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Man Who Left Suspicious Bag Outside Obama’s Home Claimed To Be President’s Son

A 20-year-old man whose interaction with police and Secret Service agents outside of President Obama’s Kenwood home earlier this week prompted a bomb squad response has been ordered held on $250,000 bond.

07/31/2015

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Small Dog Killed By Larger Pet, Owner Cited: Lincolnwood Police

Lincolnwood police say the attack occurred Thursday as a 10-year-old girl, her eight-year-old brother and two friends walked the family’s dog in Rowley Park.

07/31/2015

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Summer Vacation Almost Over For Students In Mundelein

Summer vacation is almost over for high school students in north suburban Mundelein, where the first day of classes is Aug. 11, two or more weeks before most districts.

07/29/2015

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South Holland Police Chief Unhappy With Officer’s Conduct During Traffic Stop

On cell phone video, a South Holland police officer is heard cursing at a young driver, Rodney Wilson, trying to get him to leave his car.

07/28/2015

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6-Year-Old Boy Killed In Gary Church Bus Crash Near Indianapolis

A six-year-old boy died and 10 other people were hurt Tuesday when a bus from a Gary church en route to a national youth convention in Dayton, Ohio., hit a tree, flipped over and caught fire.

07/28/2015

A dog at the Animal Welfare League shelter in Chicago Ridge. (Credit: CBS)

Shelters Turn More Often To Social Media To Find Homes For Animals

If you are an animal lover and spend a lot of time online, you have probably seen pleas from rescue groups seeking homes for unwanted dogs and cats. The area’s biggest no-kill shelter welcomes the trend.

07/24/2015

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WATCH: Norridge Cops Save Disabled Resident From House Fire

(CBS) — This is a story about heroic events captured on a police dash camera. Police in northwest suburban Norridge have posted video on Facebook of officers rescuing a man who almost died in a smoky […]

07/23/2015

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Texas Jail Forms Say Sandra Bland Had Previous Suicide Attempt

The sheriff at that Texas jail now says Sandra Bland told authorities as she was being booked into jail that she had previously tried to kill herself.

07/22/2015

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Speed Bumps Being Installed On Lower Wacker To Deter Drag Racers

Days after a man crashed his car and died during a drag race on Lower Wacker Drive, changes are being made to try to make it impossible.

07/21/2015

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Northwestern Students, Faculty To Get Free Rides On CTA Bus Route

Northwestern University is parking its Ryan Field shuttle buses and will let CTA do the job, beginning this fall.

07/15/2015

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Free Dog Healthcare Clinic Held On West Side

Nearly 200 West Side dogs received free health care and more during a three-hour clinic in the parking lot of the Austin district police station on West Madison Street.

07/11/2015

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More Than 100 Protest State Budget Stalemate Outside Thompson Center

Many of those who marched are state employees, including DCFS worker Stephen Mittons, who said the neediest and most vulnerable are being put in the middle.

07/11/2015

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Cook County Board Expected To Consider Sales Tax Hike Next Week

Board President Toni Preckwinkle is seeking to reinstate the tax — first enacted during the administration of predecessor Todd Stroger — primarily to cover the county’s pension shortfall.

07/10/2015

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Evening Purple Line Express Test Falling Short Of Expectations

Time is running out on the experimental CTA mid-evening Purple Express train, which faces an uncertain future.

07/10/2015

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CTA Purple Line Revamp Begins July 20

Most of the work will be done overnights and on weekends, which should minimize the inconvenience to the 13,000 riders who use the Evanston Express each weekday.

07/09/2015

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Emanuel To Rauner: Stop ‘Personalizing’ Budget And Pension Fight With Madigan

A day after Gov. Bruce Rauner told Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to either fall in line with his agenda or pass a tax hike on his own, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is warning Rauner that doing so was a bad move.

07/09/2015

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Elderly Man Falls Into Septic Tank

Warrenville Fire Protection District firefighters were called to a home at 29W571 Albright late Wednesday afternoon by the wife of a 78-year-old man who slid head first into his septic tank while working on the tank’s pump.

07/09/2015

Governor Bruce Rauner waits for the arrival of  President Barack Obama at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on February 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama used the event to designate Chicago's historic Pullman district a national monument. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Rauner Challenging Lawmakers To Pass Reforms Or Raise Taxes

The governor issued a challenge to Democrats: support reforms or raise taxes.

07/08/2015

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Weather Not Ideal For Mosquito Abatement

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District’s David Zazra says it’s not your imagination: the influx is worse than usual.

07/08/2015

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Evanston, Chicago Police Stage Joint Roll Call Along Border

Police Tuesday staged a show of force and cooperation on the city’s northern border.

07/07/2015

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