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Cops: Off-duty sergeant fatally shoots teen during robbery

By Deanese Williams-Harris and Jeremy GornerTribune reporters8:59 a.m. CST, February 11, 2014 A gun pointed at his gut, the off-duty sheriff’s sergeant digs through his pockets with his left hand, fumbling for money, as the three robbers surround him at the Far South Side gas station. The sergeant is surer with his right hand, quickly drawing his own gun and firing ...

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Trooper hurt in crash that killed worker sues trucker, company

By Meredith RodriguezTribune reporter9:07 p.m. CST, February 10, 2014 The Illinois state trooper injured last month after a semitrailer plowed into emergency vehicles along Interstate 88, killing an Illinois Tollway worker, filed a lawsuit Monday against the truck driver and the company that employed him. Trooper Douglas Balder and his wife, Kimberli Balder, are both named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit ...

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7 displaced by extra-alarm fire on Far North Side

Chicago Tribune: “Seven people were displaced by an extra-alarm fire in West Rogers Park this afternoon, authorities said. No one was injured in the 2-11 alarm fire in the 6900 block of North Oakley Avenue that started a little after 1 p.m., fire officials on the scene said. Firefighters had to deal with a frozen hydrant on arrival, but were ...

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Beloit Fire Department extinguishes two blazes

Submitted by Channel3000 Web Staff Friday, February 7th, 2014, 7:11am “Beloit firefighters have been called out to battle two blazes at homes in the city over the past 24 hours. The first fire happened in the 1800 block of Arrowhead drive Thursday morning. Fire officials said that fire happened after a bathroom ceiling heat lamp overheated, ignitiing insulation materials in the ...

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2 killed when car hits pole on I-90 at Barrington

  Chicago Tribune: CST, February 9, 2014 “Two people were killed when their car veered off the Jane Addams Tollway at Barrington and struck a light pole this morning, according to Illinois State Police. The car, a silver Toyota Corolla, was headed west on Interstate 90 when the driver lost control and left the road, striking the pole at Barrington Road ...

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1 dead, at least 1 injured in Antioch crash

  By Joe ShumanSpecial to the Tribune2:04 p.m. CST, February 9, 2014 One person was killed and at least one injured in a two-vehicle crash in far north suburban Antioch this morning, authorities said. The crash near Illinois Route 173 and Eagle Ridge Drive in Antioch took place about 10:30 a.m., police said. One person was killed and at least one ...

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Barefoot girl rescued from ice near Montrose Harbor

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) – A girl with autism was rescued from Lake Michigan after walking down an embankment without wearing any shoes and onto the ice near Montrose Harbor Sunday morning. The 13-year-old girl’s mother called for help about 10:45 a.m. from the 4200 block of North Lake Shore Drive, where the girl had broken away from her mother, ...

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Carol Stream family suing village, paramedic over 2012 death

By Daily Herald Josh Welge A Carol Stream family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Friday against the village and a former paramedic, claiming negligence in the choking death of an 81-year-old woman. The lawsuit claims that on Aug. 25, 2012, the village “willfully and wantonly breached its duty” when Carol Stream Fire Protection District paramedic Carey Zabran, who is no longer ...

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San Fransisco loses two Brothers in just eight days

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Breaking news: Ceiling falls on three people at Logan Square Music Hall

BREAKING NEWS: Three people were hurt when a portion of the ceiling fell on them during a concert at Logan Square’s Concord Music Hall early Saturday morning. The venue is located in the 2400 block of North Milwaukee. The band, Datsik was on stage at the time and their performance was cut short by the mishap. Police say none of ...

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