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7 Things Tourists Should NOT Do in Chicago – What to Avoid When You Visit Chicago, Illinois

I always encourage travelers to get off the tourist route and explore the location they’re in. There’s something about diving into an unfamiliar place that can make even the mundane details interesting. I do, however, caution tourists when looking for too authentic of an experience; especially when they get caught up with some locals. Here are my best tips on what tourists should avoid when traveling to Chicago, Illinois:
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Budgeting error lands DuPage County school district in financial distress: ‘We are performing education triage’

Nestled in a leafy and prosperous swath of suburban DuPage County, Center Cass School District 66 in Downers Grove at first glance appears to exemplify the best of public education. The district boasts three tidy and modern school buildings, enthusiastic teachers a reputation for academic rigor and plenty of personal attention for its 1,100 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. But ...
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Week in Review: Navy Pier tragedy • Billion-dollar lottery winners • PPP loans used to bond out of jail

CHICAGO - Cook County prosecutors say a woman pushed her 3-year-old nephew into Lake Michigan off Navy Pier and then pretended she didn't know the child, two people have come forward to claim a billion-dollar Mega Millions jackpot, and police in suburban Chicago have arrested 15 people for allegedly using PPP loans to bond out of jail: Here are the top stories from FOX 32's Week in Review.

Three People Shot Dead Outside Suburban Chicago Home; Suspected Shooter Also Dead

Three people have been shot to death outside a suburban Chicago home… and the suspected shooter was later found dead inside the home after it erupted in flames. Police were called to the home in Oak Park for a report of a domestic disturbance and found two wounded victims in the yard and one in the roadway. Officers got the victims into their squad cars and took them to nearby hospitals, but all three died of their wounds. As police surrounded the home, a child was sent out of the residence, and then smoke and fire became visible from the home.

2 Men Killed at Coal City Bar, Grundy County Deputies Say

Two men were found shot to death outside of a sports bar in unincorporated Coal City early Saturday morning, according to authorities. Officials with the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office say that deputies were called to the Gippers Sports Club and Eatery, located in the 8400 block of East Pine Bluff Road, at approximately 12:30 a.m. Saturday after a report of gunfire.

Chicago man killed, 3 others wounded in mass shooting in Hammond, Indiana

HAMMOND, Ind. (CBS) – One man is dead and three other people are wounded in a mass shooting in Hammond Sunday morning.Around 1:40 a.m., Hammond police responded to a call of shots fired at Serenity Hall, located in the 6200 block of Kennedy Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located four people shot. One of the victims, identified by the Lake County Coroner's Office as 29-year-old Brian Leonard of Chicago, was pronounced dead. The investigation is ongoing and no further information was immediately available. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Hammond Det. Sgt. Tony Pinarski at 219-852-2983 or Det. Sgt. James Onohan at 219-852-2907. 

Jaliyah Luckett: Missing Chicago girl last seen a week ago

CHICAGO - Chicago police are asking for the public's help locating a missing 15-year-old girl. According to police, Jaliyah Luckett was last seen Sept. 19, 2022, in the 3800 block of West Maypole Avenue on the city's West Side. She was wearing a black tank top and white shorts. When...

Missing Chicago motorcyclist found deceased near Seneca

SENECA – A Chicago man that was last seen leaving a bar on a motorcycle in Seneca on September 17th has been found deceased. Grundy County Coroner John Callahan states in a press release that an apparent motorcycle crash occurred on US Route 6 east of the trailer park in Seneca that same day. On Friday, family members of 69-year-old Contreras Eulalio discovered his motorcycle in high weeds and trees in the south ditch of US Route 6. Contreras had been ejected from the bike and found deceased in the area of his motorcycle. The crash remains under investigation by Callahan’s office and the Seneca Police Department.