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  • What you need to know about the National School Walkout on March 14

    It’s been nearly a month since Nikolas Cruz stormed into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with an AR-15-style rifle and killed 17 students and faculty members. In the weeks since the shooting in Parkland, Florida, survivors and their allies have turned their grief into activism and advocacy. Part of that effort is Wednesday’s national school walkout. Here in Illinois — Chicago Public Schools says it will handle the walkouts on a case by case basis. Administrators will not help plan […]

  • Assistant soccer coach charged with sexual assault of students fired

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – An assistant high school soccer coach goes to court Tuesday morning to face charges of sexual assault. A special school board meeting was held in the north suburbs to fire 28-year-old Cori Beard,  who was charged with 12 counts of criminal sexual assault against three male students She worked for District 128 since 2013, most recently at Vernon Hills High School. Over the weekend, four more students came forward to accuse beard of assault, and police said […]

  • Volunteers climb 80 flights to support sick kids and their families

    CHICAGO – This year’s Aon Step Up for Kids lifted spirits and raised money for patients and families at Lurie Children’s Hospital at the Aon Center downtown Sunday. Volunteers are expected to raise over $600,000 as they climb the 1,643 steps of the 80-story Aon Center,all in the name of children who face a challenging journey themselves. “You feel this adrenaline every so often. But you just have to keep pushing. You have to keep going you have to say, […]

  • 2 men freed after being wrongly-convicted for Englewood murder

    CHICAGO — Two men were freed Monday after serving more than 23 years behind bars for a rape and murder they said they did not commit. Nevest Coleman and Darryl Fulton were convicted of the 1994 murder of Antwinica Bridgeman in Englewood, after confessing to a team of detectives with a history of misconduct. Recent DNA testing suggests they did not commit the crime; so a judge ordered their convictions overturned last Friday. They’re free on their own recognizance, but […]

  • Manafort, Gates put under house arrest

    WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort and Rick Gates were both ordered to home confinement Monday and ordered to surrender their passports after pleading not guilty to charges stemming from Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Judge Deborah Robinson agreed to Justice Department requests to set bond at $10 million for Manafort and $5 million for Gates. They did not have to put collateral behind that amount, and will not have to pay it unless they violate the court’s directions. The […]

  • Radio Flyer celebrates 100th birthday in Chicago

    CHICAGO — It was a larger than life party, in Pioneer Court on Michigan Avenue on Sunday. Hundreds came out, even the mayor, to celebrate Chicago’s very own Radio Flyer, in the shadow of the world’s largest wagon. Its roots are planted several miles west at the company’s headquarters on Chicago’s West Side by an  Italian immigrant named Antonio Pasin. “He came to Chicago in 1914 at the age of 16 and one of the first things he made was […]

  • Pokémon GO Fest attendees issued refunds after app malfunction

    CHICAGO — Pokémon GO, the virtual mobile game that swept the country, turned one on Saturday. To honor the milestone, those still playing the game traveled from near and far for the first ever Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago. But what was supposed to be the largest ever meet up of Pokémon GO Fans, soon turned into a meltdown of technological proportions. Organizers of the fest said they were giving attendees refunds due to the game not working at the event. Tens […]

  • Woman scores hotel deal on website but hotel says they won’t honor it

    CHICAGO — It was a sweet deal that turned into an online booking debacle for Rose Lawrence. A hotel room that was supposed to go for $1,100 a night went for a lot less, but now the hotel said they won’t honor the cheaper price. “I saw a deal and like anyone else, I’m taking it,” she said. Lawrence was between homes, she needed a place to stay with her teenage son for eight days. She turned to and […]

  • Man shot near Kennedy expressway

    CHICAGO– Just one gunshot.  That’s all neighbors heard. The victim tonight, in the hospital with a bullet wound to the neck.  CPD remains on the scene, blocking off the on ramp to the inbound Kennedy, while evidence is collected. The shooting happened in the heart of the evening rush. A single shot fired, snarling traffic on the Kennedy at Sacramento. “I had my kids and grandkids there all in front of the house where we heard the shot from.” No one […]

  • White Sox, fans remember legend Minnie Minoso

    CHICAGO (AP) — Major league baseball’s first black player in Chicago, Minnie Minoso, has died. PHOTOS: Minnie Minoso through the years The Cook County medical examiner confirmed his death Sunday morning. Minoso homered in his first Chicago at-bat in 1951. There is some question about his age but the White Sox say he was 90. Minoso played 12 of his 17 seasons in Chicago, hitting .304 with 135 homers and 808 RBIs for the White Sox. The White Sox retired […]