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  • Police investigate possible attempted child luring in Naperville

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Naperville police are investigating a possible attempted child luring in the suburbs. Police said the incident happened Tuesday afternoon just after 3 p.m. in the 2700 block of Showplace Drive in Naperville, Ill. Police said a man driving a maroon mini-van asked an 11-year-old girl if she needed a ride. The child then ran away and immediately contacted police. The suspect is described as a white male in his 60s with a long black beard wearing a […]

  • Mom held at knifepoint escapes by mouthing ‘help me’ to shoppers, sheriff says

    MARION COUNTY, Ore. – On Oregon mother and her son managed to escape their alleged captor by signaling strangers after they were abducted in their own home Friday afternoon, officials said. Investigators say it all started when 25-year-old Christopher Hahn-Collins broke into the victim’s Salem house and hid until she and her son returned. “A woman comes home to her southeast Salem home, finds a man inside,” Lt. Chris Baldridge, with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, told KOIN. “Basically for the next […]

  • Mom who posted video of bullied son denies being racist, says she’s not using son’s story for money

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn.  — A Tennessee woman who posted a video of her tearful son recounting being bullied at school has appeared on national media outlets to deflect accusations of racism and denied using her son’s story to get money through GoFundMe pages. Kimberly Jones told Good Morning America and CBS This Morning on Tuesday that a photo of her family with a Confederate flag posted on social media was real, but that it didn’t make her a racist. The photo […]

  • Fire crews respond to West Side warehouse fire

    CHICAGO — Fire responders were on the scene of a warehouse fire on the city’s West Side on Tuesday. The fire happened at a warehouse on the 2700 West Fulton Avenue in the city’s West Town neighborhood. No major roads were blocked off. Officials did not provide any further information. This is a developing story. Check back for details. 

  • Joliet man who killed mother, dumped body in river gets 32 years

    JOLIET, Ill. – A 37-year-old man who officials said choked his mother to death and dumped her body in a river has been sentenced to 32 years in prison. Shane Smith pleaded guilty to one count of first degree murder in June for killing his mother, Joan Smith, on Oct. 13, 2013. Officials said he killed her in her home during an argument. He was sentenced Tuesday. Shane Smith lived with his mother and had been drinking and fishing near […]

  • Suburban high school teacher resigns amid inappropriate conduct allegations

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — A band teacher at a suburban high school has resigned following allegations of inappropriate conduct. William Miller submitted his resignation Monday night at Downers Grove North. He had worked there since 1995. A female former student, Jennifer Boudinot, accused Miller of making suggestive comments and engaging in inappropriate behavior. Boudinot graduated from Downers Grove North High School in 1999. She said during her time at the school, Miller sexually harassed her and her friends. Miller must surrender […]

  • Man charged in Ukrainian Village sex assault, robbery

    CHICAGO – A man was arrested and charged in the sexual assault and robbery of a woman standing near a bus stop in the city’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood, according to police. The 31-year-old woman was standing on the 2200 block of West Chicago Avenue around 6:30 a.m. on December 1 when a man grabbed her, punched her, stole her cell phone and sexually assaulted her behind a gate. When the woman called for help, a Good Samaritan came to her […]

  • Chicago Police Dept. shares holiday safety tips in Facebook video

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department shared a Christmas-themed video on their Facebook page to remind people to stay safe this holiday season. The festive video features Officer Tom McNamara reminding Chicagoans to stay alert while they’re shopping and traveling. The Grinch and Santa Claus also made an appearance. Holiday Safety Tips: Lock your doors, windows, set alarms, and activate surveillance cameras. Do not leave valuables in your car while you’re away. If you do, make sure they’re out of sight […]

  • Actor Bambadjan Bamba reveals he is undocumented, supports DACA

    Bambajan Bamba, known for his recurring role in “The Good Place” revealed he is undocumented and said he supports the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). The Los Angeles Times reported that the actor revealed his immigration status and was motivated by the Trump administration to do so. “Immigrants are not criminals,” Bamba told the newspaper. “We’re not here to take away your jobs. We’re here to give back. We’re not just Mexicans or Latino. We’re black, too. We’re from the […]

  • Minnesota couple charged after lying about Loop robbery

    CHICAGO — A Minnesota couple was charged after they lied about being robbed in the Loop at knifepoint. Katie Mager, 27, and Ryan Reiersgaard, 27, were arrested and charged after they admitted to fabricating a robbery and falsifying a police report, police said. They told officers that on Thursday, three men approached them and took their property at knifepoint. The Chicago Tribune reports the couple said they had a $12,000 engagement ring stolen as well as a $3,000 suitcase purse, […]