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  • Woman who killed 4-year-old daughter wants freedom

    BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. — A woman who killed her 4-year-old daughter wants to go free. Maggie Webber was murdered at her grandmother’s townhouse in Bloomingdale in November of 2014. Her mother Marci was tried and found not guilty by reason of insanity, and was committed to a mental center. She says she’s better now; and the Chicago Tribune reports, she’ll face another hearing next month on her request for release from the center.

  • Amazon to hold job fairs Aug. 2 to fill 50,000 positions

    The “Help Wanted” sign is out at Amazon. The company is looking to fill 50,000 positions across the country. On August 2, it will hold job fairs at 10 of its warehouses — including those in Romeoville and Kenosha, Wisconsin. Most of the jobs are full-time, but more than 10,000 will be part-time. Amazon said in January, it wants to hire 100,000 full-time workers over the next 18 months. The company says it offers highly competitive pay, health and disability […]

  • Revenue from speed cameras not guaranteed to go to children’s programs

    City Council weighs automated red light ticket refunds

    CHICAGO — Refunds will soon be on the way to some Chicago drivers who got red light or speeding tickets, if the City Council gives the okay today. More than a million people who were caught on red light cameras, are in line to share a $39 million settlement. They argued, the city broke its own rules by using the cameras to produce automated tickets. They won’t get all their money back, but they’ll get half.

  • CPD high-tech crime detection to begin in Gresham district

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department expands its new, high-tech policing strategy to the Gresham neighborhood. It’s the sixth district to get the technology. The program provides real-time intelligence and data to officers on the streets. It can cut response times by up to seven minutes. Chicago Police Dept. Supt. Eddie Johnson says shootings are down on the West and South Sides in districts with the technology. CPD says the strategy has already reduced shootings sharply in the Englewood and […]

  • Body of Chicago-area truck driver found in Iowa river

    INDEPENDENCE, Ia. — A Chicago area truck driver has been found dead in Iowa, after his truck rolled off Highway 20, and plunged into a river near the town of Independence. Michael Wallace was from Hazel Crest, Illinois. It appears his truck crashed through a guardrail and rolled down an embankment in the Wapsipinicon River. Kayakers discovered the truck Friday morning. Wallace’s body was found and removed over the weekend.

  • DuSable Museum to get $582,440 outdoor event venue

    CHICAGO — The DuSable Museum of African American History will soon have its own outdoor event space. The Chicago Park District plans to complete work on the $582,440 project, along the eastern edge of the roundhouse building, by September. The museum, located at 740 E 56th Place, hopes to show it off, in time for the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

  • Facebook video may help police catch child robber

    CHICAGO — Chicago police say a young boy who may have been carrying a gun in a Facebook video may also be connected to a string of robberies. In the video, a man can be heard encouraging the child to shout gang slogans, and showing what appeared to be a gun in his pocket. The boy flashes a black object, though it’s unclear whether it’s an actual gun. Now police are trying to tie the video to 11 robberies, most […]

  • Vintage CTA buses on display at Daley Plaza Monday and Tuesday

    CHICAGO — Would you like to see the buses your grandparents rode to work? Now’s your chance. The CTA will display three of its vintage buses on the Daley Plaza Monday and Tuesday as part of its 70th anniversary celebration. The buses were gradually retired between the 1970’s and 1990’s — but you’ll get a chance to check them out. Many of them still have the old ads that used to grace their inside walls. CTA historians will be on […]

  • Woman trapped 4 hours in Chicago’s Willis Tower elevator

    CHICAGO — A woman was rescued from an elevator at the Willis Tower Thursday morning. The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. when the elevator got stuck between the seventh and eighth floors. She spent four hours in the elevator car before Chicago Fire Department rescuers were able to crack open the door and pull her out. Her friends were waiting for her after she was rescued. After a round of hugs, she went home, unhurt.

  • North Avenue footbridge is open today!

    CHICAGO — People heading to the beach on the Gold Coast are getting a break. The North Avenue pedestrian bridge over Lake Shore Drive is open for the day, as construction crews take the day off. They’ve been separating the walking and biking paths on the lakefront trail; so the footbridge has been closed. Wednesday morning, it’ll close again, until July 21st, when the project is expected to wrap up. In the meantime, the beach can be accessed from Fullerton, […]