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  • Brookfield Zoo animals enjoy pumpkins ahead of Halloween

    BROOKFIELD, Ill. — The animals at Brookfield Zoo were treated to some pumpkins ahead of Halloween. Hani, a 14-year-old sloth bear was digging away at her pumpkin treat. Kamba, a western lowland gorilla investigated her carved pumpkin and eventually decided to give it a try. Even fruit bats got a treat. They got carved pumpkins filled with chopped fruit. There was even a carpet python who slithered in and out of a carved pumpkin. Very spooky. The zoo’s Boo! At […]

  • Woman charged in robbery, attack of 81-year-old at Brown Line station

    CHICAGO — A woman has been charged with robbing and seriously injuring a senior citizen at a CTA Brown Line station. Victoria Dollarson, 25, was arrested after being identified as the person who robbed an 81-year-old man on October 16 at the Washington-Wabash station. Police said Dollarson tried to steal the man’s phone. The two got in a scuffle and the man fell down the platform stairs. The victim was hospitalized with a cut to the head, bruising and bleeding […]

  • ‘Zombie Frap’ possibly coming to Starbucks in time for Halloween

    Not crazy about the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks? The coffee giant may have another beverage for customers to try this season. The Zombie Frappuccino is rumored to come to the coffee shops just in time for Halloween. The drink is said to be a blend of green apple caramel powder and pink powder, topped with pink whipped cream to resemble brains. Starbucks hasn’t said anything officially about the new drink but word is leaking out from baristas on social […]

  • Police release sketch of Burbank sexual assault suspect

    BURBANK, Ill. — Police have released a sketch of a man they said tried to sexually assault a woman in Burbank. Police said a 24-year-old woman was walking home from work around 7:45 p.m. on October 10 near 81st and Sayre Avenue when she was approached from behind by a unknown man. The man placed her into a bear hug and threw her onto the ground. She tried to fight off the offender and as he started to take her […]

  • Man dead after falling from downtown hotel

    CHICAGO — A person died after falling from a downtown hotel on Monday. Emergency crews were on the scene after a 44-year-old man fell from the LondonHouse Hotel at 85 East Wacker. The hotel said he fell from a 20th floor parapet wall to a 6th floor rooftop. He was not a hotel employee. The hotel said they offer their condolences. No further information was available.

  • Round Lake Park traffic stop leads to $3M drug bust

    ROUND LAKE PARK, Ill. – A traffic stop in Round Lake Park led to a $3 million drug bust and the arrest of two people. Police stopped Jose Avila-Zumadio, 32, of Guadalajara, Mexico, for a moving violation on October 7 around 4:15 p.m. near Route 134 and Fairlawn. He was arrested for a not having a valid driver’s license. Police said they found $15,000 of marijuana in the car–about 3.25 pounds. He was also in possession of $1,900 and a […]

  • Man abducted, sexually assaulted teen girl in Auburn Gresham, police say

    CHICAGO – Police are searching for a man they said abducted and sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood. Police said an armed man driving a gray SUV abducted the girl from the 8600 block of South Halsted Street on Saturday around 7:20 a.m. She was then taken to another location where she was sexually assaulted. The victim was then taken to 86th and Peoria Street where she was let go. Police describe the man as a […]

  • Cubs announce NLCS roster, Dodgers’ shortshop out due to injury

    CHICAGO — The Cubs released the roster for the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Shortstop Corey Seager has been left off the Dodgers’ roster. The surprise omission is due to a back injury. Los Angeles also dropped reliever Pedro Baez from its roster. Infielder Charlie Culberson and outfielder Joc Pederson were added. Chicago made only one change from the last playoff round, adding reliever Hector Rondon and removing reliever Justin Wilson. Here is your #Cubs NLCS […]

  • Woman, 64, fatally shot in Rogers Park ID’d as Chicago teacher

    CHICAGO – A 64-year-old woman who was shot and killed in Rogers Park on Friday was identified as a Chicago teacher. The Chicago Tribune reports that Cynthia and John Trevillion, both teachers at the Chicago Waldorf School, were walking to the Morse CTA train to meet friends for dinner when someone started shooting on the 6900 block of Glenwood Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Cynthia Trevillion was shot in the head and taken to the hospital where she later died. She […]

  • Man, 14-year-old girl charged with robbing Northwestern student

    CHICAGO – An 18-year-old man and a 14-year-old girl have been charged in the robbery and assault of a Northwestern University student, police said. Police said Rashawn Duniver, 18, was identified as one of the five people who robbed a 22-year-old student on October 8 on the 700 block of North Fairbanks Court. around 8 p.m. Police said Duniver approached the victim on he sidewalk, punched him in the face and knocked the victim to the ground. He continued to […]