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  • Family of girl found dead in hotel freezer takes issue with investigation

    ROSEMONT, Ill. — There is new controversy about the investigation into the death of  19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins. The family of Jenkins, who was found dead in a suburban hotel freezer, is taking issue with the investigation into her death. Jenkins’ mother, Tereasa Martin, was among protesters at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont Thursday night. Martin questioned the handling of the investigation by both the police and the hotel. Martin still seeks answers to how her  daughter wound up dead […]

  • Police prompt precaution after string of armed robberies in Lakeview

    CHICAGO — Residents in Lakeview are being urged to take extra precautions after a string of armed robberies. There have been at least six incidents between August 19th and September 10th. In each case, the robber would display a handgun and demand the victim’s personal items. Police say the robber wore black or gray hooded sweatshirts and a White Sox baseball cap during the robberies.

  • 9/11 memorial services held in Chicago-area on 16th anniversary of the attacks

    CHICAGO — The victims of the September 11th attacks are being remembered Monday at events around the Chicago area. Monday marks the 16th year since planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  Nearly 3,000 people were killed in what is considered the deadliest attack on U.S. soil. In Chicago, a plethora of services are being held to commemorate the lives lost 16 years ago. Firefighters at Engine Company 42 at Illinois and […]

  • Video captures Sikh Canadian politician handle racist heckler with a lesson in love

    “When is your Shariah going to end? … We know you are in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood!” an irate white woman screamed in the face of a brown-skinned politician at his town hall meeting on Wednesday night. Sixteen years after 9/11, bigoted remarks like these against Muslims — or even those perceived to be Muslim — have become disturbingly commonplace. Canadian MP, @theJagmeetSingh gracefully handles #racist woman; says "we love you" while the crowd chant his campaign theme "love & courage" […]

  • 7-year-old with 3D-printed hand wants to throw first pitch at every baseball field

    CHICAGO — Hailey Dawson is aiming to make history by throwing the opening pitch at every MLB park and the 7-year-old is well on her way to making it happen. Hailey was born missing three fingers due to a rare disease, according to a Bleacher Report video. 7-year-old Hailey Dawson wants to throw out the first pitch at every MLB ballpark with her 3-D printed hand pic.twitter.com/onStqhEzyB — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 7, 2017 But she’s taught herself to hold […]

  • 3 found dead in Joliet home day after party

    JOLIET, Ill. — Three people were found dead in a house in Joliet, a day after a party at the location. Joliet police were notified about a death investigation on Thursday and arrived at the home around 3 p.m. to discover the bodies of three individuals shot to death inside the residence. The police believe the shooting took place overnight at the party. They informed the public that this is not considered a random act and they believe the victims […]

  • Chicagoans stuck in path of Irma warn of its devastation

    Hurricane Irma is worrying many Chicago-area residents. Some vacationers are stranded and others have family or homes in the path of the storm. WGN talked with several people who found themselves weathering this massive storm and they’re very worried about what’s coming next. Paul Trujillo rode out the storm in St. Thomas. The house where he’s staying is still standing.  But elsewhere on the island — the damage is devastating.  Patients at the only hospital had to be evacuated to […]

  • 2 men injured in shooting on IB Dan Ryan; lanes reopened after investigation

    CHICAGO — Two men were reportedly injured in a shooting incident on the northbound express lanes of I-94 near 71st St. Thursday afternoon. A 27-year-old male and a 21-year-old male were shot and drove themselves to St. Bernard Hospital. They were going to be transferred to Stroger Hospital, but there is no word on their condition at this time. Illinois State Police have reopened the inbound Dan Ryan between 59th at 71st streets after all lanes were closed for a shooting […]

  • 1 injured in pipe-bomb explosion at post office in East Chicago, Ind.

    EAST CHICAGO — An explosion occurred a post office in East Chicago, Indiana. There was one detonation of a suspected pipe bomb inside the postal office, said East Chicago acting fire chief, Francisco Mendez. #BREAKING – 1 hurt after explosion at East Chicago, Ind. post office: ATF pic.twitter.com/gDcq257Any — Sam Unger (@SamUngerWGN) September 7, 2017 Two people were inside the building at the time of the detonation while one person was outside. One person, an employee of the postal office, […]

  • Teen reportedly shot near South Chicago

    CHICAGO — A 14-year-old male was reportedly shot near 80th and Manistee, on Tuesday. The shooting reportedly took place around 5:00 p.m. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the stomach, said police. The investigation is ongoing. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.  #CHICAGO: Police activity (shooting) near 80th/Manistee Ave. #Skycam9 pic.twitter.com/S3kE3xxQdD — WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) September 5, 2017