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  • New look, new mission for Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo

    CHICAGO — The Lincoln Park Zoo is expanding its urban conservation work. The new Urban Wildlife Information Network will operate in partnership with institutions in seven cities, with more likely to join later in the year, officials said. The program uses cameras and other instruments to better understand animal populations in urban areas and develop policy to help the animals and provide a better life for people living in those cities. The zoo also has a new logo and a […]

  • West Side store owner shot, hospitalized in robbery

    CHICAGO — Police are searching for suspects who shot and wounded a store owner in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood. 51-year old Adel Yacoub was shot in the abdomen. His wife tells WGN the bullet went through his body and didn’t hit any major organs. She hopes he will get out of the hospital today. It happened about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at this corner store in the 4100 block of West 16th Street. Police say two suspects came into the store, […]

  • 3-year-old boy blocked from hugging sister goes viral

    GREEN BAY, Wisc. — Video of a little boy trying to congratulate his big sister after her team won the Wisconsin state basketball championship has gone viral. Not because the video was cute – because the hug wasn’t allowed to happen. A WIAA official stepped in and blocked 3-year old Nic Levy from hugging big sister, Sydney. Officials say the rules state the basketball court is for players and coaches. The video sent out by the kids’ father has been […]

  • Police investigate thousands of tips one month into Delphi murder investigation

    DELPHI, Ind. — Investigators searching for the man who murdered two teenagers one month ago today say they have several persons of interest in the case but no arrests have been made. Libby German and Abigail Williams were murdered in a wooded area near Delphi, Indiana. Authorities received more than 13,000 tips after releasing a picture of the suspect taken from one of the girl’s cell phones. 70 search warrants and subpoenas have been served and the probation status of […]

  • Flint water treatment plant expected by 2019

    FLINT, Mich. — The water crisis could continue for another two years. The mayor of Flint wrote this week that the city will not be able to treat its drinking water until August 2019. In a letter to the EPA Mayor Karen Weaver said that’s how long it would take to build a new water treatment plant. Flint’s drinking water contained dangerous levels of lead after the city switched its water source three years ago. Emergency measures later lowered the […]

  • Man in hockey mask attacks reporter during LIVE report

    NEW YORK — A reporter was attacked while live on the air by a man in a hockey mask. The attack happened Friday night while Cefaan Kim was covering a story in New York. The masked man pushed Kim to the ground. This is the man who attacked me last night during a live broadcast. If anyone has seen him around please give the 7th precinct a call. — CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) March 4, 2017 A photographer and another […]

  • Students at CPS school stuck between district, union with no access to library

    CHICAGO — Drastic Chicago Public Schools budget cuts are crippling a Pritzker Elementary School in Wicker Park neighborhood. Students can’t use the library because the librarian was laid off at the beginning of the year. Parents volunteered to staff the library, but the union filed a grievance because they would be taking a union-based job. Parents are holding a readathon today to bring attention to the problem. They’re also urging CPS and the Chicago Teachers Union to find a compromise […]

  • List of Chicago’s endangered sites released by preservation group

    CHICAGO — A preservation group reveals Chicago’s seven most endangered sites which include the future home of the Barack Obama Presidential Center. Preservation Chicago lists Jackson Park and South Shore Cultural Center parkland based on lack of community input in the project. Also on the list, Chicago’s 20th Century Public Sculptures, Water Cribs along the lakefront, Altgeld Gardens on the South Side, Union Station Power House in the South Loop, Cornell Store and Flats in the Greater Grand Crossing area […]

  • New Trier High School civil rights seminar causes controversy

    WINNETKA, Ill. — New Trier High School is holding a day-long seminar today on civil rights. The seminar includes a series of speeches and workshops. Organizers say it’s designed to help students better understand sensitive social issues. Some parents are protesting the seminar, claiming the school intentionally excluded conservative voices on the seminar schedule. New Trier administrators say students will have ample opportunity to discuss racial civil rights from all sides.

  • Springfield nurses do ‘Hokey Pokey’ to lift spirits of 3-year-old patient

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A young girl who’s stuck in the hospital got a surprise from her favorite nurses. The “Hokey Pokey” is 3-year old Madison’s favorite song. She’s been stuck in a hospital in Springfield, Illinois with complications from influenza. Her mom says Madison is doing better but will be there for several weeks while her lungs heal from infections. Madison’s mother expects she will be out in about three weeks, according to WITI.