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    Women charged with beating child with developmental disabilities in Palatine

    PALATINE, Ill. — Two workers are charged with beating a child at a center for the developmentally disabled. Ronkeia Harper, 22, and Lisa Archer, 39, worked at Little City in Palatine. Last December, sheriff’s police said one held an 11-year-old boy down while the other punched him and hit him with a bucket. The boy was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The women are charged with aggravated battery to a child and both are out on bond.

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    2 cars targeted in shootings on I-57; police say 1 was case of mistaken identity

    CHICAGO – Two vehicles were targeted in shootings on outbound I-57 in the southwest suburbs Wednesday afternoon, according to Illinois State Police, who say the first car appears to have been the intended target, while the second, similar vehicle was apparently shot by mistake. Police say the first victim, a male driver, noticed a silver Chevrolet Impala following him near 102nd and Indiana in Chicago. After he got on I-57 going southbound, the Impala followed him, and around 2:20 p.m. the passengers opened fire at his car. Sometime soon after, […]

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    United flight blows 2 tires during takeoff at O’Hare, no injuries reported

    CHICAGO — It was a rough ride for some passengers at O’Hare International Airport Monday afternoon after a plane blew two tires just before takeoff. Officials at O’Hare say no one was injured when the airplane blew two tires on the runway Monday afternoon just before 2 p.m. A United Airlines spokesperson said United Flight 306 was set to take off on a trip to Fort Myers, Florida, when it sustained blown tires. Emergency crews responded, and all of the passengers were taken off […]

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    Police searching for woman after man runs her off the road, takes her captive

    STREATOR — A LaSalle County woman is missing after the father of her son ran a car she was riding in off the road and then took her captive, according to police. The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office says 24-year-old Kayla Stratton was forced off the road by 33-year-old Clarence Merritte around 11:30 p.m Friday. According to witnesses who live nearby, Stratton was riding with a friend who was driving the car. Authorities said Merritte rammed the car from behind in Streator, about 100 miles southwest of Chicago, […]

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    Anti-Trump protesters return to the Loop as president marks one month in office

    CHICAGO — A “Protest to Stop the Trump Agenda” marking the one-month anniversary of the Trump administration brought a large group of protesters appearing to number in the thousands to the Loop Sunday afternoon, as a coalition of groups continue to demonstrate against the president’s actions on issues ranging from immigration to the environment. Buses and traffic were rerouted as protesters rallied outside Trump Tower before marching to the Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago around 1 p.m. In a release […]

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    Driver going 100 mph in crash that killed 3 members of suburban family: police

    DES PLAINES, Ill. — Police say a driver going 100 mph caused a deadly crash that killed three members of a suburban family and the driver. Police say the speeding vehicle collided head-on with a car Thursday night near Mount Prospect Rd. and the Northwest Highway in Des Plaines. Police say three family members who were riding in the car died. The Cook County medical examiner identified them as 20-year-old Kirsten M. Crawford, 50-year-old Anita Crawford and 52-year-old Kevin Crawford, […]

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    Indiana family reunited after travel ban keep daughter from sick mother

    CHICAGO — A Syrian woman, denied entry to the U.S. to help her mother battle cancer, arrived in Chicago this afternoon. Sahar Algonaimi has been trying to get to her sick mother in Indiana since last month. But she was turned around at O’Hare by President Trump’s travel ban. Algonaimi is a first grade teacher from Saudi Arabia and a Syrian citizen. Her mother and sister live in Valparaiso. She was here for a visit last summer. When she recently […]

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    1 injured in Bishop Ford rollover crash

    SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill.  — At least one person was injured in a rollover crash on the Bishop Ford Friday afternoon. IB BISHOP FORD: All traffic is forced off @ 159th St, due to an ongoing accident investigation.. ALT: I-57. #Skycam9 — WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) February 17, 2017 The crash involved three vehicles and happened near 159th St around 3 p.m. Inbound lanes were closed through Sibley. Per Illinois State Police, IB Bishop Ford traffic will remain diverted off @ 159th […]

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    ‘You truly are my hero:’ Suburban students take time to thank military

    OSWEGO, Ill. — It’s not unusual to tackle a writing assignment in class, but today’s was self imposed by the students at Oswego East High School.  On this National Random Act of Kindness Day, students took pen to paper to thank the men and women in the military who keep this country safe. The entire student body and faculty spending the morning reaching out to men and women they’ve never met before and shared a little of themselves, in hopes […]

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    8 hospitalized after crash on I-55

    JOLIET, Ill — State police say eight cars and a semi truck were involved in a crash on I-55 near Joliet Friday afternoon. The crash shutdown southbound lanes during the evening rush. #UPDATE (I-55): All IB traffic open near US-30, but ALL LANES STILL CLOSED OB, due to multi-vehicle crash. #Skycam9 — WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) February 17, 2017 Eight people were taken to the hospital. Their ages and conditions are not known tonight.