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  • Father charged with murder after 2-year-old found dead with throat cut

    **WARNING: Story contains graphic details. CHICAGO — A father will appear in court Friday for the murder of his 2-year-old son in Little Village after he was found dead with his throat cut. Rolando Ortiz, 37, was charged with one count of first-degree murder in connection to the death of his son, Mateo Garcia Aguayo. Officers were called to the 2700 block of South Avers around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. When officers arrived, the child was unresponsive and was pronounced […]

  • All-clear given after police activity prompts lockdown at DeKalb middle school

    DEKALB, Ill. – Police activity prompted a middle school to go on lockdown Thursday afternoon. Rosette Middle School in DeKalb, Ill., went on lockdown around 12:15 p.m. after police responded to a domestic violence call involving a possible weapon near 1st Street and Fisk Avenue. Because of the home’s proximity to the school, the decision was made to go on lockdown. The school’s principal, Tim Vincent, issued a statement on the school’s Facebook page and said the students were not […]

  • McDonald’s Shamrock Shake is officially back

    The Shamrock Shake is official back at McDonald’s. The fast food giant tweeted on Wednesday that their signature minty green milkshake is back for a limited time in select locations. Customers can download the Shamrock Finder app to find which McDonald’s near them is selling the St. Patrick’s Day favorite. It’s green. It’s minty. And it’s back for a limited time in select locations. Download the Shamrock Finder app for iOS and Android to find a #ShamrockShake near you. ☘️🎉☘ […]

  • Woman charged after baby shows signs of shaken baby syndrome

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – A babysitter is facing charges after officials said she abused a 5-month-old baby. Delfina Bautista, 30, was charged with aggravated battery to a child on Sunday. Officials said the baby was hospitalized because she was lethargic after being in the care of Bautista, who is the child’s babysitter. Doctors noticed injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome. They contacted police and the Department of Child and Family Services. Bautista is due in court Wednesday. The baby is […]

  • Police searching for 3 missing people after 2 kids found home alone

    ROCKFORD, Ill. – Police are searching for three missing people after finding two children home alone. Rockford police are looking for Danielle Son, 22, her husband Hand Son, 26, and her boyfriend Sergio Quiroz, 25. Danielle Son’s family members reported her missing on Monday. They said she lived with her two children and they have not had contact with her since Saturday, Feb. 17. When the family went to Danielle Son’s residence to check on her, they found her two […]

  • Rapper Young Thug says he’s changing his name

    Rapper Young Thug said he is changing his name, according to his Twitter page. “For now on call me SEX!!!” the rapper posted on Twitter. The rapper did not explain why he chose SEX as his new name. But, according to, this is not the first time the artist has gone through a name change. Young Thug briefly changed his name to No, My Name Is Jeffrey back in 2016, but only if his mixtape “Jeffrey,” sold 100,000 copies in […]

  • Suburban man arrested after kidnapping 11-year-old, police say

    MACON, Ga. — A suburban Chicago man was arrested in Georgia on Sunday after officials said they found him in a hotel room with an 11-year-old girl. John Byrns, 24, of Hoffman Estates, was arrested and charged with kidnapping and could face more charges as the investigation unfolds. Officials found the 11-year-old and Byrns at a Holiday Inn Express in Macon, Ga., after tracking the girl’s phone. The girl was reported as an endangered runaway from Orlando, according to officials. […]

  • Son hired 18-year-old to kill parents in unincorporated Glen Ellyn, police say

    GLEN ELLYN, Ill. – Two men are facing felony charges after one of them hired the other to kill his parents in unincorporated Glen Ellyn. Police responded to a call on Sunday around 2:50 a.m. in the 1N600 block of Park Blvd. for the report of a husband and wife who were attacked in their home. When they arrived, police were given a description of the suspect and located him at a nearby business. Police said Michael Targo, 18, was […]

  • Fergie apologizes for NBA All-Star National Anthem

    Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie has apologized for her rendition of the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star Game. The singer delivered a jazz inspired rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the 67th edition of the NBA All-Star Game at L.A.’s Staples Center Sunday night. TMZ said the singer said she was honored and proud to perform the national anthem and that she wanted “to try something special for the NBA.” “I’m a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition […]

  • Death of man found in burning car ruled homicide

    MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. – Police said a man whose body was found in a burning car was shot to death. The Cook County Medical Examiner ruled the death of Vladimir Esquivel of Arlington Heights a homicide. His body was found early Friday morning in a burning car near Algonquin and Dempster. The 29-year-old had been shot multiple times. Police said it was not a random act and it’s now being treating as a homicide. Crimestoppers of Mount Prospect is offering […]