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  • Fisherman missing

    Chicago fisherman feared drowned in the Dells

    WISCONSIN DELLS — Search crews believe a Chicago fisherman visiting the Lower Dells drowned in the Wisconsin River. The 21-year-old man was fishing on a rock  on Saturday, south of a dam. When he tried to swim back to shore, officials suspect he got caught in the current. Rescue crews from several districts helped a dive team search for him.  On Sunday, they used sonar to search the area where the man was last seen. He has not been found. […]

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    Mother of Chicago man convicted in Bali murder speaks out

    CHICAGO — The mother of the boyfriend convicted in the murder of a Chicago socialite in Bali is speaking out. According to the Chicago Tribune, Kia Walker says she is worried about the well-being of her granddaughter Stella. The baby can remain in jail with her mother, Heather Mack, until she turns 2 years old. Mack was sentenced to 10 years in prison and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer was sentenced to 18 years in prison for the murder of Sheila von Wiese-Mack.  […]

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    Criminal attempts smash and grab but fails to steal ATM machine

    TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA — Police in Australia are looking for a not-so-smooth criminal. They released surveillance video of the man in action.  As you’ll see, he got the smash right, but not the grab. He breaks into a gas station and attaches a chain around an ATM.  He doesn’t realize the chain has separated when he tries to pull the ATM with his truck.  Then he drives back for a second attempt, but stops too far away to reconnect the chain. […]

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    Teen at center of 2012 city sticker controversy arrested for driving stolen car

    CHICAGO — An 18-year-old once at the center of a city sticker controversy is now accused of driving a stolen car. Herbert Pulgar was arrested at Diversey and Kedzie early Tuesday morning. He’s expected to face a bond judge Wednesday. Three years ago, Pulgar won the design for the sticker, but there were concerns it contained gang symbols. It showed four hands reaching upward toward symbols of Chicago police, firefighters and paramedics. A popular police blog raised questions about the […]

  • Des Plaines Woman Body Found

    Unidentified woman found dead on road in Des Plaines

    DES PLAINES, Ill. — A woman was found dead on a road in Des Plaines Wednesday morning. Police say she may have been the victim of a hit and run driver. Her body was found on Central and River Road around 4 a.m.. Just before rush hour, investigators closed the roads for several hours while the accident scene was  reconstructed. But there is no official word on how the woman died, or even who she is.

  • 7-month-old baby hit by concrete released from hospital

    CHICAGO —  An infant has been released from the  hospital after being hit in the head by a piece of concrete. Seven-month-old Jamyah Lee was playing with toys in her Englewood home Sunday night when the concrete was thrown through a window. Police say  a 25-year-old man had come to the home looking for a female friend when he found out she wasn’t there he tossed a concrete chunk through the window. Lee suffered a fractured her skull. Her head […]

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    Woman visiting mother at nursing home allegedly attacks nurse with knife

    CHICAGO — A Maywood woman visiting her mom at a nursing home has been charged with injuring a nurse in a knife attack. Brandy Campbell, 31, got into an argument with a male nurse at the Monroe Pavilion Health and Treatment Center on the near West Side. Prosecutors say Campbell was upset over how her mother’s medication was labeled and pulled a knife from her bag when the nurse tried to leave before signing Campbell’s mother out for the day […]

  • Homeless

    Heartwarming note with 18-cent donation left at North Carolina church

    CHARLOTTE, NC — The pastor of a North Carolina Church wants a homeless person to know the donation is appreciated. The words on the envelope in the collection plate read: “Please don’t be mad I don’t have much.  I’m homeless.  God bless.” Inside the envelope was 18 cents. Reverend Patrick Hamrick of First United Methodist said church administrators were anything but mad. He said the donation touched their  hearts, and the nickel, dime and three pennies count for a lot […]

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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 […]

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