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  • State lawmakers hear emotional testimony on sexual abuse at CPS

    CHICAGO — Allegations that Chicago Public Schools employees sexually assaulted and abused students were the subject of a state hearing in Chicago on Wednesday. Lawmakers on the Senate Education Committee said they want to know how CPS can do a better job of protecting children. Lawmakers questioned CPS officials and heard emotional testimony from students who said they were attacked at school. Some victims testified that CPS investigators did not appear to believe the students’ stories.

  • Woman raped in South Chicago, police say

    CHICAGO — Police have issued a community alert following a sexual assault in the South Chicago neighborhood. Police said a man followed a woman as she was walking near 82nd Street and Escanaba Avenue about 10:30 p.m. June 3. The woman became frightened and tried to run, but the man caught her and forced her into an alley, where he raped her, police said. Police released a composite sketch of the suspect. The suspect is described as having a medium […]

  • Chicagoans pray for successful U.S. and North Korea talks

    WHEELING, Ill. — Chicagoans are expressing hope for improved relations between the U.S. and North Korea on the eve of talks between President Donald Trump and dictator Kim Jong-un. The Rev. Jesse Jackson joined members of the area’s Korean-American community and other religious leaders for a prayer service in Wheeling on Monday morning. Jackson said he’s encouraged to see the two leaders talking rather than threatening to fight. Some Korean-Americans at the morning prayer service said they believe Kim is […]

  • Ex-priest charged with 2001 sexual assault in Evanston

    EVANSTON, Ill. — A former priest has been charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy in an Evanston hotel room nearly two decades ago. Kenneth Lewis, 56,  was arrested after returning to the U.S. from Ecuador on May 9. Lewis was never assigned to work as a priest in the Chicago area, but he attended the St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in suburban Mundelein between 1987 and 1991. He served as a priest in Oklahoma where he faced an extensive […]

  • Person of interest in custody hours after fleeing traffic stop, aiming gun at Porter County deputy

    PORTER COUNTY, Ind. — A person of interest is in custody for questioning after an incident in which a motorcyclist pulled a gun on a sheriff’s deputy, who then shot multiple times at the suspect before the suspect fled into a wooded area, according to police. Indiana State Police said it started around 1:15 a.m. Monday when the officer responded to a call, and saw a motorcycle driving 80 miles per hour on the highway. The officer tried to stop the […]

  • Change of venue, media access at issue in Van Dyke hearing

    CHICAGO–Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was back in court Wednesday for another pre-trial hearing in his murder case. Van Dyke’s attorneys are trying to get the judge in the case to issue a change of venue because of all the pre-trial publicity. Also, lawyers for the Chicago media, including WGN-TV,  are pushing to have case documents unsealed. Judge Gaughan says he wants the trial to begin this summer. Van Dyke is charged with shooting teenager Laquan Mcdonald 16 times […]

  • Bond hearing for man accused of scamming elderly out of homes

    CHICAGO — A man accused of scamming elderly Chicagoans out of their homes was in federal court Thursday for a bond hearing. Prosecutors want the judge to deny bond for Mark Diamond. He and an alleged accomplice, Cynthia Wallace, are charged with fraud. Prosecutors say they conned people into fake reverse mortgages, swindling $10 million. There are 120 victims, mostly black women on the South and West sides. Some have died.

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    Man shot, killed during South Side robbery

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are looking for a man who shot and killed another man during a robbery on the South Side. Investigators say the victim was walking in the 5300 block of South Honore around 9 p.m. Tuesday night when a man pulled a gun on him and demanded money. The gunman then shot the victim in the stomach and right shoulder and ran off. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital where he died.

  • Loyola non-tenured faculty on strike over stalled contract talks

    CHICAGO — Non-tenured faculty at Loyola University went on strike Wednesday over a contract impasse that’s now stretched into two years. Picketers marched and rallied at noon outside the Mundelein Center at Kenmore Avenue and Sheridan Road. Loyola employs about 360 part-time professors, who make up 12 percent of the school’s faculty. They said they want a contract that includes better job security. School officials argue they’ve offered concessions that include raises of as much as 35 percent. There is […]

  • 7 Chicago restaurants make OpenTable’s top 100 list

    CHICAGO — The votes are in — and seven Chicago restaurants made OpenTable’s 2018 list of the 100 Best Restaurants in America for a Big Night Out. OpenTable, the restaurant booking website, said the list is based on analysis of over 12 million reviews, canvassing more than 27,000 restaurants across the country — all submitted by verified diners. The Chicago restaurants are: Gibson’s Steakhouse, 1028 N Rush Street Maple & Ash, 8 W Maple Street Carnivale, 702 W Fulton Street Duck Duck Goat, 857 W […]