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Chuck Pagano prepares for emotional return to Indianapolis "There are a lot more good in this world than bad." So when Pagano returns to Lucas Oil Stadium as the Bears' new defensive coordinator for Chicago's third preseason game on Saturday night, it's definitely more than just another game. It's so much more.

Former Bears first-round pick Kevin White released by Cardinals Former Chicago Bears WR Kevin White may be at the end of the road after being released by the Arizona Cardinals.

Family accuses Evanston Township High School of failing to protect students from sex abuse - A family is accusing Evanston Township High School officials of failing to protect students from two security guards who allegedly sexually abused students. Former student Jorie Sterling and her mother, Sophia, recently filed a federal lawsuit against District 202.

Bellwood ambulance fiasco: Deadly mix of cocaine, high speed, no seat belts That information is included in a newly-completed "Traffic Crash Reconstruction Report" prepared by Illinois State Police and obtained by the I-Team after an Open Records request. Investigators say the ambulance was going about 50 miles per hour when it slammed into G.J.

Chicago police officer shoots at possible burglary suspect in Hyde Park Police said at around 12:30 p.m. in the 5100-block of South Ingleside Avenue, an off-duty officer interrupted what appeared to be a burglary in progress. The officer identified himself as a police officer, thereby placing himself on-duty, and during the encounter with the suspect fired shots at him.

Governor JB Pritzker creates task force to tackle DNA processing backlog The I-Team reached out to Pritzker's office Wednesday, asking if anyone has been appointed to the task force, but has not yet gotten a response.

Trump revives suggestion he'd end birthright citizenship Citizens on American soil. Trump spoke to reporters as he departed the White House for a speech in Louisville, Kentucky. He said birthright citizenship was "frankly ridiculous." This isn't the first time Trump has claimed he'd do away with it - he said something similar in October.

Fans across US celebrate Sister Jean's 100th birthday Pritzker and fans across the U.S. celebrated the beloved nun's 100th birthday on Wednesday.HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISTER JEAN! "Being 100, God has been very good to me in keeping me as healthy as possible.

Reported illnesses among vapers reaches 150 possible cases - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois The number of breathing illnesses reported among people who vape is growing. Health officials are now looking into more than 150 possible cases in 16 states.

Dozens of vintage military vehicles traveling cross-country - 42 vehicles, from Jeeps to camo-covered semis, are driving across the U.S. to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Army's first transcontinental convoy in 1919.

Seahawks rookie draft class hit hard by injuries in camp None of the Seattle Seahawks' top three draft picks were on the practice field Wednesday. Wide receiver DK Metcalf had minor knee surgery and safety Marquise Blair was dealing with back spasms. The two second-rounders joined first-round selection L.J.

China trade war puts South Side CTA car manufacturer's future at risk The CRRC Siang America company in Hegewisch is the first passenger rail car manufacturing in the U.S. since Pullman decades ago. "When the trains come here they are literally nothing, and then when you build it, it's like, I did that, and I think that's pretty cool," said Liliana Maciel, CRRC employee.

Northern Illinois to have field level end zone bar at games this season Northern Illinois University is the latest college football program to announce that it will be selling alcohol during games this season. However, there is a pretty awesome twist. The program announced on Wednesday that it will open up Fatty's Pub and Grille at the field level of the south end zone 90 minutes before games this season.

Roscoe Village Group Aims to Bulk Up Surveillance Camera Network A year after the Roscoe Village Neighbors Association launched a privately funded system of surveillance cameras, the group says that footage from the system has captured more than a dozen crimes, and they're looking to expand the service's reach.

11-year-old cancer survivor donates lemonade stand proceeds to pediatric cancer research An 11-year-old Naperville boy who recently beat cancer donated money he raised through a lemonade stand back into pediatric cancer research.

Man posing as utility worker robs Northwest Indiana woman inside her home - A 79-year-old Indiana woman said a man posed as a utility worker to coerce his way inside her home and rob her. The victim, who asked not be identified out of fear, wasn't harmed in the robbery at her Lake Station home on Tuesday, but said she's still shaken.

New St. Charles bar aims to offer Mexico City ambiance if liquor license is granted Owners of a new bar proposed for downtown Saint Charles aim to mirror the authentic food, drinks and ambience of Mexico City. But city officials say they want to see a more refined business plan before considering granting a liquor license and late-night permit.

Brandon Morrow Done for Season, Theo Epstein Says The Chicago Cubs career of pitcher Brandon Morrow took yet another turn on Wednesday, as Theo Epstein revealed that the hurler suffered a setback in his injury rehab and will miss the remainder of the season.

D23 2019 Expo: Schedule and news for ultimate Disney fan event - This weekend, Disney lovers will come from far and wide for the D23 Expo, billed as the "largest Disney fan event in the world," to celebrate all things Disney.WHAT IS D23 EXPO? The three-day event kicks off on Friday, Aug. 23, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California just down the street from Disneyland.

After Reports of Dogs Becoming Ill Following Visit to Chicago Park, Authorities Investigate Chicago authorities are investigating reports of dogs becoming ill after visiting a park in the city. The Department of Animal Care and Control said it received reports that some dog owners in the Streeterville neighborhood say their pets have become ill after going to Olive Park, located just off the James W.

Rolling Meadows crafts backyard chicken regulations ahead of possible approval Rolling Meadows aldermen continue to refine rules and regulations to possibly allow chickens in backyards, while residents on both sides continue to debate if the egg-laying hens should be permitted at all. Most council members have expressed openness to allowing the feathered fowl.

Chicago AccuWeather: Mostly cloudy, scattered showers, storms Man accused of million-dollar scam using fake bar codes 'Ryan's Hope' lemonade stand raises money for cancer research California woman's notes detail plan to kill 2 daughters, police say Chicago and Suburban Cook Co.North SuburbsWest SuburbsSouth SuburbsNW Indiana WatchPhotosU.S.

Teen sues Fresno PD using body cam video of officer punching him multiple times You can see him bleeding," said attorney Nolan Kane.WATCH: Body camera footage captures the confrontation BODY CAM FOOTAGE: Several body cameras recorded the confrontation, which is now the subject of an internal affairs investigation. London Wallace had no gang connections and no criminal history.

Officer Fired Shots at Suspect in 'Possible Burglary' at Neighbor's Home: Police A police officer opened fire during a possible burglary at a neighbor's house in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. According to police, the officer confronted the burglary suspect at approximately 12:30 p.m. at a residence in the 5100 block of South Ingleside.

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