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Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 11:35 AM CST

Teen Faces Felony Charge After Alleged Middle School Beating

Teen Faces Felony Charge After Alleged Middle School Beating

A 14-year-old boy is facing a felony charge after an alleged beating inside a northwest suburban middle school earlier this month.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM CST

Body Found in Columbus Park Pond Identified

Body Found in Columbus Park Pond Identified

A body found Sunday afternoon in the Columbus Park pond in the West Side Austin neighborhood has been identified as a west suburban man.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 10:39 AM CST

New Trier High Employee Charged With Stealing Over $10,000

New Trier High Employee Charged With Stealing Over $10,000

A New Trier High employee has been charged with stealing more than $10,000 from the north suburban school.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 10:05 AM CST

CTA Passenger Shoots Video of Bag Found Infested With Bugs

CTA Passenger Shoots Video of Bag Found Infested With Bugs

A video surfaced from Friday afternoon showing bugs crawling through a bag of clothing on a CTA train. Chicago Transit Authority officials said the bag belonged to a homeless person. Once the passenger who filmed the video reported it, the car was immediately pulled from service to be disinfected, transit officials said.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 09:20 AM CST

Joliet Man Dies at Work, Trapped Between Machinery

Joliet Man Dies at Work, Trapped Between Machinery

A southwest suburban man died Thursday afternoon in a workplace mishap in Rockdale.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 08:18 AM CST

Woman Uses Etch-A-Sketch to Create Chicago-Inspired Art

Woman Uses Etch-A-Sketch to Create Chicago-Inspired Art

A Logan Square artist is making a name for herself by using an Etch-A-Sketch to create her works of art. 

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 08:09 AM CST

Dangerous Pollutant Detected on Chicago’s Southeast Side

Dangerous Pollutant Detected on Chicago’s Southeast Side

Removing a toxic air pollutant has unearthed a new health danger on Chicago’s Southeast Side. Federal and city officials discovered high levels of a type of heavy metal, known as manganese, while investigating piles of black dust known as petcoke. Officials say it was detected a few years ago and that the substance has since been removed. The Chicago Tribune reports officials believe S.H.Bell, a company along the Calumet River, is behind the manganese, but the company has denied that. Manganese can cause permanent damage to the nervous system and is linked to learning disabilities, memory loss, and anxiety.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 07:26 AM CST

Fire Destroys 20-Unit West Suburban Apartment Building

Fire Destroys 20-Unit West Suburban Apartment Building

No one was hurt in a fire that rendered an apartment building uninhabitable Monday night in west suburban Westmont.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 07:22 AM CST

5 Killed, 32 Wounded in Presidents Day Weekend Shootings

5 Killed, 32 Wounded in Presidents Day Weekend Shootings

An unseasonably warm Presidents Day holiday weekend saw at least 37 people shot across the city, leaving five dead, according to Chicago Police.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 06:44 AM CST

Illinois State University Seeks Public Input on Its Future

Illinois State University Seeks Public Input on Its Future

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum plans to unveil an exhibit chronicling the history of the rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals. Illinois State University is asking the public to...

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