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  • 1 hurt after crash involving CTA bus

    CHICAGO — One person was hurt after a crash involving a CTA bus Saturday night. The crash happened about 11:30 p.m. near 40th and State in Bronzeville. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital in fair to serious condition. It’s unclear if the person was in the bus. Authorities are investigating what caused the crash.

  • Several displaced by Bronzeville apartment fire

    CHICAGO — Chicago Fire crews braved frigid conditions as they battled an apartment fire in Bronzeville Saturday night. Flames were first reported shortly before 10 in the 45 hundred block of South Champlain. Chicago Fire officials say the aggressive blaze was in a three story apartment building. They had to fight the fire from the outside because the flames were so intense. One woman suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to a nearby hospital. A number of families were left […]

  • Toddler signs for ‘help’ during Santa Claus visit

    OWING MILLS, Md.  – One family in Maryland decided to bring their toddler to see Santa and the results were hilarious, WXIN reports. Kerry Spencer posted on Twitter Tuesday afternoon that “We taught our baby sign language. This is the sign for ‘help.’ You’re welcome.” The posted has gone viral, being retweeted over 5,700 times as of Saturday morning. We taught our baby sign language. This is the sign for "help." You're welcome. pic.twitter.com/i6NkxBf4KP — Kerry Spencer (@Swilua) December 5, […]

  • Apartment building fire reported in Calumet Park

    CALUMET PARK, Ill. — Firefighters battled a three-story apartment building fire Friday night. The fire was reported at 127th and Aberdeen Ave. and spread to the top of the building. Multiple people evacuated the building.  

  • Cook County authorities ask for help locating 35-year-old woman

    COOK COUNTY, Ill. — Cook County authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a 35-year-old woman who fled from an ambulance at Madden Mental Health Center Thursday. At about 6 p.m. Thursday, authorities received a report about a woman who exited an ambulance at Madden Mental Health Center, 1200 S. 1st Ave., in Maywood. Upon arrival, authorities learned that Jimmiea Boushan unstrapped herself from a gurney and fled on foot. She was last seen heading northbound toward Roosevelt […]

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  • Normal service restored after CTA Red Line train derailment

    CHICAGO — The CTA’s Red Line is back to normal after a train derailment in the Loop. A southbound CTA Red Line train derailed shortly after 8:30 p.m. Thursday, at State and Lake. One car derailed but no one was hurt. Southbound trains were temporarily rerouted to the elevated lines– but regular service has resumed this morning.

  • Chicago man charged after call of shots fired in funeral procession leads to police chase

    HILLSIDE, Illinois — A Chicago man is facing felony charges for allegedly pulling a gun on a suburban officer after a car chase Tuesday. According to police, an SUV was part of a funeral procession in Hillside when someone inside fired shots. Police began pursuing the Ford Explorer as it fled from the scene. Dashboard cameras captured the scene as the SUV tried to get away, eventually attempting to get on I-290 when the Hillside police chief decided to crash […]

  • ‘Neighbor helping neighbor’: Firefighters from several states arrive to help California crews

    LOS ANGELES – With Santa Ana winds predicted to continuing gusting through the weekend, firefighters are arriving from across much of the western U.S. to provided much-needed relief to Southern California agencies. Strike teams have arrived from Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Utah and Idaho, according to Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Colorado is also sending crews, outlets in that state reported. Aurora Fire Rescue’s 4 firefighters arrived with other Colorado fire departments at their […]

  • CPS CEO accused of lying in ethics investigation

    CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool is accused of engaging in a “cover up” to thwart an ethics investigation. The district’s inspector general is recommending that he should be fired. But for now Claypool has the support of the mayor. Mayor Emanuel says there’s two sides to every story and that Claypool should have a chance to tell his. But the embattled CPS CEO cancelled his public schedule today, and – at least so far — isn’t talking […]