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Family, friends and Chicago Police shared emotional tributes at the funeral Mass for Chicago Police Officer Andres Mauricio Vazquez Lasso, who was shot and killed March 1 while responding to an internal 911 call. Attendees honored Vazquez Lasso with solemn police funeral rites.
Meanwhile a little boy died, a day after he, his mother and two young siblings were injured in a fire that broke out at a Montclair firefighter’s home. Police said the accidental fire started in the kitchen and the victims, a mother and her children, were taken to various hospitals in critical condition.
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On Wednesday, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied an emergency motion for a stay filed by the Natural Lands Institute to prevent the airport from starting construction. More details here.
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Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell suffered a concussion after a fall at a local hotel and remains hospitalized “for several days for observation and treatment,” a spokesman said. More details here.
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