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State starts accepting medical marijuana requests

Thousands of patients in Illinois will be able to start requesting permission to use marijuana under a new state law. More>>

Man charged with throwing baby from vehicle

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A South Shore man was charged with domestic battery after he allegedly beat his girlfriend and her son early Monday before throwing her 8-month-old daughter from a moving vehicle, which then ran the baby over in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side. More>>

School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards Video included

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Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day. More>>

3 dead, 35 wounded in Labor Day weekend shootings

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Three men were killed and at least 35 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city over Labor Day weekend. More>>

Officials: One dead after house explosion in LaSalle County

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At least one person is dead after a house explosion Monday night in southwest suburban Streator, which is about 60 miles southwest of Joliet. More>>

Kids, parents make final preparations as CPS set to begin Video included

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The Labor Day holiday is over and school is set to begin at 7:45 Tuesday morning for Chicago Public Schools students.
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Homeless man beaten to death in Logan Square Video included

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Police are investigating the murder of a homeless man who was beaten to death in an alley in Logan Square.

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Supt. McCarthy comments on fatal shooting of unarmed Chicagoan Video included

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Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Monday defended the conduct of an off-duty cop whose shooting of an unarmed man was caught on surveillance cameras a year ago. More>>

Ferguson police begin using body cameras; Chicago next? Video included

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Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri have begun using body cameras, and now the cameras may soon be used in Chicago as well.
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'Major' fire reported at Evanston towing company

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Firefighters were battling a blaze that started Sunday afternoon at a towing company in north suburban Evanston. More>>

Oak Lawn bookstore lives on in a digital world Video included

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There are a lot of stories on these shelves. More>>

US Rep. Duckworth announces she's pregnant

U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth says she's pregnant and expecting a baby girl in early December. More>>

Inbound Kennedy reopens after semi rollover at Addison

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All lanes of the Kennedy Expressway are open again after a rollover crash involving a semi that temporarily closed all inbound lanes Monday afternoon on the Northwest Side. More>>

US eating habits improve a bit, except among poor

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A new study says Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor. More>>

Man run over, killed after fight in Little Village

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A man died Sunday morning after being beaten and run over with a car in the Southwest Side Little Village neighborhood. More>>

Chicago Heights teen drowns playing in Kankakee River

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A 14-year-old boy from south suburban Chicago Heights drowned while playing in a river with friends Sunday in Kankakee County. More>>

Study: Action-packed TV might make you snack more

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Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show. More>>

Bridge work to cause Kennedy detours Wednesday near downtown

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Work on the Ohio Street bridge over the Kennedy Expressway will require some ramp closures and will create significant detours for drivers downtown Wednesday night. More>>

Cubs honor Jackie Robinson West little leaguers

The Chicago Cubs are tipping their hats to a championship team at Wrigley Field: The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars.
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Suspected 'No Boundaries Bandit' nabbed in western suburbs

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The alleged “No Boundaries Bandit,” suspected of robbing more than a dozen banks in the Chicago area, was arrested Sunday in the western suburbs, according to a Cicero official. More>>

Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

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McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the... More>>

Chicago police: Murders down, but shootings up Video included

The Chicago Police Department says there were fewer murders in the first eight months of 2014 than in the same period last year. But they also indicate there were more shootings. More>>

More rain, storms possible for rest of Labor Day

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After a drizzly start to Labor Day, the Chicago area could see more rain and possibly a thunderstorm later Monday, forecasters said. More>>

Mannheim interchange work to close I-190 ramps starting Tuesday

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Part of the Mannheim Road interchange at Interstate 190 near O'Hare Airport will be closed starting Tuesday for ongoing construction. More>>

Boy finds body in Gary pond

Authorities say a boy out fishing found a man's body in a northwestern Indiana pond. More>>

Bishop Trotter shows support for Oberweis in U.S. Senate race Video included

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Another prominent Chicago figure has joined the crusade to elect Illinois' "dairy king" to the U.S. Senate. Bishop Larry Trotter has thrown his support behind Republican Jim Oberweis. More>>

FOX Furry Friend of the Week: Cat Ezra 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 an adorable cat named Ezra! More>>

Master Chef casting call coming to Chicago

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Master Chef is one of the hottest shows on FOX, featuring a series of showdowns in the kitchen.
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Gang member to plead guilty in murder from 11 years ago

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An affiliate of the Two Six street gang is admitting his role in an 11-year-old East Chicago murder, the Post-Tribune is reporting. More>>

Elmhurst couple in murder-suicide were doting parents: neighbors Video included

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A day after an elderly couple and their developmentally disabled adult children were found shot to death inside an Elmhurst home, four white crosses bearing their names lined a fence outside the well-maintained home on a quiet side street. More>>

Rollover crash on Dan Ryan temporarily closes inbound express lanes

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The inbound express lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway were temporarily closed at 39th Street Sunday afternoon after a single-vehicle rollover crash. More>>

Quinn to live on minimum wage for week

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is hoping to show first-hand what it's like to live on the state's minimum wage of $8.25 an hour. More>>

Man dies after being pulled from Lake Michigan on North Side

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A man died after he was pulled from Lake Michigan near Foster Beach on the North Side Sunday morning. More>>

Gary courthouse to be closed ‘until further notice' after fire

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The Lake County Courthouse in Gary will be closed indefinitely following a small fire Thursday that damaged a key electrical component, the Post-Tribune is reporting. More>>

White Sox honor Jackie Robinson West Little League All-Star team

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The coaches and players on the Jackie Robinson West Little League All-Star team were honored Saturday by the Chicago White Sox. More>>

Prosecutors: Man in CTA stabbing permanently disfigured

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A commuter was permanently disfigured after another CTA passenger slashed him in the face with a hunting knife.
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Ex-teacher urges court to toss sex conviction

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A former Hammond, Ind., teacher who pleaded guilty to possessing naked pictures of two students now claims he's innocent because the pictures were not lascivious in nature. More>>

FBI: North Side bank robbery is suspect's second

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A man suspected of robbing a Lakeview neighborhood bank earlier this month struck again Saturday morning in the Edgewater neighborhood, the FBI said. More>>

Four more speed cameras activating next week

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Four new speed cameras will start issuing warnings to drivers next week in the Pilsen, Norwood Park, McKinley Park and North Lawndale neighborhoods. More>>

Highway interchange named for former Chicago mayor

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A highway interchange near downtown Chicago has been named for former Mayor Jane Byrne. More>>

Kraft Recalls American Singles Cheese Slices

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Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier. More>>

Chicagoans unite to promote peace this weekend Video included

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After all the violence in Chicago last weekend, several groups came together in different parts of the city with a common goal -- to promote peace this weekend. More>>

One Direction has guests shuckin' and jivin' at Soldier Field this weekend Video included

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Tens of thousands of people -- mostly girls and some parents -- made their way into Soldier Field Friday night to see One Direction.
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Jackie Robinson player, family have no permanent home Video included

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One of the players from the Jackie Robinson West Little League team is living with friends and family because he has no permanent home, but help is on the way. More>>

13 hospitalized after O'Hare shuttle bus crash Video included

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At least 13 people, including an off-duty firefighter, were injured after a shuttle bus was involved in a crash near O'Hare International Airport, clogging traffic heading to one of the terminals at the start of the busy Labor Day travel period. More>>

1 injured when car crashes into garage in western suburb Video included

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A man was airlifted to the hospital Friday morning after the car he was driving crashed into a garage and rolled over in West Chicago. More>>

Paramedic becomes father after delivering own baby on Edens Video included

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An off-duty paramedic delivered his own baby girl on the Edens Expressway Friday morning. More>>

Motorboat that sank, killing three, finally found, 7 miles offshore

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The Chicago Police Marine Unit, after scanning the depths of Lake Michigan daily for two months, has found the 33-foot motorboat that sank off the coast of Chicago in late May, killing three of four occupants. More>>

Northwest suburban teacher wanted for sexually assaulting girl

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A northwest suburban grade school teacher who allegedly sexually assaulted a girl two years ago may have fled the country, police said. More>>

Illinois governor grants 38 clemency requests

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on 124 clemency petitions, granting 38 and denying 86. More>>

Men tried to lure 12-year-old Aurora girl into vehicle

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Two men tried to lure a 12-year-old girl into a vehicle as she walked to school Friday morning in west suburban Aurora. More>>

School lockdown lifted after gunshots, manhunt in Beach Park

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The Lake County Sheriff's office is investigating a report of shots fired in north suburban Beach Park Friday morning which forced two schools to cancel bus service and put the district in a soft lockdown. More>>

Adjusted CTA bus schedule for fall starts Sunday

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Check your bus schedules, Chicago.
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Police trying to arrange Chief Keef's surrender on Lake County warrant

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A week after a warrant was issued for Chief Keef's arrest for missing a court hearing, the Chicago rapper has still not turned up, prompting officials to push his attorney to arrange his surrender. More>>

Uptick in travel expected over Labor Day weekend, roadwork halted Video included

The Illinois Department of Transportation says it will suspend non-emergency roadwork over the Labor Day weekend to help reduce congestion and speed traffic. More>>

Woman found guilty in Joliet double murder Video included

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A Will County judge on Friday found a 20-year-old woman guilty in a 2013 double murder in Joliet that generated headlines for its brutality, the Sun-Times is reporting. More>>

IU student from Libertyville dies at sorority house

An Indiana University spokesman says foul play isn't suspected in the death of a 20-year-old student from suburban Chicago at a campus sorority house. More>>

Chicago fantasy football league prepares for memorable draft Video included

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This weekend, people around the world will be gathering together to draft their fantasy football teams. But for one local fantasy league, this draft will be a little different. More>>

New revelations in fatal car accident in Naperville

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A Geneva man accused of being drunk when his car plunged into a west suburban Naperville pond initially pointed the finger at his two friends who drowned as a result of the crash, according to prosecutors. More>>

Husband of woman killed in I-55 crash sues trucker

The husband of a victim of a crash on Interstate 55 south of Chicago has filed a lawsuit against the driver of the truck that plowed into several slowly moving vehicles, killing five. More>>

Electrical fire closes courthouse in Gary

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A small electrical fire Thursday at the Lake County Courthouse in Gary forced the evacuation of the building and will force its closure until at least Sept. 3, the Post-Tribune is reporting. More>>

Woman seriously wounded in Little Village shooting

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A woman was shot and seriously wounded Thursday night in the Little Village neighborhood. More>>

Illinois Tollway lowers cost of I-PASS temporarily

The upfront cost of an I-PASS account for the Illinois Tollway system is getting cheaper. More>>

'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>>

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>>

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>>

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