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  • 2-year-old girl killed at Orland Square Mall

    ORLAND PARK, Ill. — Authorities are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl at Orland Square Mall. The girl was with her aunt when something fell on top of her inside of a store Tuesday before 2 p.m. at the suburban mall. The entrance to the Akira store on the first floor was blocked off. An Orland Park spokesperson said something, possibly a fixture, fell onto the head of the little girl, critically injuring her. A doctor and nurse, who […]

  • Barbie’s 60th birthday tour held in Bedford Park

    BEDFORD PARK, Ill. — The Barbie “Be Anything” tour made a stop in the Chicago area. Barbie’s 60th birthday celebration was held Saturday at the Walmart Supercenter in Bedford Park for the “Be Anything” tour. The tour is traveling the country and made stops in the Chicago area this weekend. Barbie began in 1959. Ruth Handler made the doll and named after her daughter Barbara.

  • Pete Buttigieg visits Chicago to talk presidential race

    CHICAGO — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was in Chicago Tuesday to host a grassroots event at the Harold Washington Cultural Center. The candidate took the state at the 1,000-seat cultural center Tuesday to discuss race and his Douglass Plan for black Americans, to a largely white crowd. “We’re going to invest in the knowledge that the American black experience might as well put you in a different country and we cannot allow that to persist,” Buttigieg said. The presidential […]

  • Volunteers give away 1,200 backpacks full of school supplies to students in need

    CHICAGO — A community group from the suburbs is helping Chicago students prepare to go back to school with supplies and it’s an effort that’s grown considerably in just the last year. At Nicholson Stem Academy in Englewood, dozens of volunteers put together 1,200 backpacks filled with school supplies to give away to students. This is the 4th year that the community service organization Who is Hussain has given away backpacks. This year, the organization nearly tripled the amount of […]

  • Chicago celebrates 7th annual Hot Dog Festival

    CHICAGO — The Chicago History Museum’s annual Hot Dog Festival entered its 7th year and people from all over came to try a Chicago dog. Kathryn Boswell just moved from Atlanta, Georgia and attended the festival. “I’m from the south, so this is definitely new to me, but I love it,” Boswell said. There were all sorts of hot dogs at the event: charred, steamed, Chicago-style and more. The festival was steps away from the Chicago History Museum. Tyler Monaghan, […]

  • No injuries after Bedford Park Walmart evacuated after reports of shots fired

    BEDFORD PARK, Ill. — No one was injured after a Bedford Park Walmart was evacuated after reports of shots fired. Police responded to the Walmart in the 7000 block of South Cicero Avenue around 8 p.m. Tuesday. The store was cleared as police investigated. Calls initially came into police as an active shooter situation. Officers quickly determined that those reports were untrue and the shots were fired outside the store and possibly across the streets. Some customers inside the Walmart […]

  • Man who died at Lollapalooza after medical emergency ID’d

    CHICAGO — The person who died after a medical emergency during Lollapalooza this weekend has been identified. The 24-year-old man was identified as Benjamin Seto, according to the medical examiner’s office. Autopsy results were still pending as of Monday afternoon. The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications released a statement Sunday: “We were saddened to learn that an individual transported from the event in critical condition last night due to a medical emergency has since passed away the hospital. […]

  • Lack of labor workers slows down summer construction

    CHICAGO — A lack of specialized laborers causes a problem for summer remodeling and construction. It’s a clear case of supply and demand. The number of craftsmen has steadily declined and that’s putting a pinch on projects. “Frankly, there aren’t enough people doing this right now,” David Van Osdol, MacPherson Builders, said. There is a shortage of plumbers, electricians and carpenters. As a result, if you want to remodel, be prepared to pay extra or wait. David Van Osdol has […]

  • Soulful Chicago Book Fair gives black authors a chance to share their stories

    CHICAGO — The Soulful Chicago Book Fair allows authors who are often overlooked in standard outlets to share their stories. Along a stretch of East 61st Street is the Soulful Chicago Book Fair. Asadah Kirkland started the fair four years ago. She noted that black authors, such as Lorraine Hansberry, were raised right down the block. However, many people from the same area as famous writers like Hansberry don’t have the outlets to share their stories. The fair gives a […]

  • Vigil held for slain Evanston brothers, family says they are ‘disappointed’ with police

    EVANSTON, Ill. — Six years after the murder of two brothers, their family held a vigil in Evanston and spoke out about the way the case was handled. Aziz Hakeem, 38, and Mobeen Hakeen, 34, were fatally shot on July 31, 2013 in the basement of their family’s tobacco shop. Evanston police concluded the investigation on May 21, 2019 since there are no leads and there is probable cause to believe Kevin Ross, 29, was responsible for the murder of […]

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