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Aurora, Illinois, shooter was 15-year employee of company, police say - live updates

A gunman opened fire inside an Illinois manufacturing company Friday, killing at least five civilians and wounding five police officers in the rampage, authorities said. Local police identified the gunman as 45-year-old Gary Martin, who died in a shootout with officers.

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Man Arrested After Fleeing Traffic Stop Has Florida Warrant

HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR, IL — Flossmoor police have arrested a driver who refused to pull over during a traffic stop Friday morning in an incident that caused a brief chase and a lockdown at Heather Hill School.

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Michael Avenatti, at Cook County courthouse, says he believes R. Kelly will be indicted soon

High-profile attorney Michael Avenatti said Friday he believes charges are imminent against R. Kelly after giving Cook County prosecutors a tape purportedly depicting the R&B musician having sex with an underage girl.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Homewood's New Art Gallery Opens Next Week

HOMEWOOD, IL — Homewood unveils its new downtown art gallery next week at an open house that features local artists. The Art Gallery is sponsored by the Homewood Arts Council.

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Illinois man being fired from job fatally shoots 5 workers

AURORA, Ill. (AP) - The frantic calls started pouring in at 1:24 p.m. A gunman was shooting people inside a sprawling manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Illinois. Within four minutes, the first police officers rushed to the 29,000-square-foot building and were fired on immediately; one was struck ou

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Homewood-Flossmoor Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR, IL — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy in the morning. Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.

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Police activity near Heather Hill School leads to brief lockdown

Charges are pending against a man after he attempted to elude a Flossmoor police officer in the vicinity of Heather Hill School on Friday morning. The incident triggered a Code Yellow lockdown at the school for less than a half hour, Flossmoor police said in an email community alert.

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Presidents Day Is Monday: What's Open and Closed In Your Area

TINLEY PARK, IL — Got official business? Check your calendar before you leave. Monday is Presidents Day, a recognition of George Washington's birthday, and is a federal holiday celebrated each year on the third Monday of February. Most government offices, courts and banks will be closed, however mos

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Pedestrian Killed By Train Lost Family In Oak Forest Tragedy

MOKENA, IL — A 23-year-old pedestrian who was struck and killed by a train on Thursday in Mokena has been identified as Kathryn Joost of Palos Heights. A friend confirmed via social media that Joost was the same woman whose father killed her mother and brother and then himself in Oak Forest in 2016.

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Supervisory role has Homewood’s Barbara Dawkins shaping new lawyers

Barbara Dawkins doesn’t know anything about baseball. She loves Homewood, though, so she signed up to volunteer as B-league president of Homewood Baseball for the 2019 season.

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5 Dead In Aurora Following Workplace Shooting

Chicago (CBS) — Five people have died following a workplace shooting in Aurora Friday afternoon. A suspect who opened fired at Henry Pratt Company Friday afternoon in Aurora has been shot dead, sources tell CBS 2.

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Homewood Science Center teams up with Chicago Heights Drama Group for look behind the scenes at stage design

Set designer Russ Hoganson says safety is a major consideration When designing and building for the Chicago Heights-based Drama Group’s live stage performances, but surprises always happen.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Homewood approves funding for emergency stormwater improvements

The Homewood village board approved emergency funding for improvements to failures in stormwater infrastructure improvements at its Feb. 12 meeting. Workers recently found two critical failures in the stormwater system, which public works officials said in village documents could result in “severe f

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FITNESS EVENTS: Get moving with these upcoming fitness events

ONGOING, 4:45-5:30 p.m. Fridays, Go Aerial Fitness, 505 Lincolnway, La Porte. 219.477.0012. goaerialfitness.com. This fun, challenging circus workout will employ aerial silks, aerial hammocks and Lyra hoops. This class is more focused on skills and progressions rather than the flowing feel of a yoga

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Neighbors Of Shooter Gary Martin Describe Him As a ‘Loner’

CHICAGO (CBS)–Police tape, flashing lights and dozens of law enforcement officers surrounded the Aurora Acorn Woods apartment building 45-year-old gunman Gary Martin called home.

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Seniors: Are your Cook County property taxes delinquent? Your home could be at risk

COOK COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) -- A warning to seniors who are homeowners in Cook County. Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas said 1,000 homes owned by senior citizens are at risk of being offered at the May 3 tax sale.

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Man Charged Following Reported Interaction With Minor

Mount Prospect police have charged a Matteson man, who allegedly previously had an inappropriate conversation with a minor. Police on Thursday, Feb. 7, charged Thomas E. Gould, 28 years old, of 5212 Southwick Dr., Matteson, with one count of disorderly conduct for his alleged involvement in a suspic

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Police blotter: Oakbrook Terrace police charge 60-year-old woman with public intoxication

The following items were taken from area police department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Carlos H. Sara, 33, of Whiting, Indiana, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol at 7:59 p.m. Feb. 5 after being involved in an accident at Roosevelt and

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Five killed as gunman opens fire at Illinois warehouse

AURORA, Ill. (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire on Friday at an Illinois manufacturing warehouse, apparently as he was being terminated from his job there, killing five fellow workers and wounding five police officers before he was slain by police, authorities said.

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Munster defeats Andrean, again, for NCC title

Big picture: For a second consecutive season, the Northwest Crossroads Conference boys basketball championship came down to a final regular-season game between Munster and Andrean.

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