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Standout Niles North Swimmer Shot, Killed

Standout Niles North Swimmer Shot, Killed

Victim's mother says teen was shot during a drug deal.

Man Charged After Woman, Child Found Dead in Home

Man Charged After Woman, Child Found Dead in Home

A Chicago man was charged Monday after a woman and a child were found fatally stabbed inside a Northwest Side home.

FAA Fire Suspect "Deeply Regrets" Actions, Attorney Says

FAA Fire Suspect "Deeply Regrets" Actions, Attorney Says

A Naperville man appeared in federal court Monday afternoon on charges he set fire to an air traffic control center, causing ground stops at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway international airports last week.

Medical Devices Vulnerable to Hack Attacks

Medical Devices Vulnerable to Hack Attacks

Delivering a lethal dose of insulin, remotely stopping a pacemaker or even administering a deadly shock through a defibrillator are all real possibilities in the world of medical cybercrime, NBC 5...

Jewel-Osco Reports Another Possible Data Hack

Jewel-Osco Reports Another Possible Data Hack

Company says hackers tried to obtain customer payment card data between Aug. 27 and Sept. 21 at some Illinois, Indiana and Iowa stores.

Chicago Singer Swivels Chairs on "The Voice"

Chicago Singer Swivels Chairs on "The Voice"

Three judges battle for forklift operator moonlighting as singer.