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Man charged with arson in NW Side fire that injured firefighter, displaced 10

A man has been charged with arson for starting a fire that injured a firefighter and displaced at least 10 residents in the Logan Square neighborhood early Wednesday.

Cellphone app encourages kids to get good grades

Did your mom and dad ever give you cash or something you really wanted if you came home with an ‘A?’ Well, not all students have that opportunity and one Chicagoan is attempting to change that.

Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis are debating which candidate has the best plan to create jobs and improve the lives of Illinois residents.

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada’s Parliament

A gunman with a scarf over his face killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that rocked the building with the boom of gunfire and forced lawmakers to…

Suspect robs Chase Bank on Northwest Side

Someone robbed a Chase Bank branch Wednesday afternoon on the Northwest Side, just two hours after a woman robbed another Chase branch in Humboldt Park.

Man wanted for Sauk Village murder arrested in Georgia

A man sought in connection with a fatal shooting last month in the south suburbs is behind bars without bond after being arrested just north of Atlanta.

Prospect Heights man killed in motorcycle crash in Indiana

A northwest suburban man was killed Wednesday morning in a motorcycle crash involving a semi in southern Indiana.

Vice President Joe Biden stumps for Illinois Democrats

Vice President Joe Biden is pressing for Illinois voters to rally behind Democrats during the approaching election, calling each vote crucial to advancing the party’s progress in health care, education and women’s rights.

Alleged NW Indiana serial killer charged with second murder

A man police suspect of as many as seven murders in northwest Indiana has been charged with a second.

Reporter resigns following Bruce Rauner complaint

An Illinois political reporter says he’s resigned after being put on temporary leave when Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner’s campaign accused him of having a conflict of interest.

Chicago’s new Ebola response network gets 1st test

A child traveling from Liberia to O’Hare International Airport in Chicago will be tested for Ebola “out of an abundance of caution” in what officials say is part of an important first trial for the city’s new Ebola response system.

Some Cary students cannot go home because of police standoff

Students of a northwest suburban subdivision are being held at school as a police standoff continues with a man who barricaded himself in his house just after noon Wednesday.