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BREAKING: Suspects Arrested In Jussie Smollett Case

CHICAGO (CBS) — The two suspects being questioned in the Jussie Smollett are now under arrest. The men were arrested Friday in connection with an alleged attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett.


Attack on Jason Van Dyke reflects 'mentality that people won’t rest until he is either given a life sentence or killed in prison,' lawyer says

An attack last week against former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke in his Connecticut prison cell reflects “the mentality out there ... that people won’t rest until he is either given a life sentence or killed in prison,” his lead trial attorney said Thursday.


Crain's Endorses Daley for Chicago Mayor

Crain's Chicago Business' editorial board has backed Bill Daley in the race for Chicago mayor, following the Chicago Tribune's endorsement of Daley earlier this week and the Chicago Sun-Times' endorsement of Lori Lightfoot last week.


$4 million Illinois lottery prize remains unclaimed

CHICAGO (WICS/WCCU) -- One lucky winner has just eight days left to claim a $4 million lottery prize. Illinois Lottery officials say the ticket was sold at a Chicago gas station on February 23, 2018.


Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence against R. Kelly

CHICAGO — Attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday that he has given Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Avenatti said the video is not the same evidence used in Kelly's 2008 trial, when he was acquitted on child pornography charges. CNN, whic


Man killed, another in serious condition after West Rogers Park shooting: police

Two men were shot, one fatally, late Thursday in the West Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side, police said. At 11:30 p.m., the pair was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 6500 block of North Albany when gunfire struck them, according to Chicago police.


Man Convicted In Case Tied To Chicago Train-Guns Heist

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a 36-year-old man who was linked to the theft of 27 handguns and six assault rifles from a train at a Norfolk Southern rail yard in Chicago.


8 apartments burglarized this month in South Shore: police

CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) - Police are warning South Shore residents about a series of recent apartment burglaries. In each incident, the burglar or burglars kicked in the door of an apartment and stole property while the residents were at work, according to an alert from Chicago police.


Chicago police, Fox dispute reports about Smollett attack investigation

CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) - Chicago police said Thursday night that local media reports that the attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax are unconfirmed. The reports surfaced as detectives were questioning two "persons of interest" who were captured on surveillance cameras in the area of d


With Election Day nearing, mayoral candidate Willie Wilson again hands out thousands of dollars to help Chicagoans pay property taxes

With less than two weeks until election day, mayoral candidate Willie Wilson on Thursday again held an event to pay out tens of thousands of dollars to help cover the property taxes of Chicagoans he said are struggling to make ends meet.


Man, 29, shot by attempted robbers in Chicago Lawn during struggle for necklace

A man was shot by two males who tried to rob him of his necklace Friday morning in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the South Side. At 2:46 a.m., the 29-year-old was stopped by two males, at least one armed with a handgun, while he walked to his car in the 2900 block of West 63rd Street, according t


Woman killed by CTA train; service disruptions on Green, Pink lines

CHICAGO — A woman was struck and killed by a CTA train at the Clinton station Thursday, causing disruptions on the Green and Pink lines. The Chicago Police Department said the woman was killed about 12:50 p.m. at the Clinton Green Line station at 540 W. Lake St.


Lori Lightfoot in top 5 candidates for mayor, NBC 5 poll shows

A new poll Thursday shows former Police Board President Lori Lightfoot among the top 5 candidates in Chicago’s crowded race for mayor, according to a survey by Telemundo Chicago/NBC 5 television.


New bill would make drivers pay by the mile in Illinois

One Illinois lawmaker is again seeking a tax on each mile vehicle owners drive instead of a gas tax. State Rep. Marcus Evans, D-Chicago, introduced House Bill 2864, which would create the per-mile road usage charge pilot program. Voluntary participants would pay a per-mile road usage charge is $0.02


Did you wait until last minute to make Valentine's reservations? You should have planned like a Portlander

You tried making Valentine’s Day restaurant reservations last weekend? Where do you think you are, Santa Barbara?. Tock, the Chicago-based online-reservations system, took a look at how far in advance people booked Valentine’s Day dinner reservations, and broke them down by city. The mildly interest


What’s The Worst Pothole In Chicago? Send Us Your Photos And We’ll Try To Get Them Fixed

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2 teenage girls shot in Englewood: police

CHICAGO — Two teenage girls were shot Thursday evening in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. Police said a 16-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl were walking on the 7300 block of South Halsted Street around 6:30 p.m. when they heard gunshots and then felt pain.


Bus Driver Hurt When Stolen Vehicle Plows Into CTA Bus in Pilsen

A bus driver was injured when a stolen vehicle crashed into a CTA bus Thursday evening while eluding police in the Pilsen neighborhood on the Southwest Side. About 6:50 p.m., the stolen vehicle sped off when officers tried to pull it over in the 2700 block of West 25th Street, according to Chicago p


2 shot, 1 fatally, in parked car in West Rogers Park

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two men were shot, one fatally, in a parked car in West Rogers Park Thursday night, Chicago police said. The men, ages 26 and 27, were sitting in the parked car in the 6500-block of North Albany Avenue when they were shot at about 11:30 p.m., police said.


Woman, 20, shot in Chicago Lawn

A woman was wounded by gunfire while walking Thursday night in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the South Side. At 10:23 p.m., the 20-year-old heard gunshots outside in the 6000 block of South Maplewood, according to Chicago police. She realized she had been shot in the shoulder.