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  • Man tied up in North Side home invasion

    CHICAGO – One North Side man told police he was foreced into his apartment by two attackers who then tied him to a chair. The incident happened shortly before 5 Saturday evening in the 900 block of West Wrightwood. The Victim told police he was approached by the two attackers and forced back into his apartment. Once inside, he says they tied him to a chair and robbed him. It’s not clear if he was injured in the robbery. Police […]

  • Bail set at $3M for Elgin man charged with child pornography

    ELGIN, Ill. — An Elgin man was charged with soliciting child pornography and grooming. Prosecutors said Devin Moberg asked two minors to send him videos of themselves engaged in sex acts through social media. He also sent explicit videos of himself to the victims. Moberg was charged with nine felony counts of child pornography. On Friday, a judge set bail at $3 million.

  • 2-year-old dies from head injury; Woman charged with murder

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ill. – A woman has been charged with murder in the death of a 2-year-old child and accused of slamming the boy’s head on the floor. Police say Alexandra Hoyle, 21, from Dekalb, is accused of causing the head injury. DeKalb Police were initially notified last week by hospital staff after they discovered the child had “sustained a severe brain injury under suspicious circumstances.” Police say investigation revealed, Hoyle, who is the girlfriend of the child’s father, “had […]

  • Police: 2 teens killed, 1 wounded in shooting inside Chicago home during attempted robbery

    CHICAGO — Two teenage boys were killed and a girl was injured when someone opened fire during an attempted robbery inside a West Side apartment Thursday evening, according to police. Police believe someone entered a residence on the 5600 block of W. Washington around 5:45 p.m., demanded the victims’ property, and then opened fire. Two boys, 15 or 16 years old, were pronounced dead at the scene, police said. One was shot in the back, and the other was shot […]

  • DNA tests can provide a roadmap towards weight loss, experts say

    CHICAGO — For part two of WGN’s look at whether DNA diets, assignment desk editor Diona Donelson bought three kits online  and sent in her own DNA samples. She then waited for results and shared with us which ones she liked best and why. Their conclusions about fitness and nutrition was largely the same across the board and Diona tried them all for 30 days.  Her goal was to lose weight – and look good for her wedding. She tested DNA […]

  • Driver killed in shooting on Dan Ryan; passengers including child hurt in crash

    CHICAGO – Police are investigating a shooting on the Dan Ryan that left one man dead and three people injured, including a small child, after their vehicle crashed into a wall on the expressway Thursday evening. According to the Illinois State Police, two vehicles traveling northbound on I-94 were seen swerving in and out of traffic at 51st St. during rush hour. Around 5:15 p.m. police say shots were heard, and one of the vehicles, struck by gunfire, went off […]

  • Progress in Puerto Rico: Suburban doctor returns to help in hurricane’s aftermath

    A doctor from the Chicago suburbs has returned to Puerto Rico to help her parents hometown.     @watts_of_love your lights will brighten the dark nights of Puerto Ricans in Barrio Mamey in Gurabo. Thank you so much.#lettherebelight #puertorico #hurricanemaria #hurricanesurvivors A post shared by AnaBelaval (@ana.belaval) on Nov 16, 2017 at 11:37am PST  

  • These wish lists from children in crisis are heartbreakingly simple

    SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – The items on these children’s wish lists are things that many people don’t think twice about buying, such as hygiene products, shampoo and conditioner. New York nonprofit Things of My Very Own works with children and families in crisis. “Children that have either experienced or been impacted by extensive abuse and neglect or who are at risk of a child protection protective services intervention,” CEO and Founder Rayn Boncie told WNYT. This year Things of My Very […]

  • Amazon holds job fair in Joliet

    JOLIET — Right in time for the holidays, Amazon is hiring nearly one thousand seasonal workers in Illinois. The company held a hiring event today at the Louis Joliet mall. The new hires will help pick, pack and ship orders at fulfillment centers in the Joliet area. To apply, you have to be at least 18 years old and able to do physical work. The hiring event will take place again Friday and Saturday. Amazon says their seasonal jobs often […]

  • Temp drop coming this weekend

    Updates at Chicago Weather Center