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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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Baby of Bali Murder Suspect Sick With Jaundice

Baby of Bali Murder Suspect Sick With Jaundice

New mom Heather Mack spent Friday with her newborn daughter, Stella, at a pediatric clinic in Bali. There are reports that the baby remains sick with jaundice.

Wisconsin Couple Accused of Locking Teenage Girl in Basement

Wisconsin Couple Accused of Locking Teenage Girl in Basement

A Wisconsin couple is accused of locking their 13-year-old daughter in a cold basement with no toilet or sink, forcing her to wear diapers and refusing to allow her to sit on furniture in the family home...

Lil Durk’s Manager Fatally Shot After Anti-Violence Event

Lil Durk’s Manager Fatally Shot After Anti-Violence Event

The manager of Chicago rapper Lil Durk was fatally shot early Friday in the Avalon Park neighborhood hours after he reportedly attended an anti-violence event with Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah.

Bears Ink Ball to One-Year Deal

Bears Ink Ball to One-Year Deal

The Chicago Bears continued to retool their offense on Friday morning, agreeing to terms with cornerback Alan Ball on a one-year deal.

Suburban Youth Pastor Charged With Stealing Donations

Suburban Youth Pastor Charged With Stealing Donations

A youth pastor at a west suburban church stole more than $400 worth of voucher cards that were supposed to be donated to the needy through a charity working out of the church, according to prosecutors.

A Look Back: Emanuel, Garcia Have Long Histories in Politics

A Look Back: Emanuel, Garcia Have Long Histories in Politics

Imagine Rahm Emanuel as a young political operative. Then picture Jesus Garcia as a novice candidate. If it is true that a picture tells a thousand words, then the video accompanying this story is a “must read”...