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  • Hammond teen missing for 10 days found safe

    A 17-year old Hammond, Ind., teen who was missing for 10 days has been found safe. Shian Craddeieth had last been seen on April 7. Craddeieth’s mother Kim said a person recognized her after seeing a report on WGN Midday News at noon Thursday and notified authorities. She was found at about 3 p.m., and safely returned to her family.

  • Arlington Heights officer shot in face honored ‘Officer of the Year’

    An Arlington Heights police officer, shot in the face while responding to a domestic situation late last year,  is honored Thursday as Officer of the Year. Police Officer Michael McEvoy, a 24-year department veteran, made his first appearance at the Arlington Heights police department since the shooting incident three months ago. The three officers who pulled him to safety that December night were also honored:  patrol officers Kevin Sullivan, Michael Turano, and Douglas Glanz. Arlington Heights Police Chief Gerald Mourning […]

  • Des Plaines Oasis closing this weekend

    The Des Plaines Oasis, which has welcomed travelers since 1959, is closing this weekend. It’s all part of a master plan to rebuild and widen the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway. The price tag is $2.5 billion. Removing the Oasis will allow a fourth lane to be added in each direction from O’Hare Airport to Elgin. The demolition is also needed to build the $3-billion Elgin-O’Hare western access project. The 7-11 stores and gas stations along the sides of the structure […]

  • Hunger-strikers seek organ transplants for undocumented immigrants

    A group of protesters, some of whom started a hunger strike on July 29, are trying to put pressure on Northwestern Hospital to provide organ transplants for undocumented immigrants. Since they stopped eating eight days ago, the hunger strikers have subsisted on water and Gatorade. They say they’re tired and hungry but, they’re not giving up. Monday morning they tried to go inside the hospital to meet with, and deliver a letter to, Northwestern Hospital CEO Dean Harrison but they […]

  • World War II era plans in Wheeling

    World War II history is coming to the Chicago area this weekend. “The Wings of Freedom”  exhibit will spend three days at the Executive Airport in Wheeling. The tour features several planes including a B-17 bomber, one of only eight still flying in the U.S. The planes are expected to land around 1:30p.m. Friday and will be open to the public in the afternoon. Saturday and Sunday, visitors can see these historic machines, from 9:30a.m. to 5p.m. Veterans can tour […]

  • Fire forces evacuations near downtown Indianapolis

    A huge industrial fire that darkened the skies over Indianapolis could continue to burn until Monday, or longer. The fire started Saturday afternoon at a downtown recycling plant and was fueled by propane tanks and massive stockpiles of rubber tires. Businesses and homes within a five-block radius of the plant have been evacuated. The building housed a number of businesses, including the recycling plant, but all were closed for the day, and no one is believed to have been inside. […]

  • Police shoot and kill armed man in Lawndale neighborhood

    Chicago Police shot a man on the South Side after, they say, he raised a handgun at officers. The officers had chased him from a car that refused to stop early Sunday morning, according to Fraternal Order of Police Spokesman Patrick Camden. Camden says the man stumbled into an alley west of Springfield Avenue and north of 18th Street after police tried to stop a car he was in, Camden said. Officers chasing the man say they saw he had […]

  • Police, CPS plan to expand ‘Safe Passage’

    The Chicago Police Department and Chicago Public Schools are taking steps to assure parents their children will be safe on their way to and from school this year. Members of both police and CPS scheduled a news conference for Friday morning at the Homan Square Fieldhouse in the North Lawndale neighborhood. They, and other city agencies, under Mayor Emanuel’s direction, are expanding the Safe Passage program to include children whose schools are being closed this summer and who will have […]

  • Mother of Boston bombing suspects spoke to older son about ‘jihad’

    The mother of the Boston Marathon bombings suspects spoke to her older son, Tamerlan Tsarnaev about “jihad” in 2011. Their conversation was overheard in a phone call secretly recorded by Russian officials. Authorities in the U.S. just learned about the conversation in the last few days and would not comment. Another phone call the mother made to someone in Russia was also recorded and Russian authorities  told the FBI that the mother and son were religious zealots. The FBI questioned […]

  • New suspect in ricin case also faces child molestation charges

    A former martial-arts instructor from Tupelo, MS., is now charged with making  ricin and putting the poison in letters sent to President Barack Obama and two other public officials. The FBI charged James Everett Dutschke, 41 on Saturday, days after dropping similar charges against an Elvis impersonator who insisted he had been framed. Coincidentally, the two men know each other and each has claimed being set up by the other. Dutschke’s house, business and vehicles in Tupelo were searched earlier […]

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