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  • Florida shooting survivors rally, demand gun control

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida are demanding tougher gun laws. They took part in an emotional rally in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday. The survivors raised their voices to say thoughts and prayers are not enough. “They say a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun. We call B.S.,” said student Emma Gonzalez. Student David Hogg also spoke on Saturday. “They would rather […]

  • VIDEO: Chicago remembers CPD Cmdr. Paul Bauer

    CHICAGO – Chicago pays tribute to slain Chicago Police Department Commander Paul Bauer. Bauer, 53, was fatally shot Tuesday while confronting a suspect outside the Thompson Center.

  • Man dies while shoveling snow in suburbs

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — A man suffered a fatal heart attack while shoveling snow in the suburbs Friday morning. A spokesman for Edward Hospital in Naperville says the man was in his 60s. The hospital also treated a few minor injuries related to traffic accidents. 9 inches of snow were reported in Naperville Friday. There was also a snow-related death in Michigan. Police say one person was killed when a semitrailer crashed into a car stopped in traffic on U.S. 23 […]

  • WGN EXCLUSIVE: Victim of Facebook Live shooting speaks out

    CHICAGO – The victim of a shooting recorded on live on Facebook talked to WGN about the shooting and what led up to it. Chicago police say 29-year-old LaBritney Austin turned herself in on Jan. 3. She’s charged with felony aggravated battery by discharging a firearm, and being held without bond. The shooting happened Jan. 2 just before 3 p.m. in the parking lot of an apartment building in the 6400 block of South Calumet Avenue in Parkway Gardens. Kearra […]

  • Christmas tree sparks fire on Far South Side

      CHICAGO – Two people were injured in fire on the Far South Side early Tuesday morning. The fire started around 12:45 a.m. in a home near in the 600 block of W. 117th St. in West Pullman. Residents told firefighters it was sparked by a Christmas tree. A man and a woman jumped out a second-floor window to escape. The woman injured her hand. The man injured his ankle.

  • 12 charges in connection with shooting in Chicago hotel; No one injured

    CHICAGO – 12 people, including two teenage boys, are now charged in connection with a shooting at a hotel just off the Mag Mile. Around 3:30 a.m. Sunday,  a gun went off inside a room at the Homewood Suites on East Grand Avenue in downtown Chicago. No one was shot but police recovered three handguns and rounded up everyone in the room. A 24-year-old who rented the room to hold a party is charged with reckless conduct. The eleven others […]

  • Today is busiest for holiday travel at Chicago airports

    CHICAGO — Friday is set to be the busiest day for holiday travel at Chicago’s airports. The city says more than 225,000 people plan to pass through O’Hare on Friday. 70,000 more passengers are expected at Midway. In total, 51 million passengers are expected to fly on U.S. airlines from now until January 4th. That’s according to AAA. It’s another record high. Chicago will likely set its own record, with more than 5.2 million passengers during that time. More than […]

  • Canadian billionaire and wife found dead in their home

    TORONTO  — Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in their mansion Friday, and police said they were investigating the deaths as suspicious. Const. David Hopkinson would not identify the two bodies found at the home of Apotex founder Bernard “Barry” Sherman and his wife Honey. But Ontario health minister Eric Hoskins said the couple had been discovered dead. Hopkinson said it was early in the police investigation and authorities “are inside investigating and taking […]

  • Chicago police share safe Halloween tips in funny video

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department had some fun sharing tips for a safe Halloween. The department posted the video to Facebook and said it will share another video next week. Tips include wearing makeup instead of masks to make it easier to see, using reflective tape or glow sticks and going out in a group or with an adult. Watch the video in the player above

  • Local pastor calls on Emanuel to change names of 2 Chicago parks

    CHICAGO – A local pastor and activist is calling on Mayor Emanuel to change the names of two Chicago parks, saying it’s time to stop honoring slave owners. Bishop James Dukes sent a letter to Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Park District on Monday asking the City of Chicago to rename Washington and Jackson Parks which commemorate former presidents George Washington and Andrew Jackson, key historical figures and known slave owners. “When my children and grandchildren walk through these parks […]