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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.

Emanuel Gets Labor Union Love

Emanuel Gets Labor Union Love

Mayor Helps Break Ground on Wolf Point West Luxury rental units, office, retail space and possibly a hotel planned for development. More Photos and Videos Not every Chicago labor union is coalescing behind prospective mayoral candidate Karen Lewis.

Man Describes Finding Girl Shot by Stray Bullet

Man Describes Finding Girl Shot by Stray Bullet

Community pleads for information leading to arrest of Shmiya Adams. NBC 5′s Susan Carlson reports.

Baby Orangutan Finds Loving Surrogate Mom

Baby Orangutan Finds Loving Surrogate Mom

YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN… A 6 month old orangutan that was rejected by its mother and again by a surrogate, has found someone to raise him.  Kecil, a 6-month-old orangutan, has been bonding for nearly a month with his surrogate mom, Maggie, at the Brookfield Zoo in the suburbs of Chicago.

PHOTOS: Baby Orangutan Finds Loving Surrogate Mom

PHOTOS: Baby Orangutan Finds Loving Surrogate Mom

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Chicago Elections: Working Families Party Wants to Invade City Council

Chicago Elections: Working Families Party Wants to Invade City Council

The progressive group that helped elect New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is shifting its focus to Chicago ahead of a mayoral race that could see Rahm Emanuel battling union leader-activist Karen Lewis. The Working Families Party , aka WFP, is eyeing the Windy City after successful campaigns in New York, Seattle and Bridgeport, Conn., and the movement has passed along its strategy to Grassroots Illinois Action and other community-centric organizations as part of a collaborative effort to install progressive aldermen — and perhaps a future mayor — inside City Council.

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