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  • Christopher Kaelin won $276,000 by winning three times on the same lottery game in three weeks.
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  • Wrigley Field turned 100 years old on April 23, 2014.
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  • An ex-aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison Wednesday for steering more than $300,000 in phony county contracts to her own company and her pals.
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  • One week later, a south suburban exotic-animal shelter is still without its tractor after someone stole it.
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  • More than 1,000 northwest suburban homes were without power early Wednesday after a car collided with an electrical pole in Park Ridge.
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  • One person died and three others were injured when a van collided with a CTA bus early Wednesday in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on the South Side.
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  • Bicyclist killed in Roselle identified as Efrain Diaz-Torres
  • Efrain Diaz-Torres, a father of two, was struck and killed by a van while biking to work in west suburban Roselle.
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  • Five people have been hurt in a bus stop accident near 103rd and Michigan in the Roseland neighborhood.
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  • Joel Augustine
  • Joel Augustine, a man from west suburban Carol Stream, was found guilty of sexually abusing and taking lewd photographs of his girlfriend's 12-year-old daughter.
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  • A car has crashed into a currency exchange in south suburban Richton Park.
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  • Parents meet to curb underage drinking
  • West suburban parents and others will meet Tuesday night in an effort to curb underage drinking in that area.
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  • Pope John Paul II, John XXIII canonization inspires Chicago Catholics
  • Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be declared saints on Sunday. Many Chicagoan Catholics feel it's an opportunity not to be missed.
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  • Police say Marisol Pena, a missing 17-year-old Aurora girl who left home with her 9-month-old daughter Monday evening has been located.
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  • Police are seeking the public's help in the search for a missing 17-year-old Aurora girl who left home with her 9-month-old daughter Monday evening.
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  • Jonathan Rivera, 28, was arrested in southwest suburban Orland Park after it was discovered he had been living there without registering.
  • A sex offender from Wisconsin was arrested in southwest suburban Orland Park after it was discovered he had been living there without registering.
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  • The Better Business Bureau is warning people looking to score playoff tickets to Bulls or Blackhawk games to look out for possible scams.
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  • Police have issued alerts for several people missing from the Chicago area.
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  • Air conditioning must be installed in every Chicago Public Schools classroom over the next five years, according to an order from Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
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  • An Arlington Heights man who called police moments after he beat and stabbed his father to death in 2011 pleaded guilty to murder Monday and was sentenced to 23 years in prison.
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  • Police say an irate man called them late Monday to say he had killed his father, who was found apparently beaten to death.
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  • Authorities in northwest suburban Elgin removed a vehicle from the Fox River Tuesday morning.
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  • Ten years ago, a tornado leveled much of Utica, Ill., and left eight people dead. The town held a ceremony Monday to remember those who died.
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  • Elmhurst: Hot Dog Lady must move across street
  • The so-called "Hot Dog Lady of Elmhurst" has had her stand for more than 20 years, and has been on the same corner for over 10 years.
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  • Canonization of 2 popes draws Chicagoans to Rome
  • Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be declared saints at the same time. Many Chicagoans are preparing for a trip of a lifetime.
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  • An Oak Park woman wins big and is using her money to give back to her community. Yajaira Perez struck it rich on a "Good Life" instant lottery ticket.
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  • A car crashed into a Schaumburg Starbucks on Barrington Road, injuring three people.
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  • As Chicago deals with its pension problem, mayors from other municipalities in Illinois raise awareness about their financial woes.
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  • Joliet police are looking for the two people who shot and killed a teenager outside a home in the 400 block of Algonquin Street just before 2 p.m. Monday afternoon.
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  • BNSF, Southwest Service and Heritage Corridor passengers encountered platform changes during the early evening Monday rush hour.
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  • Gottlieb Memorial Hospital allergist Dr. Joseph Leija predicts this allergy season could be one of the worst on record. With a late start, the pollen could hit in one heavy dose.
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  • Former Cook County Sheriff Richard J. Elrod has died at age 80.
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  • A new Mariano's will be open in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood Tuesday located at 5201 N. Sheridan Road.
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  • Local craft beer lovers will get to taste what Wisconsin Brewing Company has to offer at Chicago Craft Beer Week 2014.
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