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  • High-rise condominium fire on Near North Side

    CHICAGO — Smoke and flames take over a high rise balcony on Chicago’s Near North side. Firefighters were on the scene around three this morning, at the Ontario Place Residences, which are located at State and Ontario Streets. Fire officials say a unit on the 38th floor caught fire. The investigation into the cause of that fire is underway, and we’re still waiting to learn if anyone was hurt.

  • City drops lawsuit against teenager’s estate

    CHICAGO — The city of Chicago has dropped its plans to sue the estate of a teenager who was killed by a Chicago police officer. City lawyers filed suit yesterday against Quintonio Legrier’s estate, claiming he was responsible for the shooting. The shooting happened the morning after Christmas in 2015. Police say Legrier came at the officers with an aluminum bat, prompting one officer to shoot, killing both Legrier and an innocent neighbor, Bettie Jones. The city was hoping a […]

  • Boy, 13, among two shot in South Shore neighborhood

    CHICAGO — Two people were shot in a drive-by shooting in the South Shore neighborhood. The shooting happened just after 10:30 p.m. at 75th and Coles Street on Friday. A 13-year-old boy was standing outside with an 18-year-old man, when someone in a dark-colored vehicle drove by and started shooting. The boy was hit in the hand and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital.  He is in good condition. The 18-year-old was shot in the back and taken to Northwestern Hospital, […]

  • R. Kelly’s Atlanta mansions emptied out while he was on tour

    ATLANTA — R. Kelly’s Atlanta mansions were ransacked and emptied out while he was on tour in New Orleans. According to TMZ, police say Kelly’s homes were cleaned out on Thanksgiving weekend in back-to-back burglaries. Detectives caught three men leaving one of his homes in a van. They were brought in for questioning. The men told police they were hired by Kelly’s associate, Alfonso Walker, to sell everything because the singer was moving his operation to Chicago, law enforcement sources […]

  • Chicago getting new magnet and classical schools

    CHICAGO — Chicago is getting some new schools, with the help of a $15 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Brown Elementary on the city’s near West Side is one of three schools slated to transition into a charter school. The others include Brown and Claremont Elementary.  The schools are already incorporate STEM curriculum but CPS says this will help increase the quality of education. CPS also has plans to open two new classical schools – one […]

  • Warning for students in Lakeview after kidnapping attempt

    CHICAGO — Police in Lakeview are warning students to walk in groups and be aware of strangers. The warning comes after an attempted kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl in the area this week.  The attempted kidnapping took place about a mile from Lakeview High School. The girl was walking along the street when a white van pulled up next to her.  When the door opened, a man from inside the van grabbed her arm and tried to pull her inside.  […]

  • 6 charged in crash with CPD vehicle

    CHICAGO — Six people are charged in connection to a crash with a Chicago police vehicle on Sunday night. Police arrested Marleak Ousley near 93rd and Bennett Sunday. They say he was driving a stolen car and led officers on a chase.  The chase ended when the driver made a u-turn and crashed into a squad car. The five passengers in the car also face misdemeanor charges.

  • SUV pinned under construction truck on Kennedy

    CHICAGO — A Toyota Rav 4 became pinned under a construction vehicle, following a crash on the Kennedy Expressway overnight. It happened in the inbound lanes at Nagle, around 4:30 a.m. At least a dozen firefighters were on the scene to pull a person out of the vehicle. That person was taken in critical condition to Lutheran General Hospital. State police say the construction vehicle was placing cones in construction zones.

  • Chicago law firm files suit in Las Vegas mass shooting

    CHICAGO — Fourteen more people are filing a lawsuit following the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Fifty-eight people were killed and many more injured at an outdoor concert. A Chicago law firm is representing several people who live in the area. One of them is Elisha Seng of Bartlett.  She was not shot, but she says she’s suffering emotionally and physically. The concert organizers, the Mandalay Bay Hotel and the makers and sellers of Bump Stock Gun Accessories are named […]

  • Amazon bringing pop-up stores to Whole Foods

    Amazon is bringing its pop-up store concept to Whole Foods. The online retail giant says it will open five pop-up stores next week at Whole Foods locations in Illinois, Colorado, Michigan, Florida and California. Customers can test Amazon products there and learn about services like Amazon Prime Membership. Amazon purchased Whole Foods this summer for more than $13 billion. Amazon has so-called “smart home spaces” in 10 Kohl’s stores in the Los Angeles and Chicago areas.