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State News
3:31 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Senate to consider new Illinois casino plan

Chicago would get a city-owned casino and new casinos would be added throughout the state under legislation expected to be introduced in the Illinois Senate.

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State News
5:40 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Food critic drowned during seizure

The Cook County medical examiner's office says food critic Josh Ozersky drowned in a Chicago hotel shower while suffering a seizure.

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State News
3:13 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Alderman's ex-staffer who took $7,500 bribe sentenced

A federal judge has sentenced a Chicago alderman's former chief of staff to 15 months in prison for accepting a $7,500 bribe concealed in a Christmas card. 

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State News
3:40 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

FBI offering $5,000 reward in Chicago horse carriage arson

The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information in the case of an arson fire that destroyed 13 horse-drawn carriages on Chicago's North Side.

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State News
2:05 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

12 people fatally shot in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend

Twelve people were killed and more than 40 more were wounded in shootings in Chicago during the Memorial Day long weekend.

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State News
3:54 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Cubs owner purchases Wrigley rooftop buildings

Cook County property tax records show that an entity controlled by the owner of the Chicago Cubs has purchased three more rooftop buildings next to Wrigley Field. 

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State News
4:30 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Youth program rides bicycles to protest Rauner's grant freeze

A group of eleven people rode their bicycles 190 miles for three days from Chicago to Springfield to protest a loss of state funding. 

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State News
1:50 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

Sheriff names clinical psychologist to run Chicago jail

Credit WBEZ

Cook County's sheriff has named a clinical psychologist to run the jail in Chicago, saying he believes she's the first mental health professional to run a jail in the nation.

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State News
4:18 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Archdiocese, abuse victim reach $1.25M settlement

An attorney says the Archdiocese of Chicago has reached a $1.25 million settlement with a man who claims he was sexually abused by a Catholic priest.

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State News
12:39 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Emanuel wants youth focus for 2nd term as mayor of Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he wants to devote his second term to helping the city's youth.  In his inaugural address on Monday, Emanuel told the audience of public officials and residents that they need to join together to come up with solutions. 

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