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  • CPD bike patrols to swarm high-crime areas
  • Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is beefing up one of his crime-fighting strategies, dubbed "Operation Impact," which focused originally on foot patrols.
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  • CPD bike patrols to swarm high-crime areas
  • Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is beefing up one of his crime fighting strategies, dubbed Operation Impact, which focused originally on foot patrols and now has announced that bikes have been deployed to certain foot patrol teams in parts of the city seeing the highest rates of violence.
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  • Truck driver released after boy dies in Ind. hit-and-run
  • A truck driver was released from custody overnight after a 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a semi near Indianapolis Blvd. and 119th in Whiting, Ind.
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  • Boystown sex assault charges filed against South Side man
  • A 20-year-old South Side man has been charged in the Boystown sex assault of a 22-year-old woman Monday afternoon.
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  • 4 dead, 33 hurt in weekend Chicago shootings
  • Four people were killed and at least 33 others were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon.
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  • 4 dead, 33 hurt in weekend Chicago shootings
  • Four people were killed and at least 33 others were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon.
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  • Cardinal George to deliver cancer update
  • Francis Cardinal George will discuss Friday his health and the recent decision to skip an important Vatican event - the canonization of two popes.
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  • Cook Co. Pension Plan
  • Cook County Board President's pension plan could include a tax increase for property owners.
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  • A race to prevent another credit downgrade for Cook County as a pension plan takes shape.
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  • 12 kids allegedly served alcohol at Little Village pizza party
  • A dozen children were taken to the hospital Tuesday night after they were allegedly accidentally given alcohol at a restaurant in Little Village.
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  • Amber Creek murder suspect expected to be charged
  • If Amber Creek was still alive, she would be 31. She disappeared from Palatine when she was 14.
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  • Wilmette woman accused in series of hit-and-runs
  • An arrest has been made in a series of hit-and-runs from Evanston to Skokie that left three people hurt, including the woman believed responsible.
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  • Gates open for Cubs home opener
  • Play ball! Chicago's historic Wrigley Field is open for the season and celebrating its 100th year.
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  • Cubs Home Opener: Wrigley Field begins 100th season
  • The celebration for Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary begins with a visit from an old friend.
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  • 1,800 pothole damage claims filed
  • A record number of pothole damage claims could drain the city's funds.
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  • Pothole claims at highest level in Chicago ever
  • It's hard to find a street around the Chicago area that isn't torn up by potholes, and drivers have been feeling the pain and dished out a lot of money to pay for car repairs.
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  • Woman, 2 grandsons shot in South Shore
  • A woman and her two young grandsons were shot Tuesday night in the South Shore neighborhood, police said.
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  • Chicago Sports Museum opens Tuesday
  • Want to shoot hoops with Scottie Pippen? Try on Refrigerator Perry?s Super Bowl ring? Now is your chance.
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  • Chicago Sports Museum to open on Mich. Ave.
  • There's no seventh inning stretch. It's a mad dash to the bottom of the ninth for opening day at the Chicago Sports Museum.
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  • Affordable Care Act deadline arrives with glitches
  • The healthcare.gov site was experiencing technical difficulties Monday, the last day to sign up for coverage.
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  • West Loop, Lincoln Square robberies linked?
  • The same couple that held up a pizza place early Friday morning may also be responsible for a robbery at a convenience store.
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  • Students react to NU athlete union ruling
  • It's a major shakeup in college sports. And Northwestern University is front and center in the debate.
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  • NU athlete union ruling reaction
  • They're battling in courtrooms, and could one day meet over a bargaining table. About the only things the two sides in the debate over big-time college athletics agree on is that things are changing.
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  • Mom of toddler found alone in building charged
  • The mother of a baby found alone in a South Side apartment building Friday night has been charged with child abandonment.
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  • Park Ridge man charged in fatal West Town hit-and-run
  • A man has been charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash in the West Town neighborhood Saturday afternoon.
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  • Blue Line derailment injures 32, train hits escalator
  • Police say 32 people were injured when a CTA Blue Line train derailed at the O'Hare station early Monday.
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  • Illinois primary polls open for voting on Election Day
  • Polls are open in Illinois as voters cast ballots in the state's primary election.
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  • Illinois primary polls open for voting on Election Day
  • Polls are now open in Illinois as voters cast ballots in the state's primary election.
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  • Lake Shore Drive reopens after 8-hour standoff
  • Lake Shore Drive completely reopened hours after a lengthy standoff closed both directions of the major highway along Lake Michigan.
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  • Lake Shore Drive reopens after 8-hour standoff
  • Lake Shore Drive completely reopened hours after a lengthy standoff closed both directions of the major highway along Lake Michigan.
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  • Off-duty Chicago police officer killed
  • A Chicago police officer was on his way home from work when the car he was driving was struck by a van involved in a Calumet Park police chase.
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  • Mayor expands repavement plan
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to repave 333 miles of roads in Chicago in 2014 instead of just patching potholes on some of the city?s busiest streets.
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  • Mayor to expand repaving initiative for potholes
  • Mayor Emanuel will announce an expanded streets paving program for 2014 to combat the pothole-filled condition of many of Chicago?s arterial streets caused by the harsh winter weather.
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  • Retired CPD sergeant critical after SE Side shooting
  • A retired Chicago police sergeant was critically wounded in a shooting late Monday in the city's East Side neighborhood.
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  • Extra-alarm blaze struck in Irving Park
  • An extra-alarm fire in the Northwest Side Irving Park neighborhood burned for more than two hours early Monday before it was extinguished.
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  • Body found near home of woman missing 2 years
  • A woman's body was found by a water department crew Wednesday morning in the Far South Side Morgan Park neighborhood, authorities said.
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  • Woman stabbed after leaving Wicker Park nightclub
  • A woman in her 20s was stabbed early Friday morning in the city's Wicker Park neighborhood.
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  • Chicago Weather: Cold, light snow continues in March
  • The bitter winter weather is continuing.
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  • Small boy found on South Side street without shoes
  • As the temperature hovered just above zero, a toddler was found alone, with no coat, shoes or hat on the South Side.
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  • Small boy found on South Side street in middle of night
  • As the temperature hovered just above zero, a toddler was found alone, with no coat, shoes or hat on the South Side.
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  • Oak Lawn fire, shooting victims IDd; 4 found dead
  • Four people found dead inside a burning Oak Lawn home, including a 5-year-old boy, have been identified. Police say all four were shot to death.
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  • Teen girl, baby cousin missing from Chicago Lawn
  • Two cousins - a teenager and a baby girl - have been missing from the Southwest Side Chicago Lawn neighborhood since Tuesday afternoon.
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  • Chicago digital lab to be officially announced in DC
  • News that a national, digital manufacturing laboratory will be built in Chicago offers hope that the city's once-strong manufacturing sector can be rebuilt into a powerhouse of the 21st century, officials said.
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  • Chicago crews to start dibs demolition
  • Dibs isn't dead in Chicago, but it's about to take a break after one last weekend.
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  • Chicago parking spot dibs almost over
  • Time's almost up if you are taking advantage of Chicago's ''dibs'' tradition.
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  • High winds cause Chicago, Michigan Avenue damage
  • Authorities say no one was injured when a glass panel fell several stories onto Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue shopping district.
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  • Chicago Weather: Flooding, high winds expected Thursday
  • A high wind warning will go into effect right after the flood watch expires in the Chicago area Thursday evening.
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  • Hot chocolate explosion prompts HAZMAT
  • Four students had minor injuries as they heated up hot chocolate with butane at Northside College Prep.
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  • Chicago residents urged to help prevent flooding
  • The city of Chicago is asking for help as thawing snow could end up in widespread flooding.
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