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Man stabbed by woman on CTA Red Line platform: police

CHICAGO — A man was seriously injured after being stabbed at a CTA Red Line station on the city’s North Side. The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of West Fullerton Avenue. Police said a 37-year-old man was riding southbound on a Red Line train, when he began arguing with a […]
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Protesters gather, call for indictment of CPD officer who shot, killed Anthony Alvarez

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Protesters gathered Wednesday night to call for the indictment of the Chicago police officer who shot and killed 22-year-old Anthony Alvarez last year.The rally was held outside the 16th (Jefferson Park) District station, where Officer Evan Solano was expected to return to work after serving a 20-day suspension for violating several department rules during the foot chase that ended with him fatally shooting Alvarez. A few dozen people attended the rally.The Civilian Office of Police Accountability had recommended Solano be fired over the shooting, determining he shouldn't have chased Alvarez in the first place, and violated Chicago Police Department...
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I Am A Gentleman Inc. providing free back-to-school haircuts, goodie backpacks

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Just in time for back to school - fresh and free haircuts will be all abuzz."I Am A Gentleman Inc." is teaming up with barbers to give school kids a cut Wednesday at noon.The national organization mentors African American teenage boys.Each child who comes by for a haircut will get a goodie backpack filled with school supplies and other items. If you can't make today's event no problem. haircuts will be offered until Sept. 7.To book an appointment head to their website. 
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This Illinois City Was Named One Of The Worst In USA To Visit

A recent article came out about the 40 worst cities to visit in the United States, a handful of spots in the Midwest found themselves on this list, but only one was located in Illinois. Some other spots on this list were Mall of America in Minnesota, Orlando, Florida, three...
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Comedian Ricky Gervais calls on Cook County Forest Preserve to release caged coyote

CHICAGO (CBS) – A campaign to free a coyote caged in Northbrook just received a major celebrity endorsement.Comedian Ricky Gervais is calling for Rocky the coyote to be moved to an animal sanctuary in Colorado.Gervais said the fact that Rocky is on anti-depressant medications is evidence of his inhumane captivity.He said urgent action is needed to help him.Rocky has been caged at the River Trail Nature Center for four years. He was turned over by a family who kept him as a pet.They apparently thought he was a German Shepherd.Several animal rights groups are fighting for his release.Forest Preserve officials said there's no guarantee Rocky will thrive if he is moved since he was raised by humans.
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Meet The Black Man Behind Your New Favorite Tequila Brand

Founded in 2018 by Uduimoh Umolu, Jon Basil Tequila is shaking up the spirits industry. Jon Basil Tequila, a Chicago based, Black millennial-owned tequila company, is shaking up the spirits industry. The global tequila market itself reached a value of $13 billion in 2021, making it the US’s most-purchased spirit...
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Bears Have Officially Responded To Roquan Smith's Trade Request

Frustrated by the lack of progress in contract negotiations between he and the Bears, star linebacker Roquan Smith requested to be traded on Tuesday. In a written statement shared by the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Smith alleged that the "new front office regime doesn't value me here" and accused them of "trying to take advantage of me."
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Grand Jury Will Not Indict Woman Whose Accusations Led To The Murder of Emmett Till

The grand jury said there was not enough evidence to indict Carolyn Bryant Donham in the brutal death Till who was abducted, killed and thrown in a river nearly 70 years ago. A Mississippi grand jury will not indict the white woman who accused 14-year-old Emmett Till of making advances toward her nearly 70 years ago, CNN reports. Those allegations led to the brutal murder of the Black teenager.
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The BP gas station has had years of problems

At the Aug. 1 village board meeting, trustees discussed the escalating crime at the BP gas station, located at Chicago and Taylor avenues. The Aug. 4 Oak Leaves credits village trustees James Taglia and Lucia Robinson for their tough stance on this issue. Friends and neighbors near the station have endured years of fights, loud music, gunshots, armed robbery and now a dreadful murder. Many neighbors and I signed a letter outlining our concerns to the village board and I am so glad we were heard. Oak Park is a valuable, lucrative market, and businesses should be an asset to our community, not a dangerous liability.
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Chicago grains extend gains on crop risks

PARIS/SINGAPORE, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Chicago corn, wheat, and soybean futures rose further on Wednesday, with soy hitting a new one-week high, as hot, dry weather in parts of the United States and Europe kept attention on harvest risks. Gains were capped, however, by a cautious mood before U.S. inflation data later on Wednesday and U.S. crop forecasts due on Friday.
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Southwest Side neighbors on edge after car enthusiast takeover turns violent

CHICAGO (CBS) -- They're commonly known as takeovers – meetups where car enthusiasts get together and socialize.But a recent one in the Marquette Park neighborhood seems to have turned violent – and residents there say they are worried about their safety. They also fear another takeover could get out of hand again.As CBS 2's Marybel González reported, police said dozens of drivers went into the parking lot of a warehouse this past Saturday night – where things quickly escalated. It was all captured on camera.On Tuesday night, residents called on authorities to put a stop to such gatherings.The dramatic video...
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CPS 2022-2023 COVID Guidelines: Mask and Vaccine Mandates Are Out, ‘Close Contact' Procedures Are In

With Chicago Public Schools' back-to-school start date just over a week away, summer break for students and teachers is coming to a close. And now that COVID vaccinations are approved for children 6 months and older, guidelines and policies have shifted for the upcoming school year, with officials stressing the importance of vaccine protection over masking.
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How to watch Bears vs. Chiefs: Live stream, TV channel, start time

The Chicago Bears will take the field for the first time in the post-Matt Nagy era this weekend, and they’ll do it with their former coach on the opposing side. Nagy, now an assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs, coached the Bears from 2018 through 2021. Matt Eberflus will make his head coaching debut for the Bears, who hired the former Colts defensive coordinator after firing Nagy in January.
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