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  • car2go suspends all service in Chicago due to ‘fraud issue’

    CHICAGO — Car sharing company car2go temporarily suspended all service in Chicago after 100 of its vehicles were compromised by a “fraud issue,” according to the company. Users attempting to use the service in Chicago Wednesday afternoon were shown an error message saying it is temporarily paused. In a statement, car2go said they are “currently working with law enforcement to neutralize a fraud issue in Chicago.” The Chicago Police Department confirmed it was contacted by “a car rental company” that […]

  • PHOTOS: ‘Game of Thrones’ fans, snow artists make the most of unexpected snowfall

    CHICAGO — Many people across Chicagoland likely did a double-take when they looked out the window Sunday and saw snow falling, in some instances at two inches an hour, at the start of the third week of April. For fans of the HBO show “Game of Thrones,” the snow seemed perfectly timed to coincide with the debut of its much-anticipated final season Sunday night. In posts to social media, many asked if the snow was a publicity stunt based on […]

  • Police: 2 dead, 1 injured in shooting near ‘open-air drug market’ on West Side

    CHICAGO — Two young men are dead and a third man is in critical condition after a shooting on the West Side Wednesday morning, Chicago police and fire officials confirm. CPD Deputy Chief Al Nagode said a small group of about four men were standing on the corner of St. Louis and Ohio just before 10 a.m. Wednesday when a vehicle pulled up and at least two individuals got out before firing at the group  “without provocation.” Nagode said the […]

  • The people behind Malört, the liquor Chicago loves to hate

    Malört: it’s a Chicago thing people love (to hate). Sold as “medicinal” liquor during prohibition, today the bitter booze is a right of passage. Meet the people bringing the legendary spirit back to its hometown, telling the story in their own words. Tremaine Atkinson, CEO and Head Distiller, CH Distillery I don’t exactly remember my first shot of Malört, but it was about 20 years ago when I moved here. I have an old friend who is from here and […]

  • Chicago police union, suburban chiefs vote ‘no confidence’ in State’s Attorney Kim Foxx

    CHICAGO — Suburban police chiefs joined the head of Chicago’s police union to jointly call for the resignation of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Thursday at the Fraternal Order of Police headquarters. The FOP and the chiefs have never been big fans of Foxx, but she came under extra scrutiny and even protest for her handling of the Jussie Smollett case. Union President Kevin Graham said chiefs are upset over cases in Cook County that, “have gone un-prosecuted, or […]

  • Bodies of man, woman missing in DuPage River recovered

    SHOREWOOD, Ill. — The bodies of a couple who went missing Sunday night in the DuPage River near a dam in the Hammel Woods forest preserve were recovered Monday. Crews found the body of the 28-year-old man about 10 a.m. Monday, while the body of the 22-year-old woman was spotted by a passerby near the shore Monday afternoon. BREAKING: Crews have appeared to have located missing woman in Dupage River in Shorewood after passerby saw body in water near shore […]

  • Person of interest in connection to fatal cop shooting still under questioning; gunman still at large

    CHICAGO — A person of interest in connection to the fatal shooting of a Chicago officer was still being questioned Sunday morning, and the search for the gunman continues. Chicago police said that person is not considered a suspect in the shooting of 23-year-old Officer John Rivera, an off-duty cop, who was shot and killed after leaving a River North bar early Saturday morning. Police said it appeared to have been a random act of violence. “Each and every day […]

  • Off-duty Chicago cop killed while sitting in car in River North

    CHICAGO — An off-duty Chicago police officer was shot and killed after leaving a River North bar early Saturday morning in what police said appears to have been a random act of violence. “Each and every day we dedicate our professional lives to protect this city and fight for victims of gun violence, but today we grieve alongside the countless number of other Chicago families also torn apart by reckless acts of individuals who feel undeterred to use and carry […]

  • Meet the man behind the wheel of the Blackhawks’ zamboni

    While hockey players are technically the stars, the Zamboni driver has long entranced fans as they slowly return the ice to a pristine, smooth state, only to be ripped apart by skates once again. Here’s the story of the Blackhawks’ Lead Ice Technician Daniel Ahearn, who has been driving the Zamboni for decades, in his own words: I got interested in hockey in 1961 after the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup then. I was a whole five years old. I […]

  • Kanye West committing $1 million to restore Avalon Regal Theater, owner says

    CHICAGO — The historic Avalon Regal Theater sat mostly unused since 2008, but its newest owner says it could soon reopen its doors thanks in no small part to $1 million in support from Kanye West. Owner Jerald Gary has committed to bringing the 91-year-old South Shore theater back to life, and the effort got a big boost in September when Kanye West pledged to help make the vision become a reality. Gary said during an appearance on WVON that […]

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