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- Cops: drunk stole ambulance, crashed
A 37-year-old intoxicated man stole an ambulance from Norwegian-American Hospital before crashing and needing treatment from another ambulance for his injuries, according to Chicago police.
- Rescue try for person missing in lake near Oak Street becomes recovery attempt
At least one person was reported missing in Lake Michigan near Oak Street Beach tonight, and despite a rescue attempt by fire and police the incident has turned into a recovery mission, officials said.
- Police-involved shooting reported on South Side
Chicago police shot a 17-year-old boy in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, according to authorities.
- Fire, explosions hit Far South Side plant
Tanks used to ship chemicals blew up at a far South Side industrial plant just before 10:30 p.m. Saturday, creating a 200-foot-wide debris field and prompting a still-and-box alarm and level 2 hazmat response from the Chicago Fire Department.
- Chicago paramedics deliver baby after woman goes into labor on street
Chicago Fire Department paramedics delivered a healthy baby boy this evening after passersby called 911 when a woman fell and went into labor on a Northwest Side street, authorities said.
- Sketch released for suspect who exposed himself to girl
Police today released a sketch of a man who exposed himself to a girl in the Clearing neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
- Salmonella Concern Prompts Salad Recall
Garden, chef salads manufactured and distributed by Greencore U.S.A. to stores in five states.
- Festival Closes State Street to Traffic
Chicago Loop Alliance, in partnership with Active Transportation Alliance, transforms a seven-block stretch, from Lake to Van Buren, into an urban playground from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Cain Courts Tea Partiers in Schaumburg
Businessman and Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain warmly welcomed at weekend convention.
- Honoring Illinois’ Fallen Soldiers
NBC Chicago salutes the men and women in the armed forces who have died in combat.
- Indiana Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
Spc. James A. Butz, 21, of Porter, was reportedly treating an injured soldier when their truck was hit by a roadside bomb.
- Emanuel, Airline Execs to Meet Monday
Discussion expected to include the O’Hare expansion project and privatization of Midway International Airport.
- Hoge: Wisconsin Is Big Ten’s Only Hope
On a day where most of the Big Ten looked futile, the Wisconsin Badgers stepped up and toyed with the only the team that supposedly could hang with them.
- GOP Presidential Contender Cain Stops In Schaumburg
Herman Cain, the surprise winner in the Florida Republican straw poll, spoke before an appreciative crowd at the Midwest Tea Party Convention in Schaumburg.
- Cent. Michigan holds on to beat N. Illinois 48-41
Ryan Radcliff threw for 387 yards and four long touchdowns, Paris Cotton added 110 yards and a score on the ground, and Central Michigan escaped with a wild 48-41 victory Saturday over Northern Illinois.
- Man Critically Injured In South Side Fire
A man was critically injured Saturday in an apartment building fire on the South Side.
- Man Arrested For 65th Time After Holding Woman And Her Children Hostage
A woman and her two small children escaped a home in unincorporated Northbrook after her attacker fell asleep, ending a week-long captivity during which the woman repeatedly beaten.
- Veteran NFL Offensive Coach Mike Heimerdinger Dies
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Heimerdinger, a veteran assistant coach in the NFL who directed high-powered offenses and developed quarterbacks such as Steve McNair, Jay Cutler and Vince Young, has died. He was 58. The [...]
- Beck rouses crowd at tea party convention in Schaumburg
Media commentator and lightning rod Glenn Beck delivered a sermon of love and service Saturday night at the Midwest tea party convention, with attacks on President Obama and liberals tucked inside. “American people are good,” said Beck. “That’s why America will be great again. I sense a hunger in America, a hunger for any reason to come together and be good together again.”
- Cain gets 77% of straw poll votes at TeaCon in Schaumburg
Herman Cain was the decisive winner in a straw poll at TeaCon 2011 Saturday in Schaumburg, picking up 77 percent of the vote. “I like that he’s a businessman. He doesn’t come off as a politician,” said Wauconda independent Glen Rowe, one of those wowed by Cain’s speech, which drew a rousing response.
- Illinois prevails over Northwestern
In one of the wildest and most wide-open Illinois-Northwestern games ever, the 24th-ranked Illini score last to come away with a 38-35 triumph in a Big Ten opener at Memorial Stadium.
- Dold faces tough questions at Wheeling town hall meeting
While some of his Republican colleagues were at TeaCon 2011, U.S. Rep. Bob Dold spent Saturday morning in a spirited-debate at a town-hall meeting in Wheeling.
- No Cutler-Williams connection so far for Bears
In his third year as the Bears’ quarterback, Jay Cutler hasn’t yet had the luxury of a go-to receiver. Free agent Roy Williams was advertised as that type of player when he was signed in the off-season, but the two have yet to develop any kind of chemistry.