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  • Family says death of man run over during road rage incident was not accidental

    CHICAGO —Family members of a man struck by a car and killed during what police describe as a road rage incident say new video evidence shows he was struck on purpose. Chicago police say after an argument broke out between people in two cars the evening of October 19, 38-year-old Willy Gonzalez got out of his car holding a knife. Gonzalez was struck and killed by the other vehicle as it drove away. Family members gathered near the scene of […]

  • Volunteers jump at chance to help veterans recover from PTSD

    CHICAGO — With Michael Jordan’s statue looking on, volunteers leapt at the chance to support veterans by jumping rope thousands of times Sunday. During the “Jump for Vets” charity event, around 70 people pushed themselves to do 2,200 jumps, or the equivalent of 100 jumps for every veteran that takes their own life each year. Sponsored by Rags of Honor, the charity event aims to raise around $15,000 to provide medical care for soldiers battling PTSD. Mark Doyle began Rags of […]

  • Faith leaders hold vigil for slain Robbins security guard as investigation continues

    ROBBINS, Ill. — Church leaders prayed for justice at a vigil in the south suburbs Sunday, a week after a white Midlothian police officer shot and killed a black security guard  outside a Robbins bar. “Lord, we want to send a message: we will not continue to stay silent while our brothers, our sons, our loved ones are being slaughtered,” said Rev. Eartis Younger, Pilgim Valley Missionary Baptist Church. Sunday’s vigil was the latest public demonstration of grief and anger […]

  • Temperatures in the 30s, chance of scattered showers this week

    Clouds increase overnight as temperatures drop into the low to mid-20s. Skies become cloudy tomorrow was highs reach the upper 30s. A chance for scattered snow showers arrives tomorrow evening and some lake effect snow remain possible overnight and into early Tuesday morning. Very minor snow accumulation is possible. Colder Tuesday with highs in the mid-30s under partly cloudy skies. Partly sunny Wednesday with highs in the upper 30s. Mostly sunny for Thanksgiving with highs in the lower 40s. Mostly […]

  • Missing Lyons man found stabbed to death in trunk of his own car

    LYONS, Ill. —  The death of a man missing from the western suburbs has been ruled a homicide after his body was found in the trunk of his car Saturday morning near his Lyons home. Lyons police had asked for members of the public to help in the search for 62-year-old Paresh Jhobalia after he was reported missing by his family. He was last seen alive in Downers Grove last Saturday. After they received a search warrant for his car, which was […]

  • Cranes lower huge 100-ton pedestrian bridge to 95th Street Red Line station

    CHICAGO — The installation of a 100-ton, 150-foot pedestrian bridge at the 95th Street Red Line station Sunday marks one of the last major milestones in the CTA’s $280 million upgrade of one of its busiest destinations. “It’s a much safer passage over 95th street. It’s like a bow over the whole facility,” said Katrina Denny, CTA Project Manager. Orange barrels and construction signs blocked 95th Street from State Street to Lafayette Avenue Sunday as crews made way for massive cranes used […]

  • Wet snow diminishing this afternoon, high of 35

  • La Casa Norte to open $20M facility in Humboldt Park

    CHICAGO — La Casa Norte has served homeless youth and families in Chicago for more than 16 years. This winter, the organization will open a new $20 million, multi-use facility in Humboldt Park. The facility will include apartments, community medical services, financial literacy classes and more. The organization’s executive director, Sol Flores, talked with WGN’s Sean Lewis about the new building.

  • 2 wounded in party bus shooting on Bishop Ford

    CHICAGO — Two people were shot while riding a party bus on the Bishop Ford early Saturday. The bus had left a gentleman’s club and was heading north near 147th Street when someone opened fire about 4:30 a.m. Saturday. The bus ended up near 130th Street and Ellis Avenue near the Altgeld Gardens housing complex. One man is in critical condition after being shot in his head. A second man was shot in his leg; his condition had stabilized. No […]

  • School boards vote ‘no’ on proposal to allow armed teachers in Illinois

    CHICAGO — The Illinois Association of School Boards on Saturday rejected a controversial proposal that would have allowed teachers to be armed in schools. The association held its annual meeting downtown at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Dr. This year, members discussed one of the most heated topics in American life — how to protect students in the era of mass shootings. The distressing scenes have played out hundreds of times, from Sandy Hook to Stoneman Douglas. It […]

  • Morning clouds Sunday, clearing skies by afternoon