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Attorney: Father’s Death In Tent Collapse ‘Will Be Litigated Exhaustively’

Steven Nincic, 35, was taking shelter from a thunderstorm inside a large canvas tent at Prairie Fest on Sunday, when a strong gust of wind caused the tent to collapse, killing Nincic.

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A lifeguard is caught on video apparently lying down on the job. (You Tube)

Lifeguard Whistleblower Upset About Incident At Beach

A 32-year old man who took a video of his critical exchange with a loafing Gary lifeguard says he was very upset about what he saw last weekend.

07/30/2015

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Charges Possible After Pair Suspected Of Starting Fires In Gary

Gary police say charges will be considered today against two men arrested a couple of days ago for deliberately starting fires in vacant buildings.

07/30/2015

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Downtown Staffing Agency Holds “No Emails Day” To Encourage Employees To Use Phones

A staffing and recruiting company downtown did something a little out of the ordinary today. It staged a “No Email Day.”

07/29/2015

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City Switching Residents To ComEd For Electricity

Electricity users in the city of Chicago are going to find themselves with choices over the next month or so as the city ends its bulk discount program for buying electricity.

07/29/2015

A lifeguard is caught on video apparently lying down on the job. (You Tube)

Gary Lifeguard Dismissed For Lying Down On The Job

On a hot summer day like today one might want to cool off in Lake Michigan, with the assurance that lifeguards have your back.

07/28/2015

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Students At West Side Elementary School Creating Peace Mural

Some West Side elementary school students are letting it be known through their artwork how they feel about the violence that has plagued their community.

07/27/2015

Police officers cordon off the scene after two officers shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun at them. Witnesses claimed the man did not have a gun, and was not a threat to police. (Credit: CBS)

Police Officers Shoot Man In Englewood

Chicago police officers shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun at them early Wednesday in the Englewood neighborhood, although some residents said police shot an unarmed man during a memorial for a friend who died in a crash three years ago.

07/22/2015

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Shot-Up Car On Eisenhower Might Have Been Involved In Bellwood Shooting

A bullet-riddled car found on the Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago early Wednesday might have been shot in west suburban Bellwood.

07/22/2015

Officer Erin Carlquist (L) and Officer Lissette Rosado (R) working with youngsters in a math and science club designed to help children learn something new, and improve police relations with the community. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Police Help Form Math And Science Club For West Side Kids

Some Chicago police officers have become involved in an effort on the West Side to spark interest in math and science among children, and in the process have improved relations with the community.

07/21/2015

Harper Lee's new book "Go Set A Watchman" on shelves after its release at the Barnes and Nobel in New York July 14, 2015. Copies of Harper Lee's eagerly awaited, but controversial second novel flew off the shelves more than half a century after the groundbreaking success of "To Kill a Mockingbird." AFP PHOTO/KENA BETANCUR        (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Despite Controversial Character Changes, Harper Lee Fans Eager To Read Mockingbird Sequel

The sequel to Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill A Mockingbird hit store shelves on Tuesday, and while readers might already know the characters in Go Set A Watchman, they certainly aren’t the same as we remember.

07/14/2015

Central Avenue Beach along the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has been closed due to hazardous conditions, as the beach has eroded to almost nothing, and the high winds of the last few weeks have exposed asphalt and other unsafe surfaces. The previous trail to the beach is now an 8 foot drop-off.  (Credit: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore/Facebook)

Central Beach Closed Due To Erosion Along Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Chief Ranger Mike Bremer said the beach at Central Avenue, on the east side of Beverly Shores, has been closed indefinitely, because high waves last week washed away the sand, leaving an eight-foot drop-off, which has at its base some jagged pieces of an old road that used to run along the beach.

07/13/2015

Cosmopolitan Marketplace in Aurora features LED chandeliers, a Brazilian Steakhouse, and a full meat processing plant. (Credit: Cosmopolitan Marketplace/Facebook)

Glitzy New Aurora Store Brings The Wow Factor To Grocery Shopping

You don’t need to wear a top hat and spats when you visit the Chicago area’s newest grocery store, but you might feel like you should.

07/10/2015

Confederate Mound at Oak Woods Cemetery is a monument on the site of a mass grave for Confederate soldiers who died in a prisoner of war camp in Chicago during the Civil War. (Credit: National Park Service)

Chicago Home To Monument To Thousands Of Confederate Soldiers

It hasn’t generally been taught in Chicago schools, but the city is home to a memorial to Confederate soldiers, at a cemetery in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.

07/10/2015

Two cyclists ride on the new Century Trail in DuPage County. (Credit: Facebook/Forest Preserve District of DuPage County)

DuPage Forest Preserves To Open New Century Trail

As part of its 100th anniversary, the DuPage County Forest Preserve District has put together a 100-mile biking and hiking trail linking existing trails.

07/09/2015

Retailers at Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora hosted a job fair on July 9, 2015, as the mall prepared to open 50 new stores. (Credit: Facebook/Chicago Premium Outlets)

Expanding Aurora Outlet Mall Hosts Job Fair To Staff New Stores

Hundreds of jobs were up-for-grabs Thursday at a job fair in Aurora. Chicago Premium Outlets is expanding, with 50 new stores slated to open late next month.

07/09/2015

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Pfleger: Shaming Father Of 7-Year-Old Murder Victim Might Be Counterproductive

Outspoken anti-violence activist Rev. Michael Pfleger said Chicago’s mayor and police superintendent might have gone too far in the past couple days, in their criticism of the father of a 7-year-old boy who was slain over the July 4th weekend.

07/08/2015

A general view of atmosphere during Fare Thee Well, A Tribute To The Grateful Dead at Soldier Field on July 3, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

Police Keep Focus Elsewhere As Deadheads Light Up For Final Shows

With more than 210,000 Deadheads crowding Soldier Field for three nights over the weekend, it should be no surprise there was a pervasive smell of marijuana in the air in and around the stadium as the Grateful Dead bid a final farewell to their fans.

07/07/2015

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Sen. Kirk Pushing To Maintain Funding For Grants Promoting Interest In Space, Science

Senator Mark Kirk says President Barack Obama wanted to cut, by a third, the Space Grant Program that funds research, education and service projects designed to promote an interest in space and the sciences.

07/06/2015

A general view of atmosphere during Fare Thee Well, A Tribute To The Grateful Dead at Soldier Field on July 3, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

Grateful Dead Shows Shatter Record For Soldier Field Ticket Sales

The long strange trip is over for The Grateful Dead, and their farewell shows have gone down in the record books as by far the most popular concerts in Soldier Field history.

07/06/2015

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