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‘Dangerous’ animal rights protestor should remain locked up, feds say

An animal rights protestor who allegedly freed 2,000 mink from an Illinois fur farm is a “danger to the community” who should be kept locked up, federal prosecutors say.

Ex-city cop gets 4 1/2 month sentence for perjury

A former Chicago Police officer was sentenced to 4 1/2 months in jail Wednesday for lying that she was hit by a glass bottle in the face while driving to work on the South Side.

Ex-Chicago police commander getting out of prison

A former Chicago police commander serving a sentence for lying about the torture of suspects by officers under his command is getting out of prison.

Police investigate sexual assaults in Lincoln Park

Police are warning residents about a sexual assault that occurred last weekend in Lincoln Park on the North Side.

Burglars target two Crystal Lake homes

McHenry County authorities issued an alert Wednesday warning of two recent home burglaries in northwest suburban Crystal Lake.

Man with handgun arrested at Elgin water reclamation plant

Authorities are responding to a possible hostage situation Wednesday afternoon in northwest suburban Elgin.

Drug bust snares 22 defendants, $5 million cash

A heroin and cocaine ring that brought drugs into the U.S. from Mexico has been busted with 22 defendants arrested and $3.9 million in cash recovered from a home in north suburban Park Ridge.

Students taken to hospitals after pepper spray incident

An incident involving pepper spray led to some West Side high school students being taken to hospitals Wednesday morning.

Authorities in Elgin responding to possible hostage situation

Authorities are responding to a possible hostage situation Wednesday afternoon in northwest suburban Elgin.

GLAAD study: Gay depictions increase on TV

Television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday by the advocacy group GLAAD.

Joy Behar to debut a 1-woman show in New York

Joy Behar may have left “The View” but she's not finished offering her views on everything.

Death of 22-month-old Gary baby ruled homicide

The death of a 22-month-old baby Tuesday morning in northwest Indiana has been ruled a homicide.

Flights still canceled in Chicago after sabotage

Chicago Department of Aviation data show flights are still canceled at O’Hare International Airport after sabotage last week at a suburban air traffic control center.