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Little Box Challenge opens for submissions

Little Box Challenge opens for submissions

These days, if you’re an engineer, inventor or just a tinkerer with a garage, you don’t have to look far for a juicy opportunity: there are cash prize challenges dedicated to landing on the moon , building a self-driving car , cleaning the oceans , or inventing an extra-clever robot . Today, together with the IEEE , we’re adding one more: shrinking a big box into a little box.

Truck Driver Charged in Fatal I-55 Chain Reaction Crash

Truck Driver Charged in Fatal I-55 Chain Reaction Crash

Interstate 55 in the southern suburbs is open again after two deadly crashes just minutes apart. Five people were killed, including four women who died after a semi rear-ended their cars.

"Slender Man" Stabbing Victim Receives Military Purple Heart

"Slender Man" Stabbing Victim Receives Military Purple Heart

The parents of a young Wisconsin girl stabbed 19 times, allegedly by classmates, say someone has anonymously sent the girl a very special gift: a card and a military purple heart. The card simply read: ”The only heart I could find — be strong.” “Our family continues to be so moved by the prayers, well wishes, packages, financial support and purple hearts from around the world,” the family said in a statement.

State Law Loophole Creates Safety Concerns for Juvenile Shelters

State Law Loophole Creates Safety Concerns for Juvenile Shelters

A state-funded facility meant to keep troubled youth safe is allowing kids to leave the facility all hours of the night, and the state says there is nothing it can do about it, NBC 5 Investigates has found. It’s happening at Aunt Martha’s short-term shelter in Bronzville.

Chicago Cabbies Seek Fare Increase

Chicago Cabbies Seek Fare Increase

Struggling Chicago cab drivers released a plan Monday aimed to put more money in their pockets. NBC 5′s Charlie Wojciechowski reports.

I-55 Crash Scene Notorious For Accidents

I-55 Crash Scene Notorious For Accidents

58 accidents reported near Elwood area over the past year. NBC 5′s Phil Rogers reports.

Opinion: Prison Sentencing Reform Could Stem Gun Violence

Opinion: Prison Sentencing Reform Could Stem Gun Violence

As NBC Chicago previously reported , in devastating detail, at least 40 people were shot over the weekend resulting in four fatalities. Among the victims:  11-year-old Shamiya Adams , who died after being struck by a stray bullet that pierced a bedroom window in a West Side home where she was attending a sleepover party.

Bulls Sign Hinrich to 2-Year Deal

Bulls Sign Hinrich to 2-Year Deal

getty images Kirk Hinrich hits the floor in an attempt to grab a loose ball. The Chicago Bulls have made some big changes this summer as they try to beef up their roster and make a run at the Eastern Conference crown.

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