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Suspicious Backpack Left Near President Obama’s House, Man Questioned

Police say a man was taken into custody shortly after he dropped the backpack near the concrete barriers outside the Obama family’s Chicago home about 11:30 a.m. Thursday.


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Best Summer Backpacking Trips In America

While it’s important to understand how to be prepared and stay safe during a backpacking trip, even if it’s only for the day, there’s a wealth of natural beauty to explore throughout the country. The following are just five of the best summer backpacking trips in America.


Rashaad L. Byrd, 27, of the 200 block Highpoint, Romeoville, charged in connection with a 7-year-old bringing a gun to Gifford Elementary School in Elgin. (Credit: Elgin Police)

Man Charged After Boy Brings Loaded Gun To Elgin School

A 7-year-old boy brought a loaded handgun to a northwest suburban elementary school Thursday morning, and the man who allegedly brought the gun to the boy’s home is being held on a $250,000 bond.


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Would-Be Wrigleyville Bomber Sentenced To 23 Years

A man who was plotting to set off a bomb near Wrigley Field was sentenced to 23 years in prison by a federal judge on Thursday.


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CPS, Groupon Ask For Help To Give School Supplies To Needy Kids

It’s almost back-to-school time, and the Chicago Public School system is asking for your help in providing supplies to kids who need them.

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Elgin Man Convicted Of Killing High Schooler Over Backpack

An Elgin man has been convicted of stabbing a high school student to death last year while trying to rob the boy of a backpack.


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Cops: Man Says He Had Pipe Bomb In Backpack 2 Years

Police in one suburb stop a man on the street and find an explosive backpack surprise.