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  • 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 […]

  • Mistakenly released murder suspect captured in Georgia

    CHICAGO — A murder suspect who was mistakenly released by the Illinois Department of Corrections last week, is now back in custody. U.S. Marshals captured Garrett Glover late Friday night in a suburb of Atlanta. The Cook County sheriff’s office says he was staying at the apartment of a relative’s girlfriend. Glover was being held at the Cook County Jail on murder charges, when he was transferred to an Illinois Department of Corrections facility on February 24 for processing on an […]

  • 6 injured after wrong-way car hits tow truck, then building

    CHICAGO — Six people were taken to the hospital after a car going the wrong way crashed into a tow truck, then into a building. It happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Chicago Fire Department officials say a 1996 Toyota Camry going southbound on Jefferson, collided with the tow truck at Roosevelt Road. Then, the car crashed into the front of the Vitamin Shoppe. The damage to the building is minor. The tow truck driver was not hurt. Officials say the other […]

  • 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 […]