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Lake County Reports West Nile Virus in Mosquitoes

Lake County Reports West Nile Virus in Mosquitoes

Just one day after the first confirmed case of West Nile virus in Illinois this summer  was reported in Will County , mosquitoes tested in Lake County have also tested positive for the disease. That news came from the Lake County Health Department, which announced that a batch of mosquitoes tested positive for the virus on July 14.

Rauner Threatens to Call Special Session, Report Says

Rauner Threatens to Call Special Session, Report Says

State lawmakers have yet to pass Senate Bill 1, which would fund public schools, and Governor Bruce Rauner is apparently ratcheting up the pressure on the legislature to do so. According to the Chicago Tribune , Rauner has demanded that lawmakers get SB-1 onto his desk by noon Monday, or he will call them back to the Capitol for another special session.

Officer Shot During Confrontation on Chicago’s South Side

Officer Shot During Confrontation on Chicago’s South Side

A Chicago police officer was shot during a confrontation Friday afternoon on the city’s South Side, according to police.  The shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. near 46th and South Ashland Avenue in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, according to police.

Rauner Claims He Didn’t Interview Fired ‘Body Man’

Rauner Claims He Didn’t Interview Fired ‘Body Man’

A week after an aide to Gov. Bruce Rauner was fired over “unacceptable tweets” found on his Twitter page, Rauner said he never interviewed him.

Judge Again Extends Temporary Order Blocking Soda Tax

Judge Again Extends Temporary Order Blocking Soda Tax

The temporary court order banning Cook County’s controversial sugary beverage tax was once again challenged in court today, and NBC 5’s Charlie Wojciechowski has all the latest on the measure’s status. (Published 2 hours ago) A judge on Friday again extended a temporary restraining order blocking Cook County’s proposed tax on sugary beverages.

Woman Charged After Dog Dies in Hot Car at Suburban Mall

Woman Charged After Dog Dies in Hot Car at Suburban Mall

A woman has been charged with animal cruelty after her dog died in a hot car while she shopped inside a west suburban mall this week. Police said they were called to Oakbrook Center Mall Thursday evening for a report of a dog locked inside a white Mercedes.

Your Storm Pictures: July 21

Your Storm Pictures: July 21

unable to retrieve full-text content With the stormy weather on July 2, check out the pictures captured by local viewers. Photo Credit: Bridget Minogue

Streamwood Warehouse Damaged by Storms

Streamwood Warehouse Damaged by Storms

WATCH LIVE America’s Got Talent The contestants have one last chance to impress the judges; guest judge Chris Hardwick. NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox A business was damaged by storms in Streamwood on Friday night, and Sky 5 flew over the scene.

ComEd Prepares for Potential Power Outages

ComEd Prepares for Potential Power Outages

With severe weather threatening the Chicago-area, ComEd is preparing for potential outages throughout northern Illinois. According to a press release issued by the utility company, ComEd has activated its emergency response center, increased staffing, and is readying trucks and equipment to deal with outages should they occur.

Late Rally Pushes Cardinals Past Cubs

Late Rally Pushes Cardinals Past Cubs

Paul DeJong hit a tiebreaking two-run double in St. Louis’ nine-run eighth inning, and the Cardinals cooled off the Chicago Cubs with an 11-4 victory on Friday.

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