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  • Ex-Ald. Danny Solis caught on tape planning to ask Reinsdorf group for donations

    CHICAGO — Former 25th Ward Ald. Danny Solis was caught on an FBI wiretap four years ago, discussing soliciting campaign donations from a real estate group including Jerry Reinsdorf. The Chicago Sun-Times reports at the time, Reinsdorf’s group needed Solis to approve a $40 million apartment complex to be built near the United Center. On the wiretap recording, Solis can be heard waving off a warning from an aide about a potential conflict of interest. The recording was one of […]

  • Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act introduced

    WASHINGTON — Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois are co-sponsors of the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act. The legislation introduced today calls on the Trump Administration to reform how children are treated when they arrive at the border. Thirty-one other Democratic Senators have signed on to the bill, including Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York. The bill also calls for an end to family separations, except in cases authorized by a court or child welfare agency, […]

  • Many drivers underestimate dangers of driving while high: AAA survey

    CHICAGO — The AAA has some sobering new data about driving high as more states legalize marijuana. A survey found nearly 15 million people admitted to driving within an hour of using pot — and nearly 70% of those asked said they think it’s unlikely those driving high will get caught. Many drivers don’t think driving high is as dangerous as driving drunk. But AAA statistics show motorists impaired by marijuana are twice as likely to have an accident than […]

  • Lurie Children’s Hospital slips from top 10 list

    CHICAGO — Lurie Children’s Hospital has slipped out of U.S. News and World Reports’ top 10 list for best children’s hospitals. It’s the first time in eight years it didn’t make the cut. Last year Lurie, part of Northwestern University Memorial Hospital, held the 10th and final spot. Several of the hospital’s specialties are still highly ranked, including cardiology/heart surgery, which ranks second in the nation. Three other departments at Lurie’s are in the top 10, and six more rank […]

  • Man with disability, family dog killed in house fire on Northwest Side

    CHICAGO — Investigators are at the scene of a home on the city’s Northwest Side where a man with a disability and the family dog were killed after a house caught fire. Firefighters were called just before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday to the two-story brick home, located at 4850 N. Keystone in the North Mayfair neighborhood. After putting out a fire in the basement, they found 39-year old Antonio Zepeda who lived there. Family members tell WGN the man suffered from […]

  • Foxx on track to expunge marijuana convictions

    CHICAGO — Thousands of Cook County residents could have marijuana convictions wiped from their records in coming months.  But State’s Attorney Kim Foxx says her office is still working on how to do it. Foxx also tells The Chicago Sun-Times her office is taking a look at it’s policy toward prosecuting those arrested for the sale of marijuana. That review is still in its early stages. Foxx says her office is seeking to enlist a nonprofit, Code For America, which […]

  • Chicago mayoral candidates make final push before Election Day

    CHICAGO — On the last day before Chicago’s mayoral runoff election, the two remaining candidates are both pushing to get out the vote, and encouraging residents to choose between two different messages. Frontrunner Lori Lightfoot was at the Garfield Red Line Station on Monday morning greeting commuters. She then crisscrossed the city, encouraging as many people as possible to get to the polls Tuesday. Lightfoot, a former prosecutor and head of the police oversight board, is positioning herself as the […]

  • Suspect in fatal shooting of deputy to appear in court Monday

    MCHENRY COUNTY, Ill. – Friends, family and the law enforcement community continued to mourn the loss of a McHenry County Deputy who was shot and killed Thursday outside a Rockford hotel. Deputy Jacob Keltner, 35, was shot as he worked with a task force to serve an arrest warrant at Extended Stay Hotel in Rockford.  Keltner was a deputy assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Service. Authorities have charged Floyd E. Brown, 39, with murder in Keltner’s death. Brown is believed […]

  • Mail-in ballots could be major factor in Chicago mayor’s race

    CHICAGO —  Chicago’s municipal election is less than 24 hours away, with a crowded mayoral field and 50 aldermanic seats up for grabs. Fourteen candidates are vying to replace Mayor Rahm Emanuel who decided not to seek a third term. With such a large field and low voter turnout expected, political analysts believe the contest may not be decided until the mail-in ballots are counted. They must be postmarked by Tuesday, but could take days to come in. If no […]

  • Missing woman with autism found unresponsive near Bristol

    BRISTOL Ill. — A massive search by several police departments in Kendall County found a 37-year -old woman with autism five hours after she was reported missing. The woman, identified only as “Wendy,” was found around midnight near Bristol, Illinois. Searchers discovered her unresponsive in a creek east of Willow Lane and north of Galena Road. Rescuers immediately began CPR on her and she was taken to Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora. The Kendall County Sheriff’s Department’s drone and a […]

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