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  • Man charged with assaulting several women on CTA

    CHICAGO – A man is in custody charged with assaulting women at or near CTA stops. Chicago police say David Buckner, 23, is charged with criminal sexual assault and aggravated battery in a public place. He’s accused of hugging and grabbing several women. According to the Chicago Tribune, prosecutors said Buckner told officers he had “probably” touched about 75 women on the CTA . Prosecutors also said he “kissed and licked” one woman’s face before fleeing. He’s being held on […]

  • Chicago Pride Parade today

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s 48th annual Pride Parade starts at noon on Sunday. The 4-mile route starts in Uptown at Montrose and Broadway then winds its way south to Diversey and Sheridan in Lincoln Park. Organizers expect as many as one million people to attend the parade. This year’s theme is “Viva la Vida and Stand Up, Stand Proud.” There are 150 entries. You can not bring alcohol along the parade route. Organizers say they’re joining police to help step up […]

  • Police: Woman killed when SUV fleeing officers hits her car

    CHICAGO – A woman was killed in a crash on the South Side early Saturday morning after the car they were riding in was hit by an SUV driven by a man police say was fleeing police. Just after 1:00 a.m. in Englewood,  police say officers heard what seemed to be gunshots and responded to the 5700 block of S. LaSalle St., where they saw a white Kia SUV exit an alley. Officers stopped the vehicle and asked a male […]

  • $2.5M bond for man accused of chasing estranged wife’s boyfriend with chainsaw

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — A judge set bond Wednesday at $2.5 million for a man accused of chasing his estranged wife’s boyfriend with a chainsaw. Jose A. Jaimes-Jimenez, 27, is charged with first-degree attempted murder and aggravated battery. The Chicago Tribune reports Judge Joseph Cataldo said, “this was almost a scene from a horror movie.” Prosecutors say Jaimes-Jimenez waited outside his estranged wife’s workplace on Monday afternoon in the 500 block of W. Golf Road in Arlington Heights. When he […]

  • Donations up at children’s hospital after Jimmy Kimmel monologue

    LOS ANGELES – Donations are up at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles after Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue about his newborn son’s open-heart surgery. On his show this week, Kimmel opened up about his son’s health and thanked doctors at the hospital for saving his son’s life. According to TIME, CHLA has seen a surge in donations since the episode aired. “We have had several hundred calls to the hospital, our heart institute, from former patients thanking us for care and from donors inspired […]

  • Unclaimed lotto tickets in Illinois include $5M, $1M and $800K prizes

    CHICAGO – If you have lottery tickets sitting around, you might want to double check them. There are several unclaimed winning tickets in Illinois. Last Wednesday, a winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket was sold at the AF Truck Stand on North Ave. in west suburban Northlake. That ticket is worth $350,000. On April 14th, a winning Mega Millions ticket was sold at the Snappy Convenience Center at Lawrence and California in Ravenswood. That ticket is worth $5,000,000. On January 28th, […]

  • Study finds Chicago bag tax driving down disposable bag use

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s new 7-cents-per-bag tax appears to be working. That’s according to a study by researchers from ideas42, New York University and the University of Chicago Energy & Environment Lab. Chicago implemented the tax on February 1. Since then, the study found a decrease in both the number of disposable bags used and the number of customers using them. Prior to the tax Chicago shoppers used an average of 2.3 bags per grocery shopping trip. Preliminary analysis shows that since […]

  • CPD launches new platform to make crime reporting easier

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department is launching a new website and and technology services bureau to help fight crime. The website, CPDTip.com, will allow anyone to submit tips anonymously on a desktop, smartphone or tablet. It’s designed to be more user-friendly than TXT2TIP. For now, TXT2TIP will also remain active. Police hope the new website leads to more interaction from the community because it offers an opportunity to remain anonymous and does not require a phone number to text from. […]

  • Families displaced, firefighter injured by Archer Heights fire

    CHICAGO – Several families are displaced after a fire on the Southwest Side. The fire broke out in the 5000 block of S. Komensky Ave. in Archer Heights around 11:30 Saturday night. One firefighter suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from the hospital. Two homes are damaged. Firefighters are still investigating the cause. Neighbors say they’ve complained multiple times about hanging wires touching houses on the block. “They say they’ll come and look at it and never have,” […]

  • Four shot in Harvey

    HARVEY, Ill. – Four people were shot in Harvey late Saturday night. Police say they received calls of multiple shots fired around 11:30 p.m. When officers responded to the home in the 14000 block of S. Myrtle Ave. they found four people on the ground with gunshot wounds. It’s not clear yet what their conditions are. Harvey police believe this was a targeted shooting. “It appears that individuals came to this area on foot and targeted this particular home. This is […]