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  • Waukegan residents rescued from homes after severe weather hits northern suburbs

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Another night of severe storms led to flash flooding across the Chicago-area Friday morning, especially in the northern suburbs. In Waukegan, firefighters had to rescue residents trapped in their homes on Helmholz Ave. near Jackson Street. Fire crews had to carry members of a family — including a child — and their pets to safety. On the same street, a man and his 14-year-old son were displaced due to major flooding in their home. Vehicles became submerged […]

  • Chicago firm to file suit against major e-cigarette company

    CHICAGO — A Chicago law firm is suing a major e-cigarette company and an area gas station. Romanucci and Blandin announced the suit Friday on behalf of an 18-year-old in Lake County, who suffered from vaping-related illness, including vomiting, shaking and difficulty breathing. Adam Hergenreder said after two years of smoking JUULs, he has the lungs of a 70-year-old, and he’s suing, alleging that JUUL used deceptive marketing practices to target teens. The lawsuit also names a gas station in […]

  • Trial begins in murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee

    CHICAGO — Jury selection begins Friday for the man accused of killing 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee. Dwright Boone-Doty wanted to act as his own lawyer but when a judge rejected his plea for more time to prepare his case, Doty asked for a court-appointed attorney. Prosecutors said he killed Tyshawn in 2015 to send a message to his father, Pierre Stokes, a purported member of a rival gang. Doty and a second defendant, Corey Morgan, will be tried together but before […]

  • Indiana teen dies after found unresponsive in high school pool

    GARY, Ind. — The Lake County, Ind. Sheriff’s office is investigating the death of a student who was found unresponsive in the pool at his high school. Curtis Walton, 14, was a football player at Calumet New Tech High School in Northwest Indiana. Witnesses say after football practice on Wednesday, the coach allowed the players into the school pool to cool off.  The teen collapsed and headed toward the bottom of the pool. Two of Walton’s teammates and all the […]

  • Man, 25, charged after dropping package of narcotics in Logan Square mailbox, police say

    CHICAGO — A 25-year-old man faces felony charges after allegedly placing a package with narcotics into a mailbox in Logan Square. Pawel Borowski-Beszta, of Chicago’s Gold Coast, is charged with one felony count of controlled substance trafficking and one felony count of possession of a controlled substance. Police were alerted to a “suspicious package” inside a U.S.P.S. mailbox in the 3600 block of West Fullerton Avenue around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, which prompted a hazardous materials response and shut down streets […]

  • 3 men, 1 teen injured in West Town shooting

    CHICAGO —Three men and one teenage boy were injured in a shooting in the West Town neighborhood. The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 2200 block of West Maypole Avenue and North Oakley Boulevard, when the group was approached by someone who opened fire. They all ran from the location of the shooting before being picked up by ambulances. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the left leg, an 18-year-old man was shot in the buttocks and a […]

  • 9/11 memorials and remembrances around US for 2019 — including Chicago area

    It’s become a solemn and sacred ritual in the United States each September 11 — pausing for part of the day to remember the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks. While the attacks happened at the Twin Towers in lower Manhattan, the Pentagon across the Potomac River from Washington and a lonely field outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the entire nation — and indeed the world — absorbed the horror of airliners being turned into weapons. Demonstrating the enduring legacy of that day in 2001, […]

  • Judge denies gag order in Marlen Ochoa-Lopez case

    CHICAGO — A Cook County judge rejected the request to issue a gag order in the murder cases of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez and her son, Yovanny. Clarisa Figueroa and her daughter Desiree Figueroa were accused of strangling Marlen Ochoa-Lopez in April and cutting her unborn child from her womb. The baby, Yovanny Jadiel Lopez, was placed on life support, but died 53 days later. In their request for a gag order, lawyers for the defense argued their clients could not get […]

  • Woman, 18, shot and killed in Back of the Yards

    CHICAGO — An 18-year-old woman was shot and killed in the Back of the Yards neighborhood while walking home from work Sunday night. The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 900 block of West 52nd Street when an unknown man emerged from an alley and approached the woman who was walking in the street. Police said the two began arguing and the man pulled out a gun and shot her multiple times in the head and torso. The teen […]

  • Peeping Tom reported in Lakeview neighborhood, police say

    CHICAGO — Police are looking for a peeping Tom in the city’s Lakeview neighborhood. Officers responded to a suspicious person call just after 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the 3500 block of North Fremont. A 28-year-old woman reported a man playing an inappropriate video outside of her apartment window. A male witness also saw the offender touching himself outside the woman’s window. Police were not able find the offender and a description has not been provided. This is a developing story. […]

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