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  • 3 injured including officer in University Village car crash

    CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer was among three injured when multiple cars crashed in the University Village neighborhood. The crash happened at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. An unmarked squad car and two other vehicles crashed at the intersection of West Roosevelt Road and South Union Avenue. The officer and two others were taken to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. It’s not clear what caused the crash.

  • Painted dogs coming to the Magnificent Mile

    CHICAGO — Starting Monday there will be a new sight on the Magnificent Mile: 100 statues of police dogs. Each of them is individually designed and painted. And it’s all for a good cause. WGN photojournalist Kevin Doellman got a sneak peek.

  • SUV crashes into Avondale apartment building

    CHICAGO — The driver of an SUV hit a row of parked cars on the Northwest Side then knocked over a light pole before slamming into an apartment building. The crash happened late Sunday morning on Diversey Parkway, just west of the Chicago River. The crash left a large hole and a crack in the brick building. Passengers in the vehicle fled the scene. Police caught up with a couple of them, but some are still at large.

  • 1 killed, 1 injured in Marquette Park shooting

    CHICAGO — A shooting in the Marquette Park neighborhood left an 18-year-old dead and another man seriously wounded, officials said. The victims were standing in the 7100 block of South Artesian Avenue around 9:40 p.m. on Saturday when a man approached them and opened fire. Tayvion Roberson, 18, was killed after getting hit in the back and chest. A 59-year-old man was hit in the side and taken to Christ Medical Center in serious condition. Police have no suspects in […]

  • Sunday Brunch: Breakfast burrito

    The chef from Broken English in Lincoln Park shared a recipe. DOBLE PORK BREAKFAST BURRITO Ingredients Flour Tortilla   12″ Eggs 3 Milk 1/2 cup Yukon gold potato    (Cooked and diced) 1/2 cup Queso cotija  1 teaspoon Braised Pork Belly   2 oz Applewood Smoked Bacon cooked 3 strips Salt Pepper Butter ASSEMBLY OF BURRITO 1) Whisk eggs with milk and season to taste, cook till fluffy, set aside. 2) Warm up cooked potato, Pork Belly and Bacon. Set aside. 3) Warm […]

  • Storm causes heavy damage in Schaumburg, Itasca

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. —  Strong winds, severe downpours and hail caused major damage in several north and northwest suburbs with Schaumburg and Itasca among the hardest hit. Massive amounts of rainfall — then hail –and high winds quickly turned destructive with trees uprooted, tree branches snapped in half and power lines downed. There was serious damage to homes in several subdivisions, including one not far from the Schaumburg Village Hall and police stations near Schaumburg Road and Weathersfield Way. There were […]

  • Candidate Chris Kennedy lays out plan to decrease Chicago violence

    CHICAGO — On Saturday, Democratic candidate for governor Chris Kennedy laid out his plan to combat the gun violence plaguing Chicago and the rest of the state. Kennedy spoke at the Windsor Park Lutheran Church on the South Side and called for a state gun tracing program, as well as major investments in education and economically deprived neighborhoods. He’s also pushing for more community policing and programs to care for victims of violence. Kennedy said there’s a lot of focus […]

  • Mattel unveils female WWE dolls at Comic Con

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. —  Mattel has new WWE female wrestler dolls for children eager to show girls can throw punches, too. The new line is a collaboration between Mattel and WWE. They feature a dozen of WWE’s top female superstars. The new dolls were introduced at Comic Con in San Diego this week. The dolls are meant to represent girl power and inspire young fans.   Meet the NEW #WWESuperstars dolls coming to the ring this fall! 💥💪🤼‍♀️ Pre-order yours […]

  • Jimmy Kimmel’s baby is all smiles and ‘doing great’ after health scare

    Great news from Jimmy Kimmel!  His young son Billy’s health continues to improve! The late night talk show host tweeted a picture of his boy and the message: Billy is 3 months old & doing great. Thx for the love & support. Please remind your Congresspeople that every kid deserves the care he got   Billy is 3 months old & doing great. Thx for the love & support. Please remind your Congresspeople that every kid deserves the care he […]

  • Hail hits hard during afternoon storms; Schaumburg, Itasca report damage

    A round of storms barreled through the Chicago area Friday afternoon. Gusty winds and hail caused damaged in several suburbs with Schaumburg and Itasca among the hardest hit. Hail damage in Schaumburg @WGNNews — Dana Rebik (@DanaRebikWGN) July 22, 2017 Rain also accompanied the storms causing flood waters to rise again in areas. It was the first of two major weather events for the weekend. The WGN Weather Center is forecasting much more rain overnight in the areas that […]