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  • CTA Belmont bypass plan could affect 16 buildings
  • The proposed CTA plan would create a bypass for Red and Purple Line trains at Belmont, but could affect more than a dozen buildings.
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  • Presidential library in Chicago takes step forward
  • A plan to spent $100 million to build a Barack Obama presidential library in Chicago has taken a step forward.
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  • Truck driver released after boy, 12, dies in Whiting hit-and-run
  • A truck driver was released from custody overnight after a 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a semi at the corner of Indianapolis Blvd. and 119th in Whiting, Ind.
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  • Fans gear up for Bulls, Blackhawks playoffs
  • The regular season is over and the playoffs are about to begin for Chicago's hockey and basketball fans. The Blackhawks open their first round series in Saint Louis Thursday night and the Bulls play Game 1 in Chicago against the Washington Wizards on Sunday.
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  • Beverly mom Jamie Duignan, children found safe in eastern Wisconsin
  • Two children who were believed to have been abducted by their mother have been found unharmed in Grand Chute, Wis., according to Chicago police.
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  • Lake Station mayor, wife, step-daughter plead not guilty to corruption charges
  • Lake Station, Ind., Mayor Keith Soderquist, his wife and step-daughter, all accused of fraud, pleaded not guilty to corruption charges in court.
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  • Truck driver released after boy, 12, dies in Whiting hit-and-run
  • A truck driver was released from custody overnight after a 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a semi in Whiting, Ind.
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  • Mom allegedly kidnaps 2 sons from Beverly
  • A Southwest Side mother, who is also a Chicago police officer, is being sought after police say she kidnapped her two sons.
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  • Tennessee fire marshal's office has taken over investigation of a blaze at a rental cabin that killed two Indianapolis residents.
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  • A Purdue University researcher is on a mission to capture up to 1 million natural sounds around the globe next week for an Earth Day project.
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  • A woman arrested after taking a gun into a central Indiana school said she forgot she was carrying the weapon.
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  • Tracy Butler's Weather Sketchers air on ABC7 Eyewitness News This Morning
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  • Tracy Butler's Weather Sketchers air on ABC7 Eyewitness News This Morning.
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  • Portland shootout
  • A Portland, Ore., police dog sicced on a burglary suspect was fatally shot early Wednesday, and his handler was wounded.
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  • Mom allegedly kidnaps 2 sons from Beverly
  • A Southwest Side mother is being sought after police say she kidnapped her two sons, ages 9 and 11.
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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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  • South Korea ferry sinks carrying Asian students
  • A multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast Wednesday.
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  • Meeting addresses consequences of sexting
  • After some students at a suburban school were caught sexting, parents are learning how to recognize the warning signs and how to handle it if they're child is caught up in it.
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  • Boy, 12, killed in hit-and-run in Whiting
  • A 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a semi truck at the corner of Indianapolis and 119th in Whiting, Ind.
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  • I-Team: New defendant added in El Chapo case
  • Another defendant has been added to the roster in the case against reputed Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" Guzman.
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  • Police: Suspicious item on LSD was sleeping bag
  • Police said the suspicious package that closed Lake Shore Drive for two hours on Wednesday contained only a sleeping bag.
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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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  • Hero officers save two boys from West Pullman fire
  • Two Chicago police officers helped firefighters rescue two boys from a burning home in the West Pullman neighborhood.
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  • Bucktown water main break gushes for hours
  • Chicago water crews spent part of the day capping a water main break that caused big problems in a section of Bucktown.
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  • Gaming expansion could lead to downtown casino
  • Illinois lawmakers are in Chicago Wednesday to discuss plans to expand gambling in the state and among the possibilities is the creation of a land-based casino in the city.
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  • Skill Champ app designed for children with autism
  • The interactive programs on this app, called Skill Champ, are designed for children with autism of all ages.
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  • IL lawmakers consider microbead ban
  • Microbeads, those little plastic pieces found in soap and shampoo, are finding their way into the Great Lakes.
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  • Chicago street repaving begins
  • A record 345 miles of Chicago streets will be repaved this year.
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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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  • Bond denied for Boystown sex assault suspect Marcus Lynch
  • Marcus Lynch, 20, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and robbery in an attack on a woman during broad daylight in a Boystown alley.
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  • Lake Shore Drive was closed on the North Side for part of the afternoon Wednesday due to a suspicious package that was found.
  • Chicago police said Wednesday afternoon that their investigation revealed the package contained only a sleeping bag.
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  • Lake Shore Drive was closed in both direction from Wilson to Foster after a suspicious package was found near Lawrence, Chicago police said.
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  • A man and his infant son have died after a fire that heavily damaged a home in western Illinois.
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  • Bucktown water main break gushes for hours
  • Chicago water crews spent part of the day capping a water main break that caused big problems in a section of Bucktown.
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  • A Portage County man convicted of helping to cash the Social Security checks of his presumably dead mother-in-law has been sentenced to 54 months in prison.
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  • A Baraboo woman said she's been criticized and even threatened for sending letters of support to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect.
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