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  • Future uncertain for Arlington International Racecourse

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.  — The Illinois Racing Board is demanding more details on the long term plans for the Arlington International Racecourse by Tuesday. This week, the board delayed a vote on awarding racing dates for next year. Saturday is the last day of racing for 2019. Arlington’s future remains uncertain. After lobbying for the gaming expansion that Gov. Pritzker signed into law in June, the racetrack’s parent company Churchill Downs, Inc. made the surprise announcement that it would not seek […]

  • Warm temperatures continue into workweek

  • Bride finds secret message from late mother on wedding shoes

    LONDON — A bride-to-be received a sentimental gift from her late mother when she opened a box containing her wedding shoes, according to WPVI-TV. On both soles of the pink suede high heels the mother etched a thoughtful note for her daughter to have on her wedding day. In short, the message read: “Wanted you to have a gift from me on your wedding day. Hope you have a magical day. Lots and lots of love and big hugs, Mum.” […]

  • Attorney Gloria Allred talks about new accusations of sexual misconduct against R. Kelly

    Attorney Gloria Allred talks with Larry and Robin about new accusations against R. Kelly.

  • 2 Chicago-area dogs featured in this year’s Puppy Bowl

    CHICAGO — Some people are looking forward to the Super Bowl on Sunday — while others are waiting for Puppy Bowl XV. Two of Chicago’s Very Own are starring in this year’s lineup. Clover and Firework were shelter dogs in the area. Clover has already been adopted from One Tail at a Time Dog Rescue in Bucktown. She now lives in a suburb and has a big yard. Firework is from South Suburban Humane Society in Chicago Heights, and is […]

  • Chicago police expand crackdown on stolen vehicles

    CHICAGO – Chicago police expand their crackdown on stolen vehicles. Mayor Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced on Tuesday morning the addition of 200 more License Plate Readers. The LPR’s help officers quickly identify and recover stolen vehicles by matching license plates against the list of stolen cars. The extra LPR’s will be rolled out over the next four months. Until now, there were only 44 in the city. By the end of April, every police district will have […]

  • Chicago police release October crime stats, say shootings are down

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department released its crime numbers for October of this year. There were 11 fewer murders than there were in October 2017. There were 259 shooting victims this October — that is 16 fewer than in October of last year. Police said overall reported crime is down 8 percent from what it was at this time last year. A breakdown of the numbers is listed below: Shootings: Jan. 1 to Oct. 31 2016: 3000 2017: 2443 […]

  • Chicago considers increasing drone security at large events

    CHICAGO — Chicago could get a new program to deal with the security threat of drones flying over large events, such as Lollapalooza and the Chicago Marathon. Alicia Tate-Nadeau, the head of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications, says the agency has a grant to pay for the program. Tate-Nadeau recently addressed City Council during a budget hearing. She says it’s too early to commit to a concrete plan, but wants members of city council to think about solutions […]

  • PAWS Chicago returns with rescued animals from Florida

    CHICAGO — A team of volunteers with PAWS will return from Florida today. They left on Sunday and brought back animals that have been in shelters since before Hurricane Michael tore through the panhandle. Several shelters in Florida contacted PAWS to take in some animals so they make room for those that were displaced by the storm. The volunteers brought back 11 dogs and 24 cats. PAWS says the animals will need medical exams and plenty of rest before they […]

  • 2 Chicago officers face firing over fatal 2016 shooting

    CHICAGO — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is recommending that two officers be fired for fatally shooting a teenager in 2016. Officers Michael Coughlin Jr. and Jose Torres shot at a stolen Jaguar that Paul O’Neal was driving. A third officer ultimately shot and killed O’Neal during a foot chase. Last year, the police watchdog agency found the officers violated department policy when they fired at the vehicle. However, prosecutors said they would not charged the officers. The case will […]

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