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  • Two in custody for downtown Chicago tow truck scam

    A Chicago streets and sanitation worker and his relative are under arrest for using a city tow truck to move vehicles then pocketing money from the owners of the vehicles to get them back. 40-year old Lennie Perry and 28-year-old Arica Perry are charged with theft by deception. The two would pick-up vehicles and take them near — but not inside — a city impound on lower Wacker Drive. Owners would then show-up and ask for their vehicles. That’s when […]

  • Talks to release girls kidnapped by Boko Haram

    Hundreds of young girls abducted by an Islamist terror group in Africa may be released as part of a deal with the Nigerian government. “Boko Haram” kidnapped nearly 300 girls from their boarding school in April. Many escaped, but more than 200 are still missing. Nigerian leaders and the Red Cross met four times with two senior members of Boko Haram last month. Nigeria may release 30 Boko Haram commanders in exchange for the girls.

  • PA gunman still at large

    The suspect wanted for killing a Pennsylvania state trooper remains on the run. Billboards with pictures of suspect Eric Frein are now up in the state. Frein is accused of using a high-powered rifle to open fire on two troopers at their barracks last weekend. One of those troopers was killed. Yesterday, police said they thought Frein was holed up in a remote area in the Poconos Mountains and residents were placed a lock down. Residents are now allowed out […]

  • Four children trapped in fire, laid to rest

    Four children killed in a fire on the south side were laid to rest yesterday. Their funeral was held at the “House of Hope” Church on the far south side. The four children were found dead in the family’s third floor apartment September 8th. Fire investigators say smoke detectors were not working and fast moving flames gave the children very little time to escape.

  • GM recalls Cadillacs and Chevy Impalas

    General Motors is recalling more than 220,000 Cadillacs and Chevy Impalas. Most of the affected vehicles,┬ámore than 205,000, are here in the United States. GM announced yesterday it’s recall of 2013 and 2014 Cadillac X-T-S models along with the Impalas because of a problem with the electronic parking brake arm. That defect is reportedly affecting only some of the vehicles. GM says it’s not aware of any crashes, injuries, or fatalities because of the issue.

  • Storms cause damage in Chicagoland

    Severe storms knocked-down trees and snapped power lines in the area yesterday. In beecher, the bad weather pushed down utility poles and forced part of Route 1 to shut down. The road is back open this morning. Parts of northwest Indiana saw wind speeds of up to 70 miles per hour. The high winds caused trees to come crashing down in Hebron and Cedar Lake, Indiana. One landed on a power line. Crews are working to get the area cleaned […]

  • British man creates driverless sleeper car

    If you’ve ever gotten in a car and wanted to take a nap during the ride – a designer in England has something quite fitting for you — it’s a driverless sleeper car. Dominic Wilcox designed the bedroom on wheels with a stain glass view. Wilcox got his inspiration from two things — a visit to Durham Cathedral in England and the 1959 “Mini.” The car was displayed last week at the London Design Festival. The hand-cut glass on the […]

  • Pope Francis visits Albania

    Pope Francis arrived in Tirana, Albania today. This marks his first trip to a European country as Pope. He led a mass in Mother Teresa square in the country’s capital. The pope also highlighted Albania’s interfaith harmony, where it’s Christians and Muslims have become a model of living and governing together. This is only a quick trip — Pope Francis heads back home later today.

  • West side church fire causes partial collapse

    An extra-alarm fire broke out Saturday morning in a church in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. Firefighters responded to the fire at the Unity Church of God in Christ, located at 4901 West Ferdinand street on the city’s west side. The smoky fire resulted in a partial collapse of the building. Reports say the church was on the lower floor with a residence upstairs. No injuries were reported.

  • Police car hit, crashes into doctor’s office

    Two Chicago police officers escaped injury when their squad car was hit early this morning. It happened about 3:30 this morning while the officers were inside a restaurant on a dinner break. The driver of a pickup truck may have fallen asleep at the wheel when it slammed into the squad car parked at 56th and Pulaski. The squad car was pushed into the outside wall of a doctors office. The driver of the pickup was injured in the crash.


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