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  • 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 […]

  • 70s and mostly cloudy, some scattered storms Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy tonight with scattered showers and lows in the upper 60s. Mostly cloudy skies continue tomorrow with on and off scattered showers as highs reach the mid to upper 70s. Partly cloudy Monday with highs in the lower 80s inland, but upper 70s lakeside. Mostly sunny Tuesday with highs in the mid-80s inland, but near 80 at the lakefront. Mostly sunny Wednesday with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Partly cloudy Thursday with highs in the lower 80s. […]

  • Survivors recount duck boat tragedy: ‘I said, ‘Lord, just let me die, let me die”

    BRANSON, Missouri — Tia Coleman was one of 31 people riding on a Ride the Ducks Branson amphibious vessel carrying 31 people when the craft began to sink in the rough lake water whipped up by a fast-moving thunderstorm. Coleman, one of 14 people who survived after the boat went under the water, told CNN affiliate KOLR she was shouting but couldn’t hear or see anyone else. She had been on board with 10 members of her family, according to […]

  • Clothing, cash sought after Prospect Heights fire leaves 300 homeless

    PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Ill. — There’s a major effort underway to help the more than 300 people left homeless following a massive apartment fire in Prospect Heights. The blaze ripped through three multi-unit buildings in the 800 block of Mcintosh Court on Wednesday. It took 150 firefighters from 50 departments to extinguish the fire, which completely destroyed two buildings and caused significant smoke, fire and water damage in a third. According to a source, authorities are investigating multiple reports that the fire […]

  • 1-Minute Forecast: Scattered showers, temps in the 70s

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  • PHOTOS: See inside the ‘Brady Bunch’ home, on the market for $1.9M

    LOS ANGELES — The home featured in the opening and closing scenes of “The Brady Bunch” is for sale for $1.885 million. Records show George and Violet McCallister bought the two-bedroom, three-bathroom split-level home in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1973 for $61,000. Real estate agent Ernie Carswell tells the Los Angeles Times the house has been updated and upgraded, but the interior layout does not resemble what was featured on the show, which ran from 1969 to 1974. […]

  • Prospect Heights fire was started by teen playing with lighter, source says

    PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Ill. — Hundreds of residents of an apartment complex in Prospect Heights are homeless after a massive fire ripped through three buildings Wednesday. According to a source, authorities are investigating multiple reports that the fire was started by a 13-year-old boy playing with a lighter. Local authorities are now asking for clothing and cash donations. Clothing can be brought to the River Trails Condominium Association, 811 Apple Dr., in Prospect Heights, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, […]

  • Woman fatally shot while walking into her apartment building in Washington Park

    CHICAGO — A woman was shot and killed while walking into a residential building in the city’s Washington Park neighborhood. Lashonna Howard, 27, was walking with another person into her apartment building in the 5600 block of South Michigan Avenue around 1:30 a.m. Thursday when shots were fired. Howard was hit in the head and leg. She was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Howard was the mother of two girls, an 8-year-old and a 12-year-old. Her daughters, along with […]