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  • Police release body camera footage of fatal shooting of South Shore man

    CHICAGO — Chicago police released body camera footage Sunday from an officer involved in the fatal shooting of a South Shore man Saturday, which appears to show the man was reaching for a gun at his waist when he was shot. According to police, officers on foot patrol in the 2000 block of East 71st Street stopped 37-year-old Harith Augustus around 5:30 p.m. Saturday to question him over a “bulge around his waistband” that suggested he was armed. After he broke free […]

  • Woman’s apprehension by bail bondsman mistaken for kidnapping, police say

    DEKALB, Ill. — A woman who was forced into an SUV outside a DeKalb convenience store was being taken into custody by bail bondsman and was not kidnapped as originally reported, police said on Facebook Friday night. DeKalb police originally said 27-year-old Clarissa Riddle was kidnapped from outside Casey’s General Store around 3:20 p.m. Friday. After her husband called police, he told them she was pulled from their vehicle by a man and a woman who then forced her into […]

  • Reports: Man calls CTA riders the N-Word, gets punched in viral video

    Racist in #Chicago drops the n-bomb on brotha minding his business and catches the Blue Line to FadeTown. #TrumpsAmerica #Resist #3rdRailFade #Nah #PunchANazi2018 pic.twitter.com/vFuc9n3a42 — BushMaster Flex (@theori) July 13, 2018 CHICAGO — A video of a man allegedly calling commuters the N-Word before being struck by another man and falling near the El tracks  went viral on social media Friday night. The video posted to Twitter appears to show a white man arguing with passengers at the Clark and […]

  • VP Pence visiting Chicago to promote tax cuts, back Republican’s reelection

    ROSEMONT, Ill. — Vice President Mike Pence will visit Chicago Friday to promote tax cuts and back a Republican congressman’s reelection bid, according to a statement issued Thursday. After arriving at O’Hare just before 11 a.m., Pence will deliver keynote remarks at an event organized by America First Policies, a nonprofit formed by former Trump advisers to back the White House’s agenda. Held at the Westin in Rosemont, it’s the latest stop in the “Tax Cuts to Put America First” […]

  • Plane makes emergency landing on I-55 in central Illinois

    LAWNDALE, Ill. — A small plane made an emergency landing on Interstate 55 outside Lawndale in central Illinois Wednesday afternoon, according to officials. The single-engine plane lost power as it was making an approach to land in Logan County, police told WICS, and the pilot clipped a car as they attempted an emergency landing on the southbound lane of I-55. One lane remained closed as of 4 p.m. Wednesday as the plane sits on the road, and the Federal Aviation […]

  • Officer under investigation for response to woman’s harassment for Puerto Rico shirt

    CHICAGO — A man caught on a now-viral video verbally harassing a Latina woman for wearing a Puerto Rico t-shirt has been charged with assault and disorderly conduct, officials said Tuesday, while a park police officer who appeared to not intervene is on desk duty pending an investigation. Video posted to social media shows 62-year-old Timothy Trybus confronting Mia Irizarry on June 14 as she was setting up a birthday party in a reserved gazebo in Caldwell Woods on the Northwest Side. […]

  • Police searching for autistic man missing from Northwest Side home

    CHICAGO — Police are asking for help locating a 19-year-old autistic man reported missing Tuesday. Quinton Hunt was last seen near his residence on the 1500 block of N. Linder just before noon on Tuesday, according to an alert issued by police. Police say Hunt suffers from autism. Police describe him as a 5’6″ medium-complexioned African American, weighing about 145 lbs., who was last seen wearing a sleeveless orange jersey, multicolored swimming trunks, and said he may be in possession of […]

  • WWII veteran greets Gov. Rauner as he tries to meet every governor before turning 100

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A 99-year-old World War II veteran stopped in Springfield to meet Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois residents Tuesday as he makes a unique journey across the U.S. Sidney Walton is traveling to meet as many people as possible in all 50 states, including their governors, to give them a chance to meet a WWII veteran while they still can. “In this moment when the country has been so divisive, this is the one thing that integrates Democrats […]

  • Chicago’s roller derby athletes are the toughest women on eight wheels

    This isn’t your grandma’s roller derby. Meet the players battling it out on the flat track as part of a revival over a decade in the making.

  • Private plane crash in Monmouth kills 2, police say

    MONMOUTH, Ill. — Two people are dead after a plane crashed in Monmouth Sunday afternoon, according to officials. The Warren County Sheriff’s Department said an aircraft was reported to have crashed around 11 a.m. about a mile north east of Monmouth Municipal Airport on Sunday. Officials said witnesses directed first responders to a brush area where a fire crew extinguished the burning aircraft. Two people were found on board the plane and were pronounced dead at the scene. The names […]