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  • 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 […]

  • School bus companies work to minimize waiting times in the cold

    VILLA PARK, Ill. — If you’ve ever waited at the bus stop in bitter cold weather, you know how bad it can be. That’s why bus companies like Cottage Hill in Villa Park worked overnight to make sure that the buses picking up children for school are both reliable and warm. Bob Beck, Director of Operations for Cottage Hill Bus Company, tells WGN that preparations started around 7:00 last night to make sure the company’s 144 school buses would be […]

  • Metra works round-the-clock to keep trains rolling during bitter cold temps

    CHICAGO — The bitter cold caused mechanical problems which caused delays of up to 45 minutes for Metra riders this morning. And with even colder conditions in the forecast, Metra will be working around the clock to keep things rolling. Most Metra commuters arrived in the city this morning without delay. Some commuters budget extra time, this time of year, because of the cold. Metra has new gear in use to ease the delays. The agency showed some of it […]

  • Falling temps causing dangerous, icy conditions

    CHICAGO — There are dangerous patches of ice everywhere you may be walking today — on sidewalks, in alleys and in parking lots. It is slick. After a two-day storm that left between 3 and 8 inches of snow across the area the temperatures have dropped today. What was slush on roads last night, after being treated by city trucks is now ice. The Department of Streets and Sanitation Commissioner said Sunday that ground temperatures were on his side. They […]

  • Neo-Nazi group claims responsibility for Hitler poster on U of C campus

    CHICAGO — A neo-Nazi group is claiming responsibility for putting up a poster containing a picture of Adolf Hitler and images of swastikas on the University of Chicago campus. Few details are available, but university students who spoke with WGN are clearly upset about what happened. Many were reluctant to discuss the matter, but the image of Adolf Hitler surrounded by swastikas is causing a stir. Published reports in the Chicago Maroon university newspaper say that university personnel removed the […]

  • O’Hare Airport workers to hold strike on Tuesday after Thanksgiving

    CHICAGO — Hundreds of O’Hare Airport workers say they will wait until next week to begin a strike.  The workers say they do not want to upset Thanksgiving holiday travelers by disrupting the airport during that busy travel time. So they will not start their walkout until Tuesday, November 29. The workers include airplane cabin cleaners, baggage handlers, janitors and wheelchair attendants.  They are seeking a $15 hourly wage and better work conditions. The workers say they do not get […]

  • Aurora police officer charged with theft by deception

    AURORA, Ill. — An Aurora police officer is facing misdemeanor theft charges. She’s accused of fabricating a call so she could collect some overtime pay. Police say that on September 29 Officer Kimberly Hanson, 43, radioed that she was assisting a motorist and was going to stay until a tow truck arrived. By the time she made it back to police headquarters her regular 8-hour shift was extended by an hour, making her eligible for overtime pay at time-and-a-half. But […]

  • 59-year-old man shot to death in Marquette Park

    CHICAGO — Chicago police have no suspects in custody in the killing of a 59-year-old man who was shot to death early today in the Marquette Park neighborhood. Neighbors identify the victim as Michael Anderson, a longtime resident of the neighborhood who lived alone. Police say he was shot in the head just after 4 a.m. outside his house in the 6600 block of South Washtenaw Avenue. He was rushed to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced […]

  • Defense seeks dismissal of all charges against Melodie Gliniewicz

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — The widow of disgraced former Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniwiecz appeared in court today, as her attorneys seek to have all charges against her dropped. Melodie Gliniewicz is facing money laundering and conspiracy charges. She is set to go on trial sometime early next year. But her attorneys have filed a motion to dismiss all charges against her. She appeared today at the Lake County courthouse, surrounded by her lawyers. Melodie Gliniewicz is accused of illegally […]