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  • Man with autism missing from Downers Grove found safe

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.— A man with autism who went missing in Downers Grove has been found safe. Ronaldo S. Castillo, 55, was last seen around 9 a.m. at his home, located at 1132 Carol St. He was located Friday afternoon, according to a post from the Village of Downers Grove Facebook page. No other details were provided.  

  • Over 60,000 rubber ducks sail down Chicago River to support Special Olympics

    CHICAGO — More than 60,000 rubber ducks set sail down the Chicago River on Thursday afternoon to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. The Chicago Ducky Derby began with the ducks dropped into the river at the Wabash Avenue Bridge. They floated down the river until the winners reach the finish line. Winning duck-holders will take home prizes like cash, an all-inclusive vacation and a brand new SUV. The race raised $420,000 last year.  

  • Suburban man yelled racial slurs at neighbors while firing air rifle: police

    MONTGOMERY, Ill. — A man was charged with a hate crime after police said he fired shots from an air rifle at his neighbors while yelling racial slurs at them, the Aurora Beacon-News reports. Ryan J. Salsman, 34, was standing at his bedroom window around 10 p.m. on July 27 at the 1800 block of Mulberry Drive in Montgomery when he starting shooting an air rifle at his neighbors. They were talking on their driveway, a witness said. Officials said […]

  • Chicago Bears only accepting mobile tickets for games at Soldier Field

    CHICAGO— If you plan on attending the Chicago Bears’ first preseason game against the Carolina Panthers Thursday night, make sure you bring your smartphone! Mobile tickets are required to enter home games at Soldier Field all season long. The Bears said they are not allowing any paper tickets, print-outs or copies of barcodes. The team said this will cut down on the number of lost or counterfeit tickets. The Bears said they recommend that visitors have their phones fully charged […]

  • Woman, 24, charged in River North hit-and-run that left bicyclist in critical condition

    CHICAGO— A woman has been charged after turning herself in for a hit-and-run of a bicyclist nearly two weeks ago in River North. Kristen Levasseur, 24 of Romeoville, was traveling westbound around 1:15 a.m. on June 25 in the 400 block of West Grand Ave. The male bicyclist was also traveling westbound on Grand Avenue when Levasseur hit him, left the scene and did not notify emergency services. First responders took the victim to Northwestern Hospital and he is in […]

  • Police ID man who died in Northwest Indiana house fire

    DYER, Ind.— Police have identified the man who died in a two-story house fire in Northwest Indiana this week. The Lake County Coroner identified the man as 18-year-old Derek Sancya. Sancya died of smoke inhalation and his manner of death was ruled an accident. The fire happened early Monday morning in the 7900 block of Rhode Court in Dyer. The only thing left standing of the home was the deck. There was no damages to surrounding properties. Officials have yet […]

  • Ariana Grande sings duet with Barbra Streisand at Chicago concert in surprise performance

    CHICAGO— Ariana Grande made a surprise appearance at Barbra Streisand’s concert Tuesday night at the United Center to sing a duet together. Streisand’s “The Music, the Memories, the Magic” tour had a packed audience. The two singers sang “No More Tears”, a song Streisand originally sang with Donna Summer in 1978. Grande apparently stuck around Chicago after she had her Lollapalooza performance on Sunday night. Streisand posted a photo on Instagram before the concert with a picture of her hands […]

  • Blue Cross taking over Morgan Park Target location, will bring 550 new jobs

    CHICAGO— A new business is taking over the former Target in Morgan Park and will bring 550 new jobs to the area. Blue Cross Blue Shield of America will lease the building for a combination of office space and community center. Blue Cross said most of the 550 jobs will be new ones, and they plan to recruit from the surrounding communities to fill the positions. The new center is slated to open next year. The Target that used to […]

  • Krispy Kreme to open first location in downtown Chicago since 2005

    CHICAGO— Krispy Kreme announced they are starting construction this month on their first downtown Chicago location since their Loop location closed in 2005. The Chicago Fresh Shop is set to open in early October on the pedway level of Block 37 in the Loop. Fresh doughnuts will be supplied twice daily to this location, making it the only location of its kind in Illinois. This shop marks the fourth of eight planned Krispy Kreme shops in the Chicago area. The […]

  • Search on for ‘armed and dangerous’ sex offender in Thornton

    THORNTON, Ill. — Police are searching for a south suburban restaurant owner with a record as a violent child sex offender. Carmen Leato, who police consider “armed and dangerous,” owns Shelly’s Pancake House and Mangia Tutto restaurants in Thornton. Police said he was operating under the fake name, “Raul Castanada,” in order to stay in business. Both restaurants were stripped of all equipment and are no longer operational. Leato is listed on the Illinois Sex Offender registry, and was convicted […]

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