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  • Person in custody after 3 women robbed in South Loop

    CHICAGO — A person is in custody after police said three women were robbed by someone wearing a mask in the South Loop. According to police, the women were walking near 8th Street and Wabash Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Sunday when a person wearing a white mask approached them. The offender then pulled out a gun and demanded they hand over their valuables. The women complied and the offender ran off south on Wabash. Police have not provided a description […]

  • OHare flight pattern causing problems for suburban residents

    O’Hare noise plan to start in November

    CHICAGO — A plan to share the pain of airplane noise in and out of O’Hare Airport is set for take off in November. O’Hare will rotate the runways used awhile alternating the direction planes are traveling on those runways on a weekly basis. The plan will be in place during the overnight hours, from 10:30 p.m. to to 5:45 a.m. It replaces one that had concentrated overnight air traffic mainly to two east-west runways, meaning that communities east and […]

  • Woman, 55, shot on Chicago’s South Side

    CHICAGO — Police are looking for a man who shot a 55-year-old woman on the city’s South Side. The shooting happened around 1 a.m. Friday in the 1200 block of West 76th Street. Police said the woman was outside an apartment building when a man walked up to her. She started to run and the man fired his gun, striking her in the hip. The victim was taken to University of Chicago Hospital in stable condition. The motive for the […]

  • Man wanted in Lincoln Park assault, kidnapping attempt

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are looking for a man who assaulted and tried to kidnap a girl in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Police say a 13-year-old girl was walking on Orchard St. near Lincoln Ave. when a man on a bike approached her and slapped her on the buttocks. The man then got off his bike and told the girl she was coming with him. She was able to run away and later give police a detailed description of the […]

  • More ComEd crews heading southeast to aid in Hurricane recovery efforts

    CHICAGO — More utility workers from the Chicago-area on their way to the southeastern U.S. to help people deal with Hurricane Dorian. ComEd is sending more than 100 additional employees and contractors at the request of Duke Energy in South Carolina. That’s after sending more than 500 employees and contractors to assist with restoration efforts once the hurricane reaches the U.S., ComEd crews will help repair damage and restore service as quickly possible over several days.

  • Chicagoans spend 73 hours a year stuck in traffic

    CHICAGO — The average Chicagoan racks up more than three full days a year stuck in traffic. The Texas A&M Transportation Institute studied traffic patterns across the country and found that Chicago ranks third in the nation for total hours of travel delays. It found Chicagoans spent 73-hours stuck in gridlock in 2017, up from 31-hours in 1982. Nationwide, the number of hours a typical commuter lost to traffic delays has nearly tripled since the 1980s, rising to 54 hours […]

  • Chicago police trying out new crime-fighting technology

    CHICAGO — Chicago police will have new technology at their fingertips to help them solve crimes. The Chicago Police Department has unveiled a pilot program that enables officers to use their smartphones as computers in their squad cars. Officers will be able to use their Samsung Galaxies to simultaneously complete reports, capture pictures and video from surveillance cameras and connect with CPD computer servers to run names and license plates. The new program will be used by police on the […]

  • Pritzker signs bill to drive consumers to banks

    CHICAGO — The state of Illinois is trying to steer people toward banks and away from predatory lenders. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the “Bank On” bill Monday. The law allows the state comptroller’s office to work with banks, credit unions and other financial institutions to encourage people without bank accounts to use services with low or no fees. Consumers will be able to find low- and no-fee banks by logging on to the Illinois comptroller’s website and entering their address. […]

  • Mayor Lightfoot announces 22nd annual Chicago Football Classic

    CHICAGO — Kickoff to the football season is only a few weeks away, and Chicago will be at the center of the action again. A drum line greeted Mayor Lightfoot at City Hall Thursday, for the announcement of the 22nd annual Chicago Football Classic. The game showcases some of the country’s top, traditionally all-black universities. This year, Howard University plays Hampton University. The game is Saturday, Sept. 14 at Soldier Field.

  • City hands out lighter suspensions to stars of ‘Windy City Rehab’

    CHICAGO — The City of Chicago has backed off a threat to hit the stars of “Windy City Rehab” with a one-year suspension for a slew of alleged code violations. Contractor Donovan Eckhardt and Alison Gramenos buy and flip houses on the HGTV series. But the building department found Eckhardt’s company failed to get permits and inspections on three garages built by his company. Inspectors say Eckhardt and Gramenos also removed flooring at two buildings without securing the area. The […]

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