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  • WGN speaks to Evanston’s Laura Harrier, Spider-Man’s love interest in latest reboot

    Laura Harrier, a graduate of Evanston Township High School, stars as Liz Allen, the object of Peter Parker’s (a.k.a Spider-Man’s) affections in this summer’s Spider-Man reboot, Spider-Man: Homecoming. The movie, starring young British actor, Tom Holland as the Spider-Man, will release on July 7th. Robert Downey Jr. and other notables such as Zendaya, Donald Glover and Michael Keaton, will all be making appearances in the movie. The movie follows a young Peter Parker after the events of the Captain America: […]

  • Free coffee today for transit riders

    CHICAGO — Today is “Dump the Pump” Day, a celebration of using mass transit and leaving cars behind. It also means free coffee. During Thursday morning’s rush, Ventra card users and Metra riders can get a free cup of coffee. It’s called “Coffee from Cubic” which is the company behind Ventra. They’ll have coffee trucks at the following locations: Northwest Transportation Center in Schaumburg CTA Roosevelt Station Ogilvie Transportation Center Union Station

  • Property taxes will be rising in Cook County

    CHICAGO — Cook County is about to get hit with higher property taxes. The average property tax bill in Chicago will go up about 10 percent. That’s because of tax hikes from city hall and Chicago Public Schools. In suburban cook county, tax increases will range from about 4 to 6.5 percent. The next installment of property tax bills will be mailed out this month.

  • Powerball jackpot over $400 million, now 10th largest after months without winner

    CHICAGO — After more than two months without a winner, the Powerball jackpot has grown to $435 million. The jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing would tie for the nation’s 10th largest lottery prize. No one has matched all the balls drawn in the Powerball game since April 1, when a player in Arizona won $60 million. Powerball drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturdays and Wednesdays. To win the jackpot, players must match six numbers drawn from […]

  • Illinois among 8 states investigating Russian hacking of its elections

    CHICAGO — Illinois is among eight states investigating whether Russia hacked into its elections. A leaked report by the National Security Agency reveals how Russian military intelligence infiltrated the company that made the election software used in those states. In a report by the Intercept, the online news-site that received the leaked NSA report, it is stated that Russian hackers sent spoofed emails claiming to be from Google to employees of an unnamed U.S. election software company. The report does […]

  • Chicago named top 5 best summer vacation spots in the U.S.

    CHICAGO — Chicago was just named one of the five best summer vacation spots in the U.S. “Wallet-Hub” put the city at number 4 after comparing more than 80 cities in terms of travel costs, attractions, activities and weather. A map of their main findings ranks various cities; the smaller and more purple the dots, the higher the rank. Source: WalletHub The Top 5 locations: 1.) Las Vegas, Nevada 2.) Los Angeles, California 3.) Orlando, Florida 4.) Chicago, Illinois 5.) […]

  • Sen. Duckworth criticizes Trump’s focus on the travel ban

    U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) weighed in today on President Trump’s renewed focus on his executive order on immigration in the wake of the London terror attack over the weekend. In a tweet this morning the president said, “People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a travel ban.”  He also wrote that the Justice Department “should have stayed with the original travel ban, not […]

  • $2 million bond set for man who killed friend, found next to body in Des Plaines

    DES PlAINES, Ill. — Bond is set at $2 million for Craig Grzesiakowski, 35, of Chicago. He’s charged with murder and robbery in the death of a man in Des Plaines last week. Jeffrey Ziolo, also 35, was found dead in his home Thursday, June 1st. Grzesiakowski was found passed out near Ziolo’s body with a bottle of bleach next to him, reported the Chicago Tribune. Police immediately took him into custody for questioning. Grzesiakowski told police he and Ziolo […]

  • Indiana mom pleads guilty to killing her kids

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A mother from Fort Wayne, Indiana has been sentenced to 130 years in prison for smothering her two children to death. Amber Pasztor pleaded guilty to the killings because of mental illness. She will receive mental health treatment in prison. Last September, she drove to the Elkhart police department with her 7-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son dead in the backseat.

  • Transgender teen wins appeal to use men’s bathroom

    KENOSHA, Wisc. —  A transgender student who now identifies as a male can use the boy’s bathroom at his high school in Wisconsin. According to the Transgender Law Center, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal unanimously rejected an argument by the Kenosha School District that said allowing Ashton Whitaker to use the boy’s restroom would harm other students. The Seventh Circuit, which covers Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana, is the first federal appeals court to find conclusively that a transgender student […]