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  • Worker killed on road construction site in Lake Forest

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. – A construction worker was killed Tuesday when he was injured at a work site in Lake Forest. According to Lake Forest police, the worker was struck by a construction vehicle in the area of Route 41 and Old Elm Road just after midnight. The crew was working on lanes of Route 41 and Old Elm Road and the accident occurred in the southbound lanes. Police said the worker was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity […]

  • Images released of man suspected of stabbing 15-year-old girl in Morgan Park

    CHICAGO – Chicago police have released images of a man suspect of stabbing a teenage girl after meeting her at a McDonald’s in Morgan Park last weekend. Police said the 15-year-old girl met the man at the McDonald’s at 115th Street and Halsted Street on Sunday. The man drove her to a wooded area near 108th Street and South Bishop Street where, police said, he started stabbing her. The teen defended herself with a branch and ran away and got […]

  • 3 dead in West Side crash; 2 questioned

    CHICAGO – Police said they are questioning two people after three people were killed in a crash on Chicago’s West Side. Three people were killed in a fiery crash on the West Side Sunday. Emergency crews including firefighters were called to the intersection of Harrison Street and Oakley Boulevard in the city’s Tri-Taylor neighborhood around 6 p.m. Police said a Chevy Malibu struck another car then hit a light pole.  The Chevy then caught fire. Police said two people inside […]

  • Sparked by Sterigenics, Pritzker signs law limiting ethylene oxide emissions

    Governor Pritzker has signed legislation imposing the nation’s strictest limits on ethylene oxide emissions. Two bipartisan bills were sparked by the Sterigenics medical sterilization plant in Willowbrook, which has been cited for high emissions of the chemical. Under the new law, which Pritzker signed Friday, ethylene oxide sterilization facilities would be prohibited from operating in Illinois unless: The facility captures 100 percent of all fugitive ethylene oxide emissions within the facility. The facility reduces ethylene oxide emissions to the atmosphere […]

  • Woman assaulted after entering vehicle she believed was a rideshare: police

    CHICAGO – A woman in Lincoln Park was sexually assaulted this weekend by a man she thought was her rideshare driver. According to police, the 21-year-old woman got into a gray SUV she believed was a rideshare around 1 a.m. Saturday. Once inside the car, police said the woman fell asleep. When she awoke a man was sexually assaulting her. The woman fled from the vehicle in the 1200 block of West Schubert Avenue.  She was taken to the hospital, […]

  • Severe weather possible this afternoon

    CHICAGO – Summer weather appears to have finally arrived in the Chicago area.  But with summer heat and humidity comes the chance for thunderstorms. The National Storm Prediction Center says the Chicago area is at a marginal to slight risk for storms Monday, most likely starting after 2 p.m. Severe weather is POSSIBLE this afternoon. Main hazards in any severe storms: large hail &/or damaging winds. Remember: any t-storm, severe or not, is capable of producing frequent cloud to ground […]

  • Woman says man she saw at Jewel later broke into her home, attacked her: police

    CHICAGO – Police are searching for a man suspected of breaking into a woman’s residence on the Northwest Side and attempting to sexually assault her. Police said the woman, 32, was inside her residence in the 3700 block of North Whipple Street in the city’s Irving Park neighborhood around 12:30 a.m. on June 15. According to police, she heard a “strange noise” and found the man inside her home. Police said he had entered through a partially open second-floor window […]

  • Mural honoring Marlen Ochoa Lopez now complete with infant son

    CHICAGO –A mural honoring Marlen Ochoa Lopez and her infant on Chicago’s Southwest Side is now complete. Muralist Milton Coronado painted a tribute to Ochoa on a wall in the city Pilsen neighborhood. Ochoa-Lopez was nine months pregnant when she was lured to a South Side home in April and murdered. Her son was cut from her womb. The infant survived for 53 days in the hospital before he died last week. Coronado said his work is intended to symbolize […]

  • Man thanks Good Samaritans who restarted his heart after he collapsed in airport

    BERWYN, Ill. — A man who had a heart attack that could have quickly killed him, doctors said, when he was traveling through Midway Airport last year, was reunited the Good Samaritans on Sunday who jumped into action and saved his life. On June 23, 2018, Hutz Hertzberg went into full cardiac arrest and collapsed at Midway Airport, losing consciousness and turning blue as his heart stopped, according to a statement from MacNeal Hospital. “Without immediate help, he would die […]

  • Three Killed in west side crash

    CHICAGO — Three people were killed in a fiery crash on the west side Sunday night. Two cars collided near Oakley and Harrison and one of them then hit a light pole.  That car then caught on fire, trapping people inside. Three people in that car died.

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