April 22, 2014

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Bicyclist fatally struck by van in Roselle
A bicyclist who was struck by a car on Roselle Road in west suburban Roselle died of his injuries Tuesday morning.

South Shore shooting injures 2 teens
Two teen boys were wounded - one critically - in a shooting in the South Shore neighborhood Monday night.
CTA suing taggers, parents for graffiti cleanup
The mayor's office announced a new effort Tuesday to go after graffiti vandals, especially those who tag CTA rail cars.
Fr. Michael O'Connell case reopen
Investigators with the Cook County Sheriff's Department have reopened a child sex abuse case against Chicago pastor Fr. Michael O'Connell, department officials confirm.
Aurora teen mom missing with baby girl
Police are seeking the public's help in the search for a missing 17-year-old Aurora girl who left home with her 9-month-old daughter Monday evening.
Flossmoor man charged in double homicide
Justin Hamilton, 23, is charged with murder in the deaths of Jordan Means, 16, and Anthony Bankhead, 18, after an alleged argument on Facebook.

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Lyrid meteor shower 2014 lights up sky for Earth Day Lyrid meteor shower 2014 peaked in the early morning hours of Earth Day 2014, but is still visible through much of the week- weather permitting.

Earth Day 2014 marked in Illinois, around world


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April 02, 2014

Supreme Court strikes down aggregate campaign giving limits - Josh Gerstein and Byron Tau - POLITICO.com

Supreme Court strikes down aggregate campaign giving limits - Josh Gerstein and Byron Tau - POLITICO.com'via Blog this'

The Supreme Court on Wednesday delivered another blow to already rickety limits on campaign contributions, ruling that caps on the total amount of money an individual can give to political campaigns, PACs and parties are unconstitutional. In the 5-4 ruling, the court’s Republican-appointed justices joined in overturning the so-called aggregate limits on the grounds that they violated the First Amendment, while the Democratic appointees dissented — insisting that the caps were constitutional as a means to guard against corruption and circumvention of the still-valid limits on donations to individual campaigns and political committees.


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Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Officer charged in elderly man's death at senior home
Park Forest Police Officer Craig Taylor is charged with felony reckless conduct in the death of a 95-year-old man at a senior facility.

Woman, 2 grandsons shot in South Shore
A woman and her two young grandsons were caught in crossfire in the city's South Shore neighborhood. All three were wounded.
Man charged in Gage Park, Uptown shootings
A Northwest Side man is facing murder charges after police say he shot a cashier to death in Gage Park and wounded another man in Uptown Tuesday morning.
Gymnastics coach with Lincoln-Way charged with sex assault
A volunteer gymnastics coach at south suburban Lincoln-Way High School District 210 - who was a former gymnastics state champion for the district - has been charged with sexually abusing a female student.
Northfield mom, son charged with stealing chain saws
A mother and son from the Chicago area are charged in Michigan with being part of a chain saw theft ring.
Obama makes fundraising visit to Chicago
President Barack Obama will be paying a visit to Chicago to attend a Democratic National Committee fundraiser.

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Chile earthquake kills 6; tsunami warning lifted Authorities in northern Chile discovered surprisingly light damage and just six reported deaths Wednesday from a magnitude-8.2 quake - a remarkably low toll for such a powerful shift in the Earth's crust.

Powerful earthquake strikes northern Chile
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April 01, 2014

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Man charged in UIC dorm shower sex assault
A 28-year-old Chicago man has been charged in a Monday morning sex assault on the University of Illinois campus in Chicago

Plan to pay pensions would raise property taxes
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing to fix the pension crisis.
Chicago murder rate at lowest level since 1958, police say
Chicago's first-quarter murder total this year hit its lowest number since 1958, police say.
Frankie Knuckles, 'godfather of Chicago house,' dead at 59
The man known as ''the godfather of Chicago house music'' has died.
2 dead, 3 wounded in shootings Monday
Two people were killed and three others were wounded in shootings on the city's South Side Monday, police said.
Chicago street cleaning begins April 1
It's no joke -- the Department of Streets and Sanitation will finally put away the shovels and begin street sweeping Tuesday.

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 Exclusive: Ex-Mayor Daley speaks about his health Former Mayor Richard Daley spoke exclusively with ABC7 Eyewitness News for the first time since he was hospitalized this winter.

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March 28, 2014

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Friday, March 28, 2014


West Loop, Lincoln Square robberies linked?
The same couple that held up a pizza place early Friday morning may also be responsible for a robbery at a convenience store.

CTA: O'Hare stop may reopen over weekend
The Blue Line O'Hare Airport station where a train derailed should reopen for service this weekend, CTA officials said.
Ret. CPD Sergeant mourned by family, friends
Family and friends remember retired Chicago Police Sergeant Elmer Brown, who was killed during a home invasion.
Aurora girlfriend accused of stabbing man with scissors
A 46-year-old west suburban Aurora woman has been charged with felony aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend with a pair of scissors Tuesday morning, police said.
Chicago speed cameras in Jefferson Park to go live Sunday
Come Sunday, Automated Speed Enforcement cameras will begin to issue speeding tickets in ''Children Safety Zones'' near Jefferson Park, a statement from the Chicago Department of Transportation said.
Joshua Brooks, 21, charged in foster mother's murder
A Chicago man is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his foster mother, Dorothy McGee, 58.

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Viral video brings pride to Amundsen HS Amundsen High School has a lot to be happy about.

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March 27, 2014

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Thursday, March 27, 2014


Efforts to reopen Blue Line station after crash continue | VIDEO
Crews are working to get a derailed train removed from the O'Hare station where it crashed Monday morning.

NU athlete union ruling comes at bad time for NCAA
They're battling in courtrooms, and could one day meet over a bargaining table. About the only things the two sides in the debate over big-time college athletics agree on is that things are changing.
Police: Drivers dead after fiery, 2-car Gary crash
The drivers involved in a two-car crash in northwest Indiana are dead after one of the cars burst into flames Thursday morning, police said.
$5,000 reward offered for 'Benchwarmer Bandit'
The FBI is offering a reward up to $5,000 for a bank robber dubbed ''The Benchwarmer Bandit'' who they say is responsible for three recent TCF Bank branch robberies on the North Side.
City talks ride-share service regulations
The City of Chicago's License and Consumer Protection Committee is considering regulations for ride-sharing services in the city.
Pedestrian struck, killed in Dunning
One person is dead after being struck by a Nissan Ultima Thursday morning on the Northwest Side at Montrose and Narragansett.

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Flight MH370 search cut short; more satellites spot objects Hints about the lost Malaysian jetliner piled up Thursday, but there was precious little chance to track them down. Bad weather cut short the hunt for possible debris fields from the aircraft as satellite data revealed hundreds more objects that might be wreckage.

Missing Flight MH370 search finds 122 objects in ocean
Relatives of Flight MH370 victims protest in China
Relatives of Flight MH370 victims protest in China
Relatives of Flight MH370 victims protest in China
Malaysia PM: Flight 370 crashed in Indian Ocean

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