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  • Ernie Banks’ death caused by heart attack; statue to be placed in Daley Plaza

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs announced Sunday the team’s Ernie Banks statue will be placed in Daley Plaza Wednesday through Saturday so that fans may honor “Mr. Cub.” #Cubs, City of Chicago announced Ernie Banks’ statue will be placed in Daley Plaza Wed-Sat for fans to honor #MrCub. pic.twitter.com/mseN0iVnBr — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) January 25, 2015 The statue was unveiled by the team back in 2008. The widow of Ernie Banks, along with the family attorney, briefly addressed the media Sunday following […]

  • Cubs legend Ernie Banks has died at 83

    CHICAGO — Cubs legend Ernie Banks has died at the age of 83. ‘Mr. Cub’ passed away Friday night at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Details of his death have not been released but the City of Chicago is joining the Chicago Cubs in remembering the man who made history on the North Side and earned just about every honor and award but a World Series. Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts released the following statement Friday night: “Words cannot express how […]

  • Junior high teacher, basketball coach charged with assaulting 2 students

    ORLAND PARK, Ill– A junior high teacher, who formerly taught at a southwest suburban school, has been charged with sexually abusing two former students. According to a press release from Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, Cara Labus, 30, of Joliet, has been charged with four counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse in connection with incidents that occurred between 2008 and 2011 in Orland Park with two victims who were between the ages of 14 and 16 when the crimes […]

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    PHOTOS: Ernie Banks through the years

    CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks died Friday at the age of 83 years old. Here’s a look at some photos of him from his career.

  • Chicago’s Very Own Pat Collier

    Hundreds of firefighters from around the Chicago area have one man to thank for their successes. Frankfort Fire Department’s Cadet Program was created more than 30 years ago by fire prevention expert Pat Collier. The program puts teenagers on the path to becoming firefighters using hands-on training techniques. “There’s nothing like the real thing. There’s nothing like the actual experience in this cold weather, fighting a fire, wanting to stay warm yet you’re freezing cold. That only comes from on […]


    Man loses Super Bowl dream job because of facebook post

    PHOENIX– A former DJ was issued a credential for the Super Bowl after he was hired to be an assistant frequency coordinator for the NFL. The longtime sports fan, Russ Knight, was so excited for the opportunity to work at the Super Bowl that he posted a photo of himself, with the credential, on facebook. Shortly after he posted the picture, Knight received a phone call from NFL security. KPHO reports “He said Russ, we’ve got a problem,” said Knight. […]

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    Budweiser releases ‘Lost Dog’ Super Bowl announcement

    Budweiser has released an announcement asking for the public’s help in finding the “lost” puppy they featured in last year’s Super Bowl ad. In the last year’s commercial, the puppy became friends with some horses and was later adopted by the horses owner. Get the full story at fox8.com  

  • Boy, 5, seriously injured after being struck by SUV

    CHICAGO — A 5-year-old boy was seriously injured after he was struck by a vehicle in the city’s Austin neighborhood Saturday evening. According to the Chicago Fire Department, the boy was hit by an SUV on the 500 block of North Pine Street just before 7:00 p.m. He was extricated from underneath the vehicle and transported in serious condition to Loyola University Medical Center, officials said. According to Angela Jones, a neighbor, an SUV that was driving on the block […]


    Walmart employee fatally shot outside Bedford Park store

    BEDFORD PARK, Ill. –An employee of Walmart in Bedford Park was shot to death in a car in the store’s parking lot. It happened around 4 p.m. Thursday at the Walmart at 70th and South Cicero Avenue. Police arrived to find the body in the front seat of a vehicle. Witnesses say they saw a man in dark clothing running away. Investigators do not know they killer’s motive. The victim hasn’t been publicly identified yet. A Walmart spokesperson released the […]

  • Chicago man, 28, fatally shot in Montgomery

    A man from Chicago was fatally shot at an intersection in Montgomery Thursday evening. The incident occurred around 6 p.m. at Montgomery Road and Fouth Street. 28-year-old Jesus Garcia was found dead at the scene.  


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