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  • Chicago police investigate 2 attempted child luring cases

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are investigating after two attempted child luring cases in the past two days. Police are searching for three men accused of trying to lure a 4-year-old girl in the city’s Jefferson Park neighborhood. The incident happened Tuesday afternoon in the 4000 Block of North Plainfield Avenue. The girl was standing in front of her house when a white van with three men pulled up. Someone inside the van tried to offer the girl candy. The girl […]

  • 14-year-old boy killed in drive-by shooting in West Englewood

    CHICAGO — A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting on the city’s South Side. The boy was standing on the street shortly after midnight Wednesday on 67th and Winchester in the West Englewood neighborhood. A white car approached the boy and someone inside opened fire, shooting him in the head. The victim’s name has not yet been released. No one is in custody. An investigation is underway.

  • Bull-running Veteran Bill Hillmann back to tell us about this year’s festival in Spain

  • Taco truck vendor shot, robbed in Back of the Yards

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are investigating the robbery and shooting of a taco truck vendor. The man was robbed near 48th and Throop around noon Monday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. The suspect demanded money and then shot the victim twice, hitting him in the arm and the back. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. No one is in custody.  

  • Engine failure may be cause of helicopter crash near I-57, NTSB says

    CHICAGO — Investigators have released new information of what may have caused a medical helicopter crash on the South Side near Interstate 57 earlier this month. A preliminary report from the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) says it may have been caused by both engines failing. The helicopter was flying from a hospital in Indiana to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn. The pilot sent out a Mayday call shortly before the crash. Surveillance video from a nearby CTA station shows […]

  • 2 extricated after SUV slams into Dairy Queen in Homewood

    HOMEWOOD, Ill. — Two people are hospitalized after a SUV crashed into a Dairy Queen fast-food restaurant in Homewood. The accident happened just before 4 a.m. Tuesday at the Dairy Queen located at 1700 Ridge Rd. The SUV ended up completely inside the restaurant. Homewood fire officials confirm two people were extricated from the SUV and transported to Advocate Christ in Oak Lawn. The conditions of the victims are unknown at this time. The Dairy Queen is heavily damaged due to […]

  • Man, 64, killed in hit-and-run on NW Side

    CHICAGO — Investigators are searching for the driver in a deadly hit-and-run on the city’s Northwest Side. The incident happened around 10 p.m. Sunday near Fullerton and Laramie in the Cragin neighborhood. The man was crossing the street when he was hit by a white Ford Edge SUV going eastbound. The driver continued driving and was last seen heading north on Laramie. No one is in custody. The victim’s identity is identified as 64-year-old Alberto Zavala. Neighbors described him as a […]

  • Police search for gunman who fatally shot woman, 59, during attempted carjacking

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are searching for a gunman who shot and killed a woman during an attempted carjacking on the city’s West Side. Police were called to the 900 block of North Kedvale Avenue around 7:15 a.m. Sunday on a report that a woman was shot. Police say a 71-year-old man, 70-year-old woman and 59-year-old woman were all in a vehicle when a man approached the driver’s side and pulled a gun in an attempt to steal the vehicle. The […]

  • Man, 82, in critical condition after being shot in back while walking dog

    CHICAGO — Homer Donehue, 82, was walking his dog near a younger couple around 10:40 p.m. Thursday, when a man dressed in all black and wearing a ski mask opened fire, police say. The 22-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder, and the 31-year-old man was shot in the ankle. Donehue was shot in the back. “He’s walking the dog and didn’t even make it two doors down and they shot my father down,” said Rhonda Donehue, the victim’s daughter. Paramedics […]

  • Chuck E. Cheese’s offers pay your age deal July 13 after Build-A-Bear chaos

    Didn’t get a stuffed teddy during Build-A-Bear’s promotion on Thursday? Chuck E. Cheese wants to help. The popular children’s restaurant chain announced on Facebook their own version of Build-A-Bear’s “Pay Your Age” deal. According to Chuck E. Cheese’s, parents can pay their child’s age and receive 30 minutes of “All You Can Play” on Friday, July 13. The offer is available only at locations where “Play Pass” is available. The deal comes a day after Build-A-Bear had to shut down […]