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  • Man convicted in Blair Holt murder gets 75 years at resentencing

    CHICAGO — Michael Pace, the man who pleaded guilty to killing 16 year-old Blair Holt on a CTA bus 10 years ago, was resentenced today to 75 years in prison. Pace, who was also 16 at the time of the shooting, was originally sentenced to 100 years in prison. But an appeals court threw out the sentence because the judge in the trial case made “inappropriate comments” about Pace’s background during the sentencing. Since then there have been recent changes […]

  • Reporter Jamie Kalven won’t have to testify in Jason Van Dyke trial

    CHICAGO — A Cook County judge rules today that an independent journalist will not have to testify in the murder trial of Jason Van Dyke. Jamie Kalven was the first reporter to detail the Laquan McDonald shooting and the discrepancies between the Chicago Police account and witness accounts of his death. Kalven and his attorney have been fighting a subpoena from the defense to reveal his sources. In court today the judge squashed the subpoena saying the defense was seeking […]

  • Chance the Rapper surprises Chicago students, announces $1M donation from Jewel

    CHICAGO — Chicago’s very own Chance the Rapper surprised students today at a high school in the South Austin neighborhood. He hosted an assembly at Michele Clark High School. Chance was there to announce a $1 million donation from Jewel-Osco to his New Chance: Arts & Literature Fund to benefit all CPS students. His Social Works charity has now raised more than $3 million, so far, for Chicago students. Don’t forget — Chance will be here at WGN on Friday, […]

  • FBI tapes link former Chicago Cop to deadly fire, report says

    CHICAGO — A former Chicago police officer turned mob associate may be responsible for the death of a suburban restaurant owner five years ago. The body of Giacomo Ruggirello was found in his burned out home in Highland Park in 2012. That same day his restaurant was robbed and a safe was stolen. The case was never solved. The Chicago Tribune now reports that undercover FBI recordings made same day as the deadly fire point to mobster Steven Mandell. The […]

  • Police investigate stray cat for attempted murder

    Police in Japan are investigating a stray cat for attempted murder. An 82-year-old woman was found by her daughter last week with more than a dozen cuts to her face. Some of the wounds were severe and needed emergency medical treatment. The woman is bedridden and unable to speak. Police first thought someone had broken into her home but then noticed some of the cuts looked like cat scratches. They’re now testing blood discovered on stray cat found near the […]

  • New video shows kidnapped mother Sherri Papini moments before she was found

    WOODLAND, Calif. — Police have released surveillance video of the mysterious return of a kidnapped mother in California. Police say the faint image shows Sherri Papini running near a church parking lot moments after she was set free on Thanksgiving day 2016. Her husband had reported her missing three weeks earlier. Detectives say she was found with chains around her waist and a zip tie around one hand. Moments after Papini is seen in the video, driver Alison Sutton spotted […]

  • Mother warns other parents after finding toddler tangled in window blinds

    NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA — A mother is warning other parents after finding her son tangled in cords from their window blinds. 27-year old parent blogger, Stevie Niki, first untangled her 18-month old son, Tayne. She then recreated the scene and posted several picture on social media to show how she found her son with the cord wrapped around his neck. Niki said she was just feet away and it happened in a matter of seconds. She recommended to other […]

  • Casey Anthony’s parents threaten lawsuit to stop her from doing reality TV show

    Casey Anthony’s parents say they will take legal action to stop their daughter from selling her story. Anthony was acquitted of killing her daughter Caylee in 2011. Recent media reports claim Anthony may film a reality TV show with O.J. Simpson. He was released from prison earlier this month after nine years. The reality show would follow their lives after high-profile court cases. In an interview that will air Monday on Crime Watch Daily, Anthony’s parents say they would file […]

  • Journalist is no-show at Van Dyke hearing

    CHICAGO — For the second week in a row a journalist subpoenaed in the trial of a Chicago police officer does not appear in court. Jamie Kalven first broke the story about the shooting of Laquan McDonald by officer Jason Van Dyke. Defense attorneys claim Jamie Kalven obtained leaked documents. They would also like to know more about his sources and his access to FBI interviews with eyewitnesses. Kalven did not appear at a hearing last week and only his […]

  • 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 […]