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  • Police release photos of man, woman of interest in Loop stabbing

    CHICAGO — Police released photos of two people they want to talk to about a stabbing in the Loop on July 6. Police said they believe both a man and a woman were involved in the incident near East Washington Street and State Street earlier this month. Six people were waiting for a rideshare vehicle at night when the man and woman pulled up in a vehicle and offered the group a ride. An argument broke out and the two […]

  • Chicago family says their home was raided 3 times— by mistake

    CHICAGO — A family said Chicago police have raided their South Side home several times, but by mistake. Krystal Archie and her children said the raids have happened three times in four months. The family, their lawyer and Mayor Lori Lightfoot are all calling for reform. Officers are supposed to knock and announce who they are, but the family said that’s not what happened. The family claimed the officers burst in, pointed guns at their heads and destroyed the furniture. […]

  • COPA recommends firing of officer involved in deadly 2017 crash

    CHICAGO — COPA recommended the firing of an officer involved in a deadly crash on the West Side in June 2017. Officer Jamie Jawor was chasing a car driven by fellow officer, Taylor Clark. He had just finished his shift. Clark slammed into a car driven by Chequita Adams on Roosevelt and Kostner. They were both killed in the crash. Officer Jawor said they were chasing Clark’s car because it matched the description of another car in a carjacking— but […]

  • 7 people shot, wounded on Chicago lakefront near Diversey Harbor

    CHICAGO —  Seven people were shot and wounded on the lakefront early Saturday morning, just steps away from Diversey Harbor. Police said there was a confrontation between two groups near Fullerton Parkway and Lake Shore Drive around 3 a.m. One of the groups was leaving the lakefront while another was walking toward it. Police said words were exchanged between the groups and then both sides pulled out guns and fired at each other. Medics at the scene of the shooting […]

  • Chicago area fair continues outdoor activities, reminds fairgoers to stay hydrated

    ST. CHARLES, Ill. — Outdoor activities continued on Friday at the Kane County Fair despite the excessive heat warnings. The most important thing to remember is to stay hydrated during the dangerous combination of extreme heat and humidity. The excessive heat warning is in effect until Saturday night. The Chicago area will be flirting with near triple digit temperatures. Laura Finkleman was manning a booth on Friday at the fair and said there wasn’t a big crowd there. Attendees of […]

  • Cubs try to keep fans, employees cool with hot weather plan

    CHICAGO — The intense heat wave didn’t stop Cubs fans from seeing the game on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field against the San Diego Padres. The Cubs implemented a hot weather plan for fan safety inside the ballpark. There were three cooling stations, ice packs available at a fan care booth and free ice water at all concession stands. They also gave their employees cooling towels and bags of ice. The employees rotated out of the sun more frequently with […]

  • Brookfield Zoo animals cool off with frozen treats, water misters

    BROOKFIELD, Ill. – Animal care staff at the Brookfield Zoo gave animals some frozen treats on Friday to help them beat the heat. Animals like polar bears, sloth bears and even rhinos were able to enjoy blocks of ice. Depending on the animal, there were different things in the icy treats. Some of the desserts were filled with fruits and vegetables, while others had meats and bones. Polar and grizzly bears received 300-pound blocks of ice, but seemed to prefer […]

  • Some Chicago-area beaches closed due to bacteria levels, swim advisory for others

    CHICAGO — Three Chicago-area beaches are closed and two are under a swim advisory. The City of Evanston posted a beach status update on Friday morning, that the water of Clark St. Beach, Greenwood St Beach and Lee St. Beach were all closed due to elevated bacteria levels. Swimming is not allowed due to the bacteria, but admittance into the sandy area of the beach is still allowed. Two beaches in Chicago were also put under a swim advisory on […]

  • FULL LIST: Chicago area cooling centers 2019

    CHICAGO — High temperatures can be dangerous for people who do not have access to air conditioning. Here is a comprehensive list of cooling centers across the Chicago area: Click here for Cook County: Berwyn Township 2700 S. Harlem Ave. M/T/W/TH: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun.: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Bloom Township 425 S. Halsted St. M/W: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. T/TH: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat/Sun: Closed Bremen Township 15350 S. Oak Park Ave. M/T/W/TH/F: […]

  • Mr. Fix It gives tips on how to beat the heat

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