32 injured in Chicago train derailment

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Thirty-two people were injured — none seriously — when an eight-car Chicago Transit Authority train continued through the end of the platform and struck the escalators leading to the terminals at O’Hare International Airport early Monday morning.

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'It's unreal': Man finds dog alive in rubble left by tornado

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When a devastating tornado hit Jon Byler Dann’s Illinois home on Sunday, ripping it apart, he and his four children were lucky to survive nearly unscathed.

But they were heartbroken by the feeling they’d lost their family pet, a dog named Maggie, who had gone missing in the chaos.

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Illinois tornado survivor: ‘I found pieces of my house 100 yards northeast of me’

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Scott Gundy, whose Washington, Ill., home was shredded by a tornado Sunday, said he “got the most important thing out” — pictures and videos of his kids.

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Illinois lawmakers approve same-sex marriage in key vote

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The Illinois House of Representatives approved a bill on Tuesday to allow gays and lesbians to marry in the Land of Lincoln, capping a months-long wait for a vote on the legislation while same-sex marriage advocates worked on getting the support needed to pass the measure.

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Boy, 3, among 13 victims shot near Chicago basketball court

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Thirteen people, including a 3-year-old boy, were wounded by a flurry of gunfire in a Chicago park late Thursday, the latest round in the city’s ongoing fight with gun violence.

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12 dead, 60 wounded in Chicago holiday violence

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Twelve men were killed and at least 60 other people were wounded in shootings throughout Chicago during the holiday weekend, including eight people who were shot in a West Side attack Saturday.

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39 shot in wave of Chicago weekend violence

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Seven people were killed and at least 41 others were shot in violence that plagued Chicago over Father’s Day weekend.

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Lightning strikes the Willis Tower in Chicago

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Tornado watches and warnings stretched over the Midwest on Wednesday night as a massive storm system menaced the biggest cities of the Midwest, pushing tornadoes, extraordinary winds and heavy rain — and perhaps even a derecho, an explosive wind pattern that’s like a hurricane on land.

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Chicago vows to cut violence this summer

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A half-dozen people were shot and killed in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend. Despite the city’s downward trend in gun deaths, the number underscores the challenges officers face in the hot months ahead.

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6 dead, 17 wounded in holiday weekend violence

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With Memorial Day celebrations underway, Chicago’s violence has spiked as six people were killed and at least 17 others were injured in shootings across the city.

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Chicago school closings largest ever

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After months of heated argument Chicago’s school board has decided to close 49-elementary school and one high school—The biggest mass public school closing ever in this country. Now thousands of families are looking at the prospect of sending small children out of their neighborhoods to unfamiliar schools, something the city maintains, can’t be helped.

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Man Finds $4.85 Million Lotto Ticket in Cookie Jar

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A Chicago-area man is thankful he got caught with his hand in the cookie jar — it turned him into a millionaire.

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Grad accepts diploma with cap-and-gown clad service dog

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Service dog Hero goes everywhere with his owner Bridget Evans, from classrooms, to movie theaters, to doctor’s appointments. He’s been there for moments of joy and sadness both. And he was by her side on Saturday, clad in his own royal blue cap and gown, when Evans made her way across the podium to accept her diploma from graduate school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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10-year-old boy among victims as more than 20 shot on one Chicago day

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A 10-year-old boy was shot Wednesday in Chicago toward the end of a day that saw at least three people slain and 20 others wounded, police and local media said.

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