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  • Aurora man practicing with bow and arrow arrested after striking neighbor

    AURORA, Ill. — An Aurora man was arrested Wednesday after he accidentally struck his neighbor while practicing shooting hunting arrows. At around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers were dispatched to the 3100 block of Timber Hill Lane on the report of a man shot with an arrow. Upon arrival, a man said he was outside painting in front of his residence when he looked down and saw an arrow protruding from his leg. 25-year-old Daniel Smorczewski told police he was in […]

  • Police: 3 teens killed missing Portage woman, dumped body in abandoned elementary school

    GARY, Ind. — Police in Northwest Indiana believe three teen boys are responsible for the death of a missing Portage woman. Adriana Saucedo, 27, of Portage, was found dead Thursday night at an abandoned elementary school in Gary. Saucedo disappeared Tuesday night. She was last seen getting into a dark-colored sedan outside her home in the 6200 block of Kathryn Court. After an investigation, police believe Saucedo met with a 15-year-old Gary boy to buy a small amount of marijuana. […]

  • Man found dead Thursday night near Metra tracks in Jefferson Park

    CHICAGO — A death investigation is underway after a man was found dead near Metra’s Union Pacific Northwest train tracks in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. Authorities were called around 11:30 p.m. Thursday after someone found the body of a man near the Kennedy Expressway and Metra tracks off Ainslie Street. Police arrived to the scene and immediately performed CPR on the unresponsive man, believed to be in his 30s. Chicago police said their were visible signs of trauma on his […]

  • Woman found dead inside burning vehicle in Andersonville

    CHICAGO — A woman was found dead inside a burning vehicle in Andersonville. Police responded to reports of a car fire around 12:48 a.m. Friday in the 1400 block of West Farragut Avenue, and found the body of a woman in the back seat. The car is a silver Nissan Sentra with California plates. The woman’s identity is unknown at this time. It is also unknown if her cause of death is related to the fire. A resident captured cellphone […]

  • Stranger helps family get out of SUV stuck on tracks as oncoming train approaches in La Grange

    LA GRANGE, Ill. — A woman helped a family escape from their SUV that was stuck on the tracks just moments before it was hit by an oncoming train. Betsy Buckley, a special education coordinator at Glen Ellyn School District 41, was on her way home Tuesday evening when she saw a car on the track near Shawmut Avenue in La Grange. She got out of her car to investigate, and noticed a  freight train was approaching — that’s when […]

  • 13-year-old boy struck and killed by vehicle

    CHICAGO — A 13-year-old boy was killed Thursday after he was struck by a car on Chicago’s South Side. The boy has been identified as Trayvion D. West. Police said Trayvion was crossing the street in the 8300 block of South Exchange Street around 6:30 p.m.  A 52-year-old driver was traveling westbound on 83rd Street when his vehicle struck the boy. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver stayed on the scene, police said. […]

  • Good on the road in 2019, Illinois faces their toughest test at No. 17 Iowa

    CHAMPAIGN – Could you say that they’re heading to Iowa City this weekend playing with “house money?” Maybe. If you think about it, Illinois has already accomplished what they set out to do in the 2019 season: Clinch a spot in a bowl game and play relevant football in the month of November. That came about thanks to an incredible four-game winning streak that included a win over then No. 6 Wisconsin and a school-record 25-point comeback in a win […]

  • CTA board approves 2020 budget to continue modernization

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Transit Board approved a $1.57 billion operating budget Wednesday to continue the modernization of the city’s rail and bus system. The CTA received a significant funding commitment in 2019 with the passage of the state’s “Rebuild Illinois” capital bill. The board said the 2020 budget will ensure that the CTA continues to make improvements aimed at providing customers faster, smoother and safer public transit services. “CTA’s FY2020 spending plan is a sound financial blueprint that reflects […]

  • Highland police looking for two men after liquor store robbery, assault of customer

    HIGHLAND, Ind. — Police in Highland are looking for two men after an armed robbery and assault Tuesday night at a liquor store. Just after 10 p.m. Tuesday, officers were dispatched to Town and Country Liquors in the 8200 block of Kennedy Avenue on the report of an armed robbery. Police said two masked men entered the store armed with a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. While they were in the store, a customer was reportedly struck in […]

  • White Sox sign catcher Yasmani Grandal to a four-year, $73 million contract

    CHICAGO – One of the biggest questions that many had for the White Sox once the 2019 season came to an end was whether the team was ready to go out and spend money in free agency to make a run at the playoffs in 2020. On Thursday, the team gave one of their first answers to that question. OFFICIAL: The #WhiteSox have agreed to terms on a four-year, $73-million contract with free agent All-Star catcher Yasmani Grandal (@YazmanianDVL08). Under […]

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