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    4 CTA buses hit by BB gun pellets

    CHICAGO — Four CTA buses have been hit by BB gun pellets. One incident happened at 79th and South Chicago on Oct. 5 late at night. Three others occurred on October 9th at 2:30pm. They happened at 79th and Perry, 79th and Dorchester, and 132nd and Ellis. No one has been hurt. If you have any information, call police.

  • CPD’s body camera program on track

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department is on track to equip every patrol officer with a body camera by the end of the year. So far, more than 4,000 cameras are deployed. They have recorded more than one million segments of video so far. Early results show there have been fewer, excessive force complaints against officers. University of Illinois researchers are tabulating the data. The CPD plans to roll-out 8,157 body cameras by the end of December. The CPD says […]

  • Woman found dead in burning home suffered gunshot wound to head

    HARVEY, Ill. — A woman was found dead inside a burning house in Harvey on Wednesday morning. Firefighters received the call about the fire near 148th and Leavitt Avenue around 4 a.m. The woman was discovered with a gunshot wound to the head. She was found in a back bedroom. She was believed to be older than 60. Her identity hasn’t been released. Officials believe the fire started after the woman was shot. The house is a total loss. Harvey […]

  • Midway Airport’s $323M modernization project begins

    CHICAGO — Waiting in the security lines at Midway Airport is on track to become a lot faster. A new security checkpoint and bridge expansion project began at Midway on Friday. It’s expected to be completed in 2019. The security pavilion will be 80,000 square feet. It will allow for more security lanes, enhanced technology, and a single checkpoint system that will double TSA screening capacity. The new security checkpoint is one of three important projects at Midway. The Midway […]

  • Van Dyke back in court

    Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke, who’s charged with shooting and killing Laquan McDonald, will be able to keep his attorney. There was a hearing on Thursday to see if there was a possible conflict of interest with his defense lawyer, Dan Herbert. Herbert represented some of the other officers involved in this case. The judge ruled there’s no conflict of interest, and Herbert can remain Van Dyke’s attorney.

  • New community center designed to end violence, develop leaders opens in Woodlawn

    CHICAGO — A community center designed to end the violence, and develop leaders and entrepreneurs, opened on Wednesday in the city’s Woodlawn neighborhood. Project H.O.O.D.`s Leadership and Economic Opportunity Center opened at 63rd and King Drive. Pastor Corey Brooks, with the support of Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and a host of business owners and CEOs, were on hand for the celebration. Many hope the center will be a resource for the neighborhood and offer a training program for skilled trades, […]

  • Court hears ‘Making a Murderer’ appeal

    CHICAGO, Ill.  — A controversial case featured in a popular, Netflix documentary plays out before a full, appeals court on Tuesday morning. At issue: Brendan Dassey’s fate behind bars. Judges heard arguments for more than an hour. But, a decision is not expected for weeks or even months. Relatives of the victim, Teresa Halbach, were in court for the hearing. Dassey is now 27 years-old, and serving a life sentence for the 2005 murder. He was sixteen when he confessed to […]

  • First of 5 college football players accused of hazing turns himself in

    WHEATON, Ill. — Several Wheaton College football players are accused of committing a violent, hazing attack on a former teammate. One of the players, Kyler Kregel, turned himself in around 4:40 p.m. on Tuesday. Detectives spoke with police Monday night, and arrangements are in the works for the other players to turn themselves in. All face felony charges linked to the alleged attack last spring. Arrest warrants were issued late Monday, and name James Cooksey, Kyler Kregel, Benjamin Pettway, Noah Spielman […]

  • Surveillance video captures man attempting to grab female store clerk

    CHICAGO — A man is captured on surveillance video allegedly attempting to sexually assault a female store clerk in Lincoln Square. It happened on Thursday around 3pm at a perfume store at Western and Lawrence. The suspect pretended to be a customer, and initially said he wanted to buy perfume for his girlfriend. When 26 year-old Dulce Carreon realized this wasn’t an attempted robbery situation, but rather a possible sexual assault situation, she ran-off to a nearby Walgreens. The suspect […]

  • Fate of homeless who live under Uptown viaducts in hands of federal judge

    CHICAGO — The question of where several homeless people in Uptown will end up now rests with a federal judge. About 40 homeless people live under the viaducts along Wilson and Lawrence avenues near Lake Shore Drive. This bridge is slated for construction. Supporters of the homeless are trying to stop the project until another spot for them is found. But, the city argues the old bridge needs to be fixed. A judge is expected to make a decision on […]