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Bone-Chilling Temperatures Expected in Chicago Area


Created: Sat, Jan 18 2020 08:50:36 PM

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Potentially dangerous cold temperatures are expected to hit the Chicago area one against. Bone-rattling gusts could create wind chills of 15 to 25 below zero starting Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service. A wind chill advisory will go into effect for DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, LaSalle and McHenry counties at 9 p.m. Saturday and last until 10 a.m. Sunday,... Winter Weather

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More Than 300 Flights Canceled at Chicago Airports After Winter Storm


Created: Sat, Jan 18 2020 11:29:27 PM

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More than 300 flights were canceled at Chicago airports Saturday evening following a winter storm that brought several inches of snow to the area. As of 5:15 p.m. Saturday, 265 flights had been canceled at O’Hare International Airport and another 60 cancellations had been reported at Midway International Airport, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation. A ground stop, which was...

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Friends, Family Bid Adieu at Funeral for Suburban Army Specialist Killed in Kenya


Created: Sat, Jan 18 2020 07:47:20 PM

Author: Molly Walsh

Funeral services for Army Specialist Henry Mayfield Jr. was scheduled to take place Saturday.

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Second Man Charged in Englewood Home Shooting


Created: Sat, Jan 18 2020 12:32:50 PM

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Keilon Jones was charged with attempted murder after police identified him as “an individual who discharged a firearm” in an Englewood incident that wounded 13 people in December. The Dec. 22 shooting occurred just after 12:30 a.m at a residence on the 5700 block of S. May St. A total of 13 people were shot, police said, all ranging in...

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Hundreds of Flights Canceled at Chicago Airports Saturday Amid Winter Storm


Created: Sat, Jan 18 2020 10:34:38 AM

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A ground stop was issued at O’Hare International Airport and hundreds of flights were canceled at both Chicago airports since Friday evening as snow fell across the Chicago area. The Chicago Department of Aviation said they have more than 200 pieces of snow equipment and over 500 motor truck drivers at O’Hare to remove snow from the area. According to...

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Tonight’s Forecast: Temperatures Tumble


Created: Mon, Mar 13 2017 04:23:22 PM

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Check out the detailed NBC 5 weather forecast.

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Thousands Turn Out For Chicago Women’s March


Created: Sat, Jan 18 2020 11:08:32 PM

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Thousands of people flooded the streets of Chicago Saturday afternoon to push for equality as part of the Chicago Women’s March. Demonstrators also gathered in several other cities nationwide including New York City and Washington D.C. to raise awareness of issues such as climate change, pay equity and reproductive rights. Local leaders who joined participants as the march kicked off...

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City Receives 25 Applications for Top Cop Job: Police Board


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 05:52:03 PM

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At least 25 people applied to become Chicago’s next police superintendent, officials said Friday. The number is higher than the 23 reported by the Chicago Police Board Monday, which was the deadline for application submissions.   Of the applicants so far, 21 are men and four are women. Eleven of those who applied have experience working in Chicago’s police department....

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Korkmaz Gets Hot, Scores 24 to Lift 76ers Over Bulls 100-89


Created: Sat, Jan 18 2020 08:30:25 PM

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Furkan Korkmaz asked the Philadelphia 76ers 14 months ago to trade him somewhere he could play amid frequent shuttles back and forth to the club’s G-League team in Delaware. On Friday night, he was a lifeline for a team that may have found an answer to its desperate need for outside shooting. Korkmaz had six 3-pointers and a career-high 24...

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Chicago Violence: At Least 1 Killed, 7 Injured in Weekend Shootings


Created: Sat, Jan 18 2020 08:12:22 PM

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At least one person has been and seven others have sustained injuries in shootings across the city of Chicago so far this weekend, according to police. In the only fatal shooting of the weekend as of Saturday afternoon, a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed at approximately 6:29 p.m. Friday in the 6700 block of South Parnell, police said. The...

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Saturday Snowfall Totals Across the Chicago Area


Created: Sat, Jan 18 2020 06:15:21 PM

Author: Molly Walsh

How much snow did you wake up to Satruday morning?

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Significant Turnout Expected at Women’s March Despite Cold Temps in Chicago


Created: Sat, Jan 18 2020 03:36:55 PM

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Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to march across the country to participate in the annual Women's March Saturday in over 180 cities—including Chicago.

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4 Charged in Connection to Police Chase on Lake Shore Drive


Created: Sat, Jan 18 2020 03:54:45 PM

Author: Sun-Times Media

Four men were charged in connection with a police chase on Lake Shore Drive that led to a crash near McCormick Place, officials said. Carey Hinton, 27, and Deonte Hill, 23, each face two counts of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, a count of being in possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of more than 500 grams...

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Man Shot in Fifth City Drive-By


Created: Sat, Jan 18 2020 11:17:43 AM

Author: Dylan Van Sickle

A 21-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk along the first block of S. Homan Ave. when a suspect fired gunshots from a silver sedan.  The incident occurred at around 12:30 a.m. Saturday in Fifth City on the West Side. Police said the man was shot in the abdomen, and eventually driven to Stroger Hospital by a family member. The...

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17-Year-Old Girl Shot and Killed in Englewood


Created: Sat, Jan 18 2020 03:14:52 AM

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A 17-year-old girl was fatally shot Friday night in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, police said. At around 6:29 p.m., police were called about a girl who had been struck by gunfire while standing in a vacant lot in the 6700 block of South Parnell. A witness told police a silver-colored sedan drove up, three unknown men got...

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The Quest to Identify ‘Jane Seneca Doe’ in Grundy County


Created: Sat, Jan 18 2020 03:30:46 AM

Author: Phil Rogers and Courtney Copenhagen

Her case has baffled authorities in Grundy County for over four decades. In the fall of 1976, the body of a young African American woman was found on the shoulder of a rural highway near downstate Seneca. She was wearing a colorful red sweater, with a bottle of wine in the pocket. It was believed she may have been in...

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More Than 800 Flights Canceled at Chicago Airports Due to Snow


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 08:37:44 PM

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A ground stop was issued at O’Hare International Airport and hundreds of flights were canceled at both Chicago airports Friday evening as snow fell across the Chicago area. As of 9:30 p.m., 689 flights had been canceled at O’Hare while Midway International Airport had canceled 169 flights, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation. Average delays at O’Hare were 42...

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Snowfall Totals Across the Chicago Area


Created: Sat, Jan 18 2020 02:36:09 AM

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Mother nature brought snow to the Chicago area Friday evening, creating major delays for rush hour commuters and causing a mess on many roads. As of 9:30 p.m., several communities saw at least two inches of snow, with some areas seeing nearly five inches, according to the National Weather Service. Here are snowfall totals from across the region: Cook County...

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Winter Storm Brings Several Inches of Snow to the Chicago Area


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 04:10:16 PM

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Another winter storm could bring a repeat of last weekend to the Chicago area, except this time, in reverse.

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Hidden Camera Found in Staff Restroom of Northfield School


Created: Sat, Jan 18 2020 04:22:56 AM

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An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect after a hidden cellphone camera was found Tuesday in a restroom of a Northfield middle school. Authorities issued a warrant for 40-year-old David Garcia-Espinal, Northfield police said in a statement Friday. Officers responded about 4 p.m. after a staff member reportedly found a video recording device in a staff restroom at...

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Chicago Police Vehicle Struck by Stray Bullet on City’s West Side


Created: Sat, Jan 18 2020 02:21:42 AM

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A Chicago police vehicle was struck by a bullet Friday in Austin on the West Side. Officers were southbound in a marked squad car about 3:50 p.m. in the 4800 block of West Van Buren Street when they heard gunfire and realized their car had been struck, Chicago police said. The officers were not injured and were taken to a...

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Man Linked to 1976 Murder Now a Suspect in 12 Killings, 9 Rapes


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 06:25:44 PM

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A man who police believe is responsible for the 1976 killing of a 16-year-old girl in a Chicago suburb may also be linked to 12 other murders and nine rapes around the area. The Chicago Tribune reports investigators have received more than 70 tips since they announced Monday that they believe Bruce Lindahl killed Pamela Mauer in DuPage County in...

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‘Medical Emergency’ Caused Truck Crash Into McHenry Starbucks: Police


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 02:29:33 PM

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A incident in which a truck crashed into a Starbucks in suburban McHenry on Thursday was caused by a "medical emergency," police said Friday, adding that the driver would not be charged.

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‘I Was in Tears:’ Single-Mom Waitress in Oak Lawn Receives $2,020 Tip


Created: Sat, Jan 18 2020 12:49:45 AM

Author: Lisa Chavarria

A south suburban waitress and single mom received an incredibly generous tip thanks to one anonymous stranger and the “2020 Tip Challenge.” Shannon Vargas, a server at the Original Pancake House in Oak Lawn, said she was recently nearing the end of the day when she picked up a credit card receipt that was folded on one of her tables....

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Suburban Village Agrees to Pay For Sewer Pipe Collapse Costs After NBC 5 Story


Created: Sat, Jan 18 2020 12:18:54 AM

Author: Chris Hush

The south suburban Village of Homewood agreed on Friday to pay the remainder of a bill issued to a family that saw its life savings wiped out after a sewer pipe collapsed under their home. On Wednesday, NBC 5’s Chris Hush shared the story of the Pinto’s — who were left with a $29,000 bill after the pipe collapse on...

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Pepper Spray Released at Manley Career Academy, 5 Students Sent to Hospital


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 06:07:27 PM

Author: Sun-Times Wire

A high school student armed with pepper spray missed her mark Friday morning at Manley Career Academy in Lawndale, sending five of her peers to the hospital. The 17-year-old girl was allegedly seeking revenge when she released the spray about 10 a.m. Friday in the direction of a 16-year-old boy, Chicago police said. But she missed him and hit five...

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Where to Find a Warming Center in the Chicago Area


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 09:13:11 PM

Author: Molly Walsh

With temperatures expected to potentially drop to dangerous levels in the coming days, several warming centers have been set up across the Chicago area. Here is a full list of Cook County warming centers to protect yourself: 2701 S. Harlem Ave. Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday – Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m....

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Illinois Senate to Elect Next President in Sunday Vote


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 08:07:57 PM

Author: Shelby Bremer

Illinois state senators will gather Sunday for a closed-door meeting in Springfield to elect the chamber's next president, its first new leader in more than a decade.

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Man Tried to Rob Uber Driver at Gunpoint in Naperville: Police


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 07:46:53 PM

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Someone attempted to rob an Uber driver at gunpoint Thursday in west suburban Naperville. The driver pulled up about 12:10 p.m. for a fare near Olympus Drive and Tupelo Avenue, according to a statement from Naperville police. A man walking west on the south side of Tupelo got into the car and tried to rob the driver. The attempt was...

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Candidates for Senate President Highlight Credentials Ahead of Vote


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 01:35:36 AM

Author: Mary Ann Ahern

As Illinois State Senate President John Cullerton steps down, a heated contest has developed between two senators looking to take over the powerful role. State Sen. Kimberly Lightford, who has represented Illinois’ 4th Senate District since 1998, is currently the Senate’s Majority Leader. She is engaged in a battle with State Sen. Don Harmon, who has represented the 39th District...

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Prepare for Winter Travel With These Items


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 07:08:18 PM

Author: Molly Walsh

When the weather gets rough, so does the driving. If you have to go out on the roads during inclement weather, you’ll want to be prepared. The Illinois Department of Transportation suggests keeping these items in your car to keep you prepared for any emergency. Jumper cables Flares or reflectors Windshield washer fluid A small ice scraper Traction material Blankets...

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Waves and Icy Conditions Shut Down Part of Lakefront Trail


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 07:14:58 PM

Author: Molly Walsh

Part of the pedestrian path on the Lakefront Trail along Lake Michigan was closed Friday due to weather, officials said. The path was shut down from Fullerton Avenue to North Avenue, according to Chicago Parks District. Both trails from Oak Street to Ohio Street were closed due to waves and icy conditions. Chicago Park District said crews will be salting...

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Year After Van Dyke Sentence, Even His Family Doesn’t Know His Location


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 07:01:43 PM

Author: Charlie Wojciechowski

Exactly a year ago, Jason Van Dyke was sentenced to 81 months in prison for fatally shooting Chicago teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times. A year later, not even Van Dyke’s family knows the state or federal prison the former Chicago police officer was sent to serve his time. Van Dyke, convicted of second-degree murder in McDonald’s death, was moved from...

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Pritzker Signs Law Ending Driver’s License Suspensions Over Unpaid Parking Tickets


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 06:26:41 PM

Author: Shelby Bremer

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Friday a measure to stop the state's practice of suspending driver's licenses over most non-moving violations, like unpaid parking tickets.

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5 Ways to Volunteer in Chicago for MLK Day


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 04:32:54 PM

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is recognized as a day of service across the country, since first observed as a national holiday in 1986. There are thousands of service projects, events, tributes, and marches happening in various parts of the country. Here are some ways to volunteer in Chicago in honor of the holiday. Serve dinner at Breakthrough’s Violence Prevention...

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First-Grader Accessed Inappropriate Content on School Device


Created: Thu, Jan 16 2020 01:53:16 PM

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Apple iPads and Google Chromebooks are quickly replacing textbooks in classrooms, but with technology-based learning comes concern of how school districts are securing these devices. Gabrielle Campbell of Griffith, Indiana, said she learned that the hard way. Campbell has two daughters – a kindergartener and first grader – who were enrolled in Griffith Public Schools. Both had district-issued take home...

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Winter Weather Advisories Issued as Strong Storm Could Bring Several Inches of Snow


Created: Thu, Jan 16 2020 07:31:02 PM

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Another winter storm could bring a repeat of last weekend to the Chicago area, except this time, in reverse.

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5 Injured After Truck Slams Into Suburban Chicago Starbucks


Created: Thu, Jan 16 2020 11:34:31 PM

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Five people were injured after a truck slammed into a Starbucks in suburban McHenry on Thursday evening, according to police.

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5 People, Including 3 Children, Shot on Chicago’s West Side


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 01:03:24 AM

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At least five people, including three children, have been hospitalized after a shooting on Chicago’s West Side Thursday evening. Chicago police say the shooting occurred at a barber shop in the 200 block of North Pulaski Road. Authorities say that two people walked into the shop, looked around and then left. The pair then returned and began firing shots into...

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Chicago Bolsters Sanctuary Protections, Activists Want More


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 12:55:12 PM

Author: Sophia Tareen

Chicago again bolstered its sanctuary policies Wednesday as aldermen approved a plan requiring police to document any requests for assistance from federal immigration agents.

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Woman Charged With Rear-Ending Lake County Sheriff’s Squad Car


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 12:42:05 PM

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A woman was arrested after a crash with a police car Wednesday in north suburban Wadsworth.

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Woman Charged With Knifepoint Robbery at Zion Walmart


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 12:31:23 PM

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A Zion woman is facing felony charges after she allegedly robbed another woman at knifepoint Wednesday in the parking lot of a Walmart in the north suburb.

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Hidden Camera Found in Staff Restroom of Northfield School, Police Say


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 12:26:53 PM

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Police have identified a suspect after a hidden cellphone camera was found Tuesday in a restroom of a Northfield middle school.

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Mattress Mess: Customers Say Company is Holding Refunds Hostage


Created: Thu, Jan 16 2020 11:09:54 PM

Author: Lisa Parker and Robin Green

A mattress retailer’s website is no longer up and its phone appears to have been disconnected after NBC 5 Responds investigated complaints from customers who said the company ripped them off. Barbra Johnson and Rosa Tryba said they lost thousands of dollars after attending a Gravity Cool sales pitch following a “free lunch” at Red Lobster Seafood Restaurant. Both Chicago...

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A Simple Cough Evolved Into a Life-Threatening Battle With the Flu for Chicago Man


Created: Thu, Jan 16 2020 10:47:05 PM

Author: Chris Hush

A Chicago man is lucky to be alive after a simple cough quickly transformed into a life-threatening case of the flu, and his doctors are urging their patients to get vaccinated against a disease that is quickly spreading across the United States. Octavio Cardenas, 42, was a very healthy father of eight, enjoying hiking and going to Cubs games with...

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University of Illinois Administrators Hike Tuition


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 03:49:27 AM

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University of Illinois administrators on Thursday approved a hike in tuition costs for in-state freshmen for the first time in six years. Freshmen entering the university for the 2020-21 academic year would pay 1.8% more to attend the Urbana-Champaign and Chicago campuses, and 1% more to attend the Springfield campus. Officials said the tuition hike will strengthen efforts to attract...

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Cook County Board Approves Additional Tax on Cannabis


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 03:36:59 AM

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The Cook County Board of Commissioners was expected to vote Thursday on a new 3% tax on recreational cannabis.

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Viking Cruise Line Bringing New Ships to the Great Lakes


Created: Thu, Jan 16 2020 11:12:27 PM

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Soon there will be a new option for cruising in the Midwest. Viking, the Swiss ship company known for its European river cruises, is building a new luxury cruise liner designed for the Great Lakes. The company recently introduced is “Viking Expeditions,” with options for the arctic, Antarctica and the Great Lakes coming in 2022. The company’s chairman, Torstein Hagen,...

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Man Shot Dead Near St. Sabina Church Hours After Peace March Was ‘Turning His Life Around’


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 03:04:22 AM

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A 23-year-old man was shot dead Wednesday near St. Sabina Church in Auburn Gresham, just hours after the church held a peace march on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The victim, Emoni Atomah, was “turning his life around” and starting a new job Monday, according to Rev. Michael Pfleger, senior pastor of the church. “It’s painful — It’s hurtful,”...

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Rizzo, Ross Praise MLB Investigation Into Sign-Stealing Scandal


Created: Fri, Jan 17 2020 02:07:06 AM

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As a sign-stealing scandal continues to rock the baseball world, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and manager David Ross say that they support what the league has done to discipline the teams involved. The scandal, which was first reported last fall, originated with the Houston Astros, as accusations that the team used a series of signals, including banging on...

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