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Aurora Shooter Had Criminal Record, Weary Neighbors

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 21:41


A sheriff’s bomb unit used a remote control robot Friday night to make sure there were no booby traps in Gary Martin's apartment.
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Persons of Interest in Alleged 'Empire' Attack Released

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 20:38


Two people being questioned in the alleged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett have been released.

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Illinois EPA to Shut Down Willowbrook Sterigenics: Mayor

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:27


The controversial Sterigenics facility in Willowbrook "will be shut down" Friday evening following new test results showing emissions of "the highest levels of [ethylene oxide] recorded in the area," the...

FBI, ATF Among Massive Response to Aurora Active Shooter Situation

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 15:01


Multiple people, including four officers, were injured Friday in an active shooter incident at an industrial complex in Aurora. The alleged gunman was apprehended, police said.

Aurora Shooting: Trump Briefed, Illinois Officials Respond

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:57


President Donald Trump was briefed on the shooting at a west suburban industrial complex that left at least four police officers injured as Illinois elected officials—including Gov.
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Aurora Police Respond to Active Shooter Report at Company

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:41


Aurora police are responding to the Henry Pratt Company for a report of an active shooter situation.
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25 Years Ago, Michael Jordan Began His Baseball Career

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:40


25 years ago, a hotshot prospect by the name of Michael Jordan began his quest to make the Chicago White Sox roster.

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Kane Makes Blackhawks History in Win Over Devils

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:03


Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane not only helped the team to win its eighth game in the last nine contests, but he also made some history alone the way.

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The Rundown: Mayoral Race, Google, Minimum Wage

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:48


The top headlines you need to know as you start your day on Feb. 15, 2019. 

Chicago Weather Forecast: Back to Reality

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:45


Andy Avalos has the latest forecast update for the Chicago area. 

Chicago Weather: Cold and Snow Return for the Weekend

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:44


After a few hours of what felt like spring, the cold and snow returns to Chicago this weekend.

Crain's Endorses Daley for Chicago Mayor

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:43


Crain's Chicago Business' editorial board has backed Bill Daley in the race for Chicago mayor, following the Chicago Tribune's endorsement of Daley earlier this week and the Chicago Sun-Times' endorsement...

Pair Questioned in Smollett Case Affiliated With 'Empire'

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 08:20


Two persons of interest being questioned in the alleged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett are brothers who were affiliated with the show, authorities said.
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'Hamilton' Exhibition Sets New Opening Date in Chicago

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 04:03


A new immersive exhibit inspired by the highly acclaimed musical “Hamilton” will be making its debut in Chicago in April, more than six months after it was originally slated to open.

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Cook County GOP Endorses Chicago Mayoral Candidate

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 21:42


Cook County Republicans endorsed a candidate, a lawsuit was filed against another mayoral hopeful and there are some last minute jabs.

5-Person Dash to Finish of Chicago Mayoral Race, Poll Shows

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 21:07


The race for mayor of Chicago has turned into a five-person dash to the finish, according to results of an exclusive Telemundo-Chicago/NBC 5 poll.

Reports of Smollett Attack Being Hoax Are 'Inaccurate': Cops

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 18:16


The Chicago Police Department threw cold water on reports Thursday night that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged his own attack in response to his character being written off of the show.
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Twists, Turns Continue to Unfurl in Mayor's Race

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 18:14


In the race for mayor, Cook County Republicans endorse a candidate, a lawsuit is filed against another candidate, and there are some last minute jabs. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern recaps another wild day as the...

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Markkanen, Nowitzki Share Hilarious Exchange on Twitter

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:47


Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen will participate in the NBA’s Rising Stars Challenge in Charlotte this weekend, and he’s apparently super gung-ho to get going.

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Officials Ask for Funding to Address I-80 Bridge Concerns

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:07


After a state inspection revealed serious structural weaknesses in a suburban Joliet bridge, officials have begun formulating a "specific plan of action" for a "partial or complete failure" of the structure.

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