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  • Arlington Heights police warn public of banking scam

    Arlington Heights police are warning the public about a banking scam. An 89-year-old woman received a call from a man claiming to be a Chase Bank employee. The man told her there was a problem with her account and she needed to send a check to another person for more than $10,000, the entire amount in her account. Both names mentioned in the phone conversation are actual Chase Bank employees, one of which is in South Africa.

  • Woman, child dead after South Side fire

    A 42 year-old  and a 5-year-old girl were found with traumatic injuries inside a multi-unit building on the 2000 block of East 79th Street. Both were pulled from the building and given CPR. The woman was taken to Jackson Park Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The girl was pronounced dead at Comer Children’s Hospital. Firefighters had difficulty getting into the building because of heavy flames. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

  • Des Plaines man charged in dumbbell battery

    A man from Des Plaines was arrested after he allegedly broke into another man’s home and beat him with a ten-pound dumbbell. Nicholas Ungureanu, 21, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and home invasion. According to police, Ungureanu and another suspect broke into the victim’s home in Elk Grove Village on Monday. He reportedly beat the victim with the dumbbell because the victim was dating Ungureanu’s ex-girlfriend. The man was treated and released at a nearby hospital. […]

  • Parents outraged by new Victoria’s Secret campaign

    A recent marketing campaign by Victoria’s Secret has some parents outraged. Many parents say the new lingerie collection called “Bright Young Things,” is marketed specifically to teens and tweens. The collection includes a line of thongs that bear slogans like, “I Dare You,” “Wild” and “Feeling Lucky.” Victoria’s Secret said the collection is for college-aged women, and there are no plans to introduce a line for younger women.

  • Fatal fire in Sherrard

    Five people died in a mobile home fire early Wednesday morning in rural Sherrard, IL. Firefighters say a father and son escaped, but a number of children never made it out. The Mercer County Coroner’s Office confirmed five fatalities.  The ages and genders were not released. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

  • FDA warns against Henna tattoos

    The Food and Drug Administration is warning the public about certain types of temporary Henna tattoos. The ink in question, which being sold as Henna ink, is often simply cheap black hair dye. The coal-tar based dye contains p-phenylenediamine (PPD), an ingredient that can cause dangerous skin reactions including: redness, blisters, lesions, loss of pigmentation, and even permanent scarring. PPD is currently banned from use in cosmetics that are applied to the skin.

  • FAA looking to relax rules for electronics

    The FAA is getting closer to relaxing its rules for reading devices during takeoff and landing.  But, the new rules will not include cell phones. An agency official says the FAA is under increasing pressure to allow people to use reading devices on planes, or provide a solid scientific explanation. Travelers are told to turn off their iPads and Kindles for takeoff and landing. but there is no proof these devices affect the planes avionics. Adding to the FAA’s confusing […]

  • Chicago man expected in bond court in connection with robbery, murder

    Eric Taylor, 28, was charged with first degree murder and armed robbery after a shooting last week led to the death of a cab driver. According to police, Taylor shot and killed Edwin Obazuaye, 48, a cab driver who had picked Taylor and another man up last Thursday near 85th St. and Parnell Ave. Obazuaye was taken to the hospital, but died of his injuries Monday night. A heart attack was a contributing factor in Obazuaye’s death, according to the […]

  • Former associate pastor in Elmhurst charged with sexual assault

    Darin Evan, 41, a former associate pastor of The West Suburban Community Church in Elmhurst turned himself into police, Monday morning. He is charged with 11 counts of criminal sexual assault and 2 counts of aggravated abuse. Elmhurst police were notified of the alleged abuse in February of 2013. According to police, the allegations stem from incidents which occurred between 2004 and 2006. It is not clear whether the alleged victims were connected to the church. Evans is scheduled to […]

  • Water taxis begin Spring service on Chicago River

    Water taxis have returned to the Chicago River for the Spring and Summer seasons. Technically service for Wendella Boats began over the weekend for St. Patrick’s Day, but Monday is the first day for commuter service. The water taxis operate everyday with stops along the Chicago River at the Wrigley Building, The Reid-Murdoch Center and Ogilvie Transportation Center. Wendella launched the water taxi service in 1962.

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