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- 8 pulled from water near Navy Pier
Eight people were pulled from Lake Michigan this evening east of Navy Pier near the lighthouse, officials said.
- Teen dies in lake off Wilmette beach
A 14-year-old boy died after being pulled from Lake Michigan this evening off of Gillson Park in Wilmette.
- Firefighters battle extra-alarm blaze on North Side
More than 100 Chicago firefighters battled an extra-alarm fire Saturday in Lakeview that consumed two apartment buildings and sent residents scrambling for safety.
- Police: Man tried to bring gun into Willis Tower
Bail was set today for a Crestwood man charged with trying to bring a gun into the Willis Tower’s Skydeck.
- Missing Oak Park man needs medication, police say
A 38-year-old man missing for more than a week from his Oak Park home suffers from schizophrenia and needs medical treatment, police said today in a special bulletin seeking the public’s help in finding him.
- No bail for man charged with killing Lawndale activist
A judge today ordered a Chicago Lawn man accused of bludgeoning a Lawndale activist to be held without bond on a first-degree murder charge.
- Bears Lose 14-13 to Titans
Chicago takes on Tennessee in their third preseason game.
- Marilyn Monroe Statue Tagged With Graffiti
Someone overnight Friday tagged the right leg of the 26-foot statue that adorns Pioneer Plaza.
- Emanuel to Host Budget Hearings
The mayor wants more input on how to fix the budget.
- Photo of Man Wanted in Logan Square Attack Released
Woman said she was attacked Wednesday evening as she walked to her home on the 2900 block of West Belden Avenue.
- Few Injuries in Amtrak Derail
The train was apparently knocked off the tracks by a vehicle.
- Com Ed Sends Crews to Philly Ahead of Irene
The utility plans to support its sister company through what appears to be a devastating hurricane.
- Rookie Has 90-Yard TD As Titans Edge Bears 14-13
Seventh-round draft pick Tommie Campbell returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown, and the Tennessee Titans rallied to beat the Chicago Bears 14-13 on Saturday night.
- Gallardo Fans 10, Fielder Homers, Brewers Top Cubs
Yovani Gallardo matched a season high with 10 strikeouts over seven innings and Prince Fielder hit a 443-foot homer before the Brewers bullpen held on in Milwaukee’s 6-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.
- Barber, Clark Injured In Game Vs. Titans
Chicago running back Marion Barber and tight end Desmond Clark were hurt in Saturday’s game against Tennessee.
- Eight Rescued After Boat Hits Breakwall Near Navy Pier
Seven people were rescued Saturday evening after the boat they were on hit a Lake Michigan breakwall near Navy Pier.
- Power Restored To 4,000 In Edgewater Following Outage
About 4,000 Commonwealth Edison customers on the Far North Side were without power for about an hour Saturday.
- Firefighter Injured At Extra-Alarm Blaze In Lakeview
One firefighter suffered a shoulder injury and was in fair condition after battling a three-alarm fire that engulfed the rear porches of two occupied apartment buildings in the Lake View neighborhood Saturday afternoon.
- Hurricane menaces Northeast after drenching N.C.
A weakening but still dangerous Hurricane Irene shut down New York and menaced other cities more accustomed to snowstorms than tropical storms as it steamed up the East Coast on Saturday, unloading a foot of rain on North Carolina and Virginia and knocking out power to more than 1.5 million homes and businesses. At least six people were killed.
- WWS-Glenbard game to be featured on ESPN2
The latest chapter in a 96-year-old rivalry will play out on a national stage, when Wheaton Warrenville South takes on Glenbard West at 11 a.m. Sunday on ESPN2.
- Wood Dale soldier happy to be home
Home is what Army National Guard Sgt. Carlos Velazquez said he missed almost as much his family while serving a year in Afghanistan. “There is no place like home,” Velazquez said as almost 100 people welcomed him home to Wood Dale.
- Metra’s future looks pricier for riders
Metra’s Citizens Advisory Board met on Friday to discuss a proposed hike in fares and service reductions.Board member Christian Gutierrez, who represents DuPage County, said passengers could be willing to pay more, “if there is better service.” The commuter rail agency is anticipating a $100 million budget shortfall by 2013.
- Sugar Grove Library statement fails to please critics
The Sugar Grove Library board Thursday released a statement about the firing of the former director and it disappointed the critics. “Shame! Shame on you!” they cried out after the meeting to selected trustees.