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Woman who faked cancer gets 5 years for bilking man of $95K

Woman who faked cancer gets 5 years for cheating man of $95K

Pebbles Miller took gifts ranging from $400 to $45,000 for fake cancer treatment.

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Yo, college students: Here's some tips on riding the CTA

Yo, college students: Here's some tips on riding the CTA

College students, we've done the homework for you on how to ride the CTA.

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City politicians hitch wagon to Jackie Robinson Little League team

City politicians hitch wagon to Jackie Robinson Little League team

Chicago Democrats turned out for the celebration to earn some election-year cred.

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Cops: Girl, 17, missing from North Kenwood neighborhood

Cops: Girl, 17, missing from North Kenwood neighborhood

Police are asking for help finding a girl who went missing a week ago on the South Side.

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State Street construction starts next week

State Street construction starts next week

Motorists may want to avoid State Street in the Loop for the next month. A repaving project will take it down to one...

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Jackie Robinson T-shirts being offered for big bucks online

Jackie Robinson T-shirts being offered for big bucks online

Jackie Robinson West T-shirts that originally sold for $20 are going for $61 online.

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No bomb found after Southwest Side threat shuts intersection

No bomb found after Southwest Side threat shuts intersection

The Ashburn neighborhood intersection was shut down Wednesday morning at 9:18 a.m.

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Police officers hurt at South Side disturbance

Police officers hurt at South Side disturbance

Eight people are in custody after a disturbance in the Avalon Park neighborhood, police said.

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University of Illinois Hospital nurses vote to authorize strike

93 percent voted to strike if the West Side hospital won't come to terms on a new contract.

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Chicago Public Schools reports graduation rate up

Chicago Public Schools reports graduation rate up

CPS officials said the 2013-14 rate "represents the largest two-year increase in district history."

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New lawyer appointed for teen held in death of mom in Bali

New lawyer appointed for teen held in death of mom in Bali

Chicago teen Heather Mack, 18, has hired a new Indonesian lawyer, her police-appointed attorney said.

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Lawsuit: Men were kicked out of cab after kiss

Lawsuit: Men were kicked out of cab after kiss

The two men were traveling from O'Hare to Lakeview when the taxi driver stopped the car.

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Chicago SRO legal battle infested with bedbugs

Chicago SRO legal battle infested with bedbugs

Chicago SRO legal battle infested with bedbugs

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1 dead, 3 injured in shootings on South, West sides

1 dead, 3 injured in shootings on South, West sides

A 19 year old, now in critical condition, and a 27 year old, now in stable condition, were shot.

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Emanuel says $13 an hour minimum wage in Chicago no matter what state does

Emanuel says $13 an hour minimum wage in Chicago no matter what state does

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will push city aldermen to adopt the hike.

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Chicago native suspected of fighting with Islamic State is killed

Chicago native suspected of fighting with Islamic State is killed

The National Security Council has confirmed that Douglas McAuthur McCain has died.

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Through Monday, riders can transfer the balance on their old CTA cards to Ventra

Through Monday, riders can transfer the balance on their old CTA cards to Ventra

Riders have only a few days left to transfer the balances on their old CTA fare cards to their Ventra cards.

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Chicago veterinarian named America's Favorite Veterinarian finalist

Chicago veterinarian named America's Favorite Veterinarian finalist

Dr. Natalie Marks of Blum Animal Hospital in Lakeview doesn't just treat pets; she treats families.

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Man charged in Humboldt Park pedestrian crash death

Man charged in Humboldt Park pedestrian crash death

A man allegedly struck a pedestrian at North and Washtenaw avenues in Wicker Park while under the influence.

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Grassroots group announces it has registered 25,000 new voters

Grassroots group announces it has registered 25,000 new voters

The coalition is affiliated with the Chicago Teachers Union and groups opposed to many of Emanuel's policies.

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4 shot outside Pizza Hut: 'I heard a bunch of gunshots, people screaming'

4 shot outside Pizza Hut

The drive-by shooting happened Monday night on the South Side.

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Passenger feud over reclining seat leads to unscheduled landing

Plane makes unscheduled O'Hare landing after passenger feud

A woman threw water at a man who tried to restrict her seat with Knee Defender gadget.

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Chicago police investigating reported child abduction

Chicago police investigating reported child abduction

A girl, 11, reportedly escaped a kidnapper but spotted another girl duct-taped in the back of a van on the South Side.

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Bear, wolf, cougar added to state protected list

Bear, wolf, cougar added to state's protected list

The predators now have the same rights as squirrels and opossoms.

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Judges ask pointed questions about same-sex marriage bans in Wis., Ind.

Chicago federal courtroom reviews Wisconsin, Indiana same-sex marriage bans

Gay marriage is now legal in Illinois, but attorneys will argue for the right in neighboring states as well.

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Man accused of setting off sprinklers, flooding jail cell

Man accused of setting off sprinklers, flooding jail cell

Man accused of setting off sprinklers, flooding jail cell.

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Biden, Emanuel, Quinn call for minimum wage hike

Biden, Emanuel, Quinn call for minimum wage hike

The three politicians met behind closed doors Monday and briefly appeared for cameras afterward.

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Storms cool things off during one of summer's muggiest days

Storms cool things off during one of summer's muggiest days

But actually. Heat and humidity will cause the heat index to rise to as high as 105 degrees in some areas.

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Chicago releases Jackie Robinson West parade details

Chicago celebrates: Jackie Robinson West parade details

The parade will start on the far South Side and wind its way to Millennium Park.

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Watchdog takes shot at Emanuel over funding

Watchdog takes shot at Emanuel over funding

Legislative inspector general criticizes mayor for less funding for ethics oversight.

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