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  • 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. […]

  • After series of lakefront assaults, alderman calls for increased police presence

    CHICAGO — Chicago Alderman Brendan Reilly is calling for more police patrols downtown and along the lakefront after a series of attacks. The latest happened Thursday night in the Streeterville community. People walking along the lakefront were pushed into the water by a group of teenagers. Police said about 10 teens began surrounding people and forcing them into the lake. Similar incidents happened over Memorial Day weekend. Reilly said he believes the disturbances are meant to distract authorities so that […]

  • Puppy with 3 broken legs after getting thrown from overpass gets foster family

    SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. — A puppy thrown from an overpass has a new foster family. Trinity, a  7-month-old puppy, is heading home with her new family after she left the Animal Care Clinic in South Elgin Wednesday evening, one week after arriving with three broken legs. We first told you her story then, a dog left for dead below an overpass near the Illinois-Kentucky border. K9 Enrichment of Plainfield brought her to veterinarian Dr. Adam Conroy, who fixed her up for […]

  • Florida shooting survivors rally, demand gun control

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida are demanding tougher gun laws. They took part in an emotional rally in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday. The survivors raised their voices to say thoughts and prayers are not enough. “They say a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun. We call B.S.,” said student Emma Gonzalez. Student David Hogg also spoke on Saturday. “They would rather […]

  • VIDEO: Chicago remembers CPD Cmdr. Paul Bauer

    CHICAGO – Chicago pays tribute to slain Chicago Police Department Commander Paul Bauer. Bauer, 53, was fatally shot Tuesday while confronting a suspect outside the Thompson Center.