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  • Armed woman arrested after barricading herself in home with 5-year-old girl

    CHICAGO — A woman was arrested after a tense standoff with Chicago police on the city’s West Side. Police were called to a building at 18th and Springfield Ave. around 6:15 am. Monday. A 31-year-old woman barricaded herself in a room with a five-year-old girl, police said. After nearly three hours, a SWAT team was able to enter the room and arrest the woman. Police found two weapons at the scene. No injuries were reported, but the woman and the […]

  • Willie Wilson defends cash handouts, rips Mayor Emanuel

    CHICAGO — Candidate for Chicago Mayor Willie Wilson remains defiant. At a news conference Thursday he said  he’s worked hard for his money and if he wants to give it away, he will.  A man of deep faith who’s developed a reputation for helping the needy, a recent cash giveaway at a South Side church remains in the spotlight. It may have been legal, it was not an official campaign stop and he’s not officially candidate, but the Illinois Attorney […]

  • Change of venue hearing next week in Van Dyke case

    CHICAGO — A hearing is set for Tuesday on a change-of-venue motion in the Laquan McDonald murder case. Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with murder, official misconduct and aggravated battery in the October 2014 slaying of McDonald, 17, who was stealing car radios with a knife when police were called to the scene in Archer Heights. Van Dyke’s attorneys are asking for a different judge to rule on their request to move Van Dyke’s trial out of […]

  • Chicago Public Schools unveils $7.9 billion budget

    CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools presented a $7.9 billion budget to the Board of Education Wednesday, including increases of $111 million from the State of Illinois for the 2018-2019 school year. Many speakers taking the floor during the Board of Education meeting said the budget disproportionately favors North Side schools while South and West Side schools are being shortchanged. A teacher for 15 years, Aletha Edwards currently teaches second grade at the Walt Disney Magnet School on the North Side. She says […]

  • Anti-violence march planned for Lake Shore Drive, Wrigley ahead of Cubs game on Aug. 2

    CHICAGO — First it was the Dan Ryan Expressway, now anti-violence activists plan to shut down part of Lake Shore Drive. The activists plan to march on Lake Shore Drive near Belmont Avenue and then march toward Wrigley Field at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2. The Chicago Cubs have a 7:05 p.m. home game that night against the San Diego Padres. The group of community activists are protesting to address  the on-going violence on the South and West sides. […]

  • Lighting of eternal flame highlights Special Olympics 50th anniversary celebration

    CHICAGO — The celebration of the Special Olympics’ 50th anniversary continued Friday in the city where it all began. A law enforcement torch run was held at 31st Street beach. The torch was lit just moments before rain began to fall. Participants ran in the rain all the way to Soldier Field. The first torch run in Illinois happened in 1986. This year, runners raised $4.5 million for Special Olympics. Runners came from all over Chicago, the state and the […]

  • Brazilian boys held in Chicago to be reunited with family Thursday

    CHICAGO — Two Brazilian boys who were separated from their families and have been held in Chicago are expected to be reunited with their parents Thursday. The 9- and 16-year-old boys have been in custody since May, when their fathers were arrested as part of the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border. The 9-year-old’s father in being flown to Chicago from Texas on Thursday. The 16-year-old is being flown to New Mexico to rejoin his father. The […]

  • Mother arrested after 3-year-old found dead in NW Indiana pond

    VALPARAISO, Ind. — Police in northwestern Indiana have arrested the mother of a 3-year-old girl found dead in a pond near her home Monday night. Police said the 32-year-old mother was arrested Tuesday morning and will be charged with felony neglect. Police were called to the family’s apartment complex around 9:30 p.m. Monday on a call that the woman’s daughter was missing. After a half hour of searching, a canine unit found the girl’s body in a pond not far […]

  • Durbin plans tough questions for any Supreme Court nominee

    CHICAGO — As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee,  U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) will be grilling President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Senator Durbin was at a North Side school Monday morning to talk with some kids at a summer camp. But, all of the talk with reporters had to do with whom President Trump will pick Monday night. The senator says he and others on the committee will ask pointed questions to try and figure out exactly what […]

  • Brazilian mom seeks 9-year-old son being held in Chicago after border separation

    CHICAGO — A woman from Brazil, who was detained while seeking asylum, has filed a federal complaint to be reunited with her 9-year-old son, who she says is being held in Chicago after the pair was separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. The two were split apart due to the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy. Lawyers for Lidia Karin Souza said she entered the U.S. with the permission of Department of Homeland Security but was arrested, detained and separated from her […]