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Murder In Joliet Tuesday Night
There was a murder in Joliet last night, just before 8:00. Officers responded to the 400 block of South Joliet Street for a report of a person shot. When they arrived, police found a 16-year-old male who had been shot several times. The victim was pronounced. dead at the scene...
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Chicago Ridge Mayor Tokar on the cancellation of RidgeFest
Chicago Ridge Mayor Chuck Tokar joins Jon Hansen (filling-in for Lisa Dent) to explain why the Chicago Ridge Village Board didn’t approve having their annual RidgeFest event that was scheduled to be held July 28-30 at Freedom Park. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka
Cotton from tree keeps fire raging in Chicago Ridge
CHICAGO RIDGE, Ill. (CBS) -- Cotton from a tree helped fuel a fast-moving fire in southwest suburban Chicago Ridge Tuesday afternoon.Neighbors said the lawn next to a house on Moody Avenue caught fire – and the flames spread to the garage.Crews late Tuesday afternoon were trying to put out the fire – but it kept reigniting because of the flying cotton.Further details about the fire were not immediately available.
Ridgefest becomes latest event to be canceled amid 'teen takeover' trend
CHICAGO RIDGE, Ill. - Many Chicago Ridge residents say "Ridgefest" is like their vacation right here at home. Ridgefest has been around for over 30 years, but in the last couple of days, the village board decided to cancel the event, citing safety concerns. Chicago Ridge Mayor Charles Tokar said...
Squatters finally evicted from South Side home, but owner's troubles aren't over
CHICAGO (CBS) -- A South Side homeowner has finally gotten some action – after saying she has been trying to get squatters out of her home for nearly a year.The Cook County Sheriff's Office came knocking with an eviction order on Tuesday.CBS 2's Charlie De Mar first told you about Darthula Young's story in March. De Mar caught up with Young on Tuesday – as she finally reclaimed her family home after fighting for months.This is not a totally happy ending. Once Young got inside, she quickly realized property was missing, the home was a mess, and she has been...
Summer Nights Markets at Navy Pier kicks off Wednesday
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Chicago police: 4 shot outside Englewood store
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Summer Season at Columbia
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Suspect remains at large, 3 in custody after manhunt in Joliet
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Chicago mayor’s neighbor killed woman with baseball bat, dumped her in the alley: prosecutors say
CHICAGO — A man who lives across the street from Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson was held without bail Tuesday after prosecutors accused him of beating a woman to death with a baseball bat inside his home and dumping her body in the alley. Arnel Smith, 64, is charged with...
Chicago weather: Another 90-degree day coming up
CHICAGO - Chicago hit 91 degrees yesterday. Our first 90-degree day since Aug. 6. We will be very close to 90 for highs today through Friday. The only factor holding temps back will be the scattered showers and thunder today and tomorrow afternoon. It will also be cooler by the lake.
City issue reminder of cooling requirements as heat rises
CHICAGO (CBS) -- As the temperature climbs, the city is reminding people that residential cooling is required on dangerously hot days.The Department of Buildings says if the city's heat index exceeds 80 degrees, certain buildings must provide air conditioning in all apartments, or have an air-conditioned cooling center.That includes senior housing.If your home is dangerously hot call 311.
Mapping Our Road to a Sustainable Future: Join Us for the June 20 Event
The "Mapping our Road to 2050" event on June 20 aims to engage the community in sustainable planning and resilience-building by identifying existing resources that support a healthy local economy, protect the environment, and promote a welcoming community.
DuPage County explores ending water contract with Chicago, building own lake pipeline
DuPage County is exploring ending its water contract with the city of Chicago and building its own pipeline to Lake Michigan.
2 teens led police on high-speed chases in unrelated incidents; third teen spit, kicked officers: prosecutors
DuPAGE COUNTY, Ill. - Two teens are accused of leading police on high-speed chases in two different incidents in DuPage County this week, while a third teen, who was a passenger in one of the vehicles, is accused of kicking and spitting at officers during his arrest. At about 3:26...
Illinois Man Awarded $600,000 After Being Trapped 30 Hours Inside Jail
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Boy, 16, shot to death in Joliet
JOLIET, Ill. - A teenage boy was fatally shot Tuesday night in southwest suburban Joliet. The 16-year-old was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds just before 8 p.m. in the 400 block of South Joliet Street, according to police. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Will County...
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