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Man Critically Injured When Car Crashes into House on Far South Side — A man was critically injured early Friday when his car crashed into a home in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the Far South Side. Authorities responded to the crash at about 1 a.m. at a 1.5 story home in the 900 block of West 107th Street, said Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @nbcchicago: Man critically injured when car crashes into house on Far South Side

Reports: Jimmy Butler Named to NBA All-Star Game Roster — The Chicago Bulls have had their share of ups and downs this season, but one of the unquestioned bright spots has been the play of Jimmy Butler, and his achievements have been rewarded with a reserve spot in the NBA All-Star Game.

False Arrest Suit Filed by Dwyane Wade’s Ex is Tossed Out of Court — The latest court action brought by basketball star Dwyane Wade's ex-wife has been tossed out by a federal judge, who ruled that suburban cops had probable cause to arrest her in 2012 on suspicion of attempted child abduction, the Sun-Times is reporting.
Jan 29, 2015

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit by Dwyane Wade's ex-wife, who argued police falsely arrested her to help her husband:…

More Tickets For The Mayor — The City of Chicago rakes in millions from its red light cameras, and once again, some of that revenue is coming from the Mayor himself. This time, it was the Wrigleyville website,, which outed the mayor's traffic transgressions: five different red light tickets between Nov. 20 and Jan.
Jan 29, 2015

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Most Bizarre Excuses for Being Late to Work — Getting in to work on time is not always an easy task. Despite the typical traffic problems or public transportation woes, there's apparently also car trunk thieves, strangers using cars as beds and even bad dreams working against employees trying to get to clock in on time.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @nbcchicago: Chicago-based CareerBuilder releases survey results listing most bizarre excuses for being late to work

Pope Breaks Pallium Tradition, Wants Celebrations at Home Instead — Pope Francis plans to break a tradition in a decision that will ultimately impact Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich. As a new "Metropolitan Archbishop," Cupich is scheduled to attend a Pallium ceremony in Rome on June 29, but the Pope wants to de-emphasize the Roman tradition, saying he wants the major celebration to take place at the home diocese.
Jan 29, 2015

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Poll Shows Rahm in Lead, But in Danger of Runoff — A new poll shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a comfortable lead in the mayoral race, but it appears he may not have enough votes to avoid a runoff. The poll, conducted by the Chicago Tribune, shows the mayor with 42 percent of the vote currently.

Stolen SUV Crashes, Flips Over in Bronzeville Front Yard — A stolen car crashed through a fence and flipped over in the front yard of a Bronzeville home early Thursday morning, but the driver was able to walk away from the scene. The car, described as a Honda SUV, was traveling northbound in the 4100 block of South Cottage Grove at about 12:15 a.m.

Sentencing Today for Chicago Twins Who Turned on Drug Cartel — Federal authorities in Chicago plan intensive security at the Dirksen Federal Building Tuesday for the sentencing of two brothers who provided unprecedented testimony against one of the world's most dangerous drug cartels. Prosecutors are expected to announce new charges Tuesday against the ruthless Sinaloa cocaine cartel, led by notorious drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera.
Jan 27, 2015

"Every time you start your car, you have to wonder will that car start or will it explode."…

Jan 27, 2015

Tight security as major drug case advances today in Loop.…

Jan 27, 2015

RT @New_Narrative: Tight security expected at federal courthouse as Chicago twins who turned on drug cartel sentenced

Madhouse Enforcer vs. Alex Quigley: And the Winner Is..... — Before the NHL All-Star Game took place in Columbus over the weekend, Alex Quigley agreed to take on James Neveau in a fantasy draft showdown. As the week before the game unfolded, both teams were racked with injuries. Team Quigley lost Pittsburgh Penguins stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, and they also lost goaltender Jimmy Howard to injury.

Cupich: Donors, Lawmakers Need to Work Together to Save Schools — As Archbishop Blasé Cupich celebrates his first Catholic Schools Week in Chicago, he thanked Catholic donors and asked not just them but lawmakers to dig deeper to save schools. Cupich, who delivered his keynote address at the Drake Hotel on Tuesday, suggested donors as well as lawmakers "need to do this together" as the Archdiocese faces financial challenges.
Jan 27, 2015

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Wisconsin Governor Launches Committee for 2016 Run — Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has taken the first formal step toward running for president. He has formed a new tax-exempt group that can facilitate paying for his activities as he seriously eyes a 2016 White House bid. The group, Our American Revival, was formed on Jan. 16.

Mayoral Candidates Mostly Agree on Chicago Casino — Most candidates running for Chicago mayor say they'd support a city-owned casino. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the four candidates trying to unseat him participated in a Tuesday debate hosted by the Chicago Tribune editorial board. It's the first time all candidates are debating ahead of the Feb. 24 election.

Suburban Chicago Resident Tests Positive For Measles — Illinois' public health director on Tuesday said a resident of suburban Chicago has a confirmed case of measles. IDPH Director Nirav Shah said the resident became ill earlier in the month and tests came back positive for the virus. Just ten cases of measles have been reported in Illinois over the last five years, Shah said.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @nbcchicago: Suburban Chicago resident tests positive for measles. Officials list places where infection may have occurred:

Ernie Banks’ Visitation, Memorial Service Set for Friday, Saturday — Visitation and memorial services were announced Monday for Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks, who died Friday after suffering a heart attack days before his 84th birthday. A public visitation will take place Friday from noon to 8 p.m. at the Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut, according to a news release issued by the team.
Jan 27, 2015

ICYMI: public memorial service for Mr. Cub scheduled for Saturday morning.