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  • Sailor that went overboard during Race to Mackinac ID’d

    CHICAGO — A sailor who went overboard during the Race to Mackinac has been identified as a Lincoln Park man. The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for Jon Santarelli, 53, who fell from a boat participating in the Race to Mackinac Saturday afternoon about four miles northeast of Navy Pier. The CPD Marine unit is continuing their search, but now considers it a recovery mission, not a rescue mission. A boat in the race’s “turbo” section called the Imedi […]

  • Weekend violence leaves 6 dead, 33 wounded in Chicago

    CHICAGO — At least 39 people were shot over the weekend across Chicago. From Friday to Monday morning, six people were killed and 33 people were injured. At the corner of 55th and South Wells, Georgia Hilderbrand and her dance team were out raising money for the Bud Billiken parade Sunday morning. Just hours earlier, three men were shot right across the street at a Mobile station. One of them didn’t make it. “You have to worry but still have […]

  • 3 charged in Bucktown, Hyde Park carjackings

    CHICAGO — Three man have been charged after a pair of carjackings, including one that was caught on camera in Bucktown of a pregnant woman.Dwayne Liberty, 21, Tyran Carter, 26, and Terronde Gordon, 20, are all facing charges. All three have previous felony convictions and were arrested on Friday. Liberty was charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm and two felony counts of armed robbery with a firearm. Carter was charged with three counts of felony aggravated vehicular hijacking […]

  • 7-Day Forecast: Warm and sunny as rain moves out of the area

    The threat of showers will wind down and end tonight as temperatures fall into the low to mid-60s under partly cloudy skies. Partly cloudy tomorrow with a slight chance for a few showers in northwest Indiana. Highs tomorrow should climb to near 80 inland, but mid-70s lakeside. Scattered clouds Tuesday with highs in the mid-80s inland, but upper 70s are expected at the lakefront. Mostly sunny Wednesday as highs climb into the low to upper 80s. Partly cloudy and cooler […]

  • Produce goes from rooftop farm to table at Uncommon Ground

    CHICAGO — Above Uncommon Ground, a 2,500-square-foot rooftop farm allows the restaurant to harvest hundreds of pounds of organic fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. There are also a pair of beehives that produce 40-50 pounds of honey, and other things used to make specialty craft beers. The restaurant plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the rooftop farm with community events and harvesting classes all summer long. WGN’s Andrea Darlas has more.

  • Police: Chase of stolen car ends in officer-involved shooting in south suburbs

    MARKHAM, Ill. — An officer-involved shooting overnight in Markham is under investigation by the Illinois State Police. Around 4 a.m. Sunday, police were chasing the driver of a stolen car who allegedly attempted to run officers over while attempting to flee. Video from the scene shows the fleeing car had shredded tires, and Dolton police also on the scene. Witnesses say after the car stopped near 162nd Street and Marshfield in Markham, police shot into the car and hit at least one […]

  • Teens learn to avoid distraction, turn out of a skid at advanced driving course

    WEST CHICAGO, Ill. — Hundreds of teens had the chance to learn the rules of the road from some of the best over the weekend. For 15 years, Ford has brought its Driving Skills for Life Course around the world, teaching teens like Juliana Tassi the tricks of the driving trade, like hazard recognition, distracted driving, and pulling out of a skid. Teens take on the course with a driving instructor in the passenger street. “I had my friend and […]

  • Sailor goes overboard during Race to Mackinac, search underway

    CHICAGO — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water about four miles northeast of Navy Pier after a sailor fell from a boat participating the Race to Mackinac Saturday afternoon. A boat in the race’s “turbo” section called the Imedi issued a man overboard alert around 2:45 p.m. Saturday, CFD Deputy District Chief Ron Dorneker said. The missing sailor is believed to be a man in his 50s, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Imedi […]

  • Illinois woman injured by lightning strike at Country Thunder Music Festival

    KENOSHA, Wis. —The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department says a woman attending the Country Thunder Wisconsin Music Festival in Twin Lakes has been seriously injured by a lightning strike. Sheriff’s officials say it happened about 12:30 a.m. Friday at the festival’s campground. The woman was transported to Northern Illinois Medical Center for treatment. Authorities identified the woman as a 22-year-old Brittney Prehn, from Illinois. No hometown was provided.

  • Police searching for missing Special Olympics athlete

    CHICAGO — A search is underway for a missing Special Olympics athlete who was participating in the organization’s 50th anniversary in Chicago. Police say 22-year-old Rezwanul Haque is from Bangladesh and was competing in the Unified Cup Football.  He has autism and does not speak English. Haque competed in the 2015 Special Olympics in Los Angeles where he won the Gold Medal in men’s singles badminton. A police spokesperson said surveillance video shows Haque leaving a hotel on the 100 block of […]

  • Ride and concert honor fallen firefighter Juan Bucio, officer Paul Bauer

    CHICAGO — The annual Rock the Badges music festival is underway at Chicago’s Copernicus Center, after dozens of riders joined the 60-mile Ride with Badges to honor the service and sacrifice of police officers and firefighters. “We support them and it’s a good cause,” said Ken Mickey, himself a 38-year veteran of the CPD. Beginning at a Harley dealership in Glenview Saturday the morning, the third annual ride raises funds for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. “We always remember… Never forget what they’ve given […]