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  • Man arrested in Chicago while wearing his ‘lucky shirt’

    CHICAGO — A man’s “lucky day” got off to a rough start. Chicago police arrested Travis Clay last week, even though his shirt read, “This is my lucky shirt.” But that didn’t keep officers from seeing his expired plates and reckless driving. Clay’s license was revoked, and he didn’t have insurance. He pleaded guilty to driving on that license, and the state agreed to drop the other charges. Clay was sentenced to court supervision, so it looks like his luck […]

  • World’s next largest rabbit dies on United flight

    LONDON — United Airlines is investigating a report that a giant rabbit died on one of its trans-Atlantic flights. Distraught breeder Annette Edwards from Worcestershire in central England told The Associated Press by phone Wednesday that Simon, a 10-month-old, 3-foot-long continental rabbit, had a vet check shortly before traveling from London’s Heathrow Airport to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. EXCLUSIVE: Valuable giant rabbit dies on United Airlines plane https://t.co/CGQJKjnPCS pic.twitter.com/86Xa5EX32T — The Sun (@TheSun) April 25, 2017 She said Simon had been […]

  • Woman on motorcycle killed in Hanover Park hit-and-run

    HANOVER PARK, Ill. — Police are searching for the vehicle and driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash involving a motorcycle. It happened in Hanover Park at about 8:20 p.m. Monday near Army Trail and County Farm Road. Motorcyclist Christina Jankowski, 30, of Elmhurst, Ill., was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses told police the motorcycle was struck by a tan or gold sedan, possibly a Mercury, being driven by a man possibly wearing a baseball cap. The car fled the scene after the crash, […]

  • Nordstrom is selling mud-covered jeans for $425 a pair

    A very expensive pair of jeans are being mocked online. Nordstrom is selling mud-coated jeans for $425 a pair. The ad claims the jeans are “rugged, Americana work-wear that shows you’re not afraid to get down and dirty.” Comments online accuse Nordstrom of making fun of the working class. Selling jeans with mud built-in is a thing now, @Nordstrom? Really?#TheLoftusParty #FakeNews #FakePants #FakeJeanshttps://t.co/ikjyrDGbGJ — Rick Canton (@RickCanton) April 25, 2017 @SylviaGam @RickCanton @Nordstrom pathetic. If you want muddy jeans, try […]

  • Former bears lineman Tom Thayer previews the NFL Draft

    CHICAGO — Former Bears lineman, 1985 Super Bowl champ and WBBM Radio analyst Tom Thayer, predicts what direction the Bears could go with the third overall pick on Thursday. He also grades Ryan Pace’s first two drafts and explains how they filled the void left by Alshon Jeffery. The Bears are hosting a draft party at Soldier Field Thursday night. For details on how you can attend, go to ChicagoBears.com/events.

  • Man found shot to death in Rogers Park

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are on the scene of a man found shot to death in Rogers Park. His body was found behind a building in the 1400 block of West Jonquil Terrace. Police say the man, believed to be about 20 years old, was shot in the head. So far, no word on what led to the shooting or if anyone is in custody. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

  • Man fulfills lifelong dream of becoming a firefighter on 97th birthday

    DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — A man’s lifelong dream to become a firefighter finally came true. On Bill Grun’s 97th birthday, firefighters from Doylestown Fire Company arrived at his birthday party and took him for a ride in their fire truck. As he grew older, Bill began to think that his dream would never come true. “It was a milestone that in my 70’s, I thought I would never reach,” he said. Bill added that the best part was blowing the horn. […]

  • Walgreens manager charged with shooting shoplifter in Elmwood Park

    ELMOOD PARK, Ill. —  A Walgreens manager is being held on $250,000 bond after police say he shot a shoplifter outside of the Elmwood Park store. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, 31-year-old Roman DiMoreno is charged with felony counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm and no valid FOID card. At about 1 a.m. Saturday, police say a man took an item from the Walgreens and left without paying. When he got into an SUV that was waiting for him, police say the manager fired […]

  • Viral photo shows man keeping wife company during cancer battle

    A touching photo of a husband taking care of his wife during her cancer battle is going viral online. According to Buzzfeed News, the photo was tweeted by California teen Mackenna Newman. Her mom Marci was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in October and had to be isolated during her radiation treatment last week. But that didn’t stop her dad Jon from trying to get as close to her as possible. “My mom has to stay in her room in isolation for her cancer […]

  • No bail for man accused of holding ex-girlfriend, child captive in Grayslake

    GRAYSLAKE, Ill. — A man accused of beating his ex-girlfriend and holding her and her child against their will faces a series of charges. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says Lloyd Smith, 46, illegally entered a woman’s Grayslake home while she slept and took her cell phone, so she couldn’t call for help. He held the mother and child captive in the house for hours while he battered her and threatened to kill her. Eventually, he left. He was arrested […]