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  • Chicago’s federal court gets first female Chief Judge

    CHICAGO — For the first time in its 200 year history, a woman will be at the helm of the U.S. Federal Court in Chicago. U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer takes over as Chief Judge Monday. She succeeds Judge Ruben Castillo, who announced earlier this year that he would be stepping down. Pallmeyer has served as a district judge since President Bill Clinton nominated her in 1998. Among the cases she’s presided over include former Gov. George Ryan’s corruption trial, […]

  • 5 injured in Logan Square porch collapse

    CHICAGO — At least five people were injured after a second-floor porch collapsed in the back of an apartment in the Palmer Square neighborhood around 2 a.m. Saturday. Witnesses told police the building in the 2900 block of West Lyndale Street had a raised porch that suddenly came crashing down onto the first-floor wooden deck. Those who were injured are believed to have been occupying both back outdoor areas at the time. Witnesses said the porch came unhinged and fell […]

  • Chance the Rapper’s second annual SocialWorks summit today

    CHICAGO — Chance the Rapper is hosting his second annual SocialWorks summit Thursday afternoon, outlining ways his nonprofit will continue to support children in Chicago. This year’s plans include a new initiative that focuses specifically on mental health. SocialWorks has teamed up with Chicago Public Schools principals, as well as the Children First Fund, to develop the New Chance Arts and Literature Fund, which provides grants to schools that have dealt with budget cuts. Chance the Rapper founded SocialWorks two […]

  • Man fatally shot behind Old Town apartment

    CHICAGO — A man was fatally shot behind an apartment building in Old Town early Saturday. A person is in custody. The 24-year-old victim was found unresponsive in the 500 block of West Division Street just after midnight Saturday. He was shot in the left thigh and pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the Chicago Police Department. Cameras captured police chasing down a suspect and taking him into custody about a block away. The victim’s name is being […]

  • ‘Serial Stowaway’ Marilyn Hartman appears in court

    CHICAGO — The woman known as the “Serial Stowaway” made her first appearance in court today since a judge determined she was fit to stand trial. Marilyn Hartman, 66, is accused of sneaking onto a plane and flying to London earlier this year, without a ticket. She’s had more than a dozen incidents at airports over the last few years. Her attorney says she suffers from depression and delusions. Hartman was released last month on electronic monitoring and is staying […]

  • More CPS students are staying in school

    CHICAGO — More CPS students are staying in school. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and school leaders touted the achievement during the Back-to-School Ministers Breakfast this morning at the JLM Center. The one year dropout rate hit an all-time low of 6.4 percent, with African-American students having the biggest improvement of 1.3 percent. The mayor credits this growth to the district’s investment in mentoring and after-school programs, as well as social-emotional learning. The overall one-year dropout rate fell by 0.7 percent, from […]

  • Police search for suspects in West Side shooting that wounded 3 kids

    CHICAGO — Police are still looking for suspects in a Friday night shooting that wounded three children and a 20-year-old man in North Lawndale. The group was gathered in the 1100 block of South Troy Street around 8 p.m. when people down the street opened fire. Police do not know whether the shooters were targeting the group. A 14-year-old boy was shot in his head and taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital. Two other children are in good condition at […]

  • 2 Chicago police officers injured in Lawndale fire

    CHICAGO — Two Chicago Police officers were injured in a fire early Friday morning in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood. One of the officers was injured after he jumped over a fence to tell residents about the fire. The other was taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation. Both are expected to be okay. The fire appears to have been started by a grill on the back porch of the apartment complex. All of the residents made it out safely.  

  • Chicago police officer suffers head injury in crash

    CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer and another man were injured in a two-car crash in Logan Square overnight. Police say the officer was driving northbound on Kedzie around 1:30 a.m. Saturday when the unmarked vehicle collided with a Pontiac that was driving west on Diversey in the middle of the intersection. The officer was taken to an area hospital with a head injury and is in stable condition, while the driver of the Pontiac was transported to Norwegian American […]

  • Law enforcement agencies step up security ahead of holiday

    CHICAGO — Chicago and Illinois State Police are taking extra precautions and beefing up patrols on the streets and the expressways to make sure people stay safe over the Independence Day holiday. “Beginning tonight and through the Fourth, expect to see a larger police presence through out the city, police superintendent Eddie Johnson said Tuesday at a news conference. The Chicago Police Department will have 1,500 officers on patrol for the  holiday. More than 100 officers will be assigned specifically […]

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