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  • Shoplifting attempt allegedly led to police chase, crash that killed girl

    HAMMOND, Ind. — A 13 year-old girl killed in a car accident during a police chase is being remembered for her love of sports, especially soccer and basketball. Julianna Chambers was on her way home Wednesday, when an SUV allegedly ran a red light while fleeing police, plowing into the car she was riding in. Her 57 year-old grandmother was also badly hurt. Police took a man and woman into custody, and charges are pending against both suspects. The chase […]

  • Rick Bayless to close some restaurants today to support immigrants

    CHICAGO — Chicago chef Rick Bayless says he will shut down some of his restaurants for a day on Thursday. Bayless announced in a tweet that Topolobampo, Frontera Grill, Xoco, and Fonda Frontera would not open Thursday after staffers voted to participate in “Day Without Immigrants” protests happening across the country. Out of respect for r staff's vote to support Thurs's immigrant civil action, we r closing Frontera Grill, Topolobampo,Xoco & Fonda Frontera — Rick Bayless (@Rick_Bayless) February 16, 2017 Bayless’ two […]

  • Good Samaritan comes to trooper’s aid after spotting struggle along highway

    LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Mo. — When Charles Barney saw a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper struggling on the ground with another man Tuesday morning, he didn’t hesitate to help, officials said. The incident happened after Trooper Beau Ryun stopped a driver along eastbound Interstate 70, near the small town of Higginsville, Missouri. Trooper Ryun said he had asked the man he pulled over, 22-year-old Jonathan Timmons, to step out and walk to his patrol car. “He was overly nervous, and I smelled the […]

  • Phil Vettel reviews Il Porcellino

    CHICAGO, Ill. — One of restaurateur Rich Melman’s gifts, I think, is his ability to identify niches, up and down the dining price scale, and fill them. The same mind that created Ambria, Everest and Avanzare also came up with Mon Ami Gabi, Tucci Benucch and Frankie’s Scaloppine. Apparently there’s a gene for that sort of thing, because it’s been passed down to his children, who have become serious restaurateurs in their own right. The three (RJ, Jerrod and Molly Melman), […]

  • Man shot by Chicago Police

    CHICAGO, Ill. — A 40 year old man was shot and wounded by Chicago Police officers late Saturday night. It happened in West Garfield Park near the intersection of Washington and Kilpatrick. A Chicago Police spokesman said an organized crime unit was targeting a suspected gun house in the area at the time of the shooting. The 40 year old man was rushed to Stroger Hospital where his condition stabilized.

  • Phil Vettel reviews Saved by the Max

    CHICAGO, Ill. — Fans of the classic teen sitcom Saved by the Bell are flocking to Wicker Park to snag a table at a themed pop up restaurant called Saved by the Max. It’s dripping with 90’s nostalgia, and packed to the gills every night—but how’s the food? The team brought on a highly regarded Chicago chef to take over the menu, and put some new twists on familiar classics. Chicago Tribune Restaurant Critic Phil Vettel checked it out.

  • Super Saturday sees multiple winners

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has won the Nebraska Democratic caucuses, and Hillary Clinton won the Louisiana primary according to a CNN projection. [Previous story, posted at 9 p.m. ET] Ted Cruz has won the Kansas and Maine Republican caucuses as the Texas senator seeks to use the Super Saturday contests to bolster his argument that he is the only viable alternative to Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders picked up his first win of the night in the Kansas Democratic caucuses, […]

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  • New Video Surfaces In Accident That Paralyzed Woman

    A suburban family is praying for miracles tonight. Nearly a month after their daughter was involved in an accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down,  video surfaces of the driver, police say,  caused that accident. The victim’s family says it shows the driver, seconds after the accident–before running from police. Four people were hurt in that single-vehicle crash- all friends of the driver. Kelsey Ibach was the most seriously injured.