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  • Supreme Court rejects bid to re-sentence Jason Van Dyke in Laquan McDonald case

    CHICAGO — The Illinois Supreme Court has rejected a bid by prosecutor’s to re-sentence former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in the murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The February request by Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Kane County State’s Attorney Joseph McMahon argued that Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan got the guidelines wrong in his sentencing in January. The request came after many criticized the sentence was far too lenient. Van Dyke was convicted in October 2018 of […]

  • UIC graduate workers begin strike Tuesday

    CHICAGO — Graduate workers at the University of Illinois at Chicago went on strike Tuesday. The workers staged a picket outside Jane Addams Hull-House at 800 S. Halsted St. They have been without an agreement for more than a year now. Over 1,500 graduate and teaching assistants are expected to participate in the strike. Talks between the Graduate Employees Organization and university administration are at odds over wages and fee waivers. The union claims some members make just $18,000 a […]

  • 4-day Lollapalooza passes on sale Tuesday

    CHICAGO — Four-day general admission tickets for Lollapalooza go on sale starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The passes cost $340, plus taxes and fees through Lollapalooza.com. A layaway plan will be available this year to pay for your tickets in multiple installments. The four-day Lollapalooza Festival will run from August 1-4 in Chicago’s Grant Park. Single-day tickets are not for sale yet, but are “coming soon,” according to the official Lollapalooza website. The line-up for this year’s festival has not […]

  • Terrorism analyst Tom Mockaitis on New Zealand mosque terror attacks

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  • Netflix drops Lori Loughlin from ‘Fuller House’

    Lori Loughlin’s character “Aunt Becky” has not been written into the fifth season of “Fuller House.” According to the Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has dropped the actress in the wake of the college admissions bribery scandal. The Hallmark Channel has already cut ties with Loughlin. She and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are charged with paying $500,000 to help get their daughters into the University of Southern California.  

  • Boy, 10, killed after van crashes into retention pond

    KANE COUNTY, Ill. — A 10-year-old boy was killed after a crash in Kane County. It happened just before 7 p.m. Sunday. Cameron Simmons, 10, was riding in the van with a woman and a girl,  westbound and exited I-90 at Route 47.  The van veered off the pavement, rolled over, and landed upside-down in a retention pond. The woman and the girl survived with the help of two bystanders. Cameron was rushed to the hospital where he later died. […]

  • Man with paraplegia rescued from house fire in Englewood

    CHICAGO — A man with paraplegia was rescued from a building fire on Chicago’s South Side. The fire started just before 2 a.m. Monday on the second-floor of a building in the 6900 block of South Parnell Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood. 37-year-old Dante Copeland was wrapped in blankets and carried out from the basement of the building to safety by firefighters. Firefighters believe Copeland was burned on his chest during the rescue. His mother said he uses a wheelchair, […]

  • Chicago ‘dibs’ on street parking officially ends Monday

    CHICAGO — The city of Chicago says dibs season officially ends today. The Department of Streets and Sanitation is sweeping the streets of any large debris starting Monday morning. If your favorite parking spot is reserved with a chair or cone, your dib will be taken. Chicago got a longer dibs season than usual this year because of the harsh weather. The city made their sweep a full month earlier last year.

  • 1 killed, 1 seriously injured in rollover crash on Bishop Ford

    CHICAGO — One person was killed and another person was seriously injured after a rollover crash on the Bishop Ford on Chicago’s Far South Side. The accident happened around 10 p.m. Sunday near 130th Street. According to Illinois State Police, a car traveling northbound at a high-speed veered off the freeway and rolled onto a side street. A man was pinned inside the car and killed. A 37-year-old woman was ejected from the car. She was transported to University of […]

  • EF-0 tornado touched down in Lowell, Indiana Thursday, NWS confirms

    LOWELL, Ind. — The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-0 tornado touched down in Northwest Indiana. Officials say the “short-lived” tornado touched down in Lowell, Indiana around 1:50 p.m. Thursday. The EF-0 caused winds as high as 85 m.p.h and traveled for 1.5 miles with a width of 75 yards. It lasted about two or three minutes and may have lifted briefly once or twice. The damage was limited mostly to trees, with one falling on a home. […]

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