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  • ‘Operation Hot Towel’: Chicago cracks down on illegal massage parlors tied to prostitution

    CHICAGO — A four month undercover operation shut down six Chicago massage parlors for prostitution. Several others were shut down or face steep fines for improper licensing and other code violations. A total of 11 spas in the city saw were closed. Last February, working off of tips from the public, Chicago police along with the city’s Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Department started “Operation: Hot Towel.” They checked 61 massage businesses for proper licensing and prostitution.  They made multiple […]

  • Mayor Emanuel proposes borrowing money to keep CPS open through the year

    CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel said last month that he would come up with the money to keep CPS open through the end of the year. On Friday, he unveiled his plan. Emanuel announced that his short-term fix for CPS is borrowing $389 million. The loan is backed by block grant payments owed by the state. “It’s a short term solution for a short term problem created conscientiously, woefully by the governor in a situation to create political pressure,” said Emanuel. […]

  • Workers at Navy Pier go on strike

    Nearly 50 security, fire and safety officers at Navy Pier are on strike on Thursday. They claim their new employer, Allied Universal, has refused to recognize the Teamsters’ collective bargaining agreement. They also say Allied plans to eliminate positions, pensions, and reduce health care benefits. The union claims Allied wants to outsource, which could be dangerous for tourists. Navy Pier insists it’s not turning its back on these workers, and security is a top concern. The picket line will continue until Allied goes to […]

  • At least 1 dead in crash involving bus and semi in Gary

    GARY, Ind. — A multi-vehicle accident killed one person and injured three others in Gary, Indiana. A semi-tractor trailer and a medical transport bus crashed at 4th Avenue and Rutledge Street on Tuesday morning. A passenger in the medical vehicle, 57 year-old Kathy Flowers, of Gary, was killed. Two other people in the medical bus were injured, as was the semi-driver. Witnesses say the semi-truck wasn’t speeding, tried to stop, and had a right of way without a stop sign. Police […]

  • Man wounded in attempted carjacking

    CHICAGO– The rash of carjackings continue across Chicagoland, with the latest happening overnight, leaving one victim to be hospitalized with a gunshot wound. A bullet hole through the windshield of a bright blue charger, tells part of what happened during an attempted carjacking overnight. Police say it started at Halsted and Fulton, around 12:40 a.m. The driver of the Charger was approached by a man with a gun, who hopped out of a black SUV. To the thief’s surprise, his 47 […]

  • Two Chicago Police officers injured in a crash in Chatham.

    Two Chicago Police officers were injured in a crash in Chatham. It happened at 79th and St. Lawrence around 2 a.m. on Saturday. A man was turning out of a parking lot, and hit the officers’ SUV. The officers suffered minor injuries, while the man had non-life threatening injuries. The man was ticketed for not yielding, and driving without insurance.

  • Rep. Roskam defends vote on health care bill

    Illinois Republican Congressman Peter Roskam defends his vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act during a visit to Lisle on Friday morning. He insisted pre-existing conditions will still be covered. He’s confident the Senate will improve the bill. About 24 protesters were outside the Hilton. They’re concerned coverage will be too expensive, and insurers will be able to opt-out. There will also be a demonstration outside Roskam’s office in Barrington on Saturday. Roskam was at the Hilton for a breakfast meeting with […]

  • Teen fatally shot while shielding friend honored with street sign, 10 years later

    A teenager who was killed as he shielded a friend from bullets during gang gunfire on a CTA bus is honored on Wednesday. Blair Holt was remembered on the tenth anniversary of his death with a street named after him. “Honorary Blair DeLane Holt Way” was unveiled outside Percy Julian High School, where it’s “Peace Week.” His parents did the dedication. Holt was just 16 years-old when he was killed, and an only child. The convicted killer was sentenced to 100 […]

  • Massive search underway in Montana for missing River Forest woman

    RIVER FOREST, Ill. — A community is praying for an avid hiker from River Forest who’s been missing for six days in Montana. Madeline Connelly, 23, went for a hike and overnight camp out with her dog in the Great Bear Wilderness area last Thursday. The search began on Saturday. Her car was found, and rescue teams discovered Connelly’s footprints, her dog’s paw prints, and bear tracks. But, no signs of a bear attack. She was in Montana to see family. She was on […]

  • Police officer in Markham opens fire during traffic stop

    MARKHAM, Ill. — A police officer in Markham opened fire when a vehicle dragged him during a traffic stop early Friday morning. The officer pulled over a driver for an alleged traffic violation, and asked him to get out from his vehicle at 167th and Western. But, the driver is accused of trying to pull away, dragging that officer alongside his car. The officer shot and critically wounded the driver. The officer was treated for minor injuries. There were two other officers […]