22 Jun 2011

Feds, cops use wiretaps, surveillance to bust 38 in drug rings

Federal agents and Chicago police worked more than a year using wiretaps, surveillance and undercover buys to break up a Chicago-based drug ring and arrest some of their suppliers and wholesale customers, prosecutors said today.

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22 Jun 2011

For Sale: Giant Slide at state fairgrounds

The man who’s owned the Giant Slide at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield since 1995 is putting the attraction up for sale.

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22 Jun 2011

Emanuel says he’s ‘not focused’ on Burke’s bodyguards

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he’s not focusing on the size of Ald. Edward Burke’s bodyguard detail, which he suggested during the mayoral campaign would need to be cut in the spirit of shared sacrifice.

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22 Jun 2011

Emanuel to seek help to pay NATO meeting security costs

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said that hosting meetings of NATO and the G-8 will be a great opportunity for Chicago to showcase itself to the world.

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22 Jun 2011

Sketch of Gurnee Mills robbery suspect released

Gurnee police are searching for a woman who they say bit, punched and used a razor blade to rob a Lindenhurst woman in the parking lot of Gurnee Mills mall.

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22 Jun 2011

Al Capone’s handgun sells for $110,000 at auction

A handgun once owned by gangster Al Capone sold for nearly $110,000 Wednesday at an auction in London.

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22 Jun 2011

Missing student’s family asks for anonymous tips

The mother of an Indiana University student who vanished more than two weeks ago says the family has set up a post office box for anonymous tips.

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22 Jun 2011

Priest pleads not guilty to aiding jailed mobster

A Roman Catholic priest pleaded not guilty today to federal charges he tried to help Outfit hit man Frank Calabrese Sr. spirit a family violin away from the federal government after it had seized the imprisoned mobster’s possessions.

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