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Oct
26
Illinois Senate OKs repealing abortion parental notification

Illinois Senate OKs repealing abortion parental notification

Despite support from nearly three-quarters of Illinoisans in favor of parental notification of under-18 abortion, Illinois Senate Democrats moved forward with a proposal to repeal the law requiring parental notification of an abortion under 18 years old.
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Oct
26
Cause of Montana Amtrak derailment still under investigation

Cause of Montana Amtrak derailment still under investigation

Killed in the accident were Margie and Don Vardahoe, a Georgia couple on a cross-country trip to mark their 50th wedding anniversary, and Zachariah Schneider, 28, a software developer from Illinois.
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Oct
26
Blackhawks GM resigns, team fined after sexual assault probe

Blackhawks GM resigns, team fined after sexual assault probe

The news comes after an independent review in response to two lawsuits filed against the franchise: one alleging sexual assault by then-assistant coach Brad Aldrich during the team's Stanley Cup run in 2010, another was filed by a former student whom Aldrich was convicted of assaulting in Michigan.
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Oct
26
McDonald's workers in 12 cities strike again to protest workplace harassment

McDonald's workers in 12 cities strike again to protest workplace harassment

This is the fifth time since 2018 that McDonald's workers have struck the company over what they say are inadequate efforts to stop sexual harassment in its stores. At least 50 workers have filed charges against McDonald's alleging verbal and physical harassment over the last five years.
3 min read
Oct
26
Judge sets final ground rules for Rittenhouse trial evidence

Judge sets final ground rules for Rittenhouse trial evidence

The hearing was likely the last before Rittenhouse goes on trial Nov. 1 for the shootings during chaotic demonstrations in Kenosha on Aug. 25, 2020.
3 min read
Oct
26
Illinois police officer shot and killed near St. Louis

Illinois police officer shot and killed near St. Louis

Illinois State Police said Pontoon Beach Officer Tyler Timmins succumbed to his injuries at a hospital.
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Oct
26
Dekalb police fatally shoot sword-wielding man

Dekalb police fatally shoot sword-wielding man

A woman called police to report that a man inside a home had been drinking, was armed with a Samurai sword, and had threatened to kill her and attack officers.
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Oct
26
Judge denies request to extend Catanzara mandate muzzle

Judge denies request to extend Catanzara mandate muzzle

The city argued the union's actions amounted to encouraging a work stoppage while union attorneys said the matter is part of a unfair labor dispute and the vaccine mandate was ordered without union input.
3 min read
Oct
26
DeRozan has 26, Bulls beat Raptors for 4th straight win to start season

DeRozan has 26, Bulls beat Raptors for 4th straight win to start season

DeRozan scored 26 against his former team, including four of Chicago's final five points as the Bulls survived a late Toronto challenge.
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Oct
25
Gov. Pritzker says prepare now to vaccinate kids aged 5 to 11

Gov. Pritzker says prepare now to vaccinate kids aged 5 to 11

According to the CDC, 15 children aged 0-17 years have died with confirmed or presumed COVID-19 in the entire state of Illinois so far this year, while 43 children aged 0-17 years have been fatally shot in Chicago alone so far this year.
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Oct
25
Illinois' Kofi Cockburn and Indiana's Trayce Jackson-Davis highlight pre-season All-Americans

Illinois' Kofi Cockburn and Indiana's Trayce Jackson-Davis highlight pre-season All-Americans

The 7-foot Cockburn averaged 17.7 points and 9.5 rebounds per game as a sophomore last season to earn a second-team spot on the AP All-America team. Jackson-Davis has been Indiana's best player the past two seasons, leading the Hoosiers in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots.
4 min read
Oct
25
North Carolina man identified as victim of John Wayne Gacy

North Carolina man identified as victim of John Wayne Gacy

Over 4 decades later, authorities are still working to unravel the horrors that John Wayne Gacy committed in the Chicago area.
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