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Ikea Announces Plans for First Wisconsin Location

Ikea Announces Plans for First Wisconsin Location

Ikea has announced plans to open its first store in Wisconsin, expanding the retailer’s presence in the Midwest. The company submitted plans Thursday for a location in Oak Creek, about 12 miles south of Milwaukee.

Chicago the Center of the Baseball Universe Thursday

Chicago the Center of the Baseball Universe Thursday

Any questions about Chicago’s status as the center of the baseball universe will be put to rest on Thursday night as four first place teams take the field in the Windy City. On the South Side, the American League Central-leading Chicago White Sox will wrap up a series with the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox.

Passenger Rescues Woman Hit by CTA Red Line Train

Passenger Rescues Woman Hit by CTA Red Line Train

A woman trapped under a Chicago Transit Authority Red Line train was rescued Wednesday afternoon after another rider jumped into action. Anthony Ponce reports.

Former Blago Fundraiser Released From Halfway House: Atty.

Former Blago Fundraiser Released From Halfway House: Atty.

Tony Rezko, a past fundraiser and adviser to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, was released from federal prison to a halfway house Tuesday.

Thieves Target Magnificent Mile Department Store in Broad Daylight

Thieves Target Magnificent Mile Department Store in Broad Daylight

A group of thieves targeted the Michigan Ave Neiman Marcus Thursday morning, stealing merchandise in broad daylight. Katie Kim reports (Published 48 minutes ago) A group of thieves targeted the Michigan Ave Neiman Marcus Thursday morning, stealing merchandise in broad daylight.  The brazen crime occurred just before 11:30 a.m., when four men entered the Magnificent Mile department store and rushed the Chanel purse counter, according to a spokesperson for Neiman Marcus.  “They refused help from the associates, then grabbed twelve handbags from the shelves and ripped them from the attached cables,” a statement from the company reads.

1 Dead in 4-Vehicle Crash on I-55 Near Pontiac

1 Dead in 4-Vehicle Crash on I-55 Near Pontiac

A four-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 near Pontiac left one person dead Thursday afternoon. A vehicle traveling south on I-55 crossed a center median and hit another vehicle head on around 4:30 p.m., authorities said.

Woman Shot in Home Invasion on Chicago’s SW Side

Woman Shot in Home Invasion on Chicago’s SW Side

A woman was seriously injured in a shooting during a break-in in Chicago’s West Lawn neighborhood, police said. Three men forcibly entered the basement of a home in the 5900 block of South Kenneth Avenue by kicking in a door.

Social Service Coalition Sues Rauner for Unpaid Bills

Social Service Coalition Sues Rauner for Unpaid Bills

A group of Illinois-based human and social service agencies and companies filed a lawsuit against Gov. Bruce Rauner and members of his administration Wednesday seeking payment for over $100 million in work performed since the beginning of the state’s ongoing budget impasse.

Cinco de Mayo: Ultimate Guide to Chicago-Area Deals and Discounts

Cinco de Mayo: Ultimate Guide to Chicago-Area Deals and Discounts

The party starts early Thursday for Cinco de Mayo, and there are a ton of Chicago-area bars and businesses ready to celebrate with food and drink specials:   Big Star (1531 N Damen Ave.): Free breakfast tacos from 9 to 11 a.m., one per person while supplies last. Taco Joint (1969 N Halsted St.; 158 W Ontario St.): $5 off bottles of Taco Joint margaritas, $5 Beer ‘N’ Shot Specials (Modelo Especial Can & Shot of El Jimador Blanco Tequila.

Murder Suspect Still on Run After Chase Ends in Crash

Murder Suspect Still on Run After Chase Ends in Crash

A murder suspect is still on the run after a police chase that stretched from Chicago’s western suburbs to the city Wednesday night.  The suspect managed to escape authorities after the pursuit ended with the stolen vehicle crashing into a garden apartment.  At 9:43 p.m. Illinois State Police started chasing the driver, accused of drug-induced homicide, eastbound on the Eisenhower in suburban Lombard.  Just after 9:50 p.m.

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