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  • WTTW journalist Elizabeth Brackett dies following bicycle accident

    CHICAGO— Longtime Chicago journalist and “Chicago Tonight” host Elizabeth Brackett has died at 76 after she was critically injured in an apparent bicycle accident on the lakefront, WTTW said in a statement. Brackett was a triathlete, and she was discovered by a good Samaritan near the lakefront path at 39th Street Beach Wednesday after apparently falling from her bicycle. She had been in a coma since she was discovered. In its statement, WTTW said: Brackett, who was also a five-time world […]

  • Health officials warn of potential measles exposure at Loop restaurant

    CHICAGO — Chicago health officials are warning people who visited Honeygrow in the Loop recently may have been exposed to the measles. The Chicago Department of Public Health is investigating after it received reports a customer with a confirmed measles infection dined at the Honeygrow at 70 East Lake Street last Tuesday, June 12. Officials say anyone who dined at the restaurant last Tuesday between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. may have been exposed to the measles. While you’re not […]

  • Police search for Rogers Park teen who went to school, didn’t come home

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are asking for help finding a missing teen. Police say 14-year-old Fowsia Ibrahim went to school on Thursday, June 14 but never returned to her Rogers Park home. She’s described as 5’5″ tall, African-American with a medium complexion, brown eyes, black hair and weighing about 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing a yellow hijab, a black shirt and a black and gray striped skirt. Anyone with information is asked to contact Chicago Police Area North Special […]

  • Dozens of dead seagulls found in South Loop

    CHICAGO — Volunteers with the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors say they found dozens of dead seagulls on the ground in the South Loop Sunday evening. A spokesperson with the group told WGN they found about 40 to 50 dead seagulls and another 20 to 30 babies on the ground near a storage facility on the 700 block of West Harrison. Members of the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors say they don’t know how the birds got on the ground, but it’s possible they were thrown […]

  • Police ask for help identifying suspect in church burglary

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are asking for help finding the suspect who broke into a Far South Side church late Friday. Police released surveillance video from inside St. Thomas More Catholic Church near 81st Street and California that they say shows the suspect arguing with the priest around 11:30 p.m. Friday. According to police, the suspect burglarized the church, then struck the priest in the face before fleeing. Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Chicago police.

  • Sunday Brunch: Carnitas Tacos

    Chef Eduardo Duarte from Don Pedro’s Carnitas stopped by to show how to make carnitas tacos. Don Pedro’s Carnitas 1113 W 18th Street Chicago, IL 60608 CARNITAS TACOS RECIPE Prep: 10-15mins. Cook time: 1-2hrs. Serving: 4-6 ppl. Ingredients: 3lbs-4lbs of Pork Shoulder and or Pork Roast Bone-in 3 Cups of Rendered Fat or Lard Salt 1 cup of water. 2 pks of Corn Tortillas ( white or yellow) Prep and Cook: In a deep pot or small Cazo(deep pot), pour […]

  • Chicago area braces for weekend of excessive heat

    CHICAGO — The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued an Excessive Heat Watch, which is in effect from Saturday morning through Monday evening. Afternoon highs will be in the mid to possibly upper 90s Saturday through Monday. Nighttime lows in the city will likely only be around 80 Saturday night and Sunday night. With record high temperatures, dangerous heat index values in excess of 105 degrees are expected Sunday. The anticipated abundant sunshine will add another 5 to 15 […]

  • Man, 68, dies in skydiving incident in LaSalle County

    OTTAWA, Ill. — A 68-year-old skydiver died in an accident near Ottawa, Ill., Friday afternoon. LaSalle County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Skydive Chicago facility at 3215 E. 1969th Rd. just before 5 p.m. When they arrived, they found a man dead in a nearby field. The incident was described as a “hard landing,” according to the emergency call. The identity of the victim has not been released. Skydive Chicago has not yet commented.

  • Very hot weekend in store

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  • After disagreement with venue, Stormy Daniels will perform in Chicago as scheduled

    CHICAGO — Stormy Daniels weekend performances at a gentleman’s club in Chicago will go on as scheduled. Daniels will finish out her three-day gig as originally planned. The adult film star took the stage Thursday night, but the club had canceled her remaining performances over a disagreement about money. Friday evening, both sides say they have resolved their differences. Daniels will take the stage Friday night and again Saturday.