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  • Man, 57, killed in Whiting house fire

    One man was killed Thursday morning in a house fire in Whiting, Indiana. Whiting police on patrol noticed smoke from the home on the 1200 block of 121st and notified a fire captain. Fire officials arrived and pulled 57-year-old Alan Lewandowski from the living room, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Neighbors said the man lives alone. Whiting fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire.

  • Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka dies at age 70

    Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has passed away at the age of 70, officials confirmed Wednesday. Topinka passed away early Wednesday morning from complications related to a stroke she suffered less than 24 hours before, a spokesman said in a statement. Topinka was taken to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn Tuesday morning after feeling discomfort. She was undergoing testing and observation when she lost consciousness early Wednesday morning. Efforts to revive her were unsuccessful, and she was pronounced dead shortly after […]

  • Man recovering after cab drives through home; Police search for driver

    A 53-year-old man is recovering from injuries after a taxi cab drove through his Glendale Heights home, while police continue to look for the driver, who ran away on foot. The car went through a side wall and caused heavy damage to a bedroom on the 1800 block of Gregory Avenue, around 1:10 a.m. 53-year-old Shawn Grisch suffered a dislocated shoulder, some cracked ribs and a lacerated spleen when the cab came driving through his home while he was asleep. […]

  • Security guard shot in Bridgeport diner robbery

    Chicago Police are investigating an armed robbery at Kevin’s Hamburger Heaven at Pershing and Wallace this morning. Two men, one armed, walked into the restaurant around 3:10 a.m. and announced a robbery. One of the men got into a struggle with a security guard and the security guard was shot. Darcell Igbo was in the diner during the robbery. “He came in and ran right past the security guard and the security guard grabbed him before he could get past […]


    Pizza delivery driver shot in head during attempted robbery

    A pizza delivery driver was shot in the 5400 block of North East River Road around 12:25 a.m. Monday on the city’s Northwest Side. The 31-year-old man was delivering a pizza to the same apartment house where he lived at 5400 N. East River Road.   When the victim went to deliver the pizza, police say a friend who was waiting in the vehicle, was approached by two men on foot who attempted a robbery.   When the driver came back to […]

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    Off-duty police officer beaten and robbed in the Loop

    An off-duty police sergeant is in the hospital after he was beaten and robbed. The incident happened at 3 p.m.  Thursday in a parking garage on the 100 block of West Madison St. Police say between six and 10 people jumped and beat the sergeant . They stole his service weapon but did not take his badge or wallet. The attackers fled in a Mercury Mountaineer that lost its bumper on the eighth floor of the parking garage, police said. […]

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    3 dead in Palos Hills small plane crash

    A small plane crashed in southwest suburban Palos Hills Sunday night, killing all three people aboard. The FAA reports the twin-engine Beechcraft Baron departed from Midway Airport headed to Lawrence, Kansas, when it crashed around 10:40 p.m. It went down in a field in the 10100 block of South 86th Court, narrowly missing several homes. NTSB investigators arrived at dawn and began combing through the shattered wreckage of the six-seater, which was registered to a company in Lawrence. Audio recordings […]

  • Three KFC employees shot during robbery

    Aurora police obtain video of a shooting and armed robbery at a KFC restaurant, and are questioning three people. Three KFC employees were shot. One of them was hit in the leg, and the other two were wounded in the torso and are in critical condition. “The incident is on video. And anytime you have video, that’s greatly going to assist in the investigation,” said Dan Ferrelli, City of Aurora spokesperson. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the restaurant […]

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    82-year-old woman killed in Streator home explosion

    One woman is dead after a home exploded overnight in LaSalle County. The explosion in the 300 block of Court Street was reported late Monday night in Streator, a city about 90 miles southwest of Chicago. Witnesses say the explosion shook homes from more than a block away. Fire crews remain on the scene, which is now just a pile of debris that used to be a house. Tim Davison says his 82 year old mother, Ethel, was in her […]


    4 shot at strip mall parking lot

    Four people were shot in the 6700 block of South Stony Island Avenue around 10:40 p.m. in the Grand Crossing neighborhood. A 16-year-old boy was shot in the thigh, an 22-year-old woman was shot in the leg, and a 26-year-old man was shot in the leg and taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. An 18 year-old woman suffered a graze wound to her stomach but refused treatment. The four were standing in the parking lot in front of […]


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