Trump Going To Mexico - News With Mary DixonDonald Trump has asserted that Mexico sends the US its criminals; Enrique Pena Nieto has compared Trump to Hitler and Mussolini. Today, the Republican presidential nominee will meet in Mexico City with the Mexican president, just hours before delivering a speech on his immigration policy in Arizona ... A woman set herself on fire in West Side Congressman Danny Davis's office, using hand sanitizer and a lighter. She's recovering ... Chicago police brass are moving to fire the officers involved in the shooting of Laquan McDonald ... Federal drug agents got into a shoot-out with a suspect in the parking lot of the Louis Joliet mall ... The Tribune Tower's been sold to a developer for 240-million dollars ... it means the newspaper that built it could be moved out in two years ... The Cubs beat the Pirates ... the White Sox lost in Detroit ... It'll be cloudy today, with highs in the mid-70s.
Good Day, Sir! Gene Wilder Dies And Other News With Mary DixonWe are remembering the work of the comedic actor Gene Wilder, who created the screen version of Willy Wonka and made us laugh in a raft of movie gems. He's died at the age of 83 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. The former Jerome Silberman of Milwaukee, Wisconsin made his late-60s screen debut as a hysterical undertaker in 'Bonnie and Clyde,' followed a year later by his first collaboration with Mel Brooks in 'The Producers.' Wilder was nominated for a supporting actor Oscar then; he would be nominated for co-writing the screenplay of 'Young Frankenstein' six years later. A new watchdog panel will investigate Chicago's police-involved shootings ... Russian hackers are suspected to have broken into the voter registration databases here in Illinois and in Arizona ... Tropical depressions are moving in on North Carolina's Outer Banks and the Florida Keys ... The Cubs beat the Pirates in extra innings; the White Sox lost in Detroit ... Thunderstorms are moving into the area. We'll have a high today in the low-80s.
Dozens Shot In Chicago - News With Mary DixonUPDATE: Roughly 70 people have been shot in Chicago over the weekend. They include a woman walking with her baby; Nykea Aldridge was a cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade and her death prompted a flurry of tweets and arguments with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Illinois State Police are investigating a shooting on the Ryan late last night; nobody was injured ... Trump plans to speak Wednesday on his plans for immigration ... The Islamic State is blamed for deadly suicide bomb attacks in Iraq and Yemen ... Two United Airlines pilots are busted in Scotland for being drunk before they were due to fly ... The White Sox beat the Mariners; the Cubs lost in LA ... It'll be a bit foggy this morning, and then there's a chance of rain with highs in the mid-80s.
Why You Need To Update Your iPhone & iPad Today - News With Mary DixonApple wants us to update our iPhones after an activist in the United Arab Emirates discovered an attempt to put spyware on his phone. It would be the first known case of malware that could allow hackers to read texts, emails and listen to sounds from a fully updated iPhone 6. ... Illinois State Police shot and injured two robbery suspects on the South Side overnight. They’re also investigating a shooting on I-57 in Matteson ... UPDATE: A fatal accident has made for miserable traffic on westbound I-80-94 at Cline Avenue in northwest Indiana ... Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are arguing over who will do more for minority Americans. He is telling CNN he’ll deport many undocumented immigrants ... Governor Rauner is unhappy with the Illinois Supreme Court – which has blocked a ballot referendum on appointing an independent panel to draw up the state’s political map ... Another strong aftershock in central Italy, and the death toll has risen to nearly 270 ... The White Sox beat the Mariners at home ... Partly sunny today with a high around 80.
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Chicago Police Debunk Trump's Chicago Violence Story - News With Mary DixonDonald Trump says a Chicago cop told him the city's violence could be resolved in a week with tougher tactics; police brass say none of them ever talked to Trump ... UPDATE: Chicago police are investigating five murders and more than a dozen other shootings around the city ... An earthquake in Italy has devastated two small towns northeast of Rome ... Turkey has launched strikes against ISIS forces across the border in Syria ... as Vice President Biden arrives in Ankara ... The FBI is investigating a cyber-attack on the New York Times and several other major news outlets ... The Cubs won in San Diego, the White Sox beat the Phillies ... We're expecting showers and thunderstorms through this evening, with a high today in the low-80s.
South Chicago Arson Kills Four - News With Mary DixonUPDATE: Chicago police confirm 4 deaths - a 3-month-old infant, 2 children and a man - in an apartment building fire near 81st and Essex. One man is in custody; they suspect he set the fire after an argument. Mayor Emanuel is proposing to give senior citizens a break on his proposed utility tax ... Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is maintaining his promise to build a wall on the Mexican border; The State Department is reviewing 15-thousand of Democrat Hillary Clinton's emails ... President Obama travels today to Baton Rouge, where heavy rains and flooding have damaged more than 60-thousand homes ... The T-Rex displayed at O'Hare International will be dismantled and sent to the Netherlands starting today ... The Cubs won in San Diego ... It'll be sunny and in the low-80s today ... thunderstorms are coming tomorrow.
Games Over - News With Mary DixonTeam USA won the men's basketball gold as the Olympic Games came to a close in Rio ... in men's volleyball, Wheaton's Thomas Jaeschke helped the US win bronze, behind Brazil and Italy ... Chicago police are investigating more than 50 shootings from the weekend. One of the injured is a 7-year-old girl ... President Obama's vacation is over today. He plans to tour the flood damage around Baton Rouge, Louisiana tomorrow ... A top public health official warns that Louisiana and other Gulf States could be in line for a Zika virus outbreak ... Governor Rauner's signed into law a domestic workers bill of rights ... The Cubs lost in Colorado, the White Sox won at home ... It'll be sunny and around 80 degrees in Chicago today.
Olympic History In Rio - News With Mary DixonAmerican swimmer Simone Manuel became the first black woman to win gold in a swimming event at the Olympic Games - she tied with Canadian Penny Oleksiak in setting an Olympic record in the 100-meter freestyle ... American Michael Phelps also made history by winning gold in the 200M Individual Medley in 4 straight Games .... A Muslim woman is suing Chicago police for profiling her and using excessive force ... A 6-year-old girl is among those shot in Chicago Thursday ... Federal health officials are shifting money to the fight against the Zika outbreak ... Dozens of top Republicans are asking RNC chair Reince Priebus to pull financial support from presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign ... UPDATE: Trump tweeted this morning that his assertion that President Obama is the founder of ISIS was 'sarcasm.' The Cubs beat the Cardinals ... the White Sox lost in Kansas City ... Today's forecast: showers and thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and evening.
Sparking Up Marijuana Research - News With Mary DixonThe Obama administration is set to remove the barriers to research on marijuana ... but the DEA is keeping pot in the same dangerous drug category as heroin ... Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says President Obama is the founder of ISIS ... Mayor Emanuel says Chicago teachers need to make their pension contributions to help CPS; CTU officials call it a pay cut. They say no ... The CTA plans a 23-million dollar rehab for the Illinois Medical District Blue Line station ... The Cubs won, the White Sox lost, and Katie Ledecky and her fellow swimmers won another gold in Rio ... It'll be partly cloudy, hot and humid today ... with a high in the low-90s and heat indexes past 100-degrees this afternoon.
Trump's Suggestion To Gun Owners - News With Mary DixonThe Secret Service has taken the unusual action of Tweeting that it's 'aware of the comments' ... after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested to a crowd in North Carolina that "the Second Amendment people" act if Democrat Hillary Clinton were elected and began choosing Supreme Court justices. Trump claims he was talking about voting, not violence; House Speaker Paul Ryan called it a "joke gone bad." Chicago police report 3 deaths in 18 shootings around the city ... Evanston police report 4 young men and women were injured in a shooting near Foster and Jackson ... former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was re-sentenced to the same term - 14 years in prison - for corruption ... CPS is warning teachers to make concessions or face classroom cuts ... the Cubs and White Sox won ... US swimmers Phelps, Dwyer, Ledecky and Team USA gymnasts are bringing home gold medals ... Partly cloudy today with a high near 90. Everything you need to know to start your day.
Winnetka's Dwyer Wins Bronze - News With Mary DixonTeam USA swimmers are hauling in medals and wagging fingers at doping-implicated competitors (Lilly King v Yulia Efimova - gold v silver, 100m breaststroke). Conor Dwyer of Winnetka won bronze in the 200-meter freestyle. Today, there are 15 medal events in 9 sports in the Olympic Games in Rio. UPDATE: Chicago police now report nine deaths in gunfire since Monday ... Sen. Susan Collins (R-Me) and 50 GOP-allied national security experts say 'no' to Donald Trump ... Former IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich is due to be re-sentenced today on a reduced corruption conviction ... The Cubs host the Angels ... the White Sox are in Kansas City ... Partly cloudy and a high in the upper-80s today.