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    Deep freeze hits Chicago as wind chills hit -25

    CHICAGO –  A blast of arctic air has hit Chicago as wind chills dipped well below zero overnight.  The dangerously cold temperatures are expected to stick around for much of Saturday before snow begins to fall Sunday.    Wind chills dipped to -20 and -25 in some parts of the Chicago area early Saturday.   High winds throughout the morning will keep the temperatures down.  People are advised to bundle up and wear layers if you need to venture outside. […]

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    World’s second-largest diamond gets a name

    If diamonds are a girl’s best friend,  then ladies meet your new bestie! The second-largest diamond ever found has a new name. It’s called “Lesedi La Rona” meaning “Our Light” in the national language of Botswana. That’s where the 1,111 carat stone was found in last November. The Canadian company that owns the diamond held a contest to name the stone which is just smaller than a tennis ball. The price of the diamond hasn’t been set yet because it’s so large […]

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    One dead in Bolingbrook shooting

    BOLINGBROOK, Ill. – One man is dead and another is critically injured in a shooting inside a home in southwest suburban Bolingbrook. It happened just after 7 p.m. Saturday in a house in the 100 block of Cypress Drive. Police say a group of people had gathered at the home after a funeral in Summit and there was an argument inside the house. Officers found a man dead from a gun shot in front of the home and another man inside […]

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    Car strikes pedestrian in Bridgeview

    BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. –  A man was critically injured after being hit by a car in Southwest suburban Bridgeview overnight. It happened at about midnight near the intersection of South 84th Place and South Harlem Avenue. Witnesses say two people were walking across the street when one of them was hit by a car and got stuck in the windshield. The witnesses tried to help the man and called 911.   Emergency crews had to work delicately to remove the man from […]

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    Poll: Voters still back Anita Alvarez despite calls for resignation

    CHICAGO – Despite recent calls for her resignation,  Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez is leading her two Democratic challengers, according to a new Chicago Tribune Poll. The poll of 968 registered Cook County Democratic voters conducted by phone from January 20 – 28 shows Alvarez with 34 percent support, compared to 27 percent for Kim Foxx and 12 percent for Donna More. An additional 26 percent  say they backed another candidate or were undecided. Alvarez is seeking her third […]

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    CPD’s Escalante announces plans to curb 2016’s drastic rise in homicides

    CHICAGO – Last month was the deadliest January on record in Chicago for at least 16 years.   The Chicago Police Department reports there were 51 murders in the city in January. That’s nearly double the 29 murders committed in January 2015. There were also 242 shootings and 292 shooting victims last month. That’s more than double the number from 2015. Those numbers are an alarming statistic since we usually see such violence during the warmer, summer months. Even more alarming, the number […]

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    Chicago Police officers shoot and kill man on the South Side

    CHICAGO –  Chicago Police officers shot and killed a man on the city’s South Side early Sunday morning. Officers responded to multiple calls of a “person with a gun” and a home invasion in the 7300 block of South Paulina Street just after 4 a.m. The Chicago Tribune reports the location is the childhood home of Bulls star Derrick Rose. A spokesman from the Independent Police Review Authority says officers were met by a man with a gun and they […]

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    Charges filed in fatal shooting at Chicago hotel

    CHICAGO –  Prosecutors say a fight over a woman led to a fatal shooting at the Hyatt Hotel at McCormick Place last week. A judge denied bond for Armonte Hooper, 23, of the 400 block of West Marquette Road. Hooper is accused of killing Courtney Taylor in the lobby of the Hyatt Hotel on Sunday, January 24th. Investigators say Hooper accused Taylor of hitting on his girlfriend during a birthday party at the hotel. Hooper and his friends got into […]

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    Djokovic crushes Murray for 6th Aussie win

    MELBOURNE, Australia  –  Novak Djokovic captured his sixth Australian Open championship on Sunday with a straight set victory over Andy Murray. The No. 1 player in the world also tied Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg on the all-time Grand Slam winners list at 11. Djokovic started the match on fire as he dispensed of the No. 2 player in the world in 30 minutes. But the task would get tougher for the Serbian as the match went on. Murray had […]

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    1 injured in shooting on Interstate 57

    BLUE ISLAND, Ill. — Illinois State Police continue to investigate the sixth shooting on a Chicago area expressway or tollway this month. In the latest incident a man was shot but is expected to be OK. Police say it could have been a lot worse. They say shortly before 4 a.m. someone in a white SUV pulled up alongside of a black SUV in the northbound lane of I-57 between 147th and the Cal Sag River and opened fire. At least six gunshots were […]

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