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Appeals Court Rules Against Term Limits on the Ballot
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Appeals Court Rules Against Term Limits on the Ballot

Rauner's group insists the measure would be overwhelmingly approved by voters. It would limit legislators to eight years in office, increase the size of the Illinois House, reduce the size of the Senate and make it tougher for the Legislature to override a governor's veto. Read »

14 minutes ago
Alligator Escapes Indiana Zoo, Captured at Nearby Marina

Alligator Escapes Indiana Zoo, Captured at Nearby Marina

Workers at a boat dealership in Northwest Indiana had an unusual visitor Tuesday morning. Read »

16 minutes ago
Watch Party Announced for JRW, Philly Little League Game

Watch Party Announced for JRW, Philly Little League Game

Thursday's game pits Chicago against Philadelphia's star female pitcher Mo'ne Davis, who has become the darling... Watch »

23 minutes ago
Next Round of Storms Could Bring Heavy Rain, Hail

Next Round of Storms Could Bring Heavy Rain, Hail

The Chicago area made it through a rainy Thursday morning commute, but we're not out of the woods for more... Watch »

28 minutes ago
Purdue Offers to Post Video of Confrontation After Shooting

Purdue Offers to Post Video of Confrontation After Shooting

Twenty-three-year-old Cody Cousins is accused of entering a classroom filled with students and shooting 21-year-old... Read »

3 hours ago
Thieves Smash Window at Hancock Center Best Buy

Thieves Smash Window at Hancock Center Best Buy

Police said they received a call about an alarm sounding at the building, on the 800 block of North Michigan Avenue,... Read »

2 hours ago
Police: Room Disagreement Preceded Bali Suitcase Death

Police: Room Disagreement Preceded Bali Suitcase Death

Heather Lois Mack and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, are accused of killing Sheila von Wiese-Mack and stuffing body... Watch »

4 hours ago
2 Hurt in Crash That Shut Down Tri-State

2 Hurt in Crash That Shut Down Tri-State

A four-vehicle crash on the Tri-State Tollway in the south suburbs left two people injured and shut down... Read »

6 hours ago
Rose Sits Out Team USA Game

Rose Sits Out Team USA Game

Bulls guard sits out exhibition game and two practices with Team USA. Read »

2 hours ago
Harvey Standoff Ends With Arrests, Hostages OK

Harvey Standoff Ends With Arrests, Hostages OK

A nearly 20-hour hostage/barricade situation in the suburb south of Chicago ends with the release of the final... Watch »

Aug 20, 2014
Four Injured After Car Crashes Into Mariano's

Four Injured After Car Crashes Into Mariano's

The driver, a woman in her 80s, suffered minor injuries in accident. Read »

Aug 20, 2014
White Sox Top Orioles 4-3

White Sox Top Orioles 4-3

After the Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Wednesday night, Nelson Cruz said he was more focused on... Read »

Aug 20, 2014
Jackie Robinson West to Face Mo'ne Davis, Philly

Jackie Robinson West to Face Mo'ne Davis, Philly

Winner of Thursday's game will play in U.S. title game. Watch »

2 hours ago
Rash of Fires Plague Uptown

Rash of Fires Plague Uptown

8/20/2014: Three fires reported in an alley on Margate Terrace. NBC 5's Marion Brooks reports. Watch »

Aug 20, 2014
Two Area UPS Stores Affected by Data Breach

Two Area UPS Stores Affected by Data Breach

51 stores in 24 states may have had credit and debit card information exposed by computer virus. Read »

Aug 20, 2014
Giants Rolls Past Cubs

Giants Rolls Past Cubs

Jake Peavy pitched seven solid innings in his fifth start with San Francisco, and the Giants rolled past the Chicago... Read »

Aug 20, 2014
NU Professor Remembers Journalist Killed by Militants

NU Professor Remembers Journalist Killed by Militants

James Foley graduated from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism in 2008. Watch »

Aug 20, 2014
9-Year-Old Chicago Boy Shot, Killed

9-Year-Old Chicago Boy Shot, Killed

Antonio Smith was shot twice in the chest while playing with a friend on the 1200 block of East 71st Street, cousins... Watch »

2 hours ago
No Photos: Parents Opt to Keep Babies Off Facebook

No Photos: Parents Opt to Keep Babies Off Facebook

Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones... Read »

Aug 20, 2014
Rahm to Ed Kelly: Don't Feel Sorry for Me

Rahm to Ed Kelly: Don't Feel Sorry for Me

Memo to Ed Kelly: Rahm Emanuel doesn't want your pity. Read »

Aug 20, 2014
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