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  • Portillo’s dubbed Illinois’ favorite regional chain

    CHICAGO — Portillo’s is dubbed the preferred regional food chain in Illinois. Wisely, a restaurant technology agency, surveyed Facebook audience data for more than 300 regional restaurant chains all over the country. They analyzed their “Likes” by state and created a map showcasing which chains each state enjoyed the most.   Their survey did not take into consideration national chains like McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s. Culver’s restaurants were favored by people surveyed in 13 different states, most were in the Midwest.

  • 4th grader reports Friday morning`s weather forecast

    Friday Forecaster: Kay-Lynn Bradley-Ward, 4th grade, Jahn School of Fine Arts

  • Mr. Fix It with home odor fighting products

  • Car crashes into apartment building during police chase

    CHICAGO — A local police chase ended with a car crash into an apartment building. The crash happened early this morning in the Edgewater neighborhood on the 5600 block of North Ashland. Police say the driver was being pulled over for running a red light when he took off. The driver hit several parked cars and then hit the building. The crash left a large hole in a garden apartment. The driver was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. […]

  • Police shooting of Villa Park teen ruled to be justified

    VILLA PARK, Ill. — A deadly shooting of a teenager by a sheriff’s deputy was ruled to be justified. 17-year-old Trevon Johnson was shot four times in a home in Villa Park in January. His family had called police to report that he was armed with a knife and destroying items in the home. Authorities say a deputy shot Johnson after he rushed at him with an object in his hand. The object turned out to be a trophy. Prosecutors […]

  • Nevada mom fakes son’s death in scam to raise money

    A mother in Nevada is accused of faking her 10-year-old son’s death in a scam to raise money. Prosecutors say Victoria Morrison spent months faking her son’s illness. He was diagnosed with a treatable illness but Morrison told him he was dying of Leukemia. Morrison started a GoFundMe page. Creating a bucket list, she raised about 2,000 dollars in gift cards, cash and a helicopter ride. She then posted on social media that her son had died. She even held a fake […]

  • Police: Skokie middle school students expected to be charged in school shooting plot

    SKOKIE, Ill. — Charges are expected for two children in connection with a school shooting plot at a North Suburban school. The children are expected to be charged as juveniles. Skokie police were called to McCracken Middle School Wednesday morning. They interviewed three other students who were suspected of knowing about the plan. Those students were released to their parents. Police say there’s no “viable” threat to students.

  • How to reserve a free bounce house for Chicago summer block parties

    CHICAGO — Summer’s coming and if you want a free bounce house for that neighborhood block party, you can reserve it on online starting today. City officials say that bounce houses can be reserved for Saturday and Sunday block parties between May 27th and August 27th. The free bounce houses are only available to residents for block parties within city limits. They’re not available for parties on private properties, in parks or at festivals. To reserve your bounce house, visit […]

  • Trial begins for man charged with killing a Chicago police officer

    A trial began this morning for a man charged with killing a member of the Chicago Police SWAT Team as a teenager more than seven years ago. Officer David Blake, a 15-year veteran of the force was found shot to death in his SUV in the Wrightwood neighborhood in November, 2010. Bernard Williams, 18 at the time, had briefly lived with Blake before the murder. While living in Blake’s home, he learned the officer had an extensive gun collection. Prosecutors […]

  • Lakeview woman sexually assaulted and robbed by man she met in bar, say police

    CHICAGO — A woman was sexually assaulted in the Lakeview neighborhood by a man she met earlier at a bar, reported DNAInfo. The woman told police she was attacked by the man in her apartment in the 500 block of West Oakdale. The man also robbed her, stealing some of her personal property, including her cellphone. Police are interviewing someone in connection with the assault but no names are being released.