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    Cook County’s hunger problem: New study’s surprising findings

    One in six people in Cook County receives food from pantry, soup kitchen or a shelter each year, according to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. A new study found that 808,610 people turn to the organization’s for emergency food assistance. WGN’s Tonya Francisco reported on a Produce mobile at Common Pantry on Demen and Grace this morning.  She said in two hours two hundred households were expected to receive food. “I’m not working, I’m 88,” said Ponciana Lugo. “My sister […]

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    Testing underway to determine if dogs are to blame for Montrose Beach pollution

    The Chicago Park District is working with researchers to find out if dogs are to blame for pollution at Montrose Beach.

  • 2 shot, 1 killed in East Chatham neighborhood

    1 dead in Englewood shooting

    A man was killed in Englewood. He was shot in the 1500 block of west 72nd Street. Just after midnight,  police were responding to a call of shots fired, when they found the victim on the sidewalk with a gunshot to the head. His name was not released and no arrests have been made. At least seven people were shot on the South and West Sides overnight.  Four of them were teenagers.

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    Probable Cause Found for Man Accused of Hiding Bodies in Suitcases

    Prosecutors in Wisconsin have demonstrated probable cause to continue the case against a former police officer accused of hiding two women’s bodies in suitcases . Fifty-two-year-old Steven Zelich is charged with two counts of hiding the bodies of two women found in the two suitcases along a highway north of Lake Geneva last month. He is accused of keeping the suitcases with the remains of the women at his apartment in a Milwaukee suburb and in the trunk of his […]

  • 44th annual Chicago Gay Pride Parade held

    Pride Prepares for First Parade With Marriage Equality

    For the first time in 45 years, same sex marriage is legal in Illinois during the Gay Pride Parade. Participants are already celebrating the night before the parade, reports WGN’s Frank Holland. The parade kicks off at noon on Sunday at Montrose and Broadway and ends on Diversey and Sheridan.  

  • University of Illinois Student Missing in Brazil

    U of I student missing in Brazil

    A University of Illinois student is missing after going swimming in rough water in Brazil. Twenty-year-old Richard Fu was swimming in the Atlantic Ocean with two other students when he drifted away from shore. Brazilian authorities believe he drowned, and they’re looking for his body near Rio de Janeiro. Fu has been studying crop sciences at the U of I in Champaign.  He was studying abroad in Brazil and he had been there for only a few weeks.  

  • 2 boys drown near Hobart, Ind.

    Investigation into the drownings of Gary brothers

    Police in northwest Indiana are interviewing witnesses and neighbors of two young boys who drowned Saturday night. Police want to know who owns the swimming hole known as “the pit” on the border of Hobart and Gary and whether it was properly secured. Authorities say they’ve drained the water and filled the site where 9-year-old Donel Smith and his brother, 8-year-old Terrion, drowned. A fund at Chase Bank has been set up by a first grade teacher to help the […]

  • Rapper Chief Keef evicted from Highland Park home

    The rapper Chief Keef is being evicted from his home in Highland Park,  according to the Lake County Sheriff’s office. But the owner of the home said the move is not an eviction and the rapper — whose real name is Keith Cozart — is moving out based on a mutual agreement. Court documents state in March, Chief Keef fell behind on rent payments, owing thirty thousand dollars and agreeing to pay the full amount by April 20th. In May, […]

  • Fed lawyers will play secret tapes in Derrick Smith bribery trial

    A recording of state representative derrick smith, allegedly soliciting a bribe, is expected to be played at his trial today. Justice Department lawyers say they recorded conversations between Smith and a confidential FBI informant. Smith allegedly believed he was accepting seven thousand dollars from a day care center owner who was looking for a government grant. The defense team tried to supress the testimony due to the informant’ss 20 arrests and two convictions — calling it entrapment. But the judge […]

  • Body found in Indiana lake identified as Michigan doctor

    The body found in an Indiana lake has been officially identified as a missing doctor from Michigan. 30-year-old Teleka Patrick vanished December 5 after her shift as a hospital resident in Kalamazoo. A fisherman spotted the body this weekend in Lake Charles, in Porter County. An autopsy and fingerprint identification confirmed it was Patrick. Police are still trying to determined how she died. Toxicology tests results are not yet in.


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