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Opinion: No, The Year-To-Year Rise In Law Enforcement Officer Deaths Isn’t Because People Hate Cops

Who knows, maybe there is a grand conspiracy to murder police officers. But you know what? The numbers provided by the FBI don’t come close to proving that. If you say otherwise, you are a liar.

06/09/2015

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Man Dies In Lockup At Jefferson Park District Police Station

Johnny Lopez was in custody at the 16th District station at 5151 N. Milwaukee Av. when he was found unresponsive in the lockup area about 8 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

06/04/2015

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Woman Dies After Falling From Outdoor Staircase At UIC

UIC police were investigating after a 20-year-old woman fell off the second-floor stairwell of the Behavioral Science Building, at 1007 W. Harrison St., around 4 a.m. Friday.

05/08/2015

An elderly man was found dead after a house fire Tuesday morning on Claim Street in Aurora. (Credit: Aurora Fire Department)

Man Found Dead After Aurora House Fire

A neighbor saw smoke coming from a home in the 500 block of Claim Street about 7:30 a.m. and called 911, according to a statement from the Aurora Fire Department. Firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the second floor of the home, where they discovered the 73-year-old dead, according to the statement.

05/05/2015

Award-winning Esquire writer Josh Ozersky onstage at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's Meatopia: The Q Revolution presented by Creekstone Farms hosted by Guy Fieri curated by Josh Ozersky during the 2015 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE at Beachside at Delano on February 21, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for SOBEWFF)

Food Writer Josh Ozersky Found Dead In Chicago

A James Beard Award winner, Ozersky was the former editor of New York magazine’s Grub Street food blog and author of “Colonel Sanders and the American Dream” (2012), “The Hamburger: A History” (2008) and “Meet Me In Manhattan: A Carnivore’s Guide to New York City” (2003). In October he became edit0r-at-large at Esquire.

05/05/2015

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Cyclist Who Tried To Cross Route 394 Struck And Killed By Vehicle

About 7:49 p.m., Robert Kirn was riding his bicycle on Route 394 near East Sauk Trail Road in Chicago Heights when he attempted to cross both north and southbound traffic, Illinois State Police said.

05/01/2015

Former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker (Supplied Photo)

Former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker Dead At 92

Former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker, who spent four tumultuous years in the governor’s office and nearly 18 painful months as an inmate in federal prison, died Wednesday. He was 92.

04/29/2015

Cardinal Francis George at the installation Mass for Archbishop Blase Cupich at Holy Name Cathedral on November 18, 2014 in Chicago. (Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast-Pool/Getty Images)

Cardinal George Feared Death, And The Unknown Afterlife

“I fear the unknown, and what happens after death is unknown. I mean, in faith we believe that we will live forever, and that God calls us to live with him if we cooperate with his Grace. I believe that sincerely, profoundly, but I don’t know what that means,” Cardinal George told WBBM Newsradio’s “At Issue” in November.

04/23/2015

Barbara Blaine, founder of SNAP (CBS)

Don’t Forget Abuse Victims, Cardinal George Critic Says

Grief at the passing of Chicago’s Francis Cardinal George should not completely overshadow sex abuse that occurred on his watch as archbishop, a frequent adversary said Friday.

04/17/2015

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Teacher Dies Of Heart Disease While At West Side School

James Dasher, 58, collapsed while at work at Spencer Technology Academy, 214 N. Lavergne, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

02/27/2015

Snow blankets Chicago on Sunday, amid a blizzard that dropped more than 19 inches on the city by early Monday morning. (Credit: CBS)

Berwyn Man, 35, Is Latest To Die From Snow Shoveling

At least 19 people across the Chicago area have died from causes related to shoveling snow this season since Super Bowl weekend’s massive blizzard.

02/09/2015

Joan and Melissa Rivers in 2013 (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for VH1)

Melissa Rivers Files Lawsuit In Mother Joan Rivers’ Death

The lawsuit filed in Manhattan State Supreme Court paints a picture of a careless, cocky staff of doctors who ran roughshod over Rivers while she was unconscious, and it suggests that she died because of their incompetence.

01/27/2015

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Fire Official: One Killed In St. Charles Blaze

The fire started about 7:30 a.m. Sunday at a home in the 0-100 block of South Third Avenues, the St. Charles Fire Department said in a statement. A man who lived on the first floor of the rental building called 911 after smelling, and later seeing, heavy smoke.

01/12/2015

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Man Found Dead In Porta-Potty On Northwest Side

An autopsy Thursday found he died of coronary artery atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, and hypothermia was listed as a contributing factor.

01/08/2015

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Legendary Auto Dealer Al Piemonte, 83, Has Died

The television pitchman, known for his waving hand gestures and high energy level on the small screen, died on Christmas Eve.

12/26/2014

Barbara Smith (R), a nurse with Mount Sinai Health System, and Bryan Christensen, a doctor  and member of the Center for Disease Control's Domestic Infection Control Team for the Ebola Response, demonstrate to health care professionals how to properly put on protective medical gear when working with someone infected with the ebola virus. The outfit includes two pairs of gloves, mesh breathing mask, protective hood, plastic face shield, booties, liquid resistant gown and sanitizer.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Ebola vs. Lottery: Your Odds Of Winning Jackpot Are Much Better

With all of the coverage surrounding the potential spread of Ebola in the United States, it might be time to step back and consider your odds of actually dying from the virus.

10/30/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Designer Oscar de la Renta (C) and model Karlie Kloss (L) walk the runway at the Oscar De La Renta fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Oscar de la Renta, Legendary Designer, Dead At 82

Famed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died.

10/21/2014

ArrowStream CEO Steven LaVoie (Credit: Twitter)

Loop CEO Dies From Injuries In July 31 Shooting

The downtown Chicago executive who was critically wounded in a workplace shooting over the summer has died, his wife said in an online message.

10/13/2014

A woman died and three men were injured, including a firefighter, after a fire in this building in Logan Square late Thursday night. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Woman Dead, Two Men Hurt In Logan Square Fire

The woman and two men apparently were squatting in a vacant two-story building in the 3400 block of West Armitage Avenue, when a fire started in the second-floor apartments around 11:40 p.m. Thursday.

08/15/2014

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Boy, 4, Dies In Bensenville House Fire

Firefighters were called to the home at 1555 W. Devon Av. around 2 p.m., and found smoke and fire coming from two sides of the house. A family member told firefighters a child was trapped inside the house, and crews rushed in to try to find him, but they could not reach him in time.

07/24/2014

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