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  • DCFS investigating after toddlers found dangling from window

      CHICAGO —Cell phone video shows two toddlers in diapers, believed to be two-year-old twins, dangling dangerously out of a second-floor window in Hermosa Tuesday evening. Denise Ochoa and her cousin Jennifer Salgado just happened to be driving by the apartment building at Palmer and Kildare when they saw the scene unfolding. Denise jumped in to help while Jennifer stayed in the car with her cousin’s son, calling police before capturing video of the scene. Several people gathered below with outstretched […]

  • 14-year-old boy killed in drive-by shooting in West Englewood

    CHICAGO — A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting on the city’s South Side. The boy was standing on the street shortly after midnight Wednesday on 67th and Winchester in the West Englewood neighborhood. A white car approached the boy and someone inside opened fire, shooting him in the head. The victim’s name has not yet been released. No one is in custody. An investigation is underway.

  • 4-year-old girl escapes child luring attempt by doing everything right

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are looking for three suspects in an attempted child luring incident in which a 4-year-old girl thwarted what could have been a really horrible situation. The little girl’s mother, Rachel Holler, says she is extremely proud of her daughter Rosie. The incident happened Tuesday afternoon in the 4000 Block of North Plainfield Avenue in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. At about 4:15 p.m. Rachel went into the house with two of her boys for a few minutes, […]

  • 200 jobs coming to Little Village via industrial project, mayor says

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is slated to break ground Wednesday on a new industrial project in Little Village. The $17.9 million project will include 18 loading docks, landscaped buffers and an underground stormwater retention system, according to the mayor’s office. The developer plans to lease the space at 2524 W. 24th St. to e-commerce businesses and restaurant-related supply chains. The mayor’s office estimates the project will bring 200 jobs to Little Village. The announcement comes after a new […]

  • Charity baseball game to honor CFD diver Juan Bucio, CPD Cmdr. Paul Bauer

    CHICAGO — A charity baseball game Wednesday will honor fallen Chicago Police Department Cmdr. Paul Bauer and fallen Chicago Fire Department diver Juan Bucio. Police and firefighters will face off in the CPD Finest vs. CFD Bravest Charity Baseball Game at Guaranteed Rate Field at 7 p.m. Tickets are still available and cost $5-10. Bucio, 46, died May 28 after he got separated from his partner during a search for a missing man in the Chicago River. That man was later […]

  • Chicago police investigate 2 attempted child luring cases

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are investigating after two attempted child luring cases in the past two days. Police are searching for three men accused of trying to lure a 4-year-old girl in the city’s Jefferson Park neighborhood. The incident happened Tuesday afternoon in the 4000 Block of North Plainfield Avenue. The girl was standing in front of her house when a white van with three men pulled up. Someone inside the van tried to offer the girl candy. The girl […]

  • Man gets 12 life sentences for abusing kids over 10 years

    PLAINFIELD, Ill. — A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 12 consecutive terms of life in prison for sexually abusing children over 10 years. David B. Libby of Plainfield was sentenced Tuesday after being found guilty in March of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. Plainfield Child Molester Gets 12 Life Sentences — Plainfield Patch (@PlainfieldPatch) July 17, 2018 Will County prosecutors say the 52-year-old began sexually assaulting the children in 2004 and continued through 2014. The […]

  • Indiana man charged in Lincoln Park home invasions, sexual assaults of girls

    CHICAGO — Authorities in Indiana have arrested a man who is accused of sexually assaulting two young girls in Chicago. 25-year-old Hunter Best is charged with home invasion and sexual assault. Best is accused of entering  two homes in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood within a 20-minute span on May 27th. Police said he broke into a home in the 400 block of West Belden Avenue around 2 a.m. and sexually abused a 13-year-old girl who was asleep in her bedroom. About […]

  • Durbin calls for investigation of abuse allegations at shelter for separated children

    CHICAGO — Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) urged Heartland Alliance to investigate claims of physical and emotional abuse at Casa Guadalupe, a shelter run by the organization in Chicago, after the Washington Post detailed allegations from children who were cared for in the facility after they were separated from their parents. Among the allegations of abuse included in the story and detailed in Sen. Durbin’s letter to Heartland Alliance were a boy who said he was dragged from a soccer field, another […]

  • Bulls rookie Wendell Carter Jr. makes good impression at NBA Summer League

    LAS VEGAS — Whether it’s a great performance or a poor one, a run by a team to a championship or quick elimination, the Summer League must be put into perspective. Success in Las Vegas in the middle of July doesn’t guarantee success the following Winter. If anything, it’s just a reason to feel a little better or have a bit of concern before training camp begins in the fall. When it comes to the Bulls and their Summer League […]

  • Willson Contreras contributes to a homer-happy All-Star Game won by the American League

    WASHINGTON D.C. – He might have batted last in the order, but he was the first on the board for the National League. Yet he was far for the final batter at Nationals Park to knock a pitch into the stands. Cubs catcher Willson Conteras made a powerful All-Star Game debut by hitting a homer on the first pitch he saw in the third inning to get the National League on the board in the 89th Major League Baseball All-Star […]