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  • ‘Sullivan’ peers into lives of immigrant-rich soccer team from Rogers Park

    CHICAGO — A new documentary tells the story of a local high school soccer team made up from refugees around the world. Brooklyn-based filmmaker Anthony Pellino directed the six minute documentary about a group of immigrants – 14 players from 13 different countries – who comprised the soccer team at Sullivan High School in Rogers Park. The team won a Regional championship in 2016. Pellino says he read an article in the Chicago Tribune about the team, and that inspired […]

  • Frigid temperatures force Southwest Airlines cancellations at Midway

    CHICAGO — Brutally cold, below-zero wind chills forced flight cancellations at Midway Airport Thursday morning. Nearly 90 Southwest Airlines flights were cancelled. The airline blames a deep freeze spreading across the Great Lakes. “Weather conditions at Chicago Midway are slowing our operation as ground crews work to deice aircraft in the extreme cold,” said Dan Landson, a spokesman for Southwest. Landson says the cancellations are a proactive measure. Many passengers were notified via email last night, but some never got one. […]

  • Lawyers say DNA evidence exonerates 2 men convicted of 1994 murder

    CHICAGO — Attorneys say two men serving time for a brutal 1994 murder in Englewood were wrongfully convicted. They say DNA evidence exonerates Darryl Fulton and Nevest Coleman. The men have been behind bars for more than two decades after they were convicted of the rape and murder of Antwinica Bridgeman on her 19th birthday back in April 1994. Her body wasn’t found for three weeks, and a brick had been shoved in her mouth to keep her from screaming. […]

  • Former CPS CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett sentenced to 4.5 years in prison

    CHICAGO — Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett was sentenced Friday to 4.5 years in prison on federal corruption charges. Byrd Bennett pleaded guilty two years ago to wire fraud. It was part of a plea deal reached with prosecutors. She admitted to steering more than $23 million in no-bid contracts to her former employer, Supes Academy, in exchange for kickbacks. Byrd Bennett’s attorneys had asked the judge for a 3.5-year prison sentence while prosecutors wanted her to serve 7.5 years. […]

  • Police chase leads to crash in Old Town

    A police chase in Old Town ended with a crash involving three vehicles early Sunday. Police said they tried to pull over a Lincoln Navigator going the wrong way on Hudson Avenue around 1 a.m. The driver sped up and crashed into a vehicle on North Avenue, before hitting a parked car and rolling over, according to police. The driver, a 28-year-old man, got out and ran, but police arrested him. Two people were injured in the crash. The offender […]

  • Officer injured in crash on Kennedy

    A Chicago police officer was injured in a crash on the Kennedy Expressway last night. It happened on the inbound lanes near North Avenue. A black SUV rear ended the officer’s vehicle at about 10 p.m. Saturday night. The officer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

  • Fatal accident on Northwest Side

    Police are investigating a fatal accident that killed a pedestrian early this morning on the city’s Northwest Side. A man was crossing the street just before 1 a.m. when a white Nissan struck him in the 7900 block of West Belmont. The driver stopped and tried to help the man. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

  • Theo Epstein rocks out with Eddie Vedder at the Metro

    Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein strapped on a guitar last night and hit the stage with Eddie Vedder at the Metro, and it was all for a good cause. Epstein’s “Foundation To Be Named Later” focuses on education and leadership skills for urban youth. Money from last night’s event will help fund college scholarships. Other musical guests included Liz Phair, J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound, and Jimmy Chamberlin from the Smashing Pumpkins. Epstein’s foundation will host a […]

  • Man dies after falling off boat at Montrose Harbor

    A 23-year-old man is dead after he fell of a boat at Montrose Harbor. It happened at 5:30 Friday evening. Rescuers pulled the man from Lake Michigan and he was rushed to the hospital, where he died. Authorities are trying to figure out if alcohol played a role in the death.

  • Dennis Hastert to report to prison Wednesday

    Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert will have to report to prison on Wednesday for a 15 month sentence. He’ll be serving time at a federal medical prison in Rochester, Minnesota, about 350 miles from Chicago. The Yorkville native is 74-years-old and in declining health. At sentencing, a judge took into consideration a blood infection that nearly killed him late last year. If he needs to, he’ll be able to take advantage of the Mayo Clinic near the prison. Hastert plead […]