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A group of seventh graders from Elm Middle School shows off a certificate of appreciation from Heifer International. (Photo Courtesy of Elm Middle School)

Middle School Teaches Giving, Teamwork

You learn the most by doing. At Elm Middle School in Elmwood Park, the lesson for every homeroom class is about giving, and about working together to make a difference.


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Burger King Robbery Suspect In Custody

One of two men is in custody after the cab he was planning to use for a getaway car did not wait near the scene.


Chicago Cubs vs Chicago White Sox

Man Gets Sentenced For Vicious Cubs-Sox Brawl

A west suburban man who blinded an in-law in one eye by kicking him in the face as they argued about their favorite baseball teams was sentenced to three years in prison.


Cubs Sox Jerseys (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Man Gets 6 Years For Cubs-Sox Beating

One man is sentenced to 6 years in jail for Cubs-Sox beating to cause a man to lose his vision. One man is still awaiting trial and one is still a fugitive in the assault.


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Mega Millions Rolls Over, Jackpot At $104M

No one matched all six numbers in Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing for the $88 million jackpot, but one local player came close.


Scales Of Justice

Prison For Ex-Bank Exec Who Doctored Loans

He was a suburban bank officer and he changed loan documents to make it look like payments were current when they actually were overdue. Now he’s headed to prison.


Michael Barrett #8 of the Chicago Cubs punches A.J. Pierzynski #12 of the Chicago White Sox after a second inning collision  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Brother-In-Law Convicted In Cubs-Sox Beating

A man who blinded his brother-in-law in one eye by kicking him in the face during a child’s birthday party faces up to five years in prison after being convicted.