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Hot off the presses go 2 Chicago brings you the latest breaking Chicago News Stories to hit the internet. We make a point of updating today’s headlines at least twice a day so make sure to check back for all your Chicago News Headlines
- ‘New lead’ in 2008 reopened 50-year-old homicide case
Sycamore girl, 7, abducted and killed; Seattle man, 71, awaits extradition
A “new lead” authorities received in 2008 prompted them to reopen the investigation of the 1957 slaying of a 7-year-old Sycamore girl, resulting in last week’s arrest of a Seattle man, the Illinois State Police said Tuesday.
- Construction closes parts of Madison and Ontario streets
Parts of Madison and Ontario streets were closed Tuesday for construction projects, according to the Chicago Department of Transportation.
- Theft of A/C units raises heat at dog shelter
Animals ‘doing OK,’ manager says
Burglars left about 80 dogs sweltering at the Animal Welfare League in Chicago when they stole two air-conditioning units and stripped the copper piping from the two they left behind.
- Missing girl, 14, is found and back home
UPDATE: Alexis Romero, 14, was located and returned home safely, police said tonight. No further information was released.
- Former Kane Co. chairman nominated for Metra board post
A former Kane County Board chairman has been nominated to represent the county on the Metra commuter rail board, and the slot will open up sooner than expected with the sudden resignation of the current representative, who had vowed to stay on the job until next year.
- Kirk nominates ex-prosecutor for federal judge
Tharp helped win ’98 conviction of former Cook County treasurer
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk today recommended former federal prosecutor John Tharp for a seat on the federal bench in Chicago.
- Hillenmeyer Remains Optimistic During NFL Lockout
Hunter Hillenmeyer provides his player, player representative prospective on the NFL lockout and continuing labor disputes.
- Alderman ‘Extremely Concerned’ About Boystown Violence
Man was beaten, kicked and stabbed near Halsted and Aldine on Sunday night.
- Downers Grove Expected to Change Tornado Siren Policy
Sirens weren’t sounded during June 21 storm because current policy requires visual confirmation of a funnel cloud.
- Trio Charged in Storage Unit Thefts
Men gained access to storage building, cut locks on more than a dozen units, authorities say.
- Teen on Life Support After Beach Brawl
Chicago-area student injured during fight on Long Beach, near Michigan City, Ind.
- What the Keyboard Cat Has to Teach About Lawsuits
How small businesses can attempt to avoid a lawsuit.
- Doctors In July 4th Parade Save Heart Attack Victim
His lifeless body fell to the ground during a Fourth of July parade. Doctors say he was dead, but on Tuesday the Bartlett resident was breathing and talking about what happened.
- Thieves In Chatham Targeting Air Conditioners
Residents of the Chatham neighborhood have been put on notice to keep an eye on their air conditioners. Thieves have been sneaking into back yards and crawling onto rooftops to steal entire central air conditioning units.
- Man Shot In Head In Humboldt Park
A man was shot in the head Tuesday morning while sitting in a car in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.
- Baker’s Wild Error Helps Nationals Top Cubs 3-2
Second baseman Jeff Baker’s incredibly wayward throw gave the Washington Nationals a pair of runs in the first inning Tuesday night, and Ross Detwiler won his season debut in a 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.
- Man Killed In Suburban Crash
A man died Tuesday morning after a crash in south suburban East Hazel Crest.
- Two Chicago Area Hospitals Agree On Merger
Officials for two Chicago area hospital systems say they’ve signed an agreement to merge, paving the way to create Illinois’ largest Catholic-owned health care system.
- Aurora considers $1.2 million bill for RiverEdge Park
The first phase of construction on RiverEdge Park in Aurora is estimated to cost $1,255,360. That price can become a guaranteed maximum if the city council approves it July 12.
- At Caylee’s shrine, balloons and photo ops
People from as far away as Canada interrupted their plans when the Casey Anthony verdict was announced Tuesday to visit the house where she lived with her daughter and the makeshift memorial to the toddler nearby.
- Quinn to visit DuPage Wednesday
Gov. Pat Quinn Wednesday will travel to DuPage County to sign legislation that was at least partly inspired by financial scandals involving two governmental agencies there.
- Illinois Beach State Park clean up continues
The clean up cavalry arrived Tuesday but a good portion of Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park remained closed to public activities five days after a strong storm swept down the Lake Michigan shoreline.
- Provena, Resurrection Health Care to merge
New leadership and possibly a new headquarters are in store once Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care’s proposed merger is completed, possibly as early as October, officials said Tuesday. Hospital officials aim to create one of the largest Catholic health care systems in Illinois with a combined $3 billion in annual revenue. The merger pairs hospitals and other health care centers that…