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Algonquin Founders’ Days Festival Canceled Amid Flooding

Algonquin Founders’ Days Festival Canceled Amid Flooding

Residents in northern Illinois have been hit hard by storms on Friday night, and NBC 5’s Natalie Martinez has all the latest information on the worst of the damage. (Published Friday, July 21, 2017) Amid record flooding, organizers on Saturday canceled the Algonquin Founders’ Days Festival scheduled for next weekend.  “As residents of Algonquin, we have worked tirelessly day and night, juggling work schedules and family lives while putting our heart and soul in attempting to pull together the best festival for our community,” a statement from event organizers read.  Your Storm Pictures: July 21 “It has come to the point that as a community, we all need to concentrate our efforts on the residents that are in most need of help,” the statement continued.

Man Charged With Alleged Sexual Assault of 15-Year-Old Girl

Man Charged With Alleged Sexual Assault of 15-Year-Old Girl

WATCH LIVE American Ninja Warrior Competitors tackle Razor’s Edge and I-Beam Gap; returning players include the “fantastic four.” NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox A Kane County man has been arrested and is facing felony charges after allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. 30-year-old Jose Salas Jr.

Police Warn of Apartment Scam in West Lawn Neighborhood

Police Warn of Apartment Scam in West Lawn Neighborhood

People searching for apartments in Chicago’s West Lawn neighborhood are being warned about a scam artist that has already taken money from at least four different people. In a community alert issued this week, Chicago Police say that a man has posted an ad for an apartment in the 6000 block of South Pulaski, and when victims give him their first month’s rent and a security deposit, he pockets the money and vanishes, as the property is not for rent.

Pokémon Go Fest Attendees Refunded as Glitches Plague Event

Pokémon Go Fest Attendees Refunded as Glitches Plague Event

Thousands of people descended on Chicago Saturday for Pokémon Go Fest – an event that was billed as a celebration of the smartphone game’s first year but instead became a debacle plagued by massive lines and connectivity issues. Organized by the game’s developer, Niantic, the all-day festival in Grant Park was the company’s first official live event for players of the augmented reality game.

Two Chicago Teens Reported Missing

Two Chicago Teens Reported Missing

WATCH LIVE American Ninja Warrior Competitors tackle Razor’s Edge and I-Beam Gap; returning players include the “fantastic four.” NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox Two sisters are missing from Chicago’s Cragin neighborhood, Chicago Police said Saturday. The sisters, 13-year-old Kary Jimenez and 15-year-old Fatima Jimenez, went missing in the 4900 block of West George Street in Chicago on Saturday, police said.

Ice Cube Puts His Own Touch On ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’

Ice Cube Puts His Own Touch On ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’

WATCH LIVE Dateline NBC A couple’s complicated past is revealed when a man finds his wife stabbed to death in their home. NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox There have been some remarkable renditions of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” over the years, but on Saturday, a famous recording artist may have taken things to a whole new level.  That recording artist is legendary rapper Ice Cube, and he stepped into the booth and delivered a version of the song that would have made Mike Ditka proud:  There are no official records that we can use to verify this, but Ice Cube’s rendition may be the fastest one ever delivered at the Friendly Confines.  The song did seem to motivate both teams, as the St.

90 Taken to Hospital After Chance the Rapper Concert

90 Taken to Hospital After Chance the Rapper Concert

In this July 7, 2017 file photo, Chance the Rapper performs on stage at the Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park, London. Police in Connecticut say more than 90 people were hospitalized during a concert featuring Chance the Rapper.

Chicago-Area Storms Cause Damage, Add to Flooding Concerns

Chicago-Area Storms Cause Damage, Add to Flooding Concerns

Residents in northern Illinois have been hit hard by storms on Friday night, and NBC 5’s Natalie Martinez has all the latest information on the worst of the damage. (Published Friday, July 21, 2017) A round of severe weather moved through the Chicago area Friday night, compounding concerns in parts of northern Illinois already battling major flooding.

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