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Chicago: Man Arrested for Allegedly Choking 8-Year-Old Girl in Public Bathroom

Chicago: Man Arrested for Allegedly Choking 8-Year-Old Girl in Public Bathroom

A man faces multiple charges after he allegedly choked an 8-year-old girl until she lost consciousness in the restroom of a Chicago restaurant last weekend. The incident happened around 1:15 p.m. May 7 at Jason’s Deli along the 1200 block of South Canal Street in the South Loop neighborhood. According to police, …

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Chicago White Sox Release Struggling Veteran John Danks

Chicago White Sox Release Struggling Veteran John Danks

The White Sox are designating struggling left-hander John Danks for assignment and will replace him with right-hander Erik Johnson, at least temporarily, in the starting rotation. Johnson will be called up from AAA Charlotte and will start Thursday’s game against the Boston Red Sox. Danks, who is 0-4 with a …

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VIDEO Donald Trump Rally at UIC Pavilion Postponed After ‘Total Chaos’ Breaks Out

VIDEO Donald Trump Rally at UIC Pavilion Postponed After 'Total Chaos' Breaks Out

CHICAGO, IL — A Donald Trump rally in Chicago rally on the UIC campus was canceled over concerns about security as the crowd grew to large, raucous proportions and tension formed between Trump fans and foes. Thousands of protesters cheered when the announcement was made, celebrating the fact they shut …

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Strong Winds Trap Construction Workers Downtown Chicago

Strong Winds Trap Construction Workers Downtown Chicago

DOWNTOWN — Seven construction workers got trapped in an unfinished Downtown high-rise Friday after high winds made it too dangerous for them to come down, officials said. The workers were stuck in the upper floors of the building at 150 N. Riverside. Construction materials and other debris were blown from the …

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6 People Found Stabbed to Death in Gage Park, Chicago Home

6 People Found Stabbed to Death in Gage Park, Chicago Home

Six people were found dead at a Gage Park home Thursday afternoon, and police said they were conducting a homicide investigation. Police were called to the home in the 5700 block of South California Avenue at 1:05 p.m. for a well-being check, said Officer Nicole Trainor, a Chicago police spokeswoman. Sources …

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Students Disrupt Rahm Emanuel’s Urban Prep Event by Chanting ’16 Shots’

Students Disrupt Rahm Emanuel's Urban Prep Event by Chanting '16 Shots'

Embattled Mayor Rahm Emanuel faced more criticism Wednesday, this time from students at Urban Prep Charter Academy in Englewood. The high school is touted by the mayor as a shining example of the best of Chicago’s educational system. Several students shouted “16 shots,” a reference to the number of times Laquan McDonald was …

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Chicago Fire Department: 15-Year Veteran Firefighter Dies in Warehouse Blaze

Chicago Fire Department: 15-Year Veteran Firefighter Dies in Warehouse Blaze

A 15-year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department died after falling down an elevator shaft in thick smoke while battling a vacant warehouse fire on the Far South Side early Monday. Daniel Capuano, 42, was wheeled out of the building at 92nd Street and Baltimore Avenue around 2:40 a.m. and …

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Vehicles Crash, Causing Fire That Killed 2 People in Dan Ryan Expressway, Chicago

Vehicles Crash, Causing Fire That Killed 2 People in Dan Ryan Expressway, Chicago

Two men died when their vehicle crashed and caught fire late Tuesday on a ramp from the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood, officials said. The single-vehicle crash occurred on the feeder ramp near Cermak Road around 11:20 p.m., according to Illinois State Police. The vehicle was going fast when it crashed …

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VIDEO Black Lives Matters Protesters in Chicago Shut Down The “Magnificent Mile”

VIDEO Black Lives Matters Protesters in Chicago Shut Down The "Magnificent Mile"

Hundreds of protesters in Chicago shut down Michigan Avenue on Friday as part of a march along the city’s “Magnificent Mile.” The demonstrators took to the streets to bring attention to the 2014 police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, whose death occurred under dramatically different circumstances than those described in official police …

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VIDEO ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protesters Rip Lights Off Chicago Christmas Tree

Protesters Rip Lights Off Chicago Christmas Tree

In a protest President Obama called “peaceful,” “Black Lives Matter” activists fought back against police brutality Wednesday night by attacking a Christmas tree owned by the City of Chicago. Chanting “This city sucks!” protesters ran up to the tree in Millennium Park and began ripping strings of lights off it. …

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