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  • Dorian might make landfall in the Carolinas after moving along Florida coast, forecasters say

    Hurricane Dorian is expected to skirt the Florida and Georgia coasts overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, then move northward to threaten the South and North Carolina coasts later in the week, the National Hurricane Center said. Landfall in Charleston, Wilmington or the Outer Banks is not out of the question, CNN meteorologist Judson Jones said. “The hurricane is forecast to track dangerously close to the Carolinas,” Jones said. “Any wobble to the West and the chances of landfall in South and North […]

  • 2 women robbed at gunpoint by woman on Michigan Avenue

    CHICAGO — Two women were robbed at gunpoint by another woman outside the Intercontinental Hotel on Michigan Avenue, police said. At about 2 a.m. Thursday, two women, ages 31 and 32, were walking on the 500 Block of North Michigan Avenue when they were approached by another woman who displayed a gun and demanded their belongings. The victims complied and the offender entered the passenger side of a dark-green Chrysler 300M with a man behind the wheel. The vehicle fled […]

  • Window washer rescued after dangling from River North high-rise

    CHICAGO —A window washer was rescued after dangling off the side of a 58-floor high-rise in River North. Around noon Tuesday, Chicago police and fire crews responded to calls for a rescue at 33 West Ontario. A man became stuck on the 53rd floor of the building after one of the ropes securing him reportedly broke. The Chicago Fire Department tossed the man additional rope from the roof, and held him securely as he walked up the side of the […]

  • Security ramps up after dozens caught jumping Lollapalooza fence

    CHICAGO — Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management ramps up security at Lollapalooza after dozens were caught jumping the fence Friday. Cell phone video capturing Friday’s security breakdown is one of several reports of fence jumpers getting into the massive Grant Park music festival without a ticket. The greater concern to many is the fact that people tried to get in without passing through the airport-style metal detectors and full-body pat-downs. Festival goer John Navarro said he is concerned about the […]

  • The special connection between students at North Lawndale College Prep and Martin Luther King

    CHICAGO — A group of high school students and recent graduates are working to build better relationships with Chicago police and to make their communities a more peaceful place. The students at North Lawndale College Prep were inspired by the Six Principles of Non-Violence by Martin Luther King Jr., such as “accepting suffering without retaliation” to achieve an important goal. It’s a message they’re sharing with police. The students are known as Peace Warriors. They are present and former students […]

  • 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 […]

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