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A.J. Freund Case: Andrew Freund Sr. Pleads Guilty To Involuntary Manslaughter In Killing Of 5-Year-Old Son, Gets 30 Years In PrisonFreund, 61, pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated battery to a child, and concealment of a homicide.
Mayor, Firefighters' Union Sign New Contract, With $95 Million In Back Pay, But Next Round Of Negotiations Only Six Months OffRank-and-file firefighters’ previous contract with the city expired in 2017, so the new deal lasts only through next June, and negotiations on the next contract will begin in March.
Increased COVID-19 Restrictions In Will And Kankakee Counties To Be Lifted; Illinois Reports 2,120 New Coronavirus CasesBars and restaurants in Will and Kankakee counties will be able to resume serving customers indoors at 5 p.m. on Friday, as Gov. JB Pritzker lifts tougher COVID-19 mitigations that were imposed on that region of Illinois last month, due to rising virus cases.
Carjacking In Lawndale Ends With Deadly Crash On Eisenhower ExpresswayA carjacking in Lawndale and traffic stop on the Eisenhower Expressway ended with one person dead early Friday morning. 
Man Killed In Head-On Crash With Delivery Truck In WaucondaA 21-year-old man was killed early Friday, when his car crossed into oncoming traffic and slammed into a delivery truck in north suburban Wauconda.
Commerce Department Bans Use Of TikTok And WeChat In U.S.The Commerce Department on Friday issued an order banning any transactions on TikTok and WeChat in the U.S., saying the Chinese-owned apps create "unacceptable risks to our national security."
Jerry Harris, Star Of Netflix Series 'Cheer,' Charged With Producing Child PornJerry Harris, star of the Netflix series “Cheer,” was charged in federal court here with producing child pornography, CBS 2 has confirmed.
American Red Cross Seeking Volunteers Amid Hurricane, Wildfires, PandemicWith the number of weather disasters happening and the pandemic, the American Red Cross has deployed hundreds of volunteers and more are still needed. 
18 New Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Sites Opening At CVS Pharmacies In IllinoisEighteen new drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites are opening at CVS pharmacies in Illinois.

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A State Order To Prevent Homelessness Is Causing It For SomeA young mother’s dream to provide a home for her daughter was crushed by COVID-19, and they have been left homeless.
McHenry County Board Chairman Calls For Carlos Acosta's Resignation Following Arrest In A.J. Freund CaseFriday night the chairman of the board was calling on fellow board member Carlos Acosta, the caseworker assigned to A.J., to resign. 
Chicago Announces Plans To Replace Old Lead Water Pipes Connected To Some HomesThe City of Chicago plans to begin paying to replace old lead pipes connecting the water to some people's homes and installing meters on those old lines to measure usage. 
'I Just Felt Wronged:' Disabled Veteran, Proud Steelworker Devastated After ArcelorMittal Cuts His JobDisabled Iraq War veteran Christian Peters of Hebron, Indiana is one of the 29 million Americans who are now unemployed. The proud steelworker was cut by ArcelorMittal.
Ahead Of Labor Day, More Layoffs May Be On The Way"COVID-19 has changed the revenue models for these organizations they're not operating as heavily in some of their highest revenue producing products or services," Challenger said. "And that's causing medical industry companies to have to change some of their personnel."
City Settles With Family In Wrong Police Raid Where Child's Birthday Cake Was Dropped On FloorYou may remember the stunning images – a child’s birthday cake got tossed on the floor during a Chicago Police raid. The problem is that it was the wrong home. .And now, taxpayers are on the hook for it all.
Rochester Mayor Suspends Officers Involved In Death In Custody Of Daniel Prude Of ChicagoRochester, New York Mayor Lovely Warren said Thursday that she is suspending the seven officers involved in the arrest of Chicago resident Daniel Prude, who died in police custody in March.
Disturbing Video Shows Chicago Man, Daniel Prude, Suffocating In Police Custody In Rochester, N.Y.The video is hard to watch – a Black man suffocating after being taken into custody by police in Rochester, New York.
McHenry Deputy Under Investigation For Apparent Chokehold; Turned In By Other Law Enforcement“He called me a b****. Choked me, dangled me by my neck, dragged me to where he wanted me to be and then threw me on the ground. I really thought I might die by his hands that day,” Andrea Nielsen said.

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