Maggie Carlo
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Maggie Carlo is a fill-in reporter for WGN-TV.

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  • Donald Trump addresses City Club of Chicago

    CHICAGO — Presidential candidate Donald Trump is bringing his message to Chicago. He is speaking to an audience of about 300 people at the City Club for a sold out event. Outside, dozens of people protested peacefully to let him know they did not appreciate his comments on Mexican immigrants, and they want him to stop using hate speech as he makes his run for President. Earlier today, Trump met with the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board.  When Trump took questions he […]

  • Chicago’s gay community celebrates Supreme Court ruling on eve of Pride weekend

    CHICAGO — In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states, meaning the 14 states with bans on same-sex marriage will no longer be able to enforce them. The ruling added to the excitement at Pride Month celebrations across the country. In Chicago, same-sex marriage supporters joined Mayor Emanuel for a champagne toast at the bar Sidetrack. It’s a decision that some there said they didn’t think […]

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    Family of woman killed in CTA bus crash file lawsuit

    CHICAGO — The family of Aimee Coath, the woman who died in last week’s CTA bus accident is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against both the agency and the driver, Donald Barnes. 51-year-old Coath, of Flossmoor, died after being struck by a bus that initially stopped at the red light on Michigan Avenue but then went through it, hitting several vehicles and another pedestrian June 2. The family is seeking more than $100,000 in damages. The family’s lawyer says he’ll […]

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    Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted

    CHICAGO — A federal grand jury has indicted Dennis Hastert, the former House Speaker from Illinois. A spokesman for the lobbying and law firm where Hastert worked in Washington, D.C., says the former House speaker has resigned. The website for Dickstein Shapiro LLC had Hastert’s biography as a “featured attorney” as late as Thursday afternoon, but Hastert’s contact details appeared to have been removed from the website hours later. Firm spokesman Jason Huntsman did not have further details. Hastert was […]

  • Feds investigating Chicago Public Schools CEO Byrd-Bennett

    CHICAGO — Federal authorities are investigating Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett. It involves a $20 million no-bid contract that was awarded to her former employer, SUPES Academy in Wilmette. The three-year contract was to train CPS principals who want to become superintendents. The CPS inspector general’s office started investigating it shortly after the contract was signed in 2013. The U.S.Attorney’s office launched its own investigation last year. Byrd-Bennett has not been accused of any wrongdoing. Her three year contract […]

  • CPD records show officers stop blacks more than whites, Hispanics

    CHICAGO — The American Civil Liberties Union accuses Chicago police officers of racial profiling and an excessive use of its “stop and frisk” policy. The ACLU says the police made more than 250,000 stops that did not lead to an arrest last summer. That’s four times more than stops done in New York. The ACLU says police data shows blacks were stopped 72 percent of the time while whites were stopped nine percent of the time. Police officials say they prohibit racial […]

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    Chicago Bears agree to trade Brandon Marshall to New York Jets

    CHICAGO — Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has been informed that he will be traded to the New York Jets. According to NFL Network, Marshall caught 61 passes for 721 yards and eight receiving touchdowns in 2014, but was at the center of locker room issues during a tumultuous campaign that saw the Bears finish 5-11. The Bears have not released a formal statement about the trade. Radio Host Jason Goff, with 670 The Score called Marshall “the most […]

  • Mayoral candidates campaign down to the wire

    CHICAGO — Monday was the last full day of campaigning before Chicago’s civic election Tuesday. With so many voters still undecided, Chicago’s five candidates for mayor have been hitting the streets hard working to lock down all the support they can before Election Day. Incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel is fighting to avoid a runoff. He says he’s taking nothing for granted tomorrow. He met with seniors this Monday morning, first at North Park Village, then he stopped at Admiral by […]

  • Schiller Park mother charged with aiding ISIS to appear in court

    SCHILLER PARK, Ill. — A woman from Schiller Park is charged with providing financial support for terrorist groups. Mediha Salkiecevic was arrested last week. She is one of five people charged with funneling money to ISIS and Al-Qaeda in Iraq. Salkiecevic and her co-defendants are all Bosnian immigrants. Prosecutors say the group raised cash, and bought and shipped military equipment from surplus stores in Missouri. Salkiecevic is expected to be extradited to St. Louis to face the charges; she faces […]

  • More than 200 Chicago flights canceled in part due to East Coast storm

    NEW YORK — A massive winter storm is expected to hit the Northeastern United States beginning Monday night, and it could dump 2-3 feet of snow is some areas. Some schools are planning to close early or not open at all in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut because of the potentially crippling snowstorm. The National Weather Service says heavy snow, powerful winds and widespread coastal flooding are expected. It issued a blizzard warning for a 250-mile stretch of […]


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