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  • Free gas giveaway in Chicago this Thursday

    CHICAGO — With national average gas prices at their highest levels in three years, EVERYONE could use some free gas. And Chicago residents are getting a chance on Thursday. GasBuddy and Shop Your Way are teaming up to offer Chicagoans free gas at the Circle K gas station, 801 W. Addison, from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday April 19. Participating drivers must make sure they’ve downloaded the GasBuddy and Shop Your Way apps. They will receive up to $20 in […]

  • Cubs-Cardinals game postponed until Thursday due to weather

    CHICAGO — Wednesday’s Cubs-Cardinals game has been postponed due to the forecast for inclement weather throughout the day. It will be played Thursday at 1:20 p.m. Tickets to Wednesday’s game will be honored for Thursday’s makeup game. No ticket exchange is necessary.

  • CPS increases school budgets by $60 million

    CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools will receive an extra $60 million in next year’s budget. The increase brings the CPS budget for the upcoming school year to $3.1 billion. The money will be used for higher teacher salaries and student programming. More students will have access to international baccalaureate and  STEM programs. The budget also includes funding to hire 10 new counselors to support high school students in high-needs schools. WGN will have more on this story on Tuesday’s Evening […]

  • Flint preparing to sue state of Michigan over lead tainted water

    FLINT, Mi. —  The city of Flint is getting ready to take Michigan to court. Mayor Karen Weaver made that announcement after her meeting with Governor Rick Snyder. The city of Flint declared a state of emergency in December 2015 after dangerously high levels of lead were found in the drinking water after the city’s supply was changed. Governor Snyder says conditions are better after nearly two tests of test results show lead levels are below federal standards. But some […]

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    Woman attacked in attempted sexual assault: police

    CHICAGO — Chicago police have issued a community alert for the area near 80th and St. Louis after a woman told them a man tried to rape her. It happened at about 5 p.m. Monday when the woman got into her car, a man grabbed her from behind. But she fought him off and he ran away. The suspect is described as an African American man between 19-25 years old, about 5’8″ and weighing 160 pounds. He had short black […]

  • Cubs-Cardinals game postponed due to weather; rescheduled for July

    CHICAGO — Monday night’s game between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field has been postponed due to the forecast for inclement weather throughout the day and wind chills in the 20s this evening. The game will be made-up on Saturday, July 21, as the first game of a split doubleheader at Wrigley Field. The make-up game will be played at 12:05 p.m. and will be followed by the regularly scheduled night game at 6:15 p.m. Separate […]

  • Cubs’ Maddon fires back at Pirates skipper for criticizing Baez’s bat flip

    CHICAGO — Cubs manager Joe Maddon fired back at Pittsburgh Pirates skipper Clint Hurdle for criticizing Chicago star Javier Baez’s bat flip on a popup. Maddon says he was “surprised” and didn’t “really understand” why Hurdle criticized Baez. “Whenever you want to be hyper-critical of somebody, just understand you’re pretty much revealing yourself and what your beliefs are more than you are evaluating somebody (when) you have not spent one second in that person’s skin,” Maddon said prior to Friday’s […]

  • ‘Wheel of Fortune’ makes up for previous White Sox snub

    “Wheel of Fortune” finally made things right with the Chicago White Sox and their fans after their snub against the team earlier this year. Back in February, the game show featured a puzzle of professional Chicago sports teams, but did NOT include the White Sox. WATCH: Wheel Of Fortune: The Chicago #WhiteSox Don’t Exist — ✶ Sports Mockery ✶ (@sportsmockery) February 7, 2018 On Thursday night, however, the Sox got a puzzle all to themselves. The category was “People” and […]

  • Wrongfully convicted man who spent 24 years behind bars sues Chicago police

    CHICAGO — A man who was sentenced to prison for a fatal fire is alleging in a lawsuit that Chicago police officers falsified evidence that kept him locked up for nearly a quarter century before he was released from prison last year after prosecutors decided to dismiss the charges. In the federal lawsuit that also names a former fire marshal and former Cook County prosecutor, Adam Gray, who was 14 at the time of the 1993 fire that left two […]