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Winter Storm Watch Issued for Chicago Area

Winter Storm Watch Issued for Chicago Area

Weather models predict several inches of snow for the Chicago area Sunday night in what could be the season's biggest snowstorm.

Marathon Champ Banned for 2 Years for Doping

Marathon Champ Banned for 2 Years for Doping

Athletics Kenya says on Friday it has banned marathon champion Rita Jeptoo two years for doping. Jeptoo has won the Boston Marathon three times, and her second Chicago Marathon in October.

Mayor Announces 4G Coverage Coming to CTA

Mayor Announces 4G Coverage Coming to CTA

The mayor announced that he made a deal with four major wireless carriers to bring 4G wireless coverage to the entire CTA subway by the end of the year.

Visitation Held for Ernie Banks Open to Public

Visitation Held for Ernie Banks Open to Public

Ernie Banks fans can attend a visitation at Fourth Presbyterian Church today to honor the Cubs legend.

Man Critically Injured When Car Crashes into House

Man Critically Injured When Car Crashes into House

A man was critically injured early Friday when his car crashed into a home in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Metra Fare Increases Start Sunday

Metra Fare Increases Start Sunday

Get ready Metra riders—the approved 2015 fare increases start Sunday.