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  • 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. […]

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    Navy Pier celebrates 101 years

    Chicago, IL – – Saturday Navy Pier celebrates its 101 first birthday. A full day of free concerts and performances are planned at the new Polk Bros Park Performance lawns. A special opening ceremony at the Lake Stage kicks off the birthday party with Native American drumming and dancing by Seven Springs, and a  procession by Native Veterans and local community youth dancers.  Cultural programming also includes an African drum performance by Oyotunji followed by an Asian drum and lion […]

  • Multiple car crash after Lawndale shooting

    Chicago, Il – Several cars crashed, including two squad cars in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood after a shooting Saturday night. At 9:36 p.m. Saturday three men ages 18, 22 and 25 were driving west on 4200 block of West Roosevelt Road when someone pulled up next to them, and opened fire. All three men were hit by bullets.  One of them is in critical condition. After the shooting the wounded men tried to get away, but crashed into several cars near Roosevelt Road and […]

  • Man dies after jumping in Chicago River

    Chicago, Il – – A 24-year-old man died after jumping in the Chicago River early Saturday morning. Police responded to a call of a person in the water near  Wabash Avenue at around 2 a.m. The Marine Unit pulled the man out and tried to revive him. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.