An Overdose First For Chicago: A Drug 10,000 Times Stronger Than MorphineCarfentanil is commonly used by veterinarians to immobilize large animals. WBBM's Michele Fiore reports.
Homeless Ask City To Let Them Keep Tents Under LSD ViaductsHomeless people who live under Lake Shore Drive viaducts asked the city on Friday to show some compassion and stop the cleanings that force them to remove their belongings.
Catholic Charities' Toy Drive Needs Help Meeting Christmas GoalA major charity has been falling well short of its goal of toys and other gifts for its annual gift-giving campaign for thousands of needy children.
Salvation Army Freedom Center Helping Addicts RecoverDonations to the Salvation Army help in a lot of ways.
Frigid Temperatures Continue; Heavy Snow Coming This WeekendGet ready for a one-two punch from Mother Nature. Bitter cold already has arrived, and lots of snow is expected this weekend.
City, Salvation Army Establish Triage Program For HomelessChicago has expanded its partnership with the Salvation Army to guide homeless families to a path back to stability.
Whooping Cough Cases Reported At 3 Suburban SchoolsA dozen cases of highly contagious whooping cough have been reported at two high schools and a middle school in the northwest suburbs.
Flu Kept At Bay So Far This Winter, Health Expert SaysDoctors instead have seen an increase in a type of upper respiratory cold and cough -- still unpleasant, but not influenza.
Fatal House Fire May Have Been Sparked By Christmas Display: OfficialFire Department Spokesman Larry Langford says there were no working smoke detectors in the Southwest Side home.
Former Fremd Runner Honored Through Free Heart Tests For StudentsA couple thousand high school students in Palatine were being tested for a genetic heart condition on Thursday, thanks to the generosity of an alum’s family.
Kirk Tells Illinois "Take Heart" In Last Speech On Senate FloorU.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said farewell to his colleagues on Capitol Hill on Friday.
Rauner Calls Off Leaders' Meetings Until Democrats Present Budget PlanIt appears Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state’s four legislative leaders won’t be meeting again Thursday as planned to discuss the ongoing budget impasse.

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