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  • Woman shot fatally by police near CVS had a history of mental illness, mother says

    CHICAGO — A woman who was reportedly wielding a knife when she was fatally shot by police Friday night had a long history of mental illness, according to her friends and family. Police say 55-year-old Michele Robey was threatening people with a knife and destroying merchandise inside a CVS in the North Center area when police arrived to find her at a bust stop outside just after 6 p.m. Friday night. Officers reportedly tried to taser her twice, but it didn’t work, and […]

  • Trump responds to judge who ruled against his travel ban

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump isn’t happy that a federal judge has put on hold his executive order that applies to refugees and people from seven predominantly Muslim countries who want to enter the United States. The White House has promised a quick appeal and Trump has taken to Twitter to vent his frustration with the ruling. He says “the opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!” Trump […]

  • Lawyers return to O’Hare to help foreign travelers

    CHICAGO — About 20 attorneys are keeping a watchful eye over O’Hare airport from the international terminal, waiting to see if any travelers will be detained due to the president’s executive order. So far, no one’s been detained today, but more than a dozen were detained on Saturday. They were released after a federal judge issued an emergency ruling halting the implementation of President Trump’s immigration order Saturday night. It temporarily bars the United States from deporting people with valid visas from the […]

  • Former CPD official dies after apparent heart attack at restaurant

    CHCAGO — A former high ranking Chicago police official has died, after suffering an apparent heart attack. Ernest Brown was pronounce dead Saturday afternoon, after he collapsed inside a restaurant in the South Loop. Brown served with the Chicago Police Department for 30 years, before he was sworn in as Darien’s top law enforcement officer in November of 2011. He later became the executive director of the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Brown was 63.

  • History could be made at Soldier Field today

    CHICAGO — History could be made at today’s Bears game against the Green Bay Packers, and not for what’s happening on the field. The temperature at Soldier Field is expected to top out at just 4 degrees, come game time. With the wind chills, it will be closer to 15 or 20 degrees below zero. When all is said and done, today could become the coldest game ever held at Soldier Field. It also has the potential of becoming one […]

  • Chicago crews work hard to clear snow from area streets, roads

    CHICAGO — Chicago officials are working hard to make sure Monday doesn’t become a snow day. 210 plows hit the roads Saturday afternoon. A fresh crew took over Sunday morning, with a fleet of about 290 trucks. They are focused on Lake Shore Drive and other main arterial streets. They will move to residential streets, once the snow stops falling. You can track the plows in real time at City health officials are also urging people not to go […]

  • Man shot in River North by suspect on bike, police say

    CHICAGO — A man was shot in the River North neighborhood by someone on a bicycle. It happened just after 6 a.m. Sunday on Clark Street near Huron Street. Police say the victim is a 32 year-old man, who is a convicted felon. He ran into the Felix Hotel for help, while the gunman fled. The victim was taken to Northwestern Hospital in serious condition with a gun shot wound to the stomach. No arrests have been made. This story is […]

  • Rep. Davis to deliver grandson’s eulogy

    CHICAGO — Congressman Danny Davis will deliver the eulogy at his grandson’s funeral today. 15-year-old Javon Wilson was shot and killed last week, when two teens broke into his home and got into a fight with his brother over gym shoes. Rep. Davis said he wonders if he’ll be able to find the right words to address young people, and admitted he was struggling to find reasons for an optimistic message. The funeral starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday at […]

  • Cubs trio sings and exotic dances on SNL

    NEW YORK — Fresh off their World Series win, three Chicago Cubs made an appearance on “Saturday Night Live”. David Ross, Dexter Fowler and Anthony Rizzo played exotic dancers at a bachelorette party for a grandmother. Go Cubs Go! #SNL — Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) November 6, 2016 Meanwhile, the Cubs are playing strippers on #SNL — CJ Fogler (@cjzero) November 6, 2016 Later in the show the three appeared on “Weekend Update” with Cubs superfan, and SNL […]

  • Cubs fans try to secure NLCS Game 6 tickets

    CHICAGO — It could be an historic night in Chicago. The Cubs are in a position to clinch a World Series spot for the first time since 1945. Fans lined up outside Wrigley Field all night, waiting for the box office to open — which it did at 8 a.m. Saturday. People in line were given numbers so there are not fights like last week. Many fans who don’t have tickets to Game 6 are still planning to watch it at […]