Making a Difference

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Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 08:45 PM CST

Ex-Gang Members Help To Prevent Gang Violence

Ex-Gang Members Help To Prevent Gang Violence

Crime may not be as prominent during the winter months, but that doesn’t stop these former gang members from working to fight gang violence.

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Family to Feds: New Clue Could Crack Death Case

Family to Feds: New Clue Could Crack Death Case

Family presses FBI to reopen case of mother who died in Mexico after author finds records showing mysterious phone call.

Girl Battling Cancer Has Block Named in Her Honor

Girl Battling Cancer Has Block Named in Her Honor

Emily Beazley stopped her treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma earlier this week after doctors said it wasn't working.

Dog Left in Animal Control Van for "Several Days"

Dog Left in Animal Control Van for "Several Days"

"Missy" was examined and doing well Friday after reportedly being left without food and water for several days.

Former Hinsdale Teacher Charged With Sex Abuse

Former Hinsdale Teacher Charged With Sex Abuse

James Bryla, A former teacher at Hinsdale Central High School, was charged for allegedly having sexual contact with a 16-year-old in 2011. NBC Chicago's Natalie Martinez reports.

Sheriff: Lapses in Protocol Lead to Killer's Escape

Sheriff: Lapses in Protocol Lead to Killer's Escape

The Kankakee County sheriff says documents showing staff conducted a count of inmates at lockdown time were falsified the night that a detainee attacked a guard and escaped.

Harley-Davidson Announces Motorcycle Recall

Harley-Davidson Announces Motorcycle Recall

Recall covers certain Electra Glide, Ultra Limited, Police Electra Glide, Street Glide, Road Glide and Road King models from two model years.