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  • Suspected US Embassy bomber, Abu Anas Al Libi dies in New York

    An alleged Al Qaeda operative has died in an American hospital. Abu Anas Al Libi was captured by U.S. forces in Libya in 2013. He died yesterday evening in New York. Al Libi was an associate of Osama bin Laden. He was awaiting trial for allegedly plotting to bomb U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. He suffered liver disease as a result of Hepatitis C.

  • ‘Play Along Bandit’ bank robber strikes again

    A South Loop bank was robbed Friday evening and the FBI says it was carried out by a serial bank robber. It happened at the First American Bank on South Wabash. A black male with a goatee walked in and handed a note to the bank teller demanding the money. He did not show a gun or say he had one, and he got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. The FBI says it’s the seventh robbery by the […]

  • Massive New Hampshire pile up

    Between fifty and a hundred cars were involved in a pile up in New Hampshire Friday morning. Sudden snowfall made visibility difficult, leaving drivers unable to see the road ahead. Police say a tractor trailer involved in the crash caught on fire. Investigators weren’t immediately sure how many injuries there were. There were no deaths as a result of the pile up.

  • Man shot on the Eisenhower Expressway

    A man was shot while in a car on the Eisenhower Expressway early Sunday morning. It happened on I-290 near Laramie Avenue. The driver of the car dropped the man off at Loretto Hospital and then took off. Illinois State Police blocked westbound lanes of the Eisenhower near Laramie for about an hour while they looked for evidence in the shooting.

  • Jailbreak in Alabama

    A manhunt is underway in Alabama this morning after three inmates escaped from jail. One of the men faked being sick so that the jailer would open the cell door. That’s when the three men jumped him, took his keys and cell phone, and escaped. Two of the men are charged with murder and the third was in for armed robbery. It’s believed they were picked up by a car near the jail.

  • The Twelve Bars of Christmas hits Wrigleyville

    The annual Twelve Bars of Christmas descended on the Wrigleyville neighborhood Saturday. The annual pub crawl began in 1996 with a handful of people. Now almost ten thousand people take part in the holiday get-together. Pub crawlers went to more than 36 participating bars from eight in the morning to closing time. And it was hard to miss them – festival goers dress up in holiday themed costumes. Organizers say they’ve raised and donated ninety thousand dollars to charitable organizations […]

  • Fire destroys Bolingbrook home

    A fire tore through a home in suburban Bolingbrook last night. Neighbors say the home owner runs a daycare center out of the house. The owner escaped the fire without injury. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

  • Chemical spill in Rosemont sends 19 to the hospital, disrupts Midwest Fur Fest

    A chemical spill at a Rosemont hotel sent 19 people to the hospital early Sunday morning It happened at  1 a.m. at the O’Hare Hyatt Regency Hotel at 9300 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue. People complained of a strong chlorine-like smell on the 8th and 9th floors of the hotel.  Several hotel guests complained of nausea and dizziness. Several fire trucks and ambulances from Rosemont and surrounding suburbs were called to the scene, as well as the Hazmat and decontamination units. […]

  • Defense Secretary announces more Afghanistan troops

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the United States will keep 1,000 more soldiers in Afghanistan through next year. Hagel announced the need for extra troops while on a surprise visit to Afghanistan. Ten thousand troops have been told they’ll be staying in Afghanistan beyond the new year – now that number has increased to 11,000. Hagel says continued Taliban attacks in Afghanistan make the additional troops necessary to help stabilize the region.

  • Street named for WWII veteran

    A World War II veteran had a street sign dedicated to him on the Southwest Side Saturday morning. Eighty-nine year old Hank Rutkowski was a prisoner of war for a year after his plane was shot down over Europe in 1944. Everyone on the plane survived – except for one soldier, who’s parachute didn’t open. Rutkowski has gone to mass at St. Bruno Catholic Church on the Southwest Side every December 6 for the last seventy years to pray for […]

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