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  • ‘Chuy’ Garcia endorses Lori Lightfoot in Chicago mayoral race

    CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Sunday endorsed Lori Lightfoot in the Chicago mayoral race. Lightfoot, who previously headed the Chicago Police Board, will face Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in an April 2 runoff election. Either candidate will make history as the city’s first black female mayor. Lightfoot and Preckwinkle were the two top vote-getters in February’s 14-way mayoral election, pulling in roughly 17 and 16 percent of the vote, respectively. “Chicago needs a fresh start,” […]

  • Body pulled from Lake Michigan near Grant Park

    CHICAGO — Police recovered a decomposed body in Lake Michigan near Buckingham Fountain in downtown Chicago on Sunday. Calls about a body in the water came in just after 3:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department. The body was recovered about 15 feet from shore near the 500 block of South Lake Shore Drive, officials said. The body was too badly decomposed to identify the person’s gender.

  • Amber Alert canceled for 5-year-old Indiana girl

    CHICAGO — Police have canceled an Amber Alert for a 5-year-old girl who went missing from Fort Wayne, Ind., on Saturday afternoon. Authorities initially said the girl was “believed to be in extreme danger” and was last seen with a 26-year-old man. The alert was canceled shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday. Police provided no additional details.

  • Police release photos after CTA worker stabbed on Red Line platform

    CHICAGO — Police are asking the public for help identifying five people after a CTA worker was stabbed on a Red Line platform Friday. The incident happened about 2 a.m. Friday in the 1100 block of South State Street, according to the Chicago Police Department. The victim, a 38-year-old ironworker who contracted for the CTA, was trying to break up a fight among a group of people when someone stabbed him in the chest and abdomen. The people then fled. […]

  • Chicago students design, build underwater robotic vehicles

    CHICAGO — Several dozen CPS students tested their robotics skills Friday at the second SeaPerch Union League Boys & Girls Clubs competition. Students designed and built underwater robotic vehicles — and then put them to the test at the Roberto Clemente Community Academy pool. SeaPerch is a nationwide initiative that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme.

  • Boy, 13, fatally shot in head while playing with gun: Chicago police

    CHICAGO — A 13-year-old boy has died after he was shot in the head while playing with a gun Saturday in Englewood. According to the Chicago Police Department, the 13-year-old and another teenager were playing with a gun when it accidentally discharged about 3 p.m. Saturday in the 7300 block of South Aberdeen Street. The 13-year-old was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The boy’s family identified him as Deon Williams. The investigation is ongoing.

  • Funeral for slain McHenry County Deputy Jacob Keltner set for Wednesday

    HUNTLEY, Ill. — Funeral services for fallen McHenry County Deputy Jacob Keltner will be held Wednesday. Keltner was fatally shot March 7 outside Rockford Motel while trying to arrest a fugitive alongside a team of deputized U.S. marshals. Investigators said Floyd Brown, 39, a career criminal, pulled the trigger. He was later arrested in central Illinois. Brown is charged with murder and slated to appear in court Monday. Keltner was a 12-year veteran of the department and comes from a […]

  • Missing man’s car found in Lincoln Park, police say

    CHICAGO — A 21-year-old Humboldt Park man has been reported missing after failing to return home from a work event Monday. Fabian Jimenez left his home in the 600 block of North Ridgeway Avenue about 10 p.m. Monday to attend a work event at PRYSM Nightclub in Lincoln Park. Police said Jimenez’s car was found about 7 a.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of West Eastman Street, a few blocks from the club. Jimenez’s relatives said police told them it […]

  • Sunday Brunch: Hodgepodge

    Dan Emerson, the owner of Gillerson’s Grubbery in Aurora, is hosting a special fundraiser Monday for the victims and families of the Henry Pratt shooting. The restaurant will donate every penny that comes in — including employees’ tips — to the Aurora Strong fund. Emerson stopped by WGN to make Hodgepodge, his version of poutine. Aurora Strong Fundraiser 5-10 p.m. Monday Gillerson’s Grubbery 31 W. New York St. Aurora gillersons.com Hodgepodge 6 oz. fries 2 oz. carnitas (recipe below) 2 […]

  • Man, 52, found dead in burned apartment on SW Side

    CHICAGO — Detectives have launched a death investigation after a 52-year-old man was found in an apartment following a Garfield Ridge fire. Chicago police said the man was discovered in a second-floor unit in the 5200 block of South Linder Avenue about 10 p.m. Saturday. The man was pronounced dead on the scene. No other injuries were reported.

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