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  • 6 people hurt in West Side multi-vehicle crash

    CHICAGO — Several people were injured in a crash that involved three cars on the city’s West Side. The crash happened near Congress Parkway and Homan Avenue around 9 p.m. Tuesday. According to Chicago fire officials, four adults and two kids were taken to three area hospitals. The children were in good condition. No further information was available. The EMS Plan 1 at Congress Pkwy/Homan for a 3 car accident secured by Batt 18. Total of six (6) transports to […]

  • Officers noted urine, feces, disrepair in past visits to missing Crystal Lake boy’s home

    CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — The mother of a missing Crystal Lake boy appeared in court Tuesday for a hearing regarding custody of her other son. JoAnn Cunningham, 36, is the mother of Andrew “AJ” Freund who was reported missing last week. At that time, Cunningham’s other son was placed in protective custody of DCFS. At the hearing Tuesday, the judge dismissed the court appointed guardian ad litem in the case who represented the son. Cunningham objected to the current guardian […]

  • ‘Hamilton: The Exhibition’ opens this week in Chicago with help from Lin-Manuel Miranda

    CHICAGO — Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” exhibition opens this weekend in Chicago. “Hamilton: The Exhibition” is slated to be interactive exhibit about Alexander Hamilton and will make it’s home at Northerly Island. Miranda, who is the mastermind and star the original Broadway “Hamilton” production, will be on hand to help open the exhibit. Miranda and the exhibition’s Creative Director David Korins and producer Jeffrey Seller will hold a news conference and ribbon cutting on Friday, April 26. According to the exhibit’s […]

  • James Holzhauer has now won over $1 million on ‘Jeopardy!’ Here’s how.

    Runaway “Jeopardy!” champion James Holzhauer has now won more than $1 million, and he’s on pace to match the all-time record of $2.5 million set by Ken Jennings — in half the time. The Naperville native’s grand total is $1,061,554, after adding $118,816 to his total in the episode aired on Tuesday. He’s killing it on “Jeopardy!” but it’s all in a day’s work for the Las Vegas professional sports bettor. He has been on a winning streak on the […]

  • Traffic light installed at O’Hare ride share lot

    CHICAGO — A stop light was installed at Chicago’s O’Hare ride-share lot Tuesday. As WGN Investigates reported, for months the overloaded staging lot was causing backups and accidents near the lot.  Customers were waiting as much as an hour for a ride-share vehicle at O`Hare. The traffic light is expected to ease congestion in the area. The more than 60,000 Chicago Ride-Share drivers have also been asking the Aviation Department to provide them with a second parking lot for staging.

  • 1-Minute Forecast: Breezy with afternoon sun, warmer Wednesday

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  • Mother of boy killed in distracted driving accident hopes others will learn from tragedy

    Distracted Driving Week 2019 Distracted driving is a growing problem in Illinois and across the country as drivers are tempted by their cell phones, to take their attention off the road. In 2017 nearly 3200 lives were lost in distracted driving crashes. And it’s not just cellphones. It’s devices, it’s eating, putting on makeup, playing with the radio, talking to passengers – anything which pulls your focus off the roads. The Illinois Department of Transportation is trying to crack down […]

  • Chicago movie theater to show ‘Avengers: Endgame’ around-the-clock

    CHICAGO — “Avengers: Endgame” is expected to break box office records when it opens this week, but with box office records, comes the fear of sold out showings. AMC is helping Avenger fans in a big way with screenings of the film around-the-clock at several theaters – including River East in Chicago. According to Deadline, AMC announced Monday that 29 of its theaters are scheduled to be open around-the-clock Thursday through Friday. On the AMC River East website, showtimes are […]

  • Kim Foxx receiving death threats after dropping charges against Jussie Smollett

    CHICAGO — The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office said State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has received death threats, some of which had racially charged language, as she continues to face criticism after dropping charges against Jussie Smollett. Foxx has come under fire for her office’s handling of the “Empire” actor’s case. Smollett claimed he had been a victim of a hate crime, but police and prosecutors said it was a hoax. A grand jury indicted Smollett on 16 counts of disorderly […]

  • 3 shot in the South Chicago neighborhood

    CHICAGO — Three people are in critical condition after a shooting Monday on Chicago’s South Side. Officials said the three males were shot in the 7900 block of East End Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood. Police said a 41-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the face, leg, and forearm. He was taken to the University of Chicago hospital in serious condition. A 39-year-old man sustained a gunshot wounds to both legs and was transported to the University of […]

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