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  • Residents near Des Plaines River coping with flooding – again

    LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. —  Saturday was a fairly dry day around the Chicago area but water levels were still a major concern about flooding in areas along the Des Plaines River. For Lincolnshire residents like Erick Gatt, the flooding is nothing new. “There’s a lot of veterans who have been here for many years and they’re used to it,” he said. “And they may know to move their cars away from the street in case the street does flood and they […]

  • Suburban man accused of selling counterfeit sportswear

    BOLINGBROOK, Ill. – A man in Bolingbrook was arrested for allegedly selling counterfeit major league sportswear. Robin G. Huberty was arrested by the Will County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, September 11th. The Sheriff’s Investigation Unit was notified in February by Homeland Security that they were conducting an investigation into Huberty’s illegal shipments of thousands of counterfeit sports jerseys, championship rings, shoes and baseball hats with logos from the MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, Majestic, Adidas and Nike. The Will County Sheriff’s […]

  • Uber to hire 2,000 employees for new ‘Freight’ headquarters in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced Monday that it’s expanding its offices in Chicago. Uber signed a 10-year lease for a massive office space in the Old Main Post Office. Uber Freight, the company’s logistics until will be headquartered in the building. The ride sharing company is taking over 450,000 square feet, becoming the buildings largest tenant. Part of Uber’s move includes hiring 2,000 employees in Chicago over the next three years. Uber will officially take over the space […]

  • Gunman arrested after firing at crowd and police

    CHICAGO — A man is under arrest after he and another man reportedly fired shots into a crowd, and then opened fire at police who saw the shooting. It happened just before seven last night, in the 3800 block of W. Adams in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood. A man who was on the street was shot in the stomach and side.   He’s in stable condition. The officers were not hit by the bullets.  They followed the gunmen in a […]

  • Stranger leaves flowers for Skokie police

    SKOKIE, Ill. — Police in north suburban Skokie were surprised by a random act of kindness. Officers on Thursday were called to a Walgreens on Oakton Street to investigate a retail theft report. When the officers returned to their squad cars in the parking lot, they found a bouquet of flowers on the drivers side of the squad car. On their Facebook page, the Skokie Police Department thanked the anonymous flower giver for brightening the officers day.

  • Trump arrives in France for G7 as global economy shudders

    BIARRITZ, FRANCE (CNN) — As the global economy shudders, the Middle East boils and the Amazon rainforest burns, world leaders are convening on France’s Atlantic coast for a weekend of talks few believe can solve any of it. President Donald Trump arrived in France on Saturday morning after an overnight flight from Washington, his arrival preceded by more tit-for-tat tariff action that economists — and most of the other Group of 7 heads  — believe is contributing to a global […]

  • Florida man guilty in stand your ground case

    Clearwater, FL — The man who fatally shot Markeis McGlockton in a controversial “stand your ground case” was found guilty by a jury Friday night, and McGlockton’s family says they can now begin to heal. After six hours of deliberation, a jury found Michael Drejka guilty of manslaughter for shooting unarmed McGlockton in Florida last summer over a handicapped-accessible parking space. “It’s been well over a year since we’ve been dealing with this matter, and I can safely say my […]

  • 12-year-old girl shot inside her South Side home

    CHICAGO — A 12-year-old girl was shot inside her home while she was asleep Saturday morning. Around 4:52 a.m., a house in the 9200 block of South Ellis Avenue was shot into at least 26 times. Bullets holes are visible from the outside. They tore through plaster, shattered picture frames and windows. Everyone in the house was asleep at the time. Six kids were inside, including a 12-year-old girl who was sleeping on the couch when she was shot. She […]

  • Chemical spill shuts down beach on Dunes; lawsuit in works

    PORTAGE, Ind. —  Part of the Indiana Dunes National Park has been shut down because of a chemical spill and some Indiana communities claim they were kept in the dark. Indiana environmental authorities learned Monday the ArcelorMittal steel plant had released toxic levels of chemicals into the Little Calumet River.   But city officials in Portage, Indiana say they didn’t hear about the contamination until Thursday. Thousands of fish died, and the national park service shut down the lakefront beach.  Surfers […]

  • Hot, humid weather ahead

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