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  • Ramblers get small heroes’ welcome on their way to the Sweet Sixteen

    CHICAGO — The Ramblers returned to a police escort and cheers from fans welcoming the Sweet Sixteen-bound team home Sunday as their underdog story continues in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Loyola beat No. 3 seed Tennessee 63-62 in dramatic fashion Saturday after guard Clayton Custer scored with just ten seconds left on the clock. It was the team’s second upset of the tournament after also beating Miami in the first round. Back on campus in Rogers Park, students continued […]

  • Toys R Us gift cards are good for 30 more days

    If you have any Toys R Us gift cards, you should plan on doing some shopping. They’re only good for the next 30 days. Toys R Us is bankrupt and announced it’s liquidating and closing all of its stores. In bankruptcy, retailers technically don’t have to honor gift cards at all.  The courts view them as unsecured debt and give them no special protection. Toys R Us filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September.

  • Police officer lawsuit against city of Aurora moving forward

    AURORA, Ill. — A lawsuit by seven police officers against the city of Aurora is moving forward. The officers filed suit after an official sent their addresses, phone numbers and other personnel records to an alleged gang leader they helped put behind bars for an 88-year sentence. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports the information was sent in response to an open-records request. Some of the officers have installed home security systems, or even moved to ensure their family’s safety. The […]

  • Convicted felon charged in home invasion

    CHICAGO — Chicago police have charged a convicted felon in a home invasion yesterday in Portage Park. Pepe Martinez, 39, was charged with home invasion, using a dangerous weapon and possession of a controlled substance. Police say he walked into a home in the 5400 block of W. Berteau. He pulled out a knife and demanded money from a 39-year-old man. After the two struggled, Martinez ran off.  Minutes later, police arrested him. Martinez is being held in Cook County […]

  • Crews patching potholes on Chicago’s bumpy roads

    CHICAGO — IDOT crews were out Saturday morning filling potholes. IDOT began its’ pothole filling season began Friday. Chicago’s Department of Transportation has also been busy repairing some 40,000 craters in Chicago streets.  They started working on that, Monday. Chicago drivers are very familiar with the way potholes can assault a vehicle, leaving you stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire, mangled rim, or even damage to your vehicle’s frame. All the recent freezing and thawing […]

  • 6-month-old who fled Puerto Rico hurricane gets life-saving surgery

    OAK LAWN, Ill. — Puerto Rico native, Dr. Melissa Nater, was part of the extraordinary medical team at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn who gave an infant girl from Puerto Rico a chance to lead a normal life. Soreyl Mirailh had a hole in her heart from a congenital heart condition and she needed surgery. She was scheduled to have her surgery performed in Puerto Rico, when Hurricane Maria rolled in, cutting off electricity to the hospital. Her surgery was […]

  • Man fatally shot in living room in Back of the Yards

    CHICAGO — A man was shot to death inside his home in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. It happened just before eleven last night near May and 53rd Street.  Police say the man was standing in his living room when someone opened fire from the sidewalk outside. The 45-year-old man was shot in the head and died in his home. No one is in custody.  Police are investigating.

  • Ohio truck driver charged in Illinois Tollway worker’s death

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Illinois State Police have charged a truck driver from Ohio with the death of a tollway worker last fall. Christian Hannah was charged with reckless homicide. Illinois tollway worker David Schwarz, 48, of Monee, was struck and killed as he picked up debris on the Tri-State Tollway in Alsip last September. Prosecutors say witnesses saw Hannah swerving before he sideswiped Schwarz as he walked back to his vehicle. The Chicago Tribune reports that Schwarz’s DNA was […]

  • 30 area police departments receive Narcan training

    MAYWOOD, Ill. — Thirty police departments from around the area are beginning a Narcan training program to fight the opioid crisis. Last year, there were more than 1,000 opioid deaths in Cook County. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle put it in perspective. “That’s three times more than were caused by car accidents in the same period,” Preckwinkle said. Through a $311,000 federal grant, Loyola University today joined with the Cook County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management to […]

  • Community activist walks to bring attention to open cases on babies’ deaths

    MARKHAM, Ill. — Community activist Andrew Holmes is trying to bring awareness to the deaths of two infants over the summer. Holmes headed out early this morning on an eight mile walk from Dolton to Markham. Those are the locations where two infants’ bodies were found in plastic bags over the summer. The cases are open, and Holmes is hoping his walk will bring public attention to the cases and help police solve them.