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  • 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 say the 25-foot boat may been 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.

  • 1-minute forecast: Dangerous heat on the way, showers and storms in morning

    For the latest weather updates, go to wgntv.com/weather.

  • Excessive Heat Warning issued for Thursday through Saturday

    CHICAGO —Dangerous heat is coming to the Chicago area. An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued from noon Thursday until late Saturday. Counties include Cook, Kane, DuPage, Kankakee, Grundy, Kendall, Will in Illinois and Lake and Porter counties in Indiana. The National Weather Service reports, “a multiple-day episode of dangerous  heat is expected Thursday through Saturday” and should “peak in intensity on Friday.“ There will be little relief from the heat overnight on Thursday and Friday. A Heat Advisory is […]

  • Rapper Drake to open Gold Coast clothing store

    CHICAGO — Rapper Drake is set to open a store in the city’s  Gold Coast this summer. The brand, October’s Very Own, OVO, is set to open a 1,150-square-foot clothing and accessory store in No. 9 Walton, according to the Chicago Tribune. OVO will be joining Walton Street Kitchen + Bar and Indochino on the ground floor. Drake, whose legal name is Aubrey Drake Graham, his manager Oliver El-Khatib, and producer Noah James “40” Shebib are the owners of the […]

  • Sterigenics to reopen in Willowbrook

    WILLOWBROOK, Ill. —  Sterigenics has reached an agreement with the state of Illinois to reopen its Willowbrook medical device sterilization plant. The deal resolves all of the lawsuits between the state and its agencies and Sterigenics. The plant was closed in February because of excessive emissions of ethylene oxide, a carcinogen. The state then passed a new law regulating discharge of the gas. Sterigenics will install additional emissions capture and control equipment and will pay $300,000 for community projects to […]

  • Dangerous combo of heat and humidity on the way; Heat Watch issued

    CHICAGO — A dangerous combination of heat and humidity is to build into the Chicago area starting Thursday. Thursday morning thunderstorms are possible and then heat will build starting Thursday afternoon. Peak heat indices are to surge into the 105 to 114-degree range Thursday through Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch from Thursday afternoon through Saturday evening. High temps are expected to peak in the 90s each day with upper 90s possible for Friday and […]

  • Crews on scene of fire in Englewood

    CHICAGO — Emergency crews are on the scene of a large fire in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. Three buildings in the 6800 block of Lafayette Avenue are involved in the fire. Smoke from the fire can be seen from the Dan Ryan. Lafayette Avenue is closed from 67th to 69th street. #CHICAGO: Due to the 2-ALARM fire, Lafayette Ave CLOSED from 67th to 69th St. #Skycam9 pic.twitter.com/Elxq7sUWDC — WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) July 15, 2019 So far no injuries have been […]

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    Cook County seniors can apply for property tax exemptions

    CHICAGO — Property taxes are due in less than a month, and many senior citizens are missing out on some helpful exemptions. The Cook County Treasurer’s Office is getting the word out, reminding senior citizen home owners they can apply for exemptions and an assessment freeze which would bring down what they owe. County Treasurer Maria Pappas said close to 27,000 qualifying home owners would save $45 million if only they’d remember to apply every year. Visit  cookcountytreasurer.com to see […]

  • Police: Missing teen alert cancelled

    CHICAGO — Chicago police cancelled a missing 14-year-old girl alert. Police said Lailah Bedford was missing since Friday and was last seen on the 3500 block of South Rhodes Avenue on the South Side. The missing alert was cancelled Monday.  

  • Amtrak train strikes van near Morton Grove, killing driver

    MORTON GROVE, Ill. — An Amtrak train heading from Milwaukee to Chicago’s Union Station struck a minivan near the Morton Grove Metra station Sunday afternoon, killing the driver. Passenger Nikki Schalinske said after the train passed the Glenview stop around 12: 30 p.m. Sunday, it was barreling through Morton Grove when it hit a maroon minivan that was crossing the tracks. “We were starting to pass the Morton Grove Metra station, and I felt a little bit of a jolt,”  […]

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