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Babysitter Injured After Tree Branch Falls, Pins Her At North Side Park

A tree branch fell on a babysitter who was watching three children at a park in the north side Rogers Park neighborhood.

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One of two suspects who took eight people hostage in Harvey is taken into custody Wednesday morning. (Credit: CBS)

Nephew Of Hostage Says Aunt Shaken Up But Ok, Calls Her A “Hero”

When the four children were released by the hostage-takers, it was one of the adult hostages who was allowed to escort them out – and then had to turn around and come back to the house.

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Senator speaks about keeping people from joining gangs at Cook County Jail Division  11. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Kirk Meets With Gang Members During Tour Of Cook County Jail

Sen. Mark Kirk is applauding law enforcement’s efforts to stop gangs. He focused on more than one program in a tour of Cook County Jail on Wednesday, reports WBBM’s Craig Delimore reports.

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Joffrey Ballet To Livestream Rehearsal Of Swan Lake On Youtube Thursday

Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet is doing something tomorrow no other ballet company has ever done, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

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Firefighters douse a blaze after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac Megantic in Canada's Quebec province on July 6, 2013, sparking explosions that engulfed about 30 buildings in fire.  More than 40 people were killed as a result of the crash and fire. (Photo redit: François Laplante-Delagrave/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayors Call For Improved Safety Measures For Oil Trains

Federal railroad officials got an earful Wednesday from the mayors of several Chicago area towns that have been affected by a growing number of increasingly long trains hauling crude oil and other volatile materials.

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