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Toni Preckwinkle Sat Next to Bill Clinton at the DNC Monday

Toni Preckwinkle Sat Next to Bill Clinton at the DNC Monday

Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle sat next to former President Bill Clinton during the first night of the Democratic National Convention Monday.

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Volunteers Clean Up Beach Along Lake Michigan in Chicago

Volunteers Clean Up Beach Along Lake Michigan in Chicago

Volunteers hit the lakefront Tuesday to clean up the 12th Street Beach. They combed the beach for trash and invasive plants and also collected data to help with ongoing research to keep the lakefront clean.

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Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to Disease Discovery: Paper

Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to Disease Discovery: Paper

The ice bucket challenge became a phenomenon in the of summer 2014, and the boost in funding it brought about helped lead to a significant discovery in the study of the ALS disease, according to a paper...

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Meijer Recalls Salad Products Due to Salmonella Concerns

Meijer Recalls Salad Products Due to Salmonella Concerns

Meijer is recalling several fresh salads and sandwiches from its stores due to a potential risk of Salmonella contamination, the company announced Tuesday.

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WATCH: Moms Who Lost Children to Gun Violence Speak at DNC

WATCH: Moms Who Lost Children to Gun Violence Speak at DNC

Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis who was shot at gas station in Jacksonville, Florida in 2012 for playing loud music, praised Hillary Clinton for sitting down with mothers who have lost children to...

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Jail Inmate Charged With Sexually Assaulting Cellmate

Jail Inmate Charged With Sexually Assaulting Cellmate

A Cook County Jail inmate awaiting trial for rape and kidnapping has been charged with sexually assaulting a cellmate, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

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Clinton, Dems Put Gun Control at Center of Convention Stage

Clinton, Dems Put Gun Control at Center of Convention Stage

With mothers of police violence victims on the stage and anti-gun protesters in the streets, Hillary Clinton and Democrats are giving gun control and efforts to curb police violence a starring role at their...

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Indiana Prosecutor to Seek Death Penalty in 'Purge' Killings

Indiana Prosecutor to Seek Death Penalty in 'Purge' Killings

A prosecutor said Tuesday that he'll seek the death penalty against an Indianapolis man who he says killed three people in four days in attacks inspired by the horror movie "The Purge."

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Obama on Russia-Linked DNC Hack: 'Anything is Possible'

Obama on Russia-Linked DNC Hack: 'Anything is Possible'

President Barack Obama said it is "possible" that the Russian government would try to influence the U.S. elections by hacking into the Democratic National Committee systems and leaking the party's emails. In an...

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Historic Tall Ships Return to Lake Michigan Waters at Navy Pier

Historic Tall Ships Return to Lake Michigan Waters at Navy Pier

Starting Wednesday, visitors will have the chance to see 14 historic tall ships at Navy Pier for a five-day festival. Christian Farr reports.

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Clinton Wins Historic Nomination for President

Clinton Wins Historic Nomination for President

Breaking a historic barrier, Hillary Clinton triumphantly captured the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday night, the first woman ever to lead a major political party in the race for the White House.

Feds Charge Dozens of Alleged Gang Members in Chicago Area

Feds Charge Dozens of Alleged Gang Members in Chicago Area

Dozens of members of the Latin Kings street gang have been charged in federal indictments alleging they used violent means, including murder, to protect their "territories" in the Chicago area and in northwest...

Boy, 2, With Rare Disease Saved By 'Life Saving' Transplant

Boy, 2, With Rare Disease Saved By 'Life Saving' Transplant

A 2-year-old boy whose story touched hundreds across the Chicago area as he battled a rare disease has received a life-saving bone marrow transplant.

Aroldis Chapman Addresses Media Before Cubs Debut

Aroldis Chapman Addresses Media Before Cubs Debut

New Chicago Cubs pitcher Aroldis Chapman has been dogged by questions about a domestic violence incident that he was allegedly involved in last fall, and on Tuesday his answers sparked a bit of controversy with...

Truck Driver Cited in Fatal Crash on Interstate 55

Truck Driver Cited in Fatal Crash on Interstate 55

A semi-truck driver has been cited in a fatal, multi-vehicle crash that shut down Interstate 55 for hours Monday.

14 Dogs Die When Air Conditioning in Truck Fails in Indiana

14 Dogs Die When Air Conditioning in Truck Fails in Indiana

Police say 14 dogs died after air conditioning failed in the truck they were housed in for a dog show in northern Indiana.