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  • Saturday to be warmest day in months

    Mild winds bring the area its first 40-degree temperatures of the month. Temperatures hover around 30 degrees at daybreak. Sunshine fades at times as patches of mid-level cloudiness pass across area skies. Southwest winds increase quickly after sunrise, gusting to 30 mph at times. Temperatures peak in the mid and upper 40s, the mildest readings since December 27th. Cooler air arrives at night. Scattered sprinkles or flurries possible. For the latest, go to the Chicago Weather Center.

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    Cold hampers firefighters during Northwest Indiana house fire

    WHITING, Ind. — The temperature was just 1 degree when firefighters were called to battle a house fire in Northwest Indiana. The fire broke out on the second floor of a home in the 1700 block of Cleveland Avenue in Whiting on Wednesday. Water that crews used to douse the flames quickly turned to ice. The radios that firefighters were using also froze. Two residents were rescued, and had to find somewhere else to live. It took about 30 minutes […]

  • McCarthy Marries Attorney

    Chicago’s top cop marries attorney

    Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy rang in the new year, with a new wife. He married attorney Kristin Barnette Wednesday. The Chicago Sun-Times reports it was a small ceremony that only her parents attended. Then, they had a big party with nearly 300 guests. The newlyweds served two different hot dogs to pay homage their home towns … a Chicago-style for her, and the New York way for him. They also danced to two Frank Sinatra songs, “Chicago” and “New […]

  • Funeral held for slain Calumet City teen

    A funeral was held for a teenager who was killed at a house party in Calumet City, days before he was set to join the U.S. Army. 19-year-old DeWayne Purnell was shot to death last weekend, as he said goodbye to his friends. He was supposed to report to boot camp in South Carolina this Tuesday. Members of the military attended his funeral in Dolton Saturday. Purnell was one of eight people who were shot No arrests have been made […]

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    Two small planes collide midair over airport

    Two small planes collided midair over an airport in Maryland. Authorities say the planes were trying to land when they clipped wings above Carroll County Regional Airport in Westminster Saturday afternoon. One of the planes landed safely on the runway. The other made a hard landing in a field. No one was injured, but the pilot of one of the planes was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

  • Two CPD officers injured in squad car crash

    Two Chicago Police officers were injured when their squad car was hit while they were responding to a call on the Northwest Side. It happened just before midnight at Irving Park Road and Melvina Avenue, in the Portage Park neighborhood. Witnesses say the officers were headed east with their lights and sirens on, when their SUV was t-boned by a southbound car that was speeding. One of the officers suffered broken bones and was taken to the hospital in serious […]

  • Roadways, skies full of holiday travelers

    Today was one of the busiest day at Midway Airport, as people head out of town for Christmas. O’Hare Airport saw its busiest day on Saturday, the start of the holiday travel season. Many people who were planning to fly out of O’Hare today, left yesterday to take advantage of an offer by United and American Airlines to rebook their flight for free. Chicago Department of Aviation officials expect more than four million passengers will travel through O’Hare and Midway […]

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    Teen shot in head on Far South Side

    A 15-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in the head on Chicago’s Far South Side. Police say the boy got into a fight with someone in the 600 block of E. 133rd Street just before 8 p.m. Tuesday. Then, they say, that person pulled out a gun and shot the boy. No arrests have been made.

  • 3 more suspects arrested in 15-year-old’s shooting death

    Chicago police have arrested three more suspects in the death of South Side high school student Demario Bailey.  A fourth suspect, arrested over the weekend, is due in court this afternoon for a bond hearing. Just days before their 16th birthday, Bailey was shot to death in front of his twin brother during an attempted robbery near 63rd and State, Saturday afternoon. The twins were walking to their school, Johnson College Prep. Carlos Johnson, 17, is due in bond court, […]

  • Woman killed in South Side apartment fire

    A woman was killed in a massive overnight fire on Chicago’s South Side. Firefighters were called to an apartment building at 79th Street and Maryland Avenue in the East Chatham neighborhood just after 1 a.m. Sunday. It took more than 100 firefighters to get the fire under control. Officials say stairwells were blocked by smoke and flames. Security bars on the lower level windows also kept crews from getting in, so they used ladders to enter windows on the upper […]

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