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  • Indiana woman found guilty after 3 kids struck, killed at bus stop

    FULTON COUNTY, Ind.–The woman behind the wheel when three children were hit and killed at their bus stop in Rochester has been found guilty, FOX59 reports. Alyssa Shepherd, 24, was found guilty of three felony counts of reckless homicide, a count of criminal recklessness and passing a school bus causing injury. She faces more than 20 years in prison. Alivia Stahl, 9, and her 6-year-old twin brothers Xzavier and Mason Ingle were hit and killed as they were getting on […]

  • CPD looking for man after carjacking with 2-year-old, 5-year-old inside; kids found safe

    CHICAGO – CPD officers are looking for an unknown male after he allegedly carjacked a vehicle in a gas station parking lot with two kids inside of it. Just before 5:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 5900 block of West Montrose Avenue. Police said a 39-year-old woman was at a gas station when the man climbed into the driver’s side of the vehicle. A 5-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy were in the backseat at the time. The two […]

  • CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson admits to drinking before being found ‘slumped over’

    CHICAGO — Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson admitted he “had a few drinks”after he was found “slumped over” in a car early Thursday morning, according the mayor’s office. In an interview with the Sun-Times Friday, Mayor Lightfoot refused to say whether the superintendent should have been driving or whether he should have been given a sobriety test. The mayor told the Sun-Times she would await the outcome of the internal investigation before determining whether the rules were bent to protect […]

  • 1-minute forecast: Temps near 60 with sunny conditions

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  • Man, 53, killed in possible road rage incident in Lakeview

    CHICAGO — Police are looking for a white SUV involved in a possible case of fatal road rage in the Lakeview neighborhood. Just before 4:15 p.m. Thursday, a man, 53, was in a vehicle in the 3700 block of North Ashland Avenue when a white SUV reportedly approached the victim and fired shots. The man was shot once in the neck and was transported to Illinois Masonic in critical condition. He later passed away, police said. Southbound lanes of Ashland […]

  • New Cubs network reaches deal with AT&T’s U-verse, DirecTV

    CHICAGO — The company behind the new Cubs network has reached an agreement with AT&T. As of Thursday, Sinclair Broadcast Group and AT&T have agreed on a multi-year agreement across DirecTV, AT&T TV and U-verse for future carriage of Marquee Sports Network in 2020, according to a press release. It was not immediately clear whether AT&T’s TV platforms would make the network available as part of their basic service or require purchase of an add-on tier, the Chicago Tribune reports. […]

  • Missing 77-year-old man last seen on South Side located

    CHICAGO – Police have located a missing 77-year-old man last seen on the South Side. The man was last seen Thursday in the vicinity of 8200 S. Carpenter Street, but has been located by Chicago police.  

  • Elgin pastor arrested, accused of sexual abuse of minor

    ELGIN, Ill. — A pastor in Elgin has been accused of sexually abusing a minor last year. Elizandro Salazar-Montoya, 46, of Carpentersville, was arrested Thursday morning and charged with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and criminal sexual assault. Authorities believe he knew the victim, who was younger than 18, and held a position and trust and authority over the victim. At the time, authorities said Salazar-Montoya served as a pastor at Iglesia Apostólica de Elgin (IAFCJ) church in […]

  • Wilmington man dies of hypothermia after falling into creek

    WILMINGTON, Ill. – A 67-year-old old man was found dead Wednesday in a creek from hypothermia exposure, police said. Officers were called to the 1500 block of Charlotte Street Wednesday evening to check on a vehicle that has run off the road next to Deer Creek. When they arrived, officers found a 2005 GMC SUV unoccupied at the dead end of Charlotte Street, resting against a concrete bridge support. Police said the vehicle was closed with no keys in it. […]

  • Here’s where your kids can go during CPS teachers strike

    CHICAGO — As the teachers strike begins Thursday for Chicago Public Schools, there are many child care resources available for parents. If your child needs a safe place to go during the strike, CPS has a safe place site locator for parents. All CPS school buildings will be open during the normal school day. Students who need a safe place to go are encouraged to attend their regular school, but will be welcomed at any CPS school that is age […]

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