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  • Grandmother hurt in Little Village van theft

    CHICAGO — A 63-year-old woman is recovering after her van was stolen while she loaded it Friday. The attack happened just before 9:30 p.m. Friday in the 2700 block of West Cermak Road. The woman and her husband run a fish fry stand. They were loading equipment into their Chevrolet Astro van when a man got in and sped off, police said. The woman grabbed the rear door and was dragged several feet. She was taken to Saint Anthony Hospital. […]

  • Man found guilty of sexually assaulting NU student in dorm room

    EVANSTON, Ill. — A man has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a Northwestern University student in her dorm room while she slept. Pablo Herrera, 33, of West Chicago, was found guilty of criminal sexual assault. He faces four to 14 years in prison. The attack happened six years ago after the victim told Herrera he could spend the night on the floor of her dorm room following a night out drinking. The woman testified that she woke up to […]

  • New art for CTA riders on Damen Avenue Blue Line

    CHICAGO — A ride on the “L” at the Damen Blue Line Station will be accompanied with a new soundtrack! Starting Saturday, that familiar rumble of the “L” train will be transformed into a work of art. The art, called “Soundtrack,” incorporates led color panels hanging on the track over Damen Avenue.  They’re activated by the sound of moving trains, cars and riders walking along the station platform. It’s all part of a major renovation to the Damen Station, which […]

  • Rauner and Ives make final push in Republican governor’s race

    CHICAGO — It’s the last day of campaigning before Illinois voters go to the polls in the Illinois primary. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner was pretty riled up.  At a press conference Monday, he focused on an ad paid for by the Democratic Governor’s Association about his primary opponent, Jeanne Ives. The ad by the DGA says Ives is in “lockstep” with President Trump, appealing to Trump voters who might be turned off by Rauner. Rauner is condemning the ad he […]

  • 1 dead in apartment fire in Chatham

    CHICAGO — One person has died after a fire in an apartment in the South Side Chatham neighborhood. Firefighters pulled a man and a woman from the blaze at 955 E. 86th Street at around nine this morning. Officials say the fire was contained to one apartment.  They believe it began in the front room of the apartment. “The captain of Engine 82 actually went by the fire, he heard somebody screaming in the back bedroom.  He actually went in […]

  • 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 […]