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Cincinnati Zoo Had Problems in Past: Feds

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Joliet Girl Dies Trying to Save Brother Swept Away in River

Joliet Girl Dies Trying to Save Brother Swept Away in River

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City of Chicago Settles Police 'Code of Silence' Suit for $2M

City of Chicago Settles Police 'Code of Silence' Suit for $2M

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More Than 60 Shot in Memorial Day Weekend Violence

More Than 60 Shot in Memorial Day Weekend Violence

Chicago police beefed up patrols for Memorial Day as more than 60 people were shot during the violent three-day holiday weekend.

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Lawmakers Near Session's End Without State Budget

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Trump Details Donations to Veterans' Charities

Trump Details Donations to Veterans' Charities

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Closing Arguments Begin in Peterson Murder-for-Hire Trial

Closing Arguments Begin in Peterson Murder-for-Hire Trial

The murder-for-hire trial of former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson is winding down.