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  • Pedestrian struck by Metra train in West Hinsdale, inbound BNSF trains stopped

    HINSDALE, Ill. — Inbound BNSF Metra trains are stopped near West Hinsdale after a pedestrian was struck by a train Tuesday evening. Inbound BNSF Metra train #1276 struck a pedestrian outside West Hinsdale Tuesday around 5:20 p.m., according to Metra, , but the extent of their injuries are unclear. Both inbound and outbound trains were halted for a time in the area, but only inbound trains remained stopped as of 5:40 p.m. Outbound trains are operating with a 30 minute […]

  • $25K reward offered by postal service for info on missing mail carrier

    CHICAGO — The U.S. Postal Inspection Service in Chicago is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information on the whereabouts of pregnant mail carrier Kierra Coles, who went missing on October 2. The USPIS is the federal law enforcement arm of the Postal Service, and its Chicago office announced the award on social media Monday afternoon. “PLEASE spread the word! Let’s find Kierra!” the USPIS said on Twitter. Coles was last seen on a neighbor’s surveillance video, which […]

  • This family keeps Mold-A-Rama going decades after the last machine was made

    The last Mold-A-Rama machine was made in the 60s, but one family has kept them working for decades — and turned them into a Chicago icon. Meet Paul Jones in our latest Faces of Chicago – and subscribe on Facebook Watch to see more stories like this in the future. Here’s the story of Mold-A-Rama, Inc. President Paul Jones – in his own words: My dad started this business in 1971. He left his accounting business with five kids, and […]

  • $10K reward offered for info leading to arrest of man who fatally shot 2 in Rogers Park

    CHICAGO — The Jewish United Fund is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads police to the person who fatally shot two men in Rogers Park over the past week. On Wednesday, police released surveillance video of a masked person suspected in the two homicides. The seemingly random murders have left the community on edge. Police published footage from September 30 of a person dressed in all black and a ski mask walking towards the 1400 block of West Sherwin, […]

  • Chicago police, schools brace for Jason Van Dyke verdict

    CHICAGO — The City of Chicago is bracing for the verdict in the trial of Jason Van Dyke for the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald, as police, schools and entire communities prepare for whatever comes after the jury reaches its decision. Jury deliberations ended without a verdict Thursday around 5:30 p.m. The jurors will be sequestered and resume Friday morning, according to officials. Police preparations Chicago police say they’ve been getting ready for this for months, and officers began working […]

  • Police release video of suspect in Rogers Park slayings

    CHICAGO — Chicago police released surveillance video Wednesday of a masked person suspected in two homicides in Rogers Park over the past week, as the seemingly random murders have left a community on edge. Police published footage from September 30 of a person dressed in all black and a ski mask walking towards the 1400 block of West Sherwin, where 73-year-old Douglass Watts was shot in the head, and additional footage of the suspect fleeing down an alley. Monday night, […]

  • Police say 2 Rogers Park slayings connected, men were shot in the head with the same gun

    CHICAGO — Chicago police say two murders committed within 36 hours and a half mile of each other in Rogers Park were likely committed by the same person with the same gun. “I can tell you that the shell casings found at both crime scenes… were found to be a match,” Chicago Police Department Supt. Eddie Johnson said during a press conference Tuesday. On Monday night around 10 p.m., 24-year-old Eliyahu Moscowicz — known as Ellie to his friends — was […]

  • Police: Halloween decoration resembling hanging in south suburbs not ‘malicious,’ taken down

    LANSING, Ill. — After a Halloween decoration resembling a person hung from a tree sparked outrage on social media Monday, Lansing police said the homeowner had no “malicious intent,” and it was taken down after officers arrived on the scene. Photos posted to social media show a scene resembling a hanging, including a human-like figure with its arms and legs bound and a trash bag over the head, strung from a tree by ropes wrapped around its neck. Toya Griffin […]

  • Meet the most beloved groundskeeper in baseball: ‘The Sodfather’ Roger Bossard

    Called “The Sodfather” by fans, beloved Chicago White Sox Head Groundskeeper Roger Bossard grew up spraying down infields with his dad, eventually changing the game with his own innovative approach. This profile is just one of many featured exclusively online and on Faces of Chicago on Facebook Watch. Here’s Bossard’s story — in his own words: I’m one of those people that – it’s gotta be genetic, I wake up in the morning and I’m ready to go. I don’t need any […]

  • Kanye and Saint West throw out first pitch for White Sox at Crosstown Classic

    CHICAGO — Kanye West and his young son Saint West threw out the first ball at Guaranteed Rate Field Sunday ahead of the White Sox’s third and final game of the Crosstown Classic against the Cubs. Kanye and 2-year-old Saint stepped up on the mound and took turns throwing a pitch, although neither was able to throw it the 60 feet needed to make it across home plate. “Saint West stole the show,” the White Sox said on Twitter. West’s […]