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  • Home set on fire, children fighting for survival

    Two children are fighting for life and a woman is dead after someone started a house fire Saturday in the Lawndale neighborhood, possibly pouring accelerant on some of the victims, officials said. One other person was also burned. Three victims remain at Stroger hospital in serious to critical condition. Fire officials believe arson to be the cause but are still trying to piece together exactly what happened. Fire spread throughout the 2-flat in the 4200 block of 21st Street but […]

  • Latest on fiscal cliff

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Senate’s top Democrat and Republican were working Sunday to forge a last minute compromise to stop the U.S. economy from going over a “fiscal cliff” that would trigger large tax increases and sweeping spending cuts in the new year. At stake in the negotiations, according to a number of economists, is the fate of a still fragile U.S. economy that could be pushed back into a recession by the broad tax hikes and automatic $110 billion […]

  • Erin McElroy’s chocolate crinkle cookies

    Chocolate Crinkle Cookies: 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 1.In a medium bowl, mix together cocoa, white sugar, and vegetable oil. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the cocoa mixture. Cover dough, and chill for at least […]

  • Little Village fire displaces 20

    Ten adults and ten children were displaced by a fire in a three-story home in the Little Village neighborhood Saturday night. Initial reports indicated that people were trapped in the building, on the 2400 block of South Drake Avenue, but everyone was able to get out, fire officials said. Nobody was injured. The fire was confined to the third floor and attic. Responding firefighters cut holes in the roof as part of their effort to extinguish the flames. It’s not clear […]

  • 3 New Jersey police officers shot, gunman dead

    3 officers were injured Friday morning after a gunman opened fire inside Gloucester Township police headquarters. The suspect had been brought to Gloucester Township Police station for a domestic incident. He obtained a weapon in the process and opened fire. One officer  is in stable condition after undergoing surgery. Two other officers suffered minor graze wounds. The gunman was shot and killed inside the station. The identity of the gunman has not been released.

  • Two children found dead in Englewood fire

    Police are questioning the relatives of two toddlers who died in a house fire in West Englewood Saturday. The victims have been identified as 3-year-old Jariyah and 2-year-old Javaris Meakens. According to police, there were no adults supervising the children as they slept at a home on South Paulina Street along with two other children—a 4-year-old and 7-year-old. The two older kids made it out alive before smoke consumed the entire home. Alderman Toni Foulkes, 15th Ward, said “It was […]

  • Why everybody wants a slice of Raspberry Pi

    CNN In a world where computers are increasingly powerful and are concealed within ever more glossy slabs of aluminum, theRaspberry Pi (RPi) offers surprising proof for the virtue of moderation. Resembling little more than a credit card-sized scrap of exposed circuit board, the RPi is a fully programmable PC that runs a free, open-source Linux operating system, plugs into any TV, can power 3D graphics, connects to the Internet and, with a little ingenuity, be used to create your own personalized […]