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    Death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice ruled a homicide, medical examiner says

    The death of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot last month by Cleveland police after allegedly brandishing what authorities say was an air gun, has been ruled a homicide, the Cuyahoga County medical examiner’s office said Friday. The November 22 shooting outside a Cleveland recreation center is under investigation, and Rice’s family has filed a lawsuit against two officers and the city over his death. Police say Officer Timothy Loehmann, responding with a partner to reports that […]

  • Female jogger stabbed in Palatine forest preserve

    The Cook County Sheriff is investigating the stabbing of a female jogger along a trail in the Deer Grove Forest Preserve. The attack happened around 4:30p.m. Saturday afternoon.  The victim say a bald hispanic man wearing a black shirt with two earrings in his right ear stabbed her in the abdomen and then fled in an unknown direction. The victim was able to drive to a nearby residence where an ambulance was called.  The woman was transported to Lutheran General […]

  • Driver dies after driving into Lake Michigan

    The driver of an SUV that drove into Lake Michigan yesterday has died. 51-year-old Randy Brittman died according to the Cook County Medical Examiner. Brittman’s autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow. On Friday Brittman backed up his SUV on Lake Shore Drive at a high rate of speed and went into the water. The accident happened at about 3 p.m. at Balbo Drive. Police say the vehicle jumped the curb and drove over a grassy area before ending up in the […]

  • Daley Plaza Nativity scene unveiled

    Today Chicago’s new Archbishop Blasé Cupich celebrates the unveiling of the Nativity scene at Daley Plaza. Archbishop Cupich and Thomas More Society sponsor multiple State Capitol manger scenes.

  • Small Business Saturday highlights a local success

    U.S. Senator Mark Kirk kicked-off Small Business Saturday by highlighting the local success story of Husky Hog BBQ, one of the first food trucks in Chicago which recently expanded into a Bridgeport restaurant. Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 by American Express to encourage people to shop at small businesses. Last year, Small Business Saturday generated $5.6 billion in sales nationally for locally-owned retailers and restaurants. In 2013, the Small Business Administration had 1,677,488 small businesses registered in Illinois.

  • Bail denied for man charged in shooting at suburban mall

    Bail was denied for a Chicago man charged in connection with a shooting at the Harlem-Irving Plaza mall. Everett D. Harris, 31, was charged with three counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated battery on a public way and two counts of aggravated kidnapping, according to a statement from the Norridge Police Department. Harris is also being charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and aggravated driving […]

  • baldeagle

    Bald eagles spotted in south suburb, caught on home video

    A family in Tinley Park saw something unusual today, practically in their back yard. Two bald eagles flew back and forth over a retention pond behind the Henkle’s house. Daisy 8 and Ivy 5 spotted the birds as they put on an amazing show. The birds were apparently looking for food and were successful for a short time. One of the eagles swooped down and caught a fish from the pond. It was all captured on home video this afternoon.

  • Michael Rivers

    Electronic monitoring home check leads to recovery of drugs and weapons

    A home check led to the recovery of suspected crack cocaine, two fire arms and additional charges for a person on electronic monitoring, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Saturday. At approximately 4:40p.m. Thursday, Sherriff’s Electronic Monitoring Unit investigators responded to the 100 block of North Laramie Avenue in Chicago after receiving a report of curfew violation for Michael Rivers, 23, who was on electronic monitoring. After determining that Rivers, who was at home when investigators arrived, had a legitimate […]

  • High waves due to weather leaves mess along Chicago’s lakefront

    High winds caused huge waves that left a mess along the lake front Friday night. The havoc could be seen along the bike path along the 1200 block of north Lake Shore Drive. The Chicago park District is working to repair the asphalt that was ripped up by the waves.  

  • Ebola

    American freelance cameraman tests positve for Ebola, in Liberia

    An American freelance television cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus and will be flown back to the United States for treatment, the network said on Thursday in an online report. Diagnosis of the cameraman, who the network said came down with symptoms that included aches and fatigue on Wednesday, is believed to mark the first time an American journalist has been infected with the deadly virus since the current outbreak in West […]


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