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  • Bulls guard Rajon Rondo fined $25,000 for tripping Jae Crowder in Game 3

    CHICAGO – He didn’t touch the court in Game 3, but his attempt to hits someone who was has cost Rajon Rondo some money. On Sunday, the NBA fined the Bulls guard $25,000 for attempting to trip Celtics forward Jae Crowder while near the Bulls bench during Game 3 on Friday. Towards the end of the first quarter, video replays showed that Rondo stuck up his foot as Crowder was near the bench after making a shot. The Celtics forward […]

  • No bail for man accused of holding ex-girlfriend, child captive in Grayslake

    GRAYSLAKE, Ill. — A man accused of beating his ex-girlfriend and holding her and her child against their will faces a series of charges. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says Lloyd Smith, 46, illegally entered a woman’s Grayslake home while she slept and took her cell phone, so she couldn’t call for help. He held the mother and child captive in the house for hours while he battered her and threatened to kill her. Eventually, he left. He was arrested […]

  • Workers walk off job in protest

    Illinois Democrats aim high with minimum wage proposals

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Amid a national push by unions and worker advocates for a $15 minimum wage, Illinois Democrats hope to pass an ambitious hike during the spring legislative session, despite a warning from Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner that he opposes an increase of any kind. The proposal would lift the state’s minimum wage from its current $8.25 to $15 over the next five years, a more accelerated leap than previous adjustments in Illinois. It also would constitute a larger […]

  • Sunny forecast to end the weekend before rain moves in

    It will be a perfectly sunny Sunday to wrap up the weekend!   Lots of sunshine on tap today and high temperatures will top out near 70 degrees before the rain moves in during the week. For the latest weather updates, go to wgntv.com/weather.

  • Man robs Dolton store, leaves behind pipe bomb

    DOLTON, Ill. — Police are still searching for a suspect who robbed a suburban store and left behind a pipe bomb. Investigators in Dolton say the man’s face was covered with a surgical mask when he walked into the Food 4 Less, 1000 E Sibley Blvd., Saturday morning. He was carrying what looked like a bomb. He demanded money from the cashier and left, leaving behind the package. The bomb squad was called in. They say the device was a pipe bomb, but […]

  • CTA bus involved in crash on South Side, 3 injured

    CHICAGO – Three men were injured early Sunday morning in a crash involving a CTA bus. It happened at 3:45 a.m. at the intersection of 95th Street and South Stoney Island. Police say a white Honda Accord and a dark-colored Toyota Camry collided in the intersection and then the Honda slammed into the front end of the bus. Three men were transported to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. Police have not said if any of the injured […]

  • Wheaton College student killed in track meet accident

    WHEATON, Ill. — A college student was killed in a tragic accident at a track meet in the western suburbs. Ethan Roser, 19, was killed while volunteering at a Wheaton College track and field meet Saturday afternoon. He was accidentally hit by a hammer during the hammer throw event. He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove where he was pronounced dead. “We are deeply grieved, but, because of our faith in Christ, not without hope,” said Wheaton College President […]

  • Suspect charged in deadly shooting on Dan Ryan Ramp in Chinatown

    CHICAGO – A  man charged in Wednesday’s  Dan Ryan Expressway shooting remains in the hospital undergoing mental evaluation. Saturday in bond court, a judge denied Jeremiah Holt bail.  Holt was already under electronic monitoring for weapons and stolen vehicle charges. Prosecutors say Holt walked up to a car on the Cermak off-ramp and shot and killed Jeremy Scullark. He also shot a 19-year-old passenger in the elbow. Police arrested holt after a foot chase and recovered a gun. Holt faces […]

  • Warmer week with scattered showers

    Updates at Chicago Weather Center

  • Thousands rally in Grant Park at March for Science

    CHICAGO — Thousands of people took to the streets of Chicago Saturday morning to March for Science. Organizers called it the largest global event in the name of science in all of human history. Chicago police tweeted around noon advising marchers that if they were not in the area to not attend due to the large crowds. https://twitter.com/Chicago_Police/status/855827026607034370 The goal was to defend science and push back against threats to defund important research and policy. The event was intentionally scheduled to […]

  • Ax throwing comes to Portage Park

    If you’re sick of golf or bowling, there’s a new game Axe throwing has come to Chicago’s North Side at Thunderbolt. Owner Scott Hollander got the idea after a trip to Canada. Thunderbolt just opened in Portage Park this week and if throwing axes seems like a potentially dangerous idea, you can be assured they take safety very seriously. Thunderbolt is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 5-10pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm-10pm.  They can host groups up to 50 people or more […]