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  • 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 […]

  • Homemade bombs found in mailboxes in Indiana

    ANDERSON, Ind. — Authorities in Indiana are investigating a string of mailbox bombings. There were at least four incidents in Anderson, Indiana over the weekend. Officials say the explosives called “works” bombs, were made from common household material placed in plastic bottles and allowed to build pressure so they would explode. So far, there have been no reports of injury, but police say the devices are extremely dangerous.

  • WGN’s Make-A-Wish Miles Drive

    CHICAGO — Thanks to your generous donations, kids across the state will see their wishes come true. On May 25, Chicago’s Very Own teamed up with Make-A-Wish-Illinois for a day-long airline miles drive to support the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions. Running from 7am-7pm, the drive ended with a grand total of 4,280,246 miles, surpassing their goal! It’s not too late to donate, and the miles never expire once they are in the Make-A-Wish account. Donated miles […]

  • DCFS considers major changes following death of Joliet toddler Semaj Crosby

    CHICAGO — The head of DCFS is considering a major change in the way the agency conducts abuse and neglect investigations. At a hearing in Springfield Tuesday, Director George Sheldon asked for a change in state law giving investigators access to records of past unproven allegations. During the hearing, testimony revealed that DCFS investigators are being pressured to close abuse cases too quickly, reported the Chicago Tribune. The agency is under fire following the case of 17-month-old Semaj Crosby, who died […]

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    3rd case of mumps confirmed at northwest suburbs high school

    ALGONQUIN, Ill. — There’s been another case of mumps at a northwest suburban high school. A third student at Jacobs High School has tested positive for mumps. The school says all three students are doing well and recovering. Students who have not been vaccinated have been asked not to attend school for the remainder of the school year. The disease can cause swelling and tenderness of the salivary glands in the cheeks and jaw. It is recommended a person infected […]

  • Doctors advise against fruit juice for young kids

    Pediatricians say kids should avoid drinking fruit juice until they’re at least a year old. Even then, they should drink it sparingly. Doctors say they’d prefer if the kids ate whole fruits instead. Whole fruit contains fiber, which slows the absorption of sugar by the body. Pediatricians also say there’s a link between fruit juice and teeth decay.

  • Fraternal Order of Police’s Kevin Graham criticizes new CPD ‘Use of Force’ policy

    CHICAGO — Kevin Graham, with the Fraternal Order of Police said that the Chicago Police did not use a lot of the input provided by the FOP when drafting the new Use of Force policy.

  • Man steals vehicle with baby still inside

    CHICAGO — A man stole a car with a baby in it on the near North Side. The car was parked with its engine running, just after 9 p.m. Wednesday in the 1400 block of North Wells. A little girl was in a car-seat when the man jumped into the car and drove it away. The car was located less than an hour later near Chicago and Wells with the girl still in her seat, unharmed. The man ran away but […]

  • Chicago named best restaurant city in America

    CHICAGO — It looks like more people are catching on to what we already know about the restaurants in Chicago. The media group Conde Nast Traveler names Chicago as the best restaurant city in America. They say the city’s chefs are some of the nation’s most creative. Their site lists 19 of the best restaurants in the city. They include Roister, Frontera and even Mister Beef on Orleans Street.