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  • Cook County hospitals lost $165M due to widespread errors

    CHICAGO — Lax procedures and employee errors have cost the Cook County hospital system more than $165-million. That’s according to an Inspector General report, which found billing oversights and mistakes over the last three years led to the loss in potential revenue. The IG report says clerks and billers who are unqualified to do their jobs are to blame.

  • Group of activists call for reform in Chicago Police Department

    CHICAGO — Activists are sharing their demands for changes to the Chicago Police Department. In March, a judge decided a coalition of community groups should have a say in the reform process of police tactics. In exchange, the groups had to put several lawsuits against the city on hold. Community groups including Black Lives Matter, The Chicago Urban League and the NAACP shared their requests Tuesday. Their top demands are related to use of force by police to eliminate what […]

  • Missing 3-month-old girl believed to be in danger, police say

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are searching for a missing 3-month-old girl who may be in danger. Royalty Wolf was last seen Monday night, with her biological mother, Mikequera Randolph, near the 1500 block of South Avers. The mother was in the middle of a supervised visit with Royalty when they both went missing. The visit was being monitored. The child was wearing pink pajamas. Mikequera was wearing a pink shirt, blue jeans and has a tattoo on her chest of a […]

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  • Employee robbed at gunpoint at Quartino restaurant in River North

    CHICAGO — A near North Side restaurant was robbed at gunpoint overnight. Around 11:45 p.m. Sunday, a man walked into tan unlocked side door of Quartino, located at 626 N State Street in River North, as a bartender counted the evening’s receipts. He pulled a gun, announced the robbery and got away with money. The man made his getaway in a tan vehicle with a smashed grill and a driver’s side window covered with tape. Police say he got away with […]

  • Gov. Rauner proposes gun control measures, reinstating death penalty for some crimes

    CHICAGO — Governor Bruce Rauner announced a host of gun control measures Monday that he says will make the streets safer. Among them is a measure that would require a 72-hour wait period for all guns, including assault-style weapons. The measure increases the wait period to buy an assault weapon from 24 to 72 hours. He’s also proposing reinstating the death penalty for some crimes. The governor also announced a plan to impose a complete ban on bump stocks. The […]

  • Husband of woman killed during South Side police chase speaks out

    CHICAGO — The husband of a woman killed by a car fleeing from a traffic stop is speaking out. David Brown says his wife Julia Callaway, 55, left their Chatham house Thursday to pick up their 2-year-old granddaughter from daycare by 6:30 p.m. But while walking there, Callaway was struck at 79th and South Lafayette by a speeding car that drove away from officers during a nearby traffic stop. Witnesses say the car was traveling at about 80 mph down […]

  • Family sues doctor, ER after 56-year-old woman overdoses on painkillers

    CHICAGO — The family of a woman who died after overdosing on painkillers is now suing the doctor and the emergency room who, they claim, blindly fed her addiction. Linda Svanstrom, 56, of St. Charles, died earlier this year. Her family said she suffered from chronic knee pain, had a history of anxiety and depression, and was addicted to opioids. The case started when Svanstrom’s severely disabled son had to be put into a group home and she became depressed, […]

  • ‘Chelsea Dagger’ band surprised with Blackhawks sweaters on WGN

    The Fratellis New album ‘In Your Own Sweet Time’ out now. On tour across North American now (starting April 26th), playing at Chicago Metro tonight (May 11th). Metro located at:  3730 N. Clark St., Chicago For more information, go to: CHICAGO — You know the song, you love it. It’s the quintessential Chicago Blackhawks song following a goal  — Chelsea Dagger! The song has become an anthem for Hawks fans at the United Center, and is known all over […]

  • Mr. Fix It with tips on tick and mosquito prevention