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    Charges upgraded in alleged animal cruelty case

    Charges are upgraded in an alleged animal cruelty case. 54 year-old Dr. Amardeep Sangha, of Naperville, and 59 year-old Sharon Cargile, of Chicago, are now facing felony counts of aggravated cruelty. A warrant is out for her arrest. Both were originally charged with several misdemeanors. Back in September, four dogs were found dead, and many others were discovered in poor condition at the animal hospital in Dolton. At least three of the deceased dogs were starved. A Dolton Police officer […]

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    Preckwinkle: End ‘Automatic Transfer Law’

    The Cook County Board president pushes to end a state law that requires most teenagers be prosecuted as adults if they are charged with murder and other certain crimes. The “Automatic Transfer Law” went into effect in 1982. Under it,  teens must be prosecuted as adults if they are charged with crimes such as first degree murder, aggravated criminal sexual assault, and armed robbery committed with a firearm. Board President Toni Preckwinkle believes the law is unfair. “This is a […]

  • 2 arrested after Neiman Marcus crash-and-grab on Mag Mile

    Another “crash and grab” in the Chicago area. This time, at a high-end store on the “Mag Mile.” It happened at the Neiman Marcus store at 737 N. Michigan Avenue around 4 a.m. Wednesday. Someone drove a white Dodge Grand Caravan through the store’s glass doors facing Superior Street. Up to six people ran inside. “I heard like, two big booms. So, I came outside and I saw the van, the white van, pulling back and then going back forward […]

  • Person wounded in South Shore shooting

    A man is critically wounded in what appears to be a gang shooting in the South Shore neighborhood Friday morning. The shooting happened about 9 a.m. around 74th and Euclid. The victim is 20 years-old, and was hit in the stomach, back, and leg. He and his brother were apparently walking to a friend’s house when the gunfire broke out. A witness says a car sped away from the scene. Police are still searching for suspects.

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    Old Main Post Office going up for sale

    The old main post office is going up for sale. The developer that owns the building will list it next week. No word yet on an asking price. The building sits on nearly 13 acres of land right along the Chicago River in the West Loop. It’s nearly three-million square feet. The impending sale comes two months after a partnership to redevelop the building fell apart. The building has been empty for 18 years.

  • Willis Tower, Oprah’s Harpo Studios targeted in 2009 bomb plot: report

    A terror plot against the Willis Tower and Harpo Studios is thwarted. The “Judicial Watch Blog” says Emad Karahkrah and Hector Huerta allegedly planned to bring trucks loaded with plastic, C-4 explosives to the buildings in 2009. But, the FBI stopped them in Texas. The men are now in custody for unrelated charges. Karahkrah is in the Cook County Jail. He’s accused of making a bomb threat, and leading police on a high-speed chase with an ISIS flag on his […]

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    State Street Macy’s cited after 4 injured in small explosion

    Macy’s was cited after a small explosion burned four workers at the store`s State Street location. An investigation found that one of the workers tried to use a ‘camper cooker’ to prepare breakfast before the store opened. That’s when a small butane tank ruptured. A woman suffered serious burns on her face. Three men also sustained injuries. The fire prevention bureau cited the store for improperly storing and using butane.    

  • Local undocumented immigrants relieved with Obama’s impending immigration action

    Some undocumented immigrants in the Chicago area are relieved President Obama will issue an executive order that stops the deportation of the parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents. One woman who’s happy is Maria Picazo, of the Marquette Park neighborhood. She came to the U.S. from Mexico in 1991. Her husband and her four kids are all legal, U.S. citizens. Her son is looking to join the Marine Corps, and a daughter is in community college. “It’s been difficult […]

  • 3-alarm fire destroys former elementary school in Lincoln Park

    Chicago firefighters battle a raging blaze for hours in the bitter cold temperatures at an historic building in Lincoln Park. The fire erupted at the Mulligan School at Sheffield and Willow around 1 a.m. Tuesday. The flames raced through the upper floors. Firefighters tried to stop the flames from spreading inside the building, but two security dogs interfered with their efforts. The building was being turned into condos, but it may have to be demolished. The building dates back to […]

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    Lake County Sheriff investigating multiple crime scenes

    A suburban teen allegedly stole two cars and went on a high speed chase covering six jurisdictions after being shot in the face early Friday morning. 18-year-old Ronald Mass is facing an attempted murder charge and nine other counts. The police chase at times went up to 80 miles per hour. Police say Mass also crashed into a squad car and two other vehicles. His 15 year-old female friend suffered non-life threatening injuries in one of the crashes. Two passengers […]

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