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Driver dead after stolen U-Haul truck crashes into Little Calumet River during police chase
CHICAGO — The driver of the stolen U-Haul truck who led Hammond police on a chase that ended in the Little Calumet River has died. Hammond police responded to an alert of a stolen U-Haul vehicle around 4:10 a.m. While patrolling the area near 136th Street and Sheffield, they identified the matching truck. Officers attempted […]
Woman Falls From Moving Train Onto Tracks Then Drops Another 2 Stories in Chicago Suburb
Incident occurred near Kedzie Green Line stop on Chicago's West Side. On Chicago's West Side, a 35-year-old woman was hospitalized after plummeting from a moving train onto CTA tracks and subsequently falling nearly two stories below on Tuesday night.
FBI probes misconduct allegations against Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard
DOLTON - There is new information indicating the FBI has launched an investigation into controversial Dolton Mayor and Thornton Township Supervisor Tiffany Henyard. FOX 32 has been reporting for nearly two years on allegations of corruption surrounding Henyard in her capacity as mayor and supervisor. Now, we've learned from multiple sources that federal agents are interviewing witnesses as part of a possible investigation that may — or may not — result in charges.
Black Woman-Owned Grocery Store Chain Seeks Public Support After Authorities Deny Small Business Funding
Ena Jones, a dedicated African American mother and the CEO of Roots & Vine Produce and Cafe, is facing a setback in… The post Black Woman-Owned Grocery Store Chain Seeks Public Support After Authorities Deny Small Business Funding appeared first on Shine My Crown.
Ganges body ID’d as Chicago man
Police have identified a body that washed up on a private Ganges Township beach Feb. 14 as belonging to Elijah Ramone Cooper, 21, of Chicago. Cooper, identified by dental records, had last been seen Nov. 15, 2023. The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office reported a homeowner in the 2200 block of...
Homewood, IL – Tragic Crash on Governor’s Highway Claims Life, Injures Others
Homewood, IL – In a sobering incident on Tuesday afternoon, a white Ford van was involved in a severe single-vehicle accident on Governor’s Highway, as reported by the Homewood Police Department. The tragic crash, occurring around 2:25 PM in the 17900 block, resulted in one fatality and injuries...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Puppies Up for Adoption in Chicago, IL
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around chicago.
A Taste of Italy: Discovering Hammond's 6 Must-Try Italian Eateries
In this article, we'll be exploring six exquisite Italian restaurants located in Hammond. Have you had the opportunity to dine at any of these places? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
Several Illinois Counties Named Most Vulnerable for Tornadoes
In the Midwest, we are no stranger to severe weather, be it the extreme cold we just experienced a month ago, or nearly record heat we suffered through last summer. But the warmest February on record for the Tri-States is a subtle reminder that tornado season is coming. Typically lasting...
Hammond, Ind. could lose 2 schools due to major budget shortfall
HAMMOND, Ind. (CBS) – Two elementary schools in Hammond, Indiana, could close their doors as the School City of Hammond school board said officials are looking to fix a $15 million to $30 million shortfall.Parents, teachers, and students were expected to gather outside of Tuesday night's meeting for a peaceful protest. Teacher's jobs will be at stake and students could lose their schools."To close this school would be one of the worst things to happen," said Mary Ellen Slazyk, a grandmother to seven kids.Slazyk said three of her grandchildren attend Lew Wallace Elementary School, which could potentially close, an unimaginable...
Family of suburban hospital CEO who died after heart surgery sues University of Chicago Health System for negligence
CHICAGO — The family of a southwest suburban hospital CEO who died after heart surgery is suing the University of Chicago Health System for negligence. It has been four months since Don DeFrank lost his wife, 69-year-old Ruth Colby. She was an active mother and the CEO of Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. Colby […]
9 Of The Oldest Schools In Illinois
For children who live in Illinois, some of their favorite memories growing up are about going to school. When I walk into schools in the Rockford area like Belvidere North or Cherry Valley Elementary it just blows my mind. I couldn't imagine going to class in a brand-new building. When I was growing up, all of my schools were older. That got me wondering. What are some of the oldest schools in Illinois?
Lansing History: The house on Thornton-Lansing Road that’s 135 years old
LANSING, Ill. (February 20, 2024) – Five years after the house at 2243 Thornton-Lansing Road in Lansing was built, Charles Daehn purchased it to begin a new life with his soon-to-be bride, Bertha Dommer. The house was built in 1889. It’s unknown who the original owners, or the builder, were.
Homewood, IL – Serious Accident Shuts Down Governors Highway
Homewood, IL – The Village of Homewood Police Department reports a serious accident on Tuesday afternoon in the 17900 block of Governors Highway. According to police reports the incident has led to the closure of both northbound and southbound lanes between Caroline Drive and Knollwood Place. Authorities are directing traffic to alternative routes and are working diligently to manage the situation.
Chicago police officers crash squad car into parked vehicle, tree
CHICAGO - Chicago police crashed their squad car into a parked vehicle and a tree in Old Irving Park early Wednesday morning. The officers were in a marked squad car in the 4300 block of North Kildare Avenue just before 2:30 a.m. when they crashed. They were heading northbound on...
Illinois Eliminates Cash Bail, and Rampant Crime is the Result
In a bold move, Illinois became the first state to eliminate cash bail in September 2023, under the SAFE-T Act. This legislation not only abolished cash bail but also reduced the types of crimes for which defendants could be detained before trial. The goal was clear: to reform the criminal justice system and reduce jail populations. However, the outcomes have sparked significant debate and concern, especially in Chicago, where the impact of these policies is most visible.
Violence interrupters recognized boys shot in South Shore, suspected shooters
CHICAGO (CBS) -- Violence interrupters said the attackers who shot two boys, ages 12 and 14, in South Shore this week are also kids themselves.CBS 2 has also learned community leaders recognized the suspected shooters from their work in the neighborhood – and responded to a SWAT standoff in hopes of getting them out safely.The volunteers said they always show up to try to defuse a situation when kids from the South Shore neighborhood are involved. Late Monday, they were among the first to arrive to a chaotic crime scene.Police and SWAT teams were called to the 7800 block of...
Lake County Feb 20 Weekly Crime Report: 210 Incidents and 10 Crime Stories
Lake County Feb 20 Weekly Crime Report: 210 Incidents and 10 Crime Stories. During the last week, Lake County reported a total of 210 crime cases. The most common type of crime was 'Other' with 47 instances, which included numerous 911 hangups and reports of missing persons. This was followed by 'Assault' with 32 cases, 'Suspicious Situation' with 27 cases, 'Disturbance' with 24 cases, and 'Theft' with 23 cases. 'Arrests' were made in 21 cases, while 'Shooting' incidents were reported 14 times. Lesser reported crimes included 'Vandalism' with 11 cases, 'Trespass' with 8 cases, 'Burglary' with 2 cases, and 'Robbery' with a single case. The data suggests a concerning level of criminal activity in the place, with a high number of assaults and shootings. Law enforcement agencies need to address these escalating crime rates urgently to ensure the safety and security of the residents.
Illinois Commuters Shocked To Witness Crab Riding On Train
Riding on the CTA trains in Chicago is an adventure but on this day, commuters witnessed something they've never seen before. The Experience Of Riding Public Transportation In Chicago. When I go to Chicago for an event, concert, or game I prefer to take public transportation whenever possible. There's so...
ComEd billing upgrade issues leave customers frustrated
CHICAGO (CBS) -- A CBS 2 viewer recently reached out for help with her electric bill – as ComEd is changing its billing, and the customer's balance went from about $50 to more than $9,000.As of Monday night, some ComEd customers trying to pay their bills on the company's app or website were met with a message reading: "Customer account services are temporarily unavailable as we perform maintenance to our system. Thank you for your patience as we work to restore them as quickly as possible." When those same customers tried to pay over the phone, they might have heard:...