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    Man suspected of shooting three people shot and killed by Chicago Police officer

    CHICAGO –  Chicago Police shot and killed a man suspected of shooting three people on the West Side early Sunday. It happened at 12:35am in the 3300 block of west Monroe in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. The officers were reportedly in the area when they heard shots fired.  They saw the man run into a nearby alley.   Once that was man was cornered, police say he turned and pointed a gun at the officers.  One of the officers shot the […]

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    Three injured, one in critical condition after shooting at suburban bowling alley

    RICHTON PARK, Ill.  – Police in south suburban Richton Park are investigating a shooting at a bowling alley that left three people hospitalized. The shooting happened at the Lakewood Bowl at 5125 Sauk Trail at 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Officers found two victims at the scene and police say a third victim drove himself to the hospital.  Two victims were treated and released, according to city officials, while the third remains hospitalized in critical condition. The city said two adults […]

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    How to get a ticket to Obama’s ‘Farewell Address’ in Chicago January 10

    CHICAGO –  President Obama has confirmed that he will travel to Chicago next week to deliver his “Farewell Address” just days before he leaves office. In an email sent this morning, Obama writes, “In 1796, as George Washington set the precedent for a peaceful, democratic transfer of power, he also set a precedent by penning a farewell address to the American people. And over the 220 years since, many American presidents have followed his lead. "On Tuesday, January 10, I'll […]

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    2016 ends on a very deadly note in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Chicago just ended one of the most violent and deadly years the city has seen in nearly two decades. According to the Chicago Police Department, there were 762 murders in the city in 2016 and 3,550 shooting incidents with 4,331 shooting victims.   A department spokesman says more than 80% of the fatal and non-fatal shooting victims were previously identified by police as being likely to be involved in an act of gun violence, either as a victim […]

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    Chicago rings in 2017

    CHICAGO –  Thousands of people helped ring in the New Year during Chicago’s official celebration “Chi-Town Rising”. They gathered at the riverfront  as a 70.5-foot tall, illuminated star was raised along the side of the Hyatt Regency Tower at the stroke of midnight. Fireworks then showered down along the riverfront and the crowds. This is the second year the city has held the “Chi-Town Rising” celebration.   Police presence was stepped up downtown throughout the day and night.  No major […]

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    Windy and mild New Year’s Eve forecast

    2016 will end on a windy and mild note.  Temperatures will top out in the upper 30’s for most of the Chicago area before dipping into the 20’s overnight.

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    Mild temperatures and partly cloudly skies on tap for Christmas Eve

    Temperatures stay in the low to mid 30’s today before a slight warm up on Christmas day.

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    Three men injured in party bus shooting on Chicago’s North Side

    CHICAGO –  Three men were injured in a  shooting a party bus on Chicago’s North Side.   It happened just before 2 a.m. Sunday, as the bus exited North Lake Shore Drive at Irving Park Road. on the Lakeview neighborhood. Police say the men got into an argument on the bus and one of the men opened fire and shot two people. A 22-year-old man was shot in the head and taken in critical condition to Illinois Masonic Medical Center. […]

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    “Crash-and-grab” thieves hit Lincoln Park store for the sixth time

    CHICAGO – Chicago Police are investigating a “crash-and-grab” burglary at a Lincoln Park clothing store. A group of robbers crashed a Toyota Sienna mini-van into the Moosejaw store in the 1900 block of North Clybourn Avenue just before 4 a.m. Saturday. Police say they crashed into the rear entrance of the store.  The robbers took several coats and jackets and then fled in another vehicle.  No one was arrested. Investigators are trying to determine exactly what was taken. This is […]

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    Sunday Brunch: Quiche Lorraine from Beacon Tavern

    Chef Bob Broskey from Beacon Tavern in The Loop joined us today to make Quiche Lorraine.