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  • Cook County’s sweetened beverage tax worked: UIC study

    CHICAGO — Cook County’s unpopular sweetened beverage tax didn’t last long, but a new study says while it was in effect, it worked. The 2017 tax was created in part to lower the amount of sugary drinks people consume. According to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, sales of soda dropped 21% during the four months it was in effect. Researchers said it proved to be an effective way to reduce consumption of drinks […]

  • Police: Portage man admits to killing 91-year-old mother on 911 call

    PORTAGE, Ind. — A Portage man was arrested Sunday after allegedly admitting on a 911 call that he killed his 91-year-old mother. Just before 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Porter County authorities received a call from 59-year-old Charles Trumble. Police said Trumble stated that he had just killed his mother. Officers arrived shortly after to the home, located in the 5800 block of McCasland Avenue, and found 91-year-old Dixie Trumble suffering from head trauma. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police […]

  • PETA offers $5,000 reward after emaciated dog left in trash bag

    WILLOW SPRINGS, Ill. — PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 after a dog was found last week in a trash bag on the side of the road. The pit bull was discovered “cold and severely dehydrated” in double-bagged trash bags Feb. 17 on Forest Avenue, just north of 87th Street, in Willow Springs. According to a Cook County spokesperson, the dog was rushed to a local vet for treatment, and is recovering at South Suburban Humane Society. […]

  • CTA to allow all-door bus boarding in pilot program

    CHICAGO — The CTA announced Monday a pilot program that will allow for payment and boarding at all doors. The experimental service will be tested this summer along the #J14 Jeffrey Jump and the #192 U of Chicago Hospital Express routes. The CTA said the pilot is aimed at improving speed and reliability for customers. “CTA’s bus system is a vital component of Chicago’s comprehensive, affordable transit network that connects people, jobs and communities,” said President Carter. “We are taking […]

  • East Chicago man facing multiple attempted murder charges after 5 shot at West Side barbershop

    CHICAGO — A 29-year-old man is facing multiple charges of attempted murder after five were shot at a barbershop in West Garfield Park last month. Walter Jackson of East Chicago is facing four counts of attempted first-degree murder in connection with a January 16 shooting inside the Gotcha Faded barbershop on the 200 block of North Pulaski Road in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. Chicago police said two men entered the barbershop, looked around, exited the shop and then began […]

  • Democratic candidates for Cook County State’s Attorney face off in debate on WGN-TV

    Democratic candidates running for Cook County State’s Attorney face off in the first of two debates hosted by WGN The four Democrat candidates for Cook County State’s Attorney faced off during a commercial-free, televised debate on WGN-TV Sunday. Moderated by WGN-TV Political Report hosts Tahman Bradley and Paul Lisnek, the debate featured the four Democrat candidates for Cook County State’s Attorney, including: incumbent Kim Foxx, former prosecutor Bill Conway, former 2nd Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti and former prosecutor Donna More. The […]

  • Political Report: Blagojevich returns home to Chicago

    In this edition of political report, WGN breaks down Rod Blagojevich’s return to Chicago. We also previewed Sunday night’s debate between four Cook County State’s Attorney candidates.

  • Sunday Brunch: Shrimp N’ Gritz

    Executive Chef Jose Melendez Jr. from Carnivale in the Fulton River District stopped by Sunday Brunch to promote their Mardi Gras celebration on Fat Tuesday. He cooked his Shrimp N’ Gritz dish. Ingredients: Grits: 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 2 cups 2% milk 1/3 cup butter, cubed 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 3/4 cup uncooked old-fashioned grits 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese Shrimp: 8 thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 3 garlic cloves, […]

  • Missing 95-year-old McHenry County man found dead

    McHENRY COUNTY, Ill. — A 95-year-old man was found dead Saturday after a Silver Alert was issued. Stanley Szczesny, 5’5”, 125 lbs., was last seen at around 3:30 a.m. Friday in the 2500 block of Scheid Lane. Police believe Szczesny left on foot and it’s unknown where he may have been headed. He was found deceased on Saturday afternoon just after 2 p.m. in the 2400 of South River Road.

  • 3 pedestrians injured after being struck by car in West Town; Driver also injured

    CHICAGO — Several people were injured Friday after a car struck three pedestrians in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. Police and emergency responders were called to  Randolph Street and Halsted Street around 4:30 p.m. Police said a driver of a black Hyundai Santa Fe was headed southbound on Halsted Street when he attempted to drive through the intersection. According to police, the driver swerved out of control and crossing into oncoming traffic and struck three pedestrians who were crossing the street. […]

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