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  • COPA releases bodcam video of police fatally shooting bipolar man

    CHICAGO — New bodycam video released Friday by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability shows police fatally shooting an armed bipolar man. The video shows moments when police confronted the man, who they eventually shot and killed on the South Side. 22-year-old Myles Frazier held police in a standoff at 61st and Kentwood, near the University of Chicago, in May. His father called police to report his son was armed and causing a disturbance. Police said Frazier fired his weapon. […]

  • Bicyclist dies after falling onto CTA Blue Line tracks

    CHICAGO — A person has been killed on the CTA Blue Line tracks Friday night. A person came into contact with the third rail of the CTA rapid transit line tracks on the Blue Line. The accident happened at 430 South Damen Avenue. The victim reportedly rode his bicycle on the platform and then both he and his bike fell onto the tracks, coming into contact with the electrically charged rail. Service on the Blue Line out to suburban Forest […]

  • Flight for Life responds to SUV rollover crash in Northbrook

    NORTHBROOK, Ill. — An SUV rolled over in Northbrook. The SUV rolled over along Waukegan Road, near Lake Cook Road. The accident may have involved a mail truck. First responders and Flight for Life Emergency Medical Air and Ground Transport were called to the scene. The area was blocked off.

  • Aldermen pick sides in Chicago gun violence feud between Lightfoot and Preckwinkle

    CHICAGO — Aldermen picked sides in the feud between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle over who’s to blame for Chicago’s gun violence. Nick Sposato (38th Ward), Anthony Napolitano (41st Ward) and Derrick Curtis (18th Ward) released a statement hammering Toni Preckwinkle for going after Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. “I’m a big fan of Eddie Johnson,” Sposato said. “I just think the world of him. I think he’s doing the best job possible.” “I believe he […]

  • Puerto Rico protesters call for resignation of governor

    Puerto Rico — Tear gas filled the streets of Puerto Rico as police try to break up protests. People demanded Governor Ricardo Rossello’s resignation after his crude messages were leaked. As the governor vows to stay in power, protesters plan to demonstrate again Friday night. Protesters beat drums, waved the Puerto Rican flag and chanted. For nearly a week, thousands of people have taken to the streets with the same message: the governor must go. Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative […]

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  • 4 Chicago cops fired over alleged cover-up of Laquan McDonald shooting

    CHICAGO — Four Chicago officers were fired Thursday over the alleged cover-up in the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald. The nine-member Chicago Police Board voted unanimously to fire Sgt. Stephen Franko, Officers Ricardo Viramontes and Janet Mondragon for several violations, including making false statements, according to the Chicago Tribune. All but one board member voted to fire Officer Daphne Sebastian for bringing discredit to the Chicago Police Department and preventing the department from achieving its goals. The board held that […]

  • 1 child injured after two suburban carnival rides collide

    MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. — A young boy is injured after two rides at a Chicago suburban carnival collided Thursday night. The accident happened at the Saint Christopher Fiesta in south suburban Midlothian. The Freak Out and Pharoah’s Fury rides collided during a test around 6 p.m. No one was on either of the rides, but debris from the rides hit a 6-year-old boy who was standing nearby. The rides had both been inspected on May 17, 2019 and were operating under […]

  • Mayor Lightfoot engages in policy feud over gun violence with Preckwinkle

    CHICAGO — Two political powerhouses engaged in a policy feud over one of Chicago’s most pressing challenges, gun violence. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle penned a letter to Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasting Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. “I made it quite clear that we do not agree with the false narrative promulgated by the superintendent of police that the challenge that we face is a result of our criminal justice reform work,” Preckwinkle said. “It’s not as he suggested […]

  • 5 hurt after Lake Michigan boat crash

    CHICAGO — Five people were injured after a powerboat crashed into a break wall on Lake Michigan. The crash happened around 10 p.m. Wednesday at Queen’s Landing near Buckingham Fountain. Authorities said the 25-foot boat may been speeding. Initial report said two of the boaters were in critical condition, but now Chicago police said all of the injuries are non-life threatening. This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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