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  • Monster’s Mash: The competitiveness of Adam Shaheen

    CHICAGO – In the National Football League, there are a few lessons that are taught to the younger players when they start out. First, you have to brush off losses. While they are bad, you have to find a way to move on quickly, because and opponent is always waiting. Somewhere Bears rookie tight end Adam Shaheen understands that. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy for him to just shake off a home loss to the Packers to start the […]

  • 2 carjackings reported within an hour in East Garfield Park

    CHICAGO – Two carjackings were reported in East Garfield Park within an hour of each other, according to police. The first carjacking happened on the 2100 block of West Fulton at 10:08 p.m. on Friday. Police said a woman was entering her parked car when she and her passenger were approached by two armed black males who announced a robbery and told them to get out of the car. The victims exited the car and the offenders fled the area. […]

  • Off-duty officer stabbed in car, then slams into school bus

    CHICAGO — An off-duty Chicago police officer was stabbed while inside a car on the city’s South Side. The incident happened around 8:15 a.m. Friday  in the 7600 block of South Stony Avenue. The off-duty officer, who is a 47-year-old woman, was stabbed in the face, according to police. She was taken to Northwestern Hospital in serious condition. It is unclear if the officer was driving or not, but the attack caused the officer’s car to crash into a school bus. […]

  • 1 dead in West Side house fire

    CHICAGO — One person is dead after a house fire on the city’s West Side Friday morning. It happened in the 1800 block of South Hamlin in the North Lawndale neighborhood. The fast moving fire spread next door to an apartment building. Four police officers arrived before the fire department and started knocking on doors. They got eight people out as smoke enveloped the building. The Chicago Fire Department says the house that caught fire was vacant, but there was […]

  • Man charged in connection to murder of Joliet bartender

    KANKAKEE COUNTY, Ill. — A northern Illinois man has been charged with concealing a homicide in the shooting death of a woman who had been reported missing. The Will County sheriff’s office on Friday announced Jeremy Boshears of Coal City was charged Friday in connection with the disappearance of Kaitlyn Kearns. An attorney for the 32-year-old Boshears’ could not immediately be reached for comment and the Will County state’s attorney’s office said additional charges could still be filed in the case. […]

  • Bail set at $3M for Elgin man charged with child pornography

    ELGIN, Ill. — An Elgin man was charged with soliciting child pornography and grooming. Prosecutors said Devin Moberg asked two minors to send him videos of themselves engaged in sex acts through social media. He also sent explicit videos of himself to the victims. Moberg was charged with nine felony counts of child pornography. On Friday, a judge set bail at $3 million.

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    1-year-old found safe after car stolen on South Side, police say

    CHICAGO – A child was found safe after a car was stolen on the city’s South Side, police said. Police said a woman went to visit a friend on the 9100 block of South State around 1 a.m. Saturday after the friend was involved in a car crash. While she was there, the woman left her car running with the child inside. Police said a black male entered the car and drove away. The vehicle was found about 10 minutes […]

  • Fake delivery leads to home invasion in West Town

    CHICAGO — A fake package delivery turns into a robbery in the city’s West Town neighborhood. It happened after 7 p.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of North Bosworth. Police say a woman was approached at her doorstep by two men wearing reflective vests. They tried to give her a package, then pushed her inside and hit her in the face. One intruder pulled a gun and demanded money while the other ransacked the apartment. Both men ran away. The […]

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  • Rev. Jesse Jackson reveals he has Parkinson’s disease

    CHICAGO — Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. revealed Friday that he has Parkinson’s disease.  The 76-year-old civil rights activist made the announcement in an emotional letter to his friends and supporters. In the statement, Jackson says that around three-years ago, he and his family began to notice he was struggling physically. He didn’t want to interrupt his work schedule to see a doctor, but as the struggles continued, he finally checked in. After several tests, the diagnosis came in. Jackson says […]

  • Chicago police investigating 2 more carjackings on Near North Side

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are investigating two more carjackings on the city’s Near North Side, as the string of crimes continues across the city. There have been more than 700 so far this year, up from 663 last year. There have also been more than 24 this week alone. The most recent happened just before midnight Friday, at Orleans and Chestnut. The victim says he just got off work and was walking to his car in a parking lot, when […]