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Inspectors Find Evidence People Were Living Illegally In R. Kelly’s Near West Side Studio

CHICAGO (CBS) — It took a court order for the city building department’s strategic task for to gain access to R. Kelly’s commercial warehouse where people may have been living in violation of city codes. This is the same space a new documentary charges women have been held against their will and sex


Another winter weather advisory takes effect in Central Illinois Wednesday night

BLOOMINGTON — Another quick overnight weather system is expected to bring a wintry mix to Central Illinois. The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a winter weather advisory, running from 9 p.m. Wednesday through 9 a.m. Thursday. NWS forecasters say a brief period of freezing rain will le


Gov. J.B. Pritzker to sign bill to require state licensing of Illinois gun dealers on Thursday

Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to sign a bill Thursday that would give the state more oversight over Illinois gun dealers, after Democrats kept the paperwork off former Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s desk in order to avoid a veto during his administration’s final days, according to a state lawmaker.


Jurors in Jason Van Dyke trial speak ahead of cop's sentencing for Laquan McDonald murder

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Some of the jurors who convicted Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dykein the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald spoke Wednesday about his upcoming sentencing. Van Dyke will be sentenced at a Friday hearing, where he is expected to testify along with his wife and daughter.


Old Cook County Hospital on track to become next city landmark

In the midst of an overhaul after sitting vacant for 16 years, the old Cook County Hospital, at 1835 W. Harrison St., may soon be given landmark status, solidifying its historical significance in Chicago.


Burglary, DUI: Hinsdale Police Reports

The following items were taken from the Hinsdale police blotter. Arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Kaley Severin, 23, of Indian Head Park, was arrested at 6:25 p.m. Jan. 11 at Ogden and York for DUI. She failed field sobriety tests and had a BAC of .011, according to police report


Allegations against R. Kelly have been reported on in Chicago for 20 years. Why did it take TV to turn the tide?

For almost two decades, allegations of sexual abuse of women and girls by singer R. Kelly have been part of the public record. So why did it take a TV show, this month’s Lifetime documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly,” to finally draw widespread public attention to the behavior of the fading R&B su


Cook County Health and Office of the Chief Judge Expand Efforts to Reduce Opioid Addiction

Cook County Health (CCH) and the Office of the Chief Judge (OCJ) are expanding their efforts to reduce the prevalence of opioid addiction in the Adult Probation Department (APD) in Cook County. 'Universal Opioid Screening in Adult Probation to Reduce Usage and Overdose' will engage activities around


Woman carjacked by two men, one in ski mask

An Oak Park woman was carjacked in the 400 block of South Maple Avenue at 6:30 a.m. on Jan. 8. The woman was loading her vehicle with her rear driver side door open, when she heard someone running at her from behind. She turned and saw two men approaching from the west side of Maple Street, one of w


The bad bet: How Illinois bet on video gambling and lost

With the last streaks of daylight fading on a mild October evening, the cars pulled up in waves at Piero’s Italian Cuisine, an old-school Las Vegas hotspot known for its osso buco.


Riverside president to host town hall meeting

Riverside Village President Ben Sells will hold the first of what he said he hopes will be several town hall meetings on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road.


Illinois: Food Stamp Benefits Early, Not Extra

The people who manage food stamps in Illinois are warning folks across the state not to spend too much this weekend. The Illinois Department of Human Services says the nearly two-million people who are on food stamps in the state should get their benefits for February by Sunday. But, DHS says that’s


Oak Brook Police To Serve Up Breakfast To Aid Special Olympics

OAK BROOK, IL --- Oak Brook Police will take on some additional duties on Feb. 9 when they work the breakfast shift at Blueberry Hill Cafe to benefit the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. All tips that the officers receive when they serve up breakfast for the Tip-A-Cop event will provide f


Report: CPD Supervisor Made Officers Chauffeur, Babysit His Child

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago police supervisor took officers away from official police work – so they could chauffeur and babysit his child for nearly a year. Those are the findings from Chicago’s Office of Inspector General. The report said the officers at the 25th District spent time on childcare at


Cook County prosecutors drop charges against man in 2002 murder on West Side

Cook County prosecutors dropped murder charges Wednesday against a man who spent much of his 16 years behind bars conducting legal research in an attempt to clear his name. Eric Blackmon, who became a paralegal while in custody and litigated much of his post-conviction case on his own, smiled and em


Cook County Health Opens New Health Center in Arlington Heights

Cook County Health is committed to providing quality, compassionate care that is tailored to each patient's needs with community-based health centers that offer primary care medical homes for families throughout Cook County. The new Arlington Heights Health Center opened January 14th in a 25,000 sq.


Illinois Parents Get Decades in Prison in Child's Starvation Death

An Illinois father and stepmother will spend decades in prison in the starvation death of their 6-year-old son, who authorities say weighed just 17 pounds (8 kilograms) when he died.


Big Week (Jan. 16 – 23)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews. There’s a lot happening Proviso Township this week. Below is just a sampling of activities for you and the family:


Police arrest man wanted for robbing 3 banks in 3 days

CHICAGO — A Chicago police commander was able to stop a suspected serial bank robber on the city's Near North Side. The alleged robber was already wanted for two bank robberies. He was wanted for robbery at the Chase bank at 755 N. Larrabee St. on Monday and the Chase at 1122 N. Clark St. on Tuesday


Top Ways Walmart is Changing How Illinois Customers Shop

Chicago, Ill., January 16, 2019 – 2018 was an important year of innovation in Illinois Walmart stores, as the company made good on its promise to make shopping easier for Illinois customers, saving them time and money through the rollout and expansion of several in-store innovations. The company als