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  • Man charged in shooting death of Sound-Bar security guard

    CHICAGO — A 37-year-old Villa Park man has been charged in the shooting death of a security guard at Sound-Bar nightclub. Armond Williams has been charged two counts of first-degree murder. Police said Thurman Bailey, 28, was working security on March 8 when a group walked up to the club and tried to gain entry. When they were denied, a fist-fight broke out between the group and staff. Williams allegedly produced a gun during the fight and shot Bailey multiple […]

  • 5-year-old killed in Englewood fire remembered as sweet, compassionate girl

    CHICAGO — A young girl was killed in a fire in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. The flames erupted just after 7 a.m. Friday at a home in the 5800 block of South May Street. The fire was struck out at about 8 a.m. 5-year-old Katlyn Jeffrie was killed. 5 year-old Katlyn Jeffries killed in morning house fire in Englewood. Hear from her family on ⁦@WGNNews⁩ after the Cubs game. — Dana Rebik (@DanaRebikWGN) March 22, 2019 The girl’s mother lived […]

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  • Judge delays ruling on R. Kelly’s request to fly to Dubai

    CHICAGO — R. Kelly’s attorney asked a Cook County judge to hold off on his request to travel to Dubai for several concerts next month. Attorney Steven Greenberg said he wanted to provide additional information to the judge. Kelly faces trial for sexually abusing a woman and three girls. In the past couple of months he has been jailed twice — first on a sex abuse charge, then for failure to pay child support. One bond condition was that Kelly […]

  • NB Dan Ryan reopens after shooting investigation

    CHICAGO — All lanes have reopened on the northbound Dan Ryan Expressway after a shooting investigation. A woman was shot and injured while in a vehicle early Friday morning. The vehicle was found with bullet holes near 59th and State. She was transported to University of Chicago Medical Center. Her condition is unknown at this time. The inbound Dan Ryan was closed between 79th and 71st for a police investigation, but all lanes have reopened. At least nine bullet casings […]

  • Missing 4-year-old may have been abducted by mother: Aurora police

    AURORA, Ill. — Aurora police are looking for a 4-year-old girl who may have been abducted by her biological mother. Benetta Brown was allowed visitation with her daughter, Shana Brown, last Friday. Shana was never returned to her guardian who lives in Aurora. Police say Benetta refuses to return Shana to her guardian. As of now, there is no arrest warrant for Benetta. Shana has been reported as a missing juvenile. Police are asking anyone with information to contact Aurora […]

  • EPA testing finds drop in cancer-causing gas after Sterigenics shutdown

    WILLOWBROOK, Ill. — The federal Environmental Protection Agency says no spikes in a cancer-causing chemical were detected after a suburban Chicago plant that uses the gas was shut down. The Chicago Tribune reports that EPA documents released Thursday show that six days of reading done while Sterigenics wasn’t operating in Willowbrook found no increased levels of ethylene oxide. The documents show average levels of the chemical were at least 50 percent lower at each of ten monitoring sites after the shutdown. Levels […]

  • DCFS investigating caseworker who said 2-year-old was safe days before he was killed

    CHICAGO — The Department of Child and Family Services ordered an investigation into the caseworker who visited the home of a 2-year-old boy who died days after he and his brother were reported safe. A caseworker, who was employed by Omni, a private agency, and contracted by DCFS, reported that Ja’hir Gibbons, 2, and his 5-year-old brother were safe two days before Ja’hir was found dead from child abuse. DCFS said the caseworker will not be permitted to have any […]

  • Bradley’s strong effort not enough to knock off second-seed Michigan State

    DES MOINES – For a good amount of their first NCAA Tournament in 13 years, they looked like they had the potential to be a Cinderella. They had the lead at the half and deep into the second as this No. 15 seed was giving the No. 2 seed in the East Region all they could handle in Des Moines on Thursday afternoon. Unfortunately for Bradley, who came into their game against Michigan State as an 18-point underdog, it wasn’t […]

  • After 10 years, the Blackhawks head back to Europe for their 2019-2020 season opener

    CHICAGO — The Blackhawks are currently in a fight for the last Wild Card spot in the Western Conference with 10 games to go. They’ll face the Flyers tonight at the United Center sitting four points out of that place in the standings currently held by the Arizona Coyotes. Opening night of next season is far away for Jeremy Colliton, but the location announcement on Thursday was enough to make him think about it a bit. “It’s fun,” said the Blackhawks’ […]

  • Despite an early end, Loyola enjoys another successful year

    OMAHA – There are a few ways to look at how “The Season After” went down for Porter Moser’s team. There is disappointment sure. Loyola went from the National Semifinals a year ago to a first round exit in the NIT, which ended for them quickly in a 70-61 loss to Creighton in Omaha Tuesday night. That’s about two weeks earlier than a year ago, when four-straight victories in the NCAA Tournament sent the Ramblers to their first Final Four […]

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