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  • Prospect Heights fire was started by teen playing with lighter, source says

    PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Ill. — Hundreds of residents of an apartment complex in Prospect Heights are homeless after a massive fire ripped through three buildings Wednesday. According to a source, authorities are investigating multiple reports that the fire was started by a 13-year-old boy playing with a lighter. Local authorities are now asking for clothing and cash donations. Clothing can be brought to the River Trails Condominium Association, 811 Apple Dr., in Prospect Heights, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, […]

  • Woman fatally shot while walking into her apartment building in Washington Park

    CHICAGO — A woman was shot and killed while walking into a residential building in the city’s Washington Park neighborhood. Lashonna Howard, 27, was walking with another person into her apartment building in the 5600 block of South Michigan Avenue around 1:30 a.m. Thursday when shots were fired. Howard was hit in the head and leg. She was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Howard was the mother of two girls, an 8-year-old and a 12-year-old. Her daughters, along with […]

  • Video released of ATF agent shot in Back of the Yards

    CHICAGO — Newly released video shows the shooting of a federal agent in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. The shooting happened May near 44th and Hermitage. The agent was shot in the face during an ATF operation on the South Side. He was released from the hospital days later and is expected to fully recover. In the video, the undercover agent is seen dropping to the ground before a car pulls into the frame. The agent was shot while […]

  • LaVar Ball is coming to Chicago this weekend

    The founder of Big Baller Brand, LaVar Ball covers a wide range of topics ahead of his Junior Basketball Association stop in Chicago this weekend. Ball talks about his showmanship, who can beat him in basketball and even offers praise for Pat Tomasulo. He also addresses the progress of his league and the controversy surrounding the coach of the Chicago team. The JBA and a Big Baller Brand Pop-Up Shop heads to the Wintrust Arena Saturday night. For tickets go […]

  • Amber Alert canceled after missing 9-year-old boy found safe in Indiana

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A statewide Amber Alert has been canceled in Indiana after a missing 9-year-old boy was found safe Thursday. Police initially said John Gyuriak, 9, was last seen at 11 p.m. Wednesday in South Bend, Ind., and was taken by his mother, 29-year-old Areca Gyuriak. Police believed the boy was in extreme danger. The Amber Alert was canceled shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday after John was found safe. No other details were immediately available.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]