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  • Father Pfleger celebrates birthday by standing on street asking Americans to put down guns

    CHICAGO — Father Michael Pfleger spent his birthday on Tuesday standing in the middle of a street on the city’s South Side holding up a sign urging Americans to put down their guns. The outspoken priest posted on Facebook that he would spend two hours standing in the middle of 79th Street and Racine Avenue holding up a sign that says, “AMERICAN PUT DOWN YOUR GUNS…STOP THE NRA SAVE OUR CHILDREN!” He said his mentor, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., […]

  • Some Cook Co. residents calling for reform over rising property taxes

    CHICAGO — Rising property taxes are hitting some Cook County homeowners hard, and some are calling to reform the system for determining fees. So far, two North Side areas of Chicago have gotten the assessments and they are up double digits. A stronger housing market is one reason, but many are in shock that in just three years since the last assessment, their taxes will be increasing so much. Monday’s property tax battle began at the county building downtown. Andrea […]

  • Chicago Cubs honor moms fighting breast cancer at Sunday’s game

    CHICAGO — On a day dedicated to crosstown rivals at Wrigley Field, many fans found a common bond through Mother’s Day. It was a happy Mother’s Day for dozens at the Sunday brunch Advocate Health Care put it together honoring the strong women facing breast cancer. Those women include Vandana Patel, a die-hard Cubs fan, a second grade CPS teacher and mom to 3-year-old Sanaaya. In October, Patel was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. “It was a wellness check. […]

  • O’Hare employee proud that sons are entering the ‘family business’

    CHICAGO — As people get ready to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, some young men actually celebrate their mom every day. The two are airline employees who are following in their mother’s footsteps. O’Hare International Airport is a second home for Karen Perreira. This weekend marks 21 years with United Airlines ground crew. Perreira was one of the first women working the ramp when she began. There is no doubt, it’s a job she loves. It’s a job that gave her […]

  • Des Plaines passes ordinance to help decrease vaping among teens

    DES PLAINES, Ill. — Vaping is becoming a popular habit among teens. One suburban community is trying to deal with it. A number of suburbs have put tighter restrictions on not only tobacco but non-tobacco products that contain nicotine. Des Plaines passed an ordinance that’s specific to its younger residents. On Monday night, the issue of vaping and e-cigarettes came to Des Plaines City Council. Maine Township High School District 207 asked for the ordinance that will allow students under 18 […]

  • 111 students fall ill after prom at Shedd Aquarium

    CHICAGO — At least 111 students from a suburban high school became ill with stomach flu-like symptoms after their Friday night prom at the Shedd Aquarium. Roughly 400 students from Andrew High School in Tinley Park, Ill., celebrated prom at the aquarium at 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. on Friday. By Saturday and Sunday, some students started to come down with fevers, chills, vomiting and diarrhea. It is still too soon to tell whether the illness is norovirus. Officials originally reported […]

  • Meeting held in Schiller Park to discuss multibillion-dollar road project

    SCHILLER PARK, Ill. – The first of three public meetings about a tristate, multibillion-dollar road project took place Tuesday evening in Schiller Park, Ill. Officials in Schiller Park met with a handful of residents to answer questions about the latest multibillion-dollar road project, sure to confound commuters. Tuesday’s meeting was the first of three public meetings about the project. “I think we have as many as 360,000 vehicle trip on the central tristate,” Aimee Lee, with the Illinois Tollway Authority, […]

  • Stan Lee accused of sexual misconduct by Chicago massage therapist

    CHICAGO  — A Chicago masseuse is suing Marvel Comic’s Stan Lee, accusing him of inappropriate behavior during two massages in 2017. Maria Carballo filed the lawsuit Monday seeking more than $50,000 in punitive damages and attorney fees from the 95-year-old writer and artist. The Chicago Tribune reports that Lee’s attorney, Jonathan Freund, called the lawsuit “a shakedown” and says Lee denies the allegations. Carballo also filed a complaint with Chicago police, who are investigating. According to the complaint, Lee fondled himself during […]

  • Woman killed after Southwest jet makes emergency landing ID’d

    PHILADELPHIA –  A bank executive and mother of two from New Mexico has been identified as the woman who died after a Southwest Airlines jet plane blew an engine and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window. News of Jennifer Riordan’s death was first shared by the assistant principal of the Albuquerque Catholic school attended by her two children. In an email to parents, assistant principal Amy McCarty wrote that “the family needs all the prayers we can offer.” […]

  • Michael Cohen’s mystery third client is talk show host Sean Hannity

    NEW YORK — A legal fight over what should happen to records the FBI seized from President Donald Trump’s personal attorney took a surprise twist Monday when the lawyer, Michael Cohen, was forced to reveal in court that he had also secretly done legal work for Fox News host Sean Hannity. The disclosure came as Cohen’s attorneys tried to persuade a federal judge in New York to delay prosecutors from examining records and electronic devices seized in the raids on […]