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Lincoln Park man attacks man with hammer, met on a dating app, police say Cedric Johnson, 29, was arrested early Saturday morning in the Boystown neighborhood in connection to a hammer attack of a 47-year-old man he met on a dating app, according to police. Police said the victim saw Johnson hours later and called the police.

Phoenix police officer sweeps handcuffed man's leg, points gun at car with children: VIDEO The Phoenix Police Department has opened an investigation into how officers treated shoplifting suspects after a witness provided video showing one of the officers sweeping the leg of a handcuffed man as another points his gun at a car with kids inside.

New picture of baby Archie for Father's Day shows royal baby in Prince Harry's arms The sepia-toned photo, posted Sunday on the royal couple's Instagram feed, shows the baby cradled in Harry's arms and clutching his father's finger. The post is captioned: "Happy Father's Day!

Illinois Officials Issue Warning Of Risks From Blue-Green Algae - Illinois officials are warning people who plan to recreate in lakes and rivers to be cautious about blue-green algae that can cause sickness or other health issues. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Public Health say water conditions are ideal for the algae growth.

Notre Dame celebrates 1st Mass since devastating April fire Exactly two months after the blaze engulfed the landmark Gothic building in the French capital, the service was celebrated by Paris Archbishop Michel Aupetit in a chapel behind the choir, a place confirmed by construction experts as safe.

Grant Park Music Festival 2019 begins, schedule released Performances are held Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion unless otherwise noted. Friday performances are repeated on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. also at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion unless otherwise noted. The full schedule of the festival is as follows:Wednesday, June 12: Tchaikovsky Symphony No.

Celebrate Father's Day at the 21st Annual Ribfest Chicago Ribfest Chicago serves up 50,000 pounds of BBQ in 25 hours of food, fun, and music. The fest also includes Celebrity Judging and People's Choice competitions to award the prizes for Best Ribs. Attendees are encouraged to take a ballot at the festival gate to help decide who should take home the title.

The Latest: Hong Kong apologizes for handling of situation Hong Kong's China-backed government has apologized over the handling of politically charged legislation that sparked massive street protests over the past week.

Rosemary is pretty in the garden, delicious in the kitchen In much warmer climates than ours. it grows into a large evergreen shrub. In our Midwestern gardens, rosemary remains considerably smaller. Most varieties grow no more than 2 feet tall and wide. Here, it is either treated as an annual, sentenced to the compost bin at the end of the season, or brought inside to a sunny window for the winter.

Perfect Pet So, if you have a dog, cat, bird or fish - you get the idea - that makes your family complete - share a picture with us! Just post it to Stacey Baca's Facebook page or Mark Rivera's Facebook page. So, if you have a dog, cat, bird or fish - you get the idea - that makes your family complete - share a picture with us.

Tracking storms through afternoon hours - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois Happy Father's day, hopefully many enjoyed the mostly dry morning as thunderstorms are moving into SEMO and SIL. We will continue to see a chance for thunderstorms late this morning, and into the afternoon hours. The main threat with storms this afternoon will remain heavy rains, lightning, and locally strong winds.

Why crowded meetings and conference rooms make you so, so sleepy That stuffy, sweltering, smothering feeling? It's not just in your head, a fact underscored this week when an astronomer took a carbon dioxide monitor to an academic conference where 100 people were crammed into a stuffy lecture hall.

What to know before buying that dream vacation home in another country It allows owners to put down roots in a culture instead of being tourists. And, depending on the location, that second home can get you resident status or even a passport. But buying abroad also comes with risks. and almost definitely will complicate your finances.

The Best Amusement Parks In The Midwest USA And that means that the theme parks in the Midwest once again open their gates for thrill seekers to get their adrenaline fixes!

More children are swallowing dangerous objects than ever before There are many choking hazards in households that parents may not realize are a serious danger to their children. Recent research published in the journal "Pediatrics" revealed that the number of children under the age of 6 who ingest foreign objects has more doubled in two decades.

Meghan and Harry release Father's Day photo of baby Archie Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex have released a photograph of their 6-week-old son Archie for Father's Day. The sepia-toned photo, posted Sunday on the royal couple's Instagram feed, shows the baby cradled in Harry's arms and clutching his father's finger.

Pogba ready for 'new challenge' away from Manchester United France midfielder Paul Pogba says he is considering a move from Manchester United amid speculation over interest from Real Madrid and Juventus. Pogba said he feels ready for a "new challenge somewhere else" at a publicity event in Tokyo on Sunday. "For me, you know I've been here for three years in Manchester, it's been great," he said.

Severe weather churns up tornadoes in Indiana, Illinois Another round of tornadoes struck the central United States from North Dakota and Oklahoma to Indiana during the first part of the weekend. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center's reported a tornado in Rushville, Ind., that struck at 7:51 p.m.

Illinois Football: 3 biggest reasons the Illini need Mookie Cooper Here are the three biggest reasons the Illini need Mookie Cooper. Over the past few years, the Illini have hit a rough patch with their football team. That has spilled over into a lack of landing the big-time recruits. But things are changing in Champaign, and Illinois is starting to show the world that this coaching staff is here to stay.

News headlines for June 16 The Fraternal Order of Police slammed the "inflammatory and false allegations" they say Lightfoot has lobbed against the officers' union, most recently during the City Council meeting on Wednesday when she said she'd sit down for contract negotiations with the FOP "any time you're willing to move forward on reform and not block every single...

Family wants answers after wounded robbery suspect slips out of UNC Hospital - The family of an 11-year-old North Carolina boy who fended off a home intruder with a machete is demanding answers after the suspect walked out of the hospital Friday night. The ordeal started about 11 a.m. Friday, when a woman knocked on the door of a home off Yarborough Road in Mebane, according to local police.

Driscoll's limited edition rosé wine-flavored berries hitting store shelves Driscoll's has created rosÃ-flavored strawberries and raspberries, a new breed that they say look and tastes just like rosÃ. The blush berries are a limited edition offering from Driscoll's, pretty and pale pink in color. They say the fruit contain the sweetness of peaches with the aromas of a good dry rosà wine.

South suburbs water tests positive for lead, some residents warned against drinking The water company, Aqua Illinois, says recent test results show high levels of lead in the water.RELATED: Some south suburbs warned against drinking tap water due to presence of lead The water company, Aqua Illinois, says recent test results show high levels of lead in the water.

Rozner: Fathers, sons and a broken MLB pension There's something wrong with a system where ex-major league fathers are left out, but their sons who also played get a full pension.

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