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Three children confirmed dead in basement fire in Humboldt Park

CHICAGO (CBS) – Three boys -- ages 4, 6, and 11 -- died following a fire in Humboldt Park over the weekend.The Chicago Fire Department rushed into a home near Potomac Avenue and Pulaski Road just before 12:30 a.m. Sunday.Witnesses say firefighters immediately started performing CPR on the children before rushing them to the hospital.A 4-year-old boy was taken to Saint Mary Hospital for smoke inhalation and was pronounced dead. He was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office as Axel Cruz.Two other boys -- Jayden Cruz, 6, and Angel Rodriguez, 11 -- also died in the fire, according to the Medical Examiner's office.Another young boy was also hospitalized in critical condition.Two adults were also injured in the fire. A 40-year-old woman was taken to West Suburban Hospital, and a 35-year-old man was taken to Saint Mary's -- both treated for smoke inhalation and in good condition.The cause of the fire is under investigation. Fire companies passed out smoke detectors and fire safety literature, and discussed the importance of fire safety to residents in the 4000 block of West Potomac Avenue Sunday. 
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Justin Fields Training Video Goes Viral: NFL World Reacts

Whether Justin Fields is ready or not, expectations will be high for him in his second year with the Chicago Bears. But a recent video shows he's putting in the work. A recent Instagram video shows Fields using the treadmill while he's on his vacation. The video already has over 113,000 views on Twitter alone.

Gary Police officer shoots suspect while responding to call of person with a gun

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A Gary, Indiana, police officer shot a suspect Sunday while responding to a call of a person with a gun. According to police, Gary officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of Johnson Street around 4:45 p.m. due to a "male with a gun who was making the residence unsafe." Police said, "During the course of contact with the male an officer was forced to discharge his weapon striking the male." The Lake County Sheriff's Department is now handling the investigation. The officer will be placed on mandatory desk duty for the extent of the external investigation. No further details were available.

Robin Baumgarten Is Engaged! Meet the Veteran WGN Anchor

Robin Baumgarten is a Chicago native and the Windy City’s favorite morning anchor. And her personal life is not free of social media curiosity either. The WGN anchor recently revealed she is in a relationship and is engaged to her mystery partner. Her followers want to know who Robin Baumgarten’s boyfriend-turned-fiancé is. However, she is keeping his identity under wraps. We reveal more about her background and family in this Robin Baumgarten wiki.

Man dragged during attempted carjacking at parking garage in Streeterville

CHICAGO (CBS)-- A man was carjacked in a parked garage in Streeterville Monday morning. The victim told CBS 2 he was just getting off work when someone tried to take his car. Police said it happened around 6:30 a.m. in a garage on McClurg Court and Ontario Street by Northwestern Hospital. "As I'm coming toward my vehicle, they guy's rushing toward me, trying to get into my vehicle, at this point we are rationing for my car," the victim told CBS 2. "As he gets in the vehicle he's trying to take off."Police on the scene said a stolen vehicle from an earlier carjacking just blocks away was used as the getaway car.Though not advised by police, this is what the victim did next with the attempted carjacker at the wheel."I grabbed onto the door, he dragged me with my car," The victim said. "That's when the vehicle hit another car over there, so then he jumps out the passenger side and runs and gets into another vehicle and they take off."The victim said he did suffer some scratches on his hand.  Police say you should avoid going after your vehicle during a carjacking.

Baby among 5 dead, 22 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) – At least five people are dead, and 22 others are wounded in shootings across the city as of Sunday. The youngest victim includes a 5-month-old girl.In the first shooting of the weekend, a man, 20, was shot in the West Pullman neighborhood Friday evening.  Police said around 8:10 p.m., an unknown offender fired shots, in the 11700 block of South Princeton – striking the victim in the neck. The victim then self-transported to Roseland Hospital in critical condition. A 5-month-old girl is dead, and a 41-year-old man is wounded following a shooting in South Shore Friday evening. Around 6:45...

Car crashes into group at picnic, injuring 6

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A driver crashed into a group of people at a Cook County Forest Preserve Sunday evening, injuring half a dozen of them. The group was enjoying a relaxing picnic on a gorgeous quiet summer night at Schiller Woods, but that changed in a flash. Rado Zymula was at that party and jumped into action when it happened. "The people that ran towards it said, 'Start lifting the car up! Start lifting the car up!' So I did the same," he said. Zymula watched as a vendor backed up into a crowd of people, catching at least one underneath. He said before an...

Gunman shot by Gary police officer

GARY, Ind. - A Gary police officer shot a gunman in a home Sunday afternoon in northwest Indiana. Police responded to a report of a male acting dangerously with a gun around 4:42 p.m. at a residence in the 2300 block of Johnson Street. While trying to make contact with...

Reds rehash Wick-Votto beef with troll tweet

Reds second baseman Jonathan India's three-run home run off Rowan Wick Tuesday helped Cincinnati take the series opener 5-3 over the Cubs. It also provided the Reds' official Twitter account an opportunity to have some fun at the expense of Wick and the Cubs. The Reds tweeted a gif of...

4 potential FA targets to address Bulls’ shooting need

The Chicago Bulls attempted the fewest 3-pointers in the NBA last season. And it wasn’t close. Their 28.8 attempts per game lagged behind the 29th-place team in the Washington Wizards, who launched 30.6 per game. And the Minnesota Timberwolves nearly lapped them, attempting a league-high 41.3 per game. Billy...

Why Hawks believe Richardson is right coach for rebuild

There's one thing Blackhawks GM Kyle Davidson made clear ahead of the organization's search for a permanent head coach. He wanted someone that would be here for the long haul, not just a placeholder during the rebuild. Throughout the interview process, it became increasingly clear to Davidson that Richardson checked...

Video: Wild Fan Brawl Breaks Out During AEW X NJPW Forbidden Door

A brawl broke out between two fans during Sunday’s AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door pay-per-view in Chicago. The fight occurred during the main event bout between Jon Moxley and Hiroshi Tanahashi for the interim AEW World Championship. As seen in the videos below, the security crew dragged the two...