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    Some gangs turning to high-powered rifles, Chicago police say

    CHICAGO — Police say gangs on Chicago’s Southwest Side are now regularly using high-powered rifles. The Chicago Tribune reports, police believe semi-automatic rifles were used in at least 33 shootings in the Back of the Yards and Brighton Park neighborhoods over the past nine months. At least 46 people were shot in the attacks, 13 died. Police say they believe the rifles are being passed around by members of four gangs in those neighborhoods.

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    Extensive train delays at Chicago’s Union Station after earlier computer problems

    CHICAGO — Amtrak computers are back online at Chicago’s Union Station after an earlier signaling problem. Metra Alert – Amtrak Computer Signaling Problem Has Been Restored – Extensive Delays Continue – REVISED @ 8:47 a.m. — Metra BNSF (@metraBNSF) February 24, 2017 According to Metra, there are “extensive” delays and trains are slowing entering and exiting Union Station. Metra tweeted an update Friday morning, “There are 42 trains waiting to get into/out of Union Station. Delays are extensive and trains […]

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    Severe storms overnight cause crashes, delays across area roads

    CHICAGO —  March typically marks the start of the severe weather season in Chicago, but the strange weather patterns we’ve been experiencing this February (and winter) continued with a set of stormy weather overnight Friday. Rain rolled in through the early and late evening hours Thursday night, but the intensity of the rain increased overnight with a lot of lightning, thunder and hail. One home in the city’s Ravenswood neighborhood was damaged when it was hit by lightning.The storms also caused power […]

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    Chicago Cubs single-game tickets on sale today

    CHICAGO — Single-game 2017 Chicago Cubs tickets go on sale this morning at 10 a.m. Fans can start gathering in a virtual waiting room at 9:30 a.m. on Cubs.com. You can also get them by phone at 1-800-THE-CUBS and on the MLB Ballpark App. Some games have a limit of four-tickets per household Tickets go on sale at Chicago’s Wrigley Field Monday morning as well as the bleacher ticket windows.

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    1-minute forecast: Mild temps, showers and storms across Chicago area

    For the latest weather updates, go to ChicagoWeatherCenter.com.

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    Loyola fraternity shut down over hazing allegations

    Chicago — Loyola University fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon is under suspension as the school investigates hazing allegations. The fraternity is the second local chapter in trouble. Police are already investigating sexual assault allegations at the Northwestern chapter. Hazing is illegal in Illinois and it’s also a major problems for officials at Loyola who’ve taken quick action to deal with the allegations. Students have been hearing about a video making the rounds that may have led to this investigation. A spokesman […]

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    ‘Chicago needs help!’ Trump fires off another tweet about city’s violence

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump weighed in on Chicago violence again on Twitter Thursday night. He wrote: “Seven people shot and killed yesterday in Chicago. What is going on there – totally out of control. Chicago needs help!” Seven people shot and killed yesterday in Chicago. What is going on there – totally out of control. Chicago needs help! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2017 Seven people, including a pregnant woman, were killed in Chicago on Wednesday, making it […]

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    Paul M. Banks discusses a wide variety of Chicago sports topics on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – He usually is on Sports Feed to discuss college sports, but Paul M. Banks showed his range on Thursday’s Sports Feed. The publisher of TheSportsBank.Net came on the show and discussed a number of topics in Chicago sports with Jarrett Payton, including the Bulls’ trade with the Thunder that included Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott. Like usual, Paul had his thoughts on Illinois and Northwestern basketball as the get closer to the end of the Big Ten season. […]

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    John Spira missing 10 years today, family and police still looking for answers

    Chicago — It’s been 10 years since John Spira’s disappearance and relatives say they’re astounded that what happened to him is still a mystery. On Feb. 23, 2007 Spira was supposed to meet a friend for dinner in Oak Brook. He never showed up. The last person to see him was his business partner at Universal Cable Construction in West Chicago. At the time, the two were having financial problems. Months after Spira’s disappearance, the business went up in flames […]

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    Bulls trade Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott to the Thunder

    CHICAGO – Nearly eight months after expressing their desire to get younger and more athletic, the Bulls are continuing to try and restructure their roster in an attempt to do so. Per multiple reports, the Bulls have agreed to trade forward Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott along with a 2018 2nd round pick to the Thunder in exchange for center Joffrey Lauvergne along with guards Anthony Morrow and Cameron Payne. Bulls sending Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and 2018 2nd rounder to […]

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    JP Speaks on the current state of the Chicago Bulls

    CHICAGO – Another major moment has come and gone in the NBA’s calendar year and once again the reaction of Bulls’ fans is the same. If there was a “Scratching Your Head” emoji, this would fit in perfectly. The Bulls trade of Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott to the Thunder and what they got in returned produced another head-scratcher for fans. What direction is the franchise going? Is it a rebuild or is winning an NBA title still the recent […]