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Why Employees Are Calling in Sick to Work

Why Employees Are Calling in Sick to Work

It might not come as a surprise that employees calling in to work sick aren’t always sick, but a new survey... Read »

Oct 23, 2014
Aim For Peace: How the Comfort Camp Aids Children of Victims

Aim For Peace: How the Comfort Camp Aids Children of Victims

10/23/14: Allison Rosati visits Comfort Camp, a safe place created originally to help the children of 9/11 victims. Watch »

Oct 23, 2014

Aim for Peace Resources

Resources in the city of Chicago that aid in mentoring, counseling and other services. View »

Oct 23, 2014
Aurora High Grad in Critical Condition After Fall

Aurora High Grad in Critical Condition After Fall

A 2012 West Aurora High School graduate known for her community work in Aurora and Milwaukee is in... Read »

Oct 23, 2014
Cockroach Appears as Pest Control Commissioner Testifies

Cockroach Appears as Pest Control Commissioner Testifies

Cockroaches might not be uncommon in Chicago, but one particular cockroach reportedly made a very untimely debut at... Read »

Oct 23, 2014
More Than 12 Hospitalized at Navy Pier Skrillex Show

More Than 12 Hospitalized at Navy Pier Skrillex Show

Promoter spokesman agrees that there are suggestions that the wildly popular electronic music genre may need... Read »

Oct 23, 2014
Nothing Suspicious Found After High School Lockdown

Nothing Suspicious Found After High School Lockdown

A northwest suburban high school, where a state tennis tournament is being conducted, was put on lockdown after... Read »

Oct 23, 2014
Opinion: Council Critics Have Nothing But Insults for IG Khan

Opinion: Council Critics Have Nothing But Insults for IG Khan

Tuesday, Legislative Inspector general Khan filed a lawsuit naming Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several aldermen in... Read »

Oct 23, 2014
Obama Invites Jackie Robinson West to Washington

Obama Invites Jackie Robinson West to Washington

While in Chicago earlier this week, President Barack Obama reportedly paid a visit to the Jackie Robinson... Read »

Oct 23, 2014
Gas Prices Drop Below $3 in Some Chicago Suburbs

Gas Prices Drop Below $3 in Some Chicago Suburbs

Signs outside more and more gas stations nationwide are broadcasting gas for under $3 a gallon — but whatever relief... Watch »

Oct 23, 2014
Opinion: Sun-Times Squanders Trust

Opinion: Sun-Times Squanders Trust

It doesn't matter whether the Sun-Times had the purest of motives in endorsing someone like Rauner. Read »

Oct 24, 2014
Man Charged in 2002 Bedford Park Cold Case

Man Charged in 2002 Bedford Park Cold Case

Steven Podkulski was arrested on first-degree murder charges as he walked out of prison to start probation for... Watch »

Oct 23, 2014
9-Month-Old Indiana Boy Shot During Gun Cleaning

9-Month-Old Indiana Boy Shot During Gun Cleaning

Authorities say a 9-month-old boy was shot in the head while his father said he was cleaning a handgun inside their... Read »

Oct 23, 2014
Planetariums Offer Safe View of Partial Eclipse

Planetariums Offer Safe View of Partial Eclipse

People wanting to safely catch a glimpse of the upcoming partial solar eclipse will get their opportunity at events... Watch »

Oct 23, 2014
Officials: Vann May Have Been in Illinois Last Weekend

Officials: Vann May Have Been in Illinois Last Weekend

Investigators are using Darren Vann's cellphone records to pinpoint his movements after he told police he liked... Watch »

Oct 23, 2014
Wednesday Vigil Honors Women Found Slain in Gary

Wednesday Vigil Honors Women Found Slain in Gary

Memorial at included seven candles marked with butterflies and seven heart-shaped balloons. Watch »

Oct 23, 2014
Officials to Dedicate Englewood Flyover

Officials to Dedicate Englewood Flyover

The $140 million bridge aiming to ease Chicago rail traffic opened in late September. Read »

Oct 23, 2014
Man Gets 11 Years for Burning Boy, 1, With Oven Cleaner

Man Gets 11 Years for Burning Boy, 1, With Oven Cleaner

Cory Patterson originally told police the boy burned himself on hot water. Read »

Oct 23, 2014
Biden: Each Vote for Democrats Crucial

Biden: Each Vote for Democrats Crucial

Vice president headlined a rally in suburban Vernon Hills in support of Democratic Congressman Brad Schneider, U.S. Read »

Oct 23, 2014
Durbin, Oberweis Face Off in 1st Senate Debate

Durbin, Oberweis Face Off in 1st Senate Debate

Candidates tussled over same-sex marriage, services for veterans and a ban on assault weapons. Read »

Oct 23, 2014

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