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  • 3 children, 2 adults injured in South Side Crash

    Three children and two adults were injured in a single-car crash early this morning when their car went up a median and hit a tree on Chicago’s South Side. It happened just after midnight near 95th and Green streets. Everyone in the car was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The children are 1, 2 and 3-years-old. The cause of the crash is under investigation.  

  • Chicago Police officers injured in shootout

    Two Chicago Police officers were shot overnight on the city’s Far South Side. It happened just before midnight Friday, in the 9300 block of South Wallace Avenue. Police say gang enforcement officers were trying to make a traffic stop, when a man sitting in the passenger’s seat of the car started shooting. One officer, a 38-year-old man and 12-year department veteran, was hit in the leg. The other, a 31-year-old with 6 years on the job, was hit in the […]

  • California Chrome tries for Triple Crown history at Belmont Stakes

    All eyes are on California Chrome at the 146th Belmont Stakes. If the horse wins today, he will be the first triple crown winner since 1978 and only the 12th in history. Belmont Stakes is called the “test of a champion” because of how hard the 1.5-mile track is on a horse.

  • Gary couple accused of abusing 5 girls

    A couple from Gary, Indiana is accused of abusing five girls. Dearieus L. Kindred, 28, and Kristen D. Kindred, 33, were charged Friday with five counts of neglect of a dependent. Dearieus Kindred faces six additional charges of child molesting. The girls told police they were locked in a furnace closet on multiple occasions for several hours, sometimes during the summer while the heat was on. One girl said they were also forced to do squats for hours. The girls, […]

  • Free museum admission for some bank customers

    Bank of America and Merrill Lynch are treating customers to a cultural experience this weekend. Admission to some Chicago area museums will be free for cardholders on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8.  The promotion also applies to the first full weekend of each month in 2014. In Chicago, the museums are; Adler Planetarium, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago History Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Shedd Aquarium. Also, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie. […]

  • Ukraine’s new president sworn in

    (CNN) — In suspense, a nation listened to the Ukrainian President’s inaugural speech Saturday, hoping for answers to the question: Will there be peace? “I don’t want war. I don’t want revenge,” Petro Poroshenko said after taking the oath of office. But then his talk turned tough. He promised to meet anyone challenging Ukraine’s territorial integrity with military might. Alluding to a Biblical verse he said, “Who comes with the sword will fall from the sword.” The statement was met […]

  • Lawsuit accuses Tinley Park firefighters of hate crime

    A federal lawsuit has been filed against three firefighters in Tinley Park. Omar Ali, who is African-American and Muslim, claims the firefighters deliberately sprayed him with a hose as he walked past their firehouse wearing a turban last month.  Ali says it was a hate crime. The Southtown Star reports Ali confronted the firefighters that day while his video camera was rolling, and two of the firefighters admitted to spraying Ali with the hose. The firefighters told police they were […]

  • Mail found discarded in Chicago dumpster

    The U.S. Post Office is investigating how hundreds of pieces of undelivered mail ended up in the trash. A man found 600 letters in his dumpster last Thursday, in the 3500 block of West Thorndale Avenue. It belonged to residents in the 60659 zip code, in Chicago’s North Park neighborhood. The man called police and the post office, which sent three workers to collect the discarded mail. A Post Office official says the mail has since been delivered, and the […]

  • Proposed ordinance aims to curb number of guns sold in Chicago

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing a strict new gun ordinance after a federal judge ruled Chicago’s longtime ban on gun stores in the city was unconstitutional. The Chicago Sun-Times reports, the mayor wants to enforce special zoning that would keep gun stores from opening in 99.5% of the city. The stores could not be within 500 feet of a school or park. The proposal would also require gun stores to video tape each sale to deter customers from buying firearms […]

  • Quinn, Rauner pay tribute to our fallen soldiers

    Governor Pat Quinn is marking Memorial Day by promoting Illinois’ Welcome Home Heroes program, which offers mortgage assistance to veterans. The program provides vets with a $10,000 grant, as well as a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, if they buy a home in Illinois. 1,300 veterans have used the Welcome Home Heroes program to help them buy homes in 80 counties in Illinois, since the program launched in late 2011. Governor Quinn will be marching in the Memorial Day parade in […]