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Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 01:06 PM CDT

Brain Exams Aim to Predict Violent Behavior, Stop Killers

Brain Exams Aim to Predict Violent Behavior, Stop Killers

Cutting-edge research is revealing new ways to potentially prevent violent acts, including mass shootings, years before the thought of violence ever crosses the minds of murderers. A study of roughly 1,000...

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 08:20 AM CDT

Democratic Donor Ed Buck Charged Following Overdose Deaths

Democratic Donor Ed Buck Charged Following Overdose Deaths

Felony charges were filed Tuesday against prominent Democratic political activist and noted donor Ed Buck, who is accused of causing the drug overdose of a man inside his West Hollywood apartment last week, the...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 02:03 PM CDT

Convicted Killer Fights to Use New DNA Evidence to Clear his Name

Convicted Killer Fights to Use New DNA Evidence to Clear his Name

"The best way to clear my name was to get myself out,” said Michael Robinson, who was released on parole from prison in Queens, New York, last March. Robinson, now 52, served 26 years for murdering his...

Monday, Sep 16, 2019 at 09:59 PM CDT

Secret Service Buying Jet Skis to Protect Trump Family

Secret Service Buying Jet Skis to Protect Trump Family

The Secret Service is purchasing Jet Skis, in part to protect President Donald Trump's family as they participate in water sports. A Secret Service purchase memo says the agency needs two Jet Skis and a...

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 at 02:59 PM CDT

Manhattan DA Says NY Rape Law Fails to Protect Drunk Women

Manhattan DA Says NY Rape Law Fails to Protect Drunk Women

The top prosecutor in Manhattan is warning women that if they drink to the point of intoxication, New York’s sex crime statutes may not protect them from rapists. In a 2018 letter obtained by the I-Team,...

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CTU Announces March, Rally Ahead of Lightfoot Speech
CTU Announces March, Rally Ahead of Lightfoot Speech

Senator Elizabeth Warren kicked off another day of picketing by Chicago teachers as their strike continues, but the union has a much grander plan for a statement on Wednesday as Mayor Lori Lightfoot prepares to...

Supt. Johnson Won't Attend Trump's Speech to Police Chiefs
Supt. Johnson Won't Attend Trump's Speech to Police Chiefs

Chicago's top cop won't be in attendance when President Donald Trump addresses the International Association of Chiefs of Police at their annual conference in the city next week.

5 Years In, How Has Colorado Coped With Legalized Weed?
5 Years In, How Has Colorado Coped With Legalized Weed?

As Illinois prepares to embark on a potentially culture-changing adventure with legal cannabis, the first state to legalize pot offers a snapshot of the way the world may appear a few years hence.

Golden Knights Beat Blackhawks in Shootout
Golden Knights Beat Blackhawks in Shootout

Kirby Dach scored his first career NHL goal, but the Chicago Blackhawks couldn't make their lead hold up as they fell 2-1 to the Vegas Golden Knights in a shootout.

Despite Outcry, Buffalo Grove Approves Marijuana Ordinance
Despite Outcry, Buffalo Grove Approves Marijuana Ordinance

After a heated five-hour meeting, suburban Buffalo Grove is moving forward with a zoning change that will clear the way for a medical marijuana dispensary to sell recreational marijuana.

Diplomat: Trump Linked Ukraine Aid to Demand for Probe
Diplomat: Trump Linked Ukraine Aid to Demand for Probe

A top U.S. diplomat testified Tuesday that President Donald Trump was holding back military aid for Ukraine unless the country agreed to investigate Democrats and a company linked to Joe Biden's family,...