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Prosecutors: Teen fatally shot boy, 16, through bedroom window

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Judge Donald Panarese called 15-year-old Rasaan Price “a danger to society” after prosecutors detailed how he allegedly fatally shot 16-year-old Darren Foggey through a bedroom window. More>>

$1.2 million may go to family of teen shot by cop

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Chicago could pay $1.2 million to the family of a high school athlete who was fatally shot by an off-duty police officer. More>>

Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US

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U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote. More>>

2 teenagers killed when stolen car crashes in Harvey

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Two teens who were killed when a stolen vehicle they were riding in crashed early Sunday in south suburban Harvey have been identified.
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Man fatally shot by police in Bucktown identified Video included

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A man who was fatally shot during a struggle with an off-duty police officer early Monday in the Bucktown neighborhood has been identified. More>>

Man, 78, missing from Near West Side

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Police are seeking the public’s help in locating an elderly man that was last seen Monday in the Near West Side neighborhood. More>>

Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing voters to weigh in on whether Illinois millionaires should pay more income tax. More>>

Two charged with shooting death of Calumet City rapper

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Two men have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a local rapper during a robbery Friday night in south suburban Calumet City. More>>

Highland Park boy to meet Coast Guard rescuers Tuesday Video included

A 9-year-old boy is scheduled to reunite with the members of the Coast Guard helicopter crew who rescued him earlier this month. More>>

Sexual harassment claims on CTA underreported, report says

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Experts say the number of sexual harassment incidents on Chicago's transit system often go unreported, according to an article by RedEye Chicago. More>>

Opinion poll: Rauner has large lead over Gov. Quinn Video included

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The election for Governor is not until November, but a new poll found Republican Bruce Rauner is widening his double digit lead over Democratic Governor Pat Quinn.
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Chicago cop wins $540K suit against sergeant accused of taunting him

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Retired Chicago Police Sgt. Lawrence C. Knasiak was twice commended by the city council for his “dedication, professionalism and personal sacrifice” during a nearly 30-year career with the department. More>>

Local man makes a living building sandcastles Video included

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Could you put your heart, soul and time into an incredible work of art -- only to see it eventually wash away to nothing? More>>

Palatine man dies after fight outside suburban bar

A suburban Chicago man has died more than a week after striking his head on the sidewalk during a fight outside a bar. More>>

Judge orders fitness test for inmate who escaped

A Kane County judge has ordered a fitness test for a prisoner who escaped while being transported from a mental health facility outside Chicago. More>>

Chicago Police union wants file release delayed

The union that represents Chicago police wants a judge to delay the release of officer misconduct files. More>>

Natalie's Deals of the Day: July 28- August 1

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Each week, Good Day Chicago anchor Natalie Bomke searches for the best deals available for you and your family.
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Crime down on CTA in 2014 Video included

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2014 is turning out to be a good year when it comes to crime on Chicago's public transportation system, officials say. More>>

Police marine unit plucks woman from lake after watercraft flips

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A ride on a personal watercraft nearly turned deadly Sunday afternoon when Lake Michigan went from nearly flat to 6-foot waves in a matter of minutes. More>>

Hearing to be set on Kustok try for new trial

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Former Orland Park resident Allan Kustok was back in court Monday for a brief appearance related to his request for a new trial, but the matter was continued until Friday when a hearing is expected to be set on the motion. More>>

Teen charged in Crestwood armed robbery

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A 17-year-old Chicago youth is facing a felony charge after gunfire erupted during an armed robbery Saturday at an ATT store in Crestwood, the SouthtownStar is reporting. More>>

Illinois: Should recreational marijuana be legal? Video included

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Marijuana for recreational use is already legal in Colorado and Washington, and now the New York Times editorial board has come to the collective opinion that it's time to do away with the federal prohibition on pot. More>>

Chicago aims to change view on prostitution Video included

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Governor Pat Quinn is expected to sign a new law on sex trafficking next month, which is another victory for advocates who've been battling to change the way people look at prostitution. More>>

Sex trafficking survivor challenges hip-hop stars to not glorify strippers Video included

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Sex trafficking survivor Brenda Myers-Powell, who advocates for prostituted people, said that those who glorify the trade should be fined, such as some popular hip-hop stars. More>>

Chicago debates using E15 gas for vehicles Video included

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E15 is a new type of blended fuel that contains 15 percent ethanol, and now a powerful Chicago alderman wants to pass a law requiring Chicago gas stations to carry it. More>>

Sen. Kirk calls Hamas 'Nazis' as Israeli, Palestinian groups protest in Chicago Video included

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Several hundred protesters chanted and waved Palestinian flags on one corner of Clark and Randolph, while across the intersection hundreds more waved Israeli banners.
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Chicago Police union seeks to delay release of officer misconduct lists

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The union that represents Chicago Police officers is asking a judge to delay the release of lists that name officers accused of misconduct. More>>

Teen killed, 6 injured in West Side shooting Video included

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One person was killed and six others were wounded after a shooting Friday evening in the West Side East Garfield Park neighborhood, according to fire authorities. More>>

Illinois fair managers fined for free beer tickets

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Managers of two Illinois state fairs have been fined for soliciting and accepting free beer tickets for the events. More>>

Addison woman, 2 daughters shot during robbery in Hammond

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A 41-year-old woman from Addison, Illinois, and her two daughters were shot during an attempted robbery Sunday morning in Hammond, police said. More>>

Two held without bond for shooting that critically injured 3-year-old

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Two men charged in connection with a Brighton Park shooting last Friday that critically injured a 3-year-old boy have been ordered held without bond. More>>

Chicago Police: 3,900 illegal firearms seized so far in 2014 Video included

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Chicago Police have seized 3,900 illegal guns since the start of the year, the department announced Monday. More>>

Man pleads guilty after reportedly making bomb threats in Kane Co.

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A northwest suburban pleaded guilty and was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday after he allegedly called 911 last year and said many people would die from bombs concealed in west suburban judicial facilities. More>>

Man accused of sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl

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A South Side man was ordered held on $300,000 bond Saturday, after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl that he met at a Lowe’s home improvement store while he was working as a stock clerk. More>>

Beijing, Chicago architects to design Lucas Museum

Architects from Beijing and Chicago will design George Lucas' new museum to be built along Chicago's lakefront. More>>

One killed, 26 wounded — including toddler — in weekend shootings Video included

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A 13-year-old boy was killed and at least 26 others — including a 3-year-old boy — have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening. More>>

Ex-cop accused of planting drugs might wind up back on force

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A former Chicago cop caught up in a “hare-brained” scheme to plant drugs and a gun in a suburban woman’s car — a scheme that led to a $375,000 city payout — may soon get his job back. More>>

Arlington Heights Memorial Library looks to the future Video included

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Life is moving a little faster these days. Even libraries have had to fight to matter in an increasingly e-book friendly world.
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Woman with dementia missing from South Chicago

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Police are searching for an 87-year-old woman who has been missing since Sunday from the South Chicago neighborhood. More>>

FOX Furry Friend of the Week: Dog Al Video included

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FOX 32 News has teamed up with no-kill shelter PAWS Chicago to bring you an adoptable pet each week.
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New law expands Illinois Holocaust commission

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that will expand the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission. More>>

Coroner: Griffith man’s death ruled homicide

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A man from Griffith, Ind. died Sunday morning in what the Lake County Coroner’s Office has called a homicide, the Post-Tribune is reporting. More>>

Lollapalooza looms, so do Chicago traffic woes

One of the country's most popular music festivals starts in Chicago in a few days and that means traffic headaches for some motorists. More>>

Community looks to leaders to end Chicago violence Video included

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Chicago violence is on the minds of many. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel was at two public events on Sunday afternoon but he did little to address those concerns. More>>

DCFS investigating parents for neglect in Schaumburg boy’s death

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State child welfare officials are investigating the parents of a northwest suburban boy who died Saturday morning. More>>

Storms possible Sunday ahead of unseasonably cool week

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Scattered thunderstorms on a balmy Sunday afternoon could be the precursor to another unseasonably cool July week in Chicago. More>>

Lisle man dies after motorcycle crash Naperville

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A 28-year-old Lisle man died after crashing his motorcycle in west suburban Naperville Saturday night. More>>

Gov. Quinn to live off equivalent of minimum wage

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has agreed to briefly live on the equivalent of a minimum-wage salary as he rallies support for a ballot measure. More>>

Man charged with Orange Line armed robbery

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A West Side man has been charged with the armed robbery of five passengers on a CTA Orange Line train last week. More>>

Demolition of long-abandoned Gary hotel begins

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A demolition crew took the first major step in tearing down a 30-year eyesore Saturday in northwest Indiana. More>>

Man fatally struck by car on Ike

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A North Side man was fatally struck by a car Saturday evening after running onto the Eisenhower Expressway in the West Side East Garfield Park neighborhood. More>>

Emanuel wants city to house 1,000 more young illegal immigrants: Report

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former Obama administration chief of staff, wants to expand the city’s efforts to house young illegal immigrants from Central America, reportedly proposing to shelter an additional 1,000 of them by year's end. More>>

Community outraged that children are being caught in gang cross fire Video included

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A Brighton Park neighborhood corner was filled with police activity after gunfire broke out late Friday night. The victim, Jason Ares, a toddler only three-years-old. More>>

Funeral held for slain 11-year-old Chicago girl Video included

Eleven-year-old Shamiya Adams won’t only be missed by her family… she is being mourned by an entire community. Hundreds gathered to celebrate her life at the Living Word Christian Center in west suburban Forest Park Saturday. Shamiya was killed by a stray bullet last week.
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Men in wigs, face paint rob Lansing bank

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Three men in face paint and wigs robbed a bank in south suburban Lansing Friday afternoon, according to the FBI. More>>

School principal stepping down after anti-Semitic bullying incident

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Principal Joshua VanderJagt of Ogden International School has asked to be reassigned after an incident arose in recent months involving anti-Semetic bullying between students at the school. More>>

Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

Fast food workers from across the country have voted in suburban Chicago to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation by including civil disobedience. More>>

Three in custody for 3-year-old boy's shooting

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Three people are in custody Saturday in a Southwest Side shooting that left a 3-year-old boy critically injured Friday evening, police said. More>>

Police: O'Hare employee stole from military foot locker

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An employee at O’Hare International Airport was charged with theft after he allegedly stole items from military foot lockers that were meant to be shipped overseas. More>>

Woman who drowned saving child remembered as hero Video included

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Karen Wessel was so caring, her sister says she would cut each grape and cherry in half before serving them. More>>

Joakim Noah calls on community to end the violence

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Chicago Bulls player Joakim Noah will address ways to curb Chicago's gun violence. More>>

NJ Gov. Christie campaigns for Rauner in Chicago

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he plans to fight for Republican Bruce Rauner in what he called one of the most important governor's races nationwide. Christie and Rauner stopped at a Portillo's restaurant downtown Chicago on Friday before heading to an evening fundraiser. More>>

Man charged with 2013 murder of cab driver

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A Chicago Lawn man is the second to be charged with the fatal shooting of a 48-year-old cab driver in 2013 on the South Side. More>>

Man who beat woman while hanging from her car is convicted

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A northwest suburban man who was hanging out of the window of his ex-girlfriend’s car and attacked her as she drove to a police station was convicted of several felonies Friday and faces up to 30 years in prison. More>>

One person in custody for Orange Line robberies

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One person is in custody in connection to armed robberies on the CTA Orange Line, police say.
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Protests, closures to create ‘traffic-pocalypse’ in Loop

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Several events, protests and closures in the Loop are bound to cause major traffic headaches for downtown commuters during Friday evening’s rush. More>>

10-year-old girl missing from Skokie found

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Police have located a 10-year-old girl missing from north suburban Skokie since Thursday night. More>>

Three teens hurt in Lake Shore Drive crash

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Three teenagers were hurt in a rollover crash on Lake Shore Drive early Friday afternoon. More>>

Prosecutor: Shooter knew rival wasn’t in crowd but fired anyway

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Even before Tevin Lee fired at a group of boys in West Garfield Park, a friend told Lee the rival he hoped to punish wasn’t there, Cook County prosecutors said. More>>

Arlington Heights woman drowns trying to save 3 boys

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The family of an Arlington Heights woman is grieving her death after trying to save three boys drowning in a northern Wisconsin lake. More>>

Emanuel speaks out on red-light cameras

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is acknowledging that the city needs to take steps to restore public trust in the red-light camera program after an unexplained spike in the number of tickets. More>>

Stormy, warm weekend ahead for Chicago

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The weekend will kick off with a round of storms Friday evening, and the wet, warm weather is expected to continue through Sunday.
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Bourbonnais Tour Guide: Things to do while checking out Bears training camp Video included

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If you and the family find yourself in Bourbonnais for Chicago Bears training camp and are looking for more than just some football fun, we’re your official tour guide for the area. More>>

1 dead, 8 hurt in shootings Thursday

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One person was killed and seven others were wounded in shootings across Chicago Thursday. More>>

Deacon kisses girl, gives her copy of the Kama Sutra: prosecutors

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A 66-year-old man Cook County prosecutors described as a “member of the clergy” allegedly gave a minor a copy of the Kama Sutra and said he kissed her because she was “shy” and he “wanted her to be more confident.” More>>

Cook County to get $4.7 million for construction

Cook County is getting more than $4.7 million from the state for construction projects, including new roofs for buildings at area colleges. More>>

ATF director to tour new Chicago gun center

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The director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is set to tour a new Chicago center that authorities hope will help stem gun-related violence in the nation's third latest city. More>>

Beyonce, Jay Z bring 'On The Run' tour to Chicago Video included

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It’s the biggest ticket around. More>>

#BearsNation: Bears training camp kicks off Friday in Bourbonnais Video included

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The Chicago Bears open up training camp Friday morning and tens of thousands of fans will be descending on Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, in the days ahead, to get an opportunity to see their favorite players up-close. More>>

Young adults mentor children to help combat Chicago violence Video included

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Keeping your kids safe in some Chicago neighborhoods gets tougher in the summer months when violence can push the city to the tipping point. Looking to combat the bloodshed, a unique partnership is getting young adults who need jobs together with young children who need mentors.
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Chicago: Food mecca of the Midwest? Video included

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The top two finalists on Hell’s Kitchen were from Chicago and Chicagoan Scott Commings took home the top prize.
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Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

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A man who saw a plane flown by an Indiana teen who was killed during an around-the-world flight attempt says the aircraft was flying low but didn't show any obvious signs of distress before diving into the ocean off... More>>

Shelter Dog Goes Through Unbelievable Transformation

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The Trio Animal Foundation in Chicago has been busy with their fair share of animal abuse cases. Recently, workers say they retrieved a terribly matted and urine soaked dog from an open access shelter. According to the workers, the dog’s fur was so terribly groomed; they were unsure which side was the face at first.
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  • NY brothers invent machine that makes CPR easier

    NY brothers invent machine that makes CPR easier

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:40:57 GMT
    Only 10 percent of people who get CPR from a bystander actually survive. But two young men in Westchester County have now patented a device that could dramatically increase those odds and save lives. John and Chris DiCapua's sitting room in their parents' Westchester County home has had a unique guest lying around for quite a while now: a CPR dummy. What began as an idea from their time as Boy Scouts is now a device that could potentially save lives.
    Only 10 percent of people who get CPR from a bystander actually survive. But two young men in Westchester County have now patented a device that could dramatically increase those odds and save lives. John and Chris DiCapua's sitting room in their parents' Westchester County home has had a unique guest lying around for quite a while now: a CPR dummy. What began as an idea from their time as Boy Scouts is now a device that could potentially save lives.
  • NYC stores with no signs feed curiosity

    NYC stores with no signs feed curiosity

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:31:37 GMT
    From coffee shops in Brooklyn to restaurants in Manhattan, we find speakeasies standing out by blending in. When people in Bushwick want a green machine juice blend they visit Leticia Castillo's Owl Juice Pub. But first they must find the owl. "We been doing fine without a sign," Castillo says.
    From coffee shops in Brooklyn to restaurants in Manhattan, we find speakeasies standing out by blending in. When people in Bushwick want a green machine juice blend they visit Leticia Castillo's Owl Juice Pub. But first they must find the owl. "We been doing fine without a sign," Castillo says.
  • Ex-Councilman Halloran quickly convicted in bribery plot

    Ex-Councilman Halloran quickly convicted in bribery plot

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:53:04 GMT
    A jury took only about 90 minutes Tuesday to convict former New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran of bribery charges in a scheme to buy a spot on the mayoral ballot for state Sen. Malcolm Smith. Halloran was also found guilty of taking payoffs from what he thought were developers who wanted him to funnel city money their way. The men were actually an FBI agent and an FBI informant.
    A jury took only about 90 minutes Tuesday to convict former New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran of bribery charges in a scheme to buy a spot on the mayoral ballot for state Sen. Malcolm Smith. Halloran was also found guilty of taking payoffs from what he thought were developers who wanted him to funnel city money their way. The men were actually an FBI agent and an FBI informant.
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