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Sheriff wants to fire 9 employees after inmate assaulted at courthouse

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart wants to fire nine employees after a female detainee was sexually assaulted by two male detainees in a courthouse lockup.

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Man gets 6 years for trying to pay for sex with woman’s teen daughters

A Pennsylvania man who gave a woman $200 to have sex with her 14- and 15-year-old daughters in Aurora will be spending the next six years in prison.

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Fugitive former sheriff’s deputy wanted in two counties captured

Lowell "Max" Ambler, 46, a former LaSalle County sheriff's deputy, was peacefully taken into custody about 8:45 a.m. in Earlville.

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Three arrested after being seen throwing pot plants out of Gary window

Three Gary residents suspected of running a pot-growing operation were caught after being seen throwing marijuana out of the window of their home.

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Body cam video shows cop shooting at actor during movie filming at bar

It wasn’t in the script, but a real police officer fired his gun at an actor portraying an armed robber during a movie filming last week at a bar.

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Oswego teen returning from golf tournament killed in Kane County crash

For an unknown reason, the Mazda crossed the center line and collided head-on with a Jeep Compass that was traveling west.

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Two young boys hurt when school bus causes 5-vehicle crash in Niles

Two young boys were injured in a multi-vehicle accident Monday morning in north suburban Niles caused by a school bus driver who did not yield.

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Record-setting heat wave continues, but big change coming Wednesday

When the temperature hit 91 degrees Fahrenheit at O'Hare on Tuesday afternoon, it marked the seventh consecutive day of record high temperatures.

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Chicago one of the hottest places on the globe, literally

So you love to travel where the heat is? For the last several days, that place has been Chicago, one of the hottest places in the world, literally.

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Teens who crashed stolen car into pond arrested buying dry clothing

Two teenagers who stole a car and crashed into a pond were arrested trying to buy dry clothing at a Walmart with a stolen credit card, police said.