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    Community alert after string of burglaries in Darien

    The City of Darien and surrounding communities are experiencing a spike in residential burglaries in recent weeks. The burglaries have all been during the day, occurring when residents have left their homes, often for very short periods of time. The Darien Police Department identified a burglary pattern several weeks ago, and adjusted police patrol to focus on the burglaries. Burglaries stopped until this past Monday, that’s when police were called to four new burglaries. They happened between I-55, Lemont Rd., […]

  • Goodman Theatre celebrates 5th annual community day

    The holiday spirit is alive and well at the Goodman Theater. “A Christmas Carol” has been a Chicago holiday tradition at the theater for 37 years. Last night, it celebrated its 5th annual community day and its first Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Free tickets to the classic show went to more than 800 first responders, military personnel, and families to kick off the holiday season. Cast members from the t-v shows “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD” were also in attendance.

  • One dead, 2 injured after west side party shooting

    A 24-year-old man is dead and two other men are in critical condition after being shot at a party around 3:10 a.m. Sunday. It happened in the Tri-Taylor neighborhood on the West Side. Authorities say the three men were at a party in a basement apartment in the 800 block of South Oakley Boulevard when someone fired shots. The 24-year-old was shot in the face and was later pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital. A 33-year-old man was […]

  • Chicago says it’s ready to combat snow

    Using lessons learned from last winter, the city of Chicago adjusts its game plan as it prepares for this winter. Many communities started running out of salt after eighty inches of snow fell. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city stocked up on more salt with 400,000 tons available. Nineteen snow plows and trucks have also been added to Chicago streets to battle the upcoming winter. This past week, the city unveiled a revamped snow plow tracker site at Chicagoshovels.org. The […]

  • Dutch begin recovery of MH17 wreckage

    Recovery of wreckage in eastern Ukraine from Malaysia Airlines flight 17 is underway. The dutch safety board is leading the investigation. Teams have recovered and transported the wreckage back to the Netherlands. Researchers there will then continue to investigate the cause of the crash. The  operation is expected to take several days.

  • Sierra Leone Doctor arrives in U.S. for Ebola Treatment

    The 10th person infected with the deadly Ebola virus has arrived in the United States for treatment. Dr. Martin Salia contracted the virus while working at a hospital in Sierra Leone. He is being treated and cared for at the Nebraska Medical center in Omaha. Doctors say he is in “extremely critical” condition. Salia was born in Sierra Leone, but is an American resident, married with children in Maryland. The Nebraska Medical Center is  one of the country’s four hospitals […]

  • Officer injured during traffic stop

    A Chicago police officer is injured in a shooting that happened during a traffic stop. It happened at about 9:30 Saturday night near 112th and Halsted in the Roseland neighborhood. Police say they pulled a driver over, and stepped on the accelerator while an officer’s arm was inside the vehicle. That officer fired at least one shot, but didn’t hit the driver. The officer was treated and released from  “Little Company of Mary” with a wrist injury.

  • One dead in Old Town shooting

    One person is dead after a shooting in old town. The incident happened near Sedgwick and Evergreen just after 3:00 am Sunday. The victim was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Police latter spotted and stopped the suspects on the Eisenhower expressway. Police are investigating the incident.

  • AT&T stops using ‘super cookies’

    A controversial program used on AT&T phones appears to have ended. The year long program added hidden, undeletable tracking numbers onto all smartphone web traffic.. also know as super cookies. News site, ProPublic reported yesterday the company has ended that practice. Verizon Wireless says it still uses this type of tracking. However, there’s no evidence Sprint or T-Mobile uses super cookies to track phone users.

  • Obamacare enrollment starts today

    Open enrollment under the “Affordable Care Act” starts today. The White House hopes the healthcare.gov website works much better than during last fall’s initial roll-out. The site was tested during a 5 week period. The Obama administration says consumers will have more choices this year… with 63 insurers offering plans in 44 states.

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