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The Early Signs From the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Are Not Promising

On November 1, Kyle Rittenhouse will go on trial in a Wisconsin courtroom for killing two people and wounding a third during the disturbances in Kenosha, Wisconsin last summer following the shooting of Jacob Blake, who was shot in the back by a police officer who was responding to a domestic disturbance call. The case popped up briefly again because, on October 8, federal prosecutors declined to prosecute the officer, Rusten Sheskey. On Tuesday, both sides in the upcoming Rittenhouse trial appeared before Judge Bruce Schroeder in Kenosha for a final motions hearing. It did not bode well for the prosecution. From WTMJ:
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Kenosha Bradford High School threat investigated: police

KENOSHA, Wis. - Police are investigating a threat of a school shooting at Kenosha Bradford High School on Thursday morning, Oct. 28. Officials say around 7:15 a.m., Bradford High School received an anonymous voicemail stating a school shooting would occur at 8 a.m. School administration immediately called the Kenosha Police Department to request assistance. The administration also notified staff to prevent any movement within the school throughout the first period, which ended at 8:20 a.m.
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5 Chicago suburbs made it in the Best Small Cities in America list

If you live in Elmhurst, Highland Park, Glen Ellyn, Park Ridge or Wheaton, you probably already know how good you got it… But, just to be sure: these 5 Chicago suburbs all landed in in the Best Small Cities in America list!. Wallet Hub released their 2021 edition of the...

One Year After Launching New Store During Pandemic, Sally’s Nuts To Celebrate ‘Grand Opening’ In Highland Park

CHICAGO (CBS) — We first told you about Sally’s Nuts one year ago; a beloved mother-daughter business that took off during the pandemic. It turns out they’re doing so well, they’re finally​ having their formal “grand opening.” CBS 2’s Marissa Parra shares their secret ingredient to success in Highland Park. Sally’s Nuts is setting the stage for the big day. “Our grand opening, 365 days later,” Kari Guhl said. One year ago, the world looked a lot different, and so did their “nutty” business. As shops shuttered around them in 2020, Guhl and her mother, Sally Schoch, did the unthinkable, and opened their own store. “I mean,...

Coroner Identifies Victim in Weekend Shooting Spree in Elgin

The Kane County Coroner’s Office has identified the man killed during a Monday (Oct. 25, 2021) shooting incident in Elgin. According to Coroner’s Office and Elgin Police Department news releases, Francisco Reyes-Hernandez, 38, of Schaumburg was shot and killed and two other adults males were injured in the shootout that began at around 2:11 a.m. Monday in the 200 block of North Jackson Street.

Who is the judge in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial?

KENOSHA, Wis. — The trial for Kyle Rittenhouse will begin in less than one week, and the judge presiding over it has made nationwide headlines before. Rittenhouse claimed he shot three men in self-defense in August 2020, killing two of them during unrest in Kenosha following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

KCOR Wins Preliminary Approval for Kenosha Block Grant Funds

WGTD)---A group formed in the aftermath of the Jacob Blake shooting last year is gaining acceptance—and funding. The Kenosha Coalition Organizing Resolution, or KCOR for short, sends trained counselors and mediators into the streets to diffuse violent or potentially violent situations. The group was recently awarded $47,000 in federal block grant funds by the city committee that disburses the money. A city council vote to confirm the grant is expected to come when other city budgets are formally adopted for the next year in the coming weeks.

Kenosha News editorial: Don't speak ill of the dead

Dear Mr. Ex-president: Don’t speak ill of the dead. We noted with dismay your remarks on the passing of four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell: “Wonderful to see Colin Powell, who made big mistakes on Iraq and famously so-called weapons of mass destruction, be treated in death so beautifully by the Fake News Media. Hope that happens to me someday. He was a classic RINO, if even that, always being the first to attack other Republicans. He made plenty of mistakes, but anyway, may he rest in peace!”
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Men shot by Kyle Rittenhouse can be called ‘rioters’ and ‘looters’ but not ‘victims,’ judge rules

A Wisconsin judge ruled Monday that attorneys in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial could refer to the men the teen shot in Kenosha, Wis., last year as “rioters,” “looters” and “arsonists.” They could not, however, describe Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, who were killed, and Gaige Grosskreutz, who was wounded, as “victims” because the term was “loaded,” the judge said.

Today's events for Thursday, Oct. 28

Free candy alert! Get a jump on trick-or-treating today at Herzing University, which is hosting its Trunk or Treat event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today (Oct. 28) in their Downtown Kenosha parking lot, 5800 Seventh Ave. This is a free event, open to everyone. Six Flags Great America’s Halloween...

Shootings in Elgin leave 1 dead, 5 wounded

One person was killed and five others injured in two separate shooting cases in Elgin, according to police. Just before 2 a.m. Sunday, Elgin police responded to reports of a shooting at an industrial complex near Commerce Drive and Tollgate Road. According to an Elgin police Facebook post, a group had gathered to street race, during which an argument started and led to the shooting.