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Bourbonnais woman returns to the scene of the crime

A woman caught on surveillance camera stealing batteries from the hardware store returned to the scene of the crime to take a few more. On the afternoon of Aug. 19, the staff of Whitmore Ace Hardware reached out to Coal City Police to report the theft of nearly $500 in rechargeable lithium batteries, the suspect caught on camera placing them in her handbag.
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The 3 Best Mexican Restaurants in Chicago

While Chicago is often known for its pizza and hot dogs, the Windy City also has some of the best Mexican restaurants around. There are so many fantastic establishments to choose from it can be overwhelming. So here are three of the highest ranked Mexican restaurants for you to enjoy in the Windy city.
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Conor McGregor threw the worst first pitch ever at the Cubs game

Conor McGregor threw out the first pitch at the Chicago Cubs game on Tuesday night. It did not go well. The 33-year-old MMA star looked like he’s never thrown a baseball before. He sure didn’t practice. We’ve seen plenty of bad first pitches before — we’re partial to 50 Cent and Carly Rae Jepsen — but this honestly might be the worst celebrity first pitch ever.
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Police: Bullets fired into occupied home kill one man, injure another

GARY — A spray of bullets fired into a home left one man dead and a second man injured early Tuesday morning, according to Gary police Cmdr. Jack Hamady. A handful of other people in the house, including children, were uninjured in the shooting that occurred around 2:30 a.m. Hamady said officers were in the area when they heard shots fired and someone called 911 about a minute later stating that four shots were heard in the 4000 block of West 21st Place.

Father Pfleger: ‘What happened to Gabby Petito is horrific and we should be outraged, but we got to have the same urgency finding other people who are missing too’

Social activist and long-time Pastor of St. Sabina Church, Father Michael Pfleger joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why after national news coverage of the disappearance and death of Gabby Petito, equal attention should be given to the dozens of Black women who are missing in Chicago.

Driver crashes, wedged under semi in northwest Indiana

CROWN POINT, Ind. (WANE) – A crash left a driver wedged under a semi trailer before he was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Around 1:45 p.m., Indiana State Police (ISP) responded to a crash on I-65 southbound at the 246.8 mile-marker involving a semi. Preliminary investigation revealed that...

Friends, Community Leaders in Mourning After Simeon Football Player Shot to Death Near School

A local family is in mourning and searching for answers after a teen was gunned down after leaving his high school on Tuesday. Jamari Williams, 15, was a football player at Simeon Career Academy on the city’s South Side. He was standing in front of a business in the 8300 block of South Holland Road on Tuesday afternoon when a person in a black vehicle fired shots at him, striking him in the chest.

Ex-Kankakee Official Sent to Prison for $2 Million Theft

A man who stole $2 million from Kankakee and a regional wastewater agency was sentenced to nine months in federal prison and two years of home confinement. Richard Simms, 74, acknowledged diverting money through a fraudulent software invoicing scheme. “He stands before the court deeply remorseful for his actions and...

Forecasters warn of 21-foot waves on Lake Michigan, ‘life-threatening’ conditions and the possibility of beach erosion, flooding

A beach hazards statement was made Tuesday morning, warning of the potential for waves between 12 and 16 feet high in portions of northwest Indiana along Lake Michigan — with the potential for occasional waves as high as 21 feet. A similar warning went into effect at 3 p.m. for waves as high as 18 feet in Cook County, according to the National Weather Service. Warnings about the high waves, ...

Second man charged in fatal Austin shooting

CHICAGO - Murder charges have been filed against a second man in connection with a fatal Austin shooting that left one dead and three others wounded in July. Antonio Cole, 23, was arrested Monday in the 2600 block of South California Avenue in Marshall Square, Chicago police said. Cole was...

15-year-old Simeon football player killed in shooting near school

CHICAGO — A teen was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon near Simeon Career Academy High School on Chicago’s South Side. The medical examiner identified the teen as 15-year-old Jamari Williams. According to police, the Williams was standing at Chatham Market shopping center in the 8300 block of South Holland Road around 2:30 p.m. about 20 […]

Juanita E. Carlisle, 67

Juanita E. Carlisle, 67, of Bolingbrook, IL passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021. She was born February 19, 1954, in Sandwich, IL the daughter of Rueben A. and Leona M. (Kramer) Earle. She married Douglas L. Carlisle on August 13, 1975, in the LDS Temple in Kensington, MD. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Juanita enjoyed baking and cooking for her family and friends. She took care of all those around her and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her four grandchildren, who say “She was the best grandmother ever!”

Chicago man found guilty on federal carjacking and weapons charges

CHICAGO - A Chicago man who carjacked a vehicle at gunpoint in Edgewater has been found guilty on federal charges. Jamar Jarvis, 21, took a Lexus SUV from a woman on Oct. 18, 2018, at gunpoint, federal prosecutors said. Accomplices Raynell Lanford, 21, and Jamaal Ashsaheed, 22, have pleaded guilty to carjacking and weapons offenses. Another man, Javion Bush, 21, has pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact.

Blue Island police investigating fatal shooting

Two people were killed, and two others were injured in a shooting in Blue Island, according to the Blue Island Police Department (BIPD). Officers responded to the area of the 12200 block of South Irving Avenue, between Western Avenue and Vincennes Road, at 12:42 a.m. on Sept. 12, according to BIPD Chief Geoffery Farr.

Two men shot to death in third fatal shooting since Friday in Ford Heights

FORD HEIGHTS — Two men were found shot to death Sunday night, the third and fourth men to die from gunshot wounds within mere blocks of each other in a three-day span. The Cook County Sheriff’s Office said the incidents remain under investigation and it is unclear whether or not Sunday’s shooting and two separate shootings Friday are connected in any way. All three shootings occurred in the same six-block area in the small south-suburban village near U.S. 30 and Illinois 394.