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Sen. Kirk calls Hamas 'Nazis' as Israeli, Palestinian groups protest in Chicago Video included

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Several hundred chanted and waved Palestinian flags on one corner of Clark and Randolph, while across the intersection hundreds more waved Israeli banners.
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Chicago Police union seeks to delay release of officer misconduct lists

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The union that represents Chicago Police officers is asking a judge to delay the release of lists that name officers accused of misconduct. More>>

Officer released from hospital after fatal police-involved shooting Video included

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A Chicago Police officer was released from the hospital today after he was wounded in a police-involved shooting that left a burglary suspect dead in the Bucktown neighborhood early Monday, officials said. More>>

Chicago debates using E15 gas for vehicles Video included

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E15 is a new type of blended fuel that contains 15 percent ethanol, and a powerful Chicago alderman wants to pass a law requiring Chicago gas stations to carry it. More>>

Sex trafficking survivor challenges hip-hop stars to not glorify strippers Video included

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Sex trafficking survivor Brenda Myers-Powell, who advocates for prostituted people, said that those who glorify the trade should also be punished, such as some popular hip-hop stars. More>>

Chicago aims to change view on prostitution Video included

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Governor Pat Quinn is expected to sign a new law on sex trafficking next month, which is another victory for advocates who've been battling to change the way people look at prostitution. More>>

Illinois: Should recreational marijuana be legal? Video included

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Marijuana for recreational use is already legal in Colorado and Washington, and now the New York Times editorial board has come to the collective opinion that it's time to do away with the federal prohibition on pot. More>>

Teen charged with murdering boy, 16, in Chicago Lawn home

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A 15-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy last week in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. More>>

Teen killed, 6 injured in West Side shooting Video included

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One person was killed and six others were wounded after a shooting Friday evening in the West Side East Garfield Park neighborhood, according to fire authorities. More>>

Illinois fair managers fined for free beer tickets

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Managers of two Illinois state fairs have been fined for soliciting and accepting free beer tickets for the events. More>>

Addison woman, 2 daughters shot during robbery in Hammond

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A 41-year-old woman from Addison, Illinois, and her two daughters were shot during an attempted robbery Sunday morning in Hammond, police said. More>>

Two held without bond for shooting that critically injured 3-year-old

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Two men charged in connection with a Brighton Park shooting last Friday that critically injured a 3-year-old boy have been ordered held without bond. More>>

Chicago Police: 3,900 illegal firearms seized so far in 2014 Video included

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Chicago Police have seized 3,900 illegal guns since the start of the year, the department announced Monday. More>>

Man pleads guilty after reportedly making bomb threats in Kane Co.

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A northwest suburban pleaded guilty and was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday after he allegedly called 911 last year and said many people would die from bombs concealed in west suburban judicial facilities. More>>

Man accused of sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl

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A South Side man was ordered held on $300,000 bond Saturday, after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl that he met at a Lowe’s home improvement store while he was working as a stock clerk. More>>

Beijing, Chicago architects to design Lucas Museum

Architects from Beijing and Chicago will design George Lucas' new museum to be built along Chicago's lakefront. More>>

One killed, 26 wounded — including toddler — in weekend shootings Video included

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A 13-year-old boy was killed and at least 26 others — including a 3-year-old boy — have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening. More>>

Ex-cop accused of planting drugs might wind up back on force

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A former Chicago cop caught up in a “hare-brained” scheme to plant drugs and a gun in a suburban woman’s car — a scheme that led to a $375,000 city payout — may soon get his job back. More>>

Arlington Heights Memorial Library looks to the future Video included

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Life is moving a little faster these days. Even libraries have had to fight to matter in an increasingly e-book friendly world.
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Woman with dementia missing from South Chicago

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Police are searching for an 87-year-old woman who has been missing since Sunday from the South Chicago neighborhood. More>>

FOX Furry Friend of the Week: Dog Al Video included

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FOX 32 News has teamed up with no-kill shelter PAWS Chicago to bring you an adoptable pet each week.
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Natalie's Deals of the Day: July 28- August 1

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Each week, Good Day Chicago anchor Natalie Bomke searches for the best deals available for you and your family.
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New law expands Illinois Holocaust commission

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that will expand the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission. More>>

Coroner: Griffith man’s death ruled homicide

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A man from Griffith, Ind. died Sunday morning in what the Lake County Coroner’s Office has called a homicide, the Post-Tribune is reporting. More>>

Lollapalooza looms, so do Chicago traffic woes

One of the country's most popular music festivals starts in Chicago in a few days and that means traffic headaches for some motorists. More>>

Community looks to leaders to end Chicago violence Video included

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Chicago violence is on the minds of many. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel was at two public events on Sunday afternoon but he did little to address those concerns. More>>

DCFS investigating parents for neglect in Schaumburg boy’s death

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State child welfare officials are investigating the parents of a northwest suburban boy who died Saturday morning. More>>

Storms possible Sunday ahead of unseasonably cool week

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Scattered thunderstorms on a balmy Sunday afternoon could be the precursor to another unseasonably cool July week in Chicago. More>>

Lisle man dies after motorcycle crash Naperville

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A 28-year-old Lisle man died after crashing his motorcycle in west suburban Naperville Saturday night. More>>

2 teens killed, 2 injured when stolen car crashes in Harvey: Police

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Two teens were killed and two others were critically injured when the stolen vehicle they were riding in crashed early Sunday in south suburban Harvey, officials said. More>>

Gov. Quinn to live off equivalent of minimum wage

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has agreed to briefly live on the equivalent of a minimum-wage salary as he rallies support for a ballot measure. More>>

Man charged with Orange Line armed robbery

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A West Side man has been charged with the armed robbery of five passengers on a CTA Orange Line train last week. More>>

Demolition of long-abandoned Gary hotel begins

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A demolition crew took the first major step in tearing down a 30-year eyesore Saturday in northwest Indiana. More>>

Man fatally struck by car on Ike

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A North Side man was fatally struck by a car Saturday evening after running onto the Eisenhower Expressway in the West Side East Garfield Park neighborhood. More>>

Emanuel wants city to house 1,000 more young illegal immigrants: Report

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former Obama administration chief of staff, wants to expand the city’s efforts to house young illegal immigrants from Central America, reportedly proposing to shelter an additional 1,000 of them by year's end. More>>

Community outraged that children are being caught in gang cross fire Video included

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A Brighton Park neighborhood corner was filled with police activity after gunfire broke out late Friday night. The victim, Jason Ares, a toddler only three-years-old. More>>

Funeral held for slain 11-year-old Chicago girl Video included

Eleven-year-old Shamiya Adams won’t only be missed by her family… she is being mourned by an entire community. Hundreds gathered to celebrate her life at the Living Word Christian Center in west suburban Forest Park Saturday. Shamiya was killed by a stray bullet last week.
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Men in wigs, face paint rob Lansing bank

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Three men in face paint and wigs robbed a bank in south suburban Lansing Friday afternoon, according to the FBI. More>>

School principal stepping down after anti-Semitic bullying incident

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Principal Joshua VanderJagt of Ogden International School has asked to be reassigned after an incident arose in recent months involving anti-Semetic bullying between students at the school. More>>

Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

Fast food workers from across the country have voted in suburban Chicago to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation by including civil disobedience. More>>

Three in custody for 3-year-old boy's shooting

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Three people are in custody Saturday in a Southwest Side shooting that left a 3-year-old boy critically injured Friday evening, police said. More>>

Police: O'Hare employee stole from military foot locker

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An employee at O’Hare International Airport was charged with theft after he allegedly stole items from military foot lockers that were meant to be shipped overseas. More>>

Woman who drowned saving child remembered as hero Video included

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Karen Wessel was so caring, her sister says she would cut each grape and cherry in half before serving them. More>>

Joakim Noah calls on community to end the violence

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Chicago Bulls player Joakim Noah will address ways to curb Chicago's gun violence. More>>

NJ Gov. Christie campaigns for Rauner in Chicago

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he plans to fight for Republican Bruce Rauner in what he called one of the most important governor's races nationwide. Christie and Rauner stopped at a Portillo's restaurant downtown Chicago on Friday before heading to an evening fundraiser. More>>

Man charged with 2013 murder of cab driver

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A Chicago Lawn man is the second to be charged with the fatal shooting of a 48-year-old cab driver in 2013 on the South Side. More>>

Man who beat woman while hanging from her car is convicted

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A northwest suburban man who was hanging out of the window of his ex-girlfriend’s car and attacked her as she drove to a police station was convicted of several felonies Friday and faces up to 30 years in prison. More>>

One person in custody for Orange Line robberies

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One person is in custody in connection to armed robberies on the CTA Orange Line, police say.
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Protests, closures to create ‘traffic-pocalypse’ in Loop

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Several events, protests and closures in the Loop are bound to cause major traffic headaches for downtown commuters during Friday evening’s rush. More>>

10-year-old girl missing from Skokie found

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Police have located a 10-year-old girl missing from north suburban Skokie since Thursday night. More>>

Three teens hurt in Lake Shore Drive crash

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Three teenagers were hurt in a rollover crash on Lake Shore Drive early Friday afternoon. More>>

Prosecutor: Shooter knew rival wasn’t in crowd but fired anyway

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Even before Tevin Lee fired at a group of boys in West Garfield Park, a friend told Lee the rival he hoped to punish wasn’t there, Cook County prosecutors said. More>>

Arlington Heights woman drowns trying to save 3 boys

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The family of an Arlington Heights woman is grieving her death after trying to save three boys drowning in a northern Wisconsin lake. More>>

Emanuel speaks out on red-light cameras

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is acknowledging that the city needs to take steps to restore public trust in the red-light camera program after an unexplained spike in the number of tickets. More>>

Stormy, warm weekend ahead for Chicago

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The weekend will kick off with a round of storms Friday evening, and the wet, warm weather is expected to continue through Sunday.
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Bourbonnais Tour Guide: Things to do while checking out Bears training camp Video included

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If you and the family find yourself in Bourbonnais for Chicago Bears training camp and are looking for more than just some football fun, we’re your official tour guide for the area. More>>

1 dead, 8 hurt in shootings Thursday

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One person was killed and seven others were wounded in shootings across Chicago Thursday. More>>

Deacon kisses girl, gives her copy of the Kama Sutra: prosecutors

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A 66-year-old man Cook County prosecutors described as a “member of the clergy” allegedly gave a minor a copy of the Kama Sutra and said he kissed her because she was “shy” and he “wanted her to be more confident.” More>>

Cook County to get $4.7 million for construction

Cook County is getting more than $4.7 million from the state for construction projects, including new roofs for buildings at area colleges. More>>

ATF director to tour new Chicago gun center

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The director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is set to tour a new Chicago center that authorities hope will help stem gun-related violence in the nation's third latest city. More>>

Beyonce, Jay Z bring 'On The Run' tour to Chicago Video included

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It’s the biggest ticket around. More>>

#BearsNation: Bears training camp kicks off Friday in Bourbonnais Video included

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The Chicago Bears open up training camp Friday morning and tens of thousands of fans will be descending on Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, in the days ahead, to get an opportunity to see their favorite players up-close. More>>

Man charged in shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams Video included

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A fight between two teenage boys is apparently what triggered the shooting that killed an 11-year-old girl as she attended a west side sleepover last weekend.
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Young adults mentor children to help combat Chicago violence Video included

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Keeping your kids safe in some Chicago neighborhoods gets tougher in the summer months when violence can push the city to the tipping point. Looking to combat the bloodshed, a unique partnership is getting young adults who need jobs together with young children who need mentors.
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Chicago: Food mecca of the Midwest? Video included

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The top two finalists on Hell’s Kitchen were from Chicago and Chicagoan Scott Commings took home the top prize.
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Los Angeles man arrested in 1992 murder of Skokie teen

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Esther Chereck of Skokie had to wait 22 years before seeing an arrest made in the 1992 murder of her 15-year-old son, David. More>>

Girl, 9, found after not returning home from school

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Police have located a 9-year-old girl who had not returned to her Hermosa neighborhood home from school Thursday afternoon on the Northwest Side.
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NW Ind. man charged in Gary cop killing

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A 25-year-old Portage man has been charged in the shooting death of a Gary police officer. More>>

Feds release data on states getting immigrant kids

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New federal data show Illinois received 305 unaccompanied children caught at the U.S. border this year. More>>

Prosecutor: Man argued with prep athlete before having him killed

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Kenneth Jackson didn’t like the alleged comments Simeon High School football player Michael Flournoy made to his daughter.
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No bond for second man charged with fatal Englewood shooting

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A south suburban man is the second to be charged and ordered held without bond for fatally shooting one man and wounding two others almost two months ago in Englewood. More>>

Teen collapses at Gov. Quinn campaign event

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A Chicago teenager has been released from the hospital after appearing to faint at a campaign event where the Illinois governor ended up kneeling over him and holding his hand before an ambulance arrived. More>>

Facebook page helps musicians find stolen gear

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A Chicago woman has created a Facebook page to help musicians find their stolen gear. More>>

Quinn: Rauner ad shows 'pattern of dishonesty'

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Gov. Pat Quinn has blasted a new commercial by his Republican opponent in which headlines from news stories appear doctored. More>>

Jobless rates fall in all Illinois metro areas

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The state Department of Employment Security says unemployment rates dropped in June in all 12 Illinois metro areas. It was the third straight month of across-the-board decreases. More>>

Two charged after officers witness fatal Chicago Lawn shooting

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Two men are facing murder charges after police officers witnessed a fatal drive-by shooting early Tuesday in the Southwest Side Chicago Lawn neighborhood. More>>

Police surround Oak Lawn home after phony hostage threat

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Police surrounded a home in southwest suburban Oak Lawn Thursday morning after callers demanded ransom and claimed they were holding the residents hostage. More>>

Man facing arrest fights with cops, strikes police dog

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A north suburban man being sought for domestic battery was found hiding in an attic, and when police closed in, he fought with an officer and struck a police dog, according to police. More>>

Quinn backs county ballot measure on gun laws

Gov. Pat Quinn has thrown his support behind a Cook County ballot measure that asks voters to weigh in on Illinois gun laws. More>>

Illinois skydiver dies during WWII-style jump

Authorities say a skydiver from Illinois has been killed while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II paratroopers. More>>

Hooded man tries to kidnap girl outside Lincolnshire home

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A northwest suburban man donned a hood and tried to kidnap a girl outside her north suburban home Wednesday night, according to police. More>>

Cooking with Corey: Aurelio's Pizza Video included

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If you grew up in Chicago like FOX 32 anchor Corey McPherrin did, you probably have your favorite hot dog stand and Italian beef place in the neighborhood. An you probably have you favorite pizzeria! More>>

Boy, 16, killed in Chicago Lawn shooting Video included

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A 16-year-old boy died in a shooting less than a block away from his home Wednesday night in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. More>>

Meet Blake: The man behind drive-by compliments Video included

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Sometimes you’re just having one of those days where nothing is going right and all you need to hear is a compliment. More>>

Cook County to cut buildings' carbon emissions

Cook County buildings will be getting greener. More>>

Yorkville veteran wins $250K lottery prize

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A Vietnam War veteran from southwest suburban Yorkville had another reason to celebrate Independence Day this year.
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Teen dead, six others wounded in Wednesday shootings

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A 16-year-old boy was killed and six others were wounded in shootings across the city Wednesday. More>>

Northwest Indiana residents warned after West Nile virus found

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Residents are being strongly urged to take precautions against mosquitoes because West Nile virus has been found in Griffith, Ind. More>>

Shelter Dog Goes Through Unbelievable Transformation

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The Trio Animal Foundation in Chicago has been busy with their fair share of animal abuse cases. Recently, workers say they retrieved a terribly matted and urine soaked dog from an open access shelter. According to the workers, the dog’s fur was so terribly groomed; they were unsure which side was the face at first.
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