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  • Police searching for gunman who fatally shot woman inside Belmont Cragin Walgreens

    CHICAGO — Police are searching for the man who fatally shot a woman suspected of shoplifting inside a Walgreens on the city’s Northwest Side. The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Walgreens in the 4800 block of West Fullerton in the city’s Belmont Cragin neighborhood. According to Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, the store manager confronted the woman after spotting her shoplifting. She was allegedly trying to take leggings and a T-shirt. The Chicago Tribune reported that the […]

  • Person of interest in custody in connection to fatal shooting of Northside College Prep student

    CHICAGO — Chicago police said a person of interest was taken into custody in connection to the fatal shooting of a Northside College Prep student in Old Irving Park. Emanuel Gallegos, 17, was a passenger in a vehicle traveling near the 4400 block of West Addison Street around 5:30 p.m. Monday when a Hispanic man standing on a corner with two other men fired shots, striking the teen in the neck. Gallegos was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital in critical […]

  • Gunman at large after man shot in pedestrian tunnel at CTA Jackson stop

    CHICAGO — A man was shot in a CTA pedestrian tunnel in the Loop Thursday evening. Police said the shooting took place in the tunnel between train stops at the Jackson CTA stop around 5 p.m. The tunnel connects the Blue and Red Lines. The man was shot twice, according to police. He was taken to the hospital where his condition stabilized. Police said the man was not cooperating with police. First Deputy Supt. Fred Waller said it’s likely the two […]

  • Archdiocese of Chicago announces plans to close, consolidate schools, churches

    CHICAGO — The Archdiocese of Chicago announced plans to close churches and schools, and broke the news to parishioners Wednesday evening. Six schools will be consolidated into three and one church will close, possibly with more to follow. The school at St. Barbara will be consolidated with St. Therese Chinese Catholic School. Both campuses will remain open under the St. Therese name, according to the Chicago Tribune. St. Lucia-Santa Maria Incoronata and St. Jerome Croatia will become one parish. Santa Lucia […]

  • Services announced for CFD diver who died during rescue attempt

    Video: Members of the CFD Honor Guard salute the procession of Firefighter Juan Bucio as his remains are taken from the Medical Examiner’s Office to Blake-Lamb Funeral Home. CHICAGO — The funeral services have been announced for a Chicago Fire Department diver who  died during a rescue attempt Monday. The visitation for Juan Bucio, 46, a father of two and 15-year veteran of the department, will be held Sunday, June 3, at 4 p.m. at St. Rita. The funeral will be […]

  • Wheaton College remembers Rev. Billy Graham

    WHEATON, Ill. — Long before he was famous, Billy Graham went to school at Wheaton College. His local sermons quickly began to draw large crowds, as the college provided the first platform to the gifted young preacher. “One of the things that’s most remarkable about Billy Graham is, in a way, his ordinariness,” said Wheaton College President Dr. Philip Ryken. “He really was the same person in public that he always was private.” Remembering his encounter with Rev. Billy Graham, […]

  • Florida shooting puts spotlight on mental health resources

    The shooting rampage that took the lives of 17 people and injured 14 more in Parkland, Fla., is putting a spotlight on the difficulties for school districts to treat students with mental health issues. Only 25 percent of students in need get access to comprehensive mental health services. Due to lack of resources, it makes it difficult for counselors to track students who may need help. Lurie Children’s Hospital Pediatric Psychologist, Colleen Cicchetti said the reality is that resources are […]

  • Chicago mobilizes for Puerto Rican hurricane relief effort

    CHICAGO — Puerto Rico is already reeling from previous hurricanes and a crippling economic crisis. Now it faces a major challenge in the form of Hurricane Maria, which could deliver a direct hit to the island. Chicago’s Puerto Rican community is gearing up for what could be a massive humanitarian effort. More than 4 million Puerto Ricans are bracing for Maria, which has already devastated the island of Dominica. Chicago’s sizable Puerto Rican community is deeply concerned that Hurricane Maria […]

  • Longtime West Town resident shot, killed during possible armed robbery

    CHICAGO — Friends and loved ones are grieving the loss a kindhearted family man who worked at a bakery in the West Town community. “I heard the doorbell ringing a lot of times. I told my mom, ‘I’m so scared,” said Magaly Soriano, the victim’s daughter. Magaly knew it wasn’t good. Neighbors were pounding on her apartment door early Wednesday morning to tell the family that Aristeo “Pascuale” Soriano, 49, had been critically shot. Soriano, may have been the victim of an […]

  • First phase of Lakefront Trail separation project completed

    CHICAGO — The first phase of a Lakefront Trail separation project is now complete. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will mark the completion of the first section of the project, from 31st Street to 41st Street, later today. The entire project will include Chicago’s entire 18-miles of Lakefront Trail, stretching from Ardmore Avenue to the North and 71st Street to the south. The Lakefront Trail separation was designed to alleviate congestion by creating two paths—one for pedestrians and the other for bikes. […]

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