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    Cooler weather today before another round of heat, humidity and rain returns

    Cooler air moves into the Chicago area today as temperatures will top out in the 70’s.    But the heat and rain will make a return later in the week.  

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    Man reportedly shot on the Dan Ryan Expressway

    CHICAGO – The Illinois State Police is investigating a reported shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway. A man says he was shot on the Ryan near 87th Street on the South Side early Saturday morning. Chicago Police were notified when the man walked into Jackson Park Hospital with a gun shot wound. The Illinois State Police shut down the inbound lanes of the Ryan near 87th at about 3:30 a.m. to look for shell casings. All lanes were reopened about […]

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    Thousands flock to annual Bud Billiken Parade on Chicago’s South Side

    CHICAGO — The annual Bud Billiken Day Parade got underway Saturday morning in Bronzeville. Thousands of people gathered along the two-mile-long parade route that began at King Drive and Oakwood Avenue and traveled south on King Drive to 51st Street and ended in Washington Park. One of the parade’s biggest groups was missing this year. The South Shore Drill Team pulled out of the parade this weekend because of a new rule. Each group is now limited to 100 people, but the drill […]

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    Dramatic rescue from Louisiana flood waters caught on camera

      BATON ROUGE, Louisiana –  Some good samaritans made an amazing last-minute rescue of a woman and her dog who almost drowned in Louisiana flood waters. The men were on boat in Baton Rouge Saturday, when they heard the woman screaming from inside a sinking car. Her convertible car was about two-thirds submerged. The men tried to break a window to free her but they weren’t successful. So one of the men jumped into the water and tore open the […]

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    Sketch released of suspect in killing of NY imam

    QUEENS, NY –  New York City police have released a sketch of the suspect they say fatally shot the leader of a mosque and a friend as they left afternoon prayers. Police say witnesses described the shooter of 55-year-old Imam Maulama Akonjee and 64-year-old Thara Uddin as a man with a medium complexion, last seen wearing a dark shirt and blue shorts. Police released a sketch early Sunday of a dark-haired, bearded man wearing glasses. Authorities say the shooter approached them […]

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    Chicago to celebrate Clear Ridge Baseball’s Senior League World Series Champs

    CHICAGO  – Chicago will honor its newest World Series champions later today. A big rally kicks off at noon to celebrate the Clear Ridge 2016 Senior League World Series title. The team, its board of directors and other special guests will speak at the Hale Park baseball diamonds near 62nd and Merrimac in the Clearing neighborhood. The 15 and 16- year-old players claimed the title last weekend after defeating a team from Australia in Bangor, Maine.  

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    2 CPD officers relieved of police powers after fatal shooting

    CHICAGO — Two Chicago Police officers have been relieved of their police powers for their involvement in a shooting left Paul O’Neal, 18, dead Thursday night, according to a statement. The shooting happened at 7:30 p.m. Thursday after police spotted a stolen car near 73rd and Merrill. The convertible Jaguar was stolen from Bolingbrook earlier in the evening. According to police, as officers got out to confront the driver, he put the car in drive and side-swiped a squad car and […]

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    Another round of hot and humid weather could bring more storms

    CHICAGO –  There will be another round of heat and humidity in Chicago today as the heat dome continues its grip on the Midwest.   Temperatures will hit the mid-90s with heat indexes near 100 degrees.    Scattered thunderstorms could pop up across the region this afternoon.  

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    The heat is on for the weekend

    The heat and humidity will create some very dangerous conditions again today.    Heat indexes could top 100 degrees away from the lakefront.  

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    2 teens shot, 1 fatally, in Kenwood

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are investigating after two teenagers were shot early this morning in a Kenwood alley. One died at the scene, the other remains hospitalized. Police are still looking for suspects. Police say the 15- and 16-year-old boys were walking down the alley near 47th and Ellis, when witnesses say a red minivan pulled into the alley and someone inside started shooting. The 15-year-old was shot in the head and died at the scene, the 16-year-old was shot […]