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  • $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 […]

  • Apparent explosion sparks South Side house fire, injuring three

    CHICAGO – An apparent explosion sparked a fire that injured three men and displaced more than a dozen people on the South Side Saturday morning. It took firefighters several hours to battle the two-alarm fire in the 9600 block of S. Ewing Ave. in Chicago’s East Side neighborhood. At one point more than 100 firefighters battled the blaze. Firefighters say the fire may have started with an explosion in the basement just after 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Neighbor Marie Tellez said a blast […]

  • Children hospitalized after Dan Ryan crash

    CHICAGO – Several people were injured in an early morning crash on the Dan Ryan. It happened in the southbound lanes near 75th street around 12:40 a.m. Saturday. At least three children were hospitalized with minor injuries. The Chicago Fire Department says the children were not wearing seat belts. The crash involved two vehicles. An adult was ejected from one of the vehicles and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition. It’s not clear what caused the crash. The […]

  • Chicago police officer who shot, killed teen to testify in wrongful death case

    CHICAGO – A Chicago police officer who shot and killed a teen in 2013 is expected to testify Friday morning in a wrongful death case brought by the teen’s family. Officer Robert Gonzalez shot and killed 17-year-old Christian Green on July 4, 2013. Surveillance video released during the trial on Thursday showed Green appearing to attempt to toss a gun into a trash can then missing, he ran back around and then grabbed it again. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson […]