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State's Attorney Candidate Pushes Idea Of Dedicated Gun CourtOne of the two challengers running against Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez next year has said she wants to do better to crack down on gun violence, but she can’t agree with the cornerstone of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s wish list for new state gun laws.
Even On The North Side, Cardinals Fans Have A Playoff HavenCardinals fans – and maybe a few White Sox fans – eager to watch Friday’s Cubs-Cardinals playoff game in a sea of red in Chicago have an option. An Old Town bar is getting ready for Game 1 of the National League Division Series.
Lake County Authorities Hold Active Shooter Drill At Wadsworth SchoolEven the thought of a shooting at their child’s school is terrifying for parents, but officials in Lake County said they want to make sure they’re prepared should it ever happen, so they were staging an emergency drill in Wadsworth on Friday.
Wrigleyville "Busy Like Summertime" Ahead Of Cubs-Cardinals Playoff MatchupIt’s playoff pandemonium in Chicago. The mood is electric as Cubs fans can barely wait for Friday night’s National League Division Series opener against the archrival Cardinals in St. Louis.
Cameras, Microchips, Sensors Help Ensure Safety At Chicago MarathonHow do you plan for 45,000 runners and 1.7 million spectators at Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon? It starts months in advance, with the help of lots of people and technology.
Thayer: Bears Should Start Grasu At CenterEven though rookie Bears center Hroniss Grasu has yet to take a snap in a regular-season game, radio analyst Tom Thayer thinks he should get the start Sunday against the Chiefs.
McHenry Teachers Strike Enters Day 7Negotiations for a new contract for more than 150 teachers and staff at McHenry Community High School District 156 ended around 1:30 a.m. Friday. Some progress was made, but teachers and the district still have not reached a deal.
Burglar Breaks In Twice At Plainfield BakeryThe offender left significant damage behind at Cathy's Sweet Creations, WBBM's Steve Miller reports.
Kane Coroner Finds Relative Of Unclaimed Woman, In AustraliaTwo years ago, Rob Russell released the names of the unclaimed to the news media. Nine thousand miles away in Australia, a woman recognized one of the names as her cousin's.
Chicago Marathon Organizers Preparing For Warm WeatherRace officials with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon were taking a wait-and-see approach to the potential for temperatures that will be warmer than ideal for runners on Sunday.
Feds: Ex-CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett To Plead Guilty To Corruption ChargesThe indictment alleges she steered no-bid contracts to SUPES for kickbacks and bribes. Byrd-Bennett, 66, of Solon, Ohio, is charged with 15 counts of mail fraud and five counts of wire fraud in the indictment.
Without Government Aid, Recovery From April Tornado Slow In FairdaleThe EF-4 tornado that hit Fairdale on April 9 has been described as the area's greatest natural disaster in generations.