6 US Cities Most Vulnerable to Nuke AttackAnthony J LynchNewsBreak Contributor
Breakthrough Human Trafficking Operation: Chicago Man Arrested, Four Women RescuedNatalie Frank, Ph.D.NewsBreak Contributor
Dogs Burned, Beaten and Left To Die are Saved by PAWSAmy Lee KiteNewsBreak Contributor
Days Before Swift Mansion Fire Owner Said to Illegally Evict Tenants Prompting Arson InvestigationNatalie Frank, Ph.D.NewsBreak Contributor
Illinois Governor Steps In, Scraps Chicago Mayor's Controversial Migrant Camp Plan Due to Toxic LandNatalie Frank, Ph.D.NewsBreak Contributor
The Ultimate Hot Dog Guide: Top 3 Picks in Oak Park
In this article, we explore three popular hot dog spots in Oak Park. Have you had the chance to sample any of these yet? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to leave your comments below!
Woman fatally struck after crash on Dan Ryan Expressway ID'd by medical examiner
A woman was struck killed in a crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway Tuesday morning, shutting down the southbound lanes, authorities said.
Woman attacked at Pioneer Tap bar
A customer at Pioneer Tap bar was attacked by two women on Nov. 14 at around 8 p.m. According to the victim and the victim’s friend, a woman that the victim had “a past history of differences with” came up behind her as she was sitting at the bar, grabbed the victim by the hair, pulled her to the ground and began beating her. The second woman the attacker was with joined in, kicking the victim. The friend pulled the two off the victim, and the duo left the bar.
After nearly 120 years in business, Vesecky's Bakery closes its doors: 'A total institution'
Workers at Vesecky’s Bakery in west suburban Berwyn turned off the oven on Tuesday for the last time — after more than a century in business. “My husband’s great grandparents started the bakery,” said Nancy Vesecky.
2 planes' wingtips collide at Chicago O'Hare Airport, aviation department says
Two planes' wingtips collided at Chicago O'Hare Airport on Tuesday, officials said.
Chicago armed robbery alert: Man hits McDonald's, Walgreens, Dunkin, 7-Eleven on Northwest Side
CHICAGO - Chicago police are seeking a man who they say has recently robbed several McDonald's and Walgreens, as well as a Dunkin and a 7-Eleven. The crimes all occurred in the month of November. In each incident, police say the suspect walked into one of the businesses and either...
Local Ulta Store in Oak Brook Victim of Retail Theft; Three Chicago Women Arrested
Three Chicago women, Damonica Stewart, 27, Omesha Hawkins, 28, and Onequa Hawkins, 32, face charges of burglary and retail theft from an Ulta store in Oak Brook, Illinois. The charges were announced by DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Oak Brook Deputy Chief of Police Reid Foltyniewicz. The alleged theft occurred on December 4, 2023, with items worth over $300 stolen.
Vandals Caught on Camera Damaging Holiday Lights Display in Honor of Late Mother in Tinley Park
A heartwarming holiday lights display in Tinley Park, created to honor a late mother, was vandalized by unknown culprits. The vandals, caught on camera, egged the house and threw a firework into the yard, causing significant damage to the 60,000-light display.
Chicago cops didn’t file a report, watched TV in squad car after random attacker killed man on Mag Mile: internal affairs report
CHICAGO — Moments after a River North man was randomly attacked on the Magnificent Mile this summer, an assault from which he would die days later, the assailant and two witnesses walked up to a Chicago police squad car parked on the Magnificent Mile. The cops inside the vehicle were watching a television show on a tablet.
#1StudentNWI: Hoops, they did it again at River Forest High School
Basketball season has begun, and the River Forest High School Boys and Girls Basketball teams have put things in motion for their season. The Boys Varsity and Junior Varsity (JV) Basketball teams opened their seasons with a bang, with victories over Tri-Township Schools on Wednesday, November 22. The ending score for this match was River Forest with 54 and Tri-Township scoring 37. Many families and community members stood proudly in the stands as they watched these young athletes show their great sportsmanship and athleticism on the court.
'Brutal ignorance': Community sounds off after Chicago migrant camp shut down
CHICAGO - The construction of a controversial migrant encampment on the city's Southwest Side has been shut down for good. Governor J.B. Pritzker made the final call Tuesday after state experts uncovered "serious environmental concerns" at the Brighton Park site upon review of a nearly 800-page report conducted by Terracon Consultants, Inc.
Latrice Phillips of Naperville charged with murder of Calvin Truitt at Oakbrook Terrace Hilton
A Naperville woman is charged with murder for the shooting death of a 33-year-old man at an Oakbrook Terrace hotel Saturday night.
Drug dealer kept a gun and $60,000 worth of heroin and crack inside a West Loop homeless camp tent, prosecutors say
CHICAGO — For months, Ald. Bill Conway (34th) has been trying to clear out homeless encampments that have become entrenched under viaducts in his ward, saying they are one of the sources of crime in the neighborhood. He may be right. Chicago police last week arrested a man in...
Murder defendant convicted with help from blind witness to get new trial
Darien Harris is now 30. While his murder conviction was vacated, prosecutors are planning to try him a second time for the 2011 murder of Rondell Moore.
Revamped St. Gall Food Pantry helps fuel Chicago's Gage Park community: 'This is how I survive'
The longtime food pantry at St. Gall Catholic Church in Chicago's Gage Park is offering a new improved shopping model that thinks outside the box.
Holiday magic on Madison
Nasty weather didn’t deter the hundreds of revelers from turning out for Forest Park’s seasonal magic during its annual Holiday Walk last weekend. Santa and the missus delighted tots who lined up to whisper him their wishes. Live window displays thrilled onlookers on their way to shops, Santa...
Chicago man arrested after robbing, carjacking multiple people in broad daylight: police
CHICAGO - A Chicago man was arrested Monday morning after allegedly carjacking and robbing multiple people on the city's West Side. Lennie Myles, 19, is charged with one felony count of attempted first-degree murder, two felony counts of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm, one felony count of armed robbery with a firearm, one felony count of attempted aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm and one misdemeanor count of resisting or obstructing a peace officer.
Mysterious House Explosion During Police Standoff Captured in Viral Video
• A house in Arlington, VA exploded during a police raid, with video footage of the incident circulating on social media. • Law enforcement responded to reports of a suspect firing a weapon in the area and discovered that the suspect had shot off 30-40 rounds from a flare gun.
Chicago’s coolest new igloo dining destinations
Cold temperatures have returned to Chicago and outdoor dining has a new look. Igloos are the coziest way to dine out in Chicago this winter season, combining the comforts of indoors with scenic city views. Check out these festive igloo…
Driver Who Killed Pedestrian Escapes Criminal Charges, Family Seeks Justice
In a controversial ruling, a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian is only required to pay a $750 fine and complete community service. Despite admitting to drinking and using a cell phone at the time of the accident, no criminal charges were filed.