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After Ferguson, McCarthy Orders CPD to Reach Out to Community

After Ferguson, McCarthy Orders CPD to Reach Out to Community

McCarthy has told commanders to form "phone trees" with telephone numbers of key community leaders... Read »

Nov 20, 2014
Illinois Lawmakers Want to Raise the Minimum Wage to $11 Per Hour

Illinois Lawmakers Want to Raise the Minimum Wage to $11 Per Hour

Widespread support for raising the minimum wage in Illinois has led state Democrats to propose an increase of $11... Read »

Nov 20, 2014
Activists Gather in Chicago for Obama Immigration Watch Party

Activists Gather in Chicago for Obama Immigration Watch Party

Obama is set to announce Thursday that he's sidestepping Congress with his own federal action on immigration. Read »

Nov 20, 2014
Rep. Duckworth Announces Birth of Baby Girl

Rep. Duckworth Announces Birth of Baby Girl

U.S. Representative and husband Bryan Bowlsbey named the girl Abigail O'kalani Bowlsbey. Watch »

Nov 20, 2014
Northwestern To Hold Memorial for Slain Journalist

Northwestern To Hold Memorial for Slain Journalist

Friends and family are gathering at Northwestern University for a memorial service for U.S. Watch »

Nov 20, 2014
Man Hit By 16 Bullets, Family Says

Man Hit By 16 Bullets, Family Says

One man was killed and three others wounded Wednesday afternoon in a spray of gunfire in the Humboldt Park... Watch »

Nov 20, 2014
Trucker Pleads Guilty to Ripping off Devin Hester

Trucker Pleads Guilty to Ripping off Devin Hester

A trucker who conned former Chicago Bears kickoff return star Devin Hester and others out of $1.5 million pleaded... Read »

Nov 20, 2014
Former Bears QB Gets 18 Months for DUI

Former Bears QB Gets 18 Months for DUI

DuPage County prosecutors say Bob Avellini, 61, was stopped by police near his suburban Chicago home in September... Read »

Nov 20, 2014
Trailer Debuts for

Trailer Debuts for "Road to the NHL Winter Classic"

The Chicago Blackhawks will hit the ice January 1 against the Washington Capitals, and the trailer for the TV show... Read »

Nov 20, 2014
Fire Damages Bike Shop, Marquee Gorilla OK

Fire Damages Bike Shop, Marquee Gorilla OK

Flames at one point shot through the roof of the building that houses Terry's Byke Haus in Countryside. Read »

Nov 20, 2014
Northside Homes Without Heat After Small Fire

Northside Homes Without Heat After Small Fire

More than 80 homes were without heat Wednesday night after a gas main was damaged in the Edison Park neighborhood... Watch »

Nov 20, 2014
Chicago Dog Owners Fight to Reverse Euthanasia Orders

Chicago Dog Owners Fight to Reverse Euthanasia Orders

The number of dangerous dog declarations in Chicago is increasing, as are orders to euthanize so-called dangerous... Watch »

Nov 20, 2014
U of C Students Targeted in Threatening Facebook Hack

U of C Students Targeted in Threatening Facebook Hack

A University of Chicago student who helped start a petition demanding the school address a “culture of racial... Watch »

Nov 19, 2014
4 Hospitalized After

4 Hospitalized After "Lethal Level" of CO Found in Home

Four people are in critical condition after they were exposed to what officials say was a “lethal level” of carbon... Watch »

Nov 20, 2014
Feds Arrest Debt Collectors in Crackdown

Feds Arrest Debt Collectors in Crackdown

Federal agencies teamed up on Tuesday to announce the arrest of a debt collector, accused of harassing consumers... Watch »

Nov 19, 2014
Milwaukee Man Accused of Raping 101-Year-Old Woman

Milwaukee Man Accused of Raping 101-Year-Old Woman

A Milwaukee man is reportedly accused of raping a 101-year-old woman in her bed during an attempted burglary. Read »

Nov 19, 2014
Archbishop Blase Cupich Holds Prayer Service for Worshippers

Archbishop Blase Cupich Holds Prayer Service for Worshippers

The celebration continues for the new Catholic leader. Mary Ann Ahern reports. Watch »

Nov 19, 2014
Surveillance Video Shows Shooting at Highland Park Hospital

Surveillance Video Shows Shooting at Highland Park Hospital

Newly released surveillance video shows the chaotic scene at a Highland Park hospital as workers flee from a man who... Watch »

Nov 19, 2014
Make a Holiday Centerpiece

Make a Holiday Centerpiece

Rebecca Eckblad, VP of Floral at Marianos, and Tony Abruscato from the Chicago Flower and Garden Show, teach us how... Watch »

Nov 19, 2014
New Charges for Vet Accused of Animal Cruelty in Dolton

New Charges for Vet Accused of Animal Cruelty in Dolton

A veterinarian accused of animal cruelty after four dogs were found dead and several other animals “decaying” at... Watch »

Nov 19, 2014

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