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    One dead, five injured in shootings near University of Illinois campus

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. –  One man is dead and five others were wounded in shootings near the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus and a related hit-and-run incident early Sunday morning. Investigators say a fight that began inside a house party escalated when the people involved moved outside. Then, shots rang out. George Korchev of Mundelein, Illinois was walking by when he was struck and killed, investigators say. Three other people were wounded by gunfire. Kathryn Lawlor  was celebrating her 23rd birthday, returning to campus this […]

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    Minnie Minoso memorabilia to be auctioned off today

    CHICAGO –  Personal items belonging to White Sox legend Minnie Minoso will go up for auction today. The auction at U.S. Cellular Field will feature nearly 150 items from Minoso’s personal and private collection, including his 1957 and 1960 Gold Glove Awards, his 1959 White Sox American League Championship ring and more. Minnie Minoso passed away last year. His widow says the time is right to share some of their treasured memories with devoted fans of the White Sox. The auction […]

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    Man charged with attacking jogger in River North

    CHICAGO –  A Bridgeport man has been charged with attacking a jogger in the River North neighborhood last weekend. Carl Freeman, 34, of the 3200 block of South Halsted Street, is charged with two counts of felony aggravated battery. Chicago Police say Freeman attacked the 25-year-old woman at 5:50 a.m. last Saturday in the 200 block of West Kinzie Street. He’s accused of grabbing the woman by her throat and slamming her on the ground. The two struggled on the […]

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    Off-duty Chicago officer robbed in Lakeview

    CHICAGO – An off-duty Chicago Police officer was robbed at gunpoint in Lakeview Saturday night. Police say the officer was walking with someone in the 3100 block of North Ravenswood Avenue at  9:25 p.m. when a dark-colored SUV abruptly stopped and a group of young men got out and approached them.   The suspects displayed handguns and demanded their belongings. The officer and his companion complied and handed over their wallets. The suspects also took his .38-caliber handgun and police star. […]

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    The beautiful weather continues for the long Labor Day weekend

    You can expect plenty of sunshine and clear, blue skies today.   Temperatures will climb to 80 across the Chicago area.  

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    Perfect weather on tap for the holiday weekend

    There’s nothing by sun and comfortable temperatures in the forecast for the Labor Day Weekend.    Enjoy the pleasant weather before the Summer heat and humidity return next week.  

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    Brothers charged in shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, cousin of Bulls star Dwyane Wade

    CHICAGO –Two brothers who are accused of killing Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade’s cousin Nykea Aldridge are back in court later Monday. The mother of four was shot in the head and arm as she walked with her newborn baby Friday afternoon. Relatives say she had just registered her three oldest children for school. Aldridge is the cousin of Bulls star Dwyane Wade. Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted Derren Sorrells, 22, and his brother,  Darwin, 26, are charged […]

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    Our Lady of Fatima leads procession for peace in Chicago

    CHICAGO – More than a thousand people gathered Saturday night for a peace procession on the Chicago’s Near North Side. They started at St. John Cantius Church at 825 N. Carpenter and walked along Chicago Avenue to Eckhart Park at 1330 West Chicago Avenue. Police officers carried the famous statue, Our Lady of Fatima, at the front of the candlelight procession. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children at Fatima, Portugal in 1917. During her appearances, Our Lady of Fatima asked […]

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    A warm and humid forecast for Sunday

    Temperatures top out near 80 today but it will be humid and sticky.   There is a slight chase for scattered rain this afternoon.  

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    Rainy start to the weekend, as the heat and humidity return

    Rain will continue to fall across the Chicago area throughout the morning and will taper off into the afternoon.   The heat and humidity will stick around until more storms develop Sunday.