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  • WINGS fundraiser raises money to help domestic violence victims

    CHICAGO — Domestic violence continues to be a serious issue in Chicago. But there are groups working to provide shelter for women and children trying to escape. The Sweet Home Chicago Holiday Brunch is the event of the season for about 200 of Chicago’s youngest, cutest and most endearing on the social scene. “My aunt always invites us to go, and we always like to go,” LuLu Quinn, even attendee, said. It’s one of the hottest tickets in town, and […]

  • Judge bars texts and emails from evidence in Melodie Gliniewicz trial

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — The widow of disgraced Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniwicz was back in court today. And the Lake County State’s Attorney’s office learned it will have to prosecute the case against her without what could have been an important piece of evidence. The judge ruled that text and email messages between Melodie Gliniewicz and her late husband will not be admissible. The judge also continued until June 13 a hearing on Melodie Gliniewicz’ bid to have the charges against […]

  • Water receding after massive water main break on Chicago’s Northwest Side

    CHICAGO — Water is receding and streets are becoming passable again after a major water main break in the Sauganash neighborhood. The Chicago Water Department got the call reporting a valve break in the 5900 block of North Kilpatrick Avenue around 3 a.m. Thursday. Barrett Murphy, Commissioner of the Department of Water Management, says the water that got inside some homes in the area was clean and potable. “We have People’s Gas and Commonwealth Edison out here going door to door […]

  • Chicago celebrates 47th annual Pride Parade

    CHICAGO — The 47th annual Pride Parade brought thousands of people to Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood to celebrate the LGBT community. This year’s parade saw huge crowds and heavy security, and for many in the crowd, the event trumpeting LGBT pride took on a new sense of significance after the massacre in Orlando. The event opened with a moment of silence for the Orlando massacre victims, followed by a parade of portraits showing each of the 49 victims shot and killed at […]

  • Students, teachers and community leaders rally for peaceful summer

    CHICAGO – Three thousand kids, teachers, parents and community leaders gathered at 24th and Wabash this morning to march. “We’re calling out to Chicago residents to allow them to know that we need help to get our voices heard and to stopping this violence,” said student Armaria Broyles. “When young people stand up and be the voice for peace in our community, that’s when you see it turn around,” said Fr. Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina. They moved south to […]

  • Aldermen hold hearing on rideshare reform proposal

    CHICAGO — Aldermen from two Chicago City Council committees are holding a joint hearing today on a proposed Rideshare Reform Ordinance. The proposal, sponsored by Ald. Anthony Beale (9th Ward), would require Uber and Lyft drivers — most of whom are part-time — to get a chauffeur’s license and submit to tougher background checks. Uber and its supporters say this ordinance will put an end to ridesharing as we know it in Chicago. Taxi groups say the plan would help […]