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  • 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 […]

  • Man fatally stabbed in Gresham

    CHICAGO — A man was stabbed to death overnight in Chicago’s Gresham neighborhood. He was found at 12:40 a.m. Sunday, laying face down in an alley in the 8500 block of South Peoria Street. The man was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in critical condition, with stab wounds to his head and neck. He was pronounced dead soon after arriving. The man has not been named, and no arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.

  • UPDATE: 12-year-old autistic girl reported missing from Logan Square found

    CHICAGO — A 12-year-old girl with autism reported missing from her home on the Northwest Side has been found, police said Saturday. She left the family home in the Logan Square neighborhood Friday afternoon, without her parents’ permission. Police say she was found in Forest Park, IL Saturday afternoon. This is a developing story. Check back for more updates.

  • Plainfield teachers make music video to get students excited about tests

    PLAINFIELD, Ill. — Students hate tests, but love when their teachers do something trendy and cool. That’s what teachers at Freedom Elementary School in Plainfield were counting on, when they made a music video for their students. They channeled Bruno Mars and his hit song “24K Magic”, in an effort to get students pumped up for standardized testing taking place this week. Click here to check out their video

  • Twin sisters, father killed in domestic incident in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES, Ill. — 16-year-old twin sisters Brittany and Tiffany Coffland were found shot to death in a St. Charles condo Friday night, along with their father, Randall Coffland, police confirmed Saturday. The girls’ mother, Anjum Coffland, was also shot and injured in what police are describing as a domestic disturbance. A memorial set up outside the condo is growing by the minute. Flowers, candles, and hand-drawn signs remember Brittany and Tiffany Coffland, who were juniors at St. Charles East […]

  • Union membership in Illinois matches record low

    CHICAGO — Union membership in Illinois matched an historic low in 2016. According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, 14.5 percent of wage and salary workers in the state were in a union last year. That’s down from 15.2 percent from the previous year, and ties the record low set in 2007. But, it’s also slightly stronger than the national average of 10.7 percent in 2016 and 11.1 percent in 2015. Illinois’ average has exceeded national levels since state […]