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  • Chicago Blackhawks playoff tickets go on sale Monday

    CHICAGO — Blackhawks fans, it’s that time again. Single-game tickets for the first two rounds of the 2017 NHL playoffs will go on sale at noon next Monday. The tickets are available only at or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Customers are limited to four tickets and refunds for any playoff games that are not played will be available at the point of purchase. The Blackhawks clinched their ninth straight playoff appearance last Sunday and currently lead the […]

  • Journalist sues CPD over Laquan McDonald investigation records

    CHICAGO — The first journalist to investigate the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer is now suing the Chicago Police Department. Journalist Jamie Kalven says the CPD has refused to release records of the city Inspector General’s investigation of an alleged cover-up of the McDonald killing. The Inspector General’s probe found that at least 11 officers and supervisors committed misconduct and points to a code of silence. The lawsuit alleges that the code of silence is […]

  • Funeral services today for Arlington Heights family killed in crash

    MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. — Funeral services are being held today for three members of an Arlington Heights family killed last week in a car crash in Des Plaines. Anita Crawford, 50, her husband Kevin, 52, and their daughter, Kirsten, 20, died when another vehicle crashed into their car last Thursday on Northwest Highway. Their funeral is being held at St. John Lutheran Church in Mount Prospect. The Crawfords’ two younger children are now in the care of their grandparents and their aunt. […]

  • ‘Day Without a Woman’ strike to be held March 8 nationwide

    The organizers behind January’s women’s march on Washington have announced a general strike set for March 8th. The day is designated as “A Day Without a Woman.” In a message posted on Twitter and Instagram, Women’s March say the national event aims for communities to unite, “In the spirit of women and their allies coming together for love and liberation, we offer A Day Without A Woman.” In the spirit of women and their allies coming together for love and liberation, […]

  • Chicago Muslim and Arab American organizations speak out against Trump travel ban

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Bar Association with its 20,000 members says it will not stand for President Trump’s travel ban. Attorneys who participated in a press conference today say the travel ban is not legal in many ways. They also accused President Trump of going too far in slamming a federal judge, calling the judge a “so-called judge” and his ruling “ridiculous”. Several lawyers organizations and business associations stood united this morning at Chicago Bar Association headquarters, 321 South Plymouth […]

  • New legislation would allow teens to become organ donors

    CHICAGO — Illinois is one of only a handful of states yet to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to register for organ donation, but that is about to change. Those who coordinate life-saving organ and tissue donation are applauding a move by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and a coalition of state legislators, all pushing to save lives and deal with the shortage of available organs and tissue for transplant. New legislation could soon open up donor registration to 16- […]

  • Park Ridge school board member resigns after tweet about Women’s March

    PARK RIDGE, Ill. — A School Board member in Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 turned in his resignation, effective immediately, after a tweet in which he used an offensive term for women to describe participants in Saturday’s Women’s March. In his resignation letter Dr. Dathan Paterno, a clinical psychologist, says tweets he posted on his personal Twitter account were misinterpreted to mean he disrespected or hated all the protesters. Paterno’s Twitter account has since been deleted. A large number of people […]

  • Aurora boy is world’s youngest recipient of smaller artificial heart

    CHICAGO — As he awaits a heart transplant, an Aurora boy is the youngest person in the world to receive a smaller version of a temporary artificial heart. Jaheim Whigham, 11, is one of the most popular patients at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He says the artificial heart makes him feel like a robot. Today the Lurie cardiac team, his family and his army of caregivers proudly talked about his status as a medical marvel […]

  • Woman found dead in Englewood apparently hit by car, police say

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was discovered this morning in the 6900 block of South Wentworth Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood. Early reports from Chicago police were that the woman had been shot in the head, but now investigators are saying that she was hit by a vehicle. Her body was found just after 8:00 a.m. near some bushes not far from the corner of 69th and Wentworth, near the Alden Wentworth […]

  • CFD honors victims of 1910 stockyards fire

    CHICAGO —  The Chicago Fire Department today honored fallen firefighters killed in the line of duty more than a century ago. 21 firefighters died battling a huge blaze at Chicago’s Union Stockyards on December 22, 1910. It was the third largest loss of firefighters in a single event in U-S history, behind only the 9-11 terrorist attacks, and the deadly industrial accident in Texas City, Texas back in 1947. The fallen Chicago firefighters were honored this morning at a ceremony […]