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  • Tavern shutdown racially motivated, owner says
  • Chicago Police say they closed down a River North restaurant and tavern because of a liquor license violation, but the owner the Nouveau Tavern says the move was racially motivated.
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  • Tavern shutdown racially motivated, owner says
  • Chicago Police say they closed down a River North restaurant and tavern because of a liquor license violation, but the owner the Nouveau Tavern says the move was racially motivated.
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  • Local runners preparing for Boston Marathon
  • Four area runners are preparing to take part in the Boston Marathon on Monday, and two were near the finish line when the bombs detonated last year.
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  • WWII Merchant Marine receives honor 70 years overdue
  • Jim Pfafflin served in the Pacific in the Merchant Marine in World War II. Though not military, the men who guided supply ships were always at great risk.
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  • WWII Merchant Marine receives honor 70 years overdue
  • A suburban merchant mariner was thanked for his service in World War II. It's an honor almost 70 years overdue.
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  • Some are concerned that idle freight trains are creating a serious public safety hazard in Big Rock, Illinois.
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  • Blocked crossings cause concern in Big Rock
  • Some are concerned that idle freight trains are creating a serious public safety hazard in Big Rock, Illinois.
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  • New Metra board chairman speaks about challenges ahead
  • The new head of Metra talked about the challenges he faces as he tries to get the transit agency back on track.
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  • New Metra board chairman speaks about challenges ahead
  • Former Chicago alderman Martin Oberman was named chairman of Metra in February. The new head of Metra talked about the challenges he faces as he tries to get the transit agency back on track.
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  • $355K settlement in LaSalle County strip-search lawsuit
  • LaSalle County settles strip search lawsuits filed by four women for $355,000.
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  • Woman alleges illegal strip-search by LaSalle Co. Sheriff
  • LaSalle County settles strip search lawsuits filed by four women for $355,000. The strip search of Coal City woman Dana Holmes garnered national attention because video showed her being pushed into a padded cell by LaSalle County guards after a DUI arrest.
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  • NTSB releases new report on Blue Line train crash
  • A sensor for an automatic braking system was too close to the end of the track to prevent a crash at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, according to a preliminary federal report released Monday.
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  • New rules for CTA operators
  • The CTA says its work rules have followed long established scheduling practices, but the accident sparked a review and further tightening.
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  • Train operator fired after CTA Blue Line derailment
  • Brittney Tysehka Haywood, 25, was fired from the CTA almost two weeks after the Blue Line train she was operating derailed at the O'Hare station, injuring 32 people.
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  • Chicago FOP elects new president
  • As Chicago's new Fraternal Order of Police president, Dean Angelo, Sr., has a lot of challenges ahead.
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  •  Dean Angelo, Sr
  • As Chicago's new Fraternal Order of Police president, Dean Angelo, Sr., has a lot of challenges ahead.
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  • CPD tows allegedly stolen cars
  • Chicago police towed away some cars that may have been stolen from a Far Southeast Side salvage shop.
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  • Springlike weather on Sox opening day
  • The Chicago White Sox began their season at US Cellular Field Monday.
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  • Bacon-on-a-stick debuts on Opening Day
  • Bacon-on-a-stick was one of many new culinary options to debut on Opening Day at U.S. Cellular Field.
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  • Officer barely escapes Blue Line derailment injury
  • A Chicago police officer was on a routine check of the CTA's Blue Line O'Hare stop when 200-tons of train came crashing at him.
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  • Officer barely escapes Blue Line derailment injury
  • A Chicago police officer barely jumped out of the way of the CTA train that derailed at the O'Hare International Airport station earlier this week.
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  • NTSB probes CTA training
  • NTSB officials interviewed the CTA's lead trainer as part of their investigation into the Blue Line derailment at O'Hare.
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  • Washington tornado victims show spirit of resilience
  • Eyewitness News returned to Washington, Illinois to check in with tornado survivors who've begun rebuilding.
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  • Washington, Illinois rebuilds after devastating tornado
  • Eyewitness News returned to Washington, Illinois to check in with tornado survivors who've begun rebuilding.
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  • Washington, Illinois rebuilds after devastating tornado
  • Eyewitness News returned to Washington, Illinois to check in with tornado survivors who've begun rebuilding.
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  • Union: CTA motorman may have dozed off
  • A CTA Blue Line train jumped the tracks and climbed up an escalator at the O'Hare station before coming to a stop, injuring 32 people on board.
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  • Train jumps track, climbs elevator at ORD
  • No one was seriously injured when a CTA train derailed at the O'Hare Blue Line station. The NTSB is investigating.
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  • Park Ridge PD following leads in sex assault attempts
  • Three women were grabbed in broad daylight in as many days in Park Forest.
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  • Record-setting winter put deep freeze on Lake Michigan
  • It's been a record-setting winter for ice on Lake Michigan, as at the worst of our winter deep-freeze had almost 93 percent of Lake Michigan covered in ice.
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  • Blasting resumes at McCook quarry
  • Months after routine blasting was followed by a 3.2 magnitude earthquake, work resumed at the McCook quarry.
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  • GOP candidates cast ballots in Illinois primary
  • Republicans have a lot at stake besides the governor's office in this year's Illinois primary, as voters decide who'll challenge Democrats this fall in Congress, the Legislature and the state treasurer's race.
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  • Illinois State Police mail first concealed carry permits
  • Illinois State Police officials say the first concealed carry licenses are being mailed.
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  • Intervention key to CPD program
  • Face-to-face communication is the key to cutting crime in some of city's most violent neighborhoods, Chicago police say.
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  • American Airlines? new, high-tech flight managing system
  • As airlines work to improve on-time performance, American Airlines switches to a new, high-tech system for managing flight departures and arrivals.
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  • American Airlines? new, high-tech flight managing system
  • As airlines work to improve on-time performance, American Airlines switches to a new, high-tech system for managing flight departures and arrivals.
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  • Flooding threat remains along area rivers
  • Strong winds and falling temperatures made for a difficult morning commute for many and for residents along the Des Plaines and DuPage Rivers, the threat of flooding remains.
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  • Mayor visits snow removal workers
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel thanked Streets and Sanitation plow drivers for their hard work on Monday.
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  • Flooding possible with warm up on the way
  • With a warm up on the way in the Chicago area we will be on flood watch in a few days and in fact, some people living in areas frequently hit by flood waters are already worried.
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  • Flooding possible with warm up on the way
  • With a warm up on the way in the Chicago area we will be on flood watch in a few days and in fact, some people living in areas frequently hit by flood waters are already worried.
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  • Plan would widen Kennedy Expressway
  • There is a proposal to widen part of the Kennedy Expressway to ease congestion.
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  • Plan would widen Kennedy Expressway
  • There is a proposal to widen part of the Kennedy Expressway to ease congestion.
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  • Metra elects new board chairman Martin Oberman, expects delays Tuesday
  • Metra has a new board chairman. Former Chicago alderman Martin Oberman was unanimously elected to lead the board.
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  • Metra weather problems at issue in state hearing
  • Chicago-area residents are dealing with the bitter cold Monday, especially those who commute.
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  • SW Side family without water for a week
  • This winter's excessive snow and brutal cold is putting our patience to the test, but it's causing an extra hardship for a family on the Southwest Side who has been without water for a week because their pipes are frozen.
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  • SW Side family without water for a week
  • This winter's excessive snow and brutal cold is putting our patience to the test, but it's causing an extra hardship for a family on the Southwest Side who has been without water for a week because their pipes are frozen.
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  • The jury has begun deliberating in the trial of three protesters charged with terrorism following the 2012 NATO summit in Chicago.
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  • Rogers Park shooting kills 1, injures 3
  • A teenage boy was killed and three others were injured in a shooting at a McDonald's parking lot in Rogers Park.
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  • Report: No evidence Daley influenced 2004 investigation
  • The Daley family played no role in the 2004 death investigation involving the mayor's nephew, but Chicago police and prosecutor response did, according to a special report.
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  • CPD, not Daley family, influenced death investigation
  • A special prosecutor determined the Daley family had no influence on a 2004 death investigation involving the former mayor's nephew, but the Chicago police response was questionable, at the least.
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  • Vanecko sentenced to jail time, probation
  • In exchange for pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter, Vanecko will spend 60 days in jail and 30 months on probation, pay a $20,000 restitution and apologized to Koschman's mother.
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