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  • Girl, 2, killed in crash involving car chased by Chicago police

    CHICAGO — A 2-year-old girl was killed, and several others injured, when a vehicle being chased by police hit another car and crashed into a tree. Officers were attempting to pull over a black Chrysler at 107th Street and Michigan Avenue late Sunday night, when the driver took off. The vehicle hit a white Acura sedan a few blocks away, then struck a tree. Danyla was ejected from the car. The toddler, identified as Danyla Owens, was not strapped into […]

  • Life-threatening cold heads toward Chicago; many schools, businesses to close Wednesday

    NOTE: Chicago Public Schools closed for 2 days due to weather CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the double-digit subzero temperatures forecast for the city are life threatening and “not to be taken lightly.” Emanuel spoke Tuesday morning at a warming center, telling Chicagoans that the frigid weather expected through Thursday is a “public health risk.” The National Weather Service (NWS) says wind chills could dip to 46 below zero in Chicago. A wind chill of minus 25 (negative 32 […]

  • Elderly man struck, killed by snow plow in Libertyville

    LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. — An elderly man was struck and killed by a snow plow Monday morning in suburban Libertyville. A Village of Libertyville snow plow was clearing a cul-de-sac in the 600 block of Bridle Court around 9:50 a.m. when the plow backed up and fatally struck a 75-year-old man. The man was using a snow blower to clear his driveway. The incident is being investigated by the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team, according to a press release. The driver […]

  • Metra BNSF riders voice concerns over train issues, delays

    WESTERN SPRINGS, Ill. — Metra riders voiced their concerns about the BNSF line after a summer of delays, overcrowding and air conditioning breakdowns. A meeting was held in Western Springs at McClure Middle School Monday evening for commuters to share their complaints about the southwest suburban rail line. BNSF has had a problem unique to itself because a piece of technology, a new system put into place in June meant to increase the frequency of trains, has actually slowed them down. […]

  • Judge denies acquittals in Chicago police cover-up trial

    CHICAGO — A judge has denied defense requests for directed acquittals in the trial of three Chicago police officers charged with lying about the 2014 fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald. Cook County Judge Domenica Stephenson on Tuesday evening rejected the defense contention that prosecutors failed to prove their case. Stephenson is hearing the case in a bench trial, without a jury. Prosecutors earlier Tuesday rested their case after a witness read emails that they contend suggest the officers’ superiors were […]

  • Menorah lighting held for victim of fatal Rogers Park shooting

    CHICAGO — The North Side Orthodox Jewish community came together on the second night of Hanukkah to remember one of their own, two months after he was murdered. A 9-foot menorah was lit in honor of Eliyahu Moscowitz, 24, who was fatally shot in the head on a pedestrian path in Loyola Park  on Oct. 1. On Sept. 30, police said the same gun was used to kill 73-year-old Douglass Watts who was also shot in the head at close range […]

  • The road to zero: HIV medications mark new age of treatment

    Twenty years since the first HIV medications hit the market, new generations of anti-retroviral drugs are now powerful enough to effectively erase the disease from the body. When taken properly, the drugs suppress HIV to levels not able to be found by testing. Long-term research shows that this “undetectable” status means the virus cannot be transmitted to another person. In addition, a medication called Truvada, originally used to treat HIV-positive people has found a new, life-saving purpose. In 2012, the FDA […]

  • Chicago area digging out, cleaning up after massive snow storm

    CHICAGO — The Chicago area woke up Monday morning to blizzard conditions that haven’t been seen since Super Bowl 2015. Blizzard and Winter Storm Warnings brought some parts of the area up to  13 inches of snow. High winds also brought down trees and power lines. ComEd said 350,000 people lost power during the snow storm. About 82,000 still remain without power as of 9 p.m. on Monday. ComEd said they have 800 crews out working to restore power, but they […]

  • 20 CPS schools lose power due to storm; parents say they weren’t notified

    CHICAGO — Sunday night’s powerful winter storm left about 20 Chicago Public Schools, but some parents said they were never notified of the problem. Debbie Knight, a parent at Wildwood Elementary School, said she brought her two children to school not knowing the power was out.  Wildwood was one of the 20 CPS schools that lost power at some point because of the weather. North Grand High School on the West Side was another school that lost power, and used […]

  • Officer shot and killed at Mercy Hospital remembered as hero

    CHICAGO — The Chicago police officer slain during Monday’s shooting at a hospital was remembered as a hero. The Chicago Police Department identified the officer shot and killed at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. as 28-year-old Samuel Jimenez. Jimenez joined the department in Feb. 2017 and just recently completed his probationary period to officially become a full-fledged officer. Jimenez was married and the father of three children. Jimenez was killed during a shootout with Juan Lopez, […]

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