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  • 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 […]

  • Bernie Sanders in Chicago campaigning for Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia

    CHICAGO – With early voting underway, the Illinois primaries are heating up, including the race to replace retiring Congressman Luis Guitierrez. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was at a rally at the Apollos 2000 Theatre Thursday to campaign for Garcia. “I’m here this afternoon because we are at a pivotal moment. We need strong voices and Chuy will be one,” Sen. Sanders said. Garcia backed Sen. Sanders’ bid for president and Sen. Sanders has endorsed Garcia’s bid for Congress. The Cook County […]

  • Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens indicted amid sexual misconduct allegations

    Missouri GOP. Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted on Thursday, amid looming allegations of sexual misconduct and blackmail following an admission of an affair last month. He was charged in St. Louis for a first-degree felony invasion of privacy, according the Missouri court system. Missouri’s KMOV published a report last month where a man said his now-former wife had an affair with Greitens in 2015. The report included details of a recording of a woman saying Greitens had tried to blackmail her to keep […]

  • Chicago area students stage walk-outs in response to Florida shooting

    CHICAGO — It was one week ago that a gunman opened fire and killed 17 people inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. To honor those victims, students staged walk-outs in the Chicago area and across the country on Wednesday. President Donald Trump held a listening session at the White House with survivors of school shootings. From Oak Park River Forest High School, to Schaumburg High School, students walked out of class in solidarity. “We want our schools […]

  • Jeanne Ives ‘Thank you, Bruce Rauner’ political ad at center of controversy

    CHICAGO — A political ad in the race for governor is the source of controversy on the campaign trail. The ad is from his Republican challenger State Rep. Jeanne Ives and it started running this weekend. Governor Rauner speaking tonight at the Equality Illinois Gala, did not address it publicly. Some have labeled it transphobic , sexist and racist. The chair of the Illinois Republican Party called on Ives to take the ad down and apologize immediately. All of this […]

  • Dreamer, 29, released from ICE custody, officials say

    SKOKIE, Ill. — A DACA recipient, or “Dreamer,” was released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody Thursday morning after being detained when he went into a suburban courthouse. Crhistian Gomez Garcia, 29, was detained by ICE agents on Monday when he entered the Skokie Courthouse to take care of a traffic ticket. He said he was handcuffed, and was told he was being placed under arrest for being in the country illegally. He was taken to a holding facility in […]

  • Fake bomb tossed into Merrionette Park store, police say

    MERRIONETTE PARK, Ill. — Officials said the suspicious package they were investigating in front of a southwest suburban store turned out to be a fake bomb. Police said the suspicious package in front of the Tobacco City in Merrionette Park, Ill., was a Pringles can that was ticking and made to look like a pipe bomb. Police said shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, someone, possibly a teenager, opened the door of the Tobacco City and threw the device inside. […]

  • Icy roads cause hundreds of Chicago-area crashes, at least 4 fatalities

    SHOREWOOD, Ill. — Icy roads triggered hundreds of car accidents across the Chicago area Wednesday morning. Illinois State Police said Will County alone had an estimated 200 incidents on the roads — and at this point, they’re only responding to crashes that involve more than one vehicle, crashes blocking the interstate lanes or ones involving injuries. Four fatal crashes were reported across Chicagoland Wednesday morning. One involved a fiery crash between a car and semi in Riverdale. Another fatal collision happened between […]

  • Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday and announced plans to relocate the US Embassy there, a move expected to inflame tensions in the region and unsettle the prospects for peace. “I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” Trump said from White House’s Diplomatic Reception Room. “After more than two decades of waivers, we are no closer to a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.” The move signaled […]

  • Ex-Trump aide Michael Flynn pleads guilty, lied to FBI

    WASHINGTON — Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about conversations with Russia’s ambassador and disclosed that he is cooperating with the special counsel’s office. Flynn is the first person inside President Donald Trump’s administration to be reached by special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, and the developments are a sign that the investigation is intensifying. According to an FBI statement, Flynn communicated with then-Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak after being asked […]