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  • FBI, Crystal Lake police search for missing 5-year-old boy

    CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — The FBI was working with Crystal Lake police in the case of a missing 5-year-old boy on Thursday. Police said an Amber Alert was not issued for Andrew “AJ” Freund due to law enforcement being unable to confirm that an abduction occurred. Andrew’s parents told police they last saw him at bedtime at their home in the first block of Dole Avenue around 9 p.m. Wednesday. After waking up Thursday morning and being unable to locate […]

  • Man, 32, held without bond in violent Sleepy Hollow attacks

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, Ill. — A man facing 26 felony counts was held without bond after a home invasion and stabbing spree on Monday in Sleepy Hollow. Prosecutors in Kane County have charged 32-year-old Fabian Torres with: Attempted murder, Class X felony, 2 counts Aggravated criminal sexual assault, Class X felony, 4 counts Home invasion, Class X felony, 8 counts Armed violence, Class X felony, 2 counts Attempted aggravated kidnapping, Class 1 felony, 2 counts Aggravated battery, Class 3 felony, 4 […]

  • Shooting at baby shower wounds 2 kids, 4 adults on South Side

    CHICAGO — Friends and family were celebrating a birthday and a baby shower in front of a West Englewood home Saturday when someone inside a passing SUV fired into the crowd, wounding two children and four adults. People were gathered outside a house near 63rd and Seeley around 6:30 p.m. Saturday when witnesses say a red Chevy Equinox drove down 64th street, and someone inside shot at the group. An 8-year-old boy was hit in the chest and back, and […]

  • Woman, 31, sexually assaulted in Rogers Park: police

    CHICAGO — Police issued a warning after a woman said she was sexually assaulted in the Rogers Park neighborhood Wednesday evening. Police said a 31-year-old woman was walking on the 6600 block of North Clark Street around 6:40 p.m. Wednesday when a man approached her from behind, grabbed her and put his hand over her face. Police said he covered her nose and mouth, and that the man’s hand was wet and smelled similar to alcohol. Police said the man […]

  • Mundelein school district participating in School Safety Pilot Program

    MUNDELEIN, Ill. — A suburban school district and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office teamed up to create a new plan in the event of an emergency. Fremont School District 79 in Mundelein, Ill., has four elementary and middle schools and more than 2,000 students. The school district is now participating in a new School Safety Pilot Program that is expected to help in the event of an emergency. School shootings are horrific scenes that have played out far too often […]

  • 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 […]

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