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'Road to nowhere' gets repaved, potholes fixed

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It's been months since the last snowflake fell, but Chicago residents are still hitting potholes that make your teeth chatter. Which is why one Southside resident was puzzled when construction crews began repaving a road that virtually no one uses.
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Grayslake teen drowns while swimming with friends

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Nine longtime friends were enjoying a warm summer day swimming off a pontoon boat on Third Lake on Monday when one of them began having problems and went under water. More>>

Driver held on $1 million bond in I-55 crash that killed 4 Video included

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The driver of a semi-truck involved in a crash on Interstate 55 Monday that killed four people, including an 11-year-old girl, is being held on $1 million bond. More>>

Court OKS FutureGen financing plan

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A court says state regulators can force Illinois electricity customers to help pay for the $1.6-billion FutureGen project. More>>

School bus driver accused of molesting 9-year-old girl

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A school bus driver was ordered held on a $100,000 bond Tuesday for allegedly fondling and kissing a 9-year-old girl he was baby-sitting over the weekend.
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Woman's attacker bragged about tattoo, asked her to be his girlfriend

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A South Side man who raped a woman during a home invasion bragged about his “Fat Man” tattoo and repeatedly asked the victim if she’d be his girlfriend.
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Robbers aiming for jewelry store strike auto repair store instead

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Two employees of a west suburban auto repair business were tied up Tuesday morning when robbers apparently mistook them for employees of the jewelry store in the front of the building. More>>

Cop charged with firing gun through window of home while drinking

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A south suburban police officer was drinking at a friend’s house when he started firing his gun, sending bullets into a neighboring home and vehicle, then called another officer to try to have him hide the evidence. More>>

Windows shot out of CTA bus in Humboldt Park

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At least one window of a CTA bus was shattered by a BB or pellet gun Tuesday afternoon in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. More>>

Masked men break into Oswego home, take off in stolen vehicle

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Four masked men broke into a west suburban home early Tuesday and took off after the robbery in a stolen vehicle. More>>

Minooka teen among two killed in Morris rollover crash

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A southwest suburban man and a 16-year-old girl died and two other people were seriously injured in a rollover crash Sunday night in Grundy County. More>>

170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Belleville

Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money. More>>

Police: Person shot dead by gunman on motorcycle in Skokie

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A person was fatally shot by a gunman on a motorcycle Tuesday morning in north suburban Skokie, police said. More>>

Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois Video included

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Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair Illinois roads and bridges after a harsh winter. More>>

Second City planning major expansion of comedy school

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The training center for Chicago's famous Second City comedy group is expanding. More>>

Man charged with abusing child at Waukegan day care center

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A north suburban man who lived and worked at a day care facility has been charged with abusing a child there. More>>

80 years since Golden Age of Crime ended Video included

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It’s been called the Golden Age of crime in America, but on July 22, 1934 – 80 years ago Tuesday - in front of the Biograph Theater in Lincoln Park it all came to an end. More>>

New summer technology: Dr. Frank A. Viggiano, Jr. Video included

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Technology expert Dr. Frank A. Viggiano Jr. joined us on Good Day Chicago to talk about all the cool summer technology on the market right now More>>

No one hurt in Chatham porch collapse

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No one was hurt when a porch collapsed early Tuesday morning in the South Side Chatham neighborhood. More>>

Cops: Man threatened to put children in 'hot truck'

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A Tinley Park man will appear in court Wednesday, facing a charge of disorderly conduct after he allegedly swore at his two young children, ages 6 and 7, in a restaurant and then told a woman who intervened to “shut the f--- up,” Orland Park police said Monday. More>>

Chicago Bears hit the road for training camp

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The Chicago Bears are gearing up for another season in Chicago - but first, the players must report to training camp.
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It's getting hot, hot, hot in Chicago Video included

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Get ready to sweat Tuesday in Chicago because it may be the hottest day of the year.
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Woman charged with kidnapping her two young children

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Charges have been filed against a woman who allegedly kidnapped her two young children from their foster parent last week in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. More>>

1 killed, 6 shot across city Monday

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One man was killed and at least six people, including three teenage boys, were shot were shot across the city Monday. More>>

Quinn signs county appointees ethics measure

A measure signed into law by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn gives certain counties mostly in northeastern Illinois more authority to remove their appointees who violate ethics standards. More>>

Man charged with shooting that killed man, wounded two others

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A South Side man has been charged with shooting a south suburban man to death and wounding two others almost two months ago in the Englewood neighborhood. More>>

Chicago Violence: Protests held but nothing seems to change Video included

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While vigils, protests, marches and conferences may make people feel better, they don't seem to get at the root of Chicago’s violence problem. More>>

Community leaders, sheriff aim to help mentally ill inmates Video included

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Two thousand inmates in the Cook County Jail are battling some type of mental illness every day. More>>

The HistoryMakers: Face to face with black history Video included

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A big idea that took root in Chicago has grown into a global treasure, and it’s so important that it's getting its own 'virtual shelf' at the Library of Congress.
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Mayor Emanuel addresses Chicago's violence problem Video included

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with law enforcement and school officials Monday to talk about the city's violence problem. More>>

Tuesday could be summer's hottest day yet, but thunderstorms possible

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Get ready for a steamy, stormy Tuesday. Soaring temperatures could bring us the hottest day yet this year, but strong thunderstorms might hit the Chicago area in the evening. More>>

Divorce: Who gets custody of the family pet? Video included

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A dog is a man’s best friend, but one family pet is at the center of a divorce.
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Kanye West: Celebrities treated like 1960's African-Americans Video included

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Rapper Kanye West is making news again for a comment he made during an interview with GQ.
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Off-duty CPD officer killed in Dan Ryan crash

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An off-duty Chicago Police officer was killed in a crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway Sunday afternoon, according to state police. More>>

McDonald's, KFC in China face new food scandal

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McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken. More>>

FOX Furry Friend of the Week: Cat Carrot Video included

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FOX 32 News has teamed up with no-kill shelter PAWS Chicago to bring you an adoptable pet each week. This week, we're featuring a 3-year-old adoptable cat named Carrot! More>>

Brookfield Zoo orangutan serves as surrogate for baby orangutan

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An orangutan at the Brookfield Zoo is serving as the surrogate mother of a 6-month-old male orangutan from the Toledo Zoo.
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Man charged with breaking into home, touching sleeping woman

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A homeless man was arrested Sunday morning shortly after he entered a north suburban apartment and touched a woman while she slept, according to police. More>>

Missing swimmer's body pulled from Fox River

Authorities say they've found the body of a missing swimmer in the Fox River in suburban Chicago. More>>

Woman shot by police, critically wounded in Wonder Lake

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A suicidal woman was shot and critically injured by police Sunday afternoon after she pointed an assault rifle at officers in northwest suburban McHenry County, police said. More>>

Recipe: Hand Cut Fettuccini Alfredo with Grilled Chicken Video included

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Jim Nuzzo, the executive chef at Maggiano's, joined us on Good Day Chicago to show us how to make a lighter version of some Italian favorites. More>>

Boy, 16, missing from West Englewood

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Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 16-year-old boy missing from the South Side West Englewood neighborhood for two weeks. More>>

Air quality alert issued for Chicago, NW Indiana

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An air quality alert was issued early Monday for the Chicago area and northwest Indiana, urging people with respiratory problems to stay indoors. More>>

Police: Man dies after vehicle hits pole in Archer Heights

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A man died early Monday after the vehicle he was driving crashed in to a pole on the Southwest Side, police said. More>>

Young girl among 4 killed, 39 wounded in weekend shootings Video included

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Four people were killed — including an 11-year-old girl — and at least 39 others have been wounded in city shootings since Friday evening. More>>

Man gets 30 days in jail for swearing at Cook Co. judge

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A Chicago man faces 30 days in jail after swearing at a Cook County judge during his bond hearing Sunday afternoon. More>>

Chicago sets up affordable housing task force

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office says a task force has been created in an effort to increase the number of affordable housing units in the city. More>>

Woman, 52, missing from Edgewater found

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A 52-year-old Kansas woman who went missing from the Edgewater neighborhood has been found. More>>

Shelter Dog Goes Through Unbelievable Transformation

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The Trio Animal Foundation in Chicago has been busy with their fair share of animal abuse cases. Recently, workers say they retrieved a terribly matted and urine soaked dog from an open access shelter. According to the workers, the dog’s fur was so terribly groomed; they were unsure which side was the face at first.
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Family, community outraged by murder of 11-year-old Video included

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Renee Williams says the fatal shooting of her niece Shamiya Adams is a reminder that the violence plaguing Chicago can hit your front door in an instant. More>>

Man dies after being trapped under tractor in Geneva

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A man died after he was trapped under a tractor that flipped over Sunday afternoon in west suburban Geneva. More>>

Eight hurt in West Side porch collapse

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Eight people, including two children, were hurt when a porch collapsed Sunday evening in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood. More>>

Man dies after police use stun gun to break up fight

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A man died after he was tased by a Chicago Police officer Saturday afternoon in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. More>>

$250K bond for man charged with Naperville DUI that killed two

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A west suburban man was ordered held on $250,000 bond Sunday after driving into a Naperville lake early Saturday, killing two passengers in the car, authorities said. More>>

Man charged for striking cop with vehicle in Woodlawn

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A South Side man has been charged with striking a police officer with a vehicle Saturday night in the Woodlawn neighborhood. More>>

Man charged after driving into Palos Park ice cream parlor

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A man drove into a southwest suburban Palos Park ice cream parlor Saturday night. More>>

12-year-old Palatine girl dines with Obamas

A 12-year-old suburban Chicago girl has had a dinner date few of her peers can boast of: a meal with First Lady Michelle Obama. More>>

Quinn to OK cannabis use for kids with epilepsy

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn plans to sign legislation in Chicago Sunday that would let minors with epilepsy use medical marijuana. More>>

Elderly driver dies after dump truck rolls over on I-57

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A man in his 70s died after the dump truck he was driving rolled over Saturday morning in the south suburbs. More>>

Girl, 11, killed by stray bullet at sleepover Video included

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Shamiya Adams and a group of her friends were getting ready to make s’mores during a sleepover Friday night when a bullet crashed through the window and struck the little girl in the head. More>>

Illinois law a boost to ex-offenders seeking jobs

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Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring private employers in Illinois to first evaluate job applicants' skills then ask about criminal histories. More>>

Police: Woman kidnapped her two young children in Chatham

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Police are searching for a woman who kidnapped her two young children from their foster parent Thursday afternoon in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. More>>

Man, 54, dies after being run over by multiple vehicles

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A 54-year-old man died after being hit and run over by multiple vehicles Friday night in northwest Indiana. More>>

Chicago's first African-American Business Expo takes place Saturday Video included

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The city is offering small business owners and entrepreneurs free advice Saturday. For many it's a welcome opportunity amid rising costs and lower revenue. More>>

Crisis in Ukraine causing global tension Video included

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The crisis in Ukraine is raising the tension between Russia and the West. More>>

Prominent AIDS researchers among those killed on MH17 Video included

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The crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 could have a significant impact on international research efforts to find a cure for aids. More>>

Vigil held in Chicago for souls lost on MH17 Video included

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Dozens of people gathered in Chicago to light candles in memory of the 298 lives that were lost on Flight MH17 just one day after the domestic flight was shot down. More>>

Cubs sue 'unofficial mascot' caught on video in bar fight

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The Chicago Cubs have filed a lawsuit against a group of people they claim have been dressing in a bogus mascot costume and participating in “inappropriate and unsavory actions” near Wrigley Field, including charging fans for pictures and getting into bar fights. More>>

Man wanted in shooting that killed man, wounded his mother

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Police are looking for an “armed and dangerous” man wanted in connection with a domestic shooting Saturday that left a man dead and his mother wounded in Chicago Lawn. More>>

Rest stop killing suspect pleads not guilty

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A man suspected of two summer murders has pleaded not guilty. More>>

Disabled teen girl missing, may be on West Side

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Police are asking for the public’s help to find a disabled teenage girl who went missing Thursday. More>>

Indiana University: Student among attack victims

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Indiana University says a graduate student from the Netherlands is among those killed when a Malaysian jetliner was shot down over Ukraine. More>>

Coroner: Cop's blood-alcohol level more than 3 times legal limit after crash

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Shortly before Jason Mueller’s funeral Friday, the Lake Coroner’s office reported the Waukegan police officer’s blood-alcohol level was more than three and a half times the legal limit when he drove off the road in Gurnee last weekend. More>>

Woman to take part in Chicago parade via robot

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A Chicago woman with partial paralysis plans to participate in the city's Disability Pride Parade by driving a robot from her apartment bedroom. More>>

Malaysians in Chicago plan vigil for crash victims

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Malaysians in Chicago are planning a vigil in memory of those killed in the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine's conflict zone. More>>

Missing Lincoln Park teen found

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A teenage girl who went missing from her Lincoln Park home Thursday was reunited with her family Friday. More>>

Evanston traffic stop yields loaded gun, body armor, face shield

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A Chicago man is facing weapons charges after police found a gun and body armor in his vehicle during a traffic stop in north suburban Evanston on Thursday. More>>

Stretch of Chicago roadway named for Mandela

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A stretch of road in Chicago has been named after late former South African President Nelson Mandela. More>>

Medical emergency stops inbound Metra train

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An inbound Metra train on the Union Pacific / Northwest Line was stopped during the morning commute Friday due to a medical emergency. More>>

Most Illinoisans happy making $72k a year: Study

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Some say money can buy you happiness but apparently only to a certain point. More>>

Popular Naperville restaurant heavily damaged by fire

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A popular restaurant suffered extensive damage after a fire early Friday in west suburban Naperville. More>>

Class-action lawsuit seeks to get cash back for red-light tickets Video included

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A class-action lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court claims that because the company that provided Chicago’s red-light cameras earned millions of dollars from a city contract obtained through bribery, everyone who was ticketed should get their money back.
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Study may determine whether dog beach fouling water

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A study is being conducted to determine whether dogs are messing up the water at beaches along Chicago’s lakefront.


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Goodell: 2015 NFL draft to be in LA or Chicago

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The NFL draft is leaving New York after 49 years. More>>

Flying over dangerous areas: a daily occurrence worldwide Video included

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Ukraine has been a hotspot of political and military unrest for several months. Airstrikes are common near its border with Russia. Yet, dozens of commercial planes fly over the country every day. More>>

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  • 'Road to nowhere' gets repaved, potholes fixed

    'Road to nowhere' gets repaved, potholes fixed

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:50:38 GMT
    It's been months since the last snowflake fell, but Chicago residents are still hitting potholes that make your teeth chatter. Which is why one Southside resident was puzzled when construction crews began repaving a road that virtually no one uses.
    It's been months since the last snowflake fell, but Chicago residents are still hitting potholes that make your teeth chatter. Which is why one Southside resident was puzzled when construction crews began repaving a road that virtually no one uses.
  • Grayslake teen drowns while swimming with friends

    Grayslake teen drowns while swimming with friends

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:34:39 GMT
    Nine longtime friends were enjoying a warm summer day swimming off a pontoon boat on Third Lake on Monday when one of them began having problems and went under water.
    Nine longtime friends were enjoying a warm summer day swimming off a pontoon boat on Third Lake on Monday when one of them began having problems and went under water.
  • Driver held on $1 million bond in I-55 crash that killed 4

    Driver held on $1 million bond in I-55 crash that killed 4

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:34:34 GMT
    The driver of a semi-truck involved in a crash on Interstate 55 Monday that killed four people, including an 11-year-old girl, is being held on $1 million bond.
    The driver of a semi-truck involved in a crash on Interstate 55 Monday that killed four people, including an 11-year-old girl, is being held on $1 million bond.
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  • Kid Rock, Charlie LeDuff and the Americans 4th of July Special

    Kid Rock, Charlie LeDuff and the Americans 4th of July Special

    Friday, July 4 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-07-04 14:12:54 GMT
    Charlie LeDuff spends some time at Kid Rock's house on the Detroit River. The two talk about America, have a few beers and Charlie takes us through some of the stories he and his crew put together while on the road for the Americans with Charlie LeDuff. Happy 4th of July everybody, enjoy the show.
    Charlie LeDuff spends some time at Kid Rock's house on the Detroit River. The two talk about America, have a few beers and Charlie takes us through some of the stories he and his crew put together while on the road for the Americans with Charlie LeDuff. Happy 4th of July everybody, enjoy the show.
  • The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: Immigration across the Rio Grande

    The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: Immigration across the Rio Grande

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:13 AM EDT2014-07-02 13:13:28 GMT
    An onslaught of immigrants at the southern border. Washington's fighting over it and American taxpayers are paying for it. The families and tens of thousands of kids are left in limbo. What do you do with them?
    An onslaught of immigrants at the southern border. Washington's fighting over it and American taxpayers are paying for it. The families and tens of thousands of kids are left in limbo. What do you do with them?
  • UAW: War on the factory floor?

    UAW: War on the factory floor?

    Friday, June 20 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-06-20 14:48:50 GMT
    DETROIT -- On Thursday, The United Auto workers (UAW) leadership experienced some blowback in Detroit from the rank and file. Protestors hit the Solidarity House, (UAW headquarters), complaining about the direction the union is going.
    DETROIT -- On Thursday, The United Auto workers (UAW) leadership experienced some blowback in Detroit from the rank and file. Protestors hit the Solidarity House, (UAW headquarters), complaining about the direction the union is going.

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