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2 Chicago Firefighters Overcome Blood Cancer

2 Chicago Firefighters Overcome Blood Cancer

unable to retrieve full-text content Two Chicago firefighters both diagnosed with a form of blood cancer. Now they say they have beaten their disease — and have their doctor to thank.

Another Man Exonerated in Wave of Cook County Cases Reexamined

Another Man Exonerated in Wave of Cook County Cases Reexamined

Justice Tuesday for a Chicago man who served two decades behind bars. He is part of a recent wave of exonerations coming from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.

Chicago School Needs Computers For Technology Program

Chicago School Needs Computers For Technology Program

A local school is facing a unique challenge. It received a grant for a new technology program – but doesn’t have any computers to run it.

Tragic Photos Show Remains of Home After Fire Leaves 6 Dead

Tragic Photos Show Remains of Home After Fire Leaves 6 Dead

Four children and two adults from the same family died in a house fire early Tuesday in rural northern Illinois, according to the local sheriff. Authorities received a 911 call just after midnight reporting smoke in the basement of a home outside Dixon in the unincorporated community of Lost Nation, according to the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office.

Zach Miller Tweets After Leaving Hospital

Zach Miller Tweets After Leaving Hospital

Zach Miller  tweeted that he has finally left the hospital and is home, weeks after the  Chicago Bears  tight end suffered a catastrophic injury that almost cost him his leg.  “Freedom!!!! Guess who’s home!?!?” Miller tweeted, followed by the hashtag #DayByDay.  Miller suffered a dislocated knee after catching a ball in the Bears’ game against New Orleans and was rushed to a local hospital after medical personnel determined that he had torn an artery in his knee. After undergoing surgery, doctors were able to restore blood flow and save Miller’s leg, although the fate of his NFL career is still very much up in the air.

Cubs, White Sox Unveil 2018 Spring Training Schedules

Cubs, White Sox Unveil 2018 Spring Training Schedules

For baseball fans anxiously awaiting the start of next season, this should get you excited.  The Chicago Cubs and White Sox have both announced their spring training schedules for next year.  The 2018 Cactus League season is slated to begin Feb. 23 for both teams.  The Cubs will start by playing the Milwaukee Brewers in Maryvale and host their Sloan Park opener the next day against the Texas Rangers.  The Sox first play at Camelback Ranch in Glendale against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who they share the stadium with.

Fairley, Emanuel Butt Heads Over City’s 2018 Funding of COPA

Fairley, Emanuel Butt Heads Over City’s 2018 Funding of COPA

The head of Chicago’s new police oversight agency Sharon Fairley “is definitely considering a run for Attorney General,” a spokeswoman for the Civilian Office of Police Accountability said Monday. Fairley was appointed in 2016 to serve as the first chief administrator of COPA, a role she assumed when the office officially opened on Sept.

Mazeski Gets Endorsement From EMILY’s List

Mazeski Gets Endorsement From EMILY’s List

With 10 candidates vying in the Democratic primary to face Congressman Peter Roskam, EMILY’s List is endorsing Kelly Mazeski. EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock said Mazeski’s “experience and perspective is exactly the change that Chicagoland families deserve in Congress — and EMILY’s List is proud to stand with her.” EMILY’s List is the nation’s largest resource for women in politics.

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