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  • Son of man shot by ICE agent on Chicago’s NW Side faces judge

    CHICAGO — The son of the man who was shot and wounded by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on the city’s Northwest Side faced a judge on Wednesday on a weapons charge. Felix Torres Jr. was arrested with another man a few weeks ago. He’s now free on bond. His father was shot in the arm when authorities tried to serve a warrant at the Torres’ home in Chicago’s Belmont Cragin neighborhood on Monday. Authorities say the elder Torres pointed a […]

  • Boy, 3, shot by accident while playing cops and robbers: police

    CHICAGO — A young boy was shot in the head while playing a game of cops and robbers in Englewood in an apparent accident. The 3-year-old is now in critical condition. The boy was with several other children, all under the age of 11, who were left unsupervised in an apartment at 62nd and Aberdeen without any heat or hot water. Police recovered a .40 caliber handgun. The child’s mother legally owned the gun, but the box in which it was stored […]

  • ‘Day Without A Woman’ marked across Chicago area and globe today

    CHICAGO — Some women across the Chicago area and the world are marking “A Day Without a Woman” on Wednesday. In the Chicago area, women are being urged to take the day off work, wear red, and avoid shopping at businesses that aren’t owned by women or minorities. There’s also an all-day women’s conference at 1871 in the Merchandise Mart. There’ll also be a rally at the Thomson Center at 6 p.m. A letter to families from Chicago Public Schools urged families […]

  • Illinois tornado death toll now 3, including 76-year-old man and his son-in-law

    OTTAWA, Ill. — The death toll from Tuesday night’s severe weather is now up to three. The latest victim, 71 year-old Thomas McCord, died when an apparent tornado struck Crossville, in White County. The other two deaths happened in Ottawa. 76 year-old Wayne Tuntland, and his son-in-law, 31 year-old David Johnson, Jr., were killed. The men were doing yardwork when high winds blew a massive tree down onto both of them. Johnson suffered head injuries. Rescue crews had to cut through a […]

  • 1 dead, at least 14 injured in Ottawa as tornadoes, severe storms cross Illinois

    OTTAWA, Ill. — Governor Rauner visited Ottawa on Wednesday, which was one of the communities that was in the path of severe weather on Tuesday. The governor received a briefing from local law enforcement there. At least one person was killed and 14 were injured in the storms across Northern Illinois. WGN’s Nancy Loo was in Ottawa for the Midday News, and reported the damage in some areas is so bad, the media’s not allowed near it. The weather was […]

  • State funding issues may lead to shorter school year, CPS says

    CHICAGO — Chicago Public School parents and students are weighing in on the possibility the school year may end early due to a heated, budget fight. They’re concerned about the potential impact on exams, class trips, and graduations. CPS students stand to lose three weeks of classroom instruction, with schools ending on June 1 rather than June 20, due to the lack of state funding. Ending on June 1st and canceling summer school for elementary and middle school students would save […]

  • Search for missing Deputy taking place at a home in Joliet

    JOLIET, Ill. — The search for a former Will County sheriff’s deputy who vanished decades ago is ongoing on Friday at a home in Joliet. The Illinois State Police and the FBI are digging in the house’s basement. Authorities say new leads brought them back to the home, but won’t reveal details. Robin Abrams’ relatives say police told them the information was credible. Family members say a K-9 Unit recently got a hit. Abrams was a member of the sheriff’s […]

  • 7 killed, including pregnant woman, in Chicago’s deadliest day of 2017

    CHICAGO — Gunfire killed seven people and wounded 13 others on Wednesday on Chicago’s West and South Sides. That made it the city’s deadliest day of the year so far. Police say a 20-year-old known gang member and his pregnant girlfriend, Wilteeah Jones, were shot and killed at 76th and Champlain in the Chatham neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The man was in the vehicle at the time. Jones is believed to have jumped out from the car and ran before […]

  • Minor injuries after school bus crash on I-57 on South Side

    A school bus crashed on I-57 on the South Side. Minor injuries were reported. The bus went off the road and up an embankment. It slammed into a tree. WGN was told no passengers were on board. Video from the scene also appears to show a light pole on top of another vehicle. A lane was blocked, and the ramp from 111th Street to I-57 was closed, at some point.

  • $10,500 reward offered to find suspect who fatally shot 2-year-old

    CHICAGO — A $10,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the fatal shooting of a two year-old boy. Ten business owners and former Chicago Bear Richard Dent have contributed to the cause. Lavontay White was killed in an alley near Ogden and Kostner on Tuesday. He was in a car with his uncle, a man police say was a known gang member. The uncle’s pregnant girlfriend was also in the vehicle. The uncle died. The girlfriend was […]