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Chicago man arrested after holding co-workers hostage in Chicago Ridge

A Chicago man has been charged after holding two employees at gunpoint Monday morning at Redline Towing in Chicago Ridge. Police said officers were dispatched at 10:50 a.m. to Redline Towing, 10103 Kitty Avenue, for an employee threatening his co-workers. Police said a man identified as Anan K. Abudayek, of...
CHICAGO, IL
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2 arrested after police chase at Chicago Premium Outlets mall in Aurora

AURORA, Ill. - A large law enforcement presence was seen at a mall in west suburban Aurora Tuesday afternoon after a police chase. According to Aurora police, officers responded to the Chicago Premium Outlets mall located at 1650 Premium Boulevard. Officers briefly chased two suspects and then took them into...
AURORA, IL
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See something, say something leads to felony arrests in Wilmington

A call to the police by an alert citizen resulted in two arrests for theft over the weekend. The Wilmington Police Department reported that on Saturday, Aug. 6, at approximately 3:02 p.m., officers responded to a call from a business inside the Elion Logistics Park regarding theft of construction materials in progress.
WILMINGTON, IL
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Eastbound I-80 to Get New Split-lane Configuration

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that as part of the ongoing efforts to replace the eastbound Interstate 80 bridges over Hickory Creek, Richards Street, Rowell Avenue/Canadian National Railroad, and westbound over Richards Street, in Joliet, Rockdale and New Lenox, a stage change is scheduled to take place on eastbound I-80 beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, Aug. 17. To prepare for the next stage of the project, starting at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, a lane closure will take place on eastbound I-80, between Chicago and Briggs streets.
NEW LENOX, IL
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Goodrich Park equipment to remain off limits in Braidwood

Goodrich park on Maple Street has sat idle throughout the spring and summer, unable to play host to neighborhood children who hope to play on the park equipment. Members of the Braidwood Park District Board of Commissioners said unfortunately, things don’t look to get better any time soon. The...
BRAIDWOOD, IL
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Many with wrongful convictions linked to disgraced CPD detective go free

CHICAGO (CBS) – Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx vacated seven murder convictions on Tuesday tied to disgraced former Chicago police Det. Reynaldo Guevara.Foxx said Guevara engaged in a "pattern and practice" of framing suspects and manipulating evidence.Five of the eight wrongfully convicted had been released in recent years. Two more were set to be released on Tuesday, with the eighth expected to be released soon.CBS 2's Chris Tye spoke to the victims whose stories are being believed by the system for the very first time.On Tuesday, the prison doors opened for one man in the Stateville Correctional Center in...
COOK COUNTY, IL

Students and staff ready to start in Central Grade School, site of former haunted house

CHICAGO (CBS) -- From school to haunted house and now back to school.That's the unusual journey for a building in southwest suburban Lemont, the old Central Grade School on McCarthy Road.CBS 2's Shardaa Gray reports there are still have a few final touches before the grand opening on Thursday, with the renovation costing $20 million dollars. It's number the district felt it had to spend.About 550 students will be headed back into class inside a repurposed building at Central School in Lemont. "The kids, they're all just going to have their own stuff. Keeping things as organized as possible for them,"...
LEMONT, IL
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National Night Out spurs good natured fun in Braidwood

A night of fun for families, entertainment, and prisoner exchange. This year’s National Night Out went above and beyond in Braidwood, providing for the community not only a night of entertainment, but a light hearted rivalry that played out over the past week on social media. Police Chief Todd...
BRAIDWOOD, IL

Trip down memory lanes for former Aurora sites

Were a member of the Tom-a-Hawk Club. Ate a meal at Barefoot Charlie’s (the best steaks in town!). Drag-raced on North Lake Street. Know that there was a West Aurora North High School. Drank a soda at Shaffer’s Pharmacy. Shot a few billiards at Miller’s pool hall (no...
AURORA, IL
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Sharefest Success in Wilmington!

Area churches pitched in for the third annual Sharefest event on Aug. 6, and this year the amount of food given away was impressive. Vehicles lined up on the service road from Wilmington High School to Steven’s Intermediate School where over 9 tons of food including fresh produce, dairy, cereals, egg whites and canned items were loaded.
WILMINGTON, IL

Shots Fired in White Eagle Neighborhood | District 204 COVID Protocols | Naperville Natives Exits ‘The Bachelorette’

The Naperville Police Department is investigating a report of shots fired near the intersection of Palmer and White Eagle drives early this morning. Police say around 3:40 a.m. they responded to a reported residential burglary in the 2600 block of Deering Bay Drive. A nearby resident said they had heard gunshots several blocks to the northeast at the intersection of Palmer Drive and White Eagle Drive 20 minutes earlier. No one was injured. Police say an initial investigation shows the gunshots came from a dark colored vehicle heading toward Route 59. Anyone with information is asked to contact Naperville police at 630-420-6006.
NAPERVILLE, IL
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Student from Naperville Selected for Television Academy Internship

Alexandra Siambekos of Naperville, Illinois, has been selected for the prestigious Television Academy Foundation Internship program. She is one of just 40 students chosen by Television Academy members from across the country for the 2022 summer program. The Foundation’s annual Internship Program provides eight-week, paid internships, at top Hollywood studios and production companies, to college students nationwide.
NAPERVILLE, IL
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4-H Auction Grosses $140,778

This year’s 4-H livestock auction on Saturday narrowly missed the $142,837 mark reached in last year’s auction. Local businesses and individuals always show generous support to this event, and this year was no different. Will Wright, Herscher Hustlers, had the Grand Champion Pork Premiere and his animal earned...
HERSCHER, IL
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Jury Trial For Will County Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Disorderly Conduct Following Gun Threat at St. Mary Mokena School

The trial date for off-duty Will County Sheriff’s Deputy, Edward Goewey is set for Tuesday, August 9th. Goewey pleaded not guilty to the Class C Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct Charge of December 3rd, 2021. The disorderly conduct charged was in response to a threat of gun violence in his daughter’s seventh-grade classroom at Saint Mary’s School in Mokena.
WILL COUNTY, IL
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Stabbing Victim Who Was Helped by a Gas Station Employee Has Died

Joliet Police have announced that an investigation into a stabbing from early last week is now being investigated as a homicide. On August 1, 2022, at 7:46 PM, Officers were sent to Murphy Express gas station (2504 West Jefferson Street) after 59-year-old Rickey Moffett walked into the station and informed the clerk that he had been stabbed. A medical examination showed that Moffett had suffered a stab wound to the chest. He was transported by the Joliet Fire Department to Ascension St. Joseph Medical Center in critical condition. The location where the stabbing actually occurred is still currently under investigation.
JOLIET, IL
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