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A 12-year-old boy faces an aggravated battery charge after he allegedly stabbed a child with scissors in the face and leg Wednesday during a fight at an elementary school on Chicago’s Far South Side, police said. The boys were arguing in the stairwell of a school in the 11800 block of South Indiana Avenue about 1:05 p.m. when they started...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 7:32 pm
Scammers are using local area state police telephone numbers to “spoof” victims, according to Illinois State Police. Spoofing occurs when a telephone number is manipulated and disguised to look like a different phone number. Recently, ISP officials have received phone calls from concerned citizens saying ISP called requesting personal information in order to resolve a police matter. Most commonly, citizens...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 7:24 pm
The Chicago area is getting hit by a super-slow-moving storm that will bring a light snow chance for four straight days. The snow began Wednesday evening and won’t completely leave until Saturday afternoon. But “why” is this storm moving so slowly? It’s because this type of storm system is “cutoff” from the jet stream. The jet stream is a fast-moving...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 6:57 pm
Ten iPhones were stolen Wednesday morning from the Oakbrook Center Apple Store, Oak Brook police said. According to police, Oakbrook Center security saw on surveillance video three suspects grab several iPhones and run out of the store Wednesday morning. The estimated value of the loss is up to $10,000, police said. According to police, the three suspects fled in a...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 6:12 pm
A U.S. Marine veteran from Hobart, Indiana, believes her service-dog-in-training was stolen from her front yard after not seeing him since Dec. 29. Natalie Padilla served as a Marine from 2005 to 2009. After having symptoms of anxiety and depression, Padilla said she purchased Dart, a silk terrier-poodle mix, for emotional support when he was 10 weeks old. Padilla last...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 5:43 pm
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's surprise announcement on Dec. 2 that Police Supt. Eddie Johnson had been fired capped 26 hours of back-and-forth on how best to present the public argument and break the news to members of the Chicago Police Department, among others.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 4:35 pm
A 42-year-old man was robbed early Thursday morning in Gold Coast on the Near North Side.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 2:54 pm
Portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama will leave the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery for Chicago next summer. The artwork by artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald is set for a five-city tour in 2021, the gallery announced, with Chicago being the first stop. The tour will begin at the Art Institute on June 18,...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 2:26 pm
A teenage boy was arrested Wednesday for carrying a pellet gun at a high school in Bronzeville on the South Side.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 12:49 pm
Zach LaVine scored 25 points, Lauri Markkanen added 21 and the Chicago Bulls overcame a big performance by Karl-Anthony Towns to beat the skidding Minnesota Timberwolves 117-110.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 12:45 pm
Amtrak announced Wednesday the suspension of a pricing policy that resulted in a $25,000 travel bill for a group of wheelchair-bound activists heading to Bloomington-Normal, Illinois from Chicago for a conference and rally on disability rights.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 12:32 pm
At least three of 16 Illinois residents who cast ballots after being mistakenly registered to vote are U.S. citizens after all, election officials said Wednesday in assessing the damage caused by an error in the state's automatic voter registration system.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 12:13 pm
Four people stole an ATM from a liquor store in River West Thursday.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 11:35 am
A 94-year-old man and his young grandchild were badly hurt in a fire on Chicago’s Far South Side Wednesday, and neighbors are hoping that both can make a full recovery after the devastating blaze. “He’s a nice old man,” Lisa Hudson said of her 94-year-old neighbor. “He takes care of the kids, and just put his car together in the...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 3:12 am
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Juan C. Aguiar, 37, of Waukegan with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, aggravated driving under the influence of drugs (cocaine) and aggravated driving under the combined influence of alcohol and drugs. On May 12, 2019, around 2:30 a.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 2:55 am
Multiple persons of interest are being questioned after three people were shot — one fatally — Wednesday afternoon in West Garfield Park, police said. They were in a gray SUV about 1:30 p.m. when they stopped at a corner in the 300 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue and had a “verbal confrontation” with someone, Officer Michelle Tannehill, a CPD spokeswoman,...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 2:32 am
Chicago police say one man is in custody after evading a traffic stop on Lake Shore Drive near the Museum Campus early Wednesday morning. Just before 2 a.m., officers attempted to pull over a black Chevy Cruz traveling on Lake Shore Drive for a minor traffic violation. According to CPD, the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle refused to...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 2:09 am
The Joliet City Council has approved a deal to make the old Joliet women’s prison into a haunted attraction later this year. The council approved a plan from a company known as “Thirteenth Floor” which would renovate the former women’s prison, located on Collins Street across from the main prison, for an opening in plenty of time for Halloween. “We...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 1:45 am
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday that the state will continue to expand early childhood education programs, but there is still some concern about what the funding formula means for smaller preschool programs in the state. On Wednesday, Pritzker unveiled another portion of the extensive plan, which would allow 500 more children from at-risk families to qualify for home visits,...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 1:28 am
Two Chicago women are filing a lawsuit against a pair of former police officers, alleging that they were the victims of a corrupt scheme designed to shake down innocent citizens. Micaela Cruz, one of the women filing the lawsuit, says the disgraced former officers used false information to raid her home, pulled out weapons during the search, and left her...
Posted: January 22, 2020, 11:36 pm
A toddler and a man were seriously injured in a fire Wednesday in Burnside on the South Side. Crews were called to the fire at 4:29 p.m. in a two-story building in the 700 block of East 91st Street, according to Chicago police. A 2-year-old boy who suffered burns was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical...
Posted: January 22, 2020, 11:16 pm
A teenage basketball and baseball player was hospitalized after a sleepover in a Chicago suburb last weekend went horribly wrong, his family said. Thirteen-year-old Gio Palacios was asleep at a friend’s home in Round Lake Park when he said one of his teammates tried to imitate a YouTube video. “Apparently, nail polish remover was poured on his foot and it...
Posted: January 22, 2020, 10:53 pm
Two people were arrested Wednesday after allegedly stealing a car in south suburban Calumet City, then leading police on a chase into Chicago. Officers first responded to reports of a carjacking about 3:50 p.m. in the 1200 block of Torrence Avenue, Calumet City police said. They spotted the missing Volkswagen Passat near Sibley Boulevard and followed it as it sped...
Posted: January 22, 2020, 10:30 pm
A suburban teacher is taking her case to the Illinois Supreme Court to fight for her right to use earned sick leave for the birth of her child against the district she works in.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 10:09 pm
As he spoke publicly for the first time since being named head coach of the Chicago Fire FC, Raphael Wicky’s enthusiasm for his new job was obvious. “There is something going on in this Club, and this is an exciting time for me to be the head coach,” Wicky said. Monday was the first day the 2020 Fire came together...
Posted: January 22, 2020, 10:09 pm
After Planters started a #RIPeanut hashtag on Wednesday after the “death” of spokespeanut Mr. Peanut, Chicago Bears fans had to do a double-take to make sure that one of the most famous cornerbacks in the history of the team hadn’t unexpectedly passed away. Fortunately for Bears fans, Charles “Peanut” Tillman is still alive, which he confirmed in a tweet after...
Posted: January 22, 2020, 9:52 pm
Attorneys for Marni Yang want a fingerprint that was found at the murder scene of Rhoni Reuter to be run through a national database, they argued in court Wednesday.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 9:43 pm
A 12-year-old boy was taken into police custody after he allegedly stabbed another boy multiple times in the face with a pair of scissors, Chicago police say. According to authorities, the boys were in a stairwell just after 1 p.m. at the Chicago Collegiate Charter School in the city’s West Pullman neighborhood when they began to argue. During the argument,...
Posted: January 22, 2020, 9:19 pm
Snow overnight will likely mark the start of a moisture-filled system that could hover over the Chicago area for days before ending in some accumulation by the weekend. Light snow is set to develop after midnight in far western counties before spreading across the metro area, leaving behind a dusting to up to an inch by dawn. The light snow...
Posted: January 22, 2020, 9:09 pm
The results of a toxicology report for rapper Juice WRLD were released Wednesday, with the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office ruling his cause of death an “accident.” According to the medical examiner, 21-year-old Jarad Higgins died of oxycodone and codeine toxicity in December. The young rapper had suffered what officials previously called a medical incident when he and his entourage...
Posted: January 22, 2020, 9:06 pm
Yelp has started showing “Health Score Alerts” on business pages with the lowest health inspection scores. The company, which launched the pilot program Wednesday, said it hopes to make health scores “easier to find and understand so people can make informed choices about safe places to eat.” Currently, it is only available in Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. “The...
Posted: January 22, 2020, 8:59 pm
A FedEx truck was burglarized Wednesday as it sat stalled on the shoulder of Interstate 57 in south suburban Calumet Park. Just after midnight, the truck was stalled on the shoulder of the southbound lanes of I-57 near 127th Street when someone broke into the trailer and stole several packages, Illinois State police said. A responding trooper alerted the driver...
Posted: January 22, 2020, 6:29 pm
Four people were taken to hospitals Wednesday after an ambulance was involved in a crash with another vehicle in Marquette Park on the Southwest Side. The crash happened about 8:15 a.m. in the 7100 block of South Rockwell Street, according to preliminary information from Chicago police. Six people were involved in the crash, and four were taken to hospitals, police said....
Posted: January 22, 2020, 6:09 pm
Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, every person who boards a domestic flight in the United States must have a Real ID, a Real ID-compliant driver's license or a passport.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 6:00 pm
A 30-year-old Algonquin woman died after crashing her car into a tree, rolling over and then being hit by another car Tuesday night in north suburban Lake Barrington. She was driving a Nissan Altima about 11:40 p.m. south on Kelsey Road north of Flint Creek Drive when she left the roadway for an unknown reason and drove into a ditch...
Posted: January 22, 2020, 5:56 pm
K-pop sensation BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, announced their 2020 "Map of the Soul" tour on Tuesday, with two performances in Chicago.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 5:00 pm
Bed Bath & Beyond is closing 40 stores nationwide, the company says, including three in the Chicago area.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 3:20 pm
R. Kelly’s trial in Cook County in September will begin with charges alleging he sexually abused his hair dresser, prosecutors revealed in court Wednesday. Kelly did not appear at the hearing due to a “medical procedure,” his attorney Steve Greenberg said. A Cook County judge ordered the singer to stand trial on one of four sexual abuse cases on Sept....
Posted: January 22, 2020, 2:57 pm
Authorities say a suburban police officer was charged with driving under the influence in connection with a crash on Interstate 55 early Sunday that killed an officer from another suburban police department.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 2:04 pm
Illinois grant funds will provide nearly $30 million for efforts across the state to acquire open spaces and develop and improve recreational facilities.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 1:02 pm
A Palos Hills man was charged with multiple felonies for fleeing police and crashing into multiple squad cars in southwest suburban Orland Park.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 12:52 pm
A class action lawsuit claiming Chicago Public Schools discriminated against black educators when it announced layoffs in 2011 has been dismissed.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 12:44 pm
Actress Rose McGowan’s former attorneys are suing her, saying she defamed them by saying they pressured her into entering a plea of no contest to a drug charge in order to benefit disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 12:23 pm
A police chase on the North Side stemmed from a shooting in Logan Square and ended in a crash in Ravenswood.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 4:45 am
Some sidewalks in the Chicago area remained messy Tuesday, days after it snowed—and that’s against the law, as one alderman points out — and neighbors want violators to be held accountable.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 2:55 am
A family of five is fighting to add a second full bath to their historic home but is facing pushback from the city.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 12:39 am
An Illinois healthcare manufacturing company has temporarily closed because it couldn't meet new state standards for ethylene oxide, a cancer-causing chemical.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 11:09 pm
Passengers entering Chicago's O'Hare International Airport from Wuhan, China will undergo a public health screening starting this week after the U.S. reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 8:26 pm
A financial wizard’s spell was finally broken after prosecutors claim to have caught him swindling at least $500,000 from women he encountered through online dating websites. Chicago investment manager Marcus Beam allegedly told victims their money would be invested in gold, real estate and art, along with stock in companies such as Uber and Lyft — all while touting his...
Posted: January 19, 2020, 2:51 pm
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