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  • Anti-Trump groups rally, march downtown on day after Women’s March

    CHICAGO — A day after the Women’s March drew an estimated 300,000 participants and took over downtown, several hundred demonstrators hit the streets once again Sunday. According to organizers, members of 31 grassroots groups came out to protest President Trump a day after the anniversary of his inauguration Saturday, rallying outside Trump Tower downtown before marching through the streets. The protest was not affiliated with the organizers of the Women’s March, and was more focused on criticisms of President Trump, while […]

  • Brooklyn pizzeria serves up ‘Tide Pod’ inspired pies as alternative to viral challenge

    NEW YORK CITY — One New York pizzeria is serving up a safer alternative to the viral “Tide Pod challenge”: slices topped with blue and orange swirls that look just like the laundry detergent pods, WPIX reports. Vinnie’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn is poking fun at the latest absurd trend sweeping the nation, where young people eat the detergent pods on camera and then upload a video of the deed to social media. As the craze has caught on, the American […]

  • Police: Missing 4-year-old girl reunited with mother

    CHICAGO– A 4-year-old girl reported missing Saturday was found on the South Side Sunday and has been reunited with her family, according to police. Miracle Wheeler was reported missing after she was last seen with a family friend, 22-year-old Rayonna Smith, Saturday afternoon on the West Side, according to police. Smith is a friend of the child’s mother and often takes care of her. Miracle was found in the 5200 block of South Morgan in the Back of the Yards […]

  • 2 shot on Northwest Side

    CHICAGO — A 30-year old woman and a 5-year-old girl were shot on the Northwest Side Saturday night. The two were traveling in a vehicle on north Laramie near Wabansia about 7:15 p.m. when someone inside a blue-colored Honda pulled up and started shooting. Both were shot in their arms and are hospitalized. No one is in custody.

  • PHOTOS: Chicago Women’s March 2018

    CHICAGO — More than 300,000 people attended Chicago Women’s March Saturday. The march attracted over 250,000 participants in 2017, and following a year where the #MeToo movement dominated headlines, organizers expect a large turnout again this year.

  • ‘Come get it’ Facebook post leads to 7 arrests in Indiana drug bust

    FRANKLIN, Ind. – An Indiana police department has a Facebook post to thank for the arrest of seven people. Authorities in Johnson County executed a search warrant Wednesday after investigating a Facebook post that read, “Come get it” with a picture of what appeared to be medical marijuana, according to WXIN. Investigators with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office found the Facebook post by Andrew Konchinsky, 26, 14 hours after posting it, court documents say. When they went to a Greenwood […]

  • ‘Chicago Flashback’ editors talk new book, Chicago history

    CHICAGO — A popular Chicago Tribune feature has been turned a new coffee-table book. The book is called “Chicago Flashback: The People and Events That Shaped a City’s History.” Stephan Benzkofer, the former “Chicago Flashback” editor at the Chicago Tribune and the editor of the book, and Marianne Mather, the Tribunes photo editor, stopped by WGN to talk about the book and how they were able to narrow down 170 years of stories into 400 pages. The book is available on […]

  • Person in custody after shooting at downtown McDonald’s

    CHICAGO – A person is in custody after a shooting near a McDonald’s in downtown Chicago. Police responded to a disturbance at the McDonald’s in the near Adams and Wabash around 5 p.m. Friday. Police said a male offender had been asked to leave the restaurant and got into a struggle with a 35-year-old security guard who had pepper spray.  The pepper spray fell to the ground and the offender picked it up, according to police. At that point, the […]

  • Serial stowaway arrested again at O’Hare airport

    CHICAGO — A woman with a history of sneaking aboard planes slipped past security at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport this week and was flying to London when the airline realized she didn’t have a ticket. Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Marilyn Hartman was flown back to Chicago on Thursday night and taken into custody once she arrived. He says burglary and theft charges are expected. Guglielmi says Hartman this week got through a federal Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at […]

  • Students rally in support of university pastor suspended for officiating gay wedding

    CHICAGO — Students are up in arms after a popular North Park University pastor was suspended for officiating a same sex marriage. Reverend Judy Peterson says she knew she might get in trouble for presiding over the wedding of a gay couple back in April. But after talking to her church she decided to do it anyway because she says it was the right thing to do. Now she could lose her job permanently. Friday night nearly 100 students and […]