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  • Man fatally shot near St. Sabina hours after peace march held on MLK birthday

    CHICAGO — A man was shot and killed near St. Sabina, just hours after a peace march organized by the church on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The shooting happened around 11:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of West 78th Place in the Gresham neighborhood. Police said a 23-year-old man was shot in the chest while standing outside. After he was shot, the man banged on a car window begging for help from a driver who was leaving St. […]

  • 66-year-old veteran receives outpouring of donations with help from Berwyn police

    BERWYN, Ill. — A Vietnam veteran received an outpouring of various donations — with the help of Berwyn police and social media. Officers were called to the home of 66-year-old James Nicoletti for a well-being check earlier this month. Nicoletti had just moved to Illinois and called the Veteran’s Affairs Hotline because he was in need of assistance. When responding Officer Edward Tovar arrived, Nicoletti told him he had not eaten in several days, was sleeping in the bath tub, […]

  • Boy, 8, missing from South Side found safe

    CHICAGO — An 8-year-old boy reported missing from Parkway Gardens on the South Side has been found safe. The boy disappeared around 3 p.m. Wednesday from the area of 64th and King Drive. WGN has confirmed with Chicago police that the boy has been located. He was taken to an area hospital to be checked and reunited with his family. Police said the boy spent the night at his friend’s house and did not let his family know where he […]

  • Man injured in wrong-way crash on Lake Shore Drive near Diversey

    CHICAGO — A man was injured after a head-on crash on Lake Shore Drive. The crash happened around 4 a.m. Thursday on southbound Lake Shore Drive near Diversey. Police said a 31-year-old man driving a black Nissan Maxima was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive, when he struck a silver Ford Fusion — driven by a 29-year-old man — head-on. The 29-year-old was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition with neck and back pain.  The […]

  • Woman, 20, fatally shot while sitting inside parked car in Auburn Gresham

    CHICAGO — A 20-year-old woman was shot and killed while sitting inside a parked vehicle in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side. Police said a witness saw the woman sitting inside a black sedan in the 1400 block of West 83rd Street just after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, when an armed man approached the vehicle and shot her in the head and upper right chest. He then fled the scene. Officers said Shotspotter technology alerted them to the shooting […]

  • Body of Hazel Crest soldier killed in Kenya returns home

    HAZEL CREST, Ill. — The body of Army Specialist Henry “Mitch” Mayfield Jr. has returned home to the Chicago area Wednesday. Family members, veterans and residents of south suburban Hazel Crest gathered Tuesday to honor the service of Mayfield, Jr., a 23-year-old who was one of three killed during a terror attack on a U.S. base in Kenya on Jan. 5. Mayfield Jr.’s casket arrived at O’Hare Airport shortly after noon. Retired State Command Sgt Major Howard O. Robinsson was […]

  • Gunmen rob 5 Chicago city workers setting up work zone on Northwest Side

    CHICAGO — Five employees with the Chicago Department of Transportation were robbed at gunpoint on the city’s Northwest Side, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The incident happened around 8:15 a.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of North Lavergne Avenue as the men were setting up a construction zone in the Austin neighborhood. Police said two gunmen approached the workers in an alley and demanded their personal property. Police said that after grabbing property from each of the workers, the gunmen […]

  • Nexstar to launch national primetime nightly newscast on WGN America

    CHICAGO — WGN America will launch a LIVE primetime national newscast that will be based out of WGN-TV in Chicago. Nexstar, the company that owns WGN-TV and WGN America, made the announcement Wednesday morning. The three-hour nightly newscast called “News Nation” will air from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. — and will debut this summer. According to a news release, News Nation will deliver breaking, fact-based news from around the country that is impactful, educational and unbiased. “News Nation will […]

  • VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren appears to snub Bernie Sanders’ handshake after Iowa debate

    It was the last Democratic debate before the primaries Tuesday night. Bernie Sanders denied the recent reports that he once told Elizabeth Warren that a woman couldn’t win the election. Seconds after the debate ended, Warren shook hands with Tom Steyer and Joe Biden. But when Sanders extended his hand, she noticeably didn’t take it. The two instead had an animated conversation, which wasn’t picked up by microphones. In a post-debate interview, Steyer said being in the middle of the […]

  • Suspect in murder of woman at Merrillville hotel killed in police shootout

    MERRILLVILLE, Ind. — A deadly police shoot out in Gary has been linked to a murder in Merrillville. Gary police officers shot and killed Keenan McCain, 29, after he barricaded himself with a gun inside a residence Monday. Police said McCain was shot after he wounded two  officers. McCain was the lone suspect in the murder of 44-year-old Betsy Claudio. Claudio was strangled and left for dead in a room at the Hampton Inn in Merrillville on Sunday. Police believe […]

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