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  • Charges dropped against 16-year-old Marshall HS student tased by Chicago cops

    CHICAGO — Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped all charges against a 16-year-old girl seen on video in a confrontation with Chicago police at Marshall High School. Police said Dnigma Howard became combative when they were trying to escort her out of the school, and ended up tumbling down the stairs and using a Taser on her. Howard was charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery and was accused of kicking, biting and spitting on two police officers stationed at the school, […]

  • Pipe bursts at Union Station during evening commute

    CHICAGO — A pipe burst at Union Station as the evening commute was just beginning Thursday afternoon. Marc Magliari, an Amtrak spokesman, said the leaking, which caused water to pour out of the ceiling, was caused by a sprinkler pipe failure. A video was posted on Facebook by someone who said he was at Union Station when the water started flooding. He said “a flood just exploded from the ceiling.” He said the water started pouring onto people who were […]

  • Mayor gives update as historic cold envelops Chicago area causing school closures, flight and train service cancellations

    CHICAGO — A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest, forcing widespread closure of schools, offices and prompting the U.S. Postal Service to take the rare step of suspending mail delivery to a wide swath of the region because of the cold. Many normal activities shut down and residents huddled inside as the National Weather Service forecast plunging temperatures from one of the coldest air masses in years. The bitter cold is the result of a split in the polar […]

  • Shutdown causing air travel safety concerns, union leaders say

    CHICAGO — Union leaders said the air safety environment is deteriorating by the day due to the government shutdown. A warning was issued Wednesday from the unions representing air traffic controllers, pilots and flight attendants nationwide. The joint statement said: “In our risk averse industry, we cannot even calculate the level of risk currently at play, nor predict the point at which the entire system will break. It is unprecedented.” “If this continues, we’re going to see a catastrophic failure […]

  • 10 mayoral candidates discuss issues facing black community at NABJ forum

    CHICAGO — The 10 candidates attending Thursday night’s mayoral forum hosted by the Chicago chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Chicago Sun-Times. Earlier in the day, the third and final group of mayoral candidates appeared before the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board and weighed in after a judge acquitted three Chicago police officers of trying to cover up the 2014 police shooting of Laquan McDonald to try to protect Jason Van Dyke — who pulled the trigger. Amara Enyia, Jerry Joyce […]

  • Dorothy Brown may be knocked off mayoral ballot

    CHICAGO — A report from the Board of Elections showed that Dorothy Brown could be knocked off the mayoral ballot because she does not have enough valid petition signatures. To get on the Chicago mayoral ballot, a candidate needs to have 12,500 signatures. One petition summary report from the Board of Elections showed that the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk is more than 1,100 signatures short. Brown said the numbers don’t add up, and she’s calling for a criminal investigation. […]

  • House passes spending bill with $5 billion for Trump’s border wall

    With Washington a little more than 24 hours away from a partial government shutdown, the House of Representatives on Thursday passed a spending bill that includes an additional $5 billion for President Donald Trump’s long-promised border wall. The vote was 217-185. The $5 billion is in line with what the President has requested of Congress, but passage of the measure significantly raises the chances that the government will at least partially shut down at the end of the week. That’s […]

  • Man, 51, beaten with hammer during Humboldt Park carjacking

    CHICAGO — A 51-year-old man was beaten with a hammer during a carjacking in the city’s Humboldt Park neighborhood early Thursday morning. Police said the man was unloading his car in an alley on the 2600 block of West Haddon Avenue around 3:20 a.m. when two females and two black males pulled up and got out of a Chevy sedan. Police said a female offender began striking the victim in the head with a hammer while the other female and […]

  • Student charged after attack caught on video leaves another student injured

    **WARNING: Video may be disturbing to watch LOCKPORT, Ill. — A student was charged with aggravated battery after an attack that left another student seriously injured was caught on video. Cellphone video shows a student repeatedly punching another student while he’s on the floor and stomping on his head. It happened at the start of the school day this morning at the Lockport Township High School East Campus. In a letter to parents, the principal said rumors of a possible […]

  • Man shot inside suburban funeral home, officials say

    BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. — A man is recovering after being shot inside a southwest suburban funeral home. Police responded to reports of shots fired at the Haan Funeral Home at 8230 S. Harlem Ave. around 8 p.m. Wednesday in Bridgeview. Police said a man in his 20s was shot. Officials said he had non-life threatening injuries. The details surrounding the incident are unclear. There was at least one visitation happening inside the funeral home when the incident took place. No further […]

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