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  • Matthew Tenard, who's from Berwyn, is a member of the active Army Reserves.
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  • The Irv Kupcinet memorial statue located near Wabash and Wacker is gone, and the empty base led to rumors about where it went. The answer: out for repairs.
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  • Surveillance video captured a woman's close call when she narrowly escaped a truck crashing into a grocery store in Chicago.
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  • Boy who drowned in Crystal Lake pond identified as Jose Esquivel
  • A 15-year-old boy died after divers pulled him from a pond in northwest suburban Crystal Lake. Jose Esquivel was in the water for more than 90 minutes.
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  • The government wants to buy nearly two dozen homes along the Des Plaines River and tear them down. Many flood weary residents are thrilled with the offer.
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  • Freed inmate: New investigation like a nightmare
  • In an ABC7 exclusive, former death row inmate Anthony Porter talks about a new investigation into his overturned murder conviction.
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  • Boy recovering from pit bull attack
  • In an ABC7 exclusive interview, the mother of a boy attacked by a pit bull in East Chicago shares her story.
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  • Good Friday was marked in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood with a procession and re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross.
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  • Suspect Joseph Dauben, 33
  • A man has charged with tagging west suburban Naperville with graffiti from ''The Simpsons'' cartoon.
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  • Boy, 15, rescued from Crystal Lake pond
  • A 15-year-old boy has died after he was in a pond for more than 90 miutes Thursday night before divers were able to find him and pull him from the water in northwest suburban Crystal Lake.
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  • The Huntley District 158 School Board voted to ban e-cigarettes Thursday night.
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  • If hunting Easter eggs isn't enough of a challenge, try looking for them in the dark. West suburban Elmhurst was one of several communities hosting a flashlight Easter egg hunt Thursday night.
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  • The Ford Mustang officially went on sale 50 years ago, but a 22-year-old Chicago woman was actually sold one two days early when she went shopping at a local dealership.
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  • Photos of a man wanted in connection with an attack on a senior citizen on the Chicago Transit Authority's Yellow Line were released by Skokie police.
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  • Two police officers were injured early Wednesday when they responded to a call of a couple fighting in north suburban Waukegan.
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  • Meeting addresses consequences of sexting
  • After some students at a north suburban school were caught sexting, parents are learning how to recognize the warning signs and how to handle it if their child is caught up in it.
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  • Village board president declines to comment on police cuts
  • People who live in southwest suburban Lyons got a chance Wednesday night to voice their opinions about a cut in the size of their police department.
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  • Illinois Senator Mark Kirk made a big recovery after his own stroke. Now he's promoting efforts to make sure others do the same.
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  • Investigators: DNA linked Palatine man to 97 murder
  • The man just charged with a murder that happened 17 years ago, will remain in jail.
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  • A school bus collided with a car then smashed into a sign in west suburban Bartlett.
  • A school bus collided with a car then smashed into a sign in west suburban Bartlett.
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  • Chicago bridges lift as sailboats begin journey to harbors
  • Sailboat season is underway, and the bridges are being lifted so that boats can get back out on Lake Michigan.
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  • Phillip Horrell was sentenced to life in prison in the 2012 murder of Doctor James Goldenstein of Kankakee.
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  • Phillip Horrell pleaded guilty to murder in the stabbing death of Doctor James Goldenstein of Kankakee. Dr. Goldenstein's wife, Betty, was critically wounded in the October 2012 attack.
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  • Lake Shore Drive is closed from Wilson to Foster due to a suspicious package near Lawrence.
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  • A group of Chicago Public School students is heading to Washington, DC Wednesday morning for a trip theyll remember for quite some time.
  • A group of Chicago Public Schools students headed to Washington, D.C., Wednesday morning for a trip they'll remember for quite some time.
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  • A man who was attending a child support hearing was thrown down a flight of stairs by his ex's new boyfriend, a minor league professional wrestler, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court.
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  • A resident of unincorporated Gurnee, who could have been sentenced to natural life in prison, will serve between 12 and 30 years for the sexual assault of two minors last year.
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  • A 17-year-old boy from far northwest suburban Huntley was charged after allegedly driving an SUV into a townhome's garage Monday afternoon, striking a gas line and rendering one of the building's units unihabitable.
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  • An alleged predatory pedophile who is accused of molesting 11 children of friends, relatives and co-workers has been sentenced to 50 years in prison by a judge who called the abuse ''the most disturbing I've ever come across.''
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  • Three people were killed when an SUV crashed into the back of semi on I-65 near State Road 10 while crews were cleaning up another crash in which a truck jackknifed spilling a chemical near State Road 2.
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  • A man charged was charged with DUI after being for driving at 118 miles per hour on I-55 in the southwest suburbs.
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  • Palos Heights home invasion victim in serious condition
  • A Palos Heights man was injured in a shooting during a home invasion.
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  • Charles Brown
  • A suburban mother is questioning why Harvey police shot and killed her son. Officers say 20-year-old Charles Brown tried to run them down with a car.
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  • Local runners preparing for Boston Marathon
  • Four area runners are among many Chicaogans preparing to take part in the Boston Marathon on Monday. One of those four was near the finish line when the bombs exploded last year.
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  • Viewer photos from around Chicagoland of the ''blood moon'' lunar eclipse, April 15, 2014. Submitted via USeeIt
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