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  • Students faint from heat exhaustion during homecoming at suburban school

    BERWYN, Ill. — More than a dozen ambulances had to be called to homecoming festivities at a Berwyn high school Friday after students started fainting from heat exhaustion. Morton West High School’s homecoming parade stepped off at 1 p.m. Friday, as temperatures soared above 90 degrees in the Chicago area. After the mile-long parade, students headed to the outdoor football stadium for the annual homecoming pep rally. Around 3 p.m., one student suffered from “heat related injuries,” according to the Berwyn […]

  • Rapper Daddy Yankee collects donations for disaster relief at Chicago concert

    CHICAGO — Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee is best known for appearing in the record-breaking single “Despactio,” but Friday he made news for his earthquake and hurricane relief efforts. Yankee asked his Chicago fans to bring water bottles, insect repellent, diapers, first aid kits, flashlights, and other necessities to his concert at Aragon Ballroom Friday night. #Chicago 🙏🏻 bring bottles of water, repellent, diapers, first aid kids, flash lights. Drop off at my concert tonight @AragonBallroom 🇲🇽 🇵🇷 — Daddy Yankee (@daddy_yankee) […]

  • Families ‘desperate’ for updates as phone service is restored in Puerto Rico

    CHICAGO — Many people in Chicago who haven’t been able to connect with their loved ones in Puerto Rico are worried and waiting as landline service is restored to some areas. Tuesday night was the last time Sam Rosado heard from his family in Puerto Rico. Then, Hurricane Maria hit. Whenever he has called since then it’s been nothing but busy signals. “I’ve been calling every two hours and,.. No answer,” Rosado said. He is like so many others in […]

  • Chef charged with stabbing his brother to death in Forest Park home

    FOREST PARK — A Bucktown chef has been charged with stabbing his brother to death in a Forest Park home. Forest Park police arrested 38-year-old Nestor Soto and charged him with the murder of his brother, 25-year-old Ivens Soto, Friday afternoon. Nestor Soto is chef and owner of the Whistle Pig in Bucktown. Ivens Soto was found dead  in a home in the 7700 block of Adams Street in Forest Park Wednesday afternoon. The Cook County Medical Examiner determined the cause […]

  • 7-Day Forecast: Record heat possible this weekend, cooler weekdays

  • Campus Check-In: Notre Dame says so long to the Spartans – for now

    SOUTH BEND – Life as an independent entails saying hello to new rivals and goodbye to others all the time. It’s nothing new for Notre Dame – who’s never joined a conference since they started playing football in the 1800s. This weekend, for a while, they’ll say goodbye to a team they’re used to having on the schedule. Brian Kelly takes the Irish to East Lansing to face Michigan State Saturday night at 7 PM for the last scheduled game […]

  • Mother, 4-year-old son found dead inside Stone Park home

    STONE PARK, III – Stone Park police say 31-year-old Miriam Cruz and her son, 4-year-old Corbin Barraza, were found dead inside their home Thursday night in the 1700 block of north Manheim. “She was a good person. She was a hardworking mom,” said neighbor Anthony Gomez. Police are calling it an isolated incident of domestic violence. A neighbor says the boy was on the bed with bruising around his neck, his mother dead in the bathroom. “He was screaming for a phone. […]

  • 1-minute forecast: Record-breaking heat continues

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  • Leaders call on corporate Chicago to help Mexican quake victims

    CHICAGO –Local leaders met Friday and called on Chicago’s corporate leaders to help with relief efforts for the victims of the earthquake in Mexico. National Coordinator for Casa Mexico, Ciudad de México, Juan Ochoa convened the meeting with elected officials to join forces in support of Illinois’ relief efforts for Mexico. The organization will be holding a fundraiser next Tuesday at the Chicago Cultural Center where corporate leaders are expected to show up out with checks for hurricane relief. Organizers […]

  • Fall arrives in Chicago with 3rd day of record-breaking heat

    CHICAGO –The first day of autumn will bring record-breaking heat to the Chicago area, with the high expected to reach 96 degrees Friday. The city has already hit 93 degrees so far, shattering the old record of 92 degrees for this date, posted back in 1956.  And it’s 24 degrees higher than the average. This is the third day of record-breaking heat in Chicago. Typically, by the end of September, hardy, weather-tested Chicagoans are ready for 70 degree weather with hooded sweatshirts, sweaters, and […]

  • Sen. John McCain says he cannot vote for latest Obamacare repeal

    Senator John McCain announced Friday in a statement that he cannot “in good conscience” vote for the GOP’s latest plan to overhaul Obamacare, likely ending Republicans’ latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. “I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,” the Arizona Republican said in a statement. “I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried. Nor could I support it without knowing how much it […]