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A violent sex offender was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to charges of attempted murder in connection with a 2012 attack on an employee of a flower shop in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Alexander Hampton, 26, pleaded guilty to the Feb.
NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 • Updated at 6:54 AM CDT A car was pulled from a swimming pool in northwest suburban Barrington Hills early Thursday morning. A man, thought to be in his 20s, drove the vehicle into the pool of a home on the 0-100 block of Longmeadow Court at about 4 a.m., according to Barrington Hills police.
7/30/2014: Slain cop’s son discovers dad’s killer coaching youth baseball, pressures board to resign. NBC 5′s Lauren Jiggetts reports.
Cutler, Trestman on Same Page for Upcoming Season If Jay Cutler and Marc Trestman are to be believed, good things are in store for the Chicago Bears offense in the 2014 season. Trestman Previews Bears Training Camp Bears Coach Marc Trestman talks about the importance of competiveness ahead of training camp in Bourbonnais.
Kathy Cummings’ front garden stands out on her street. Her wildflowers include edible herbs and medicinal native plants.
A body that washed ashore in Whiting, Indiana Monday has been identified as a man who disappeared in a boating accident on Lake Michigan in May. An autopsy performed Wednesday identified the man as 30-year-old Orest Sopka, of Chicago, according to a release from the Lake County Coroner.
7/29/2014: Joey Mathews wants Babe Ruth League board members dismissed and changes to be made in bylaws. NBC 5′s Regina Waldroup reports.
CHI Chicago City Council Poised… Copy Close Link to this video http://www.nbcchicago.com/video/#!/blogs/ward-room/Chicago-City-Council-Poised-to-Increase-Phone-Tax/269151331 Copy Close Embed this video Replay 7/29/2014: Phone surcharge will increase from $2.50 a month to $3.90.
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CHI Water Tower Plaza To Be Renamed… Copy Close Link to this video http://www.nbcchicago.com/video/#!/blogs/ward-room/Water-Tower-Plaza-To-Be-Renamed-for-Jane-Byrne/269117711 Copy Close Embed this video Replay 7/29/2014: Jane Byrne served as Chicago mayor from 1979 to 1983, but unlike mayors before her, no city parks or buildings bear her name.