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{FD} Nurse in Illinois accused of using dark web to seek hit on romantic rival

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A registered nurse in Illinois is accused of using the dark web to hire a hitman to kill her lover’s wife, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois Dems push bill rewarding schools that replace armed officers with therapists

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Democratic lawmakers in Illinois have drawn up a piece of legislation that would give extra cash to schools that reallocate funds toward replacing armed security officers with unarmed social workers and behavior therapists. Continue reading

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{FD} Bill Murray and brothers open ‘Caddyshack’-themed restaurant near Chicago

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Good news, ‘Caddyshack’ lovers: Actor Bill Murray and his five brothers recently opened a restaurant that’s themed after the 1980 hit film of the same name. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities eye rat poison as fake pot kills 3, leaves others bleeding from eyes, ears

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Illinois health authorities are warning against a synthetic marijuana that’s left at least three people dead and over 100 others bleeding from the eyes, ears, gums and nose. Continue reading

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{FD} Senate baby: Duckworth first senator to have a baby while in office

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth has become the first sitting member of the “world’s greatest deliberative body” to give birth while in office. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago man slashed woman’s cheek and jaw at bus station

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A Chicago man accused of slashing a middle-aged woman’s face with a knife last week was ordered held without bail Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Galesburg, Ill., reels from 2016 Russian ‘hack’ of voter rolls

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The FBI and Department of Homeland Security say hackers from the GRU, the Russian intelligence service, successfully attacked the computers of the Illinois Board of Elections — and information on thousands of Galesburg residents may have been compromi… Continue reading

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{FD} Russian ‘hack’ of 2016 voter rolls leaves Galesburg, Illinois, reeling

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The FBI and Department of Homeland Security say hackers from the GRU, the Russian intelligence service, successfully attacked the computers of the Illinois Board of Elections — and information on thousands of Galesburg residents may have been compromi… Continue reading

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{FD} Shooting on ‘adult-themed’ party bus in Illinois kills 3; suspect sought

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Police in Illinois said they’re on the lookout for a suspect believed to have shot and killed three people early Saturday morning while they were all on a rented charter bus. Continue reading

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{FD} Shooting on ‘adult-themed’ party bus in Illinois kills 3

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Police in Illinois said they’re on the lookout for a suspect believed to have shot and killed three people early Saturday morning while they were all on a rented charter bus. Continue reading

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{FD} Video shows Chicago student yelling ‘f–k you all!’ after being shot by cops

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A disturbing video has emerged where a University of Chicago student can be heard screaming in pain and repeatedly yelling “f—k you all!” after being shot in the shoulder by one of the school’s officers for refusing to drop a metal pipe he was wielding… Continue reading

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{FD} Cops: ‘One of the worst DUI offenders in the US’ arrested with liquor bottle in passenger seat

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A woman police described as “one of the worst DUI offenders in the United States” was arrested again in Illinois on Monday and found with a liquor bottle in the passenger seat. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘One of the worst DUI offenders in the US’ arrested with liquor bottle in passenger seat: cops

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A woman police described as “one of the worst DUI offenders in the United States” was arrested again in Illinois on Monday and found with a liquor bottle in the passenger seat. Continue reading

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{FD} Driver in burning vehicle rescued by two Good Samaritans, police say

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If two Good Samaritans had not taken action to save a driver from a burning vehicle last week, “the driver would not have lived,” police in Aurora, Ill., said. Continue reading

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{FD} GRAPHIC VIDEO: Pipe-wielding student shot by cop at University of Chicago

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A police officer at the University of Chicago shot and seriously wounded a 21-year-old student who was wielding a metal pipe Tuesday evening, according to media reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois man faces DUI charge after allegedly leaving crash scene and girlfriend in vehicle, police say

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A 29-year-old man in Illinois faces several charges including driving under the influence after he allegedly crashed a vehicle early Monday morning and abandoned the scene, leaving his girlfriend “semi-unconscious” in the front passenger seat, police s… Continue reading

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{FD} Sleeping girl, 5, shot and wounded by mother at party, police say

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A 5-year-old girl is recovering after she was allegedly shot by her mom during a party at their Chicago-area home Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois man arrested after more than 420 pounds of weed, worth about $3M, is found in his home, police said

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A man in Illinois was arrested Thursday evening after authorities recovered more than 420 pounds of weed in his home, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago woman, 22, dies in apparent climbing accident at Devil’s Lake State Park

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A Chicago woman died Wednesday in an apparent “rope climbing incident” at Devil’s Lake State Park, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Chemical spill at Chicago-area medical clinic sends at least 15 to hospital

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A chemical spill Tuesday at a suburban Chicago medical clinic sent at least 15 people to hospitals, including employees and patrons, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago police boss takes heat for opposing firing of officer linked to fatal shootings

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As Chicago debates new measures to combat gun violence, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s police superintendent finds himself at odds with a police oversight agency — and even with some of his supporters among the city’s African-American leaders. Continue reading

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{FD} Calif. man had loaded gun, body armor possibly from NYPD, police say

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A California man was being held on $100,000 bail after Amtrak police in Chicago found him carrying a loaded handgun and wearing a ******-proof vest believed to have been stolen from the New York City Police Department. Continue reading

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{FD} Michigan, Loyola-Chicago advance to men’s Final Four

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It’ll be the Wolverines against Sister Jean at the Final Four in San Antonio next weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Sister Jean with her own bobblehead is Loyola University Chicago’s superstar charm

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During a very improbable NCAA tournament run, Loyola University’s biggest star is Sister Jean who has captured attention for her prayers and bracket Continue reading

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{FD} Loyola-Chicago rambles on to Elite Eight with win over Nevada

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It’s official: Loyola-Chicago’s men’s basketball team has even exceeded Sister Jean’s expectations. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago police chief fired by Rahm Emanuel will run against him for mayor

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Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, a Democrat who said he was “thrown under the bus” when he was fired in 2015 by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, released a video Wednesday evening announcing he’s running for mayor. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois governor race pits Bruce Rauner against JB Pritzker: What to know about the election

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The race for Illinois governor is shaping up to be brutal – and possibly the most expensive one in U.S. history. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago police chief fired by Rahm Emanuel gearing up to challenge him for mayor

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Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, a Democrat who said he was “thrown under the bus” when he was fired in 2015 by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is expected to release a video Wednesday evening announcing whether he’s running for mayor…. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago cop charged with sexually assaulting suspect in custody

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An on-duty Chicago police officer, who once negotiated with a knife-wielding man for three hours, has been charged with sexually assaulting a male suspect in his custody last month at a local hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} Former Miss America Erika Harold wins Illinois GOP primary for attorney general

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Erika Harold, an attorney and former Miss America winner, won Tuesday’s Republican primary in Illinois for attorney general, while state Sen. Kwame Raoul declared himself the victor on the Democratic side. Continue reading

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{FD} Rauner, Pritzker win Illinois primaries, will square off in governor’s race

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In a race that came down to the wire, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner pulled out a win over an insurgent state legislator in Tuesday’s Republican primary, while businessman J.B. Pritzker cruised to victory in the Democratic contest. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois primary voting gets underway: 5 things to watch in the elections

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It’s primary day in Illinois – and several races have politicos inside and outside of the state fired up. Continue reading

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{FD} GOP governor braces for two big fights in Illinois primaries

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One of the most vulnerable Republican governors up for re-election in 2018 is heading into Tuesday’s primaries in Illinois with a strong challenge from his own party as well as six Democrats gunning for his job. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago students allegedly trash Walmart during National School Walkout protest

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About 60 students from a Chicago high school used their time during the National School Walkout protest to wreak havoc at a Walmart, witnesses say — and police are investigating. Continue reading

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{FD} Missing Nobel Prize-winning chemist found wandering, confused on Illinois road near wife’s body

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A Nobel Prize-winning Purdue University chemistry professor appeared confused when police discovered him wandering alone on an Illinois road near the dead body of his wife, just hours after the couple was reported missing in Indiana. Continue reading

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{FD} Northwestern University experiences ‘swatting incident’ after false reports of gunman, police say

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Northwestern University has declared the campus “ALL CLEAR” after receiving a false report on Wednesday afternoon of a “person with a gun” at a residence hall for graduate students at the school’s Evanston campus. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘No evidence’ of shooting or gunman at Northwestern University, police say

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Illinois police said there is “no evidence” of a shooting at Northwestern University’s Evanston campus Wednesday afternoon following earlier reports of a “person with a gun” at a residence hall for graduate students. Continue reading

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{FD} Reports of ‘person with gun’ at Northwestern University

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Police in Illinois are responding to reports of a “person with a gun” at Northwestern University’s Evanston campus. Continue reading

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{FD} Three men arrested, charged in Minnesota mosque bombing

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Three Illinois men have been arrested and charged in connection with the August bombing of a mosque in a Minneapolis suburb, federal officials said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago girl, 9, accidentally shot by 3-year-old cousin, cops say

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A 9-year-old girl was injured after she was accidentally shot by her 3-year-old cousin on Chicago’s West Side on Saturday, according to police. Continue reading

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{FD} As bullets fly, Chicago police boss blasts civilian oversight plans

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Chicago’s police superintendent on Saturday blasted efforts for greater civilian oversight of the department, citing “real progress” in fighting crime — just hours after at least eight people were reportedly wounded in overnight shootings. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago bus crash caught in crazy surveillance video, 6 injured

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Six people were injured after a Chicago Transit Authority bus and SUV collided before the vehicle then veered into a bus shelter early Wednesday in a dramatic crash captured in surveillance video. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago Mayor Emanuel ordered to give deposition in police-involved fatal shootings

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A Cook County judge has ordered Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city’s police superintendent to provide sworn depositions within the next 30 days in the wrongful death lawsuits brought by the families of Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones. Continue reading

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{FD} Dem ‘cannabis candidate’ accused of abusing women, overstating ‘Iraq veteran’ claim

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A Democrat seeking a U.S. House seat in Illinois – who attracted attention for a campaign ad showing him smoking pot – now faces accusations that he has abused women and misleadingly described himself as an “Iraq veteran” and “former FBI agent.” Continue reading

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{FD} Animal shelters request armchairs for homeless dogs after video goes viral

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Homeless pets being held at a no-kill shelter in Illinois will be sleeping comfortably tonight as donations of chairs continue to pour in for the furry friends. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois couple drives to hospital after being shot in home invasion

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A married couple who were both shot in the legs during a suspected targeted home invasion Tuesday outside of Chicago managed to drive to a hospital afterwards to seek treatment, an official says. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois day care workers gave melatonin gummies to kids before naptime, police say

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Three employees of a day care facility in suburban Chicago were arrested Friday after they gave children gummy bears with sleep aid melatonin without parental consent, according to police. Continue reading

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{FD} Shootings at Chicago gang members’ funerals getting ‘out of control’, police say

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Chicago-area officials trying to prevent funerals for gang members from turning into shootouts say the issue has gotten so far “out of control” that one cemetery has started hiring off-duty police officers. Continue reading

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{FD} Democratic Rep. Danny Davis confirms Farrakhan relationship despite his view on ‘the Jewish question’

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Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., described his personal relationship with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in an interview Sunday — saying, in his own words, “The world is so much bigger than Farrakhan and the Jewish question and his position on tha… Continue reading

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{FD} CMU student’s friends, neighbors react to news of parents’ deaths

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Friends and neighbors expressed shock and sadness Friday when they learned that Central Michigan University student James Eric Davis Jr. was suspected of fatally shooting his parents. Continue reading

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