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  • Michael Jordan’s Highland Park mansion goes to auction

    Michael Jordan is putting his Highland Park mansion up for auction after failing to sell it on the market. The 56-thousand square-foot home and seven acres of land are known as “Legend Point.” The place has nine bedrooms, 19 bathrooms, a beauty parlor, basketball court and what the auctioneer calls a “gentleman’s retreat” — including the original doors from Chicago’s Playboy mansion. The original listing price was 29 million dollars — Jordan lowered that by eight million last summer, but […]

  • Proposed cigarette tax hike in Chicago

    Mayor Emanuel wants to raise Chicago’s cigarette tax by 75 cents a pack, according to City Hall sources cited by the Sun-Times. That would leave Chicago smokers with combined state and local taxes of $7.42 a pack — the highest in the nation by far. Emanuel would reportedly use the new tax revenue to fund an eye care program for Chicago Public Schools students.

  • Suspect in South Side sex assaults charged

    The man accused in a series of sexual assaults on the South Side last week has been extradited from Indiana back to Chicago. Terrell Rush was due in bond court Saturday morning. Police say he started his rampage early in the morning of October 9th, when he broke into a home near 103rd and Emerald and sexually assaulted a woman and her 22-year-old daughter. He’s accused of then breaking into another home and trying to assault an 11-year-old girl before […]

  • Grocery store destroyed in fire on Southeast Side

    Fire tore through a grocery store on the city’s Southeast Side Monday morning. Firefighters were on the defensive for roughly two hours as they battled the fire at 2047 East 79th Street. It was struck out around 4:30 a.m. The damage to the building was extensive. Some neighbors say, they’ll miss the convenience of a grocery store in their neighborhood.

  • Several shot over the weekend

    15 people were shot across Chicago between Saturday evening and Sunday morning. At least one of those shootings, in the Austin neighborhood, was fatal. A man was shot in the West Rogers Park neighborhood late Saturday night, and ran into a nearby Walgreen’s for help. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in serious condition. Some West Rogers Park residents say they’re very concerned about the recent violence in their typically peaceful neighborhood. Just last Thursday, a man was pushed […]

  • Two deaths at Cook County jail

    Two Cook County jail inmates died in their cells over the weekend. Authorities say one committed suicide Saturday, possibly by hanging himself. The 55-year-old man was awaiting trial for the attempted murder of his brother. Another inmate died from natural causes Friday afternoon. He was a 64-year-old man who was waiting to be sentenced on a murder charge. The medical examiner determined he died from heart disease.  

  • Pedestrian struck and seriously hurt by car

    A car struck and seriously injured a pedestrian in the River North neighborhood. It happened at the intersection of Columbus and North Water, around 2:00 Sunday morning. The pedestrian was rushed to Northwestern Hospital in extremely critical condition. The driver of the car stayed on the scene.

  • Local Egyptians rally downtown

    Egyptians supporting ousted president Mohammed Morsi rallied outside the Egyptian consulate in downtown Chicago Friday. They called on President Obama to make a stronger statement against the military takeover of Egypt’s government, and to stop providing the regime with millions of dollars in aid. The rally happened simultaneously with rampant bloodshed on the streets of Cairo and other major Egyptian cities. The interim military government declared a “state of emergency” Wednesday, giving police wider authority to shoot and kill civilians. […]

  • Shooting at party stemmed from beer dispute

    Chicago police say a dispute over beer led to a shooting at a party in the Logan Square neighborhood overnight. Two men were shot at the party in the 1800 block of North Pulaski Avenue. One was pronounced dead at the scene, the other is hospitalized in critical condition. Another person was pistol-whipped and treated at the scene. Police say it was a party amongst co-workers. After some dispute having to do with beer, one man left and returned with […]

  • Testing at Indiana Dunes to begin today

    The National Park Service plans to bring special ground-sensing equipment to the Indiana Dunes today. Officials will try to determine what caused part of a dune to collapse on a 6-year-old boy last month, leaving him trapped for more than three hours. At the time, park rangers said they had never seen anything like it. Nathan Woessner has since recovered. The dune has been closed since the incident on July 12.

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