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  • CTA pushing victim identifies suspected attacker in court

    CHICAGO — A man who was pushed onto the CTA tracks in August, identified his suspected attacker in court. Ben Benedict pointed out 34-year-old Chad Estep. He says he was waiting for a train at the CTA’s Washington Blue Line station on August 1, when he was pushed from behind onto the tracks. Benedict testified the two did not know each other and had not exchanged words. Police revealed that there is surveillance video of the attack. Estep is charged with […]

  • Support staff on strike at Palatine school district

    PALATINE, Ill. — For the first time, support staff at a Palatine school district are on strike. More than 450 union members which include nurses, secretaries and clerical work at Community Consolidate School District 15 said the district left them no choice. The union members have finished up on the picket line for Monday but they’ll be back Tuesday. With each step on the picket line, members of the Educational Support Personnel Association, or ESPA, hope they are step closer […]

  • Elderly man robbed, elderly woman assaulted just blocks apart in Lansing

    LANSING, Ill. — Police in the south suburbs have issued a warning after two elderly people were attacked in their homes. A man was beaten and a woman was sexually assaulted. Both victims live in the same neighborhood in Lansing, and gave the same general description of the robber. A man approached a woman around 10:30 a.m. Sunday as she was pulling into her garage near 171st and Greenbay Ave. The man demanded her money, and then forced her back […]

  • Cubs arrive home to Wrigley Field ahead of Game 3 against Dodgers

    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers have a 2-0 lead in the NL Championship Series after Justin Turner’s three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth gave them a 4-1 win over the Chicago Cubs. Turner drove in all four runs for Los Angeles, hitting an RBI single a half-inning after Addison Russell homered in the fifth. Russell’s home run was one of just three hits by Chicago. The Cubs arrived home to Wrigley Field around 5 a.m. Monday. […]

  • At least 6 transported to hospital after Level 2 hazmat at building in Loop

    CHICAGO — Fire crews are at the scene of a Level 2 Hazmat at an office building in the Loop. A chlorine leak was reported on the roof of a building located at 77 W. Wacker, just after 10 a.m. Friday. The Hazmat was quickly upgraded to a Level 2. Update on 77 W. Wacker Hazmat; Upgraded to Level 2; Two patients transported to NW Hospital — Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) October 13, 2017 The Chicago Fire Department reports at […]

  • 2nd crash-and-grab burglary in less than a week at West Side store

    CHICAGO — For the second time in less than a week, there’s been a crash and grab at a store in the city’s North Austin neighborhood. A green Jeep Grand Cherokee slammed into the front window of the “Villa” shoe store in the 1500 block of North Cicero, just before 4 a.m. Thursday. Thieves got away with merchandise. Last week, a black truck crashed into the same business. Items were taken during that crash and grab as well.  

  • Woman found dead in burning home suffered gunshot wound to head

    HARVEY, Ill. — A woman was found dead inside a burning house in Harvey on Wednesday morning. Firefighters received the call about the fire near 148th and Leavitt Avenue around 4 a.m. The woman was discovered with a gunshot wound to the head. She was found in a back bedroom. She was believed to be older than 60. Her identity hasn’t been released. Officials believe the fire started after the woman was shot. The house is a total loss. Harvey […]

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  • Hotels would be responsible for securing freezers under Chicago City Council ordinance

    CHICAGO — The Chicago City Council is considering an ordinance requiring hotels to restrict public access to their employees-only areas — especially their freezers. The measure was advanced by aldermen Tuesday in response to the death of Kenneka Jenkins whose body was found inside a walk-in freezer at a hotel in Rosemont on September 10. According to the Chicago Tribune, hotels would have to post signs warning guests about off-limits areas, such as kitchens, laundry rooms and closed pools. Freezers would need […]

  • Major delays on OB Kennedy at Addison after IDOT, ISP vehicle hit

    CHICAGO — An earlier crash is causing major delays on the outbound Kennedy at Addison this morning. The accident happened just around 5 a.m. after an Illinois state police vehicle and IDOT vehicle were both hit while responding to another crash. UPDATE: Crews just opened up a couple lanes. Now 2 right lanes blocked. — Sarah Jindra (@SarahJindra) October 11, 2017 No injuries have been reported at this time. All lanes were shut down earlier, but now everything has […]