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  • Black Friday protests held on Mag Mile to call attention to police shootings

    CHICAGO – – Dozens of protesters held a rally near Water Tower Place on Black Friday, to call attention to police shootings and justice for the victims. The protests started in 2015, with the release of the Laquan McDonald shooting video that sparked days of protests on Chicago streets. It also led to protestors calling for boycotts of stores along Michigan Avenue that included blocking entrances to some stores. Fridays protest wasn’t as big as those in years past and […]

  • Chicago ‘Hamilton’ star Miguel Cervantes promotes epilepsy awareness

    CHICAGO — Star of the Chicago production of “Hamilton” Miguel Cervantes visited the University of Chicago medical center Monday as part of his “My Shot at Epilepsy Challenge. It’s a social media campaign to help promote awareness and raise funds for epilepsy research.  The campaign is a joint initiative of Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy(CURE) and the Epilepsy Foundation. Part of the campaign is people posing in the “My Shot” pose named after the now iconic song “My Shot” […]

  • Five injured in North West Side car crash

    CHICAGO — Five people were injured in a two car crash on Chicago’s North West Side early Sunday morning. Both cars were going north  in the 1900 block of  Cicero Avenue around 4 a.m. Sunday. One of the cars was slowing down at a stop light when the other car police say was speeding, rear-ended it. Two men and two women in their 20s were in the car that was rear-ended .  They were taken to hospitals in serious to […]

  • Van Buren Bridge project underway

    Chicago, Il – –  Construction to completely replace the Van Buren Bridge over the Kennedy expressway began Monday. It’s part of the City’s $475 Million dollar overhaul of the Jane Byrne Interchange. Van Buren St. between Halsted and Des Plaines streets will remain closed during construction which is expected to finish in about a year, next summer. The City says Eastbound Van Buren traffic will be detoured north on Halsted, east on Jackson Boulevard and south on Desplaines. The Jane […]

  • Controversial abortion bill heads to Rauner’s desk

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Democratic lawmakers will send Governor Bruce Rauner a controversial bill that would expand abortion coverage in Illinois. House Bill 40 would allow women to use Medicaid or state employee health insurance to pay for abortions. It would also remove a “trigger provision” that abortion rights groups say would make abortion illegal in the state should Roe v. Wade be overturned by the Supreme Court. The measure passed the general assembly in May amid threats by the Governor to […]

  • PrivateBank Theatre changing name

    CHICAGO —  The PrivateBank Theatre downtown will be getting a new name. The theatre at 18 West Monroe will now be known as the CIBC Theatre. CIBC a Canadian based bank purchased the theatre in June. CIBC says people who have “Hamilton” tickets that still say PrivateBank on them wont have a problem, they will continue to honor those tickets.    

  • Man killed in head-on collision with CTA bus

    CHICAGO — A 35-year-old man died after crashing head-on into a CTA bus in the Washington Park neighborhood Friday night. Police said the man was speeding north bound along King Drive in an SUV at around 11:35 p.m when he crossed the median into oncoming traffic. The man crashed head-on into the CTA bus near 59th street.  He was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Three people, including the bus driver were also taken to hospitals in […]

  • 1 dead, 3 injured in Auburn Gresham shooting

    CHICAGO, Ill. — Four people were shot, one fatally, while sitting in front of a house, during what may have been a birthday celebration. The group included two men and two women, all in their twenties. A 26-year-old in the group was shot in the chest and stomach, he died at Christ Hospital. The shooting happened around 1:20 a.m. Saturday morning at 84th and Hermitage, in the city’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood. Police said a white Sedan parked in the back […]

  • Ice cream eating world record set at Indiana State Fair

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A woman set a new world record in the ice cream eating competition at the Indiana State Fair on Sunday. Miki Sudo of Las Vegas ate 16 pints of ice cream in 6 minutes to set the new record. Sudo won $2,000 for winning the Prairie Farms World Ice Cream Eating Championship. Sudo’s no stranger to the world of competitive eating.  She’s a top ranked competitor. Last month she won the women’s division of the 4th of […]

  • Alderman proposes letting people break into cars to save pets

    CHICAGO – Northwest side Aldermen Gilbert Villegas introduced an ordinance Wednesday that would let people legally break into cars, to save a pet suffering from extreme heat or cold. The ordinance would allow any person, animal control worker, or law enforcement officer to use any “reasonable method” to rescue a pet believed to have been left in a car for a prolonged period of time. According to the ordinance any “reasonable method” includes breaking a window to get into the car. […]