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  • A search for a killer or killers is on after five people were gunned down inside a home on the city's South Side Wednesday. Relatives suspect it was a robbery that turned deadly.
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  • One-track-trip: UP-West to Oak Park
  • The first suburban stop on the Union Pacific West line from Chicago is Oak Park.
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  • Long Grove explosion prompted 911 calls
  • In an ABC7 Eyewitness News exclusive, the lessons learned after 911 operators took 1,200 calls when a northwest suburban house exploded and dozens of other homes were damaged.
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  • Students banned from graduation ceremony after senior prank
  • Jacobs High School students who took part in a senior prank at an Algonquin school may still be able to attend graduation.
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  • Service was delayed Tuesday night for commuters using Metra's BNSF line after a train hits and kills a man on the tracks.
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  • A plate glass window came crashing down onto the sidewalk in Chicago's Loop Tuesday night.
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  • Streamwood High School students were held in their classroom after an altercation, officials said.
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  • Chicago braces for bad allergy season
  • The long winter means some allergies come early, other come late, and more come right on time, making allergy sufferers more miserable than usual.
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  • John Severson, 59, is charged in a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a 14-year-old girl in Joliet.
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  • Heavy rains bring floods to Chicago area
  • Residents in flood-prone areas found themselves underwater yet again after the latest bout of severe storms.
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  • Scott Baudin, 59, has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars. Baudin was arrested last year for accessing child pornography at the Bloomingdale Public Library.
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  • Classes will resume at Proviso East High School Wednesday after a fire had the school shut down for two days.
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  • A ground stop is in place at Chicago's airports after reports of smoke at an FAA traffic control facility in Elgin.
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  • Leave the hustle and bustle of Chicago's rush hour and find a delightful destination filled with character in Elmhurst - a village with small-town charm and big-city appeal.
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  • Rachael Galbreath, 33, was found dead on the 1600 block of State Street in South Holland on Friday morning.
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  • Park Ridge honored several heroes who came together to save the life of a driver who suffered a heart attack.
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  • Dangerous new trend sends students into frigid waters
  • High school students try to outdo each other in the dangerous 'cold water challenge,' which sends them jumping into Lake Michigan's frigid waters.
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  • Chicago-area Muslim groups condemn Nigerian kidnappings
  • Chicagoans with close ties to the region are condemning the kidnappings and keeping the missing Nigerian girls close to their hearts.
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  • Strong storms led to a pipe burst in Calumet City and the collapse of a roof at a Joliet hotel.
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  • Dixmoor murder victims mother speaks about case
  • For the very first time, the mother of a 14-year-old girl murdered in suburban Dixmoor in 1991 is speaking about the case.
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  • There was a fire Sunday night in Elgin's downtown Tower Building, and according to one report, the fire appears to be suspicious.
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  • Police are investigating another shooting in west suburban Melrose Park.
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  • One Track Trips: Union Pacific Northwest Line
  • Metra's Union Pacific Northwest Line has been getting folks to and from the northwest burbs for 160 years.
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  • Beat Tom and Bill Beat Cancer Golf Outing
  • The Beat Tom and Bill 13th annual Beat Cancer Golf Outing will benefit nine local families this year.
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  • Proviso East High School closed Monday, Tuesday after fire destroys classrooms
  • Proviso East High School in west suburban Maywood has cancelled classes for Monday and Tuesday after a fire inside the school Saturday damaged several classrooms.
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  • Girl Scouts Pinkie Promise Pajama Walk
  • Mundelein Girl Scout Troop 40701 is raising money for breast cancer awareness this Mother's Day.
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  • The former clerk of Burnham is facing charges, accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the community she worked for.
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  • The school board discussed the Maine West High School hazing scandal Monday night at a meeting in north suburban Park Ridge.
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  • Hundreds of officers who died in the line of duty were remembered Saturday.
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