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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Chicago.

Friday
Oct312014

Halloween Weekend Gets Snowy Start 

(CHICAGO) -- A white Halloween is expected in Chicago this year, as forecasts call for snow in the city to start the weekend.

According to the National Weather Service forecast, snow showers are expected in parts of Chicago from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.

The NWS has also issued a Lakeshore Flood Advisory for the area from 11 a.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Saturday.

Sunny conditions are expected for Sunday.


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Thursday
Oct302014

Update: Teachers, Board Reach Deal in Waukegan

(CHICAGO) -- A tentative deal has been reached between teachers and school board officials in Waukegan.

Leadership from the teachers and school board announced late Wednesday that they've come to a tentative agreement that will allow students to return to school on Monday. A vote to ratify the agreement is scheduled for Thursday.

"Last night's tentative agreement is a victory for the students, parents, teachers, administration and community of Waukegan," Gov. Pat Quinn said in a statement Thursday. "I commend our teachers' representatives and school district officials for working around the clock in good faith to find common ground."

The deal was reached on the same day that the governor instructed State Board of Education Chairman Gery Chico to intervene to try to reach a fair solution.


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Wednesday
Oct292014

State Intervenes in Waukegan School Impasse

(CHICAGO) -- State officials are about to intervene in the impasse between teachers and the Waukegan School District, which has kept students away from school for nearly a month.

Gov. Pat Quinn announced Wednesday that he has directed State Board of Education Chairman Gery Chico to immediately meet with school board officials and teachers’ leadership to try to reach a resolution in the ongoing negotiations.

"Children in Waukegan cannot afford to miss another day of school. Both parties must put their differences aside, return to the bargaining table and negotiate an agreement that puts children back in the classroom as soon as possible," Quinn said in a statement.

Waukegan teachers have been on strike since Oct. 2.


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Tuesday
Oct282014

Man Charged with Attempted Murder in West Englewood Shooting

(CHICAGO) -- Police have made an arrest in a shooting that happened in the West Englewood section of Chicago earlier this month.

Otha Calhoun, 22, is charged with first-degree attempted murder and aggravated battery in the Oct. 8 shooting, police announced.

Investigators said Calhoun allegedly shot a 20-year-old man in the abdomen and right leg on the 6700 block of South Hermitage Avenue.


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Monday
Oct272014

Man, 21, Charged in Shooting of Off-Duty Correctional Officer

(CHICAGO) -- Police have charged a man in connection with the shooting of an off-duty Cook County correctional officer in an attempted carjacking in the Gresham area Sunday morning.

James Tillman is charged with first-degree attempted murder, aggravated battery/discharge firearm, and attempted aggravated vehicular hijacking, Chicago Police announced Monday.

Officials said Tillman, 21, allegedly shot the off-duty correctional officer during an attempted carjacking around 3:40 a.m. Sunday on the 7900 block of South Paulina Street.


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