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    Funeral services for Chef Homaru Cantu held today

    CHICAGO — Funeral services for famed chef Homaro Cantu will be held this afternoon at Saint Viator Parish on West Addison Street. Cantu was the owner of Moto restaurant in the west loop and cafe Berrista on Irving Park Road. He was planning to open a new brewery in the 4400 block of West Montrose .  That’s where his body was found earlier this week. The Cook County medical examiner’s office ruled his death a suicide. Cantu, whose friends called him “Omar,” […]

  • Faithful celebrate Good Friday, Passover around Chicago

    CHICAGO — People around Chicago and around the world are celebrating Good Friday and the beginning of Passover this weekend. At the South Loop synagogue, the Jewish faithful remember the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. Passover lasts eight days. Also today, Christians are marking Good Friday. It is a religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week. On the near West Side, thousands of Christians were […]

  • McDonald’s workers fighting for better wages

    CHICAGO — The latest pay raise for McDonald’s hourly workers is  not enough for fast food workers who want to strike for better wages. WGN’s Erik Runge spoke to protesters at the McDonald’s at 9560 S. Halsted on the South Side. Demonstrators called the raise  McDonalds announced for some workers a slap in the face and they promise to keep protesting until they got $15 an hour. 30 to 40 people marched.  Their chant was crystal clear, “if we don’t […]

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    2 attacked by pit bull on Chicago’s West Side

    A pit bull attack injured a man and a girl in the Lawndale neighborhood on the west side.

  • Harper College to offer 2 years of free tuition

    PALATINE, Ill. – College just got affordable for those seeking a two-year degree. Harper College in Palatine is offering two-year scholarships. The program begins in the Fall for all incoming Freshman entering from High School. The students must meet certain criteria to qualify for the two years of free tuition worth about seven thousand dollars under the “Promise Scholarship.” Throughout their high school career students cannot have more than 29 absences, they must maintain a ‘C’ average, and complete 50 […]

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    Man attempts to sexually assault boy at Rainbow Beach in South Shore

    Police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a boy in the South Shore neighborhood.

  • Chicago Supt. McCarthy responds to ACLU report of city’s high stop-and-frisk rate

    CHICAGO — The ACLU of Illinois accuses Chicago police officers of racial profiling and an excessive use of its “stop and frisk” policy. WGN’s Patrick Elwood spoke to Kelvin Anderson who says he is turning his life around after a 2013 arrest and prison sentence. This year alone, he says, he has been stopped and frisked 4 times for no apparent reason. His story, according to American Civil Liberties Union Chicago attorneys, is part of a bigger pattern of police […]

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    Woman charged after 85 live dogs, dozens of dead animals found in Freeport house

    FREEPORT, Ill. — A shocking find in rural Freeport, Illinois. 85 active dogs and at least 65 dead dogs and cats were found inside a home littered with feces. A woman who rented the home is being held in Wisconsin and could be extradited to Illinois. Tina McKinnon faces charges of felony aggravated animal cruelty and misdemeanor cruel treatment to animals, according to the Journal-Standard newspaper. The animals were found Monday by the owner of the property. When he opened […]

  • Tiffany Two, World's Oldest At at Age 27

    Owner of world’s oldest cat celebrates her 27th birthday

    Here's a cat with more than nine lives. Meet Tiffany Two. Her owner, Sharron Voorhees of San Diego threw a party for her 27th birthday. She's the oldest living feline, but don't take our word for it. The Guinness Book of World Records has confirmed it.

  • Early voting starts today for Illinois  primary elections

    Deadline to register for Chicago runoff election is Tuesday

    The deadline to register to vote during the Chicago runoff election is coming up quick. The mayor's race along with several Aldermanic contests are on the ballot.


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