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  • 16 additional counts filed against ex-Chicago cop in murder of Laquan McDonald

    CHICAGO — New charges were filed today against former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in the death of Laquan McDonald. Sixteen additional counts have been added in a new indictment against Van Dyke.The 16 counts are aggravated battery with a firearm. Van Dyke is charged with murdering 17-year old Laquan McDonald in October of 2014. Video shows Van Dyke pulling the trigger within moments of getting out of his police SUV. That didn’t match the reports from officers on the scene, who […]

  • #TBT 1997 Morning News clip features Paul, Robin in awesome 90’s fashion

  • Govenor signs bill to make medical marijuana legal

    Illinois lawmaker proposes legalizing marijuana same as alcohol

    CHICAGO — A Chicago lawmaker is proposing legislation to legalize marijuana in Illinois. Democratic State Representative Kelly Cassidy says legalizing pot would allow law enforcement to shift more resources to fighting violent crimes. She says it would also generate revenue for education and other purposes. Cassidy’s proposal would make marijuana legal for anyone age 21 or older. It would be regulated just as alcohol.

  • Chicago police searching for up to 6 suspects in Facebook Live sexual assault

    CHICAGO —  Police are reportedly questioning at least one person in connection with the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted on Facebook Live. An alderman and community activist, Andrew Holmes, says police are questioning a person of interest, but police have not confirmed that they are questioning anyone. The high school freshman was found Tuesday after she went missing over the weekend. A video posted to Facebook Monday appears to show the girl being sexually assaulted by as many […]

  • Mr. T’s former Lake Forest mansion listed for $7.5 million

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Mr. T’s former estate in Lake Forest is on the market for $7.5 million. The actor owned the mansion, located at 395 Green Bay Road, back in the late 80’s. It will be 30 years this spring that Mr. T famously used a chainsaw to cut down 100 trees on the property due to his allergies. The current owners planted 150 mature trees on the property because of what was done in 1987. The home has 9 bedrooms, […]

  • Lollapalooza 2017 lineup revealed; single-day passes on sale

    CHICAGO — Lollapalooza has released the official lineup for this summer’s music festival. Headliners include Muse, The Killers, Chicago’s very own Chance The Rapper and Arcade Fire. Other performers scheduled are Lorde, Blink-182, Foster the People, The XX, Big Sean — among many others. CLICK HERE FOR FULL LOLLAPALOOZA LINEUP HERE Single-day passes went on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday. They will cost $120 per day. Four-day passes went on sale Tuesday but quickly sold out. The four-day festival runs from August 3 – 6 in Chicago’s Grant […]

  • Mother shares heartbreaking photo of 4-year-old daughter’s last car ride home

    SPANAWAY, Wash. — A mother posted a heartbreaking photo on Facebook of her 4-year-old daughter on one last car ride home after picking her ashes up from a funeral parlor last week. Sarah Walton’s daughter, Ellie, died in January from a rare brain tumor, ABC News reports. On her way home, she snapped a photo of the urn and posted it on the Prayers for Ellie Walton Facebook page. “Driving you home the other day, I was scared, but buckling […]

  • Man charged in shooting outside Cook County Courthouse

    CHICAGO — A man has been charged in a shooting outside the Cook County Courthouse earlier this week on the city’s West Side. Tabari Harris, 19, was arrested shortly after the shooting and will appear in court today to face an aggravated battery charge. The shooting happened around 9:30 a.m. Monday outside the courthouse in the 2500 block of South California. Police say Harris pulled up in a white van and shot a 22-year-old man on the courthouse steps. The victim […]

  • Stolen pickup truck crashes into Currency Exchange in Goose Island

    CHICAGO — A stolen pickup truck crashed through a Currency Exchange in the city’s Goose Island neighborhood. The accident happened early Wednesday morning at 800 N. Milwaukee. A car drove into a Currency Exchange at Milwaukee & Chicago in Noble Square. pic.twitter.com/DKtChKCReR — WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) March 22, 2017 The GMC truck went through a glass entrance and stopped just before another window. Two males were seen running away from the scene after the crash. No arrests have been made. […]

  • New red light camera rule could give Chicago drivers a break

    CHICAGO — Chicago just changed its red light camera rule in favor of drivers. Drivers will now only be ticketed if the camera catches them entering an intersection three-tenths of a second, or more, after the light turns red. It used to be one-tenth of a second. The change will cut the number of tickets issued by about 29-percent, resulting in a revenue loss of about $17 million a year. It comes at the recommendation of a city commissioned study. […]