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{FD} Illinois college student killed in freak accident during track and field meet

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A college student was killed on Saturday during a track and field meet in suburban Chicago. Continue reading

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{FD} Official investigating United dragging fired from former job

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Documents show the man overseeing Chicago’s investigation into the dragging of a passenger from a United Airlines plane was hired despite his termination from the Illinois Tollway amid sexual harassment allegations. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Boston Celtic found guilty in Chicago train-guns case

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A former player for the Boston Celtics has been found guilty of receiving guns that were stolen off a freight train in Chicago. Continue reading

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{FD} Jury awards $350G to mother of teen killed by Chicago police

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The mother of a black teenager killed by Chicago police in July 2013 has been awarded $350,000. Continue reading

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{FD} Mother awarded $350K in teenager’s killing by Chicago police

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The mother of a black teenager killed by Chicago police in July 2013 has been awarded $350,000. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect stands trial in 2010 killing of off-duty Chicago cop

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The trial is underway of a man accused in the 2010 death an off-duty Chicago police officer. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit: Prosecutors faked evidence to convict man in murder

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A lawsuit alleges two former prosecutors conspired with a Chicago police sergeant and others to fabricate evidence that led to a wrongful murder conviction. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Boston Celtic on trial in Chicago train-guns case

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The trial is underway of a former Boston Celtics basketball player accused of receiving guns there were stolen off a freight train in Chicago. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago man whose case was dismissed freed after 2 decades

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A man whose conviction in a double murder case was based on suspect evidence has been released from custody after more than 20 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Veteran threatened with deportation seeks pardon for crime

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The Illinois Prisoner Review Board is being asked to intervene on behalf of an Army veteran with a green card who faces deportation because of a 2008 drug conviction. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer: Dragged passenger ‘poster child’ for airline abuses

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A lawyer for a man who suffered a concussion and lost two teeth when he was dragged off a United Express flight hopes the 69-year-old becomes “a poster child” for the mistreatment passengers suffer at the hands of the airline industry. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutors: Slain judge’s girlfriend was robbery target

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Prosecutors say a man charged in the shooting death of a Chicago judge told them he and his partner were trying to rob the judge’s girlfriend, who was wounded in the attack. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago Archdiocese to pay $3.15M settlement in abuse cases

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The Archdiocese of Chicago has reached settlements totaling $3.15 million with three men who say they were abused years ago by a defrocked priest convicted of child abuse. Continue reading

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{FD} United doctor suffered concussion while being dragged from flight, lawyer says

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The Kentucky doctor who was dragged off a United Airlines flight on Sunday received a significant concussion, broken nose and lost two front teeth during the incident, his lawyer revealed. Continue reading

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{FD} Group of Chicagoans turning high crime street corners into ‘Healing Corners’

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Street corners in Chicago can become high crime areas: drug deals, shootings, and some communities see it all too often. Continue reading

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{FD} AP FACT CHECK: Do Trump’s Mar-a-Lago trips cost $3 million?

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With President Donald Trump making his seventh presidential trip this weekend to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, government watchdogs and Democrats are once again seeing dollar signs: namely, $3 million. Continue reading

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{FD} Arrest made in shooting death of Chicago judge

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Authorities in Chicago said Wednesday a 37-year-old man has been charged in the killing of a judge who handled criminal cases. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Passenger’s lawyers make evidence court order

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The Latest on the removal of a passenger who was dragged off a United Express flight in Chicago (all times local): 3 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} ACLU sues for information related to Trump travel bans

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The American Civil Liberties Union has filed more than a dozen lawsuits nationwide seeking government documents related to the implementation of the Trump administration’s travel bans. Continue reading

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{FD} Booth statue removed from outside Lincoln library and museum

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A statue of John Wilkes Booth has been removed from outside of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in the Illinois capital of Springfield. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 suburban Chicago men arrested on terrorism charges

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Two suburban Chicago men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to support the Islamic State militant group. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago tourist cuddles with lion in South Africa, lives to tell about it

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Ted Papastefan deals with some savage customers in his job as a Chicago grocery store manager, but they’re nothing like the wild animal he encountered on a recent vacation. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago police question people of interest in judge slaying

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Chicago police say they’re questioning multiple people of interest in the fatal shooting of a judge who oversaw criminal cases in Cook County, Illinois. Continue reading

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{FD} Drew Peterson reportedly attacked in prison

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Convicted wife killer Drew Peterson was reportedly jumped by another inmate at an Indiana prison, necessitating Peterson’s move to a segregated unit. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge to rule on request to certify innocence in ’57 killing

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A 77-year-old Washington state man hopes an Illinois judge will help eliminate a stain on his reputation by formally declaring he’s innocent of a 7-year-old girl’s kidnapping and killing in 1957. Continue reading

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{FD} United pledges to review policies on removal of passengers

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After people were horrified by video of a passenger getting dragged off a full United Express flight by airport police, the head of United’s parent company said the airline was reaching out to the man to “resolve this situation.” Hours later on Monday,… Continue reading

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{FD} Man removed from jet is Kentucky doctor with criminal record

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The man dragged from a full United Express flight by airport security officers in Chicago is a Kentucky physician who was convicted more than a decade ago of felony charges involving his prescribing of drugs. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Passenger in video was convicted of drug charges

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The Latest on the passenger who was dragged off a full United Express flight at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago judge killed: FBI offers $25G reward for info

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A $25,000 reward has been offered by the FBI seeking information that could lead to the arrest of the person who shot and killed a judge outside his Chicago home. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois village to resolve election tie with coin flip

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The next president of a Southern Illinois community will be decided by the flip of a coin. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago judge shot, killed outside his home

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A Chicago judge was killed and a woman was wounded in a shooting early Monday morning outside the judge’s home, according to police. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago father, son shoot each other after arguing about walking the dog, police say

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A son is dead and his father seriously injured after they shot each other during an argument over walking the dog. Continue reading

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{FD} Witness, cop give different accounts of Chicago teen’s death

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A woman has testified that a Chicago teenager didn’t appear to be holding a gun when a police officer shot him in the back in 2013, contrary to the officer’s account. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago man showing off car clocked at 160 mph

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A Chicago man who wanted to show his friends how fast his new sports car could go ended up in jail after being clocked on radar going over 150 mph on the Indiana Toll Road. Continue reading

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{FD} Mock explosive device found in Chicago-bound suitcase at Toronto airport

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Passengers on a flight set to travel from Toronto to Chicago have experienced lengthy delays after what U.S. authorities describe as a security breach aboard the plane. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago mayor touts new requirement to graduate: Proof of a plan

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Chicago Public School students who want to graduate will have to show proof that they have a plan after high school—such as providing an offer letter for a job or acceptance into college or military service, under a plan expected to be approved next month. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman sues Uber, says she was stabbed by another passenger

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A Chicago woman has sued Uber and a customer of the ride-sharing company, saying she was stabbed by another passenger. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Transgender issue dominates Illinois school race

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The Latest on a suburban Chicago school board election (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Dad of man charged with 4 deaths shot day before

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The Latest on charges filed against a Chicago man in a quadruple homicide shooting (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged in fatal shootings of 4 at Chicago restaurant

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Authorities say a 19-year-old man has been charged in the fatal shootings of four men at or near a Chicago restaurant. Continue reading

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{FD} Attempt to overturn school board’s transgender policy fails

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Some Chicago suburban school board members who approved a policy allowing a transgender student to use the locker room of the sex she identified with survived an election challenge mounted by angry parents. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutors: Facebook assault victim was threatened with dog

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Prosecutors say at least four Chicago boys who streamed the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl live on Facebook threatened the victim with a dog if she tried to flee. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago Facebook Live sex assault: Teen suspect’s mother turns him in

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A wanted suspect in the sexual assault of a Chicago teenager — streamed online for the world to see on Facebook Live — is now under arrest, after his mother hauled him into a police station, officials confirmed Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Case continued for Chicago teen accused in Facebook assault

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A 14-year-old boy remains in custody and will appear later this month on charges in the sexual assault of a Chicago teenager that was streamed live on Facebook. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 young children die in central Illinois house fire

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Two young children died in a central Illinois house fire early Sunday morning, and their parents, who escaped the blaze, were being treated for unspecified injuries. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago police arrest teenage boy in sexual assault streamed on Facebook Live

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A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old Chicago girl that was streamed live on Facebook, police said late Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago police arrest 14-year-old in rape on Facebook Live

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Chicago police say a 14-year-old boy has been arrested in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was streamed live on Facebook. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 more dead in Chicago neighborhood where shootings killed 5

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Police say two people have died in a drive-by shooting in the same Chicago neighborhood where separate shootings several hours earlier left five people dead, including a pregnant woman. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 killed in shooting on Chicago’s South Side

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Chicago police say four people have been found fatally shot in or near a restaurant located on the city’s South Side. Continue reading

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{FD} Singapore blogger remains in custody after granted US asylum

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A teenage blogger from Singapore who was granted U.S. asylum remains detained in a Wisconsin facility with few clues of when he’ll be released. Continue reading

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