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New report: Taxpayers owe $56B in unfunded retiree health care costs Video included

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A new study forecasts that health insurance for retired state employees will cost billions of dollars more than previously thought. More>>

Bloomingdale Trail: Innovative project takes parks to new heights Video included

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The Bloomingdale Rail Line was designed to keep people and trains safe by separating them. Now, what was once a barrier between communities will bring them together. More>>

Chicago police officers save two boys from burning fire Video included

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Chicago police officer Samantha Smith and her partner officer Kevin Tate were heading back to the station Tuesday evening when they saw smoke billowing out of a West Pullman building. More>>

Boy, 12, killed in hit-and-run in Whiting, Ind. Video included

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A young boy was killed in a hit-and-run crash with a semi truck Wednesday afternoon in northwest Indiana. More>>

Bond denied for man charged with Boystown sex assault

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A South Side man has been charged with sexually assaulting and robbing a woman at knifepoint in the North Side Boystown neighborhood Monday afternoon. More>>

`Cats at Work` project using feral cats to catch rats Video included

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After this long cold winter, Chicago's rats are rearing their ugly heads in alleys and yards once again. But some homeowners say they've got an old-fashioned solution that'll keep them away. More>>

Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

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Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has banked more than $6 million for his 2014 re-election campaign. More>>

Kirk will campaign for Oberweis in Senate race

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U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he'll now campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, weeks after saying he wouldn't actively campaign for the dairy magnate. More>>

Lake Shore Drive reopened after suspicious package incident Video included

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All lanes of Lake Shore Drive are open again as police continue to investigate a suspicious package on the North Side. More>>

Carl Sandburg HS on soft lockdown Wednesday

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A southwest suburban high school was placed on soft lockdown Wednesday morning after two people entered the building without permission. More>>

Two Cook County employees get prison for bribery scheme

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Two Cook County employees who took bribes to lower property tax bills were sentenced Wednesday to two years and 18 months behind bars respectively. More>>

Illinois-Chicago, faculty union reach agreement

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The head of the University of Illinois at Chicago's faculty union says a tentative contract agreement has been reached with the school administration. More>>

ComEd seeks rate hike to help pay for Smart Grid

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Commonwealth Edison wants another rate increase to help offset the costs of modernizing Illinois' electric grid. More>>

Chicago casino plan draws more support at hearing Video included

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A proposal for a state-owned Chicago casino won praise Wednesday from business groups and a warmer reception from a state regulatory board. More>>

Caregiver charged for stealing $10K from elderly employer

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A 25-year-old caregiver is accused of stealing more than $10,000 from the elderly west suburban resident who employed her. More>>

Man arrested after robbery may be Benchwarmer Bandit

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A man arrested shortly after a bank robbery in the Loop on Tuesday is believed to be the Benchwarmer Bandit, suspected by the FBI of at least five other bank jobs. More>>

CPS students to meet with Michelle Obama

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Nearly 40 Chicago Public Schools high school students headed to the nation's capitol Wednesday for a meeting with the first lady. More>>

Road repaving project kicks off Tuesday Video included

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Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicked off a major repaving project in Chicago. More>>

FOX Furry Friend of the Week: Hound mix Jenny Lynn

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FOX 32 News has teamed up with no-kill shelter PAWS Chicago to bring you an adoptable pet each week. This week, we're featuring Jenny Lynn, a six-year-old Hound mix. More>>

Consumers warned of fake emails regarding USPS

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There is a new scam connected to the US Postal Service that involves deceiving emails to steal personal information. More>>

Man shot after winning cash while gambling

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Police in Palos Heights believe two shooting suspects targeted a man after he won a significant amount of money while gambling. More>>

16-year-old boy shot, killed in Rogers Park

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A 16-year-old boy was shot dead early Tuesday in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood, according to police. More>>

Chicago ranked among top 25 most frugal cities Video included

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Chicago- home to the Magnificent Mile, countless high fashion stores and endless opportunities to drain your bank account- is apparently frugal. More>>

'Pole tax' comes up short

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The so-called "pole tax" on strip clubs has generated less than 40 percent of the money that was expected when the surcharge was approved. More>>

Report: More people using apps than search engines Video included

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There's an app for everything. Now instead of searching, you can swipe, wipe, touch and even tell technology what to do. "Well, here she is, I'm thrilled for you to meet our truly personal digital assistant More>>

Firefighters, police officer among 8 hurt in West Pullman fire

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Eight people, including two firefighters and a police officer, were hurt Tuesday evening in a fire in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. More>>

Special Olympics: How a Chicago PE teacher helped create the games Video included

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The Special Olympics began as a small program within the Chicago Parks District. More>>

CDC Report: Chicago sees drastic decline in youth smoking Video included

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A new study suggests that teens in Chicago have dramatically cut back on their smoking over the last two years. More>>

Feds: Indicted State Rep. Smith admitted to accepting cash bribe Video included

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When he isn't running from reporters and TV cameras, West Side Democratic State Representative Derrick Smith has flatly denied taking $7,000 cash from an FBI mole. More>>

Former gang members talk violence, breaking free Video included

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In the basement of a Washington Park church, former gang members talk with mentors about gang violence. More>>

Woman sexually assaulted in Boystown

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A woman was sexually assaulted in Boystown Monday afternoon. More>>

Church: No evidence of abuse by reinstated priest

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The Archdiocese of Chicago has returned a priest to active ministry after the Cook County Sheriff's Department concluded there's no evidence the man sexually abused a minor nearly 20 years ago. More>>

9 injured after CTA bus hit by van on Near West Side

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Nine people were hurt when a van went through a red light and struck a CTA bus Tuesday afternoon on the Near West Side. More>>

Missing Irving Park woman found

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Police have found an elderly woman who was reported missing from her home in the Northwest Side Irving Park neighborhood. More>>

Shedd announces name of new baby penguin

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The Shedd Aquarium announced Tuesday the name of its newest female rockhopper penguin chick is Ruggles. More>>

Man sentenced to 50 years for teen's fatal shooting

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A man convicted of killing a teenage boy — one of the names on an alleged "death list" — at a South Side convenience store in 2008 has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. More>>

Mixed feelings over commuter tax proposal Video included

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An alderman, who first told FOX 32 News about his city income tax proposal two weeks ago, offered new details Monday and won praise from the Chicago Teachers Union. More>>

Icy roads make for dangerous commute Tuesday Video included

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A nine-vehicle crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway on the South Side sent four people to the hospital Tuesday morning. More>>

Aurora 8th grader charged for bringing gun to school

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An 8th grader at a suburban Chicago middle school was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after a loaded handgun was found inside his locker. More>>

Daley nephew released from McHenry County jail

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A nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has been released from jail after serving a 60-day sentence. More>>

What are the penalties for not filing your tax return on time? Video included

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April 15 is tax day across the country. FOX 32's Melody Mendez looked into the penalties for those who did not file their tax return in time. More>>

Backward bowler looks to bowl perfect game Video included

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Andrew Cowen is aiming to bowl a perfect game of bowling backward, and he wants to do it in his hometown of Rockford, Ill. More>>

April showers bring snow to Chicago Video included

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April showers brought a fresh coat of snow blankets in the Chicago area Tuesday, making for a sloppy and dangerous commute. More>>

West suburban residents battling longtime geese problem Video included

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Back in 1982, residents of Lake Hinsdale Village in Willowbrook were thrilled when two geese settled into their quiet lakefront setting. More>>

Conceal carry confusion: Some parks missing `no guns` signs Video included

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Illinois' new concealed carry law has been in effect for several months now, but it appears there is still confusion over some of its requirements. More>>

FBI director visits Chicago after violent weekend Video included

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FBI Director James Comey says his agency would consider doing more to help stem street-level violence in Chicago, though he stopped short of specifics. More>>

Cops: Man threatened to send nude photos of ex in child custody fight

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A Chicago man was arrested last week in west suburban Riverside for allegedly threatening to distribute partially nude photos of his ex-girlfriend in order to gain ground in an ongoing custody battle over their child. More>>

Quinn: New state police cars not yet ready

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Governor Quinn says a fleet of new state police cars may look really nice, but the cars can't be sent out until they're ready. More>>

Illinois gas station owners oppose fuel tax hike

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Increasing fuel taxes to pay for Illinois road construction will hurt businesses -- and hit consumers at the pump, gas station owners said Monday. More>>

IDOT changes work zone signs as speed limit climbs

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Illinois transportation officials say they're adding extra safety precautions to work zones around the state after the speed limit was increased on some rural highways. More>>

Flight from Chicago diverted after man tries to open door midflight

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A man removed from a California-bound Southwest Airlines flight is facing federal charges because he tried to open a door. More>>

1,500 illegal guns seized in first 15 weeks of year

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Chicago Police have seized more than 1,500 illegal guns since the start of 2014, the department announced Monday. More>>

Families celebrate `Autism Awareness Month` at Brookfield Zoo Video included

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Just like most 4-year-olds, little Freddie Greenwood loves animals. But, Freddie is different. He has autism. More>>

Runners in Chicago Marathon lottery to be notified Monday

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After a website glitch postponed online registration for two weeks in March, applicants for the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be notified of their status Monday via email. More>>

Quinn to tour state promoting housing program

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is hitting the road to trumpet his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers. More>>

New ParkChicago app may simplify parking in the city Video included

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Parking in Chicago may soon become a little less of a headache. Beginning this week, drivers can feed the meter using a smartphone. More>>

Man, 90, dies after falling down trash chute

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A 90-year-old man died Monday morning after he fell down a trash chute in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said. More>>

Monday shooting follows bloody weekend in Chicago Video included

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A man was taken to the hospital in critical condition after a shooting in the Woodlawn neighborhood Monday morning. More>>

Autopsy: U of C student found in dorm died of alcohol poisoning

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A University of Chicago student found dead in his dorm room in February died of alcohol poisoning, authorities said Monday. More>>

Billy Zane to star as Captain Von Trapp in Chicago Video included

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From a villain in the past, to a thug in the future, to just playing himself in modern day - Billy Zane's career in Hollywood has spanned decades, making him one of the most recognizable faces on the silver screen. More>>

Cardinal George protects health during Holy Week

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Chicago's archbishop says he's taking steps to protect his health during Holy Week while he continues cancer treatment. More>>

Homeowners win property tax appeal over O'Hare noise

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Northwest side homeowners upset over new flight patterns at O'Hare International Airport won a partial victory in their fight over excessive noise. More>>

CTA orange, red line construction begins Monday

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Orange and red line CTA users may experience a hiccup in their commute starting Monday. More>>

Police: Harvey cops shoot, kill man who tried to run over officers

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Officers in south suburban Harvey shot and killed a man after he tried to run them over with a vehicle, police said. More>>

Man threatens to kill employees over 22-cent soda tax

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A West Side man is being held without bail after pulling out a gun over a 22-cent soda tax. More>>

Colder temps cap wild weather day in Chicago

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A cold front has capped a rollercoaster ride of a weather day in Chicago on a Sunday that saw temperatures drop nearly 30 degrees over a few hours. More>>

Naperville considers ending health care for council, future mayors

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Naperville City Council members are cutting back on their own perks. More>>

New speed cameras to start issuing tickets Wednesday

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New speed cameras will begin issuing tickets in "Children Safety Zones" near two Northwest and Lower West side elementary schools next week. More>>

Out-of-state man missing from the Loop

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Police are asking for the public's help in finding an out-of-state man who went missing Saturday night from the Loop. More>>

Police seek public's help in Mount Prospect scooter crash

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The Mount Prospect Police Department is looking for anyone who may have witnessed an elderly man who crashed his scooter in the northern suburb Thursday night.


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White Sox OF Garcia to have surgery Tuesday

White Sox manager Robin Ventura says outfielder Avisail Garcia will have season-ending shoulder surgery on Tuesday. More>>

Chicago's shared bikes to be used in triathlon

Chicago officials say 100 people will complete the cycling portion of the 2014 Transamerica Chicago Triathlon in August astride city-owned ride-sharing bicycles.
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Illinois awards $52M for bike, walking paths

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Illinois officials say more than $52 million in federal funds will be invested in local alternative transportation projects. More>>

Teenage boy hurt in Grand Boulevard neighborhood shooting

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A teenage boy was shot and wounded Saturday evening in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood on the South Side. More>>

Severe storm brings rain, hail to Chicago area

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The warm weather met with severe thunderstorms in the northern suburbs Saturday. More>>

Prosecutors: Man slammed his elderly mother`s head into sidewalk

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A Logan Square neighborhood man allegedly slammed his 72-year-old mother's head into a sidewalk repeatedly as she tried to grab keys from her intoxicated son. More>>

DEA raids woman`s Shorewood home after she shops at garden center

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A woman in the southwest suburbs says she woke up to find armed DEA agents pointing guns at her -- all because she shopped at a hydroponic garden center. More>>

Northwestern players see push as spark for change

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No matter how they feel about the push to unionize, at least a few Northwestern players see the movement as a spark for change to the college sports landscape. More>>

Squirrel blamed for $300K damage to Ind. building

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Officials say a wayward squirrel caused about $300,000 in damage to an eastern Indiana community center set to open in June. More>>

Northwest Indiana man charged with child pornography

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A Northwest Indiana man was arrested Friday morning for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography, the Post-Tribune is reporting. More>>

Woman, 76, dies in Tinley Park fire

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A 76-year-old woman died Friday night after a fire in southwest suburban Tinley Park. More>>

Emanuel supports jobs for 'dreamers'

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Chicago's mayor is inviting young immigrants in the United States illegally to apply for internships, volunteer positions and summer jobs. More>>

Crain`s Chicago Business, Good Day Chicago fashion favorites! Video included

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A pantsuit or dress just doesn't cut it anymore, if you want to look trendy and fashion forward. Jackie Bender of Crain's Chicago Business will highlight Chicagoans bringing their fashion "A-game" to work.
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Pensions pose latest challenge for Chicago mayor Video included

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Rahm Emanuel has been a force in politics and now the hard-charging mayor intent on fixing what ails the nation's third-largest city. More>>

Specialist Jason Langley visits St. Hilary coming home from Afghanistan

Specialist Jason Langley made a special stop at St. Hilary on the North Side on his way home to Afghanistan. He joined Good Day Chicago to talk about his special ties with these local students. More>>

Tree trimmer hospitalized with chain saw in neck

A tree trimmer is recovering after he was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital with a chain saw blade embedded in his neck. More>>

Woman Tired Of Hollywood's Obsession With Perfection Video included

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[VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] A Los Angeles woman says she is tired of Hollywood's obsession with perfection. So, she's doing something drastic right in the middle of Hollywood on Hollywood boulevard to show other women.
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Person hurt in Northfield shooting, Chief Keef allegedly involved

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A person is hospitalized in intensive care after being shot Wednesday morning in north suburban Northfield. More>>

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