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Boat Season Kicks Off With Blessing, New Safety Rules

Boat Season Kicks Off With Blessing, New Safety Rules

New laws are called "Tony's Laws" and were passed in honor of a 10-year-old boy. Watch »

May 21, 2015
Police: Trio of Robberies Have Similar M.O.s

Police: Trio of Robberies Have Similar M.O.s

Authorities say a man who robbed a Dunkin Donuts with a knife this week also hit two other businesses earlier this... Watch »

May 21, 2015
Fate of Deportee Unclear After Kidney Donation

Fate of Deportee Unclear After Kidney Donation

Man given temporary reprieve from deportation so he can donate organ to his sister could still be sent to Mexico... Watch »

May 21, 2015
Report: Lakers Express Interest in Thibodeau

Report: Lakers Express Interest in Thibodeau

With his relationship with the Chicago Bulls hanging by a tenuous thread, Tom Thibodeau could reportedly find a new... Read »

May 21, 2015
Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Sent to Rauner's Desk

Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Sent to Rauner's Desk

Illinois Senators on Thursday followed House action from last month that makes small amounts of pot subject to fine... Watch »

May 21, 2015
Fired State Employees Seek Back Pay, Threaten Lawsuit

Fired State Employees Seek Back Pay, Threaten Lawsuit

Employees claim former Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them 10 months ago for providing evidence in a sexual... Watch »

May 21, 2015
Illinois Senate OKs Bobcat Hunting

Illinois Senate OKs Bobcat Hunting

The legislation would allow the Department of Natural Resources to issue as many as 200 permits a year to keep the... Read »

May 21, 2015
Proposal Eases Navy Pier Booze Rules

Proposal Eases Navy Pier Booze Rules

Mayor Emanuel proposed a new ordinance during city council allowing visitors to carry an open container of alcohol... Watch »

May 21, 2015
Authorities Investigate Death of NW Student in Dorm

Authorities Investigate Death of NW Student in Dorm

Authorities are investigating the death of a Northwestern University student found in a dormitory Tuesday in north... Read »

May 21, 2015
What You Should Know About Memorial Day Weekend Travel

What You Should Know About Memorial Day Weekend Travel

Kye Martin details what you should know if you're trying to get around this holiday weekend. Watch »

May 21, 2015
Drew Peterson's Lawyers Appeal Murder Conviction

Drew Peterson's Lawyers Appeal Murder Conviction

Drew Peterson's murder conviction should be overturned because of improper use of hearsay evidence and mistakes... Watch »

May 21, 2015
Rauner Expresses Concerns About State Officials in Op-Ed

Rauner Expresses Concerns About State Officials in Op-Ed

Gov. Bruce Rauner took aim at “old guard” state officials Thursday in an op-ed in which he writes that Illinois’... Read »

May 21, 2015
Kane Looks to Rebound After Rough Stretch

Kane Looks to Rebound After Rough Stretch

The Chicago Blackhawks return from Anaheim with a 1-1 series split against the Ducks, but Patrick Kane's struggles... Read »

May 21, 2015
Cannabis Munchies on Display at Marijuana Trade Show in Chicago

Cannabis Munchies on Display at Marijuana Trade Show in Chicago

Cannabis lemonade. Cannabis honey. Even cannabis krispie treats -- bottled, packaged and labeled like any other... Watch »

May 21, 2015
PETA Honors Woman Killed While Rescuing Opossum

PETA Honors Woman Killed While Rescuing Opossum

A national animal rights group is honoring the southern Illinois animal rescue volunteer who was struck and killed... Read »

May 21, 2015
Temps Improve for Holiday Weekend, Rain Possible

Temps Improve for Holiday Weekend, Rain Possible

Memorial Day weekend in the Chicago area looks to be a little warmer but it could also be a bit wet. Watch »

May 21, 2015
New Boating Laws Take Effect in Illinois

New Boating Laws Take Effect in Illinois

Law enforcement officials say Illinois boaters should be aware of new laws taking effect this year. Read »

May 21, 2015
Chicago's Population Growth Slows Dramatically

Chicago's Population Growth Slows Dramatically

Chicago’s population saw the slowest growth rates of any of the top 10 cities in the U.S. Read »

May 21, 2015
Suburban Mom Wins $4M Lottery Prize on Mother's Day

Suburban Mom Wins $4M Lottery Prize on Mother's Day

A Des Plaines woman won $4 million from one of three lottery tickets she received as a Mother’s Day gift. Watch »

May 21, 2015
Shooting Shuts Down Bishop Ford for Morning Rush

Shooting Shuts Down Bishop Ford for Morning Rush

A police investigation shut down the outbound Bishop Ford for more than two hours during rush hour Thursday... Watch »

May 21, 2015

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