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  • Man charged with sexually assaulting 3-year-old girl in bathroom of River North McDonald’s

    CHICAGO — A man is facing a sexual assault charge in the attack of a toddler in a bathroom at a River North McDonald’s. Christopher Puente, 34, was charged with felony predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under 13 years old. He also faces a misdemeanor count of criminal trespass to land, police said. According to police, Puente was accused of pulling a 3-year-old girl into a bathroom stall at the McDonald’s on the 600 block of North Clark […]

  • Dog found alive in trash bag in Willow Springs

    WILLOW SPRINGS, Ill. — A dog was found in a trash bag on the side of a road in southwest suburban Willow Springs, according to authorities. The pitbull was discovered “cold and severely dehydrated” in double-bagged trash bags Monday morning on Forest Avenue, just north of 87th Street. According to a Cook County spokesperson, the dog was rushed to a local vet for treatment, and is now recovering at South Suburban Humane Society. Staff at the humane society have named […]

  • Possible link between 3 carjackings, 3 armed robberies in less than 5 hour span, Chicago police say

    CHICAGO — Chicago police believe the same suspects may be responsible for a possible crime spree, pulling off three carjackings and three armed robberies in less than a five-hour span. Police said a man and a woman were carjacked just after 9 p.m. Wednesday on the 1500 block of North Dearborn Street in the Gold Coast. The couple was pulling into a garage in a 2018 Porsche, when they were approached by two men in masks and dark clothing. One […]

  • New Illinois bill would end religious exemptions for vaccines; 2nd bill would require HPV shots

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A new bill in Illinois would no longer allow parents to claim religious exemptions when opting out of vaccinations for their children. The proposal would also limit most types of medical exemptions, and allow students as young as 14 to get a vaccine without parental consent. Public health officials said it will prevent outbreaks of diseases thought to be eradicated, including the measles. According to the Chicago Tribune, if passed, Illinois would become the sixth state to […]

  • Chicago officer dragged during traffic stop in Logan Square

    CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer was injured after being dragged during a traffic stop. The officer stopped a vehicle shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday in the 3700 block of West Fullerton in the Logan Square neighborhood. According to police, as the officer approached the vehicle, the driver sped away — causing the officer to be dragged. The officer suffered some scrapes, but is said to be in good condition. Police are searching for the driver.

  • Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich released from prison

    WASHINGTON —Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been released from prison. According to the federal prison officials, Blagojevich was released Tuesday night. Earlier Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced he commuted Blagojevich’s  14-year prison sentence. Trump told reporters the former governor’s sentence was “ridiculous.” Blagojevich was convicted of political corruption just months after he appeared on Trump’s reality TV show, “Celebrity Apprentice.” Tuesday night, he arrived at O’Hare and then reunited with his family at his Ravenswood home. A press conference […]

  • Woman accused in hit-and-run that critically injured boy in Deerfield appears in court

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — A woman charged in a hit-and-run that critically injured a boy from Deerfield appeared in court Tuesday. Stacy Shapiro, 46 of Northbrook, faces a felony count of leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury. The accused driver had turned herself in on Friday after police issued a warrant for her arrest. The incident on Feb. 7 at the intersection of Deerfield Road and Beverly Place critically injured 12-year-old Chase Thompson of Deerfield. Thompson is autistic […]

  • LIVE performance from Kinetic Dance Company

    Kinetic Dance Company joins WGN Morning News with a performance. Check them out: Forces of Nature Winter Show 2020 March 12 Romeoville High School kinedanco.org

  • 11 children among 26 shot in Chicago over the weekend

    CHICAGO — Eleven children were shot and wounded across Chicago over the weekend. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the 11 kids were among 26 people shot in the city, including three fatalities. The latest child victim was a 17-year-old girl who was shot in Logan Square early Monday morning. Police said the teen was walking with a 19-year-old male in the 2900 block of North Harding Avenue, when three males approached in a SUV and asked the pair if they […]

  • City clears owner after dead horse found in Englewood, politicians call for ban

    CHICAGO — Several Chicago alderman are calling for changes to city ordinances after a horse was found dead in Englewood over the weekend. Chicago police and Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) found two horses in a yard near 61st and Carpenter Saturday, one of them deceased, after receiving multiple calls requesting well-being checks on the animals. Despite posts on social media, CACC said in a statement the animals appeared to be in decent shape, and the deceased horse’s owner […]

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