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CHICAGO –  An Illinois appellate court threw out the murder conviction of a man who’s been imprisoned for 24 years. Shawn Whirl said he was tortured by a detective who worked under former disgraced Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge. Whirl was facing the…

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Parents in Illinois citing religious objections in refusing to have their children immunized will have to get a doctor’s signature confirming they’ve been informed of the risks. A bill signed into law this month requires parents of…

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A woman in Florida with a drinking problem apparently taught her 4-year-old son how to use a breathalyzer to get her car started. April King was jailed Sunday after police were called to a parking lot outside a bar in the town of Apopka; her son was in…

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MINEOLA, N.Y. — Dawn Ardolino Policastro and Allison Ardolino Dinkelacker are twins and have a special bond, but now it is even more special. Allison had her first child in 2009 after she was diagnosed with stage-3 breast cancer. She was 10 weeks early,…

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A man’s audition video for the Miami Heat Dance Team to Beyonce’s “Run The World” has gone viral. 28-year-old Keith Wilson failed to make the all-female dance this year, but his moves are beyond impressive. Keith joined talked to WGN Morning News all…

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A Florida couple is accused of forcing a 13-year-old girl to become their sex slave. Rob and Marie Johnson of Port St. Lucie were arrested Tuesday on sexual assault charges. Port St. Lucie Police say the young teen was sent to live…

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STUART, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida man living under a false name faces charges of killing his girlfriend in Chicago 37 years ago. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office reports that 57-year-old Alvaro Flores was arrested Tuesday by detectives from the…

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CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools students are once again getting free rides on city buses and trains on the first day of school. The Chicago Transit Authority announced Wednesday it will offer its “First Day, Free Rides” program for the fifth straight…

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TIANJIN, China — China’s official Xinhua News agency says 12 firefighters are among the 44 people killed in massive explosions at a warehouse in the port city of Tianjin . The blasts rocked the city late Wednesday, blowing out the windows of high-rise…

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HAMBURG, NY — The rape investigation of Patrick Kane has led to a few more reported details. The woman’s friends are telling The Buffalo News when Patrick Kane invited her and friend back to his house she didn`t want to go, but she went because her friend…
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