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Democratic congressman arrested outside White House during rally for illegal immigrants

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Rep. Luis Gutierrez was arrested outside the White House on Tuesday during a rally demonstrating support for the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Continue reading

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Member of cannibalistic Chicago ‘Ripper Crew’ to be released in September

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A member of the Chicago “Ripper Crew” believed responsible for 20 cult-like mutilation sex slayings three decades ago is on the brink of being paroled, leaving the family of one of the victims shocked and outraged, the Chicago Tribune reports. Continue reading

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Hidden camera found inside women’s bathroom at Illinois Walgreen’s

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A hidden camera was discovered inside a women’s bathroom at an Illinois Walgreen’s, police said. Continue reading

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John Wayne Gacy victim identified more than 40 years after disappearance

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A Chicago-area sheriff announced Wednesday that his office has identified a teenager who vanished in the 1970s as a victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Continue reading

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Police trying to stem Chicago violence face cuts due to soda tax plan

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More than 110 sheriff recruits and trainees in one of Illinois’ most violent counties were laid off this week – because of a soda tax. Continue reading

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Chicago officials used city email for racist jokes, Inspector General says

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Emails that have been released by Chicago’s Inspector General show racist and sexist conversations between employees of the Chicago Department of Water Management. Continue reading

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Activists scale Trump Tower, raise ‘Resist and Defend’ banner

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Seven members of the environmental organization Greenpeace are in custody after unfurling an anti-Trump banner at Chicago’s Trump Tower. Continue reading

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Illinois man suspected of kidnapping Chinese scholar was recorded explaining his ‘ideal victim’ at vigil, prosecutors say

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The suspect in the abduction of a Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois was reportedly recorded explaining his “ideal victim” to an unnamed person at a vigil, prosecutors said. Continue reading

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AT&T landline service in Illinois to end, pending FCC approval

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More than a million landline customers in Illinois may soon need to rethink their communication methods. Continue reading

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Chicago’s July 4th weekend sees 64 shot, 8 of them killed

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While the July 4th weekend was one of celebrations and family gatherings for most Americans, it was filled with violence in Chicago with more than 60 shootings, four of them fatal. Continue reading

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Chicago man drowns trying to save nephew on Lake Michigan beach

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A Chicago man jumped off a boat to save his 11-year-old nephew who had fallen off an inner tube near the 63rd Street Beach Monday afternoon. Continue reading

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‘Abduction 101’: Feds say suspect in Chinese scholar’s disappearance visited bondage website

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An Illinois man has been accused of kidnapping a visiting Chinese scholar weeks after he visited a bondage and sadomasochism fetish website forum called “Abduction 101.” Continue reading

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Laquan McDonald murder case: Officer Jason Van Dyke takes the stand

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The Chicago police officer accused of fatally shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald took the stand on Wednesday for the first time in his murder case. Continue reading

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FBI locates car related to missing University of Illinois scholar

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The FBI said Tuesday it located the car that a missing Chinese scholar studying at the University of Illinois was last seen getting into earlier this month. Continue reading

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Illinois Lottery suspends Powerball and Mega Millions amid budget crisis

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The Illinois Lottery is suspending all Powerball and Mega Millions sales in the state because of the ongoing budget crisis. Continue reading

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Laquan McDonald case: 3 Chicago police officers indicted

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Three Chicago police officers were indicted Tuesday on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, saying the officers lied when they alleged the black teenager “… Continue reading

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Illinois could be 1st state with ‘junk’ credit status due to budget

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Illinois is on track to become the first U.S. state to have its credit rating downgraded to “junk” status, which would deepen its multibillion-dollar deficit and cost taxpayers more for years to come. Continue reading

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Chainsaw attack nearly slices off arm of Illinois man in love triangle

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An Illinois man accused of almost severing a man’s arm off on Monday in Arlington Heights, a Chicago suburb, carried out the attack because the victim was seeing the suspect’s estranged wife, prosecutors said. Continue reading

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Scalise upgraded as FBI says gunman James Hodgkinson had 200 rounds of ammo in storage unit, FBI investigators say

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The shooter who opened fire at a Republican baseball practice last week had more than 200 rounds of ammunition stored at a local storage unit, FBI investigators said. Continue reading

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Illinois student missing: $40G reward offered

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The family of a 26-year-old Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois has joined officials offering $40,000 for information leading to an arrest in the disappearance of Yingying Zhang. Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor sailor laid to rest after 75 years

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It’s been 75 years since Robert Temple`s family last heard from him and now the family say they will now be able to give him the honor he deserves. Continue reading

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Three girls lock themselves inside bathroom during scary home invasion

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Three young girls were home alone Thursday morning when burglars broke in through a back window. Continue reading

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Scalise shooter went to Washington to “fix the tax system,” wife says

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The wife of James Hodgkinson, the gunman who shot Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., at a baseball field in Virginia Wednesday, said her husband traveled to Washington, D.C. to “fix the tax system.” Continue reading

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Illinois officer injured, burglary suspect killed in gun battle

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An Illinois officer was wounded early Tuesday in a gun battle with a burglary suspect who was killed, police said. Continue reading

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Child found in Illinois garage may have been killed in 2013

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Police believe the remains of a child found in the garage of a vacant Illinois home had been there four years. Continue reading

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Illegal immigrants now have ringtone alerting them from deportation

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Unite Here Local 1 launched the Spanish-language ringtone on its website Sunday. The union has a large immigrant membership. Continue reading

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Chicago man, 98, turns $1,000 in stock into $2 million and donates it all to wildlife

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A Chicago man who bought $1,000 worth of stock 70 years ago grew that money into millions, and has donated the money to create a wildlife sanctuary. Continue reading

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Illinois man jumps into moving car to save a stranger’s life: See the video

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An Illinois man risked his own safety to help a complete stranger suffering a seizure, and it’s all caught on dash cam. Continue reading

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Is improving Chicago’s grim crime rate Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s top priority?

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The good news coming out of Chicago also serves as a sad reminder of just how bad the city’s violence is: 239 people were murdered as of May 31, according to Chicago Police. Continue reading

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Veterans ‘burial flags’ snatched from Graceland Cemetery during Memorial Day weekend

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The four stolen flags, known for draping veterans’ coffins during funerals, are valued at $150 each. Continue reading

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Illinois soldier gets airline ticket home, thanks to a stranger

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A stranger bought an airline ticket for Keaton Tilson, 19, so he could go home to Illinois to see his family on Memorial Day weekend. Continue reading

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Northwestern free-speech fight ensues after campus protesters shut down ICE representative’s talk

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Student protesters shut down a class on the campus of Northwestern University this week. Continue reading

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Chicago woman accused of ramming officer’s daughter into tree after argument, killing her

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A 24-year-old woman was charged with using an SUV to ram a Chicago police officer’s daughter into a tree and run her over multiple times Friday night in the Morgan Park neighborhood. Continue reading

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Parents sue Palestinian groups to collect on jury award

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The parents of a 17-year-old yeshiva student killed by Hamas terrorists in 1996 have sued two Chicago-area Palestinian-American groups to collect on a legal judgment. Continue reading

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Parents sue American-Palestinian groups to collect on unpaid jury reward

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The parents of a 17-year-old yeshiva student fatally shot in the West Bank by Hamas terrorists in 1996 filed a federal lawsuit Friday against two Chicago-area Palestinian-American groups to collect on a legal judgment stemming from the death. Continue reading

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Woman shoots Chicago officer; protective vest saves his life

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Authorities say a Chicago police officer has been shot in an incident on the city’s West Side. Continue reading

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Chicago hits 200 homicides so far in 2017

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A man shot to death late Tuesday on the South Side of Chicago became the city’s 200th homicide of the year. Continue reading

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Chicago inmates can now order pizza directly to their cells

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Inmates in the Cook County Jail can now order pizza delivered directly to their cells. Continue reading

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Chicago police warns officers about gangs armed with high-powered rifles

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The Chicago Police Department warned its officers Monday about gangs armed with high-powered weapons, after three people were shot to death over the weekend and two cops were targeted in an ambush last week. Continue reading

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Prosecutors seek 11-years for man who gave advice in slaying

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Federal prosecutors in Chicago are asking for up to 11 years in prison for a man who offered advice to his cousin in the 2014 murder of a woman at an Indonesian resort. Continue reading

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3 victims in 2 shootings were killed in ongoing gang war

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Chicago police say they believe the two people who were shot and killed during a memorial for a man fatally shot earlier that day were all members of the same street gang and were likely killed by a rival gang. Continue reading

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Illinois woman accused of trying to poison her 17-month-old stepdaughter

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An Illinois toddler who was a “constant reminder of a forbidden relationship” escaped serious injury at the hands of her stepmom, and now that woman will stand trial for her alleged actions, prosecutors say. Continue reading

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2 dead, 8 wounded in shooting at Chicago memorial for earlier death

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Police say 10 people were shot in Chicago, and two of them have died, after suspected gang members opened fire on a group attending a memorial for another man killed earlier in the day. Continue reading

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10 people shot during memorial for earlier Chicago death

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Police say 10 people were shot in Chicago, and two of them have died, after suspected gang members opened fire on a group attending a memorial for another man killed earlier in the day. Continue reading

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Chicago gang helped investigators in officers’ shooting

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Chicago police say two plainclothes officers shot last week were mistaken for rival street-gang members and that other gang members cooperated with police when that became clear. Continue reading

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Fire destroys Illinois ‘squatter’ home where toddler Semaj Crosby found dead

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The condemned Illinois home where a 16-month-old girl was found dead last month was set on fire Saturday and burned to ground. Continue reading

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4 dead, 8 hurt in Chicago crash involving CTA bus

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Four people were killed and eight others injured in a crash Sunday involving a Chicago city bus and an automobile. Continue reading

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Teen charged in shooting that wounded 2 Chicago officers

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An 18-year-old has been charged for his alleged role in a shooting that wounded two plainclothes Chicago police officers as they sat inside an unmarked vehicle. Continue reading

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Chicago police on edge following targeted attack

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The hosts of ‘The Five’ on Friday discussed the problem of Chicago’s gang violence and the targeting of police officers. Continue reading

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California police make arrest in 2004 killing of two Christian camp counselors

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California police are “confident” they have now solved a double murder case that has stumped investigators since 2004. Continue reading

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