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Ford Suppliers In Hammond, Ind. Go On Strike

Nearly 800 workers at a Hammond manufacturing facility that supplies seats for Ford’s Chicago plant walked off the job this morning.

09/13/2014

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Thief Makes Off With Boy Scouts’ Collection Box

It’s not quite taking candy from a baby, but stealing a Boy Scout troop’s money is still pretty low.

09/12/2014

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Bulls Open New Practice Facility On West Side

Team chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said the 60,000-square-foot Advocate Center, at the corner of Monroe and Wood streets, will lend to the continued revitalization of the city’s Near West Side.

09/12/2014

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Merrillville Officer’s Killer Was In Financial Trouble, But Had No Criminal Record

Authorities in northwest Indiana said they have found no reason to explain why a man shot and killed Merrillville Police Officer Nickolaus Schultz last week as police were investigating his recent eviction.

09/12/2014

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Watchdog Accuses Chicago Public Schools Of Violating Open Records Law

The Chicago Public Schools have been hit with a lawsuit accusing the administration of violating the law when it comes to providing the public with information about how the district is run.

09/12/2014

Rendering of two new pedestrian and bicycle bridges over Lake Shore Drive at 41st Street and 43rd Street. (Credit: Cordogan Clark & Associates)

Construction Set For Two New Bridges Linking Bronzeville To Lakefront

Construction has been slated to begin this fall on two new pedestrian and bicycle bridges over Lake Shore Drive at 41st and 43rd streets. They will replace an outdated bridge at 43rd Street that has no ramp for bicycle or wheelchair access.

09/12/2014

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Three Men, Including Convicted Killer, Charged In Little Village Burglary Ring

Police believe the three are responsible for a 16-month string of burglaries from Little Village homes, businesses, and garages.

09/12/2014

Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and NorthShore University Evanston Hospital. (Credit: Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem)

Advocate, NorthShore Hospitals To Merge

Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem plan to join forces to create Advocate NorthShore Health Partners, which would be the largest non-profit hospital system in Illinois.

09/12/2014

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Taxi Slowdown Staged To Demand Fare Hike, Regulations For Competitors

It was not immediately clear how many of the city’s 7,000 taxicabs would be idled by any slowdown. Attempts in the past by taxi drivers to stage work slowdowns have generally been unsuccessful because the drivers have not been well-organized.

09/11/2014

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River Forest Honors 9-11 Victims With 13th Annual LemonAid Charity Event

In River Forest, people are honoring the victims of 9-11 by raising money for charity at the 13th Annual LemonAid event.

09/11/2014

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Congressmen Disappointed FAA Won’t Take Another Look At O’Hare Noise Levels

“Extremely disappointing” is how three Illinois congressmen describe the FAA’s decision to NOT do another review of O’Hare noise levels.

09/11/2014

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Health Officials Urge People To Take Basic Precautions To Prevent Spread Of Enterovirus

Chicago health officials say there’s an increase in respiratory problems at some emergency rooms, but how many and why has yet to be determined.

09/11/2014

One of Chicago's most festive occasions, the Chicago Pride Parade, happened on Sunday, June 24th. With a record-breaking 850,000 people, it was a blast! Check out these photos from B96. (credit: B96 Chicago)

Alderman Says Preliminary Results Of Survey Split On Whether Or Not To Move Pride Parade Downtown

The alderman who conducted a survey on whether the gay pride parade should be moved says he has some very preliminary results.

09/11/2014

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U Of C Scientists Put Together Skeleton Of 50-Foot Dinosaur, Largest Land Predator Ever Discovered

It’s taken over a century to put together the skeleton of a dinosaur that nightmares are made of.

09/11/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk discusses his recovery from a stroke, a day before he returns to work at the U.S. Capitol. Kirk suffered the stroke on Jan. 23, 2012, and underwent extensive rehabilitation before his scheduled return to the Senate on Jan. 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Kirk Urges Republican Colleagues Not To Play Politics With Military Action Against ISIS

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is warning fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill against trying to score political points over President Obama’s plan to attack and destroy the Islamic State terrorists, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/11/2014

The Lincoln Park Zoo set up 100 cameras across the Chicago area, which photographed various wildlife including foxes, coyotes, snapper turtles, hermit thrushes, and Virginia rails. (Credit: Chicago Wildlife Watch)

Lincoln Park Zoo Asks For Help From Chicagoans To Catalog Native Wildlife

There more to urban life than pigeons and dog, and the Lincoln Park Zoo is enlisting Chicagoans to sort through thousands of pictures to see what’s around and how they can coexist with people.

09/11/2014

A hijacked commercial plane approaches the World Trade Center shortly before crashing into the landmark skyscraper Sept. 11, 2001 in New York. (SETH MCALLISTER/AFP/Getty Images)

9/11 Survivors And Relatives Strive To Honor Victims

A northwest Indiana man who survived the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center 13 years ago said the fight against terrorism is a never-ending battle.

09/11/2014

Housing advocates call for more City Council oversight of the Chicago Housing Authority. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/CBS)

Aldermen Call For More Council Oversight Of Chicago Housing Authority

Some aldermen have said a hoard of money at the Chicago Housing Authority is evidence someone needs to keep a closer watch on the agency.

09/11/2014

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Chris O’Donnell Helping Teach Good Sportsmanship

Chris O’Donnell, star of NCIS: Los Angeles, said his parents and coaches instilled a sense of civility in him and his teammates when he was growing up in Chicago’s northern suburbs.

09/11/2014

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Demonstrators Hold Anti-War Protest Downtown

There was a protest outside the Kluczynski Federal Building downtown three hours before President Obama’s speech, but it was easy to miss.

09/10/2014