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Trump Has a 3 Percent Chance in Illinois: Report

Trump Has a 3 Percent Chance in Illinois: Report

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has just a 3 percent chance of winning Illinois in November, according to political analysis website  FiveThirtyEight . The site, whose editor editor-in-chief Nate Silver successfully predicted 49 of 50 states in the 2008 presidential election, used four recent polls to shape their analysis.

Tatyana McFadden Sets Sights on 7 Gold Medals in Rio

Tatyana McFadden Sets Sights on 7 Gold Medals in Rio

Illinois graduate Tatyana McFadden has high expectations for herself for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. The Russian native by way of Clarksville, Maryland plans to compete in six events and a marathon – and take gold in each one.

U of C Professor Joins Women’s Chinese Volleyball In Rio

U of C Professor Joins Women’s Chinese Volleyball In Rio

File photo: A beach volleyball player goes up for a block. An associate professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Chicago Medicine will head to Rio with the Chinese Women’s National Volleyball Team as their head doctor and orthopedic surgeon.

Brookfield Zoo Gets CT Scanner

Brookfield Zoo Gets CT Scanner

unable to retrieve full-text content Imagine trying to give a 300-pound bear his yearly checkup. Thanks to new technology, that just got a lot easier for staff at Brookfield Zoo.

Chicago City Sticker Grace Period Ends

Chicago City Sticker Grace Period Ends

Beginning Friday, cars can be ticketed and fined immediately after their Chicago City Vehicle sticker expires. The fine is $200, and a new ticket can be issued daily, beginning the day after a sticker expires.

Chicago’s Tobacco-Buying Age Increases Friday

Chicago’s Tobacco-Buying Age Increases Friday

The minimum age to buy cigarettes in Chicago jumps from 18 to 21 years old on Friday, thanks to an ordinance to  increase the city’s tobacco-buying age  that passed Chicago’s City Council in March. “Thanks to our ongoing effort to shield our children from the harms of tobacco products, youth smoking in Chicago is on the decline, helping people to lead healthier lives and live longer,” Emanuel said in a statement this week.

Police, SWAT Respond to Possible Explosives in Wauconda Home

Police, SWAT Respond to Possible Explosives in Wauconda Home

One man is in custody, and authorities urged evacuation of a neighborhood in north suburban Wauconda Thursday night as they investigate a home that may have explosives, according to police.  Around 8:30 p.m., the Wauconda Police Department posted on Facebook that multiple intersections were blocked off. 176th St was closed between Main St and Fairfield Rd, and the closed intersections include: Mill St and IL-Rte 176 Lakeshore Blvd and IL-Rte 176 Highland Ave and Clearview Ave Hill St and Lakeshore Blvd Police asked residents within that perimeter to evacuate their home or business immediately, with the Federated Church across from the Wauconda Fire Department available as a shelter.

Suburban Woman Donates Kidney to Father

Suburban Woman Donates Kidney to Father

Chuck Cuttone received the difficult news that his kidneys were failing. He faced a choice of dialysis, or receiving a kidney from one of his children.

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