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Election 2022: Here’s Who is Running in Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District

As we continue our look at the candidates running for office this summer, we’re turning our eye toward Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District, where incumbent Rep. Robin Kelly is hoping to be elected to a sixth term in office. Kelly is running unopposed in the Democratic primary, while a trio of Republicans are vying for the …

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No Bail for Man Charged in Fatal Attempted Carjacking Outside Belmont Cragin Restaurant

Bail was denied Friday for a man facing murder charges for an attempted carjacking that turned fatal in the Belmont Central neighborhood earlier this year. Jeffrey Montes De Oca, 31, was arrested Wednesday by the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force in Orland Park, according to police. Montes De Oca was leaving Tacos El Tio, …

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Officials Urge Caution Due to Cold Water Temps as Chicago Beaches Open

Chicago’s beaches may be open for the season, but experts are warning residents to use caution when going out on the water this weekend. That’s because the Lake Michigan water temperature is still on the cold side, holding at 54 degrees in Chicago as of Saturday at noon.   According to the National Weather Service, …

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Chicago Weekend Shootings: At Least 5 Hurt in Memorial Day Weekend Gun Violence

Chicago police say that five people have been wounded in shootings across the city during the Memorial Day weekend. At approximately 10:15 p.m. Friday, a group of gunmen approached a man and a woman in the 900 block of North Lockwood and opened fire. Police say a 34-year-old man, who was sitting inside a parked …

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Chicago Forecast: Warmer, Sunnier Conditions Expected in Days Ahead

After several days of unsettled weather in the Chicago area, things are about to get sunnier, and quite a bit warmer, in time for the unofficial start to summer over Memorial Day weekend. According to forecast models, that change will begin on Saturday under partly-to-mostly cloudy skies, with highs jumping up into the mid-to-upper 70s …

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3 Hospitalized After Wrong-Way Crash on Eisenhower Expressway, Illinois State Police Say

Illinois State Police say that four people were hurt in a wrong-way crash on the Eisenhower Expressway in Forest Park early Saturday morning. According to authorities, a maroon Toyota sedan was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes at approximately 3:03 a.m. Saturday when it slammed into a silver Infiniti. Police say that three individuals were …

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Where to Score Food Freebies and Dining Deals on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is considered by many to be the unofficial start of summer, but it’s actually a day where we honor our nation’s heroes and memorialize those who made the ultimate sacrifice. In honor of Memorial Day, restaurants across the country are offering freebies and deals all weekend long. Memorial Day May 26 More Memorial Day …

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‘Shocked it Was So Easy:’ Instagram Scam Victims Call for More Protections

Scammers are finding new ways to access Instagram accounts, locking users out and in turn posing as them. It can happen in a matter of minutes, leaving a victim’s information vulnerable and the possibility of scammers preying on family and friends. One victim, Juni Park, told NBC 5 scammers took over her page in seconds. …

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