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  • Video released of robbers stealing copper from Chatham restaurant

    CHICAGO – Suspected copper thieves targeted a well-known restaurant in Chatham, and it was caught on surveillance video. Captain’s Hard Time Dining Josephine’s Cooking, at 436 East 79th Street, is now closed until further notice. Surveillance video from overnight shows a man walking to the back of the restaurant carrying a ladder and bolt cutters. He is seen climbing up a roof and cutting the electrical wiring. Josephine Wade, well known as Mother Wade, said three men may have been […]

  • 1,800 Chicago area Carson’s employees will soon be laid off

    ORLAND PARK, Ill. – New information was released on planned layoffs as Carson’s stores prepare to go out of business. The latest state filings show 1,800 people will lose their jobs at some Chicago-area Carson’s stores.  Layoffs begin on June 5th. Longtime customers are sad to see another major retailer go. Last month, parent company Bon-Ton announced the shuttering of all of its department stores. The monthly report from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shows more than 300 […]

  • Man, 60, injured after fire, explosion at Soldier Field

    CHICAGO — A man was injured and hospitalized after fire officials responded to an explosion and fire at Soldier Field. Police said two gas tanks plus a white tent caught on fire Saturday just before noon. Authorities said the fire started with a cooking device at the White Castle tent. The man, 60, suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition, according to the Chicago Tribune. An Autism Speaks event was taking place at Soldier Field […]

  • Humboldt Park fire kills 2 young boys, critically injuries toddler

    CHICAGO — Two young brothers are dead following an apartment fire in Humboldt Park. Four of their relatives remain hospitalized in critical condition. The blaze whipped through a three-flat apartment building in the 1000 block of North Avers Avenue just before 2 a.m. Saturday. Two brothers, ages 4 and 8, died in the fire. Their 18-month-old brother remained in critical condition Saturday with burns, relatives said. Three adults were also in critical condition: the children’s mother, her brother, and a […]

  • Severe weather hits Chicago area; Thunderstorm Warnings issued, damage reported

    Severe weather pounded the Chicago area Wednesday afternoon – and it’s not over yet. A Sever Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for the Chicago area until 11 p.m. Wednesday evening. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Cook, DuPage, McHenry, Kane and Lake counties until 7:45 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. As of 8:30 p.m., 24,500 ComEd customers were without power. For the latest updates from ComEd, visit their website. As of 10 p.m., 215 flights were cancelled […]

  • Whitney Young HS holds first CPS active shooter drill

    CHICAGO – Whitney Young High School held an active shooter drill on Thursday. Hundreds of people participated in a joint training exercise Thursday evening including police and emergency responders. In Chicago, and schools across the country, active shooter drills are becoming more common. Police recruits role-played as students. About half of the school’s faculty and staff volunteered to participate. Actual students were not involved. They have their own drills throughout the school year. City officials did not let the media […]

  • Illinois Holocaust Museum commemorates two anniversaries

    SKOKIE, Ill. — Two anniversary dates were observed at The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie on Thursday.Illinois Holocaust Museum commemorates two anniversaries The observance also came with a message about the rising tide of anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred and bigotry. It’s been nine years since the museum opened and 75 years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall and other museum leaders to commemorate the two anniversaries. The Illinois […]

  • Postal worker sexually assaulted on South Side

    CHICAGO — Police are searching for a suspect after a postal worker was sexually assaulted in Chicago’s Ashburn neighborhood Wednesday. The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 3300 block of West 79th Street. Police said the 29-year-old woman was inside a building when a man in his 20s grabbed her from behind, stuck his hand up her shirt and touched her inappropriately. The woman was not hurt and refused medical attention at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

  • Suburban teacher charged with sex assault, abuse of 2 children

    AURORA, Ill. – A suburban kindergarten teacher has been accused of sexually assaulting two children. Juan Avendano, 62, was charged with with one felony count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, five felony counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and one felony county of indecent solicitation of a child. Prosecutors said Avendano, who works for the East Aurora School District 131, had sexual contact with two victims under the age of 13 from April 2014 until March 2018. […]

  • Child, 3, accidentally shoots cousin, 9, in East Garfield Park

    CHICAGO – A 3-year-old boy accidentally shot his cousin in the arm in the city’s East Garfield Park neighborhood. The boy shot his 9-year-old cousin on the third floor of an apartment building on the 3200 block of West Fulton Avenue Saturday morning around 11:30 a.m. The 9-year-old girl was taken to Rush Medical Center and then transferred to Stroger Hospital. She is in good condition. Officials said the weapon was found by the 3-year-old at the home. No one […]