Griffith, IN

Girl 'so upset' after man would not stop Portage molestation, police say

VALPARAISO — A young girl told investigators that she was sleeping at a home in Portage when Brian Wadas molested her, according to newly filed charging documents. "Victim then became upset and said 'then he touched me,' while crossing her arms and speaking angrily," a court document state. "Victim went on to say that this hurt, and she stomped her foot."
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Victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy identified as North Carolina man

A North Carolina man who moved to Chicago was one of the victims of John Wayne Gacy, who was convicted of killing 33 young men and boys in the 1970s, authorities said Monday. Francis Wayne Alexander would have been 21 or 22 years old when Gacy killed him sometime between early 1976 and early 1977, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said at a news conference announcing the identification of Alexander's remains.

2 shot while walking in Humboldt Park

CHICAGO - Two men were wounded in a drive-by shooting Tuesday morning in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. The men, 27 and 44, were walking around 9:13 a.m. in the 3400 block of West Chicago Avenue when a black sedan pulled up and some inside fired shots striking them both, police said.
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Lori Lightfoot ‘booed off’ stage amid Chicago vaccine mandate fallout

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was mercilessly booed off a stage during a plumbers’ union fundraiser amid fallout over the city’s vaccine mandate for municipal workers, video shows. A 25-second clip posted to Twitter shows the moment the Democratic mayor was loudly jeered Sunday as she was introduced to Plumbers Union...

Pedestrian Struck and Killed On I-57

File- (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File) One man is dead after he was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 57 near Peotone on Sunday evening. Illinois State Police responded to southbound I-57 just after 7:15 Sunday evening to a report of a disabled vehicle around Mile Post 326. When troopers arrived on the scene, they found 50-year-old Earl Rice Jr. was struck by a vehicle in the left lane of oncoming traffic, where he later succumbed to his injuries. Crews had the interstate shut down for about two-and-a-half hours for investigation. No word on what vehicle struck Mr. Rice Jr. and the investigation is ongoing.

Ratings: Chicago Fire, Survivor Dip vs. World Series; CSI: Vegas Stabilizes

In the latest TV show ratings, Fox’s coverage of the World Series Game 2 averaged 8.9 million total viewers (and a 1.8 demo rating), down a bit from the opener’s preliminary numbers. Opposite what many call “the Fall Classic”: CBS | Survivor (5 mil/0.8) slipped yet still led Wednesday’s non-sports fare in the demo. Tough as Nails (2.8 mil/0.4) and CSI: Vegas (3.3 mil/0.3) were steady. NBC | Chicagos Med (6.6 mil/0.7) and P.D. (5.5 mil/0.7) were steady, while Fire (6.6 mil/0.7) was down a tenth. THE CW | Legends of Tomorrow (540K/0.1) added some eyeballs with Episode 100, while Batwoman (400K/0.1) matched its second smallest audience ever. MORE TO COME…. Want scoop on any of the above shows? Email and your question may be answered via Matt’s Inside Line. The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Warning: Contents may be hot!
TV Fanatic

Chicago Fire Confirms Big Return After Jesse Spencer Exit

Chicago Fire said goodbye to Jesse Spencer with its 200th episode, but a face from the past has been confirmed to return. On Chicago Fire Season 10 Episode 6, titled "Dead Zone," Andy Allo will be back as Lieutenant Wendy Seager. More exciting is that Wendy looks to be working...

Man charged in pair of South Side carjackings

CHICAGO - A man was charged Thursday in two separate carjackings that took place roughly an hour apart in the West Englewood and Bronzeville neighborhoods on the South Side. Greg Profit, 20, faces two felony charges of aggravated vehicular hijacking and one charge of unlawful use of a weapon, police said.