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  • Chance of showers puts a damper on Memorial Day activities

    Sunday’s forecast calls for clouds and a chance of showers throughout the day. Temperatures to reach the upper 70s inland but only the 60s along the lake.

  • Memorial Day weekend begins with sunshine and then rain moves in

    Memorial Day weekend begins with plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the low to mid 70s and then storms and rain move in Sunday evening.

  • Chicago police play tricks with crime stats to lower crime numbers, report says

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department is defending the way it reports crime statistics after a published report accuses the department of manipulating numbers. Reporters with Chicago Magazine say they analyzed police crime data for 2014 and they found that there were 436 homicides last year. That’s higher than the 407 reported by the Chicago Police Department. Chicago Magazine says CPD changes the classifications of crimes to lower the overall numbers. For example, a homicide will be classified as an […]

  • Rain and cooler temps in the forecast for Mother’s Day

    Steady rainfall sticks around until about noon today but clouds and chilly temps last all day. Another round of storms is expected to move through late tonight.

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    Man driving luggage cart killed in crash at Midway Airport

    CHICAGO – A man driving a luggage vehicle was killed in a crash Friday night at Midway Airport on the Southwest Side. Chicago Police say the crash happened at about 11:20 p.m. when the driver collided with another luggage vehicle. The victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead. The medical examiner has identified the victim as 52-year-old Michael Yates. Southwest Airlines said in a statement, “After an accident involving ground equipment, […]

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    Military plane crashes into Coca-Cola factory in Spain, killing up to 10

    MADRID (AP) — A military transport plane crashed near southwestern Seville airport Saturday, killing its crew, Spain’s prime minister said. It is unclear if anyone else was injured. Mariano Rajoy said up to 10 crew members were aboard the brand new Airbus A400M aircraft that was undergoing flight trials at the airport. Spain’s airport authority AENA confirmed that Seville airport had been closed for just over 1 1/2 hours as its fire crews went to attend a plane crash outside […]

  • Morning rain gives way to cloudy skies and cooler temps

    Saturday storms move out early and leave behind plenty of clouds and high temps near 60. The threat of rain returns early Sunday morning.

  • Sunday’s forecast: Plenty of sunshine and high temps near 80

    The sunny streak continues as Sunday’s forecast calls for more sunshine and high reaching near 80 across the Chicago area. Possible showers in the evening.

  • Three men charged in robberies and officer involved shooting

    CHICAGO – 21-year-old Terrence Hogan, 19-year-old Khalil Powell and 21-year-old Kamari Belmont were arrested and charged in connection with two armed robberies. The Chicago Police Department says the first robbery occurred at 2:00 a.m. on Friday morning in the 3700 block of S. Vincennes. The second took place in the 100 block of E. 21st. St. about an hour later. Police say that when they approached the men, Hogan revealed a handgun in his waist band area, then charged the […]

  • Chicago celebrates Polish Constitution Day

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s Polish community celebrated Polish Constitution Day with the 124th annual Polish Constitution Day Parade downtown on Saturday. Thousands lined Dearborn Street from Lake to Van Buren Streets this year instead of the usual Columbus Drive. The celebration was in recognition of Poland’s Constitution founded in 1791. This year’s Grand Marshal was Chicago native and Duke University coach Mike Krzyzewski.

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