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Racine brothers were 'manufacturing firearms' in home, prosecutors say

RACINE, Wis. - Three Racine brothers were arrested and charged after prosecutors say a drive-by shooting revealed a cache of weapons in their home. Two of the brothers are felons, and investigators believe they were manufacturing firearms. Calvin Gibson, 52, faces one count of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, use of...
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Comedian Ricky Gervais calls on Cook County Forest Preserve to release caged coyote

CHICAGO (CBS) – A campaign to free a coyote caged in Northbrook just received a major celebrity endorsement.Comedian Ricky Gervais is calling for Rocky the coyote to be moved to an animal sanctuary in Colorado.Gervais said the fact that Rocky is on anti-depressant medications is evidence of his inhumane captivity.He said urgent action is needed to help him.Rocky has been caged at the River Trail Nature Center for four years. He was turned over by a family who kept him as a pet.They apparently thought he was a German Shepherd.Several animal rights groups are fighting for his release.Forest Preserve officials said there's no guarantee Rocky will thrive if he is moved since he was raised by humans.

Truck wrecked in crash under Edens Expressway overpass

SKOKIE, Ill. (CBS) -- A box truck was left wrecked and wedged underneath an overpass on the Edens Expressway Wednesday afternoon. Illinois State Police were called at 4 p.m. to the Church Street underpass on the inbound side of the Edens, on the boundary of Skokie and Morton Grove.A flatbed tow truck had been towing a box truck on one of its flatbed tow trucks, and the box truck turned out to be too tall for the 14-foot 2-inch clearance at the Church Street underpass.The box truck hit the overpass above, and pieces of concrete fell from the overpass, state...

Kenosha arson defendant says men dressed like soldiers provided flammable liquid to spread fire at car dealership during protests

Federal prosecutors have charged two more Minnesota men with participating in arsons and looting in Kenosha following the police shooting of Jacob Blake two years ago. The latest defendants join at least four others already charged who drove to Kenosha from the Twin Cities in a caravan, according to court records.
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Nebraska vs Northwestern Prediction, Game Preview, Lines, How To Watch

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Kenosha abduction, Indiana arrests, 2 missing kids found

KENOSHA, Wis. - A South Carolina man and woman wanted in connection with a Kenosha abduction were arrested early Wednesday, Aug. 10 in Whitestown, Indiana. Kenosha police said this all started when a man, 24, attacked his 2-month-old son's mother and took the child. The mother, 20, flagged down Kenosha police near 18th Avenue and 63rd Street around 9:30 p.m. She had visible injuries and was taken to the hospital. Investigators believe the attack happened in the parking lot of an old grocery store in the area.

City to close two more beaches for the season due to limited staffing

Starting Monday, Aug. 15, only Clark and Lee beaches will be open to swimmers for the remainder of the summer season due to a shortage of lifeguards. Evanston’s Lighthouse and South Boulevard beaches will close. The shortage is caused by staff returning to high school or college for the...

Holy Rosary ready to close out a festive church festival season this weekend

Johnson began covering sports in Kenosha in 2004 as a staff writer for the Kenosha News and eventually became a news and sports editor there, serving in that role and covering the community until May 2022. Johnson grew up in Kenosha, graduating from Bradford High School in 2000 and then the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004. He still happily resides in town with his wife, Bridget, and son, Brady.

Waukegan Township Board Meeting

All board meetings will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, at 5pm. Meetings will no longer be held at the Supervisor's office. The new location will be Park Place - 414 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan, IL. Meetings will be held in person and no longer via Zoom.

Boy paralyzed in July 4 shooting ‘excited’ to return to school in fall

An 8-year-old boy who was shot during the Highland Park Fourth of July parade is expected to return to the classroom in the fall, according to his family. Cooper Roberts was left paralyzed from the waist down after he was shot in the abdomen, suffering a severed spinal cord. He has been in the hospital since the shooting outside of Chicago but is expected to start third grade at Braeside Elementary School in Highland Park in the fall — alongside his twin brother Luke — in six to 12 weeks. “This is a huge motivation for Cooper as he is excited to return to...

Kenosha police chase stolen car, 2 arrested

KENOSHA, Wis. - Kenosha police say a high-speed chase of a stolen car is what led to two separate crashes Monday, Aug. 8. Police said it started with a traffic stop after the car was involved in "several crimes." The pursuit went down Sheridan Road and reached speeds around 80 mph near 75th Street.