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  • Officer in LeGrier case expected to take stand Tuesday

    CHICAGO — Opening statements concluded Monday morning in the high-profile police shooting case involving Quintonio LeGrier. LeGrier, 19, had a history of mental illness. He was wielding a baseball bat in the entrance of his home when he was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer on the day after Christmas in 2015. His family is now suing that officer in civil court. Jurors have been asked to decide whether the city should be held liable for LeGrier’s death. […]

  • Brookfield Zoo introduces newborn baby gorilla

    BROOKFIELD, Ill. — Meet the newest resident of Brookfield Zoo! A baby Western Lowland Gorilla was born at the zoo on June 1. It doesn’t have a name yet, and the gender is still unknown. Visitors can see the newborn in the zoo’s “Tropic World: Africa” habitat, where it’s living with its mother, 23-year-old “Koola”, its father, 38-year-old “JoJo”, and several other members of their extended family. The baby will cling to its mother for about the first three months […]

  • Suburbs clean up after heavy rain, flooding

    VILLA PARK, Ill. — Heavy rain that moved through the Chicago area Wednesday night left behind flooding in several suburbs. There’s a lot less water in the parking lot of the Brer Rabbit Motel on North Avenue in Villa Park today. But motel guest Tony Hale tells WGN that during the worst of the storm, water was shooting up from under the door and coming through the walls of his room. He says there was about a foot of water […]

  • Woman, 65, missing for more than 3 weeks

    CHICAGO — Police and family members are asking for help from the public in the search for a missing woman. Family, friends and community leaders say 65-year-old Daisy Hayes is a beautiful woman inside and out, and they just want her home. Hayes is a mother and grandmother. She is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs only 85 pounds. The last time anyone talked with her or saw her was on May 2. Police were notified on May 14 […]

  • Police investigating after 3 people found dead in Winfield home

    WINFIELD, Ill. — Police say three bodies were found inside a home in west suburban Winfield Monday morning. A neighbor called 911  around 6 a.m. after hearing a dog barking in a home in the 500 block of Jefferson, near Manchester. “The dog was sitting there shaking,” Earls said.  “I looked in the house.  All the lights were on nothing, no activity.  I was pounding on the door, ringing the doorbell.  We called their house.” Eventually her husband looked in the […]

  • Water flooding streets, seeping into homes in parts of Lake County

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Storms cut across the Chicago area this morning. Homeowners in Waukegan say the rain has been relentless and it’s seeping into their homes. Parts of Lake County were hit hardest this morning as storms rolled through the area. There’s been so much rain lately that a lot of the water is pooling on streets and sidewalks and on top of lawns. On Sunset Street in Waukegan, residents say it was at its worst around 7 a.m. today. […]

  • Lombard community comes together for teen bonfire burn victims

    LOMBARD, Ill. — The suburban community where a dozen teens were injured in a bonfire accident is coming together in support of the victims. Five of the teens who were severely burned are still in the hospital and have long recoveries ahead of them. But they have a lot of support from a community that promises to be there every step of the way. Besides preparing meals and contributing to GoFundMe accounts, red ribbons are being tied to trees as […]

  • Woman found shot to death on West Side

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are investigating a shooting death in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. Around 7 a.m. Thursday a 36-year-old woman was found in a car in the 4300 block of West Madison Street. She had a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she died.

  • Mom charged in Gary fire that killed her 2 children pleads not guilty

    CROWN POINT, Ind. — Kristen Gober, 33, pleaded not guilty Monday to neglect charges filed against her after the fire that killed her two young children. Gober cried, her body trembling as she faced the judge. Over the objections of prosecutors, the judge agreed to lower Gober’s bond from $200,000 to $125,000. That also angered relatives who were in the courtroom. Prosecutors argued the Gary woman is a flight risk and a danger to others, pointing out that 113 people are […]

  • Circuit Court Clerk Brown says accusers should be prosecuted for lying to feds

    CHICAGO — Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown says the people accusing her of bribery should be prosecuted for lying to federal investigators. Her office has been at the center of a criminal investigation for nearly five years. Brown is accused of promoting people who bribe her with gifts or money. Last week, more pay to play allegations surfaced. One employee reportedly told federal investigators that the going rate to buy a job in Brown’s office was $10,000. Brown has repeatedly […]