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  • ‘Fast and Furious’ star Paul Walker dies in car accident

    Actor Paul Walker, who shot to fame as star of the high-octane street racing franchise “Fast & Furious,” died Saturday in a car crash in Southern California. He was 40. Walker’s publicist Ame van Iden confirmed his death, but said she could not elaborate beyond statements posted on Walker’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts. Walker was a passenger in a friend's 2005 Porsche Carrera GT and both were attending a charity event for his organization, Reach Out Worldwide, in the […]

  • Winter parking ban goes into effect today

    The city’s winter overnight parking ban is officially in effect. The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation posted flyers this past week to let drivers know the winter overnight parking ban begins on Sunday at 3 a.m. It covers 107 miles of city streets until next April, regardless of snow. Car owners who violate the ban will have their cars towed and will get a $60 ticket. Last year on December 1, 301 vehicles were towed for violating the ban.

  • Man fatally shot, pregnant girlfriend wounded in East Chicago

    A man was killed and his pregnant girlfriend wounded during an early morning shooting in East Chicago Indiana, according to police. Rolando Cuevas, 23, was fatally shot around 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning. East Chicago police said members of Cuevas’ former gang are suspected of opening his bedroom window and firing a flurry of shots at him and his 20-year-old girlfriend who is 8-months pregnant. Cuevas’ girlfriend was shot in the back and rushed to St. Catherine Hospital where family members […]

  • Bonds set for two men in holiday shooting, shoplifting incident

    A Will County judge Saturday set bond at $400,000 for a Joliet man facing attempted murder and shoplifting charges following an incident at a Kohl’s department store in Romeoville on Friday. Robert Russell Jr., 51, is charged with attempted murder, obstructing an officer and shoplifting following an incident that injured a Romeoville police officer who was dragged by a car in which Russell was riding. The driver of the car remains hospitalized after being shot by police. Gerald Chamberlain Jr., […]

  • Extra-alarm fire destroys North Side strip mall

    An extra-alarm fire destroyed a North Side strip mall this afternoon, fire officials said. The fire started just before 4 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Peterson, according to the Chicago Fire Department. The fire was elevated to a 3-11 alarm about 4:40 p.m., and a 4-11 fire shortly after 5 p.m. Fire officials believe the fire began in an American Mattress store at the mall. A furniture store, a nail salon, a hair salon and a liquor store […]

  • Survivors wait for food, supplies in typhoon-ravaged Philippines

    The situation in the Philippines is getting desperate, in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. The strongest storm ever recorded, left massive damage in its wake. By some accounts, as many as 10,000 people may be dead. For the survivors, a shortage of food, supplies and especially drinkable water is the most immediate challenge. The U.S. Marines are helping in the relief effort. The storm has weakened, and moved on to Northern Vietnam and Southern China. So many people need medical […]

  • Church members gather one day after arson

    A fire at a northwest side church did not prevent members from attending services Sunday. The fire happened at the Outreach Community Church of Christ in the 43oo block of West Parker Avenue just after 3am Saturday. Church members gathered in an alternate location of the church today to worship. Evidence found at the church fire appears to confirm investigators’ suspicions of arson. Federal investigators found multiple points of origin at church, including the balcony and sanctuary. Accelerant detection canines also […]

  • Woman found beaten and assaulted in South Lawndale

    Chicago police have issued a community alert after a woman was sexually assaulted in the South Lawndale neighborhood Saturday, officials said. The attack happened on the 3300 block of South Central Park on November 9th at approximately 11:45 p.m. The 28-year-old victim was sexually assaulted and beaten about the face and body. She was found lying near a railroad track. The attacker was described as a male who is tall and slim with no facial hair. Anyone with information is […]

  • $2 million bail for woman accused of beating man, 82

    A 28-year-old Chicago woman is being held on $2 million bail after being accused of dragging an 82-year-old man out of his car and beating him after a traffic accident Thursday night on the South Side, police said. Sophia Body, of the 8100 block of South Maryland Avenue, was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery of a senior citizen, police said. Body was ordered held on $2 million bail in court Sunday morning. A second woman, 38, is being […]

  • LAX shooting suspects remains ‘unresponsive’ in hospital

    A true explanation of why a gunman unleashed terror at Los Angeles International Airport may lie in the hospital bed of Paul Ciancia. But no secrets are coming out. The man authorities believe killed a TSA agent and shot three other people Friday was “unresponsive” after airport police shot him to end the carnage, FBI Special Agent in Charge David Bowdich said Saturday. But even in Ciancia’s silence, more details are trickling out about what happened at the bustling airport […]

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