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  • Family wants answers after missing 18-year-old from Mount Greenwood found dead

    CHICAGO — An 18-year-old woman who was reported missing in Mount Greenwood has been found dead by police. Karalynn McNicholas was found outside a home on the 6000 block of South Maplewood Avenue, in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood Friday morning. McNicholas was last seen leaving her home near 111th Street and Central Park in Mount Greenwood around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The 18-year-old nursing student was supposed to go out with a friend, but according to family, they talked with that […]

  • One man killed, another injured in drive-by shooting

    CHICAGO —  A drive-by shooting overnight has left one man dead and another injured. It happened just after 10:30 p.m. last night on Ashland near 49th Street, in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Chicago Police say someone in another vehicle opened fire on a Chevy Equinox, hitting both the passenger and driver. The victims then drove to the Englewood police station. The passenger was pronounced dead, while the driver was taken to the hospital where his condition has stabilized. Police are […]

  • Man shot, killed while getting onto Eisenhower Expressway

    CHICAGO — A man was shot and killed while waiting to get on the Eisenhower Expressway early this morning, causing his car to roll onto the expressway and into the wall. Witnesses say the Pontiac Grand Prix was waiting at the intersection of Van Buren near Paulina on the Near West Side, around 1:20 a.m., when another car pulled up and someone inside began shooting. Police say by the time they had arrived, the driver had already died and his […]

  • 3 big lottery jackpots up for grabs this weekend

    CHICAGO — If you’re feeling lucky this Saint Patrick’s Day weekend,  three lottery jackpots are big and up for grabs. Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing is worth $345 million. Saturday’s drawing for the Powerball is worth $455 million. And nobody won Thursday night’s record-breaking Indiana CA$H 5, which had been worth about $2.4 million — its largest jackpot ever. So that jackpot will also go up for Friday’s drawing.

  • Two injured in North Center crash

    CHICAGO — Police say alcohol is to blame for a rollover crash overnight on Addison near Hamilton Avenue, in the North Center neighborhood. Just after 4 o’clock this morning, a car was going west on Addison when the driver reportedly lost control, hit a tree and a pole, and the vehicle rolled over. The passenger was ejected from the car and taken to the hospital in critical condition. The driver is hospitalized in stable condition.

  • Chicago braces for next round of wintry weather

  • Girl sues Riot Fest after alleged crowd surfing injury

    CHICAGO — A girl and her family are suing Riot Fest after she suffered injuries during a concert. The girl says she was hurt after a man who was crowd-surfing during the Knuckle Puck concert was dropped. The man landed on the girl’s head and neck. The suit claims there wasn’t adequate security for the crowds at Douglas Park. Her family is seeking more than $300,000 in damages from the festival, as well as the security firm in charge.

  • Judges to rule on possible racial profiling in ATF sting

    CHICAGO — An unprecedented hearing is underway today at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse. A nine judge panel will decide if the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives used racial profiling in sting operations which led to the arrests and convictions of more than 40 Chicago area men. The testimony, which is expected to last two days, will featuring two prominent expert witnesses. One will be for the Chicago defendants hoping to have their charges thrown out, and a government expert who says race did […]

  • Harvey leaves airline passengers stranded across country

    HOUSTON — Both of Houston’s airports remain closed until further notice, due to the massive amounts of water Harvey has dumped on the city. Those closures resulted in hundreds of stranded passengers, looking for a way out of those airports. But 300 of them received a golden ticket and made their way out to Chicago, late last night, on a special United Airlines flight. “Just to see disaster on the roads,” said Sonia Agard, who flew in from Houston. “Babies […]

  • Man accused of killing officer who was helping him after crash due in court

    INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana man accused of shooting and killing a police officer who was helping him after a car crash is due in court today. Jason Brown is facing felony murder charges for the death of Southport, Indiana Police Lieutenant Aaron Allan. Witnesses say the 28-year-old was hanging upside down from his car, which had flipped over following a crash late last month. When Allan approached him to help, Brown allegedly opened fire on him, shooting Allan 11 times. […]