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  • 5 injured in crash involving Chicago police vehicle

    CHICAGO — Five people have been injured in a crash, involving a Chicago police vehicle. It happened at Sacramento and Madison Friday night. Four of the victims are police officers. Two were taken to the hospital in critical condition, the other two officers and one civilian are in serious condition. Four other people refused treatment. Police are not releasing any other details at this time. Check back for updates.

  • Charges dropped against gun owner in 2014 Nordstrom murder-suicide

    CHICAGO — The only person charged  in the 2014 murder-suicide inside a Michigan Avenue Nordstrom’s has been cleared. Authorities say Marcus Dee fatally shot his ex-girlfriend, Nadai Ezaldein, who was working at the store on Black Friday. It was also her 22nd birthday. Dee then shot and killed himself. The gun he used was traced to another ex-girlfriend, Nina Dones. She was charged with filing a false report that the gun had been stolen from her. Those charges have now […]

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    Woman fondled on CTA Green Line platform

    CHICAGO — Police have issued a warning about a sexual assault on the CTA Green Line. On Tuesday morning, a woman says she was standing on the platform in the 300 block of East Garfield when a man approached her and fondled her. The suspect was a black male, about 25 years old, with shoulder length braids and a beard. Chicago police are warning anyone who uses the Green Line stop to stay alert.

  • Former suburban library employee charged with sexually abusing girl

    ELK GROVE, Ill. — A former employee at the Elk Grove Village Library is charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse and indecent solicitation of a child. Robert Thulin, 64, is accused of befriending a young girl and her family. The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office says he took her shopping and during a car ride, sexually abused her. He later invited the victim into his home for sex. His actions were discovered by a third party who came across a […]

  • Man ‘proposes’ to little girl after popping the question to her mom

    FISHERS, Ind. — A 5-year-old girl is stealing the spotlight from her just-engaged mother. When Grant Tribbett of Westfield and Cassandra Reschar started dating, she was already a single mom. Once Grant decided that it was time to propose, he asked one of Cassandra’s girlfriends to book a nail appointment for the mother and daughter. The Saturday after they got their nails done, Grant took them to Cracker Barrel for breakfast. Then, they went for a walk in the Ritchey Woods Forest […]

  • CIA contractors fired for stealing $3,000 worth of candy from vending machines

    Several CIA contractors have been fired for illegal hacking. National secrets? Nope. Vending machines. BuzzFeed News obtained a declassified October 2013 report from the Office of Inspector General through a Freedom of Information Act request. This report detailed the thefts and how the contractors gained access to snacks without paying for them. According to the report, the thefts occurred numerous times between fall of 2012 and March 2013. The contractors admitted that they unplugged the network cables that connected the […]

  • 44 million people expected to travel this 4th of July, setting new record

    A growing number of Americans are expected to hit the road for the 4th of July weekend. According to auto club AAA, more than 44 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home this holiday. That’s a nearly 3 percent increase over last year. And with the 4th of July holiday falling on a Tuesday this year, experts say more people will likely make a quick road trip. To break down methods of transportation, 37.5 million Americans will […]

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    Home Depot, Menards face lawsuits over lumber size descriptions

    MILWAUKEE —  Home Depot and Menards are being sued over their lumber sizes. They’re accused of deceiving customers by advertising lumber boards as “4×4.” The boards are actually 3.5 inches by 3.5 inches. Two lawsuits have been filed. They claim the boards aren’t being marketed and sold based on their actual measurements. The stores say the lawsuits are bogus and that it’s common knowledge names such as “4×4” do not describe the actual size.

  • Cubs’ third baseman Kris Bryant nominated for ESPY Award

    CHICAGO —  Cubs’ third baseman Kris Bryant is among those being considered for a 2017 ESPY Award. He’s been nominated for “Best Male Athlete.” 2016 @MLB NL MVP led the @Cubs to their 1st World Series since 1908! Now @KrisBryant_23 is up for #BestMaleAthlete: — ESPYS (@ESPYS) June 21, 2017 But the National League MVP will have to beat out Michael Phelps, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook for the title. The […]

  • Bears great Brian Urlacher stops by WGN Morning News

    A year and a half ago, Brian Urlacher revealed that luscious head of hair right here on the WGN Morning News. Now he’s back talking Bears and more with Pat Tomasulo.