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  • Cubs surprise kids at Advocate Children’s Hospital with trip to spring training

    CHICAGO — Kids battling serious illnesses got the surprise of a lifetime on Monday from the Chicago Cubs — the young fans are all going to spring training in Mesa, Ariz. The children, ages 9 to 13, are bravely battling various illnesses including cancer, congenital heart defects and sickle cell disease. Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks delivered the surprise in a video message. “Surprise, guys. Pack your bags you’re leaving in three days for spring training. We can’t wait to see […]

  • Person struck, killed by Metra train in Highland Park

    HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — Metra service from Highland Park was disrupted Friday evening after a person was hit and killed by a train. The Union Pacific North Line train hit the victim near the Highland Park train station. Inbound and outbound trains were halted. Service resumed with with extensive delays. Officials haven’t released the victims identity or details about the incident.

  • Chicago celebrates New Year’s Eve

    CHICAGO- – A crowd of at least 75,000 people will ring in the year at Navy Pier Monday night. Chicago police are stepping up their presence at downtown locations considered hot spots. Uniformed and plain clothes officers will be on nearly every corner.  They’ll also patrol the water front where revelers will watch the Navy Pier fireworks. Police will also be stationed at CTA stops after a dozens of teenagers attacked a couple at a Red Line train stop. Police […]

  • Parents urge reinstatement of CPS principal

    CHICAGO — Angry parents are demanding the reinstatement of a Chicago Public Schools principal who was removed over alleged attendance fraud. Ogden International School principal Michael Beyer was relieved of his position last week after district inspectors concluded Ogden administrators falsified attendance records. Some of Beyer’s supporters say CPS is choosing to harshly penalize Beyer for a minor and commonplace violation. Ogden merged with Jenner school this year, and parents say the school is under pressure to keep its attendance […]

  • 5 teens charged in armed carjacking on Far North Side

    CHICAGO — Five teenagers have been charged in the armed carjacking of a woman early Thursday morning. Police said the five male teenagers took a 47-year-old woman’s Lexus in the 5800 block of North Winthrop Avenue in Edgewater. One of the teens pointed a gun and demanded her vehicle, then took the keys out of her hand, got into the SUV and drove away. Police spotted the vehicle on the Southeast Side and pursued it. The offenders were captured after hitting […]

  • U.S. Postal Service honors first responders on new Forever stamp

    CHICAGO — The U.S.  Postal Service has created a stamp paying tribute to first responders. The  Honoring First Responders Forever stamp recognizes their bravery, skill and dedication. Designers say the dark background and signs of smoke around the figures suggest the wide range of dangerous situations first responders walk into. The stamp is dedicated to firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical responders. It’s available for purchase at the post office and online. Thanks to @USPS for joining CFD and […]

  • Police warn of Near North Side ride-share robberies

    CHICAGO — Police are warning residents on the Near North Side of a string of ride share robberies. Most of the incidents occurred in the city’s Near North and River North neighborhoods. Police say two women picked up the victims in what’s believed to be a ride-share vehicle, and robbed them by force or at gunpoint. All of the robberies occurred in the early morning hours. Police have only released a vague description of the offenders at this time.

  • Man, 27, fatally shot in Bronzeville

    CHICAGO — A man was shot to death on the city’s South Side. Police were called at 4:50 a.m. Friday to the 700 block of East 42 Street in the Bronzeville neighborhood. Witnesses said two men were arguing when one of them pulled out a gun and shot the other. Police found a 27-year-old man inside a vehicle, shot in the head and arm. The man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

  • Former Blackhawks players sue NHL over brain injuries

    CHICAGO — Two former Chicago Blackhawks players have filed a lawsuit against the National Hockey League over brain injures. Daniel Carcillo and Nick Boynton both played with the team during championship runs, including Stanley Cup wins. The lawsuit filed by the Chicago law firm Corboy & Demetrio at a U.S. District Court in Minnesota claims both players suffered repeated concussions throughout their careers with the Blackhawks and with other teams. It also accuses the NHL of never warning them of […]

  • Kankakee firefighters find body after putting out warehouse fire

    KANKAKEE, Ill. — Firefighters in Kankakee discovered a body Thursday after putting out a fire in a warehouse. Firefighters responded to a call about a burning commercial building on Harrison and Locust Streets about 5 a.m. Thursday. Firefighters searching the building discovered a body. Kankakee Fire Chief Damon Schuldt said the body was in a car parked inside the building. An autopsy is pending. Officials said they’ve identified the body, but haven’t released additional information yet. The fire is under […]

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