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Boy, 8, Struck By CTA Train in Evanston

Boy, 8, Struck By CTA Train in Evanston

A young boy was injured after being struck by a train in north suburban Evanston Saturday afternoon. According to Evanston police, officers responded to a report of a child hit by a CTA train south of...

Girl Killed, Man Injured in Lake Shore Drive Shooting

Girl Killed, Man Injured in Lake Shore Drive Shooting

A teenage girl was shot and killed while riding in a car on Lake Shore Drive early Saturday morning.  The 15-year-old girl was a passenger in a car with a 22-year-old man at 2400 N Lake Shore...

Goodman Theatre Sign Catches Fire

Goodman Theatre Sign Catches Fire

The iconic sign at the Goodman Theatre in downtown Chicago caught fire early Saturday morning.  Around 5 a.m., the marquee experienced a "minor electrical fire," according to a release from the...

Suburban Dad Completes 50-State Marathon Quest

Suburban Dad Completes 50-State Marathon Quest

A west suburban Chicago man has completed a lofty goal of running a marathon in all 50 states.

UN: Over 700 Migrants Feared Dead in Mediterranean Sea

UN: Over 700 Migrants Feared Dead in Mediterranean Sea

The UN refugee agency says over 700 migrants may have drowned in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried to reach Europe. Carlotta Sami, spokeswoman for UNHCR, told...

3 Dead, 12 Wounded in Memorial Day Weekend Shootings

3 Dead, 12 Wounded in Memorial Day Weekend Shootings

A 15-year-old girl was one of three people killed along with another 12 who were wounded in less than eight hours of shootings to start the Memorial Day holiday weekend, police said. The most recent...