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  • Fired FBI Director James Comey is writing a book

    NEW YORK — Former FBI Director James Comey is writing a book about his career in public service, including his months working under the Trump administration. The New York Times reports, Comey met with editors and publishers in New York last week. Comey is being represented by a literary agency that says all the major publishing houses are interested in the book, which is expected to go to auction this week. Comey is expected to write about his abrupt firing […]

  • Gov. Rauner staff shakeups continue

    CHICAGO — A Republican strategist who was expected to lead Gov Bruce Rauner’s 2018 re-election campaign has left his position days after Rauner replaced top employees with staff from a conservative think tank. Mike Zolnierowicz was an architect of Rauner’s 2014 campaign. He also served as Rauner’s chief of staff before resigning in 2016 to work as chief strategic adviser for Illinois GOP political operations. XPS Professional Services announced Friday that Zolnierowicz is leaving that role to lead XPS’ political […]

  • Deadline for Illinois state budget midnight tonight

    SPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers in Springfield are working to pass a balanced budget before the fiscal year ends at midnight tonight. House Speaker Mike Madigan says he’ll call for a vote on a Democratic spending plan today. Democrats have a back-up plan, if it fails. It would break their overall bill into smaller subsets. This is the tenth day of what was supposed to be a ten day special session. But Governor Rauner is now keeping lawmakers in Springfield, until they […]

  • Woman fatally shot in Gold Coast

    CHICAGO — A woman was shot and killed overnight along Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast neighborhood. The woman was standing with a friend near the intersection of Ohio Street and inner Lake Shore Drive, when she was shot in the head just before 3 a.m. Sunday. She was taken to the hospital, where she died. The victim was only identified as a 25-year-old African-American woman. No one is in police custody. This story is still developing, check back […]

  • 3 charged in playground shooting during school picnic that injured 2 girls

    CHICAGO — Chicago police have charged an 18-year-old man and two teens in connection with a shooting that injured two girls during a picnic celebrating the end of the school year on the South Side Friday afternoon. Police say students and teachers were celebrating at the Warren Elementary School playground on the 9200 block of S. Jeffery Ave. when three suspended male students tried to attend, but were kicked out by security. Then around 1:40 p.m., someone in a black […]

  • 2 men fatally shot, crash car into man in wheelchair

    CHICAGO — Two men were killed in an overnight shooting in the South Austin neighborhood. It happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday near Madison Street and Cicero Avenue. Police say the men were in a car stopped at a red light, when a black Chevy pulled up and someone inside started firing. The victims tried to drive away, but crashed into a disabled man in a wheelchair. A 24-year-old man, who was shot in the back and arm, died at the […]

  • Texas mother sues T-Mobile over her son’s death

    DALLAS — A mother in Texas is suing T-Mobile over the death of her baby. 6-month-old Brandon Alex fell off a bed in March. His babysitter tried to get through to 911 three times. The last time, she was placed on hold for 40 minutes. Dallas officials said problems with T-Mobile’s technology were tying up the city’s 911 call center for hours at a time, and that it had been going on for months. “This has been going on forever,” said […]

  • Child, 3 adults critically hurt in wrong-way crash on LSD

    CHICAGO — A child and three adults were seriously injured in a head-on crash caused by a wrong-way driver on Lake Shore Drive. It happened just after 7:30 a.m. Sunday, in the 4800 block of South Lake Shore Drive. The wrong-way driver was headed South in the Northbound lanes. The child, whose age was not available, was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital. Two adults were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and a third was transported to Stroger Hospital. They all […]

  • Boy dies after getting stuck at Atlanta rotating restaurant

    ATLANTA — Officials say a 5-year-old boy has died after getting caught in the rotating wall of an Atlanta restaurant. Atlanta Fire Department spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford says the little boy got his head stuck between a wall and a table, and suffered a head injury Friday. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. It was unclear how the child got stuck at the Sun Dial, which sits atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel. According to […]

  • Man killed in shootout at Elmwood Park gas station

    ELMWOOD PARK, Ill. — A man was killed in a shootout at a gas station in Elmwood Park, in front of several children. The shooting happened just before 5 p.m. Saturday, at the BP gas station at 75th Court and Grand Avenue. Police say someone walked up to 43-year-old Ronald Morales and started shooting, and then Morales fired back. There were three children in the back seat of Morales’ car, but none of them were hurt. Neither were any of the people […]