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Chicago doctor among 3 Americans killed in Afghan hospital attack Video included

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An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said. More>>

Chicago City Council committee OKs plastic bag ban

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A Chicago City Council committee has approved a ban on plastic bags at most retailers in the city. More>>

Chicago man charged with giving girlfriend HIV; wife died of AIDS

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A Chicago man is facing felony charges after failing to tell his ex-girlfriend that he had HIV and ended up giving her the virus, Cook County prosecutors said. More>>

Special day at Wrigley Field didn't take the cake

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Wrigley Field celebrated its 100th birthday on Wednesday. For the most part, it was a joyous occasion, except for the final resting place of the birthday cake. More>>

Oak Lawn man tries to commit suicide with gas after brother dies

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Police say a despondent man tried to commit suicide by filling his southwest suburban home with natural gas the day after his brother died of a brain tumor. More>>

Severe storms loom across central US this weekend

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A large section of the Midwest and South are at risk for strong tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash flooding this weekend. More>>

Government to review Northwestern bid to unionize

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The National Labor Relations Board has granted Northwestern University's request that it review its ruling that football players at the university are essentially employees of the school.
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Jobless rate drops in most Illinois metro areas

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The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment fell in March in 10 of the state's 12 metro areas. More>>

Chicago to name high school after President Obama

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President Barack Obama's hometown of Chicago plans to name a high school after him. More>>

Mount Baldy to remain closed indefinitely

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Officials say a popular 126-foot high sand dune at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will remain closed indefinitely while scientists continue trying to determine what caused an Illinois boy to become buried under 11 feet of sand. More>>

Eisenhower delays expected for Circle Interchange construction

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Beginning Wednesday morning, only one lane of traffic is open from the Eisenhower Expressway into the Loop for work on Circle Interchange reconstruction. More>>

Three indicted on federal charges for robberies in city, suburbs

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Three men are facing federal charges for a series of armed robberies at gas stations, jewelry stores and other business throughout Chicago and several suburbs. More>>

McCarthy: AC in CPS schools may reduce crime

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Chicago police superintendent Garry McCarthy is throwing his support behind Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to install air conditioning in all Chicago Public Schools. More>>

Woman shot, killed at Gary home

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A mother of three was shot to death early Thursday at an northwest Indiana home where she had been staying with a girlfriend, the Post-Tribune is reporting. More>>

City council considering garbage collection fee

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Chicago residents may soon be paying more for garbage to help pay for the city's pension mess. More>>

Man charged in police chase that injured 5 at bus stop

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A South Side man has been charged in connection with a police chase Tuesday night that ended when his vehicle collided with another vehicle and crashed into a bus stop, injuring five people in the Roseland neighborhood. More>>

FDA taking steps to regulate e-cigarettes Video included

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Federal health authorities are coming out with restrictions on popular e-cigarettes, vapor sticks that smokers use to try to kick the habit.
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Special Olympics: Athlete Amelia Hernandez Video included

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Growing up on the west side of Chicago, Amelia Hernandez has been competing in Special Olympics since she was 7 years old.
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Man struck, killed by semi in Noble Square

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A person was struck by a semi truck and killed Thursday morning in the Noble Square neighborhood near the Kennedy Expressway, police said. More>>

Unconscious man discovered near tracks in Glencoe, causes Metra delays

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An unconscious man was taken to an Evanston hospital for surgery on a head wound after he was found laying near the Metra tracks in Glencoe, police said. More>>

Musical Avenue Q opens in Chicago Thursday Video included

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What is your favorite musical? Most people answer that question with one of the classics: Les Miserables, Rent, or Guys and Dolls. But one musical deserving to be on that list is a little different. It beat Wicked for best musical at the Tony Awards, had one of the longest and most successful Broadway runs in history and it has puppets. Welcome to Avenue Q, the best musical you may have never even heard of. So begins Avenue Q, a puppet based but adult themed musical that revolves around the i... More>>

Nike Combine searches for top high school football players in Midwest Video included

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They're high school football players from all over the Midwest with one goal: go play college football. More>>

Senator wants to give small breweries a tax break Video included

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There may now be more breweries in the Chicago area than at any time since alcohol was outlawed in the 1920s.
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Christian display at Daley Plaza vandalized Video included

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The message is one of Divine Mercy, but this year the Jesus canvas erected at Daley Plaza has prompted an angry response.
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Shelters, families search for dogs on Lost Dog Awareness Day Video included

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It's National Lost Dog Awareness Day, the very first one and the group that came up with it is right here in Illinois. More>>

'Purple drank' banned from pharmacies nationwide Video included

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Sizzurp and purple drank are among the lengthy list of nicknames for the codeine infused cough syrup.Some say is is called "lean" on the streets because it makes you feel like you are leaning.
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City Council considers proposal to ban plastic bags in Chicago

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Chicago could ban plastic bags by next summer. More>>

Illinois pays more in wireless taxes than Ind., Wis.

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A recent report shows Illinois cell phone users typically pay more than people in other parts of the country.
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Woman charged, man sought after Waukegan shooting

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Authorities have charged one woman and are seeking a second suspect wanted in connection with a shooting April 14 in north suburban Waukegan. More>>

Report: Chicagoans more likely to sleep in

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A recent study found people who live in Chicago are likely to hit the snooze bar in the morning.
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Chicago to be part of "Art Everywhere' project

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Chicago will soon have a say in selecting America's ten favorite works of art. The Art Institute of Chicago has been named to the Art Everywhere US project.
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City inspector re-evaluating properties after FOX 32 investigation

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City hall is responding to a FOX 32 News investigation of a big parking perk for some city workers. More>>

Bashtag: NYPD Twitter campaign backfires

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To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled. More>>

DNA solves murder of man missing since 1978 Video included

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Serial killer John Wayne Gacy's case has helped authorities solve another slaying - one he didn't commit. More>>

Roselle cyclist struck, killed by vehicle

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A vehicle struck a cyclist in west suburban Roselle Tuesday morning, leaving him in critical condition. More>>

Metra BNSF trains moving again after delays

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Metra BNSF Line trains are running normally again after they were stopped temporarily in the West Loop. More>>

Bill would get Illinois police cruisers on road

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Illinois lawmakers are pushing legislation to get dozens of idle Illinois State Police cruisers on the road. More>>

Missing Loyola student found safe

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A Loyola University student reported missing by university officials after not being seen since Monday has been found safely. More>>

Woman charged in crash that injured Chicago Police officers

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A woman is facing several charges in connection with a crash that injured two Chicago Police officers Sunday night in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood. More>>

Fmr. Stroger aide gets 6-1/2 years for theft, money laundering

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An ex-aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison Wednesday for steering more than $300,000 in phony county contracts to her own company and her pals. More>>

1 million trips taken on Divvy bikes: Emanuel

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One million trips have been taken on the city’s Divvy bikes since the bike-sharing system began nine months ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday. More>>

Chicago 'the real deal' for George Lucas museum Video included

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May the force be with you, as long as it's right here in Chicago. More>>

5 pedestrians struck in police chase in Roseland neighborhood Video included

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Five people were hurt after a vehicle hit a bus stop Tuesday night after a police chase in the Roseland neighborhood. More>>

1 dead, 3 injured in CTA bus crash in Calumet Heights Video included

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One person died and three others were injured when a van collided with a CTA bus early Wednesday in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on the South Side. More>>

8 shot across Chicago in less than seven hours

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One day after Mayor Rahm Emanuel decried the rash of shootings over the Easter holiday weekend, another eight people were shot across the city in less than seven hours. More>>

From Weeghman to Wrigley: Cubs` ballpark founders tour the field Video included

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Descendants of Charles Weeghman got some Cubs history Tuesday and an inside look at the ballpark that Weeghman built.
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Job training with a haircut? Englewood barbershop to host `Shop Talk` Video included

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Does job training come with that haircut? That's why some men and teenagers are sitting in the chair at a barbershop in Englewood, one of Chicago's high crime areas.
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High-paid officials using city-owned garage for free parking Video included

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Parking in Chicago's busiest neighborhoods can cost hundreds of dollars a month. So imagine how nice it would be to get free parking inside a city-owned garage. More>>

`Chiraq:` What do Chicago residents think of the label? Video included

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“Chiraq” is a word that has come to describe the place and time Chicagoans live in. And now there's a movement to reject the word that some say puts a negative image on our city. More>>

Boy, 14, shot in Chicago Lawn

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A 14-year-old boy was shot Tuesday evening in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. More>>

Obama, first lady mourn Knuckles

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President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are mourning the loss of Frankie Knuckles, a Grammy-winning Chicago disc jockey known as the "Godfather of House Music." More>>

Aurora girl, 17, and infant daughter found safe

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Police say a 17-year-old Aurora girl reported missing after leaving home with her 9-month-old daughter Monday evening has been found safe. More>>

Nation`s average airfare prices rising slowly; Chicago fares up 4%

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It's getting more expensive to fly out of Chicago. From 2012 to 2013, fares rose about 4% at O'Hare and Midway. More>>

Blue Angels returning to Chicago Air and Water Show

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The U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights are returning to the annual Chicago Air and Water Show. More>>

UI installing meters at disabled parking spots

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The University of Illinois will start installing meters at disabled parking spaces on campus. More>>

CTA cameras helping to catch more vandals

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The Chicago Transit Authority and Chicago Police Department have installed more security cameras to prevent vandalism.
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Unregistered sex offender found living in Orland Park

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A sex offender from Wisconsin was arrested in southwest suburban Orland Park after it was discovered he had been living there without registering. More>>

Flossmoor man charged in weekend double homicide

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A south suburban Flossmoor man has been charged in connection with the shooting death of two teens on the South Side Saturday morning. More>>

Feds intervene after violent weekend in Chicago Video included

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The federal government plans to intervene in the city after an especially violent Easter weekend. More>>

Air conditioning to be installed in all CPS classrooms

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ordered that every Chicago Public School add air conditioning to every classroom. More>>

Fans warned of Bulls, Blackhawks playoffs ticket scams

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The Better Business Bureau is warning people looking to score playoff tickets to Bulls or Blackhawk games to look out for possible scams. More>>

Chicago area Catholics head to Rome for canonization Video included

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Dozens of Chicago-area Catholics are headed to Rome to witness the canonization of two popes. One of them, Pope John Paul II, was especially beloved here because he visited Chicago in the 1970s. More>>

Some Metra trains delayed Tuesday morning

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Some Metra Union Pacific/Northwest Line trains are experiencing delays up to an hour and half due to mechanical problems in the northwest suburbs Tuesday morning. More>>

Schools alerted after man told girls to get in his van

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Police in northwest suburban Park Ridge are investigating two recent incidents involving suspicious men around children.
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Chicago named funniest city in America Video included

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When was the last time you heard a good joke? Chances are, if you are in Chicago, it hasn't been too long. According to a new study by the University of Colorado at Boulder, Chicago has been named the funniest city in America.
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Police: Man killed wife outside NW Indiana school

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Police in northwestern Indiana say a man fatally shot his estranged wife in a parochial school parking lot and later killed himself at his home. More>>

Stolen vehicle pulled from Fox River Video included

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Emergency crews responded to the scene of a car partially submerged in the Fox River Tuesday morning. More>>

1 dead in shooting outside Griffith Catholic school

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One person is dead after a shooting at a church school in Northwest Indiana Monday. More>>

Pope John Paul II: South Siders remember a saint in the making Video included

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Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will both be canonized, but Chicago forged a special bond with John Paul, both before and after he took the throne of St. Peter. More>>

`Mag Mile` stores cracking down on `smash and grab` robberies Video included

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It's a nice night out for window shopping along Michigan Avenue, but when the temperature goes up, business owners say they're concerned about an increase in crime -- not just shoplifting but an increase in "smash and grabs". More>>

City, county face lawsuit by Farmers Insurance for April 2013 flooding Video included

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A year ago this week, large portions of Cook County were under water. Roads were closed, neighborhoods evacuated, and basements flooded.
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Powdered alcohols no longer have label approvals Video included

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Don't expect powdered alcohol to hit store shelves anytime soon. More>>

Families of victims of violence take a stand against crime Video included

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After a violent weekend in Chicago, communities are coming together to take a stand against the crime. More>>

Six shot at Montgomery Easter party

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Six people shot at an Easter party early Sunday after a gunman opened fire in west suburban Montgomery have been released from the hospital, authorities said on Monday. More>>

3 injured when car crashes into Starbucks in Schaumburg

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Three people were injured Monday night when a car crashed into a suburban Starbucks. More>>

16-year-old boy fatally shot near Joliet

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A 16-year-old boy died Monday afternoon after he was shot in near southwest suburban Joliet. More>>

Metra service at Union Station back to normal after broken rail

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Metra service is mostly back to normal after crews fixed a broken rail that temporarily affected track assignments Monday afternoon. More>>

Former Cook County Sheriff Richard J. Elrod dies

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Former Cook County Sheriff Richard J. Elrod has died at age 80. More>>

One dead in kayak accident in Geneva

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One man died in a kayak accident on the Fox River in Geneva, water rescue officials confirmed on site Saturday evening, the Aurora Beacon-News is reporting. More>>

Chicago Police recruits to graduate Monday

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The Chicago Police Department will hold a ceremony to graduate new recruits Monday at Navy Pier. More>>

2014 Taste of Chicago music lineup announced

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Mayor Emanuel announced the lineup of performers at the 2014 Taste of Chicago on Monday. More>>

Blackhawks fans still hopeful heading into Game 3 Video included

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The Chicago Blackhawks are down two games as they prepare to take on the St. Louis Blues at home on Monday. More>>

Suspect in custody for fatal West Side hit-and-run

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Chicago Police have a suspect in custody in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a 64-year-old woman dead Sunday night in the West Side Austin neighborhood. More>>

Chicago police officers hurt in rollover crash

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Two Chicago Police officers were hurt in a rollover crash Sunday night in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood. More>>

FOX Furry Friend of the Week: Cat Comet and dog Kit Video included

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FOX 32 News has teamed up with no-kill shelter PAWS Chicago to bring you an adoptable pet each week. This week, we're featuring Comet and Kit. More>>

Mayors' group pushes for pension reform

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More than two dozen Illinois mayors are set to hold a news conference, hoping to encourage state lawmakers to make changes to pension systems for local police and fire departments. More>>

2 officers found dead in murder-suicide in Garfield Ridge

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A Chicago Police Officer and her husband, a Cook County Sheriff’s correctional officer, were found dead in their Southwest Side home Sunday in what appears to be a murder-suicide, authorities said. More>>

Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

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Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese. More>>

Five children shot in Greater Grand Crossing

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Five children were injured in a drive-by shooting Sunday night in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side. More>>

Autopsy inconclusive after baby boy found dead in gangway

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A baby boy was found dead, wrapped in a plastic bag in a Northwest Side gangway Saturday morning. More>>

One killed, teen injured in Lawndale shooting

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A man is dead and another is in critical condition after a gang related shooting Sunday afternoon in the South Lawndale neighborhood. More>>

Man missing from Beverly since Friday found

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Police have located an 18-year-old man who had been missing since Friday morning from the Southwest Side Beverly neighborhood. More>>

US Sen. Durbin says he's taking Oberweis seriously

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he's taking his opponent in the November election more seriously than any challenger since he first was elected to the Senate. More>>

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter Video included

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Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the... More>>

Woman wanted for Wicker Park bank robbery

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Authorities are searching for a woman who robbed a bank Friday afternoon in the Wicker Park neighborhood on the North Side. More>>

Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

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A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane continued to dive Sunday after completing about half of its search on the bottom of the Indian Ocean with no luck, prompting an official to express the... More>>

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