Recent Articles
  • Governor’s Day, school funding at center stage in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — There is a lot of action in Springfield today; at the Capitol, more bickering about school funding while across town at the state fair, Republicans threw a party. It’s Governor Day at the Illinois State Fair and Governor Bruce Rauner is rallying the troops ahead of next year’s election. “This is an exciting election. We’re going to win on to victory in 2018. Let’s restore Democracy in the State of Illinois,” said Rauner. The party faithful are […]

  • Longtime West Town resident shot, killed during possible armed robbery

    CHICAGO — Friends and loved ones are grieving the loss a kindhearted family man who worked at a bakery in the West Town community. “I heard the doorbell ringing a lot of times. I told my mom, ‘I’m so scared,” said Magaly Soriano, the victim’s daughter. Magaly knew it wasn’t good. Neighbors were pounding on her apartment door early Wednesday morning to tell the family that Aristeo “Pascuale” Soriano, 49, had been critically shot. Soriano, may have been the victim of an […]

  • Person of interest in custody after tainted heroin sends 8 to hospital

    CHICAGO — Chicago police have made an arrest in a case involving tainted heroin that sent eight people to the hospital over the weekend. Police are calling the woman in custody a “person of interest.” She is believed to be somehow involved in distributing that heroin throughout the South Side of Chicago over the weekend. No official charges have been filed yet and police are still searching for more suspects. Police say as many as eight people overdosed on what […]

  • Evanston’s 95th annual 4th of July parade celebrates first responders

    EVANSTON, Ill. — Neighbors claimed their spots, putting their chairs out early this morning for a front row view of Evanston’s 4th of July parade that starts at 2:00 this afternoon. 140 entrants will make their way from Central Park Avenue, east on Central Street to Ashland. Organizers are blocking roads to clear the path for the 4th of July celebration. It’s a tradition that began in 1922, started by the North End Mothers Club, and continues today through the […]

  • Ohio Street underpass to be locked overnight

    CHICAGO — The Ohio Street pedestrian underpass to the lakefront will be closed nightly from midnight to 5 a.m. starting tonight. A 25-year-old woman was recently shot near the underpass. The City Council Finance Committee was set to take a vote today on 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly’s proposal to close the underpass overnight. But Reilly deferred the proposal and said the Emanuel administration told him it will have a city worker lock the gate at the underpass each night.

  • Police warn drivers about ‘bump and run’ car thieves

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are warning drivers to be on the alert after a string of car thefts on the North Side. In each case, the victims’ vehicles are rear-ended, then the thieves drive off with their cars. Police say the car thieves seem to work as a team — as many as two or three individuals riding inside their own vehicle, then ramming their car into the back of the victim’s car. Lincoln Park residents are understandably alarmed to […]

  • Cook County businesses warn customers about upcoming beverage tax

    CHICAGO — Signs are up at stores across Cook County warning shoppers about the new beverage tax set to take effect at the start of next month. Businesses say they’ll be hurt by the tax through loss of sales. The refrigerators at the Jackpot Minimart, 535 West 111th Street, are lined with signs warning customers that, come July 1, they’ll be paying more for that soda, juice, sports drink, or flavored water — any drink that’s ready to go. The […]

  • Sick and injured animals get second chance at life

    BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. — More than three dozen sick and injured cats and dogs rescued from Chicago Animal Care and Control are getting a second chance at life. It’s all thanks to the Shelter Animal Surgical Service, a program launched by the Veterinary Specialty Center of Buffalo Grove to provide their veterinary interns with more surgical experience. Veterinary Specialty Center works closely with organizations that rescue animals from CACC — including Fetching Tails Foundation, Chicago Rescue Intervention & Support Program […]

  • Aurora best city for ‘American dream’

    West suburban Aurora is tied for number one in the nation on a list of “The Best Cities for Living the American Dream in 2017”. Website smartasset.com  based its rankings on diversity, economic mobility, home ownership, home values, and the unemployment rate in the cities. Aurora is tied with West Valley City, Utah for the top spot. Midland, Texas, Aurora, Colorado, and Rochester, Minnesota round out the top five. Twelve of the Top 25 ranked cities are in Texas. Washington D.C. […]

  • Coyote pups found dead in container in forest preserve

    BARRINGTON, Ill. — Authorities are trying to find out who killed half a dozen coyote pups, leaving just one from the litter alive but badly injured. Cook County Forest Preserve police discovered six coyote pups in a bag in a container in a forest preserve in Barrington. The bucket was found May 11 near Penny Road Pond, part of the larger Spring Creek Valley Forest preserve. One of the pups, just weeks old, somehow survived the ordeal. The animal is now […]