24 Jun 2011

Tip leads FBI to ‘Fat Rat’ in Alabama

A Chicago fugitive characterized in court documents as a “bundle runner” in the West Side heroin trade was arrested in rural Alabama Thursday after the FBI was tipped off that he was hiding there.

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24 Jun 2011

7 injured in Melrose Park apartment fire

Five adults and two children were injured this evening after a fire broke out in an apartment building in west suburban Melrose Park, officials said.

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24 Jun 2011

CPS uses modest ISAT gains to argue for extended school day

Not enough students are college-ready, district officials say Instead of focusing on the progress made by Chicago Public Schools students on the state’s standardized test, district officials said Friday not enough students are college-ready as they pu…

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24 Jun 2011

Taste of Chicago opens anew

The several thousand visitors to the first day of Taste of Chicago today found the famed fare they’ve come to expect — roasted corn, falafel, Pierogi and fried catfish. But what stood out to many was how different the city’s biggest festi…

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24 Jun 2011

Tribune challenges documents in Blagojevich retrial

Lawyers for the Chicago Tribune challenged in court today the filing of documents out of public view by lawyers on both sides in the retrial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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24 Jun 2011

Tribune challenges documents in Blagojevich retrial

Lawyers for the Chicago Tribune challenged in court today the filing of documents out of public view by lawyers on both sides in the retrial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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24 Jun 2011

McHenry County closes two beaches

Two beaches have been closed after the McHenry County Department of Health found high levels of bacteria in the water.

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24 Jun 2011

Police shoot man, dog in Far SW Side

Police wounded a man and killed a dog that charged at them Thursday in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood.

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