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a-of reality. >> will we have a longer school day, yes. will school start on time yes. >> this solution which we actually presented months ago was rejected out of hand. >> this is a major victory. >> in this case both sides are claiming victory this city and the teacher and in fact both proclaiming victory on behalf of chicago skids. it's about them and making sure they have the tools to succeed. took a march
we have been discussing this for over a decade in this city, that discussion is over we will not give our kids the opportunity they have been shortchanged. >> 40-$50 million, the question of paying that bill the district is already nearly $700 million in the whole. >> seven men and five women is the makeup of the jury that will decide the fate of drew peterson. we bring in court today. >> the wide range of people on this jury, a letter carrier a laid-off 30 year-old, a research technician. it would be near impossible to find anyone in this area who has never heard of
drew peterson and this case and everyone had heard at least something. as jury selection came to a close tuesday afternoon the defense attorneys seemed almost giddy about next week's trial. we are very happy with how jury selection went, >> made up of seven men and five women from their 20s-'70s, including a hispanic man who goes to columbia broadcasting in his 20s who goes to school for radiobroadcasting. it's the exact mirror of the people that live here, it's a killer jury.
>> drew peterson is charged with murder in the 2004 death of his ex-wife lacey peterson. this case is about kathleen savio alone. there is not one shred of evidence nothing to show either of those factors. >> we are anxious to get to trial and put the evidence before the jury and to move this case to conclusion. there was one interesting to lay it happened early this morning defense attorneys asked to begin a bit late because they had to scramble to find drew peterson and new suit. the pants and he was supposed to be wearing
today were too tight. it led up to a half-hour delay today. they were joking today about pizza and other things that were being delivered to the jail. holmes crushed by falling trees and rooftops torn up. after the violent storms, the severe weather knocked out 300,000, and customers after seeing 55,000 still in the dark tonight.
almost 3003 emergencies in the city of chicago alone hundreds of thousands of people without power while the recovery is on people are left to pick up the pieces after a storm that was not only fast, violent and widespread. as the sun sets it's hard to remember just how all of this damage was done tonight roofs are collapsed trees are toppled and power lines are down more than 12 hours after this aborted storm swept through the area. high winds and lightning into the swiftness with which it came through it was a very severe storm in terms of the intensity. very fast moving and pretty much spread out causing a lot of damage. in northwest indiana a car parts store lost its roof traffic lights went dark at u.s. 30 and broadway. across the border of
aurora rockford and the city of chicago ranked the worst over 400 crews worked tirelessly working to restore power to hundreds of thousands without it the heat is expected to crank up again tomorrow and that has plenty of people anxious. this church was reportedly struck by lightning on the west sign, this people all but gone. i thought i was dreaming that i heard a few
things falling off the shelf in the bedroom then i heard her screaming and hollering to try to get into the bedroom doors but they wouldn't open because they were caving in. we ran out the back door and everything, the floor started caving in, the roof started caving canada. >>in. >> it's hard to believe when you consider the level of devastation we have seen in all parts of our area it may take until thursday for power to be fully restored in this area. some advice from the professionals tonight if you see any downed power lines to stay away from them, he could have them check it out if in fact you discover one also check on your neighbors especially in light of the fact that this happened and to encourage anyone without power to seek out a
cooling center in your area. more storms are possible then area he comes back. that storm today, that was the third in three weeks in this area and covered 1,000 mi.. it barreled through chicago at an average of 53 mi. per hour we have 15 states under heat advisories' because the 100 degree temperatures to the west of us that produce the dangerous line may produce some additional ones but will push us up to 100 degrees tomorrow. st. louis the temperature today hit 105 degrees. 103 in chicago. this
keeps the ring of fire pattern that produces the ratios in place here are the showers and storms more vigorous forms may come after the heat we will talk some more about that, at least it elevates our rain chances around here. we will take what we can get. we have some great pictures stay with us for that. still ahead the man who murdered jennifer hudson smother brother and nephew gets a hammer in court today and a suburban man is facing murder charges following a deadly house fire.
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of corrections jumpsuit and seated between his two public defenders william balfour sat on responsibly as an attorney implored the judge not to meet out not only the maximum sentence of life without the possibility of parole but to add additional years to the sentence he said at those years just in case some future governor should come in and commute his sentence last may he was found guilty of what prosecutors describe as an act of vengeance by a jilted husband, during the trial jennifer hudson took the stand and expressed her undisguised a dislike for him she and other family members had to indore weeks of excruciating testimony about the 2008 killings they were overcome with the motions when the verdict was read. the former gang member was the estranged husband of a julia
hudson at the time of the murder, on the morning of the crime in 2008 he went to the hudson home after julia went to work he entered the home and shot hudson smothered in the back and shot jason hudson twice in the head as he lay in bed, jason hudson then drove off in his is to be taking with him julia's son julian who was shot several time and the head. two other alleged victims of him one of man whose car was stolen by him and another victim who caught him in the act of stealing his car. for one hour with police in hot pursuit balfour took a gardener on a joy ride at speeds of to 100 mi. per
hour. finally he was caught and gardner was taken to the hospital. the judge asked him if he had anything to say, he turned to the hudson family and said he wanted to give his condolences to the family for the death of the seven year-old julian said he loved the boy and did not commit the crime but the judge said he was certain that he did commit the crime and to say to the family that he loved the boy was her fault. awful. >> the state's attorney said to the judge is by law ok for you to sentence him to more than consecutive life in prison but thank god you cannot give him less. >> murder charges now filed against a man from suburban villa park following a fatal
house fire yesterday killed as a result of that fire was 20 year- old paula morgan. they not only faces first-degree murder charges but two counts of felony arson as well. he is scheduled to appear in county court tomorrow. morgan's six year-old son escaped injury. more evidence about what was in the colorado's shooters jason homes and apartments. james holmes every year we pick a new city to explore. but thanks to hotwire, this year we got to take an extra trip. because they get us ridiculously low prices on really nice hotels and car rentals. so we hit boston in the spring-- even caught a game. and with the money we saved, we took a trip to san francisco. you see, hotwire checks the competitions' rates every day so they can guarantee their low prices.
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>> it was designed to kill that's how authorities described the booby trap in it james holmes apartment in colorado, the 24 year-old accused of going on a shooting rampage in colorado his apartment was rigged with more than 30 home bade grenades and 10 gal. of gasoline >> this is the first time we have ever seen a house bomb in the united states, some of these do exist overseas and iraq and afghanistan. >> the actor paid respects to victims at the memorial outside the theater this afternoon also visiting the colorado hospital to meet with some of the victims as well as the doctors and nurses who treated him. a woman
vows to go on after being sexually assaulted on lake michigan. she set out to read the first person to row the 15 mi. perimeter of lake michigan she is raising $150,000 to rowingto help teach breast cancer survivors how to grow, she says she was docked to sleep along the shores of the upper peninsula of michigan where a man krupp the board and attacked her. >> this has definitely been hard to cope with but i am so supported and i feel like i can get through this and i know i will and i know i will be back in chicago and august to be welcome home. >> here is a composite sketch of the suspects said to be a white man in his '30's 5 ft. 8 with
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to knock trees like a bat down. that down. this man has tracked the progress of the drought. the most recent one is the bottom one and you notice how burned out the top two pitchers are and the most recent one uc little patches of green coming in on the bottom i thought that was a neat way to put that across into great job to all of our photographers. these are the clouds left in the wake of thunderstorms this morning became barrelling in at 54 mi.
is still only about 60 percent normal. if we get enough of these chances are we will hit most areas with some rain at some point next week and we have elevated ray numbers. a lot of damage has already been done. look at these wind gusts. we may see more of those tomorrow night rang at washington high school here in town and king elementary school. these are some other totals look at the
wind gusts in chicago. here is how the storms looked this morning in harbor. hot humid weather is the headline tomorrow there's a slight chance of a thunderstorm tonight. under heat advisory's tonight with thunderstorm watch is in effect near the jets' dream and you can see the severe weather threat settles into our area, there were 15 states today that did 100 degrees or more san listed 107. this thing covers some real real estate. we have about 43
percent of our 90 degree-days we're just under half of them. we seem to be on a track towards a record number. we will see if that holds up. we think now over 20 percent of the area will be strong. 102 degrees tomorrow, mostly sunny windy and hot. it looks like a better chance to more night we will come back and show you what the models are doing to the storms. 74 tomorrow
night. thursday more showers and thunderstorms with highs in the mid '80s. that's the theme this summer. the storm hitting phoenix. and the local boxer making big wins in the big celebrations. with hotwire's low prices, we can afford to take an extra trip this year. first boston... then san francisco. hotwire checks the competitions' rates every day so they can guarantee their low prices. so our hotels were half price. ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e... ♪ ♪ hotwire.com ♪
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after i was done playing football in college i went to the gym where i got my trainer and one of my best friends who has trained in their so i hooked up with them. i wanted to do something else i got into that into started from there. it's been tremendous getting great work i couldn't ask for anything better at this point. it's been going really well, i am seven and zero right now four knockouts. growing up as a kid everything worked out well.
a nice tight knit family. my mother was not always around. when i got a little older my dad got deported back to colombia and things got a little rough from there. it made me who i am today. i don't think boxing is fading. it's been where it sat for a long time now. it's not like the golden era in the '50's and 70's and stuff like that. i definitely want to let people
know that they're going to get a show, they're going to get their money's worth. it's definitely not going to be a boring nights. i will give them what they want to see. you have to train hard and hopefully one day you could get a belt around your waist. you work so hard into the fight is finally over you knock this guy out and you win and there is not a better feeling. everything you value immediately i let the fans know that i am happy. i run around, i will jump on the ropes. i am happy. there is not a better feeling. he says he
keeps close contact with his father's and his mother is now. who knew the drought was bad we knew it was bad but now we're getting solid numbers, how much of the corn crop is expected to be destroyed and photographs from inside the sandstorm. every year we pick a new city to explore. but thanks to hotwire, this year we got to take an extra trip. because they get us ridiculously low prices on really nice hotels and car rentals. so we hit boston in the spring-- even caught a game. and with the money we saved, we took a trip to san francisco. you see, hotwire checks the competitions' rates every day so they can guarantee their low prices. so, where to next? how about there? ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e... ♪ ♪ hotwire.com ♪
first there was a statue, now it's too perturbed possible, cruz demolished his statue at 900 lbs. it was torn down a couple days ago, the associated press also reported that they may downgrade their state's credit rating based on the sexual abuse scandal. south suburban is helping to get clean glasses of water the epa is stepping into the worn to the people that the chloride levels in their drinking waters have reached a dangerous levels, affordable air strippers are being brought in to increase the air quality level. phoenix
swallowed by a wall of dust storms moving into the area and meteorologist say this one came from a severe storm packing strong winds of up to 60 mi. per hour over 9000 homes lost power over the weekend drivers were warned not to drive. more dust storms are possible for the week. tom skilling with our weather. we have a couple storms in one of the viewers said they had to clean their swimming pool after and that was as you can imagine quite a mess not something that will happen every day that's for sure, take a look at these temperatures these will seem downright comfortable tomorrow. these are temperature readings here are the actual
thermometer readings and here's a closer look at how temperatures tomorrow should warm-up right to the lakefront. thunderstorms however could take temperatures down a step on thursday and we are still in the pattern with this subject stream of ripping through the upper air and sending us these little storm clusters. the showers chris seems to be down somewhat tonight to look at the cluster coming southeastward. the reflectivity grows on that. those look like the kind of showers that could go electrical pretty soon. tomorrow we start with a son claude mixture maybe an isolated thunderstorm. those
are the thunderstorms that could come in here with some active weather tomorrow night look at the rain down south of us here is the big picture. low-cal a second wave develops. look how a second wave develops. we're getting about 1.7 in. of rain forecast for the next several days 102 tomorrow and we will all get in on that. showers and thundershowers possible thursday and friday that he begins to build into their could be a thunderstorm late sunday or monday next week and you know beyond that the forecast looks hot. it's just amazing. the warm air dome that
just won't quit this year. >> corp. production dropped in production this year, according to analysts polled by news today as of now in its projected corn yields of 131 bu. per acre bill lowest in 10 years. the heat that will not let up and a lack of rain are to blame including the top producers in illinois and iowa. we best new him as the jeffersons cranky george, the show was a spinoff of all in the family the african-american couple that struck it rich and moved to live the highlife. he playesherman hemsley 74 when he died,
his cause of death is not known. coming up after setting up a bunch of fireworks the white sox offense was at it again tonight. jake gellar explains why he is feeling so good at the training camp. excuse us, while we change into something more comfortable. cool. introducing, the square sunnyd bottle.
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♪ hotwire.com ♪ >> announcer: save big on car rentals too, from $12.95 a day. as the bears checked into camp today they were the healthiest and potentially the best team much of that has to do with o.j. cutlers tradition and the guys he has around him. the bears have holes on both sides of the line that need some work there are a long way from perfect but on paper they are pretty good. it's a win it now weekend i think every year you are expected to win and win big because of the playoffs so i don't think it's anything new for this team but this is the most comfortable i think you
could say this is the most comfortable i have bitten. we don't have any catchy phrases or anything like that, the message is simple query good football team at this point let's just see how good we can get before we play. baseball tonight the white sox finally start playing some good ball at home. they are swinging on the twins again not only did they have a great ball park, a fifth inning, tied the game 1-1 not anymore just over the wall there it's 2-1 sox. adam done reached down and got one off of tyler robinson that is no. 34th fastest white sox to hit that mark and the game is tied at 4. two singles in the walk. two more runs than sox
take a 6-4 lead and that's where they are in the eighth inning. cubs fans are in no hurry to part with ryan dempster but he has less than one week to agree to his trading. he reportedly has yet to weigh the no trade clause. castro hit one out early tonight. fifth inning game tied at 1, james mcdonald extra bases down the line to score on the double a 3-1 lead and in the sixth inning, after hitting zero in the first six weeks. we say a
wins 178, games start on friday. everybody is okay but cent and that kids straight to batboy college. that's the news for this tuesday night. >> with hotwire's low prices i can afford to visit chicago for my first big race and l.a. for my best friend's wedding. because when hotels have unsold rooms, they use hotwire to fill them. so i got my hotels for half-price! >> men: ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e ♪ ♪ hotwire.com ♪ is it done? [ john ] no. ♪ ♪ were you just... no. are you supposed to be driving that in here? no! yo! teresa here? ♪ ♪ no. so is it okay if i stay