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President, Nancy Pelosi Coming To Chicago

(Chicago, IL)  --  President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are coming to Chicago.  They'll be in town on May 29th for two fundraisers for House Democrats.  Tickets to the fundraisers start at one-thousand-dollars.

Woman Charged With Arson Over Drug Dispute

(Chicago, IL)  --  A woman accused of setting an apartment on fire while fighting with her husband is facing arson charges.  Police say on Sunday, Linda Lopez poured perfume on some towels and set them on fire because her husband had smoked all of their marijuana.  Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel says the other tenants in the building are lucky to be alive.

State's Most Endangered Historic Sites Unveiled

(Chicago, IL)  --  Chicago's bascule bridges and the brick row house owned by Muddy Waters are among the state's most endangered historic sites.  Landmarks Illinois released its annual list of threatened places on Tuesday.  The Gage House in Winnetka, the Mineola Hotel in Fox Lake and Wiant House in West Chicago are also on the list.

Kardashian, West Ask For Donations To Lurie Children's Hospital

(Chicago, IL)  --  Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are raising money for a Chicago hospital.  The celebrity couple announced on Tuesday that instead of giving them baby gifts, they want their friends, family and fans to make donations to Lurie Children's Hospital.  The donations will be used for the neo-natal intensive care unit, which treats the most seriously ill babies.

Buckingham Fountain To Be Turned On Thursday

(Chicago, IL)  --  Buckingham Fountain will be turned on Thursday.  A ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. The fountain will be on from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily through the Fall and every hour there will be a major water display, including a jet of water that shoots 150-feet into the air.

Deadly Night Claims Three Lives And Wounds 14

(Chicago, IL)  --  Three people are dead and as many as 14 are wounded following a series of shootings overnight in Chicago.  The "Tribune" says three people were wounded - including a 19-year-old who died - in a shooting in a parking lot next to U-I-C police headquarters.  Two other deadly shootings occurred on South Cornell Avenue and another at Wes Ogden and South Central Park avenues.

Cubs Say Wrigley Restoration Will Be 'Historic'

(Chicago, IL)  --  Officials from the Chicago Cubs say their restorations planned at Wrigley Field will be "historic."  The team believes its plans will bring the venerable old ball field to a style and era that harken to baseball's Golden Years while also bringing Wrigley into the 21st century.  The Cubs' restoration plans in part call for the re-creation of green terra-cotta canopies and wrought-iron fences featured at the ballpark in the 1930s.  During yesterday's press gathering team president Crane Kenney said their plan is not to make Wrigley Field new, but to make it old again.

Homicide Total Sharply Lower In 2013 - So Far

(Chicago, IL)  --  Welcome news for the city of Chicago.  It looks like the city finished the month of April with its lowest homicide total in more than 50 years.  The "Tribune" says a total of 23 homicides were reported last month, the lowest total since 1962.  The last time the Windy City had fewer than 100 homicides during the first quarter of a single year was 1963.     

Trump To Testify In Federal Trial

(Chicago, IL)  --  Real estate mogul Donald Trump could take the stand in a federal trial happening in Chicago later this month.  The "Tribune" says attorneys for both sides anticipate "The Donald" to testify in the trial about a dispute over the sale of two units at Trump Tower.  Trump's reportedly given his deposition already, and the trial is scheduled to begin May 13th.

Chicago Drivers Cough Up More For Gas

(Springfield, IL)  --  The price of gasoline continues to rise for drivers across the state of Illinois - but especially for Chicagoans.  According to Triple-A drivers nationwide are actually paying the lowest springtime gas prices in three-years.  That's disheartening for folks in Illinois where the average price has risen to three-91-per-gallon -- third-highest in the nation.  Chicago drivers are paying an average of four-32-per-gallon.


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