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  • Chicago’s winter parking ban in effect

    CHICAGO — Chicago’s winter parking ban went into effect early Saturday morning. Trucks were lined up and ready to tow when the clock struck 3 a.m. The winter ban restricts overnight parking between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. along 107 miles of main city roads. There is also a ban across the city any time there is at least two inches of snow on the ground. The purpose of the ban is to keep streets clear so that snow plows […]

  • Hoodie sparks Black Friday chaos at Victoria’s Secret in Tenn.

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – A deal at Victoria’s Secret had people at a mall in Tennessee pushing and shoving to get their hands on a hoodie. As soon as doors opened, shoppers started fighting over Sherpa hoodies. The item was advertised as a $79.95 value, marked down to $35 for Black Friday. An employee originally tried to tell shoppers to calm down. When that didn’t work, she sought higher ground, climbing onto the table to keep from getting trampled.

  • Fire at abandoned building on West Side

    CHICAGO – A fire broke out early Saturday morning at an abandoned building on the city’s West Side. The fire started around 4:00 a.m. in a three-story building in the 4900 block of W. Adams St. The flames spread to a building next door that was undergoing renovations. It was not occupied. No injuries were reported.

  • Man shot 6 times, walks to bus stop in critical condition

    CHICAGO — Chicago police found a man with multiple gunshot wounds near a bus stop in the South Shore neighborhood around 11:30 p.m. Friday. The 36-year-old man had been shot once in his face and five times in his chest, according to the Chicago Police Department. He was taken in critical condition to University of Chicago Hospital. The man told police he was shot inside a nearby apartment and was able to leave. He walked toward the bus stop at […]

  • 2 pedestrians hit by cars, 1 fatally, in Evanston

    EVANSTON, Ill. — One man is dead and another critically injured after they were hit by drivers in two separate incidents in Evanston. One happened on the border of Rogers Park at Howard and Chicago. Police say a 66-year-old man was walking within the crosswalk when he was hit around 8:30 Wednesday night. The driver initially fled the scene. He later turned himself into police. He is in custody and charges are pending. The other incident happened an hour later […]

  • Man killed in Waukegan shooting

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. – A shooting in Waukegan left one man dead. Officers found the victim while responding to a call of shots fired around 10 p.m. Wednesday in a parking lot in the 1400 block of Grand Ave. Police identify the victim as a 28-year-old man from Zion. About an hour after the first call, another shooting victim showed up at a nearby hospital. That man is in serious but stable condition. It’s not clear yet if the shootings are […]

  • Families support resolution to protect undocumented parents

    CHICAGO – A City Council committee heard testimony Monday in support of a resolution calling on Congress to pass legislation protecting undocumented parents from deportation. The resolution sponsored by Alderman Robert Maldonado asks Congress to pass legislation providing visas to undocumented parents with children who are U.S. citizens or are DACA eligible. It would also be offered to parents with temporary protected status. The visa would allow those without criminal convictions and their children to stay and work in the […]

  • 1 killed, 1 wounded in Marquette Park shooting

    CHICAGO — One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting on the Southwest Side. The shooting happened just before 1:40 a.m. Saturday near 72nd Street and Western Avenue in Marquette Park. Police said two 25-year-old men were standing outside when they heard gunfire and realized they’d been shot. Paramedics took both men to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where one was pronounced dead. The other man’s condition had stabilized.

  • Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run on Northwest Side

    CHICAGO — Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash on the Northwest Side. It happened at 7:45 p.m. Thursday in the Edgebrook neighborhood. Steven Lajin, 22, was riding a motorcycle near Le Mai and Ionia when he was rear-ended by a small black vehicle. Witnesses say Lajin was thrown from his motorcycle and hit a tree. He was wearing a helmet. Lajin was pronounced dead at Lutheran General Hospital. His family say […]

  • Shoplifters attack employees at Greektown Walgreens

    CHICAGO — Two Walgreens employees were attacked while trying to stop shoplifters early Saturday. The incident happened around 2:45 a.m. at a Greektown Walgreens near Halsted and Monroe streets. Three men walked out of the store without paying for items, according to the Chicago Police Department. When employees attempted to stop the men, they fought back. A 48-year-old employee was punched in his face. A 45-year-old employee was shoved; she did not fall. Both employees were treated on the scene. […]