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  • Man suspected of attempting to burn down home with children inside

    HAMMOND, Ind. — Charges are pending against a man accused of attempted arson. The Northwest Indiana Times reports a mother told Hammond police that the man she lives with attempted to choke her. She says he poured flammable liquid throughout their home in an attempt to burn it down. When the man tried to stop her from leaving with her two kids, she grabbed a gun from her coat and shot him. She then left the home with her children, […]

  • Police officer shot son for swapping his vodka with water, prosecutors say

    INDIAN HEAD PARK, Ill. — A suburban police officer charged with shooting his son during an apparent argument over a bottle of vodka. The judge in this case called the allegations “disturbing” and ordered 48-year old cop to be held without bail. Prosecutors say a high ranking suburban police officer shot his son inside of the home on the Southwest Side. A neighbor who asked us not to use her name witnessed the aftermath.  She says Indian Head Park police […]

  • Indiana teacher arrested for cocaine could bring drug testing to district

    ST. JOHN, Ind. —  An Indiana school district could start drug testing its teachers. This comes after Lake Central High School teacher Samantha Cox was charged with cocaine possession. Prosecutors say Cox was caught on video using cocaine in an empty classroom. She has pleaded not guilty on charges of possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. The Northwest Indiana Times says School Superintendent Larry Veracco told the School Board that its time to discuss drug testing teachers, like they test […]

  • Rodent inspection at CPS school leads to angry standoff; School fails inspection

    CHICAGO — A rat-infested school on Chicago’s South Side failed another inspection today. Tempers continue to flare at   Mollison Elementary in Bronzeville Now the question is will the doors be open tomorrow? CPS says it  will try to finish the cleaning tonight. In the meantime, parents aren’t satisfied and say they won’t let their kids return until they see the school for themselves. Teachers have been documenting the problem with pictures posted online. Council members say they were scheduled to […]

  • Mark Wahlberg coming to Chicago to encourage young Catholics to find faith

    CHICAGO — Actor Mark Wahlberg wants to help young Catholics in Chicago find their faith. He’s among several speakers to take part at the Archdiocese of Chicago’s (re)Encounter young adult faith night. That is at the UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine Ave, on October 20th. The event is for helping young people “discover how you can live your dream and have an active faith life,” according to the Archdiocese’s website. Wahlberg is known for talking about his faith on social […]

  • Man gets body part stuck in a weight at the gym

    WORMS, Germany — A man was clearly not lifting with his legs when he ran into a problem at a gym. Firefighters in Germany came to his aid after he got a weight stuck around his penis. It was inserted in the hole of a 5.5 lb. weight. The firefighters said it took them about three hours to break him out, using tools that included a grinder and a hydraulic saw. The fire department posted a picture of the broken […]

  • Incomes are up, poverty is down, in Illinois

    CHICAGO — Poverty is falling and income is rising in Illinois. Chicago’s poverty rate dropped to 12.4 percent in 2016. It was 13.3 percent in 2015. That’s according to American Community Survey data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Illinois’ poverty rate went from 13.6 percent, to 13 percent. That is still higher than its pre-recession level of 11.9 percent in 2007. The median household income went up 3.2 percent in the Chicago metro area. It’s now at $66,020. […]

  • Registration for Cubs playoff tickets now open

    CHICAGO — Cubs fans can now enter the lottery for playoff tickets. Online registration is at: www.cubs.com/postseason. The deadline is Tuesday, September 19, at noon. Fans will be required to complete an online form and pay a one-time refundable deposit of $50. The deposit can be applied to the ticket purchase or refunded after the postseason. “We have implemented a new refundable deposit this year as a safeguard to ensure those who register are Cubs fans wishing to attend these […]

  • Tests reveal extremely toxic floodwater in Houston after Hurricane Harvey

    HOUSTON, TX — Some of the flooding left behind by Hurricane Harvey is now making people sick. The New York Times reports it had the high water in two Houston neighborhoods tested. One site had levels of e-coli that were 135 times what is considered safe. Elevated levels of lead, arsenic and other heavy metals were also found. Some of the highest levels are being found in water inside homes. Experts say the conditions are ideal for bacteria to grow […]

  • Police say they were ‘terrified’ of red balloons tied to sewers

    LITITZ, Pa. —  The new movie, “It,” will be in theaters this week and it’s already freaking out some people out. The movie, based on Stephen King’s novel, features a child-murdering clown named, Pennywise. He is known for luring his young victims with a floating red balloon. That image has been showing up in real life in a small town in Pennsylvania and it has police officers “terrified.” The Lititz Police Department posted photos of red balloons that someone tied […]