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  • WGN’s Make-A-Wish Miles Drive

    Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV is proud to team up with Make-A-Wish Illinois for an airline miles drive to support wishes granted to Illinois children. This year, more than 700 children with critical illnesses will have their wishes granted through Make-A-Wish Illinois, with an astonishing 80% of those wishes requiring air travel.  The “Make-A-Wish Miles Drive” will take place at the GATX Corporation in Chicago on Thursday, June 7 and will be covered by WGN-TV from 7am to 7pm.  WGN News will have […]

  • 2 shot at gas station in South Holland

    SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. —  Police are investigating after two people were shot at a gas station in the south suburbs. The shooting happened shortly after 1 a.m. Friday at the Gas Depot, located at 15 E Sibley Blvd, in South Holland. Two teenagers were among four people in an older model Toyota Camry. They were their way home from a night out bowling in Dolton. The group stopped at the gas station to fill up, when someone in a red vehicle […]

  • Passerby rescues woman who fell from boat into Chicago River

    CHICAGO — A woman was rescued after falling from a boat into the Chicago River. The incident happened just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday near Clark and Wacker Drive. The 26-year-old woman was on a boat when she fell into the water. People on another boat were able to pull her to safety. Police say the driver of the boat she was on was going too fast and tried to make a turn, causing the woman to fall. He was cited for speed. […]

  • ‘All clear’ at Ogilvie station after unattended luggage found; Metra UP trains delayed

    CHICAGO — Emergency officials have given the “all clear” at the Ogilvie Transportation Center. The first and second floor of 500 W. Madison Street was evacuated so police could investigate a “suspicious item” left on the station platform Wednesday morning. No injuries were reported. Emergency crews responded just after 10 a.m. to the Level 2 Hazmat. Chicago police say the response was due to an unattended piece of luggage that was left at the end of the train platform near […]

  • Cook County hospitals lost $165M due to widespread errors

    CHICAGO — Lax procedures and employee errors have cost the Cook County hospital system more than $165-million. That’s according to an Inspector General report, which found billing oversights and mistakes over the last three years led to the loss in potential revenue. The IG report says clerks and billers who are unqualified to do their jobs are to blame.

  • Group of activists call for reform in Chicago Police Department

    CHICAGO — Activists are sharing their demands for changes to the Chicago Police Department. In March, a judge decided a coalition of community groups should have a say in the reform process of police tactics. In exchange, the groups had to put several lawsuits against the city on hold. Community groups including Black Lives Matter, The Chicago Urban League and the NAACP shared their requests Tuesday. Their top demands are related to use of force by police to eliminate what […]

  • Missing 3-month-old girl believed to be in danger, police say

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are searching for a missing 3-month-old girl who may be in danger. Royalty Wolf was last seen Monday night, with her biological mother, Mikequera Randolph, near the 1500 block of South Avers. The mother was in the middle of a supervised visit with Royalty when they both went missing. The visit was being monitored. The child was wearing pink pajamas. Mikequera was wearing a pink shirt, blue jeans and has a tattoo on her chest of a […]

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  • Employee robbed at gunpoint at Quartino restaurant in River North

    CHICAGO — A near North Side restaurant was robbed at gunpoint overnight. Around 11:45 p.m. Sunday, a man walked into tan unlocked side door of Quartino, located at 626 N State Street in River North, as a bartender counted the evening’s receipts. He pulled a gun, announced the robbery and got away with money. The man made his getaway in a tan vehicle with a smashed grill and a driver’s side window covered with tape. Police say he got away with […]

  • Gov. Rauner proposes gun control measures, reinstating death penalty for some crimes

    CHICAGO — Governor Bruce Rauner announced a host of gun control measures Monday that he says will make the streets safer. Among them is a measure that would require a 72-hour wait period for all guns, including assault-style weapons. The measure increases the wait period to buy an assault weapon from 24 to 72 hours. He’s also proposing reinstating the death penalty for some crimes. The governor also announced a plan to impose a complete ban on bump stocks. The […]