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  • Person of interest in shooting of Chicago cop in custody: officials

    CHICAGO — Chicago police said a person of interest in the shooting of a Chicago police officer was taken into custody Saturday afternoon. Earlier Saturday, Chicago police were searching for the gunman they said shot an officer Saturday morning, and a woman in the Fulton River District earlier in the week. Around 4 p.m. police said they apprehended a person of interest, believed to be 45-year-old Michael Blackman, at 64th and Bell streets after an armed encounter with police. The […]

  • Police looking for man who allegedly sexually assaulted boy in Humboldt Park

    CHICAGO — Police were searching for a man who sexually assaulted a boy in a bathroom in Humboldt Park. Police said the man walked into a bathroom around 7 p.m. Friday and allegedly touched the boy inappropriately. The man was described as weighing 200 pounds, with a “king” tattoo across his fingers and a “fork with a crown” tattoo. Police said he was wearing a baseball hat, black jacket and sweater and blue jeans. Anyone with information is asked to […]

  • Coroner releases facial reconstruction of teen girl found dead in Gary alley

    GARY, Ind. – The Lake County coroner has released facial reconstruction images of a teenage girl found dead in an alley Monday. “Jane Doe,” who may be between 14 and 18-years old, was described as African American, 5 feet, 2 inches tall, 117 pounds, and has short black hair with her ears pierced. A utility crew found a girl tied to a pole Monday in an alley near 20th and Pennsylvania streets. Police said she was wearing a blue and white Nike […]

  • Police: No indication car driving through Woodfield Mall incident was terrorist attack; Man in custody

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — A man was taken into custody Friday afternoon after a car drove through Woodfield Mall causing chaos throughout the shopping center. Police were on the scene at the Schaumburg mall around 2:30 p.m. after witnesses said a black SUV drove through Sears. The Schaumburg Police Department in a statement said the car drove through the mall entrance near the Sears and Rainforest Cafe. The car drove through the mall common area before finally stopping in the mall’s […]

  • Warm weekend with rain likely

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  • Metro South Medical Center will no longer take new patients

    BLUE ISLAND, Ill. — Metro South Medical Center in south suburban Blue Island announced Friday it’s not accepting new patients effective immediately. The facility released a statement saying the hospital will temporarily suspend the general emergency department and the obstetrics emergency department. The statement said the independent general surgery group submitted its resignation this week effective Friday. An in addition, nearly 15 percent of the hospital’s staff has left and the cardiac catherization lab was temporarily suspended in August due to […]

  • Bail denied for man accused in brutal stabbing of woman near DePaul campus

    CHICAGO — Bail was denied Friday for a man charged with brutally attacking a woman near the DePaul campus and targeting other women during a series of incidents in July. Adam Bramwell, 32, was already on parole for unlawful use of a weapon. He was extradited from Texas, this week. He is facing a long list of charges including attempted murder, attempted kidnapping and arson. Disturbing details were released in court Friday in the attack of the 22-year-old recent Depaul […]

  • Massive crowd marched toward Federal Plaza as part of global climate strike

    CHICAGO — From London to New York City and from Perth to Paris, climate activists are taking part in a global general strike on Friday in what is expected to be the biggest day of climate demonstrations in the planet’s history. Some of the first protests were held in Australia and organizers have said “well over” 300,000 people gathered at more than 100 cities and towns across that country. Melbourne hosted the biggest march, according to organizers, with 100,000 people turning […]

  • U of C Medical Center nurses go on first-ever strike

    CHICAGO — The University of Chicago Medical Center hit the picket lines Friday for its first-ever nursing strike. Around 2,200 National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United(NNOC/NNU)-represented nurses began the strike at 7 a.m. Nurses on duty were ushered out by security ahead of the official start of the strike, and hundreds of temporary replacements stepped in. The nurses said they are striking because of the breakdown of contract negotiations between their union and the hospital. The facility will remain on […]

  • Chicago agrees on 5-year, 10.5% raise for police supervisors

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the unions representing police supervisors have agreed on a 10.5% raise over five years for sergeants, lieutenants and captains. The Chicago Tribune reported Friday that other contract issues, including items related to police discipline and a federal consent decree on how the department operates, will go to arbitration in December. The administration says the agreement covers the period between July 2016 and June 30, 2022. The previous contract expired at the end of June […]

  • Patient records found at late Will County doctor’s closed abortion clinics

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s attorney general says thousands of patient medical records have been found at three shuttered Indiana abortion clinics that were operated by a late abortion doctor whose Illinois garage was found to contain more than 2,200 sets of preserved fetal remains. Attorney General Curtis Hill said Friday that the women who were patients at Dr. Ulrich Klopfer’s clinics in Gary, South Bend and Fort Wayne had an expectation that their privacy would be protected, but their records were […]

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