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    7 killed, including pregnant woman, in Chicago’s deadliest day of 2017

    CHICAGO — Gunfire killed seven people and wounded 13 others on Wednesday on Chicago’s West and South Sides. That made it the city’s deadliest day of the year so far. Police say a 20-year-old known gang member and his pregnant girlfriend, Wilteeah Jones, were shot and killed at 76th and Champlain in the Chatham neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The man was in the vehicle at the time. Jones is believed to have jumped out from the car and ran before […]

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    Minor injuries after school bus crash on I-57 on South Side

    A school bus crashed on I-57 on the South Side. Minor injuries were reported. The bus went off the road and up an embankment. It slammed into a tree. WGN was told no passengers were on board. Video from the scene also appears to show a light pole on top of another vehicle. A lane was blocked, and the ramp from 111th Street to I-57 was closed, at some point.

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    $10,500 reward offered to find suspect who fatally shot 2-year-old

    CHICAGO — A $10,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the fatal shooting of a two year-old boy. Ten business owners and former Chicago Bear Richard Dent have contributed to the cause. Lavontay White was killed in an alley near Ogden and Kostner on Tuesday. He was in a car with his uncle, a man police say was a known gang member. The uncle’s pregnant girlfriend was also in the vehicle. The uncle died. The girlfriend was […]

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    Rolling Stones exhibit coming to Chicago

    CHICAGO — The Rolling Stones’ first ever major exhibition will make its debut in Chicago this spring. “Exhibitionism” will open at Navy Pier on April 15th. It will stick around through July 30th. General tickets will go on sale on February 24th. The exhibit will showcase more than 500 rare and original items from the band’s archive. The exhibit had its world premiere in London, and U.S. premiere in New York City.  

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    Driver in fatal Des Plaines hit-and-run on the loose

    DES PLAINES, Ill. — A hit-and-run driver who killed one man and injured another in Des Plaines remains on the loose. A white work van struck the men as they crossed the street Tuesday morning around South Wolf Road and Jarvis Avenue. The van then sped-off. The victims were rushed to a hospital, where one was pronounced dead and the other was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Police are hoping to track-down surveillance video from businesses or residences as they search for […]

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    Amtrak police officer shoots man near Chicago’s Union Station

    CHICAGO, Ill. — An Amtrak police officer shot and seriously wounded a man near Union Station in Chicago. The Chicago Police Department says the man is an apparent drug suspect. Authorities say cash and narcotics were found on the 25 year-old man. The shooting happened around 8:45pm on Wednesday. The man was hit in the left shoulder and is recovering at Stroger Hospital. The officer wasn’t injured. The shooting is under investigation.

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    Mayor Emanuel tells Democrats to ‘take a chill pill’

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is telling Democrats not to get their hopes up for re-taking Congress in 2018. According to The Hill, Emanuel made the comments on Monday during a Q&A session at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in California. He’s quoted as saying,”Take a chill pill, man. You gotta be in this for the long haul.” He also urged the Democratic Party to remain moderate. He suggested the party find veterans, business leaders and former football players to run in […]

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    Gentle winter means fewer potholes in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Chicago drivers may have noticed there are a lot fewer potholes on the streets. The city says pothole complaints are down 18 percent compared to 2015. Also, crews are already getting a jump-start on patching potholes. They’ve filled more than 56,000 so far this year. Typically, crews can’t start patching potholes until early spring. This is all thanks to milder temperatures and not much snow so far this year.

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    Local doctor returns to Chicago from Dubai after being refused entry over travel ban

    CHICAGO — A doctor in Oak Lawn who became caught-up in the Trump administration’s new travel restrictions is now back in the Chicago area. 24 year-old Dr. Amer Al Homssi arrived at O’Hare on Thursday morning on a flight from Dubai. A federal lawsuit led to an agreement with the U.S. government. He was initially supposed to return on Sunday. He’s a Syrian citizen, but permanent resident of the United Arab Emirates. He went there to get married last month. Al […]

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    Firefighters battle massive house fire in Barrington

    BARRINGTON, Ill. – A massive fire tears through a mansion in Barrington on Tuesday morning while the homeowners are away. The blaze was captured on cell phone video. The Barrington-Countryside Fire Chief believes, part of the home was under renovation, and it appears the flames started in the garage area. An investigation is underway into the exact cause. Firefighters had to deal with no fire hydrants in the area, and a long driveway. No one was injured.