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1 dead, 1 critical, and 1 suspect at-large after Harvey shooting, SUV crash
HARVEY, Ill. — One male is dead and another is on the run after a shooting in the South Suburbs Thursday, according to the Harvey Police Department. According to Harvey PD, a shooting took place around 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of 154th Street and Ashland Avenue. Police said officers on patrol witnessed the shooting, […]
Suburban police chase ends in Chicago, 2 arrested
CHICAGO - Two people were arrested after a police chase on Thursday began in the suburbs and ended in Chicago. Authorities say North Riverside police were pursuing a vehicle that was reported carjacked by armed offenders in Chicago on Tuesday. The chase made its way to Forest Park, where Forest Park police began assisting in the pursuit.
3 dead after being found unresponsive at Edgewater senior housing building: Chicago Fire Department
The Chicago Fire Department said it responded for a hazmat situation, but did not find a hazardous reading.
School bus driver involved in death of Illinois second grader found guilty of driving with canceled license
CHICAGO — (TNS) Darryl Downs, the school bus driver who struck and killed a second grade student in Park Forest on Jan. 20, was found guilty Thursday of a misdemeanor offense and sentenced to 12 months of court supervision. Cook County Judge Erin Haggerty Antonietti issued the ruling in...
Fire breaks out at downtown Chicago Target store
CHICAGO (CBS) -- A fire broke out Thursday evening at the Target store at State and Madison streets downtown. There was a large response from emergency crews, and the store at 1 S. State St. was evacuated. We are told it was small fire on the second floor of the store, and sprinklers in the building extinguished it. The cause of the fire was under investigation late Thursday. Target spokesperson Joe Unger released this statement: "Our Chicago State St. store was evacuated earlier this evening following a fire on the sales floor. We are grateful no one was injured and...
Beloved Chicago eatery closes, leaving families disheartened
Experience the shock and disappointment as the iconic Signature Room in Chicago abruptly shuts down. Witness the reactions of families who cherished this landmark, located in the building formerly known as the John Hancock Center, as they bid farewell to a piece of their city's history.
City Will Pay $100K To Man Who Said Ald. Jim Gardiner Had Him Wrongfully Arrested
JEFFERSON PARK — City attorneys have finalized a settlement to end a three-year legal battle between a former 45th Ward constituent, Ald. Jim Gardiner, his former aide and several Northwest Side police officers. Benjamin George, a former Jefferson Park resident, sued Gardiner, former ward superintendent Charles Sikanich, the city...
Child Shot Inside South Side Home
A shocking incident unfolds as a 10-year-old child becomes the victim of a shooting while inside a South Side home. The tragedy occurred in the safety of a bedroom, shaking the city and raising questions about safety and security.
Governor Pritzker casts uncertainty on Mayor Johnson's proposal for migrant tents in Chicago
Explore the controversy as Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker questions Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson's proposal to house asylum-seeking migrants in tents. Uncover the political tension and differing viewpoints on this pressing humanitarian issue.
Bed Bugs Are Crawling This Fall Through These 2 Illinois Cities
These Illinois cities are full of BED BUGS and the folks at Orkin can prove it...Hell, that's their business!. Typically 3/16 inch long, red to dark brown in color and are mostly nocturnal insects that come out of hiding to take blood meals from sleeping humans. These pests are hematophagous, which means blood is their only food source. ORKIN.
Individual trespasses into migrant shelter on South Side
In an alarming incident, Chicago police rush to a migrant shelter in Gage Park following a reported break-in. The unsettling event raises concerns about the safety of the shelter's residents. Watch the full story to learn more about this shocking occurrence.
Friday Forecaster: Adorable 9-year-old gives Friday weather forecast
Check out adorable 9-year-old Willow Mills giving the Friday morning forecast. Willow is a fourth grader at Sabin Language Magnet School. Love the WGN Morning News? We love you, too. And you can have all the hijinks delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. Sign up and subscribe to our WGN Morning News newsletter.
2 Chicago Police Officers Not Guilty in Pilsen Shooting That Seriously Injured Unarmed Man
A Chicago Police sergeant and an officer were found not guilty of all charges in connection with a July 2022 shooting in Pilsen that seriously injured an unarmed man. Cook County Judge Lawrence Flood acquitted Sgt. Christopher Liakopoulos, 44, and Officer Reuben Reynoso, 43, after a bench trial, finding they acted reasonably in firing their weapons after they stopped to investigate a group of people walking near closed businesses near 18th and Morgan streets on July 22, 2022.
Black community leaders call on CPS to fix achievement gap
Black community activists are criticizing Chicago Public Schools leaders for not doing more to examine and address an educational achievement gap between Black students and other racial groups. A couple dozen Black community leaders attended Thursday’s Board of Education meeting to call on the board to create a committee that...
Dive into Flavor: The Top 3 Seafood Restaurants in Tinley Park
In this article, we will be exploring three exceptional seafood restaurants located in Tinley Park. Have you had the opportunity to dine at any of these establishments? If yes, we would love to hear about your experiences. Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.
United Auto Workers strikes spread as 7,000 more workers at two plants join the picket line
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union expanded strikes against Detroit automakers Friday, ordering 7,000 more workers to walk off the job in Illinois and Michigan to put more pressure on the companies to improve their offers.
Pritzker touts Illinois pot legalization as model for other states
ILLINOIS - Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday bragged that Illinois legalized pot in a way that repairs "past harms" of the war on drugs and should be a model for other states. "We built out the most equitable, accessible and prosperous cannabis ecosystem in the nation, and it’s one that helps repair our past harms," Pritzker told a crowd gathered at the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in downtown Chicago.
Migrant students assaulted following school in Rogers Park
Witness the shocking footage of a chaotic scene in Rogers Park, Chicago, where a group of migrants, including students, are targeted and attacked. The video reveals the alarming reality of violence faced by migrants in the city. Viewer discretion is advised.
51-Year-Old Man Shot in South Ellis Neighborhood of Chicago
Yesterday, September 28, a 51-year-old man fell victim to gunfire in the South Ellis neighborhood of Chicago. The incident took place on the 4600 block of S. Ellis at around 8:09 p.m., where a known male assailant approached the victim, who was seated in a parked vehicle, and opened fire according to the Chicago Police Department.
The 10 Worst Cities in Illinois: A List of High-Crime Areas
When discussing cities with elevated crime rates in Illinois, Chicago often takes the spotlight. However, there are several cities in the state that exhibit even higher levels of violence than Chicago. Continue reading to explore the Illinois cities with the worst crime rates, ranked accordingly. Top 10 Worst Cities in...