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    Man fatally shot during barbecue on Chicago’s South Side

    CHICAGO – A man is dead and a woman is wounded in a shooting on Chicago’s South Side. A 41-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were barbecuing in a vacant lot in the 6600 block of South Union Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood at about 11:30 p.m. Monday. Police say a black SUV drove down the street and someone inside opened fire, shooting the man in the armpit. The woman was struck in the back.   Both victims were transported […]

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    Trucker’s dash cam video shows amazing near miss with a car

    NEAR COOMA, Australia – A truck driver in Australia had a very close call with a daring driver and the video of his encounter has gone viral. Richie Gillman was driving a semi truck on  Monaro Highway near Cooma, Australia Friday and his dash cam caught the amazing near miss with a small car that zipped passed him and narrowly avoided a head-on crash with another truck. Gillman says another trucker behind him called over the radio to alert him […]

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    No bond for man charged in fatal stabbing on CTA Red Line train

    CHICAGO –  A Cook County Judge denied bond for the man charged with killing a woman on a CTA Red Line train on the South Side  last week. Arthur S. Jones, 29,  is accused of fatally stabbing Jessica Hampton, 25, Thursday. Jones was arrested at the scene, after witnesses say the two had a discussion on the southbound train and Jones then stabbed Hampton several times and slit her throat.   Hampton died at the scene. The attack was caught on […]

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    Man killed while walking across Lake Shore Drive

    CHICAGO – A man was fatally struck by a vehicle Saturday night on Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast neighborhood. The man, identified as Terrance T. Nelson, 33, was walking across Lake Shore Drive near the North Avenue Beach at about 6:50 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The driver was not injured. No citations or charges have been issued in connection to the crash.  The investigation […]

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    1 dead, 2 injured in West Side shooting

    CHICAGO – A man is dead and two women are injured in a shooting on Chicago’s West Side. A group had gathered for a party in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue in East Garfield Park, when someone opened fire on the party at about 1:30 a.m. More than forty shell casings were spotted at the scene. A 55 year-old man was shot twice in the chest and pronounced dead at the hospital. His name has not been released. A 35 […]

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    Police dash cam catches dramatic tornado video

    PONTIAC, Ill. –  The Pontiac Police Department released dash cam video of the EF2 tornado that hit the town Wednesday night. An officer was driving on Deerfield Road at 8:18pm when he drove upon the tornado. You can see some explosions and sparks fly in front of the car. The police officer was not hurt, however four people in Pontiac were injured in the storm. There were no deaths. At least nine tornadoes touched down in Illinois Wednesday night.   […]

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    Shots fired near the Jane Addams Tollway

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – The Illinois State Police is investigating reports of shots fired on Route 53 near the Jane Addams Tollway. It happened in the northbound lanes of Route 53 at about 3 a.m.  The ramps from I-90 to northbound Route 53 were closed for at least two hours, while police walked the roadway looking for shell casings.  The ramps were re-opened after 5 a.m.  Police are not saying if anyone was shot.  They are still investigating the incident. The […]

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    Perfect weather to celebrate dads! Plenty of sunshine on tap for Father’s Day

    It’s a sunny Sunday to celebrate dad.  A hot and sunny Father’s Day with high temps near 90.  

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    Hot weekend ahead including a perfect Father’s Day forecast

    It will be a hot and steamy weekend, with plenty of sun for Father’s Day.   Rain is expected next week.  

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    Woman held on $250K bail in Target bathroom explosion

    EVANSTON, Ill. –  A Chicago woman is charged with setting off an explosive inside a restroom at a Target store in Evanston. Heidi E. Schmidt, 44, of the 4000 block of West Crystal Street in Chicago, appeared at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building Saturday where a judge set bond at 250-thousand dollars.   Schmidt is charged with aggravated arson and unlawful possession of an explosive or incendiary device. Investigators say she set off an explosion in a bathroom stall at […]