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  • 2 men robbed of Canada Goose coats in South Loop; one incident caught on video

    CHICAGO — Two men were robbed of their Canada Goose jackets, just about 20 minutes apart, in the South Loop. One of the robberies was captured on surveillance video. The first robbery happened around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 2100 block of China Place. A 54-year-old man was walking when two men pulled up in a white Mercedes sedan, showed a gun and demanded the coat. The victim was hit in the face, but refused medical treatment. The suspects also […]

  • Man shot by Naperville cop after pointing gun at officers, police say

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. —  A Naperville police officer shot a man, who authorities say pointed a gun at officers. Police responded to a call of a suspicious person around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at a strip mall on Ogden Avenue, near River Road. When police arrived the 27-year-old man was standing in the parking lot with a gun to his head. Police say as they approached him, the man moved toward the officers and pointed his gun at them. One officer opened fire, and […]

  • Man, 32, killed in snowmobile accident in Harvard

    HARVARD, Ill. — A man was killed in a snowmobile accident in McHenry County. The McHenry County coroner identified the man as Brandon Shields, 32. Shields, along with two others, were driving snowmobiles around 1 a.m. Wednesday in the area north of Mokeler Creek in Harvard. Officials said Shields crashed his snowmobile into a tree.  He was pronounced dead at the scene. There were white out conditions around the time of the crash. Shields lived near the area. An autopsy is scheduled […]

  • Wintry mix of ice, sleet and snow cause messy and slick morning commute

    CHICAGO — The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for McHenry County that will remain in effect until noon Wednesday. Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings remain for several Chicago-area counties including DuPage, Cook, Lee, Lake, Kankakee, Kane, Will, Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle, DeKalb A wintry mix of snow, ice and freezing rain is blanketing the Chicago area. The morning commute was impacted by accumulating snow that continued Wednesday morning generally from Chicago west and north. 1 to 4-inches of additional […]

  • 3-year-old boy missing from grandmother’s backyard in North Carolina

    ERNUL, N.C. — A 3-year-old boy went missing from his grandmother’s backyard in Craven County on Tuesday, according to WCTI. Casey Lynn Hathaway was last seen at about 1 p.m., playing with two other kids in the backyard. Casey’s grandmother and others spent 45 minutes searching for the boy before calling 911, WCTI reports. More than 100 volunteers joined the search Tuesday night. According to WGHP,  now the State Bureau of Investigation is urging residents in the Ernul area to check […]

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    Cook County warming centers: Full 2019 list

    CHICAGO — As temperatures plunge across the area, Cook County has opened its warming centers for residents. Here’s the full list: Berwyn (Library) 2701 S. Harlem Ave. Berwyn, IL 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. M-THU 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. F-SAT 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. SUN Transport: No Berwyn (Freedom Park) 3701 S. Scoville Ave. Berwyn, IL 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M-THU 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. F Transport: No Berwyn (Recreational Dept.) 6501 W. 31st St. Berwyn, IL 7:00 a.m. – […]

  • Transgender woman sues Pritzker for discrimination

    CHICAGO — A transgender woman is suing governor J.B. Pritzker’s campaign for sexual discrimination. Emma Todd worked for the campaign and says she received positive feedback. However, she was assigned to a new supervisor last February. Todd says the supervisor told her she was the reason people don’t like transgender people. The lawsuit claims that Todd was fired last March based on discrimination. A spokesman for the governor’s campaign said she was fired for a number of disciplinary issues, and the […]

  • Protest march to be held over outcome of Laquan McDonald case

    CHICAGO — A protest march over the Laquan McDonald case begins at noon Monday at 51st and King Drive. Activists and residents are frustrated that three Chicago police officers were acquitted of covering up for McDonald’s murder in 2014. On Friday,  former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison for the murder of McDonald. Van Dyke, 40, will likely serve slightly more than three years. His sentence is based on his […]

  • Boy, 13, shot outside Uber on Far South Side

    CHICAGO — A 13-year-old boy was shot in the head as he exited a rideshare vehicle on the city’s Far South Side. It happened just after 2 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of West 105th Street in the Fernwood neighborhood. According to Chicago police, the boy was dropped off by an Uber when two people confronted him. They talked for a moment, then one of them shot the boy. He suffered a graze wound to the head and is in […]

  • Winter Storm Warning issued for entire Chicago area Friday afternoon into Saturday

    CHICAGO — A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect for the entire area starting Friday afternoon through noon on Saturday. Heavy snow with accumulations of five to nine inches expected, with winds gusting from 30-35 mph. The Winter Storm Warning will begin at 3 p.m. Friday for some areas, and end around noon Saturday. Lake, DuPage and Cook Counties will be impacted. Here’s a closer look at when that Winter Storm Warning starts for your area: Winter Storm WARNING […]