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  • Chicago police killed 2 people while responding to call

    CHICAGO –  Two people were shot and killed during a police-involved shooting in West Garfield Park early Saturday. Quintonio LeGrier, 19, and 55-year-old Bettie Jones were in a home in the 4700 block of West Erie Street. Police were dispatched to the address around 4:30 a.m. for a 911 domestic disturbance call. Police say upon arrival,  they were confronted by LeGrier who was being combative.  An officer fired and struck LeGrier and Jones. Jones was pronounced dead at Loretto Hospital at 4:51 a.m. LeGrier […]

  • 1-minute forecast: Snow ending, mostly cloudy and chilly

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  • IL transportation officials says be smart, pay attention driving in snow

    CHICAGO — If you’re driving in the snow, state transportation officials say be smart and stay focused. Illinois State police commanders describe the fatal accidents they’ve seen,  often times the result of distracted driving in dangerous winter conditions. “Together we are reminded that safety is everyone’s responsibility,”  says Hiram White, manager of IDOT operations. “This winter, plan ahead. If the weather is bad, ask yourself ‘is this trip necessary?'” The Illinois Department of Transportation, the Tollway Authority, state police and […]

  • Officer shoots, kills armed security guard outside south suburban bar

    For the latest updates on this story, click here. ROBBINS, Ill. — Witnesses said a Midlothian police officer responding to a shooting inside a south suburban bar shot at the wrong person early Sunday morning. After security asked a group of drunken men to leave Manny’s Blue Room Bar around 4 a.m. Sunday, witnesses said someone came back with a gun and opened fire. Security returned fire, and according to witnesses, 26-year-old armed security guard Jemel Roberson apprehended one of the men […]

  • Family of security guard fatally shot by police in Robbins bar files lawsuit

    ROBBINS, Ill. — The family of a security guard that was fatally shot by police at a suburban bar Sunday has filed a lawsuit against the officer who shot him and the city’s police department. Jemel Roberson, 26, was shot dead by a Midlothian police officer responding to a shooting inside Manny’s Blue Room Bar in Robbins, Illinois, about 4 a.m. Sunday. Witnesses said officers shot at the wrong man. “Everybody was screaming out, ‘Security!’ He was a security guard,” […]

  • Security guard killed by police in Robbins was wearing ‘security’ hat, attorney says

    ROBBINS, Ill. — A police officer fatally shot an armed security guard who was wearing a hat with “security” emblazoned across the front and holding a man down following a shooting inside the Robbins bar where the guard worked, says an attorney for the guard’s family who filed a federal lawsuit. Jemel Roberson, 26, was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to a hospital early Sunday following the shooting at Manny’s Blue Room in Robbins, just south of Chicago. Four […]

  • Northwestern saves their best for last in winning a Big Ten West title

    EVANSTON – It’s been an unusual three weeks for Pat Fitzgerald. In fact, there may never be anything quite like it again. Two weeks ago, his Northwestern team faced No. 3 Notre Dame at home in a game that was essentially for pride. Not that a shot at an upset of a Top Five team wasn’t significant, but the 31-21 loss meant nothing to the Wildcats’ chances at a Big Ten West division title. Last week, his team knocked off […]

  • Woman, 24, charged in Indiana bus crash that killed 3 children pleads not guilty

    ROCHESTER, Ind. — A northern Indiana woman accused of striking and killing three children with a pickup truck as they crossed a highway to board a school bus entered a preliminary not guilty plea Thursday. Alyssa Shepherd, 24, appeared before a Fulton County judge on three counts of reckless homicide. The Rochester, Indiana, woman also faces one misdemeanor count of passing a school bus when an arm signal device is extended, causing bodily injury. Shepherd was driving a pickup truck […]

  • 2 killed in hit-and-run crash on South Side

    CHICAGO — Police are searching for the person who was involved in a crash that left two people dead. The two-car collision happened at 1 a.m. Thursday in the intersection of State Street and 71st Street in the Park Manor neighborhood. Police said a man speeding in a white car exited the northbound State Street ramp and collided with a black SUV on 71st Street. Two men in the SUV were taken to the hospital where they were pronounced dead. The […]

  • Bulls have only a quarter for the Celtics in a 29-point loss

    BOSTON – The big focus of the 2018-2019 season for the Bulls and their fans is to figure out exactly where the franchise is during their current rebuild. That’s a tough thing to judge at the moment for Fred Hoiberg’s team, considering Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn, and Denzel Valentine are out with injury. Plus the roster and rotation are constantly evolving in their absence, which has led to some forgettable moment early in the season. Wednesday night was a chance […]

  • Crawford’s first shutout of 2018 gives Jeremy Colliton his first win as Blackhawks’ head coach

    CHICAGO – The new coach of the Blackhawks got in the win column a lot like the old coach did on Wednesday night. No, the team’s offense didn’t awaken and come through with a big effort as they might have hoped against the Blues at the United Center. Instead, it was good, old-fashioned grit in the goal from No. 50 that finally got Jeremy Colliton into the win column as Blackhawks’ head coach – and it was a long time […]