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  • Suit accuses 2 Evanston high school security guards of sexually abusing students

    EVANSTON, Ill. — A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges two security guards who worked at a public high school in Evanston had sex with female students, and the school failed to adequately protect girls from purported predators. The 22-page suit says school officials knew or should have known the staffers posed a risk at the 3,600-student Evanston Township High School campus. The lawsuit was filed on the eve of a new school year beginning Wednesday, and months after the school settled […]

  • Missing Indiana girl found safe in Arkansas, FBI says

    CROWN POINT, Ind. — Officials canceled an Amber Alert issued for a 16-year-old Indiana girl believed to be in extreme danger Sunday after she was found safe in Arkansas, according to the FBI. The Amber Alert was issued after a car belonging to Madison Elizabeth Eddlemon was found abandoned in Crown Point, IN, with some of her belongings inside and the windows cracked. Family members said they had last seen in the car around 9 p.m. Friday. Officials said they believed […]

  • Gary Police shoot and kill man in traffic stop

    GARY, Ind. — A man was killed after shots were fired during a police traffic stop Saturday morning. Around 3 a.m., Gary police officers were involved in a shooting during a traffic stop in the area of East 23rd Avenue and Kentucky Street. 25-year-old Rashad Cunningham was shot and killed. No officers were injured. A woman who did not want to be identified said she did not hear any gunshots, but she saw the active scene and flashing lights. The […]

  • Housing ordinance introduced to help stop black resident displacement

    CHICAGO — An ordinance to help stop the displacement of longtime, majority black residents around the Obama Presidential Center was introduced at city hall. Members of the Obama Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) Coalition gathered at City Hall to introduce the CBA Housing Ordinance. Activists said this is an urgent issue because residents are already being displaced. “I’m hearing people telling me they’re moving out of the community, they’re doubling up with a family, ‘I can’t afford it anymore,'” Ald. Jeanette […]

  • Man attempts to abduct child in Naperville: police

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — A man attempted to abduct a child while the mother was inside the car, according to Naperville police. Around 11 p.m. on Thursday, a mother and her 5-year-old son were leaving an event at Rotary Hill for a Night at the Movies. The mother was sitting in the driver’s seat of her parked vehicle, while her son was in the back.  A man approached her vehicle, opened the rear door and attempted to remove the child out […]

  • Nursing home sued after video shows staff taunting elderly woman

    GLENVIEW, Ill. — A Glenview nursing home was sued after caregivers posted Snapchat videos of themselves taunting a 91-year-old dementia patient. The short Snapchat video shows 91-year-old Margaret Collins who has dementia. In the video, it said “Margaret hates gowns!” with two laughing and crying emojis. It showed a certified nursing assistant repeatedly putting a hospital gown on top of an elderly woman while she tries to wave it away. “You just can’t believe you’re seeing this,” Joan Biebel, Collins’ […]

  • Wicker Park graffiti investigated as hate crime

    CHICAGO — Police are investigating graffiti in Wicker Park as a hate crime. A witness reported seeing two males between 14 and 25 years old who may have been responsible. Photos from the website CWB Chicago shows anti-Semitic and racist graffiti scrawled on the side of the garage on the 1900 block of West Evergreen Avenue. The incident happened last Thursday around 4:30 p.m. Police said a second garage was also defaced with gray paint, however they’re still working to […]

  • 18-year-old killed in Volo rollover crash

    VOLO, Ill. — An 18-year-old woman was killed in a rollover accident Wednesday, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The crash happened just around 7:15 a.m. on US Route 12, north of Case Road. Police said the woman was driving a 2000 GMC pickup truck, carrying a sealcoating tank. She was traveling northbound on Route 12 and veered off the east side of the road. She over-corrected the vehicle, sending the vehicle skidding into the median where it rolled […]

  • Chicago police implement new parking restrictions to reduce crime on lakefront

    CHICAGO — Chicago police imposed new overnight parking restrictions on Friday night in an effort to cut down on crime along the lakefront. Seven people were hurt at Lake Shore Drive and Fullerton Avenue, steps away from the Theatre on the Lake last Saturday at 3 a.m. Alderman Michele Smith sent an email to residents this week and said it’s part of a disturbing pattern of people coming to the lakefront after the park is closed and parking on Cannon […]

  • Puerto Rico governor says he will resign Aug. 2

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico  — Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said late Wednesday that he will resign Aug. 2 after nearly two weeks of furious protests and political upheaval touched off by a leak of crude and insulting chat messages between him and his top advisers. A crowd of demonstrators outside the governor’s mansion in Old San Juan erupted into cheers and singing after his announcement on Facebook just before midnight Addressing the protests, Rosselló said, “The demands have been […]

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