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Settlement Expected for Family of Sports Star Shot by Police

Settlement Expected for Family of Sports Star Shot by Police

Chicago taxpayers could reportedly spend $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the mother of a high school basketball star who was fatally shot by an off-duty Chicago police officer. Read »

11 minutes ago
Illinois Woman Dies Retrieving Phone From Fire

Illinois Woman Dies Retrieving Phone From Fire

Authorities say a central Illinois woman is dead after running back into her burning home to get her cell Read »

39 minutes ago
Daily Dish: Tuesday's Political Headlines

Daily Dish: Tuesday's Political Headlines

NBC Chicago's Mary Ann Ahern highlights the local political headlines for Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Watch »

46 minutes ago
Blues Band Shows Bears Pride in New Tune

Blues Band Shows Bears Pride in New Tune

With training camp underway, Bears fans are gearing up for the official start of football season. Read »

2 hours ago
Senate Candidate Calls For McCarthy's Resignation

Senate Candidate Calls For McCarthy's Resignation

Tio Hardiman and a group of west side ministers called an 11 a.m. press conference outside Chicago... Read »

2 hours ago
Congressman Wants to End CHA

Congressman Wants to End CHA "Supervouchers"

Schock says CHA "supervouchers" allows a select few families to receive $3,000 to $4,000 a month in... Read »

2 hours ago
Festival Drops R. Kelly From Lineup After Protests

Festival Drops R. Kelly From Lineup After Protests

A music and fashion festival in Columbus, Ohio, dumped R. Kelly from its lineup following protests of the... Read »

2 hours ago
Rescued Boy to Meet Coast Guard Crew

Rescued Boy to Meet Coast Guard Crew

After an all-night search, officials say a crew from the Royal Canadian Air Force located Alter and his... Read »

2 hours ago
University Offers Dorm Rooms for Lolla-Goers

University Offers Dorm Rooms for Lolla-Goers

Looking for a place to stay during Lollapalooza? Read »

2 hours ago
Women OK After Train Rolls Over Them

Women OK After Train Rolls Over Them

7/29/14: An engineer thought he killed two people who dropped down on the tracks right in front of his train, but in... Watch »

16 minutes ago
NCAA Settles Head-Injury Lawsuit, Will Change Rules

NCAA Settles Head-Injury Lawsuit, Will Change Rules

The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to... Read »

3 hours ago
Judge Orders Fitness Test For Inmate Who Escaped

Judge Orders Fitness Test For Inmate Who Escaped

Jesse Vega escaped July 16 from a corrections vehicle while en route to a court hearing. Read »

4 hours ago
Officials: Crime Drops on CTA Buses, Trains

Officials: Crime Drops on CTA Buses, Trains

The reported drop is attributed to increased patrols and the vast network of more than 23,000 surveillance cameras. Watch »

4 hours ago
Highland Park Doctor Charged With MediPot Violation

Highland Park Doctor Charged With MediPot Violation

No licenses have been issued for growing or dispensing cannabis and no physician certification forms will... Read »

5 hours ago
Flight From LaGuardia Circles for 2 Hours Before Landing at JFK

Flight From LaGuardia Circles for 2 Hours Before Landing at JFK

A Delta Airlines flight from LaGuardia Airport headed to Dayton, Ohio, had to make an emergency landing at John Read »

3 hours ago
Workers Demonstrate Against Timed Bathroom Breaks

Workers Demonstrate Against Timed Bathroom Breaks

Union workers at a Chicago faucet manufacturer demonstrated Monday against their employers enforcement of... Read »

6 hours ago
Man Accused of Killing Football Player From Chicago Acquitted

Man Accused of Killing Football Player From Chicago Acquitted

A jury has acquitted a man in the robbery-slaying of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed. Read »

Jul 28, 2014
Gun-Toting Robbers Caught on Video at Medical Clinic

Gun-Toting Robbers Caught on Video at Medical Clinic

Thieves steal thousands of dollars of electronics and prescription drugs. Watch »

Jul 29, 2014
Penthouse-Themed Club Planned Near Nun Convent

Penthouse-Themed Club Planned Near Nun Convent

Stone Park convent already battled stop Stone Park strip club from opening. Watch »

2 hours ago
Cubs Trade Darwin Barney to Dodgers

Cubs Trade Darwin Barney to Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired second baseman Darwin Barney in a trade with the Chicago Cubs. Read »

Jul 28, 2014
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