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It Wasn’t the Pit Bull, It Was the Piranha

A little girl is recovering at a hospital after she apparently stuck her hand into the family fish tank and a piranha bit off the tip of her finger this week at their Maine Township home. The parents suddenly heard their daughter start crying and rushed over to find her finger bleeding. They became frantic…

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Q101 Welcomes The Vans Warped Tour!

The annual rite of summer, The Vans Warped Tour, rolls into Chicagoland to the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park, Saturday July 7th!   Tix can be had HERE Check out the lineup for the 18th edition of the Tour: A Loss for Words After the Burial All Time Low Anthony Raneri Anti-Flag Ballyhoo! Bangups…

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ATV DUI Kills Dory, the Pony

A Yorkville man was charged with driving an all-terrain vehicle under the influence after he struck a Shetland pony that had gotten loose in Kendall County, officials said. The accident happened early Sunday at 3 a.m. as Quintin Wissmiller, 33, was driving a Polaris Ranger ATV in Yorkville, said Kendall County Sheriff’s Deputy Craig French. The pony had…

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The Connection?

They believed the end of the world is near. They sold their belongings, packed up what they had left, and headed to Arizona. In the process, somehow the idea to blindfold, bind, and tape their five kids crossed this couple’s mind as a good idea. Adolfo and Deborah Gomez remain held on $50,000 bail, both…

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Bad Gamble for Charlie

Robbing a bank while an off duty police officer was at the drive through window? Definitely not “winning”. Charlie Montalvo, 36, of Hillside, is charged in the robbery of $3,480 from a First Merit Bank branch, 7227 W. Addison St. on Wednesday morning, according to an FBI affidavit. After his arrest, Montalvo admitted to robbing four other banks and…

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ex-Cop Convicted of Stealing From COPS

He ripped off a charity which benefits families of fallen members of law enforcement. Yes, a (former) member of law enforcement, stealing from his own. Scott Webb, a former Woodridge police officer, had faced up to seven years in prison, DuPage County state’s attorney’s spokesman Paul Darrah said. Judge Kathryn Creswell sentenced him to 180…

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X Flight Rocks Q101 Fan

X Flight opened to the public May 16 as only the fourth wing coaster in the world, and the second in the United States. Great America held a special Season Passholder Preview on Saturday, May 12, and Sunday, May 13. Only those with season passes would be allowed to check out X Flight before it…

Help Wanted: Brewmaster

5 Rabbit Brewing, which has had its Latin-influenced beers made at six different breweries since launching last spring, will open a brewery of its own in the southwest suburb of Bedford Park later this year, co-owner Isaac Showaki said. The 25,000 square-foot facility, about one mile southwest of Midway Airport, will extricate 5 Rabbit from the…

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