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{FD} ‘Massive manhunt’ in Illinois for two ‘dangerous’ escaped inmates, including alleged murderer

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Authorities in southeast Illinois are on a massive manhunt for two “dangerous” inmates who busted through a hole in the wall using a pipe on Saturday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Retired Chicago cop invokes Fifth more than 200 times during wrongful conviction case

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A retired Chicago police detective invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination more than 200 times during testimony Tuesday in a wrongful conviction case, reports said. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois police officer saves child running along busy road

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An Illinois police sergeant is being hailed after rescuing a young child who “escaped his mother’s watchful eye.” Continue reading

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{FD} Shooting at kid’s birthday party in Chicago suburb wounds 7

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A gang-related shootout at a kid’s party in the suburbs of Chicago early Sunday left seven wounded, one critically, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago family demands answers after police handcuff 10-year-old boy

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A Chicago family expressed their outrage after police handcuffed a 10-year-old boy last Friday in what relatives have called a case of mistaken identity. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago man killed by police had gun, officials say; investigator says he was shot in the back

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A Chicago man shot by police Wednesday night produced a gun while being chased, prompting officers to open fire, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Monster’ mother sentenced to 35 years in prison for beating son to death on 4th birthday

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A mother called a “monster” by her own brother in court was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday for beating her 4-year-old son to death nearly seven years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman, 94, fighting city to keep her ‘Impeach President Trump Now’ sign

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A 94-year-old Illinois woman who wants to “Impeach President Trump Now”, according to a large sign on her front lawn, is now fighting the city she lives in to keep her message up. Continue reading

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{FD} Truck driver damaged cars with slingshot, ball bearings on Illinois interstate, police say

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A truck driver from Wisconsin who admitted to using a slingshot and ball bearings to damage vehicles on an Illinois interstate may be involved in similar incidents across four states, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois police department weighing legal action after ‘false’ allegations of brutality in woman’s arrest

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An Illinois police department says it’s exploring ways to pursue legal action against online commentators who falsely accused it of beating up a woman after she broadcast a Facebook Live video showing her swollen face following an arrest. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused of painting swastikas on graves is no stranger to police

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The Illinois man accused of painting swastikas on more than 200 gravestones across Memorial Day weekend has had a long history of run-ins with the law. Continue reading

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{FD} Taco Bell manager stabs employee in dispute over woman, police say

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A Taco Bell employee was stabbed in the abdomen by his manager early Tuesday in the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago police insist ‘some progress made’ despite violent weekend that left 7 dead

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Police report gun violence is dropping this year in Chicago — but it was another bloody Memorial Day weekend in the city. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump defends Chicago police, tweets they ‘have every right to legally protest’

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President Trump tweeted in defense of the Chicago police on Friday evening, saying they had “every right to legally protest,” days after a police union in the city planned a demonstration against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who they claim is “anti-police.”… Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Blue Wednesday’ in Chicago as union takes stand against ‘anti-police’ Mayor Emanuel

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It’s being called “Blue Wednesday” in Chicago as the city’s Fraternal Order of Police organized a unified public demonstration against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who the FOP calls “anti-police.” Continue reading

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{FD} Nearly 20 Chicago elementary school students hospitalized after gas leak

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Seventeen students and one teacher at a Chicago, Illinois, elementary school were hospitalized Tuesday and later released following a possible gas leak in the area. Continue reading

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{FD} Nearly 20 Chicago elementary school students hospitalized after gas leak, report says

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Seventeen Chicago, Illinois, elementary school students and one teacher were hospitalized Tuesday following a potential gas leak in the area, according to a local report. Continue reading

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{FD} Officer gets standing ovation at graduation for stopping school shooting

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A school resource officer was honored at an Illinois high school graduation for his heroic actions after he stopped a school shooter from taking any lives. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago OKs controversial plan for Obama Presidential Center

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Barack Obama’s multimillion dollar plan to build a 12-story museum and library dedicated to his presidency has been approved by a city commission. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Cute puppy’ brought into Illinois police station turns out to be coyote

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Police in Illinois shared a snap of a “puppy” on social media — as well as its true identity. Continue reading

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{FD} Resource officer prevents possible school shooting after man brings gun to Illinois high school

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A resource officer may have prevented a massacre after a 19-year-old former male student allegedly brought a gun inside an Illinois school and opened fire. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois teens bring prom to girl badly burned in bonfire pit explosion

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A 15-year-old girl who suffered third-degree burns after a fire pit exploded was unable to attend her high school’s prom on Saturday. But that all changed thanks to her friends, who brought the prom to her instead. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit alleges ‘con shell game’ to build Obama Center in Chicago park

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The City of Chicago has engaged in “a short con shell game” to help Barack Obama build a 12-story museum and library dedicated to his presidency on public parkland, a new lawsuit alleges. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois death penalty would be reinstated for mass murderers, cop killers under Gov. Rauner’s proposal

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Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed Monday reestablishing the death penalty in Illinois for certain violent criminals. Continue reading

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{FD} States bolster defenses against Russia election hacking

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The Russians attacked Illinois and now authorities vow to protect the state. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-congressman says he’s ‘given up on America’ after sentenced for 3rd conviction

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A former Democratic congressman from Chicago, heading to prison for the third time, says he has “given up on America” and plans to move to Africa after he serves his latest sentence. Continue reading

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{FD} Video shows 11-year-old girl jumping from moving car to escape Chicago-area carjacking

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Surveillance video shows the dramatic moment an 11-year-old girl jumped out the backseat of her father’s moving car at a Chicago-area gas station Friday to escape a carjacker. Continue reading

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{FD} Legalizing marijuana could lead to police K9 dogs being killed, Illinois official warns

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An Illinois county official reportedly told a local paper that if the state legalizes marijuana, it may result in the possible euthanasia for K-9s trained at seeking out the drug. Continue reading

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{FD} Shooting of ATF agent in Chicago prompts manhunt for suspect, $61G reward offer

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Authorities in Chicago continued their search early Saturday for a suspect who shot a federal agent in the face during a joint operation with the city’s police force in what officials called a pre-dawn ambush. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois Senate passes bill that requires LGBT history in public schools

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The Illinois Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would require public schools in the state to teach lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) history, as well as use inclusive and “non-discriminatory” textbooks. Continue reading

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{FD} Southwest Airlines flight diverts to Cleveland due to broken window

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A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Newark diverted to Cleveland on Wednesday after a window broke, the airline confirmed. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Pine village massacre’ killer released from prison, moves near elementary school

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A 77-year-old man convicted of killing five people at Illinois restaurant in 1972 was granted parole late last week prompting a school district to issue a community alert after he moved across the street from an elementary school. Continue reading

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{FD} Ken Bone says son was suspended from school for gun-range photo

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Ken Bone – known for the now infamous red cardigan worn at a 2016 presidential election debate – claims his son has been suspended from school after he posted a photo of the duo learning how to shoot an AR-15 at a gun range. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois mayor appears to threaten police chief’s job after being booked for suspected DUI

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An Illinois mayor appeared to threaten the job of his village’s police chief when the politician was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence — just hours after delivering his State of the Village speech on April 12, a police report revealed. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago police spot ‘elderly’ woman pushing another woman’s body in shopping cart

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An elderly woman was found pushing a shopping cart with another woman’s dead body inside on the South Side of Chicago Saturday night, police said. Continue reading

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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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