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  • Chicago area organizations helping thousands of furloughed government workers

    EVANSTON, Ill. — As the stalemate in Washington continues, agencies in the Chicago area are helping those in need and are calling for an end to the shutdown. The City of Evanston is reaching out to local residents who are directly affected by the shutdown. The city has always had an Emergency Assistance Program to provide financial grants, for housing or utilities, to those who qualify. Usually, those who qualify need to show a delinquency in payment. But an exception […]

  • Community buys $48K van for man with cerebral palsy

    ELMHURST, Ill. — Sam Williams is a father of two who has cerebral palsy. Williams uses a wheelchair, which makes it harder for his family to enjoy time together, but that doesn’t stop him from working at Easter Seals where he helps other people. A group in Elmhurst came through early for Christmas by buying Williams a conversion van that cost around $48,000. Williams was surprised with the van Wednesday afternoon. “We want to show our community that this is […]

  • Armed robbery thwarted by pit bull in Back of the Yards

    CHICAGO — A pit bull helped capture a suspected armed robber in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, according to authorities. Prosecutors said Marshon Hannah, 18, pulled a gun on a man in a gated property on the 4900 block of South Marshfield Avenue last Friday. Friends of the homeowner said they saw what happened and turned a pit bull loose on Hannah. They said Hannah pulled the trigger, but his gun would not fire. Responding officers said they found […]

  • 20,000 freshman seats remain vacant in Chicago Public Schools: report

    CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools’ new high school enrollment program is leaving schools with thousands of empty freshmen seats, according to a study released Thursday from the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The GoCPS application lets freshmen apply for programs at higher performing schools, instead of their neighborhood schools. The application has caused some under enrolled schools to be even more vacant. 20,000 ninth grade seats, across CPS, remain unfilled. Researchers […]

  • KKK fliers left outside homes in Tinley Park

    TINLEY PARK, Ill. —  Ku Klux Klan fliers were left outside some homes in south suburban Tinley Park over the weekend. Each flier was in a plastic bag and weighed down with gravel. The heading reads, “White pride doesn’t mean hate.” KKK Fliers Left On Tinley Park Lawns Over Weekend — Tinley Park Patch (@TinleyParkPatch) July 23, 2018 It encourages whites to stand up for their rights and to be proud of their race and culture. A printed […]

  • Massive house fire in Barrington Hills possibly caused by lightning strike

    BARRINGTON HILLS, Ill. —  Fire crews spent several hours putting out flames at a home in Barrington Hills. The owner says she heard some loud thunder around 2:30 a.m. Thursday. Two hours later, she realized her top floor was on fire. “They heard a loud noise. The thought maybe the home got hit by lightning and then they realized the roof was on fire,” said Barrington Hills Countryside Fire Chief Jim Kreher. The owner went back inside and got the […]

  • Plainfield Central H.S. student arrested for threatening school

    PLAINFIELD, Ill. — Police arrested a student for threatening a shooting at Plainfield Central High School. The school reported the threat to police. Investigators say the student admitted to making those statements. He did not have a weapon when he was arrested. He’s now charged with a felony for disorderly conduct. In a statement, Plainfield police said they “take all alleged threats seriously and investigate them to the fullest extent. After so many tragic incidents across our country, we cannot […]

  • Federal contractor can unlock just about any iPhone: report

    The federal government reportedly has someone to go to when they need an Apple product hacked. Forbes reports the government contractor, Cellebrite, is telling customers it can unlock basically every iPhone on the market. Cellebrite, which is based in Israel, says they have the ability to infiltrate the security of Apple devices. As part of its “Advanced Unlocking and Extraction Services,” the company says it can break the security of Apple iOS devices and operating systems, running iOS 5 to […]

  • Man mistakenly buys girlfriend tickets for Red Hot Chilli Pipers, instead of ‘Peppers’

    BELFAST, IRELAND — Duncan Robb had the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day all lined up. Months ago, he spotted tickets online for his girlfriend’s favorite band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The tickets were available for a great price, so he bought them. They were getting excited about the upcoming show, when his wife looked up who the opening act was. But she couldn’t find the Chili Peppers playing anywhere in Ireland. That’s when they took a closer look at […]

  • Woman reports repeated sexual assaults by Chicago police officer in 1980s

    CHICAGO — A woman is coming forward about being repeatedly raped by a Chicago police officer three decades ago. 50-Year-old Trina Townsend told her story to the Chicago Police Board during a public hearing. Dozens of residents watched as Townsend told the secret she’s been keeping. Townsend said it all started after she went to the officer for help because a family member was molesting her as a teenager. She said a short time later, the officer drove her to […]

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