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Spicing Up Highland Park: The 3 Mexican Restaurants You Can't Miss
This article presents a guide to three Mexican restaurants located in Highland Park. Have you had the chance to visit any of these establishments? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts! Please feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below.
As a suburban Chicago mall prepares to close, others ramp up
A suburban Chicago mall will soon close its doors for good, marking another major mall closure that stands in stark contrast with the heightened efforts of other popular shopping centers aiming to stay relevant in challenging times. According to multiple reports, Spring Hill Mall will close most of its stores...
Subway restaurant shooting leaves 1 dead in Chatham
CHICAGO - A shooting inside a Subway restaurant left one person dead Thursday night in Chicago's Chatham neighborhood. Officers responding to a report of a shooting found a male, whose age was unknown, with a gunshot wound to the head just before midnight inside a Subway restaurant located at 53 W. 79th St., according to CPD.
Popular Chicago restaurant files plans for Colorado debut
Making good on their word last October to expand into Colorado, Chicago-born Portillo’s has filed plans for their first Colorado location which will be out near Denver International Airport (DIA). If you’ve ever been to a Portillo’s, you know they are top-notch at making Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian...
Missing teen in Humboldt Park: Corbin Felton last seen Feb. 21
CHICAGO - A search is underway for a missing teen in Humboldt Park, according to Chicago police. Corbin Felton, 14, was last seen Feb. 21 at his home in the 4200 block of W Crystal Street. He's described as being 5-foot-8 with brown eyes and black hair. Felton was wearing...
You Can Thank Illinois Restaurant for Inventing This Famous Food
I think if you live in Chicago you are the only residents in Illinois that are thankful for this unique food invention. When it comes to hot dogs just grill it up and splash some mustard on it and I am good to go. However, those in Chicago have to spice things up with their hot dogs. The Chicgao-Style hot dog is the state's most famous food invention, but it's a unique taste that not everyone likes.
Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash on Chicago expressway near Guaranteed Rate Field
CHICAGO (CBS)-- A woman died after being hit by a car on the Dan Ryan Expressway early Friday morning. Police are searching for the driver. According to Illinois State Police, a woman was standing in the roadway when she was hit by the car, at 34th Street near Guaranteed Rate Field. The driver drove off. ISP said it is not known why the victim was on the roadway. Police confirmed all northbound lanes have reopened. Police are investigating.
Karavan By Jibek Jolu Will Open Soon in Des Plaines
According to Chicago Food Chat, Karavan will be taking over what was formerly home to Eagle Restaurant.
Illinois Woman Gets TSA Pat Down at O’Hare Because of her Hands
If you're headed on vacation this spring, you might want to monitor what you put on your hands before you leave for the airport. Or you might get a pat down.
Post Office offers $100K reward for suspect impersonating a Chicago mail carrier
CHICAGO, Ill. (WTVO) — The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a man wanted for mail theft while impersonating a Chicago mail carrier. According to authorities, the suspect is believed to have entered corporate and residential buildings in the Loop area of […]
Midway officers make unusual discovery inside tube of toothpaste
CHICAGO - Officers at Chicago's Midway Airport recently made an unusual find in a passenger's luggage. What looks like a normal tube of toothpaste turned out to be someone's vice. On Friday, TSA agents posted a photo on X of a tube of Colgate toothpaste. Inside, though, they discovered a...
Dangerous Thunderstorms and Snow for Illinois in Next 7 Days
It's been a historically warm month of February with many hoping that spring has started early and we're done with snow for the season. But, that may not be the case. Pacing to Be Warmest February in Recorded Weather History. It's been unseasonably mild for the past few weeks, and...
Chicago Pizza Tours with Jonathan Porter
Founder of Chicago Pizza Tours, Jonathan Porter is giving us a taste, literally and figuratively, of what you’d experience on one of his tours. Spotlight Chicago airs weekdays on WGN from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Robbers in Chicago Not Just Taking Phones, Demanding Account Access to Drain Funds
Victims struggle to recover funds amid surge in mobile payment robberies, prompting demands for enhanced security. Reports of robberies involving criminals targeting individuals' payment apps have surged, prompting widespread concern among Chicago law enforcement agencies and policymakers. In a recent incident in Chicago, a victim recounts a harrowing ordeal where armed assailants, brandishing guns, masks, and hoodies, robbed her at gunpoint, leaving her traumatized and financially depleted.
Car bursts into flames at River Forest McDonald's, witness says
COOK COUNTY - A car erupted in flames in the parking lot of a suburban McDonald's on Friday. The incident occurred around 2 p.m. at the McDonald's located on Harlem Avenue in River Forest, according to a witness. The blaze was extinguished by 2:25 p.m. The circumstances of the incident...
Des Plaines Feb 23 Weekly Crime Report
During the last week, a total of 6 crime cases were reported in Des Plaines. The crimes, as per the data, were categorized as Arrest, Theft, and Assault. Arrests, being the most frequent, accounted for half of the total crimes, with 3 instances. Thefts were the second most common with 2 reported cases. The least common was Assault, with just one case reported. The data indicates that the majority of these crimes occurred on February 17th, with incidents ranging from as early as 4:00 AM to as late as 8:14 PM. This suggests that criminal activities in the place are not limited to a specific time frame. The data, while alarming, is vital for law enforcement agencies to strategize their efforts in curbing crime in Des Plaines.
Snow and then 70s? Chicago's wacky weather calls for flurries, cold and spring-like temperatures
Thursday afternoon, the Chicago area hit a high of 61 degrees. By Friday afternoon, winter is set to come back like a boomerang, with temperatures in the mid 30s, followed by scattered snow showers, NBC 5 Meteorologist Alicia Roman said. But that's not the only weather whiplash in store for...
Former Elk Grove Village man arrested in Mexico for 2005 cold case murder
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. - A former Elk Grove Village man has been arrested in Mexico for a 2005 murder in the northwest suburb. Juvenal Salto, 63, was taken into custody on two counts of first degree murder after investigators acting on new leads located him in Mexico. Salto was...
Prosecutors charge four people linked to Chicago crime ring with retail theft and eluding officers
WAUKESHA, Wis. — Prosecutors charged four people linked to a Chicago crime ring with felony retail theft, eluding and obstructing officers and possession of drugs. According to the criminal complaint, Waukesha police responded to a retail theft on Feb. 21 just before 3 p.m. for a report of retail theft at the Meijer on Tenny Avenue and Sunset Drive.
Chicago Police Officer Placed on Administrative Duty After Shooting Incident in Lincoln Park Alley
Response, investigation unfold after officer fires weapon amidst bustling afternoon activity. A Chicago police officer has been reassigned to administrative duties following an incident where he discharged his weapon at two individuals in a Lincoln Park alley. The event prompted a significant police presence on Thursday afternoon, drawing the attention of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), which launched an investigation into the matter.