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'Yummy' Sandifer: Is Chicago any less violent since his murder? Video included

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Chicago is about to mark an infamous anniversary that shocked the nation. More>>

Girl, 14, sexually assaulted in South Side alley Video included

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An attacker sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl during a daylight attack Thursday morning in a Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood alley. More>>

Police commander charged with misconduct, aggravated battery appears in court Video included

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One of Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy's most valued commanders was released without having to post any bond Thursday after Cook County prosecutors alleged he put a gun deep in the suspect's mouth and held a taser to his groin. More>>

Notre Dame to hold out 5th player in investigation

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Notre Dame added reserve safety Eilar Hardy to the list of four Irish players being withheld from practice and games as the university completed its investigation into whether they may have turned in homework and papers completed by others. More>>

Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes Video included

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The candidates for Illinois governor are sharpening their attacks on each other as they head into the Labor Day weekend. More>>

BP explosion causes sulfur dioxide release

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A fire broke out about 9 p.m. Wednesday after an explosion at the BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, fire officials said. More>>

Man with ISIS flag on vehicle threatens cops with bomb

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A man who had an ISIS flag waving from his vehicle is facing several charges after he threatened police with a bomb Wednesday morning when he was pulled over on the Southwest Side. More>>

Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

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Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke. More>>

More than $5K worth of crack cocaine found in man’s car

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A Chicago man already on parole for drug charges was arrested again Tuesday after officers found more than 50 grams of crack cocaine in his vehicle, according to police. More>>

Feds: Teacher coaxed teen into taking pornographic pictures

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A northwest suburban middle school teacher was arrested Tuesday on the first day of school in a federal child pornography bust. More>>

CPS to receive $10M for Safe Passage program

The state of Illinois is giving Chicago Public Schools $10 million to expand a program aimed at providing safer routes to classes. More>>

Reckless homicide charges against trucker in fatal I-55 crash

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Charges have been upgraded to reckless homicide against an Indiana truck driver accused of causing a crash that left five people dead and three others injured last month on I-55 near Channahon.Francisco Espinal-Quiroz, 51, of Leesburg, Ind., has been indicted on 15 counts of reckless homicide. More>>

FBI: Man who robbed 11 banks strikes again in River Forest

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A man suspected of robbing 11 banks in the city and suburbs has struck again, according to the FBI. More>>

Cooking with Corey: Johnny O's Video included

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In this week's Cooking with Corey segment, we head over to the Bridgeport neighborhood to check out a little eatery known as Johnny O's.
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84-year-old Gino's pizza slinger becomes Chicago legend Video included

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After 35 years, Peggy Gelsomino is still making pizzas at Gino's North in Edgewater. More>>

Quinn, Rauner to address Chicago growth group

The candidates for Illinois governor are set to address a nonprofit group that addresses Chicago area growth. More>>

Mother of Bali murder suspect opens fundraising site

The mother of a man allegedly involved in the death in Indonesia of his girlfriend's mother has created an online fundraising page to raise money to pay for a lawyer. More>>

Police: Man tried kidnapping three children in Belmont Cragin

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Police are looking for a man who allegedly tried kidnapping three children Wednesday night in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side. More>>

No injuries in 3-alarm fire at Englewood building

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Firefighters extinguished a three-alarm fire hours after it started Wednesday night in Englewood. More>>

Feds: 100 weapons seized, 14 Chicago area residents charged Video included

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A gun-running investigation has seized more than 100 weapons and led to charges against 14 Chicago area defendants, the feds say. More>>

Unarmed man fatally shot by off-duty Chicago cop sparks social media frenzy Video included

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The video of an unarmed man being shot and killed by an off-duty Chicago police officer has caused an outpouring of comments on social media. More>>

JRW shines spotlight on getting kids, parents involved in youth sports Video included

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Jackie Robinson West continues to wow millions and bring pride to the City of Chicago. More>>

Chicago Proud: City hosts Jackie Robinson West parade and rally Video included

Thousands of people turned out for a rally and parade to honor the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars team, the U.S. Little League champs.
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Chicago man accused of defrauding Chinese families out of millions

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A young Chicago conman defrauded wealthy Chinese families out of $11 million by offering them a path to U.S. citizenship, a indictment filed Wednesday alleges. More>>

No jackpot: 7-Eleven employee charged with stealing lottery tickets

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We don't know if she won the lottery, but an employee of a west suburban 7-Eleven will almost certainly lose her job after police said she was caught on tape stealing lottery tickets. More>>

Cardinal George cancels plans to travel to Rome

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The Archdiocese of Chicago says Cardinal Francis George will not travel to Rome in October to meet with Pope Francis.
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Rauner: Dept. of Agriculture 'full of cronyism'

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The GOP candidate for Illinois governor says if elected he'd work to overhaul the state Department of Agriculture. More>>

Man suspected of robbing five stores at gunpoint

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Police are searching for a man suspected of robbing at least five stores at gunpoint in the northern suburbs, including two dollar stores on Tuesday night. More>>

Suit: Taxi driver kicked men out of car after brief kiss

Two Chicago men are suing a taxi company after they say a driver tried to kick them out of a cab because they shared a short kiss. More>>

Fmr. asssistant state's attorney faces ARDC investigation Video included

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Despite the video, Sarah Naughton was acquitted in a criminal trial. However now, she is facing a different judgment – this time from her peers. More>>

Oak Lawn woman is Cook County’s first West Nile case

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The season's first human case of West Nile virus in Cook County is a woman in her 40s from the southwest suburbs, who is now recovering. More>>

A healthy twist on the after school snack: Le Colonial Video included

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The new school year has started for many children. So parents have probably started stocking up on cheese sticks, chips and other "go-to" after school snacks.
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Man critically hurt in fiery crash on Bishop Ford

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Charges are pending against the driver who state police say caused a fiery three-car accident on the Bishop Ford Freeway that left one man critically injured late Tuesday in south suburban Dolton. More>>

8 arrested for incident that left officers injured

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Eight people were arrested after a disturbance in the Avalon Park neighborhood Tuesday evening. More>>

State health centers receive $1.7M for projects

Seven health centers in the Chicago area are receiving a total of $1.7 million in funding for construction and renovation projects. More>>

Guitarist for popular local band charged in fatal DUI

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A guitarist for popular local band Bloodiest was ordered held in lieu of $200,000 bail Tuesday for allegedly running over and killing a pedestrian while driving drunk. More>>

Man accused of stalking judge gets 5-year sentence

A suburban Chicago man accused of stalking a DuPage County circuit judge has been sentenced to five years in prison. More>>

Quinn signs law to allow study of industrial hemp

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Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a law allowing universities and the Illinois Department of Agriculture to study industrial hemp. More>>

Chicago native dies fighting for ISIS

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An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside a terrorist group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday. More>>

Police search for South Side kidnapping suspect Video included

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An 11-year-old girl who escaped an attempted kidnapping Monday afternoon in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood told authorities she saw another girl tied up in the man's van, police said. More>>

Family of unarmed man fatally shot by off-duty Chicago cop seeks justice Video included

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FOX 32 News has the story of a fatal shooting of an unarmed man that was caught on video in Chicago. However, the victim's family said they're still seeking justice. More>>

Man fatally struck by UP-NW Metra train in Des Plaines

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A pedestrian was fatally struck by a Metra Union Pacific Northwest train Tuesday evening in Des Plaines. More>>

Gov. Pat Quinn vetoes bill increasing speeding

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Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation aimed at increasing the speed limit from 65 to 70 miles per hour on interstate highways around Illinois. More>>

Lincoln Park Zoo's youngest black rhino celebrates first birthday

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Lincoln Park Zoo celebrated the first birthday of its baby black rhino King on Tuesday with a rhino-sized party. More>>

Chicago burger ranked number one in the city

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Zagat, known for selecting the best restaurants and nightspots in 18 cities worldwide, has ranked a Chicago burger as the best in the city. More>>

Man convicted of using chain saw on neighbor's ear

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A Chicago man has been found guilty of cutting his neighbor's ear and fingers with a chain saw after the two men argued about money. More>>

Happy National Dog Day!

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Also known as National Dog Appreciation Day, the holiday has been celebrated every year on August 26 since 2004. More>>

Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

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Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites. More>>

Jackie Robinson West game draws ratings record

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Chicago's Jackie Robinson West All Stars broke a television rating record on Sunday for Little League World Series games viewed in the Chicago market. More>>

Cook County jail officer charged with selling alcohol to inmates

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A correctional officer at the Cook County Jail is accused of bringing alcohol to maximum-security inmates in exchange for money. More>>

Rod Blagojevich sends anniversary letter to his wife Video included

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We have heard very little from former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich since he went to prison. But in an email released Monday, he refers to his current situation as a nightmare. More>>

Flight diverted to O'Hare after scrum over legroom

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Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today's packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches. More>>

Two postal vans catch fire in Lincolnwood

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Federal authorities are investigating after two postal vehicles caught fire Monday night in north suburban Lincolnwood. More>>

Ravinia director stepping down in 2015

Ravinia Festival's accomplished music director plans to step down from his position at the end of the 2015 season. More>>

Gov. Quinn signs pregnancy discrimination measure

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a measure into law aimed at curbing workplace discrimination against pregnant women. More>>

Thunderstorms moving through northern suburbs

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Strong thunderstorms moving through the northern suburbs Tuesday morning could bring lightning, heavy downpours and hail, the National Weather Service warns. More>>

Chicago area high schools reworking exam schedules

High schools in the Chicago suburbs are moving up final exams to before winter break to increase efficiency for teachers and students. More>>

Gov. Quinn vetoes Illinois ridesharing regulations Video included

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed two related bills that would have placed statewide rules on the unregulated industry that connects passengers and drivers through a smartphone app.
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1 dead, 14 wounded in citywide shootings Monday

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A man was killed and at least 14 other people were wounded in shootings across the city throughout Monday. More>>

FOX 32's Craig Wall rides along with the Cook County Sheriff's Department Video included

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The battle against crime in Chicago has put dozens of police officers from the Cook County Sheriff's Department into high crime neighborhoods, in an effort to round up people with outstanding warrants.
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Chicago's LLWS heroes return home, parade set for Wednesday Video included

The city of Chicago is planning a homecoming parade for the Jackie Robinson West All Stars team this week. More>>

Inspector General wants to crack down on law-breaking Aldermen Video included

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The man in charge of investigating Chicago's City Council said he's tired of being a toothless tiger. More>>

Severe thunderstorm watch canceled; Weather clear overnight

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The severe thunderstorm watch issued for many south and west suburbs has been called off, and the entire Chicago area will see relatively calm weather overnight. More>>

Three charged in murder of rapper Leonard 'L'A Capone' Anderson

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Three people have been charged with murder in the September 2013 shooting death of Chicago rapper Leonard “L'A Capone” Anderson outside a South Side recording studio.
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Using gun to inspire son to go to college lands man behind bars

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A west suburban man is behind bars because his motivational technique for getting his son to return to college was a little extreme—a gun, according to police. More>>

Three charged with fatal shooting outside Near North nightclub

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Three people leaning against a car outside a trendy River North nightclub allegedly sparked a dispute that left one of the men dead and another seriously wounded this month. More>>

Police: 180 grams of cocaine found in man's Gurnee home

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A north suburban man is facing felony drug charges after police found about 180 grams of cocaine at his home last week. More>>

Ten arrested in West Side drug market bust

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Ten people were arrested when police broke up what they called a gang-controlled drug market in the West Side Austin neighborhood. More>>

Man charged with drug-induced homicide for fatal overdose

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A northwest suburban man has been charged with drug-induced homicide for selling heroin to a man who overdosed and died last month. More>>

Museum of Science and Industry offers free admission days

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The Museum of Science and Industry is offering free entry to the museum on select days this fall.
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Ind. residents told to check for tree-killing beetle

State officials want Indiana residents to check trees for invasive forest insects called Asian longhorned beetles. More>>

Heat index expected to climb above 100 degrees Monday Video included

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The weekend may be over, but the heat and humidity will continue to stick around Monday in Chicago. More>>

Sensors in football helmets aim to prevent concussions Video included

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Times have changed. On football fields around the state, schools are learning to be proactive instead of reactive. More>>

Man fatally shot by police in East Garfield Park Video included

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A man was fatally shot by Chicago Police Sunday night in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. More>>

Mechanical problems cause delays on Metra BNSF line

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Trains were operating behind schedule Monday morning after mechanical problems on Metra's BNSF line. More>>

FOX Furry Friends of the Week: Huskies Hannah and Harlie 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. This week, we're featuring two Huskies names Hannah and Harlie.
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Blue Line trains temporarily stopped due to person on tracks in Loop

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CTA Blue Line trains were temporarily stopped in the Loop Monday morning due to a person on the tracks. More>>

Suit: Six Flags park violated ADA, didn’t let disabled boy on rides

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A woman has filed a federal lawsuit against Six Flags Great America in north suburban Gurnee, claiming the park discriminated against her disabled son by not letting him on rides. More>>

One dead after four shot at lounge in Auburn Gresham

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Four men were shot — one fatally — at a lounge early Sunday in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood. More>>

Villa Park man dies after crashing motorcycle on Kennedy Expressway

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A Villa Park man died Saturday after crashing his motorcycle Aug. 17 on the Kennedy Expressway. More>>

Father charged after accidental shooting that critically hurt 3-year-old

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Authorities have charged the father of a 3-year-old boy who was critically hurt in an accidental shooting at a West Side home on Friday night. More>>

Tollway to close Algonquin Road in Park Ridge for bridge repair

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Algonquin Road under the Tri-State Tollway will close this week for bridge painting in the northwest suburbs. More>>

Elderly man ‘extremely critical’ after being pulled from lake in Evanston

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An elderly man is in critical condition after being pulled from Lake Michigan in north suburban Evanston Sunday morning. More>>

Rauner says he'll continue to push for term limits

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says not having a term limits measure on November's ballot is a temporary setback. More>>

Chicago woman wins $500K lottery prize

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A Chicago woman who won a $500,000 lottery prize plans to share the winnings with the homeless in Humboldt Park. More>>

3 charged with South Side cell phone store robberies

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Two men and a woman have been charged with robbing two cell phone stores this month on the South Side. More>>

Layoffs raise new issues in state hiring dispute

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The unexpected firing of 58 state workers whose jobs were improperly filled with politic considerations probably won't end the controversy for Gov. Pat Quinn. More>>

Man tried to lure girl into taxi on North Side, police say

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A man tried to lure a girl into a car Saturday afternoon near the border of the Lake View and Lincoln Park neighborhoods on the North Side. More>>

Police: Motorcyclist killed in Lake Shore Drive crash

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A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on Lake Shore Drive in the Lincoln Park neighborhood early Sunday, police said. More>>

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