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  • FBI busts nationwide child sex trafficking ring

    More than 80 children, including a 3-month-old girl, have been rescued in a nationwide crackdown on child sex trafficking. The FBI also arrested more than 120 people, including two from northern Illinois. During the sweep, FBI agents and task force officers staged operations in hotels, casinos and truck stops and on street corners. 27 women were arrested for prostitution and four pimps were cited in the operation. FBI director Christopher Wray said the agency has “no greater mission than to protect […]

  • Chicago Riverwalk reopens today after flooding

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Riverwalk will reopen today after being closed due to flooding. The river overflowed downtown banks after record-breaking rainfall last weekend. City crews spent Monday power washing and cleaning a thick layer of mud left behind after the water receded. Chicago received about four inches of rain in a 24-hour period.

  • Aurora man gets 12 years for attempted murder using social media

    AURORA, Ill. — A man from west suburban Aurora is going to prison for an attempted murder using social media. 22-year-old Aaron Tolamac pleaded guilty in exchange for a 12-year prison sentence. Tolamac sent a message through social media to his intended target asking him to step outside his Aurora home. When he did, Tolamac fired four shots with a handgun and took off. But he missed and no one was injured. Tolamac will have to serve at least 85 […]

  • Doctors warn about head lice and Halloween costumes

    Doctors are warning parents to be careful of head lice when shopping for Halloween costumes. A lot of people are trying on those masks, wigs and hats in the store and could leave the bugs behind. Doctors suggest wearing a swim cap or wig when trying on a costume. Once you bring it home leave it in a sealed plastic bag for 48 hours to kill any lice. And if the costume is dryer-friendly — throw it in on high […]

  • Woman loses finger in freak accident at son’s tee-ball game

    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — A mother lost her finger in a freak accident during her son’s tee-ball game. Chelsey Brown and her husband were watching their son’s first tee-ball game two weeks ago when the accident happened. Chelsey said she decided to get up so she could get a better view. Her wedding ring got caught on the fence and when she stepped off the bench her finger was severed. She was rushed to the hospital but the surgeon said the […]

  • ACLU filed lawsuit against City of Chicago and police

    CHICAGO — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit today in federal court on behalf of those with disabilities or suffering from mental illness. The complaint names the City of Chicago and its police department. The 53-page lawsuit claims the Chicago Police Department has a decades-long record of mistreating veterans with PTSD, the mentally ill and people with physical limitations. The suit seeks a permanent injunction to block the city from continuing its current policies and practices “of using […]

  • Chicagoans donate badly needed supplies for Puerto Rico

    CHICAGO — President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were in Puerto Rico Tuesday to tour the damage left behind by Hurricane Maria. People on the island and on the mainland have criticized the federal response. They complained that two weeks after Maria hit they are still standing in lines for hours to get food, water, and gasoline. In Chicago volunteers are collecting badly need supplies to send to the island. The groups Puerto Rican Parade and Rainbow PUSH are […]

  • Hugh Hefner wanted to be buried near Marilyn Monroe

    LOS ANGELES — Hugh Hefner planned to be buried next to Marilyn Monroe at the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles. He bought the crypt next to Monroe`s for a reported $75,000 in 1992. She was on the cover of Playboy’s first-ever issue in 1953. That issue, which sold 50,000, catapulted the magazine to success after Hefner started it in his kitchen with an $8,000 loan. In an interview back in 2000 Hefner said, “There’s something rather poetic in […]

  • Two days of hearings in Van Dyke murder case

    CHICAGO — Jason Van Dyke was in court today and his lawyers filed another motion to dismiss his murder trial. This is the first of two days of hearings in the case. The Chicago police officer is charged with murdering Laquan McDonald three years ago. One hearing involves the attorneys prosecuting him and the other involves attorneys helping to determine which evidence the prosecution can use at trial. The hearings may determine whether prosecutors illegally used information that was given […]

  • Company wants to hire Trump look-a-like

    LONDON — A company in England wants to hire a Donald Trump look-a-like. London-based Team Tactics is a corporate hospitality company and is willing to pay their presidential doppelganger $66,000 a year. The Trump look-a-like will be involved in the company’s Apprentice-themed team building events. Candidates need to be willing to undergo weekly spray tans, daily hair appointments and agree to remain ‘in character’ throughout eight-hour training sessions.