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Full list of Taste of Chicago 2019 eateries revealed

CHICAGO — Another sign that summer is just around the corner! The list of 82 eateries participating in the 39th annual Taste of Chicago has been revealed. This year’s list includes 41 five-day participants, 24 pop-ups and 17 food trucks. There are 37 eateries that are new to the festival this year,


2 in custody after double shooting on West Side

Two people were taken into custody following a double shooting Wednesday night, that left one victim in critical condition, Chicago police said. Shortly before 8:45 p.m., a 25-year-old man and a 27-year-old man were shot in the 600 block of North Ridgeway Avenue, police said.


Crystal Lake boy apparently beaten to death; parents held on $5M bond each

WOODSTOCK, Ill. — New details were revealed Thursday in the case of a missing 5-year-old Crystal Lake boy who was found dead. AJ Freund was apparently beaten to death. Andrew Freund Sr., 60, and Joann Cunningham, 36, are being held on $5 million bond each after appearing separately in McHenry County


5 things to do this weekend in Chicago

It finally feels okay to leave your house, Chicago, and this weekend has a lot in store, including a barbecue birthday and a Peach-ified Playboy party, as well as a bookstore crawl, spring wine tasting and Yasiin Bey revisiting his career as Mos Def.


Three arrested after shooting spree in North Chicago that included shots fired at cops, police say

Three men have been charged with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer and other felonies following an alleged shooting spree last weekend in North Chicago, authorities announced on Wednesday.


Prosecutors detail cause of death for Illinois boy believed found in shallow grave

Investigators have found what they believe to be the body of a 5-year-old boy who went missing from his suburban Chicago home nearly a week ago. Remains police believe are those of Andrew "AJ" Freund were found wrapped in plastic in a shallow grave in a remote area of Woodstock, Illinois, about seve


31 people hospitalized after Chicago-area leak

BEACH PARK, Ill. (AP) — Plumes of a toxic gas that leaked in a northern Chicago suburb Thursday morning sent at least 31 people to hospitals and prompted an order for residents to stay locked inside their homes with windows shut tight, officials said.


Chicago AccuWeather: Sunny and dry, then showers late Thursday

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago area will see sunshine and dry conditions Thursday afternoon. Rain chances increase after sunset and showers are expected late. High temperatures will be around 70 inland and cooler, in the mid-50s, by the lake.


Man found fatally shot in living room on South Side

A 25-year-old man was discovered fatally wounded in his living room Wednesday night in the Princeton Park neighborhood on the South Side, Chicago police said. About 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, a family member of the victim found him in his living room in the 9400 block of South LaSalle Street. He had suffe


City of Chicago Continues Silence on Deadly Mystery Chase

Nearly two years after two Chicago police officers chased a fellow officer down Roosevelt Road triggering a violent crash which killed that officer and an innocent citizen, the city of Chicago remains silent on exactly what happened.


Body of Andrew Freund found, parents who reported him missing charged with murder

The body of a 5-year-old boy who was reported missing last week from his home in suburban Chicago was found Wednesday buried in a shallow grave, and his parents were charged with murder, police said.


Slowik: Officials address I-80 safety, proposal to convert freeway to toll road

State officials said they are taking steps to address safety concerns along Interstate 80 through Will County amid debate about whether the freeway should become a toll road to help pay for improvements.


Chicago, Two CPD Officers To Pay $21 Million Settlement After Woman Killed As Result Of High Speed Chase

CHICAGO (CBS) — The City of Chicago and two police officers will pay more than $21 million to the family of a woman killed during a high speed chase in Englewood. Maria Carrion Adame, 37, who died in the crash, left behind a husband and five children.


4th death reported in series of heroin overdoses on Chicago's West, NW sides; person of interest questioned

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A person of interest was being questioned Wednesday after 17 heroin overdoses - four of which were fatal - have been reported since Tuesday on Chicago's West and Northwest Side, police said.


2 women stabbed after argument in club on West Side

Two women were stabbed early Thursday by a third woman when they left a Northwest Side club following an argument, Chicago police said. About 2 a.m., the victims were involved in a verbal altercation with several females inside a nightclub in the 5600 block of West Grand Avenue in the Hanson Park ne


VIDEO: Brown water runs from taps at South Side Chicago Public School

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A video shot by a student inside a South Side Chicago Public School shows brown water running from multiple faucets. "I was shocked, disappointed, and angry," Sandra Edwards said.


Missing pregnant Chicago postal worker was due to give birth this week

CHICAGO (Fox 32 News) - New information has surfaced on a pregnant postal worker who went missing in Chicago more than six months ago. Her name is Kierra Coles. She was seen on surveillance video October 2nd, 2018 -- which is the day she went missing. We have covered Kierra’s story since the day she


R. Kelly fails to show up in court, loses lawsuit alleging underage sex abuse

Singer R. Kelly has lost a civil lawsuit by default after he failed to show up in Cook County Circuit Court to answer allegations he sexually abused an underage girl in the late 1990s.


At Least 37 Hospitalized After Chemical Spill in Chicago Suburb

At least 37 people were taken to area hospitals following a dangerous chemical spill in Beach Park, Illinois that prompted a shelter-in-place warning and closed schools in numerous Chicago suburbs Thursday.


Autopsy, court hearing set in case of missing Illinois boy

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois couple is due in court on charges accusing them in the death of their 5-year-old son after a body believed to be his was found wrapped in plastic and buried in a shallow grave.