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New EPA data reveals cancer-causing chemical still present near Sterigenics. New EPA data reveals cancer-causing chemical still present near Sterigenics.
WILLOWBROOK, Ill. (WLS) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released new information Friday regarding air samples taken in mid-November near Sterigenics, a Willowbrook-based medical supply sanitization plant. Residents sounded the alarm about the plant's emissions of ethylene oxide, a chemical used in the sterilization process that can cause cancer. Elevated levels of ethylene oxide we...
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Snowstorm batters parts of Midwest, 100s of flights canceled. Snowstorm batters parts of Midwest, 100s of flights canceled.
CHICAGO (AP) — A wintry storm is battering much of the Midwest early Monday, bringing blizzard-like conditions that have grounded hundreds of flights and closed major highways at the end of the Thanksgiving weekend. The Chicago Department of Aviation reported early Monday that average departure delays at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport are 77 minutes, and the flight-tracking website Flig...
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Colliton takes over after Blackhawks fire Quenneville. Colliton takes over after Blackhawks fire Quenneville.
CHICAGO (AP) - Jeremy Colliton knows all about Joel Quenneville’s legacy with the Chicago Blackhawks. He thinks he knows what to do, too. “I have a huge amount of respect for Joel,” Colliton said. “Those are huge shoes to fill. I won’t try to fill them. I’ve got to be myself. And we’re different people, so I’ll bring different things to the table, different ideas to the table.” Chicago is...
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A thief tried to steal the Magna Carta, but a US tourist helped stop him. A thief tried to steal the Magna Carta, but a US tourist helped stop him.
LONDON — An American tourist from Louisiana helped stop a hammer-wielding thief who unsuccessfully tried to steal the Magna Carta at Salisbury Cathedral, working in tandem with a church employee to prevent the man from escaping. Matthew Delcambre, of New Iberia, Louisiana, told The Associated Press that he and his wife Alexis were sightseeing in the southwestern English city when a man tried to...
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Metra BNSF trains running again with 'extensive delays,' jamming morning commute. Metra BNSF trains running again with 'extensive delays,' jamming morning commute.
Trains were moving again in and out of Chicago on Metra’s BNSF commuter line Thursday morning, three hours after downed electrical wires and poles near west suburban Cicero halted all service, according to the transportation agency. As of 7:15 a.m. trains were moving, Metra announced on Twitter. But the agency announced “extensive delays” that will make the morning commute on Metra’s busiest li...
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14-year-old boy killed, 16-year-old wounded in attacks 14-year-old boy killed, 16-year-old wounded in attacks
A 14-year-old boy was killed and a 16-year-old was seriously wounded in attacks on the South Side of Chicago early Wednesday, according to police. Th 14-year-old was standing on the street in the 6700 block of South Winchester Avenue in West Englewood around 12:05 a.m. when someone fired from a white car, police said. He was hit in the head and pronounced dead at Holy Cross Hospital. His nam...
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Tickets on Sale Next Week for Museum Bringing Kusama ‘Infinity Room’ to Chicago Tickets on Sale Next Week for Museum Bringing Kusama ‘Infinity Room’ to Chicago
Tickets are set to go on sale next week for a still-mysterious pop-up museum that will host an installation by renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The pop-up, which calls itself the wndr museum, is scheduled to open in August and offer Chicago art aficionados and selfie enthusiasts a chance to see one of Kusama’s reality-bending “infinity rooms.” The piece, titled “Infinity Mirrored Room: Le...
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Company could call it quits on Chicago's dockless bike-sharing pilot over city's lock rules Company could call it quits on Chicago's dockless bike-sharing pilot over city's lock rules
At least one company could pack up its bicycles and walk away from Chicago’s test run of dockless bike-sharing over the city’s looming lock requirements. By July 1, dockless cycles must have locking equipment so they can be tethered to a bike rack, signpost or other fixed object — possibly a cable or some type of U-lock system that private cyclists use. The city’s Department of Transportation i...
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After Twitter beef, Chicago nonprofit no longer named for Kanye West's late mother After Twitter beef, Chicago nonprofit no longer named for Kanye West's late mother
In the wake of a high-profile battle on social media, the Chicago nonprofit named for Kanye West’s late mother has announced its new name: Art of Culture Inc. West was a founder of the nonprofit originally named Donda’s House. But recently co-founder Che “Rhymefest” Smith, the South Side rapper and activist, took to Twitter and accused West of neglecting the Chicago youth arts organization. Tur...
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Chicago's population down third year in a row — but we're still ahead of Houston: census Chicago's population down third year in a row — but we're still ahead of Houston: census
It’s no secret that there’s been a friendly competition brewing between Chicago and Houston in recent years, and just-released census figures may keep that going: As Chicago’s population declined for a third straight year, the Texas city’s head count has continued to climb. This week, the U.S. Census Bureau announced a new round of population estimates for cities across the country showing Chic...
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