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  • Flooding causes mandatory evacuation for some residents in Marseilles

    MARSEILLES, Ill. — A mandatory evacuation is in effect for some residents in Marseilles who live near the fast-rising Illinois River. About 200 households are impacted and police said compliance for the evacuation is around 80 percent. The river level is more than 22 feet. It is expected to crest around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, and remain there for up to eight to 10 hours. The gates on the dam are open. Back in 2013 in Marseilles, spring flooding damaged more than […]

  • Homewood couple’s home flooded after heavy rain

    HOMEWOOD, Ill. — A couple in Homewood is trying to stop the flow of polluted water that’s pouring into their house thanks to the heavy rains and melting snow. The water has been seeping into the Taliano’s home since 10:30pm on Monday. Their insurance company is being responsive. Public works has stopped by the house. A clogged pipe may be to blame for their problem. Crews are busy clearing drains, and trying to keep the sewer system flowing.    

  • Police search for man after accidental shooting at Hyatt in Loop

    CHICAGO — Police say an accidental shooting took place at the Hyatt Regency on Friday morning. The shooting happened around 10 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Chicago at 150 E. Wacker in the Loop. A gun fell from a hotel guest’s pocket as he checked out in the lobby. The weapon hit the floor, and fired. Three people suffered minor graze wounds, possibly from fragments from the floor. The third person refused treatment. Police are now looking for a man from […]

  • “Serial stowaway” in court

    The woman known as the “serial stowaway” will remain in jail. Marilyn Hartman was in court for a bond reduction hearing on Wednesday morning. Her lawyer says she looked for another secure place for Hartman to be held pending a trial, and checked into electronic monitoring and GPS. But, those options were denied at the hearing. Hartman has been held since she was arrested at O’Hare Airport. She is due back in court later this month.

  • Teenager critically injured outside Southwest Side hardware store

    CHICAGO — An 18 year-old was critically injured outside an Ace Hardware store in Garfield Ridge. It happened at Archer and New England on Thursday night. The victim was hit in the head, and unresponsive. He is being treated at Loyola Medical Center. According to a source, there was a fight possibly over drugs and non-payment. WGN obtained surveillance video, which may help in the police investigation.

  • Rate hike in store for Nicor Gas customers

    Nicor Gas customers are expected to see bigger bills. The Illinois Commerce Commission approved a nearly $140 million rate hike for the company. That boils down to a roughly 21% increase for customers. Or, around $2 more a month. The new rates are expected to take effect next Thursday. But, the Citizens Utility Board believes the company was granted an exorbitant profit rate for shareholders, and received a hike that was more than needed or deserved.

  • Man, woman shot and wounded in Berwyn

    BERWYN, Ill. — A man and woman were shot and wounded in Berwyn. The 25 year-old man and 24 year-old woman were in a vehicle when the gunshots exploded at 26th and Clarence on Monday night. Both victims are in a hospital with non life-threatening injuries. They are both from Chicago. It appears a gang targeted the man, who police say had some involvement with a gang. An investigation is underway.

  • Illinois Supreme Court issues ruling in NIU fraternity drinking death

    DEKALB, Ill. — The family of a Northern Illinois University student who died of too much drinking at a fraternity house can sue the local chapter, and all of the fraternity and sorority students who were at the pledge event. But, David Bogenberger’s family can’t file a wrongful death lawsuit against the national chapter, Pi Kappa Alpha. That’s the decision from the Illinois Supreme Court on Friday, upholding lower court rulings. Bogenberger, of Palatine, died back in November 2012 when […]

  • 14 students hospitalized after possibly eating laced candy in Humboldt Park

    CHICAGO —  Several grade school students in Humboldt Park became sick Tuesday, possibly from eating candy laced with marijuana. 14 Lowell Elementary students were taken to hospitals Wednesday morning. Chicago Public Schools says this was just a precaution and all of the affected students are in good condition. Doctors told one mother it appeared her daughter unwittingly ate candy from a fellow student, which was laced with marijuana. CPS says the entire matter is under investigation. Chicago Public Schools released […]

  • I-80/94 reopens after car hits pole, takes down power lines

    GARY, Ind. —  Traffic is moving again on Interstate 80/94 after a car plowed into a utility pole, which sent power lines crashing down across all lanes. All eastbound and westbound lanes were closed at Chase Street for more than four hours Wednesday. Close to 5,000 customers are currently without power in the Gary area. They may get their electricity back soon. No injuries have been reported. *Traffic Alert!* 🚨 I-80/94 @ Chase Street. All lanes east and west bound […]