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  • Former Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano makes his comeback with the Chicago Dogs

    CHICAGO — Carlos Zambrano was a mainstay on the North Side for 11 years and now he’s launching his baseball comeback with the Chicago Dogs, the independent team in Rosemont. “Big Z” stopped by the WGN Morning News to discuss why he’s returning to pitch after seven years away from the majors. Opening Day is less than a month away. Chicago Dogs tickets are on sale now at and 847-260-2544.

  • Man, 18, fatally shot in Logan Square apartment

    CHICAGO — An 18-year-old man was fatally shot in Logan Square on Wednesday night. The man was inside a second-floor apartment in the 2200 block of North Avers Avenue when several males walked in and opened fire about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Chicago Police Department. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene. He had been shot multiple times. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Brandon Delgado of the 5000 block of West Barry […]

  • Man killed after driving into crash cushion on I-294, police say

    SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. — A Virginia man was killed in a one-car crash on I-294 near South Holland early Wednesday. The man was driving a blue Hyundai Tucson in the southbound lanes near South Holland when he ran off the roadway and struck a crash cushion head-on about 3:40 a.m., according to Illinois State Police. The cushion separates I-294 southbound lanes from the I-394 exit ramp. The man was not wearing a seatbelt, police said. He was the only person […]

  • Motorcyclist killed by hit-and-run driver on South Side

    CHICAGO — A motorcyclist was killed by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday in West Lawn. A 55-year-old man was riding a motorcycle in the 6000 block of South Pulaski Road when a black Mercedes exiting a restaurant parking lot slammed into him about 3:15 a.m. Saturday, according to the Chicago Police Department. The Mercedes driver fled westbound, police said. The victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office […]

  • Remains found in NW Indiana pond belong to missing mom: police

    CROWN POINT, Ind. — Police in northwestern Indiana said a human foot found in a pond is that of a missing Avon woman. Police responded to the scene Monday afternoon after a fisherman reported catching what appeared to be a foot. Crown Point police Chief Pete Land said officers on the scene confirmed the remains were human. Police said a tattoo on the foot had the name of Najah Ferrell, 30, who was reported missing several weeks ago. Friends and family […]

  • Police warn of sexual abuse, robberies on CTA property

    CHICAGO — Police are alerting CTA passengers to two sexual abuse incidents that occurred on or near the Orange and Green lines in March. The first happened about 12:50 p.m. March 21 in the 1000 block of West Lake Street in the West Town neighborhood. A man on a Green Line train approached two passengers and asked for food, according to the Chicago Police Department. After one person gave the man food, police said, he touched the victim’s genital area, […]

  • $1K reward offered after hundreds of tires slashed in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Somebody has slashed hundreds of vehicle tires in recent months across Chicago and now a reward is being offered in the hopes of finding out who it is. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Cook County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of $1,000 to anyone with information on the crimes. Those with information are asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-535-7867. Officials say that more than 350 tires have been slashed at 10 different spots around the […]

  • Hazmat situation reported at DePaul College Prep High School

    CHICAGO — Crews responded to a Level 1 Hazmat call at DePaul College Prep High School on Friday afternoon. There was a small mercury spill at the school at 3633. N. California Ave., according to the Chicago Fire Department. The mercury was fully contained by 6 p.m. Friday. No students were affected, and no one required medical treatment.

  • Wrong-way driver in crash that killed Illinois trooper identified

    LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. — The wrong-way driver involved in a crash that killed an Illinois State Police trooper has been identified as a 44-year-old Calumet City man. Trooper Gerald Ellis was on-duty in his squad car traveling home Saturday on westbound I-94 just east of the IL-176 exit when Dan Davies, who was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes, struck him head on. Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper said an autopsy performed Monday showed Davies died from multiple injuries due […]

  • Man found shot, stabbed in Chicago Lawn alley: police

    CHICAGO — A man is in critical condition after being shot and stabbed in the neck, police said. The man was found in an alley in the 6100 block of South Maplewood Avenue in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood about 1:25 a.m. Sunday, according to the Chicago Police Department. He had been stabbed and shot in the neck, police said, and was taken in critical condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center. No one was in custody. Detectives are investigating.

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