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Munster police officer injured in crash with off-duty cop, while trying to stop speeder

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A Munster, Indiana, police officer was injured Wednesday night, when he crashed his squad car into an off-duty officer's pickup truck while trying to pull over a speeding driver.Indiana State Police said the crash happened shortly before 9 p.m. at the intersection of Ridge Road and Beech Avenue.Before the crash, Munster Police Officer Bradley Riemerts was headed west on Ridge Road in his marked police vehicle, trying to catch up to a speeding vehicle to make a traffic stop, police said.Before he could catch up to the speeder, a white Chevrolet pickup truck turned in front of...
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Roof collapses in fire at vacant commercial building in Gary, Indiana

CHICAGO (CBS) -- The roof of a vacant commercial building collapsed Thursday morning in Gary, Indiana, as firefighters responded to a fire.The Gary Fire Department said the fire started at 10:20 a.m. at 3820 Broadway.No one was injured during the fire, but the roof of the building collapsed.No other buildings were damaged.Fire crews were still on the scene early Thursday afternoon chasing hotspots.The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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KD requests trade from Nets, Bulls Twitter is dreaming big

Well, that was unexpected. Just hours before free agency was set to open, Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant turned the NBA upside down by reportedly requesting a trade. There were rumors that Durant would ask out amid drama with Kyrie Irving's contract situation. But even after Irving opted in and committed to Brooklyn for the season, Durant is still asking for a trade.

2 men caught stealing rental cars at Midway garage amassed 5 carjacking convictions in the past 18 months as juveniles: prosecutors

Two men who allegedly tried to steal vehicles from a rental car agency’s garage at Midway Airport this week have a true passion for automobiles. One of them has been adjudicated delinquent as a juvenile four times in the past 18 months for carjackings, prosecutors said. The other is awaiting sentencing for a juvenile carjacking case.

Three people found dead in house in Kankakee

KANKAKEE, Ill. (CBS) -- Three bodies were found in a house in Kankakee Wednesday, and police say they are conducting a homicide investigation.As CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reported, police said it all started when a relative couldn't get in contact with a loved one and made the gruesome discovery Wednesday afternoon. But investigators believe the victims were all shot dead sometime overnight.At 2 p.m., police were called to a rental house at 662 W. Merchant St. The house is right across the street from AMITA Health St. Mary Kankakee Hospital between 6th Street and the Kankakee River, and also...

Man, 33, shot in Englewood

CHICAGO - A man was shot while walking to his car Wednesday night in the Englewood neighborhood. The 33-year-old was approaching his vehicle around 11:30 p.m. when he saw two men, one of whom pulled out a handgun and started shooting at him in the 6500 block of South Green Street, police said.

Pair charged in violent robberies at Belmont Red Line stop

CHICAGO - A man and woman were charged in a pair of attacks and robberies Wednesday morning at the CTA Belmont Red Line station on the North Side. Sean Harris, 24, and Eva Watts, 20, were accused pushing a 46-year-old man to the ground and beating him under the platform in the 900 block of West Belmont Avenue around 4:30 a.m., Chicago police said.

Police investigate after 3 men found dead in Illinois home

Authorities were investigating after three men were found dead in a northern Illinois house, the city’s police chief mayor said Wednesday. At approximately 2 p.m., police responded to a call of a gunshot victim inside of a residence, Kankakee Police Chief Robin Passwater said. Patrol officers checked the residence...

R. Kelly Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

Robert Kelly, best known as R. Kelly, will likely spend the rest of his natural life behind bars. In September, Kelly was convicted of racketeering and eight counts of violating the Mann Act. The sole racketeering charge also included 14 underlying acts that range from the sexual exploitation of a child and kidnapping to bribery and sex trafficking charges.

Shooting Hoops & Throwing Shade: Tristan Thompson Posts Steamy Snaps After Snubbing Khloé Kardashian

Shooting hoops … and throwing shade?One day after NBA player Tristan Thompson stayed conspicuously mum on social media for ex-girlfriend Khloé Kardashian’s birthday on June 27, the athlete took to Instagram with a series of steamy snaps showing off his toned biceps. On June 28, the Chicago Bulls player reposted a story from NBA Master Trainer Chris Johnson, depicting the pair appearing to enjoy a water break while in the gym. “Welcome Back broski,” Johnson wrote alongside a flame emoji, tagging the basketball star, who sported a pair of white tie dye shorts black tank top revealing his muscular physique....
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Chicago's Minimum Wage Will Increase July 1. Here's How Much it Will Be

Several big measures are going into effect July 1 in Chicago, one of them being an increase in the city's minimum wage. Currently, Chicago's minimum wage is $15 an hour for employers that have 21 or more employees, and $14 an hour for smaller businesses. But July 1, that rate is set to increase, according to officials.

3 people injured, one critically, in Princeton Park shooting early Thursday

CHICAGO (CBS) – Three people were wounded, one critically, in an early morning shooting in Princeton Park on Thursday.Chicago police said a male victim, 22, was exiting the rear entrance of a home in the 9400 block of S. Harvard Ave. shortly before 3 a.m. when an unknown offender began shooting toward him.The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the upper chest and was transported to Christ Hospital in critical condition.A second victim, a 46-year-old man, and third victim, a 45-year-old woman, also received graze wounds inside the residence. They both refused medical attention, police said.A total of 45 rounds were reported in the area.No one is in custody in connection with the shooting.Area detectives are investigating the incident.

2 police officers injured after driver blows through red light, crashes into CPD squad car

CHICAGO - Two Chicago police officers were injured after their squad car was struck by a driver who ran a red light Wednesday night in the South Chicago neighborhood. A 31-year-old woman was driving southbound around 11:51 p.m. when she blew through a stop light and struck a Chicago police car on the passenger side in the 8700 block of South South Chicago Avenue, police said.