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  • 1-Minute Forecast: Really hot weekend

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  • 2 injured in Indiana school shooting; suspect in custody

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — A male student armed with two handguns opened fire at a suburban Indianapolis middle school Friday morning, wounding another student and a teacher before being taken into custody, authorities said. Seventh-grader Ethan Stonebraker said the science teacher likely prevented even more injuries by confronting the shooter, who he said pulled out a gun and opened fire while the class was taking a test. “Our science teacher immediately ran at him, swatted a gun out of his hand […]

  • Victor Ejdsell strong play continues to keep the Icehogs’ season alive

    ROCKFORD – In the playoffs, things can change in quite a hurry, and that’s been the case for what was the hottest team in the Calder Cup Playoffs in 2018. It’s not like they are playing badly. In fact, they could easily have a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference Finals, but the good fortune created and received by the Rockford IceHogs in the first two rounds of the AHL playoffs hasn’t been there against the Texas Stars. Instead, […]

  • 2 killed, 6 injured ahead of Memorial Day weekend

    CHICAGO — Two people are dead and six injured in overnight shootings. It comes as Chicago police beef up patrols around the city ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. Police say two men were shot in a drive-by, around 1 a.m. Friday in the 6800 block of South Morgan Street, near a house party in Englewood. A 32-year-old man was shot four times in the upper body. He later died at a hospital. A 28-year-old man suffered multiple shots to […]

  • Chicago beaches are open for the season

    CHICAGO — All 27 beaches in Chicago opened Friday morning with active lifeguards on duty. The Chicago Fire Department will be on location to offer safety tips and warn against cold water temperatures. The water temperature is currently in the 50s. There is no beach advisory issued from the Chicago Park District. Each morning, the park district conducts tests for E. coli. E. coli levels have dropped at nearly every beach along Lake Michigan, including those in Chicago, according to […]

  • Chicago police arrests dozens in pre-Memorial Day raids

    CHICAGO — Chicago police say dozens of people suspected of participating in gang-related crimes have been arrested as part of anti-violence efforts ahead of the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Police say in a statement officers were joined by agents from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in “precision raids” that started Thursday and continued Friday. As of 4 a.m. Friday, Chicago police report: 71 individuals have been arrested (charges pending) 13 weapons have been seized […]

  • What you need to know about Memorial Day travel, traffic and events in the Chicago area

    CHICAGO — More than 41.5 million Americans are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA. Many of them will be headed into (and out of) Chicago, which was ranked as the most popular Memorial Day destination in the country by Priceline this year. The vast majority of travelers will hit the road, bringing an estimated 8 million vehicles to the Illinois tollways alone. Airports will be busy too, and Chicago’s airports are expecting more than 1.7 million passengers. […]

  • North Korea says it’s still willing to meet with Trump after US president cancels summit

    North Korea says US President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel next month’s summit with leader Kim Jong Un runs counter to the global community’s wishes for peace on the Korean Peninsula. Kim Kye Gwan, a top official at North Korea’s Foreign Ministry, said Pyongyang was still willing to meet with the US, in comments published Friday by the country’s state-run media KCNA. “We reiterate to the US that we are willing to sit face to face at any time and […]

  • Woman fatally shot by Gurnee police ID’d; Shooting and Antioch standoff linked, authorities say

    GURNEE, Ill. — The armed woman who was fatally shot by police in Gurnee on Wednesday has been identified. The woman, Makell Meyerin, 31, was a passenger in a car that slammed into an Antioch squad car earlier that day — setting off a seven-hour standoff at an Antioch home, police said. The woman was shot dead near Chittenden Park in suburban Gurnee just before 2 p.m. Wednesday. Police said they opened fire when the woman refused to put down […]

  • Tony Andracki discusses the first two months of the Cubs season on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – If you feel like you’ve been here before as a Cubs’ fan, you’re not alone. Like the 2017 season, the Cubs have had an up-and-down start. It’s a bit better in 2018, but the team’s continued inconsistent play in a season where the entered hoping for a fast start has a few fans frustrated. Don’t forget, however, that young team still has a lot of season left to play, and the team still has a 25-21 record, so […]

  • #FeedonThis: Trubisky, Rock-Paper-Scissors, and The Schmo

    CHICAGO – It was an entertaining Sports Feed before the Memorial Day holiday as the show featured a number of unique segments with Jarrett Payton and Josh Frydman. That included a Social Fodder video from Connecticut inspiring in impromptu “Rock-Paper-Scissors” battle between the anchors. That’s part of #FeedonThis from the show which you can see in the video above or below. “The Schmo” was back on Sports Feed to showcase his unique interviewing and athletic skills on the show. This […]