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    Protest over wages outside McDonald’s HQ in Oak Brook

    OAK BROOK, Ill. — For the second straight day, protesters demand higher wages and the right to unionize outside of McDonald’s headquarters in Oak Brook. They delivered two boxes of what they claimed contained 1.4 million supportive signatures to a McDonald’s representative. They did so as McDonald’s shareholders gathered at the corporate headquarters. The Service Employees International Union is spearheading the effort. “They should be able to give us a raise, at least $14 or $15 raise, so we can […]

  • Thieves use ATM skimming device to steal $100K from Lincolnwood bank

    LINCOLNWOOD, Ill. — Two men stole more than $100,000 from an ATM using a skimming device. The suspects installed the device at the BMO Harris Bank at 6820 Lincoln Ave. in Lincolnwood in January, April 26th, and early May. They used ATM passwords to steal a total of $120,000. The suspects were caught on surveillance cameras installing and removing the device. The men have not been identified. They are believed to have driven away in a BMW with tinted windows. […]

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    Boating Safety Week begins in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Boating season has arrived in the Chicago area. As part of the kick-off to “Boating Safety Week,” the Coast Guard is asking people to be careful on water crafts. The Coast Guard says Chicago is the sixth deadliest when it comes to boating accidents. Boater inexperience and drinking are behind that grim statistic. Officials are urging boaters to wear life jackets, stay sober, and pay attention to signage. The Coast Guard will release a boater safety app soon. […]

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    Teen at center of 2012 city sticker controversy arrested for driving stolen car

    CHICAGO — An 18-year-old once at the center of a city sticker controversy is now accused of driving a stolen car. Herbert Pulgar was arrested at Diversey and Kedzie early Tuesday morning. He’s expected to face a bond judge Wednesday. Three years ago, Pulgar won the design for the sticker, but there were concerns it contained gang symbols. It showed four hands reaching upward toward symbols of Chicago police, firefighters and paramedics. A popular police blog raised questions about the […]

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    6-year-old boy, man in critical condition after apartment fire in Oak Park

    OAK PARK, Ill. — A boy, his mother, and a man are injured in a raging fire at an apartment in Oak Park. An arson unit and the state fire marshal are investigating the blaze at the building located on the 600 block of N. Humphrey Ave. They are searching for clues and interviewing neighbors. The fire broke out around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Neighbors and police helped people on the first floor get out. But, two more were trapped on […]

  • Volunteers searching for missing Crown Point father

    CROWN POINT, Ind. — A search is underway for a father from Crown Point who’s been missing for nearly a week. Friends, family, police, and fire are looking for 23-year old Michael Hernandez. They gathered at the Lake County Fairgrounds to start their search, were given maps, and then fanned out in-and-around Crown Point. A group of 150 volunteers began their search in Roselawn, in Jasper County Indiana, where a ping on Hernandez’s cell phone was detected last Friday.  Then […]

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    $5,000 reward offered for getaway driver in 2011 playground shooting

    CHICAGO — Nearly four years after a playground shooting that wounded two young girls, the FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information on the whereabouts of the alleged, getaway driver. Authorities believe Dionisio Gonzalez is not in the Chicago area. They think he may be with relatives or associates in Florida. They consider him armed and dangerous. Another suspect, Anthony Busio, is in jail awaiting trial. The shooting happened in June 2011 in the Avondale Park neighborhood. Two young […]

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    Dart announces new mental health clinic

    CHICAGO — Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announces on Friday the launch of a new mental health clinic as part of Mental Health Awareness Month. Dart unveiled the plan at a rally at the Sheriff’s Mental Health Transition Center at 28th and Rockwell. This was the second annual “Rally for Courage.” The new clinic is located at the Markham Courthouse. It will accept low-level misdemeanor offenders to undergo treatment programs. Nine months ago, the county jail’s Mental Health Transition center […]

  • Fans rejoice as the NFL Draft takes over Chicago

    CHICAGO — Chicago is ready for some football! The first round of the 2015 NFL Draft began Thursday night. With the 7th pick, the Chicago Bears selected wide receiver-Kevin White of West Virginia. The draft is begin held at the Auditorium Theater, but there’s a much larger production in Grant Park. That’s where the league set up a fan festival called, “Draft Town.” This is the first time in 51 years Chicago has hosted the draft. Fans from all across […]

  • NFL commissioner announces flag football program expansion for CPS students

    CHICAGO — Some kids from Chicago had a chance to play catch and run drills with some possible, future NFL players. Cather Elementary School children took part in a 2015 NFL Draft event in Grant Park on Wednesday. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a flag-football program will expand to all CPS elementary school kids. Last year, nearly 200 Chicago schools received kits. This year, the NFL will help distribute 250-300 more kits. Goodell says it’s a way to have fun, […]


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