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{FD} Firefighters find smoldering body of man, 18, who was choked, stabbed, burned, authorities say

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Two men and a teenage girl have been charged in what authorities described as the “vicious” and “heinous” killing of an 18-year-old man whose body was found smoldering Tuesday just outside Chicago, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Firefighters rescue Illinois man trapped waist-deep in mud while trying to save pet parrot

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An Illinois man trapped deep in mud while trying to save his pet parrot was rescued Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois woman celebrates 101st birthday at Taco Bell, is ‘hooked’ on Nacho Fries

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To celebrate her 101st birthday, Ruth Parker chose the same restaurant she’s eaten at twice a week for the past 18 years: Taco Bell. Continue reading

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{FD} Joe Biden ‘under doctor’s orders’ to skip Democrat Day at Illinois State Fair, reports say

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Former Vice President Joe Biden has canceled his plans to attend Democrat Day at the Illinois State Fair this week because he’s “under doctor’s orders” to limit his travel, state Democrats said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Another bloody Chicago weekend: gun violence leaves 1 dead, 27 wounded

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The violence in Chicago continued again over the weekend, although down from the previous weekend where a burst of gun violence left at least 11 people dead and around 70 wounded. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago shootings reportedly leave multiple people wounded

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Multiple people reportedly suffered gunshot wounds in Chicago on Saturday, the latest in a string of violent episodes throughout the city. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago shootings spark calls for Rahm Emanuel to resign

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As gun violence continues in Chicago, here’s who have called for the Windy City’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago shootings prompt Rahm Emanuel to act: A look at the mayor’s plans to curb gun violence

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Chicagoans are calling Mayor Rahm Emanuel reveal concrete plans to curb gun violence after the city was shaken by yet another bloody weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago shootings put spotlight on Illinois gun laws

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After an exceptionally violent weekend in Chicago that left nearly a dozen people dead, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration is among those being blamed for the outbreak. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois man convicted in brutal stabbings of church group leaders in Indiana

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An Illinois man was convicted Wednesday in the brutal January 2017 stabbings that killed a church group leader and wounded another in an Indiana motel room. Continue reading

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{FD} More Chicago officers deployed to areas affected by violence

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Chicago police say hundreds of extra officers are being deployed to city neighborhoods where a burst of gun violence over the weekend left at least 11 people dead and around 70 wounded. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita dead at age 78

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Stan Mikita, who scored 541 goals and recorded 1,467 points over a stellar 22-year career with the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks, died Tuesday. He was 78. Continue reading

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{FD} Tipping Point? Heat’s on Rahm in re-election race after bloody Chicago weekend

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After a bloody Chicago weekend that left a dozen dead and another 62 wounded, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is facing a mounting political crisis — with his rivals emboldened as they aim to unseat him in the looming mayoral election. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, police superintendent tell neighborhoods to ‘step up’ after another bloody weekend

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Chicago’s top cop stood side-by-side with Mayor Rahm Emanuel to deliver a message to the residents of their city in the midst of another bloody weekend: “Step up.” Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago’s bloody weekend sees at least 40 people shot, 4 of them killed

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A bloody weekend in Chicago saw at least 40 people shot, four fatally, officials said, in a city that earlier had touted its decreasing crime and violence numbers. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago shootings leave dozens of people wounded, at least 3 dead over the weekend

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At least 25 people in Chicago were shot within 2.5 hours on Sunday, continuing a bloody weekend in the city who earlier this year touted its decreasing crime and violence numbers. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois celebrates first official ‘Barack Obama Day’

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Illinois government offices remained open Saturday as the home state of former President Barack Obama commemorated his birthday under a new state law. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois children must stay in rear-facing car seat until age 2, new law says

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Children in Illinois must remain in a rear-facing car seat until they’re two years old, thanks to a new measure that was officially signed into law on Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago protesters demanding Rahm Emanuel’s resignation march to Wrigley Field, closing major roads

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An anti-violence march in Chicago briefly closed Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive on Thursday afternoon as protesters demonstrated against the city’s spiraling crime crisis and called for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to step down. Continue reading

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{FD} Major Chicago roadway closes during afternoon rush as protesters demand Rahm Emanuel’s resignation

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An anti-violence march in Chicago briefly closed Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive on Thursday afternoon as protesters demonstrated against the city’s spiraling crime crisis and called for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to step down. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois lawmaker accused of posting **** photos of ex-girlfriend to ‘catfish’ men has resigned

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A Republican Illinois lawmaker who was accused of posting **** photos of his ex-girlfriend online without her permission has resigned. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois lawmaker posted **** photos of ex-girlfriend online to ‘catfish’ other men, complaint says

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Illinois state Rep. Nick Sauer, a Republican, is accused of posting **** photos of his ex-girlfriend on an Instagram account he used to “catfish” other men. Continue reading

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{FD} Sanctuary cities ruling a setback for Justice Department

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The U.S. Justice Department may no longer withhold grants from Chicago as leverage against its policies of providing sanctuary to immigrants, a federal judge ruled Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Missing Special Olympics athlete with autism found safe, police say

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The Special Olympics athlete from Bangladesh who disappeared from his Chicago hotel last week was found safe Tuesday, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} John Wayne Gacy victim reconstructions released by authorities

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New images of two unidentified victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy were released Monday as authorities continue efforts to identify all of the infamous murderer’s victims. Continue reading

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{FD} Man’s body found in Mount Rushmore park

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An Illinois man was found dead at the base of a cliff near Mount Rushmore last week, officials said Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago police search for missing autistic athlete who disappeared during Special Olympics

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A search is underway for an autistic soccer player from Bangladesh who disappeared outside a Chicago hotel he was staying at during the Special Olympics. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago mayoral candidate gives out hundreds of thousands of dollars to potential voters at church

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A millionaire businessman running for mayor in Chicago blessed thousands of churchgoers – and potential voters – Sunday by handing out hundreds of thousands of dollars. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago named ‘rat capital’ of the country amid rodent complaint spike

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New York is no longer the big cheese. Continue reading

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{FD} Four gunmen open fire on group in Chicago, killing 1, wounding 6, police say

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Four armed males approached a group that was gathered at a park bench in Chicago on Saturday night. When the shooting was over, one man was dead and six others were wounded, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Lightning strikes woman at country music festival in Wisconsin

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A woman attending a popular country music festival in Wisconsin was struck by lightning while she was apparently talking on her cellphone, according to reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Believing daughter, 10, was ‘a demon,’ Illinois parents locked her in squalid basement for months, cops say

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An Illinois couple locked their daughter in a dark, squalid basement prison for months — because they believed the 10-year-old was possessed by a demon, cops said. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago police union fights state’s ‘bizarre’ proposed consent decree after Obama-era DOJ investigation

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The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is fighting to get a pending consent decree it considers heavily anti-police tossed out before the document is enacted and potentially brings a dramatic overhaul to the city’s police policy. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago could soon test universal basic income program

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The city of Chicago may soon become the largest municipality in the Unites States to test a universal basic income program. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago man shot, killed by officers appeared to have gun, police say

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Footage from body cameras and other surveillance video appeared to show that a black man who was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer was armed with a gun and reached toward it as officers confronted him, officials said Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Protest after Chicago cops fatally shoot armed man leads to 4 arrests, police say

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Chicago police fatally shot an armed man Saturday evening, igniting a protest near the scene in the city’s South Shore neighborhood that led to four arrests, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Coupon dispute prompts white CVS manager to call police on black woman: report

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A black woman from Chicago said a CVS store manager called the cops on her for trying to use a coupon he didn’t recognize. Continue reading

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{FD} Protest ignites after Chicago police fatally shoot man

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Chicago police fatally shot a neighborhood barber Saturday evening, igniting a protest near the scene in the city’s South Shore neighborhood, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Cleanups at Pence family’s failed gas stations costing taxpayers millions: report

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More than a decade after the former Indiana oil company of Vice President Mike Pence’s family filed for bankruptcy, taxpayers are bearing the costs of millions of dollars to clean up more than 85 contaminated sites, a report says. Continue reading

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{FD} Police officer resigns ahead of hearing on Puerto Rico shirt incident

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A police officer who drew criticism for allegedly failing to intervene in a dispute between a man and a woman over the woman’s Puerto Rico flag shirt has resigned, officials said Wednesday evening. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois judge charged after allegedly dropping gun in courthouse

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A Cook County judge allegedly dropped a handgun while inside the lobby of a courthouse on Chicago’s South Side last week, and was charged with a misdemeanor after authorities caught it on video. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities catch last 2 of 3 men who escaped Illinois jail

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Authorities in southeastern Illinois say they’ve captured the last two of three men who allegedly broke out of a county jail in mid-June. Continue reading

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{FD} Medical helicopter crashes in Chicago, injuring 3 crew members, 1 patient

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A medical helicopter transporting a patient crashed Saturday night in Chicago’s South Side, resulting in four injuries, with the original patient in critical condition, fire officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Major Chicago freeway shut down by anti-violence protesters

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A group of protesters shut down a major Chicago highway as part of a broader push to increase pressure on public officials to address the gun violence that’s claimed hundreds of lives in the city. Continue reading

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{FD} Anti-violence protesters plan to shut down Chicago freeway

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A group of protesters were planning Saturday to march down a major Chicago highway as part of a broader push to increase pressure on public officials to address the gun violence that’s claimed hundreds of lives in the city. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago ringleader of Facebook Live beating of disabled teen gets 8 years in prison

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A Chicago man who was the alleged ringleader involved in the beating of a mentally disabled teenager that was broadcast on Facebook Live pled guilty Friday to a hate crime and was sentenced to eight years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 suspects dead in separate police-involved shootings in Illinois

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A man was fatally shot by Chicago police Tuesday night and another man was killed in a standoff with police in suburban South Elgin early Wednesday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois boy, 10, breaks into aquatic center, drowns in pool

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An Illinois boy drowned Tuesday after apparently swimming in a pool facility that was closed. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois man says he used serrated bread knife to stab sleeping parents of girl who called him ‘ugly’

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A man from Chicago, Illinois pleaded guilty on Friday to stabbing the parents of a girl who called him “ugly” at a party three years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer accused of murdering his wife in 1973, staging car crash to cover it up, is convicted

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A lawyer in Illinois who was accused of murdering his young wife in 1973 and staging a car crash to make her death look like an accident was found guilty on Monday of killing her. Continue reading

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