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Nearly 60 Wounded in Memorial Day Weekend Shootings

Nearly 60 Wounded in Memorial Day Weekend Shootings

Chicago police beefed up patrols for Memorial Day after more than 50 people were shot during a violent first two days of the long holiday weekend.

Bear Attack Survivor's Family Describes 'Worst 24 Hours'

Bear Attack Survivor's Family Describes 'Worst 24 Hours'

Kenneth Steck was walking back to his family's camping site in Alaska after gathering water when he heard branches breaking. The sound, his parents said, was like a vehicle driving up behind him.

Lawmakers Work on Memorial Day as Budget Deadline Looms

Lawmakers Work on Memorial Day as Budget Deadline Looms

Illinois lawmakers expressed frustration Monday as the deadline approaches a budget plan. If no budget is agreed to on Tuesday it will be the second missed deadline since Gov. Bruce Rauner was elected.

Gorilla Shooting Sparks Memory of Brookfield Zoo Incident

Gorilla Shooting Sparks Memory of Brookfield Zoo Incident

A small boy climbed a railing and fell 18 feet into the gorilla den at the Brookfield Zoo.

Obama Lays Wreath at Arlington National Cemetery

Obama Lays Wreath at Arlington National Cemetery

President Barack Obama laid a wreath Monday at the Tomb of the Unknowns to honor members of the military who died serving their country. Obama's appearance at Arlington National Cemetery carries on a...

Lake Shore Drive Entrances to Montrose Beach Closed to Traffic

Lake Shore Drive Entrances to Montrose Beach Closed to Traffic

Chicago Police closed the entrances to Montrose Beach to car traffic Monday because of overcrowding.