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No Deal On Wrigley Renovations Yet

(Chicago, IL)  --  There's still no deal on renovating Wrigley Field.  Staff from the mayor's office and executives from the Cubs met Monday to talk about proposed improvements to the historic ball park.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he believes an agreement can be reached.

Three Kids Sickened By Carbon Monoxide

(Chicago, IL)  --  Three children are recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning.  Police say the kids were sickened Monday by fumes from a car with a bad exhaust system.  They were taken to the hospital, but are expected to be okay.

Windows In 20 Vehicles Smashed

(Chicago, IL)  --  Police trying to figure out who smashed the windows of 20 vehicles late Sunday night into Monday morning.  Investigators say all of the damaged vehicles were in the 1300 block of South Wabash Avenue in the South Loop.  The driver-side and passenger-side windows were broken, but no items were taken.

Cubs Win On Opening Day

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Chicago Cubs are celebrating their Opening Day win in Pittsburg.  They beat the Pirates 3-to-1.  Jeff Samardzija threw eight shutout innings.

White Sox Win Season Opener

(Chicago, IL)  --  The White Sox are kicking off the 2013 baseball season with a winning record.  They beat the Kansas City Royals 1-to-0 Monday at U.S. Cellular Field.  Fans braved the cold temperatures, but it wasn't the coldest Opening Day for the White Sox.  The record was set on April 18th, 1907 when it was 38-degrees.

Emanuel Reports Drop In City's Homicides

(Chicago, IL)  --  Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivers some much-needed good news to the city of Chicago.  Emanuel says violence during the first quarter of 2013 has fallen sharply compared with a year ago.  In 2012, homicides in Chicago surpassed 500 for the year.  Through the first three-months of 2013, just 70 homicides were reported, down from 120 during the same period last year.

Elderly Woman Thought Missing Is Dead

(Chicago, IL)  --  Authorities say an elderly woman thought to have vanished from her home in the Gold Coast neighborhood is dead.  Police say 80-year-old Florence Benta was found yesterday unresponsive after she apparently fell down a trash chute.  Benta was a resident at the same 48-story building where a 16-year-old boy with Down syndrome and autism accidentally fell down a trash chute to his death about a year ago.    

Rogers Park Man Goes Missing

(Chicago, IL)  --  Chicago police are actively searching for a man from Rogers Park who seems to have disappeared.  Authorities say 65-year-old Alvaro Villagomez vanished yesterday afternoon from North Damen and West Estes avenues.  Described as five-foot-six and 170-pounds with brown and gray hair, Villagomez is said to have age-related illnesses and suffers from epileptic seizures.  Call police if you have any information on his whereabouts.

Man's Lawsuit Seeks 100K For Cat 'Attack'


(Homer Glen, IL)  --  A Chicago-area man's lawsuit is seeking 100-thousand dollars for an alleged attack by a house cat.  Plaintiff William Baxter says he was left with injuries when a cat owned by Christine Boback quote "viciously attacked" him.  In an odd twist to the tale, the "Sun-Times" says the couple from Homer Glen is actually married.  For his part, the plaintiff's lawyer has so far refrained from commenting.

 

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