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  • Gunman at Mercy Hospital shot himself, was also shot by police: autopsy

    CHICAGO — The gunman who fatally shot three people at a South Side hospital Monday shot himself after police shot him in the abdomen, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said. Autopsy results were released Monday for 32-year-old Juan Lopez of Chicago — the man the Chicago Police Department identified as the gunman in Monday’s fatal shooting at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. The medical examiner said Lopez was shot in the abdomen and then shot himself in the head. The cause […]

  • These are the 3 victims in Chicago’s Mercy Hospital shooting

    CHICAGO — Chicago police say a domestic dispute led to a deadly shooting at Mercy Hospital on Chicago’s South Side. Police responded to the scene at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. for reports of shots fired just before 3:30 p.m. Monday. A Chicago police officer, an emergency room doctor and a first-year pharmacy resident, were all killed in the attack. The gunman, Juan Lopez, 32, also died, but it is unclear whether he died from police gunfire or […]

  • ‘When I aim I don’t miss’: Student arrested after online threat targeting suburban high school

    OAK LAWN, Ill. — Police have arrested a male student who posted an online threat targeting Oak Lawn Community High School. School officials say the threatening message was posted on Snapchat Sunday, and included a comment about a shooting at the school Monday. The post warned students not to go to school, and if they did they better hide because they would be shot “on sight.” “When I aim I don’t miss,” the post read. Oak Lawn police investigated and […]

  • 3 injured in Dan Ryan crash involving 2 semis

    CHICAGO — Three people were injured in a three-vehicle crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway. The accident, involving a car and two semi trucks, happened just before 3 a.m. Monday on the inbound Dan Ryan near 78th Street. At least five ambulances were called to the scene. Three people were transported to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. All lanes were blocked as emergency crews worked to clear the crash, but were reopened by 5:55 a.m. The cause of the crash has […]

  • 6 rescued after hours trapped inside elevator in former Hancock building

    CHICAGO — Six people were rescued after an elevator suddenly stopped for several hours in the building formerly known as the John Hancock Center. Around 12:30 a.m. Friday, the group was leaving the Signature Room when two cables broke, causing the elevator to stall near the 11th floor of Chicago’s fourth-tallest building. Fire officials said the elevator was in a “blind shaft”, which means there were no door openings. About 3 a.m., firefighters broke through a brick wall in the parking […]

  • Here’s how to help victims of the California wildfires

    At least 63 people are now dead from a Northern California wildfire, and officials say they have a missing persons list with 631 names on it in an ever-evolving accounting of the victims of the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century. The high number of missing people probably includes some who fled the blaze and don’t realize they’ve been reported missing, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said. He said he’s making the list public so people can see if they […]

  • Mr. Fix It with tips for preparing your home for Thanksgiving

    Mr. Fix It shares tips for making your home presentable as you host Thanksgiving.

  • 3rd grader reports Friday morning’s forecast

    Friday Forecaster: Lulu Tamayo, 3rd grade, Queen of Angels Elementary School

  • 2 killed in hit-and-run crash on South Side

    CHICAGO — Police are searching for the person who was involved in a crash that left two people dead. The two-car collision happened at 1 a.m. Thursday in the intersection of State Street and 71st Street in the Park Manor neighborhood. Police said a man speeding in a white car exited the northbound State Street ramp and collided with a black SUV on 71st Street. Two men in the SUV were taken to the hospital where they were pronounced dead. The […]

  • Tank crushes WGN live trucks during Primetime Special

    WGN-TV did something Wednesday night that (we think) has never been done on Chicago television ever before… A military tank crushed not one, but TWO, WGN live trucks on live TV! It happened out at the DuPage County Fairgrounds during our Morning News Primetime Special. There was a bit of a hiccup when the tank got stuck, but fans of our Morning Show probably expect nothing less from us. WGN Entertainment Critic Dean Richards, who was reporting live from the […]