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  • Catholic church organizes ‘National Call-In Day’ for Dreamers

    CHICAGO — The Catholic Church is leading a nationwide campaign today, to rally support for Dreamers. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration has dubbed this “National Call-In Day.” Cardinal Blase Cupich is among church leaders who are phoning elected officials, to urge them to protect illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. Supporters are also being urged to call their members of congress today, to ask that dreamers be provided a path to citizenship.

  • Man shot riding in car near Washington Park

    CHICAGO — A man was shot overnight while riding in a car on the South Side near Washington Park. It happened just after 1 a.m. Sunday in the 5800 block of South King Drive. Police say someone in another vehicle pulled up and opened fire, hitting the 24-year-old victim multiple times in the midsection. The victim’s friend drove him to the University of Chicago Hospital in serious condition. He was stabilized and transferred to Mt. Sinai Hospital. Area Central detectives are investigating. […]

  • Car hits pedestrian, crashes into Burger King

    CHICAGO — A car crashed into a pedestrian on the West Side, then into a Burger King restaurant. It happened just before 3 a.m. Saturday in the 3900 block of West Chicago Avenue, in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. A man who was a passenger in the car, says the 29-year-old driver lost control after being cut off by another vehicle. That vehicle fled the scene. The 36-year-old pedestrian was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital is in stable condition. The driver […]

  • 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 […]