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  • 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. […]

  • 107 elementary students surprised with bikes, shoes; 2 with $10K scholarships

    CHICAGO — It was anything but your average Monday afternoon at Manierre Elementary in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. On the first day of spring, it felt more like Christmas morning for 107 kindergarten, first and second graders. Thanks to their good attendance, they were surprised with a new bike, new pair of shoes and a snack bag during a special assembly presented by Buddy’s HELPERS. Moments later, two eighth grade students – one boy and one girl – were presented with $10,000 college scholarship checks. They were selected based on attendance and […]

  • Steve Greenberg with coolest new gadgets from International Home + Housewares Show

    The 2017 International Home and Housewares Show is underway at McCormick Place in Chicago. It features an assortment of high-tech gadgets for the home. It is not open to the public, but Steve Greenberg, the author of ‘Gadget Nation,’ joins WGN Morning News to show us some of the products. For more info, go to: gadgetnation.net

  • Lollapalooza 4-day passes on sale

    CHICAGO — Four-day general admission Lollapalooza tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. today. The passes cost $335, plus fees. Single-day tickets are not for sale today. Those tickets are “coming soon,” according to the official Lollapalooza website. The single-day will cost $120, plus fees. The festival usually sells those tickets before headliners have been announced. The official lineup has not yet been revealed, but rumored headliners this year include Chance the Rapper, Foo Fighters and Porter Robinson. The four-day Lollapalooza Festival will run […]

  • ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ star Kim DePaola’s car is scene of double murder

    PATERSON, NJ. — A car belonging to a “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star may be at the center of a double homicide. According to TMZ, two burned bodies were found inside Kim DePaola’s car. Both of the bodies had reportedly also been shot in the head execution-style. The remains were so badly burned that investigators couldn’t immediately determine the race or sex of the victims, according to PEOPLE, but later discovered they were both men. There are reports that […]

  • Dairy Queen celebrates first day of spring with Free Cone Day

    Today is the first day of spring — and you can celebrate with free ice cream. To mark the traditional start of spring, Dairy Queen is giving out small vanilla cones. #FreeConeDay is today! Say hello to summer on the #FirstDayofSpring 3/20, w/ 1 free small vanilla cone. Donations accepted for @CMNHospitals pic.twitter.com/lAlvcE5nZ3 — Dairy Queen (@DairyQueen) March 20, 2017 The offer is valid all day at participating stores. The DQ’s located in malls are not taking part. Dairy Queen […]

  • Thai restaurant in Edgebrook heavily damaged after fire

    CHICAGO — A fire severely damaged a restaurant on the city’s Northwest Side. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the The Elephant Thai Cuisine restaurant, located at 5348 W. Devon Ave, in Chicago’s Edgebrook neighborhood. No one was inside at the time of the fire. Fire officials believe the fire started in the grease chute, between the restaurant and the beauty salon next door. Firefighters got the call after a boy noticed the flames from across the street. Both […]

  • Ride-share driver crashes into South Side home after passengers attack him

    CHICAGO — A ride-share driver crashed into a South Side home after his passengers beat him up. Chicago police say the 51-year-old driver was dropping off five men early Monday morning in the 1400 block of West 93rd Street It was the same location where the driver had picked them up late Sunday before driving them around for a few hours. Police say that’s when two of the passengers began hitting him in the face, causing him to accidentally hit the accelerator and […]