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  • Texas teacher names 7th grade student ‘Most Likely to become a Terrorist’

    HOUSTON, Texas — A mother in Texas is furious after a teacher named her daughter “Most Likely to Become A Terrorist” in class. 7th grader Lizeth Villanueva was given that title in what school officials said was a “Fake Mock Awards” led by the teacher. Lizeth has been in her schools academic honors program for two years and has never had any disciplinary issues, reported The Washington Post.  Lizeth’s mother demanded a meeting with the principals, saying the teacher should have […]

  • Woman faces prison for running illegal drug business out of suburban pizzeria

    BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. — The former operator of a suburban pizzeria could get 60 years in prison for running an illegal drug business out of her store. Maria Garza, of Arlington Heights, was convicted of manufacturing and delivering heroin and cocaine, and trafficking meth. Garza owned DeLuca’s pizzeria in Buffalo Grove until December 2011 when surveillance video caught her and her co-owner arranging for the delivery and sale of drugs to their customers. The pizzeria is now out of business. […]

  • Police searching for vehicle involved in fatal crash in Aurora

    AURORA, Ill. — Police responded to a report of a body in the roadway in Aurora around 2 a.m. Monday morning. The body of a 22-year-old female was found on Orchard Rd, in the southbound lanes, between Galena Blvd. and Illinois Av. Orchard road between Galena Blvd and Indian trail had been closed for most of the morning. After a preliminary investigation, police gathered that the female exited from a black Chevy SUV traveling along Orchard road and was run over by […]

  • Certain Wipes being recalled due to mold

    The Honest Company is recalling certain packages of Wipes. A certain lot of these Wipes are being voluntarily recalled due to possible mold. The product is not believed to cause adverse health effects but the wipes that do have mold contain spotted discoloration. Consumers can return the Wipes to the store location they purchased them at for a full refund, as long as they have proof of purchase. If people have questions about their Wipes, they can call 888-862-8818 Monday […]

  • SWAT situation ends on Chicago’s North West side

    CHICAGO — A SWAT situation reported on the North West side of Chicago Thursday morning has ended. Police responded to an anonymous call of a robbery in progress but when they arrived at the 6800 block of West Addison, they were denied entry. Unable to gain access to the establishment, police had no way to verify if the robbery call was legitimate. That is when SWAT was called to the scene at around 6:30 a.m. They blocked off the road […]

  • Roger Ailes, who built Fox News into a powerhouse, dies at 77

    Roger Ailes, who transformed cable news and then American politics by building Fox News into a ratings powerhouse, died Thursday. He was 77. The death was announced by his family and reported on Fox News Channel. There was no immediate information on a cause of death. “I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning,” his wife, Elizabeth, said in a statement. “Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son […]

  • CPD unveil newly revised ‘Use of Force’ policy

    CHICAGO — Chicago police announced their revised Use of Force policy Wednesday. Supt. Eddie Johnson thanked various people including community activists that helped make these revisions possible. “These policies are centered around the sanctity of life…with the use of deadly force as a last resort,” said Johnson. Officials said they spent one year reviewing the nation’s best practices and talked to members of the community and police when reviewing the policy. Johnson said the definition of deadly force in the new policy is […]

  • Man caught on camera punching security guard charged

    CHICAGO — A man accused of punching a female security guard outside a River North condo building over the weekend made his first court appearance Monday, where a judge set his bond at $250,000. The man, identified as 23-year-old Matthew De Leon was placed into custody after being positively identified as the offender who punched 46-year-old Zoa Stigler on the 600 block of N. Franklin Sunday night. De Leon was arrested in the 2nd district and charged with one felony […]

  • Girl dies after being pulled from cold waters of Lake Michigan

    CHICAGO — A 13-year-old girl died Tuesday after she was pulled from the cold waters of Lake Michigan. The Chicago Fire Department responded to a call of a child in the water at Howard Beach Park on 7600 North and the Lakefront just before 10 a.m. and began searching. 13-year-old Tianna Hollinside was pulled from the water.  She had been submerged for 45 minutes in the 52-degree water. “Due to the winds and the current and visibility it was a difficult […]

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    CPD alert community of attempted child luring in South Austin neighborhood

    CHICAGO — Chicago police put out a community alert for a child luring attempt in the South Austin neighborhood. Saturday night at around 10 p.m., an 8-year-old girl was riding her bike on the 700 block of north Long avenue when an unknown adult male approached her near the intersection of Long avenue and Chicago avenue. The adult male pointed to the park located at Howe School across the street and stated to her, “meet by the park, I will […]