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1 hr ago | Daily Herald

Cook County to get $4.7 million for construction

Cook County is getting more than $4.7 million from the state for construction projects, including new roofs for buildings at area colleges.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Northeastern Illinois University, University of Illinois Chicago, Hazel Crest, IL, Palos Park, IL

4 hrs ago | My FOX Chicago

1 dead, 7 hurt in shootings Thursday

Early Thursday morning, a 39-year-old man was fatally shot at a gas station in the Far South Side West Pullman neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Oak Lawn, IL

7 hrs ago | The Southtown Star

Suit says tainted Crestwood water caused man's cancer

The brother of a Crestwood man who died of cancer last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the village, claiming that hazardous chemicals in the village's drinking water supply caused the illness.

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Related Topix: Crestwood, IL

Thu Jul 24, 2014

CBS Local

Chicago Man Sentenced To 40 years After DNA Found In Untested Rape Kit

A 36-year-old Chicago man, who was charged with sexual assault after dozens of rape kits were discovered at a south suburban police station, was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday.

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Related Topix: Harvey, IL

Reuters

Hedge fund Citadel founder Kenneth Griffin seeks to divorce wife

Billionaire investor Kenneth Griffin, who oversees $20 billion at hedge fund Citadel LLC, filed for divorce from his wife citing "irreconcilable differences," according to court filings seen by Reuters on Thursday.

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My FOX Chicago

Quinn backs county ballot measure on gun laws

Gov. Pat Quinn has thrown his support behind a Cook County ballot measure that asks voters to weigh in on Illinois gun laws.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors

Daily Kos

IL-Cook County: Gun Control Ballot Initiatives Combined Unnecessarily

In November Cook County, IL will place two non-binding referendums on the ballot.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Man arrested in 1992 murder of Skokie teen, mother of victim says

A 71-year-old man has been arrested in the 1992 death of a Skokie teen found strangled in a Morton Grove forest preserve, the boy's mother told the Chicago Sun-Times Thursday.

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Related Topix: Skokie, IL, Morton Grove, IL

My FOX Chicago

Second man charged with shooting that killed man, wounded 2

A Hazel Crest man is the second to be charged in connection with shooting a south suburban man to death and wounding two others almost two months ago in the Englewood neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Hazel Crest, IL, South Holland, IL

CBS Local

Second Man Charged With May Shooting That Killed Man, Wounded Two Others

A Hazel Crest man is the second to be charged in connection with shooting a south suburban man to death and wounding two others almost two months ago in the Englewood neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Hazel Crest, IL, South Holland, IL

Chicago Sun-Times

Man free after 20 years in prison for murder he didn't commit

Finally tasting freedom he fought hard for - spending years learning the law in prison and gathering evidence as his own attorney before reaching out to the University of Chicago's Exoneration Project - said Wednesday it felt good to be surrounded by his children, his grandchildren and his extended family after so long.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Chicago Heights, IL

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Grieving mom files second suit against father-in-law Chicago cop

A grieving suburban mom whose home was raided by the DEA just days after her 8-year-old daughter died of cancer has filed a second lawsuit against her former Chicago cop father-in-law, who she says helped her grow marijuana to medicate her dying child, then maliciously ratted her out.

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Related Topix: Evergreen Park, IL

Daily Herald

Family of drowned Elk Grove man sues Chicago gentleman's club

The family of an Elk Grove Village man who drowned in the Chicago River earlier this year, has filed a wrongful-death suit against the owners of a Chicago gentleman's club the man visited before he died.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL

OakLeaves

Suspects in custody in connection with Clinton Avenue armed robbery

Four suspects are in custody in connection with an armed robbery Mon., July 14 in the 200 block of Clinton Avenue where a homeowner was held at gunpoint for several minutes by two men, while the other two used his ATM card at local merchants.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

SFGate

Illinois man retried, found not guilty in slaying

A suburban Chicago man who was granted a new trial for a slaying he was convicted of nearly two decades ago has been acquitted and set free.

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Related Topix: Chicago Heights, IL

The Capitol Fax Blog

Internal Maywood politics caused shift in NRI grant money

Newly released emails from Gov. Pat Quinn's office show politics appeared to trump credentials when deciding how big a serving some nonprofits should get from his now-tarnished $54.5 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative anti-violence grant program.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Danny Davis, Democrat, Oak Lawn, IL

The Southtown Star

Kadner: Military vehicles alarm Southland

That was the cry that arose from some panicked Southland residents this week after more than 100 military vehicles suddenly appeared on the campus of Cook County's Oak Forest Health Center, 159th Street and Cicero Avenue.

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Related Topix: Oak Forest, IL, Prison, Crestwood, IL, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration

Chicago Sun-Times

Internal emails from Quinn's office show politics...

Newly released emails from Gov. Pat Quinn's office show politics appeared to trump credentials when deciding how big a serving some nonprofits should get from his now-tarnished $54.5 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative anti-violence grant program.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

CBS Local

Duran Duran Suing Glenview-Based Fan Club For Lack Of Payment

R) Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Simon LeBon and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran attend the 'Duran Duran: Unstaged' premiere during the 6th Annual MoMA Contenders Series at Museum of Modern Art on November 4, 2013 in New York City.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Duran Duran, Glenview, IL

Daily Chronicle

To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

In this July 15, 2014 photo, Mariama Bangura, 17, poses for a portrait on the Northwest side of Chicago.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Illinois, Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors

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