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This Looks Familiar: Bill Murray Spotted in Woodstock Where ‘Groundhog Day’ Filmed


Created: Mon, Jan 27 2020 11:04:31 PM

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Feel like you’ve seen this before? Over and over again?   Yes, it’s Phil Connors, er Bill Murray, walking in Woodstock, Illinois, wearing an overcoat and a scarf. It’s the same outfit Murray wore during the filming of “Groundhog Day.” Images captured by resident Ryan Christpher Finley show Murray filming in the town Saturday. Finley said he stumbled upon a...

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Flight Attendants Sue Boeing Over Allegations of ‘Toxic’ Cabin Air


Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 02:00:34 PM

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Three flight attendants are suing Chicago-based Boeing, claiming they were sickened by toxic air that seeped into the cabin due to a design flaw on some of the company’s airplanes.

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Man Dies After Crashing Into Niles Police Station


Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 12:21:23 PM

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A 22-year-old man died Wednesday after crashing into a police department parking garage in suburban Niles.

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‘Suspicious’ Blaze at Loop Salon Under Investigation: Fire Officials


Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 12:10:12 PM

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The Chicago Fire Department is investigating a fire of “suspicious origin” at a salon in the Loop.

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Man Fatally Shot After Stealing Phone Outside Lynwood Sport Center, Police Say


Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 11:52:32 AM

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A 19-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday in the parking lot of a south suburban sports center when he tried to steal a cell phone that he had previously arranged to buy, according to police.

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Man Charged With Fleeing Traffic Stop, Hitting Officer With Vehicle


Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 12:54:14 PM

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A man is charged with fleeing a traffic stop Sunday and hitting an officer with his vehicle in Washington Heights on the South Side.

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Chicago’s Weather Forecast: Persistent Clouds & Chilly


Created: Mon, Mar 13 2017 04:23:22 PM

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Check out the detailed NBC 5 weather forecast.

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SafeTrade Station List


Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 09:34:29 AM

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CDC: Individual ‘Potentially Infected’ With Coronavirus in Porter County


Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 12:57:20 AM

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The Indiana State Department of Health and the Centers of Disease and Control issued a statement Tuesday indicating that they have identified a person who could potentially be infected with the novel coronavirus.

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Central Illinois Authorities Report 3 Dead in Plane Crash


Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 02:13:02 AM

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Three people were killed when a small plane crashed in a field southeast of Springfield, Illinois.

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Chicago Woman Wants Explanation After Venmo Flags Payment For Arabic Form of ‘Amen’


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 11:05:37 PM

Author: Chris Hush

A Chicago woman who is Muslim claims a mobile payment service racially profiled her when the company flagged a recent payment to her friend labeled with the Arabic form of “Amen.” Nabeela Rasheed said she paid her friend for breakfast via Venmo on Jan. 19 and labeled the payment “Ameen, Ameen” to say thank you. The transaction felt routine, Rasheed...

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Snow This Weekend? Enough Already!


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 09:55:28 PM

Author: Frank Whittaker

A chance of snow is in the forecast again this weekend.  It’s likely to be only light snow or flurries, but it would be the fifth straight Saturday with measurable snow.  Yes, that means every Saturday this year. Here are the official January measurements at O’Hare Airport: Saturday January 4 0.5 inches Saturday January 11 2.1 inches Saturday January 18  Trace of snow Saturday...

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Sprinklers Save Animals From Fire in Pet Store


Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 03:49:35 AM

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Officials in Orland Park believe a sprinkler system helped save a group of critters from a fire that broke out at a pet store Monday in the southwest suburb. Crews responded about 8:15 p.m. to reports of a fire at Chicago Fish and Coral Company, 14412 John Humphrey Drive, according to Ray Hanania, spokesman for the Orland Fire Protection District....

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DuPage County Releases Names of New K9 Drug Officers


Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 02:59:56 AM

Author: Jennifer Schwarz

Three new DuPage County Sheriff Fepartment K9 drug dogs now have names, thanks to hundreds of suggestions submitted to the office’s social media pages. The Daily Herald reports the Belgian Malinois is named Merit, after the Metropolitan Emergency Response and Investigation Team. The black lab is named Raven, and the chocolate lab is Xena. All three dogs will begin 160...

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NBC 5 Investigates: Questions Remain Around Investigation Into Eddie Johnson Case


Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 12:23:09 AM

Author: Chris Coffey

How did former Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson arrive at 34th and Aberdeen before police officers found him asleep in his vehicle last October? Was anyone else with him? Is there video available to show what happened?

Read more: NBC 5 Investigates: Questions Remain Around Investigation Into Eddie Johnson Case


Chicago Suburb Remembers Baseball Coach Killed in California Helicopter Crash


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 09:31:21 PM

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The death of Illinois native John Altobelli, the baseball coach killed along with his wife and daughter in the helicopter crash that also took the lives of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, has left many in his hometown stunned. The 56-year-old Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and daughter, Alyssa, who was about 13 and played on the same basketball team as Bryant’s daughter,...

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String of ATM Thefts Reported Across Chicago


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 08:00:53 PM

Author: Christian Farr

A group of approximately four individuals tried to steal an ATM from a business in Chicago's West Town neighborhood early Tuesday morning, the latest in a string of brazen cash machine thefts across the city.

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Old St. Pat’s Announces End to World’s Largest Block Party, Adds New Event Instead


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 07:25:21 PM

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After 35 years, the World’s Largest Block Party at Old St. Pat’s has ended. The church announced on its website Tuesday that it will not host the iconic event because they “feel it’s time for us to start imagining and creating events that will launch us into the next chapter of our community life.” But a new event is coming,...

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Indiana Fishermen Catch Apparent Live Grenade in Little Calumet River: Police


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 04:35:33 PM

Author: Kate Chappell

Two Indiana fishermen snagged an unexpected catch in Gary on Monday. The men finishing in Little Calumet River unexpectedly caught what appears to be a live grenade, police said.

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Ex-Sen. Martin Sandoval Pleads Guilty to Bribery, Tax Offense


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 06:40:41 PM

Author: Shelby Bremer

Former Illinois Sen. Martin Sandoval pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to bribery and tax offenses, striking a deal with prosecutors in exchange for his cooperation.

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Pair of Pedestrians Struck By Car Near Lake Villa


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 11:43:50 PM

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A man and woman were struck by a car and seriously injured Monday evening after arguing and running across a street near north suburban Lake Villa, according to police. A 44-year-old woman and 45-year-old man, both of an unincorporated area near Lake Villa, were hit about 7:40 p.m. while running across the street in front of a Mercedes-Benz on Engle...

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Missing 82-Year-Old Found Dead Near Indiana Toll Road


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 11:40:23 PM

Author: Sun-Times Media

A missing 82-year-old man from Portage, Indiana was found dead Monday near a toll road in northwest Indiana. Joseph W. Thomas was discovered by an Indiana Toll Road employee Monday afternoon in a small watery ditch near the toll plaza close to Willowcreek Road in Portage, according to Portage police spokesman Sgt. James Maynard. Autopsy results were pending Tuesday afternoon,...

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Chicago Sports Calendar: 2020 Edition


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 08:30:13 PM

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If you’re looking to make your sports plans for 2020, then NBC 5 has you covered, as we’ve put together a list of all the important dates for all of your favorite teams. Whether it’s the NBA All-Star Game in Chicago, the Cubs-White Sox series at the city’s ballparks, or the start of Bears training camp at their facility in...

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Baby Shot on North Side Actually Wounded During ‘Domestic Struggle’: Police


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 02:55:48 PM

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A baby boy shot Monday night on Chicago’s North Side was actually wounded during a “domestic struggle” between his parents, police said, not by gunfire that rang out on a city street. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted Tuesday morning that an investigation overnight revealed “no shooting ever occurred at Clarendon/Leland,” but the shooting was instead a result of a...

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Man Gets 15 Years for Sex Abuse, Soliciting Child Porn From Girls He Met on Snapchat


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 10:06:51 PM

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A 24-year-old man from Crystal Lake was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison for a slew of sex abuse and child pornography charges involving several girls.

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Adler Planetarium Gets a Telescope Upgrade After More Than 30 Years


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 04:33:23 PM

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After more than 30 years – and hundreds-of-thousands of eyeballs later, Adler Planetarium is getting a telescope upgrade. The heavy white piece of astronomical equipment had to be lifted by crane, and gently placed through the roof hatch of the Doane Observatory along Lake Michigan. The Research-grade telescope collects 44% more light and has better optics. It will allow experts...

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Atari to Open Video Game-Themed Hotel in Chicago, Company Says


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 09:43:17 PM

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Video game giant Atari has announced that it will open a series of themed-hotels across the United States, including one in Chicago.

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Police Investigate Construction Site Burglaries in South Loop, Chinatown


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 06:54:26 PM

Author: Sun-Times Media Wire

Two construction sites were burglarized in January in Chinatown and South Loop. In each incident, someone entered the sites and took copper wire before fleeing, Chicago police said in a community alert. The burglaries happened: Between 4 p.m. and 5 a.m. between Jan. 18 and Jan. 20, in the 1400 block of South Clinton Street; and About 1:45 p.m. Jan....

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Legionnares’ Disease Found in 2 Residents of Senior Home in Plainfield


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 06:44:50 PM

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Public health officials are investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease possibly contracted at a senior home in southwest suburban Plainfield.

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Cubs Reportedly Sign Reliever Jeremy Jeffress to Contract


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 05:55:23 PM

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The Chicago Cubs have made an addition to their bullpen, reportedly signing reliever Jeremy Jeffress to a one-year contract.

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Employee Charged With Choking Special Needs Student at Facility in Aurora


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 06:01:59 PM

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An employee of a juvenile mental health care facility was charged with choking a special needs student in west suburban Aurora. Jacquetta D. Hill, 35, is charged with three counts of felony aggravated battery and a misdemeanor count each of child endangerment and battery, the Kane County state’s attorney’s office said in a statement. Hill, who lives in Yorkville, allegedly...

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More than 56K People Voted for Holocaust Denier in Illinois’ 3rd District


Created: Thu, Nov 08 2018 07:03:57 PM

Author: Shelby Bremer

More than 56,000 people voted to send Holocaust denier and white supremacist GOP nominee Art Jones to Congress in Illinois' 3rd District Tuesday night.

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Funeral Home Asks People to Attend Services for Veteran Whose Family Hasn’t Been Found


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 05:56:01 PM

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A suburban Chicago funeral home is asking people to attend the services for a veteran whose family hasn’t been found. Vietnam war veteran John James Murphy, 71, passed away on Dec. 18, an obituary reads on Symonds-Madison Funeral Home’s website. Murphy, who was born in Chicago but spent his later years in Elgin, was a jet engine mechanic in the...

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Long Lines Could Prompt Some Locations to Stop Accepting Real ID Applications Early


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 04:37:35 PM

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Arriving at a driver services facility in Illinois during the scheduled hours for Real ID applications doesn’t mean you’ll get in that day, according to the Secretary of State’s office. Despite extended hours, high demand and time-consuming paperwork could force some locations to stop accepting applicants before the day is up. Some applicants have reported being turned away during business...

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Man Charged With DUI in Cragin Crash That Hurt Chicago Police Officers


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 02:59:59 PM

Author: Sun-Times Media Wire

A man was charged with DUI after a crash with a squad car last week that injured two Chicago police officers in Cragin on the Northwest Side. Enrique Hernandez Carreno, 19, is charged with a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to Chicago police. The marked squad car was northbound at 11:12 p.m. Jan. 23 in...

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Baby Shot on Chicago’s North Side in Serious But Stable Condition


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 02:21:16 AM

Author: Dick Johnson

A baby boy shot Monday night on Chicago’s North Side was reported to be in serious, but stable condition in the hours following the shooting, police said. The shooting happened before 8:15 p.m. at Leland and Clarendon streets in the city’s Uptown neighborhood, according to Chicago Police Dept. Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Officers said a man, who was carrying the young...

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ATM Stolen From Business on the Near West Side


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 11:42:05 AM

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An ATM was stolen Tuesday from a business on the Near West Side, the third theft of its kind in less than a week in Chicago.

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Harvey Police Chief Removed by Mayor


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 12:34:27 PM

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The police chief of south suburban Harvey has been removed from his post, the city’s mayor said in a statement Monday.

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Walgreens Employee Stabbed Trying to Stop Shoplifters


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 02:10:41 PM

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A 27-year-old Walgreens employee was stabbed Monday attempting to stop a pair of shoplifters in Avondale on the Northwest Side.

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Wisconsin Sheriff’s Deputy Pulls Over Oscar Mayer Wienermobile


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 12:55:41 AM

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The driver of an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile most likely didn’t relish what happened recently in Wisconsin. A sheriff’s deputy in Waukesha County pulled over a Wienermobile for violating the state’s “Move Over Law.” The law requires drivers to change lanes when approaching stationary emergency vehicles, or if they’re not able to, to reduce their speed. Deputies let the driver off...

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Illinois to Continue Voter Registration Program After Error


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 12:57:13 PM

Author: Sophia Tareen

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that there are no plans to suspend Illinois' automatic voter registration program as election officials work to contain the fallout from more than 500 people being mistakenly registered.

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LaVine Delivers Late, Bulls Edge Spurs 110-109


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 12:47:20 PM

Author: Jay Cohen

Zach LaVine scored 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, including two clutch foul shots with 2.1 seconds left, and the Chicago Bulls beat the San Antonio Spurs 110-109.

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Police: Victim’s Name, ‘I Hate You… Hope You Two Die’ Written on Lisle Shooter’s Wall


Created: Mon, Jan 27 2020 09:59:22 PM

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Lisle police revealed Monday that a message written on the wall of the Chicago woman who fatally shot a retired Illinois State Trooper Friday night at a cigar lounge may “point toward a personal motivation” of the crime. Investigators found the name of the victim, Gregory Rieves, and the message “I hate you… hope you two die!” written on a...

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Jesse White Recounts Flying on Helicopter That Crashed, Killing Kobe Bryant


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 01:55:01 AM

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Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White on Monday recounted flying on the helicopter that crashed, killing Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others. The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter was built in 1991, and owned by the state of Illinois from 2007 to 2015 before being sold at auction, officials confirmed. At the time of Sunday’s fatal crash, the aircraft was...

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Chicago Basketball Fans Remember Kobe Bryant Ahead of Bulls Game


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 03:37:18 AM

Author: Patrick Fazio

Chicago basketball fans gathered outside the United Center to pay their respects to Kobe Bryant ahead of Monday night’s Chicago Bulls game. The former Los Angeles Laker, his daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash Sunday in southern California. The National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation into the cause of the crash. On Monday night,...

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Paroled Arsonist Gets 12 Years in Prison for Setting Car on Fire in Post Office Garage in Woodstock


Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 01:24:14 AM

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A convicted arsonist on parole was sentenced to 12 years in prison for lighting a car on fire last year in a garage attached to a U.S. Post Office in far northwest suburban Woodstock. James Durkee, 55, entered a guilty plea to a count of arson for the Nov. 18, 2019 incident, the McHenry County state’s attorney’s office said in...

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Chicago Hospitals Prepare for Coronavirus Despite Overall ‘Low’ Risk


Created: Mon, Jan 27 2020 11:42:41 PM

Author: Charlie Wojciechowski

While the U.S. State Department is advising its citizens to avoid travel to China because of the new coronavirus, travelers already in China, like Northwest Indiana resident Ken Zurek, say they are nervous about leaving. “My concerns are really, basically, leaving,” Zurek, who is from Highland, told NBC 5 over the phone from Wuhan. “We are leaving Feb. 4. This...

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Illinois Says Election Security Beefed Up For Primary


Created: Mon, Jan 27 2020 11:14:57 PM

Author: Phil Rogers

State and local election officials say they have made a massive investment in election security in advance of the 2020 Illinois primary. Looming large in everyone’s minds, the fact that the state was the first to be hacked during the 2016 election. Intelligence officials say Russian “trolls” broke into the state’s election database, and stole the personal information, including names...

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Sporadic Mail Delivery Irks Suburban Residents


Created: Mon, Jan 27 2020 11:01:40 PM

Author: Regina Waldroup

Some residents and businesses in the village of Norridge are going days and even weeks without getting any mail, and now they are asking state and federal lawmakers to intervene. Even Norridge’s Village Hall is having major issues with the mail, according to Mayor Dan Tannhauser. “I have lived her for 28 years. I’ve never seen it this bad. Where...

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Man Dies in Fall After Taking Down Christmas Decorations at Old Town Building


Created: Mon, Jan 27 2020 11:05:28 PM

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A man died after falling more than 20 floors at an apartment building while taking down Christmas decorations Sunday in Old Town on the North Side. Eric Charles Trefelner, was found about 8:45 a.m. on the 6th floor pool deck of a residential building in the 1200 block of North LaSalle Street after falling from the 31st floor, Chicago police...

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Deputies: Item found by beachgoer at Florida beach isn't human hand



by WEAR Staff  Monday, January 6th 2020


Photo of item found. Source: Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office.

SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) -- A beachgoer on Sunday afternoon found what they thought was a human hand while walking along Navarre Beach -- but deputies confirm it was not a body part.

According to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, a witness discovered an item that resembled a human hand around 3:30 p.m. Sunday. They picked it up with a bag and took it to the Navarre Fire Department.

Sheriff's deputies quickly responded. The unknown item was taken to be examined.

According to deputies, the item was confirmed Monday morning not to be a hand or any other body part.

The Medical Examiner’s Office believes it is some type of sea life, Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office told Channel 3 News.



Coca-Cola Tractor-Trailer Crashes Into Front Of Pennsylvania Home


By CBS3 Staff January 4, 2020 at 4:15 pm


QUAKERTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — A Coca-Cola tractor-trailer slammed into the front of a home in Quakertown, Bucks County. The incident happened around 6:30 a.m. Saturday at a home on the 600 block of East Broad Street.

Officials say the driver couldn’t see a turn because of heavy fog and then crashed right into the house.


credit: Quakertown Borough Police Dept.

A tow truck company safely removed the tractor-trailer.


credit: Quakertown Borough Police Dept.

No one was in the house at the time of the crash.
The driver suffered minor injuries.


Florida man accused of stealing over $39,000 worth of items from an office space



Saturday, January 4th 2020, 12:26 PM EST by Katelyn Massarelli
Updated: Saturday, January 4th 2020, 12:27 PM EST


Photo: WBBH
A Naples man was arrested for moving more than $39,000 worth of fixtures and furniture from his former office space.

NAPLES, Fla. - A Naples man was arrested for moving more than $39,000 worth of fixtures and furniture from his former office space.

Donald Stevenson, 48, hired two other men to remove two toilets, numerous light switches, cabinets, countertops, shower fixtures, light fixtures, and several wires were cut, according to Naples police.

They also removed the front office door.

The property manager of a Naples center told officers he was in the process of evicting a tenant who was using one of the suites for his business.

Stevenson ran his business Don Stevenson Design Inc. from the suite, acording to police. He was a tenant for almost four years.

Stevenson was three months behind on rent and owed $8,109.64, Naples police said. Stevenson was served an eviction notice by the Collier County Sheriff's Office in October 2019.

Video footage caught two men removing items from the suite on Oct. 26. Police found the men at the center, and they told police they were hired by Stevenson to remove the items because the center did not pay for them.

Stevenson paid the two men $3,400 for the move. The property manager said to Naples police that Stevenson made improvements to the suite space and was reimbursed $39,999 for it.

Significant damage was caused by the removal, including exposed wires and plumbing holes left open to sewage pipes where the toilets were, Naples police said.

Detectives talked to Stevenson and he admitted he was reimbursed for the items removed from the suite, and that it was all in a storage closet at his new office space.

Stevenson was arrested for Grand Theft between $20,000-100,000 and was taken to Naples Jail Center.

Mom rushes 7-year-old son to ER after he swallows AirPod


Wednesday, January 1, 2020 2:37PM

A 7-year-old Georgia boy is learning a tough lesson after he swallowed one of his AirPod wireless headphones.



ATLANTA, Ga. -- A 7-year-old Georgia boy is learning a tough lesson after he swallowed one of his AirPod wireless headphones and was rushed to the emergency room.


"He said he was holding it in his mouth by the long part," Stroud said.


When Kiara Stroud bought her son some AirPods for Christmas, she never imagined one of the pods would end up in his stomach.

"We actually saw it because it has metal in it, so we could see it in the x-ray and I'm like this boy really swallowed his AirPod," she said.


The doctor who examined the 2nd grader at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Egelston was confused about what an AirPod even was.


"She was like, 'an AirPod? Ya know, it's really unique. I never really heard of this,' and I'm like, 'yeah it's a wireless headset' and she was just amazed. I've never seen anything like it," Stroud described.


The big question that made Stroud's son extremely nervous was how the AirPod is going to come out, but his doctors assured him it would pass on its own and he's going to be fine.


As far as the phone it was connected to when he swallowed it, the young boy said he's keeping his distance.


"He was like, 'Mom I don't want my phone,' because he got a phone for Christmas as well and he's like, 'I don't wanna be near my phone, I don't want it to connect to my phone and start playing music.' I'm like, 'oh my God, he's a crazy kid,'" Stroud said.
Proposed bill would more than double New York's beer tax



WNYT Staff
Updated: January 02, 2020 04:17 AM
Created: January 02, 2020 03:54 AM



A state lawmaker is looking to raise the beer tax in New York State by more than double.

Legislation was introduced in the New York State Assembly by Assemblyman Harvey Epstein.    

The proposal would raise the excise tax imposed on beer distributors from $0.14 per gallon to $0.30 per gallon-- the same as the state's wine tax.    

The money collected would be split between the SUNY and CUNY college systems.    

Epstein claims the increase would generate $51 million in additional revenue.  
 
He pointed to a study by the tax foundation, which found that New York has one of the lowest beer taxes in the country.
Police: Alabama officer shot in head now speaking, walking

WAFF / December 27, 2019 at 1:37 PM CST - Updated December 28 at 5:29 PM


Authorities say an Alabama police officer who was shot in the head earlier this month has improved so much he’s now walking and speaking. (Source: Samuel Yoh GoFund Me)


OZARK, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say an Alabama police officer who was shot in the head earlier this month has improved so much he’s now walking and speaking.

A statement released Thursday by the Ozark Police Department says officer Samuel Yoh still has a long road ahead of him. But it says Yoh has full movement and was able to read a book. Yoh recognizes family and friends and is speaking fluently.

The police statement says Yoh’s improvement is a reminder of “God’s almighty power.”

Yoh was shot in the head on Dec. 12 and remains hospitalized. A suspect was shot to death by police.
1 Arrested For Stealing Bait Vehicle, Property From Dallas Police Headquarters



KTVT  December 28, 2019 at 2:41 pm


DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) —  One suspect has been arrested after stealing a bait vehicle and property from the Jack Evans Police Headquarters parking garage Friday evening.

Between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27, the suspect — later identified as 32-year-old Gavin Bailey — entered the parking garage by unknown means, police said.


Gavin Bailey (Dallas Police Department

During the investigation, officers discovered that two bait vehicles were taken from the garage as well as bait property out of additional vehicles.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., police witnessed a disturbance near the intersection of Corinth and 8th Street involving the suspect inside the stolen bait vehicle and another subject.

Officers conducted a traffic stop and the suspect was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect was transported to Jack Evans Headquarters to be interviewed prior to being booked into Lew Sterrett Jail.

All property and vehicles were recovered, and the suspect will be charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and felony theft.






 
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