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  • Francis Cardinal George’s galero to be raised Sunday

    CHICAGO — A centuries-old tradition will honor Francis Cardinal George Sunday evening at Holy Name Cathedral. The “Month’s Mind” Mass honors the one-month anniversary of a person’s death. During today’s ceremony, Cardinal George’s Galero will be raised and suspended inside the cathedral sanctuary. A Galero is the red, ceremonial hat that cardinals used to receive when they joined the College of Cardinals. Galeros haven’t been formally presented or worn by cardinals in the Catholic church since the 1960’s, but Cardinal […]

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    Teen killed on his way home from prom

    An 18-year-old who was headed home from prom is among two people dead in a head-on collision early Saturday morning in south suburban Calumet City. The Chicago Sun Times reports that the Thornton Fractional North High School student was a passenger in a car with two other students. Their car veered into oncoming traffic just before 7 a.m. Saturday, striking another car head-on, and killing a 56-year old man. The teenager driving home from prom has been charged with possession […]

  • Two women shot at a house party on the South Side

    Two women were shot early Sunday morning in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the city’s South Side. It happened just before 3 a.m. at a house party on the 900 block of W. 52nd Street. One woman was shot in the neck, and the other in the buttocks and leg. Both are in good condition. No arrests have been made.

  • A violent start to the weekend

    One person is dead and at least sixteen others have been shot since Friday afternoon. The violence comes just a day after city officials, including the mayor, asked residents to have a peaceful summer. In the University Village neighborhood, one person was found dead in a shed. The person was found just after 2 a.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of West Hastings. There have been 134 reported homicides in Chicago so far this year.

  • One dead, one critical after house fire in Palatine

    One woman is dead and her daughter is critically injured after a house fire in Palatine Friday evening. Two neighbors were injured when they tried to enter the home and save them from an upstairs bedroom. Firefighters arrived and got them out, but they had suffered severe burns. The mother, a 63-year-old woman, died from her injuries. Her daughter is in critical condition. The two people who were hurt while trying to help have non-life threatening injuries.

  • Fatal car accident in Joliet

    An 82-year-old New Lenox man is dead after a head on collision in Joliet yesterday evening. Authorities say they don’t know why a car veered into the eastbound lane of Lincoln Highway, hitting the man’s car. Three people were in the vehicle that caused the crash. Their injuries are not life threatening.

  • More than 30 arrested in overnight standoff

    CHICAGO – More than 30┬ápeople were taken into custody after an hours-long standoff with police in the Edgewater neighborhood Saturday morning. Police said they took in 33 people after a barricade situation at 6300 N. Lakewood. Of the 33 people taken into custody, 18 were adult females, one juvenile female and 14 adult males, according to police. Charges are pending. SWAT teams were called to the scene of the barricade situation at about 1 a.m. after a gunman fired shots […]

  • Police ask for help locating missing ten-year-old girl

    CHICAGO – A 10-year-old girl has been missing since Friday morning. Alliah Alexander was last seen at 7:45 a.m. Friday when she was dropped off at George Leland Elementary School on the city’s West Side. She’s five foot two and has a scar on her left cheek. Alliah was wearing a white shirt and tan pants when she was last seen. Authorities say her biological mother was scheduled to have visitation hours with Alliah, so it’s possible they are together. […]

  • Illinois State Police gets the OK to use drones

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois State Police has received the go ahead from the Federal Aviation Administration to use drones for crash and crime scene photography. They’re avoiding the term “drone” though. State police say the “Unmanned Aircraft System” program will not be used for surveillance purposes. They say the use of the aircraft will cut down on the amount of time that roadways are closed during major traffic accidents.

  • Oklahoma hit hard by storms

    NORMAN, Okla. – Oklahoma saw a rash of heavy storms across the state Friday. Hail storms were reported all over the state as severe weather knocked down power lines and heavy rainfall lead to flash floods. Winds reached upwards of 70 miles per hour. The University of Oklahoma in Norman canceled its commencement ceremony because of the severe weather.

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