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Pair charged in fatal shooting of man in West Pullman

CHICAGO - Two men were charged Wednesday in an August shooting that killed a man in the West Pullman neighborhood. Nathaniel Butler, Jr., 20, and Maurice Butler, 23, are accused of fatally shooting a 35-year-old Jerome Jenkins on Aug. 1 in the 12100 block of South LaSalle Street, police said.
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Portage man admits child porn and attempted child sexual abuse violations

HAMMOND — A Region man is pleading guilty to possession of child pornography and attempted sexual abuse of children. Troy Kidwell, 39, of Portage, appeared Wednesday before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge John E. Martin after signing a plea agreement with the U.S. attorney’s office to avoid the possibility of life imprisonment, if convicted by a jury.
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Valpo offensive line stands tall in win over Chesterton

CHESTERTON — Valparaiso coaches challenged their offensive line late. Chesterton scored on a 6-yard Chris Mullen to Jackson Westmoreland with 7:39 left in the game to get within a field goal of the Vikings. The Valparaiso offensive line was flagged for holding twice and jumped before the snap three other...
CHESTERTON, IN

Bridgeport woman charged with carjacking 22-year-old man

CHICAGO — A Bridgeport woman was charged Wednesday with carjacking a man in the West Elsdon neighborhood. Ellen San, 32, was arrested and charged Tuesday after she was identified as one of the offenders who took a 22-year-old man’s car by force on the 5800 block of South Pulaski Road on Sunday. Police said a 36-year-old man’s belongings were also stolen in the incident.
CHICAGO, IL

Is Sneezing a Symptom of COVID?

It's a question many allergy sufferers are wondering this time of year. With cases of the delta coronavirus variant sparking surges across the country and fall allergy season beginning, it might be hard to distinguish whether your symptoms are from pollen, just a cold or something more. According to the...
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Jack Lamka, Kankakee Valley cruise past Munster

Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. Kankakee Valley was a little bit of both, but much more of the latter in its 35-21 win over host Munster Friday in both teams' Northwest Crossroads Conference opener. Munster (2-3, 0-1 NCC) had some trouble holding on to the football after...
MUNSTER, IN
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Lawyers, race and money: Illinois' messy weed experiment

CHICAGO — Illinois stood to become a model for diversifying the marijuana industry in other states when it legalized the drug last year. So far, its success is half-baked. As the first state Legislature to legalize recreational cannabis sales after others approved it by ballot measure, Illinois crafted what it hopes will be a national template for how to atone for the war on drugs while also generating new revenue.
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24-year-old man fatally shot in Woodlawn ID’d

CHICAGO — A man who was shot and killed in Woodlawn has been identified. Deandre Neely, 24, was identified as the man shot on the 6600 block of South Kenwood Avenue around 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday. Police said the man was near the back of a residence when an unknown...
CHICAGO, IL
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3 killed, 14 shot Wednesday in Chicago

CHICAGO - Three people were killed and 14 others wounded Wednesday in citywide gun violence. Two men killed each other Wednesday afternoon near a business in West Humboldt Park, one of them shot and the other stabbed, according to police. A man, 38, shot the other man, 44, near a...
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After 34 years, a murder conviction quietly reversed in four minutes

This story was originally published in Injustice Watch on September 15, 2021. James Allen, 71, had barely made it into the courtroom, walking slowly with his black-sneakered feet shackled by a chain, when Cook County Circuit Court Judge Sophia Atcherson reversed his conviction for the 1984 murder of Robert Ciralsky.
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Another cold one? Farmer's Almanac says South Bend region faces chillier, drier winter

A colder, drier winter should return for a second year in Michiana, according to the 2021-22 winter weather predictions by the famous Old Farmer's Almanac. Almanac predictions for the Lower Lakes Region, which encompasses South Bend and northern Indiana, say "winter will be colder and drier than normal, with the coldest temperatures in mid- to late November, through most of December and January, and in early to mid-February."
SOUTH BEND, IN

Illinois Restaurant’s Barbecue Ribs Named One of the Best in America

You can look and high and low for the best barbecue ribs in Illinois. For us in Rockford, you won't have to go too far in order to try them. If you're downstate Illinois, you will probably need to drive some. Not saying that there aren't great barbecue joints down there, but to get the best barbecue ribs in the state, you'll have to go to Chicago.
ROCKFORD, IL
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