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  • PAWS Chicago rescues pets affected by Oklahoma storms

    CHICAGO — PAWS Chicago returned home from Oklahoma on Friday with two vans full of rescued pets. The group’s mission was to help reduce overcrowding at several animal centers in Oklahoma in the wake of major flooding there. PAWS brought back pets that were already in shelters before the severe weather hit, and this made room for homeless animals following the storms. Each pet at PAWS will receive complete medical care. PAWS welcomes donations, and asks people to open their […]

  • Trial begins for man charged with dismembering 2-year-old found in Garfield Park Lagoon

    CHICAGO — The man who allegedly murdered a 2-year-old boy and dismembered his body went on trial on Tuesday. Kamel Harris is accused of killing Kyrian Knox, of Rockford, back in August 2015. Jury selection was completed on Monday. Prosecutors have claimed Harris lost control when the child was given milk and cried for hours. The boy was lactose intolerant. Harris is accused of bringing the child’s body to Chicago, dismembering it, placing the remains in plastic bags tied to […]

  • Memorial honors 4 men killed in Waukegan plant explosion

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — A solemn memorial took place Friday to honor the four men who died in a massive plant explosion in Waukegan. Byron H. Biehn, 53, of Brighton Township, Wisconsin; Jeff Cummings, 57, of Kenosha, Wisconsin; Daniel Nicklas, 24, of Beach Park, Illinois; and Allen Stevens, 29, of Salem, Wisconsin were killed at the AB Specialty Silicones factory May 3. Investigators believe the men died trying to evacuate the building. Loved ones and co-workers were among those who attended […]

  • NFL star to pay for funeral of Illinois teen football player killed in shooting

    VENICE, Ill. — An NFL star running back will pay for the funeral of a teenage football player who died in a shooting in Venice, Ill. The Dallas Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott will cover the costs for Jaylon McKenzie’s funeral. A stray bullet killed the 14-year-old following an eighth grade dance last Saturday night. He was recently featured in Sports Illustrated magazine as one of “six teens who will rule the future in sports.” A memorial service will be held on […]

  • Family of missing pregnant teen fears abandoned baby could be hers

    CHICAGO — The family of a missing pregnant woman is getting involved in the case of a newborn baby who was found abandoned in an alley. At a news conference Wednesday, the family of 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui said they fear the newborn could be her child. They’re asking police and DCFS to do a DNA test to see if there’s a connection. The missing teen’s mother, Raquel Uriostegui, says she asks God to make it so because then there will […]

  • 2 men charged in shooting where off-duty CPD officer’s vehicle hit

    CHICAGO — Two men are charged in a shooting where bullets hit an off-duty Chicago police officer’s vehicle. The suspects are 32 year-old Luis Ramos and 30 year-old Andrew Gauna, both of Chicago. Police claim Guana became angry when the officer intervened in an argument back in April of 2018. He allegedly fired several shots into the vehicle, then took-off. The officer wasn’t hurt. Authorities say Ramos bought the gun to give to Gauna, who is unable to legally own […]

  • 911 calls of Beach Park chemical spill show residents’ frustration, confusion

    BEACH PARK, Ill. — Some Beach Park residents are now worried about the short- and long-term environmental impacts from a chemical spill, which appears to have killed grass, plants and other landscaping. Resident Lyle Caldera was impacted and nervous about letting his dog go outside. He says his insurance won’t take care of the costs of the damage because hazardous gas isn’t covered. The EPA has checked his house, and deemed it safe. The Lake County Health Department and the […]

  • Chicago church bells ring in support of Notre Dame Cathedral

    CHICAGO —The Chicago Archdiocese showed its support for the Paris Archdiocese and Notre Dame Cathedral on Wednesday morning. Cardinal Blase Cupich asked the city’s churches to ring its bells at 11:50 a.m. That’s the time when the flames erupted at the historic cathedral on Monday. Holy Name Cathedral, at 735 N. State, was among the many places of worship that participated. The bell ringing went on for a full minute, and even brought a pause in construction across from Holy […]

  • Westlake Hospital ordered to restore patient services or face $200K a day fine

    MELROSE PARK, Ill. — A judge found the new owners of Westlake Hospital in contempt of court Tuesday, ordering them to restore full functionality by Thursday or face a fine of $200,000 a day. California-based Pipeline Health is seeking to close the hospital, but on April 9 a judge granted a temporary restraining order mandating they keep it open until May 1. During that time, the hospital was not allowed to stop medical treatment or terminate employees, and was supposed […]

  • City Council approves development deals for Lincoln Yards, ‘The 78’

    CHICAGO — Presiding over his last City Council meeting Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel scored a final victory after aldermen approved public tax subsidies for two massive redevelopment projects, despite fierce opposition. Earlier in the day, the finance committee approved up to $2 billion in Tax Increment Financing for both Lincoln Yards, a $6 billion mixed-use development on 55 acres along the Chicago River between Lincoln Park and Bucktown, and The 78, a similar $7 billion project between the South Loop […]

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