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A southwest suburban man held his children and dogs hostage during a short standoff that shut down a busy street near Midway Airport before ending without injuries Monday afternoon. ]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:14:09 -0500 <![CDATA[ 1 killed, 10 wounded in shootings Monday ]]> Lead story image

One man was killed and at least 10 people were injured in shootings on the South and West Sides on Monday. About 8:40 p.m., a 20-year-old man was killed and two people were wounded in a shooting in the Ashburn neighborhood. ]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:43:14 -0500 <![CDATA[ Bishop Blase Cupich: ‘I’m going to love this city’ ]]> Lead story image

The man who will become the new leader of Chicago’s Catholics was welcomed to town Monday with a Chicago Bears cap, scarf and handkerchief. Bishop Blase Cupich quipped that to learn about his new post, he would start reading the sports pages. ]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:14:47 -0500 <![CDATA[ Parents who want to attend school fair asked to provide names, emails ]]> Lead story image

Chicago’s middle school students have one shot to see nearly every high school in the city in one place in early October. But parents who want to attend the school fair are being asked to give names, emails and a ZIP code to a new parent group that has strong ties to the charter school world and won’t disclose its donors. ]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:15:24 -0500 <![CDATA[ Defendant in Joliet double-murder waives right to jury trial ]]> Lead story image

A defendant in a grisly double-murder in Joliet has waived his right to a jury trial. Joshua Miner is accused of killing Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins, both 22, in January 2013. His trial in front of a judge is expected to begin Tuesday. ]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:21:14 -0500 <![CDATA[ Lawmaker: Make pumpkin pie Illinois’ state pie ]]> Lead story image

Pumpkin pie should be our state pie, says a downstate lawmaker who figures that’s a sweet way to make sure people know that pumpkins are big business in Illinois. ]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:31:28 -0500 <![CDATA[ Kentucky firefighter shocked during ‘ice bucket challenge’ dies ]]>

A central Kentucky firefighter injured in an “ice bucket challenge” has died a month after a power line shocked him and another man. ]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:52:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Prosecutors: Parolee accused of killing 9-year-old Chicago boy told friends, ‘I shot a shorty’ ]]> Lead story image

A gangbanger on parole for a gun charge shot a 9-year-old boy as he searched for rival gang members, then fled and told his friends he “shot a shorty,” prosecutors said Saturday.The suspected shooter and three others accused of being his accomplices all were held without bail. ]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:29:49 -0500 <![CDATA[ White House intruder prompts boost in security ]]> Lead story image

The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday. ]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:24:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Common touts fund-raising concert at Union Park ]]> Lead story image

Actor/rapper Common sees himself as an ambassador for Chicago youth, with his mission, raising hope. On the eve of his inaugural Chicago Aahh! Fest, the hip-hop star and officials of the Chicago Urban League reflected on that mission. ]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:10:03 -0500 <![CDATA[ Convicted rapist charged in 2004 murder, rape on South Side ]]> Lead story image

A convict already serving 10 years in prison for brutally assaulting and raping a woman has been charged in a 2004 South Side murder in which his neighbor was beaten, raped and strangled just four days after the attack that sent him behind bars. ]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:28:41 -0500