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  • 16-year-old fatally shot at South Side basketball court

    CHICAGO –The boy who was shot and killed at a basketball court on the Southeast Side was going to be a junior at Tilden High School. His family says he was just visiting a friend in the neighborhood and all they wanted to do was play basketball. The boys has been identified as 16-year-old Kejuan Thomas. He lived in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood and his mom said he loved to play basketball. That’s what he was doing Wednesday before he […]

  • Lockport business owner says anti-Transgender sign is ‘satire’

    LOCKPORT, Ill. – A sign is causing a stir in the Southwest suburbs. The sign can be seen outside a Lockport pawn shop. The sign reads; “Help Wanted — Must be female from birth.” Some call it a slur against transgender Americans, but the man responsible says there’s a much less dramatic explanation. He wants people to know two things: He’s not hiring, and he’s not serious. “The sign is, no question, satire..people are just too serious…everybody’s becoming offended in […]

  • Taco Bell unveils fried egg ‘Naked Egg Taco’

    CHICAGO — First they made the Doritos taco shells—now, Taco Bell is turning breakfast upside down just because they can. Taco Bell unveiled its fried egg “Naked Egg Taco.” It’s filled with potatoes and cheese, with the egg on the outside. The Naked Egg Taco launches nationwide on August 31. Taco Bell will give fans an early chance to try it out beginning August 17 with brunch-esque “Bell & Breakfast” events. The events will kick-off in New York on Thursday, August 17, and will continue […]

  • Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo signing $699 autographs Saturday

    CHICAGO — Cubs players Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo will be signing autographs this weekend at a downtown hotel, but they won’t be cheap. The teammates will be at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in downtown Chicago on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Fans can buy tickets on the Fanatics website for $699. The tickets allow fans to bring up to two items to get autographed. Fans can either get an autograph from both players on one item or bring one […]

  • Rep. Luis Gutierrez arrested outside White House at immigration rally

    WASHINGTON DC — Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez, a Chicago Democrat, was arrested during an immigration rally Tuesday. Gutierrez was among more than two dozen demonstrators arrested Tuesday afternoon. The group was rallying outside the White House to urge protection of the DACA, or Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals, program. A group in Texas is threatening a legal challenge to the program if the Trump administration does not end it by September 5.

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    Loaded gun found in trash can at Cook County Jail

    CHICAGO – The Cook County Jail was on lockdown for the majority of Tuesday after a loaded gun was found in a trash can. Officials said the gun was a .32-caliber Kel-Tec handgun small enough to fit in the palm of someone’s hand. The gun had one bullet in its chamber. The gun was found around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning in the receiving area where prisoners from other agencies come before being booked in and going to bond court. The […]

  • Motorcycle accident on Edens closes lanes

    CHICAGO — A crash involving two motorcycles blocked some lanes past Foster Avenue on the southbound Edens Expressway Tuesday afternoon. All lanes were closed until around 2:40 p.m., when the left lane opened. This is a developing story. Check back for details. #UPDATE (IB EDENS): The left lane NOW OPEN past Foster Ave… (2 right lanes STILL CLOSED, due to motorcycle crash). — WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) August 15, 2017 IB EDENS: A crash involving 2 motorcycles BLOCKS ALL LANES […]

  • 23 more disciplinary infractions for teen charged in Uber driver’s death

    CHICAGO — The 16-year-old girl charged with murdering an Uber driver has been involved in more violent incidents while behind bars. Prosecutors told the court on Monday that Eliza Wasni has had another 23 disciplinary infractions since her last hearing a month ago. Those are in addition to 40 other incidents the previous month. Investigators said Wasni stole a knife and a machete from a Walmart in Skokie on May 30 and then attacked Uber driver, Grant Nelson, 34. Last […]

  • Man dies after being shot outside Walgreens in Schaumburg

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Police are searching for the man who fatally shot another man in the parking lot of a Walgreens. The shooting happened Monday evening in the parking lot of Walgreens at Wise and Roselle Road in Schaumburg. One man was shot by a gunman who fled the scene. A witness who lives across the street saw the man shot lying on the pavement. The victim was rushed to Advocate Lutheran General in Park Ridge in serious condition with […]

  • St. Charles Township man charged with fatally stabbing father

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP, Ill. – A 22-year-old man was charged in the stabbing of his father on Sunday, according to police. Kane County police said John Shenko faces two counts of first degree murder in connection to the death of his 60-year-old father, Kevin Shenko. Police said they responded to a report of a man screaming for help around 1:15 a.m. on Sunday at the 7N200 block of Longridge Road in St. Charles Township. When they arrived, police said they […]