114 French Burgundy wine bottles of Romanee-Conti sold for 1.6 million dollars. That’s $14,000 a bottle – or about $1,700 per glass. Cheers.

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    Two teens shot in Logan Square

    Two teenagers were shot Sunday morning while they sat in their car at an intersection in the Logan Square neighborhood on the city’s north side. A 14-year-old boy and a 19-year-old woman were shot at the corner of Milwaukee, Diversey and Kimball. Police say the shots were fired from a green van, which pulled up behind the victims. The boy was shot in the stomach and is in critical condition at Illinois Masonic. The woman was shot in the side […]


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