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Hines VA Hospital celebrates 100th anniversary

Hines VA Hospital celebrates 100th anniversary

CHICAGO — A local hospital celebrated 100 years of supporting veterans.  Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital has helped service members who have served the country. The hospital posted a special video to mark the milestone, which included messages from staff, local politicians and veterans themselves.  One of those veterans told WGN News how the hospital in Hines saved her life.  Navy veteran Marilu Fanning said Hines VA Hospital saved her life. She told WGN News she started visiting the VA about five years over health...

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Irish fashion retailer Primark making Chicago debut in Loop Thursday

Irish fashion retailer Primark making Chicago debut in Loop Thursday

CHICAGO — A fashion favorite across the pond is making its debut in the Loop on Thursday.Primark opens at 10 a.m. where the former Old Navy and Gap locations were at on State Street in the Loop.The Irish retailer has already opened several stores on the East Coast, but its State Street location will mark a dozen in the U.S.The Chicago store has been a goal for quite some time, according to Primark US President Andy Stewart.“For us, downtown Chicago was always on the list of places we wanted to go to,” said Stewart. “There’s more than 50 million tourists that come here every year.”Trading...

March 11, 2021
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Suspect dead after multiple people shot, two killed in Chicago, Evanston shooting spree

Suspect dead after multiple people shot, two killed in Chicago, Evanston shooting spree

Multiple people were shot and two people were killed in a shooting spree Saturday that began on Chicago’s South Side and ended in a shootout in Evanston.Police said reports were first received of a shooting at approximately 2:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon in Kenwood, whereShortly thereafter, an adult man was shot and killed in a parking garage It has since been revealed the man was a University of Chicago student.Police said the shooter may have been responsible for other shootings in the vicinity and other locations before reaching the Chicago-Evanston border.The suspect was then confronted...

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January 10, 2021
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Pritzker sets sights on another big issue facing Illinois: $3.9 billion budget deficit

Pritzker sets sights on another big issue facing Illinois: $3.9 billion budget deficit

CHICAGO — After witnessing the first COVID-19 vaccinations in Illinois Tuesday morning, Governor JB Pritzker turned his attention to another big issue: the state’s multi-billion dollar budget deficit.Pritzer discussed the projected $3.9 billion budget shortfall during a daily COVID-19 update Tuesday, describing it as debt handed on from the previous administration which was then exacerbated by a loss of $2 billion in revenue caused by the pandemic.The governor’s initial plan to tackle that deficit includes hiring and grant freezes, furloughs and other measures amounting to $700 million in...

December 16, 2020
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Northwestern students clash with police in Evanston

Northwestern students clash with police in Evanston

EVANSTON, Ill. – A demonstration Saturday by Northwestern University students ended as a violent protest with property damage, police said.The protest was started by approximately 150 students who are demanding the university abolish its police department, part of a group called ‘NU Community Not Cops.’ A statement from Northwestern University Graduate Workers (NUGW) said two members were pepper-sprayed during the protests.The statement said Evanston police arrived to the protests in riot gear with K-9 units, aided by the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System, who are trained in ‘tactical...

November 1, 2020
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Dashcam video shows traffic stop which ended in fatal officer-involved shooting in south suburbs

Dashcam video shows traffic stop which ended in fatal officer-involved shooting in south suburbs

HARVEY, Ill. — Dashcam video released by the Illinois State Police Sunday shows a routine traffic stop which ended in a deadly officer-involved shooting in the south suburbs early Wednesday morning.It all started with a simple traffic stop, as state troopers ordered an SUV to pull over on the corner of 147th Street and Halsted Street around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, saying it didn’t have any headlights on.The trooper shown on the dashcam video is initially questioning the 21-year-old driver, but things take a turn after he asks his partner to get 30-year-old Darren Green out of the passenger...

October 12, 2020
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Confusion grows in Des Plaines over religious ‘Big Tent Revival’ meetings amid pandemic

Confusion grows in Des Plaines over religious ‘Big Tent Revival’ meetings amid pandemic

DES PLAINES, Ill. — Concern is growing in Des Plaines over a large religious event being held amid the pandemic.Members of “The Last Reformation” group are hosting what they call “Big Tent Revival” meetings this week.The community is wondering how they got permission to hold the meetings and it’s proving to be a bit of a mystery.For the next six days, the worship meetings are being held at the Methodist Campground.Torben Sondergaard seems to be the man behind the “Big Tent Revival Meetings.”“Come and join us outside Chicago,” Sondergaard said in a video. “I wanna let you guys know it’s...

July 27, 2020
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