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  • Man charged in murder of Northfield attorney was also targeting sister, prosecutors say

    NORTHFIELD, Ill. — A 66-year-old man who’s charged with killing a prominent attorney in Northfield is also accused of trying to shoot his sister, according to prosecutors. John Gately III, 66, was charged in the shooting death of 72-year-old Steven Shapiro. Police said Shapiro was found fatally shot inside a home on the 200 block of Latrobe Avenue in Northfield around 8 p.m. Monday. Sharpiro was reportedly Gately’s brother-in-law. The shooting led police to Winnetka where Gately barricaded himself inside a […]

  • New food options at Midway Airport

    Travelers who fly in-and-out of Midway Airport can now enjoy a new eating experience. The grand opening for a new food hall took place on Tuesday. It features some iconic favorites. More than 70 new food and retail stores will open by 2020. The new hall has already created more than 1,000 concession jobs. It’s all part of a major capital improvement project, which is investing $400 million to improve the security checkpoint and redevelop terminal parking.

  • Small businesses in Illinois will now have an easier time cutting through regulations

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Small businesses in Illinois will now have an easier time cutting through regulations. Democratic and Republican state lawmakers joined Governor Rauner on Thursday for the signing of Senate Bill 2436. The new measure replaces what many considered to be a burdensome, 70 year-old law that forced small business owners to lobby state legislators for exemptions when it came to restaurants or other companies selling alcohol within 100 feet of a school, church or hospital.  

  • Special Olympics celebrates 50th anniversary in Chicago

    CHICAGO — More than 20 men’s and women’s teams from around the world are competing in the first Special Olympics Unified Cup. The event will be held at the CIBC Fire Pitch, located at 3626 N. Talman Ave. on the city’s North Side. It’s all part of Special Olympics International’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Preliminary soccer matches will take place Tuesday to Thursday.  Final soccer matches will be broadcast live Friday on ESPN2.

  • Chicago police officer testifies in Quintonio LeGrier wrongful death lawsuit for 2nd day

    CHICAGO — The Chicago police officer at the center of a wrongful death lawsuit after fatally shooting a 19-year-old college student took the stand for a second day on Wednesday. Officer Robert Rialmo, who shot and killed 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier in 2015, took the stand Wednesday, and it was the first time the jury heard emotion from him. During his first day on the stand, he seemed nervous and at times, annoyed while answering questions. On Wednesday, he said he thinks […]

  • Robert Rialmo takes the stand in Quintonio LeGrier case

    CHICAGO — The Chicago police officer who shot and killed Quintonio LeGrier, 19, took the stand to testify on Tuesday afternoon at a wrongful death civil trial. Officer Robert Rialmo testified Tuesday and it was the first time the jury was able to see him. He has not been in court because his attorney said he didn’t want the jury misinterpreting his client’s body language. Rialmo looked nervous and annoyed at times when answering questions. He gave short one-word answers […]

  • Man kills himself after being shot by Chicago police in SWAT situation, authorities say

    CHICAGO — A man fatally shot himself after being shot by Chicago police officers during a SWAT situation in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said. It all started about 11 p.m. Friday near 94th Street and Escanaba Avenue. The Chicago Police Department said the man fired a gun from a house, then barricaded himself in a garage. Officers blocked several streets late Friday and early Saturday as negotiators tried to communicate with the man for several hours. When SWAT members […]

  • Depositions released after jury selection in Quintonio LeGrier wrongful death lawsuit

    CHICAGO —  The videotaped depositions of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson were released Thursday after the jury was selected in the wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Chicago after a police officer shot and killed a teen and the teen’s neighbor in 2015. Quintonio LeGrier’s family is suing the city after the 19-year-old college student was shot by Chicago police Officer Robert Rialmo. Bettie Jones, a 55-year-old neighbor, was also fatally shot. Lawyers for LeGrier’s estate successfully […]

  • Judge blocks Deerfield assault weapons ban before it takes effect

    DEERFIELD, Ill. —  An assault weapons ban that was supposed to take effect in Deerfield on Wednesday is now on hold. A judge issued a temporary restraining order. Two residents, with the support of the NRA and other gun rights groups, argued the rule punished people who follow the law. The village board approved the ban in April, in the wake of the school shooting massacre in Parkland, Florida. Deerfield may appeal the judge’s ruling.

  • Man, 79, killed in fire on Far South Side

    CHICAGO — The relatives of the man who died in a house fire in West Pullman are sharing their emotional memories about him. Jimmy Shearrill, 79, was asleep in an upstairs bedroom when flames erupted Wednesday morning at 118th Street and Perry. Avenue. He became trapped. A firefighter who tried to rescue him fell through the floor, and that triggered a “mayday” alert. The firefighter appeared to be okay, and was treated and released. The victim’s niece, Lekeya Shearrill, says her […]