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Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx recuses herself from Smollett case

CHICAGO (FOX 32) - Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx has officially recused herself from the Jussie Smollett case, according to Chicago police. Officials say the Acting State's Attorney for the matter is First Assistant State's Attorney Joseph Magats.


Man, woman killed in Calumet Park shooting

A man and a woman were shot to death early Sunday in south suburban Calumet Park. Raynard J. Sullivan, 26, and Tamela D. Sullivan, 47, were both shot at 12:54 a.m. in the 1100 block of West 127th Place in Calumet Park, according to a statement from the Cook County medical examiner’s office. They wer


Illinois Gov. Pritzker signs bill that will nearly double minimum wage

ILLINOIS (KMOV.com/AP) -- Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill Tuesday that will set the state's minimum wage to reach $15 an hour by 2025. It was one of the new Democratic governor's top campaign promises. He signed the six-year plan Tuesday at the Governor's Mansion in Springfield, Illinois.


STAFF EDITORIAL: Response to Editorial Shows Rooney on the Wrong Side of Free Speech

During last week’s Pizza with the President, an event hosted by Loyola’s President Jo Ann Rooney, she brought up our critical staff editorial published Feb. 13. The editorial argued Loyola’s media policy is detrimental to the entire Loyola community.


Police: Chopper tracked armed suspects after cell phone store robbery

Two armed suspects outran police on Interstate 80 but couldn’t escape a helicopter that tracked them to Chicago Heights, police said. The two suspects, Allen Johnson, 18, of Chicago Heights and Sean Watson, 20, of Hazel Crest, held up the AT&T store at 1728 W. Jefferson St. about 7:30 p.m. Saturday,


Jussie Smollett attack: Police investigate tip that Smollett, brothers seen together on night of alleged incident

CHICAGO -- Chicago police are investigating a tip that on the same night "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked, he was seen in an elevator in his apartment building with two brothers who were arrested and later released from police custody in relation to the probe, according to a po


Body found in vehicle at Cook County Forest Preserve near Hoffman Estates

The body of a Hampshire man was found Monday afternoon in a vehicle on the Cook County Forest Preserve District property known as Barrington Road Pond near Hoffman Estates, authorities said.


Reward Increased In Unsolved Murder Of Demetrius Griffin, Burned To Death In 2016

CHICAGO (CBS) — More than two years after 15-year-old Demetrius Griffin Jr. was burned to death, community and faith leaders are increasing the reward for information to find his killer.


Illinois lawmaker puts the brakes on mileage tax proposal

SPRINGFIELD — A bill that would test a mileage tax for vehicles driving on state roads has been tabled, but that doesn’t mean it’s dead. Chicago Democrat Marcus Evans last week filed House Bill 2864, establishing a pilot program for a 2.1-cent tax on every mile a vehicle is driven on state roads.


Illinois State Police: Trooper injured in crash during traffic stop

STERLING, Ill. (KWQC) - An Illinois State Trooper was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries after a tractor semi-trailer sideswiped his squad car. It happened during a traffic stop on Interstate 39 in Ogle County on Feb. 18, 2019.


Woman sexually assaulted in West Pullman; Suspect in custody

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Police have arrested a man after a sexual assault Monday night in the West Pullman neighborhood Chicago police said. A 20-year-old woman was walking home at 10:15 p.m. when a man approached her in the 11700-block of South Union.


Top 10 Subdivisions in Frankfort, IL - February 2019

The Frankfort subdivision with the highest average sale price between February 2018 and February 2019 was Olde Stone Village with an average sale price of $670,000. The subdivision with the highest number of sales in Frankfort was Frankfort Square with 34 sales.


Central Illinois under winter weather advisory starting at 9 p.m.

BLOOMINGTON — A winter weather advisory will take effect at 9 p.m. Tuesday and continue until noon Wednesday, as another winter storm is headed to the region. The National Weather Service expects a mixture of precipitation with snowfall expected to total up to 2 inches and ice accumulation of up to


"Zombie Deer" reported in several Illinois counties

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) -- Animals with a disease known as "Zombie Deer" have been reported in 17 Illinois counties, as well as 23 other states, according to the Center for Disease Control.


Ku Klux Klan yearbook photo surfaces on central Illinois campus

URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - A University of Illinois yearbook photo of 22 men, over the title Ku Klux Klan just recently surfaced and though the photograph was taken nearly 100 years ago, it sparked an enormous response online.


No Thanks, Obama? Judge Allows Suit That Could Doom Obama Presidential Center to Go Forward

A federal judge on Tuesday allowed a lawsuit filed by a park advocacy group to go forward that, if successful, would put the permanent kibosh on plans to construct former president Barack Obama‘s presidential center in a Chi-Town park adjacent to Lake Michigan.


Is There A Serial Killer On The Loose In Chicago? Dozens Of Similar Cases Unsolved

CHICAGO (CBS) –Some have been raped, others were beaten: Dozens of cases of women who were all strangled or asphyxiated remain unsolved. CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports that questions are being raised about whether a serial killer may be on the loose in Chicago.


Police: Man may be linked to thefts at Walmart stores in Westfield, Illinois

WESTFIELD, Ind. – Westfield police are looking for a man suspected of targeting Walmart stores in Indiana and Illinois. According to the Westfield Police Department, the man stole about $900 in electronics and other merchandise at the Westfield Walmart, 2001 E. 151st St., on Feb. 3.

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Homeless man shot to death at 'Tent City' in South Loop, police say

CHICAGO -- A homeless man was shot to death Monday afternoon at "Tent City," an encampment that lies on state-supported property in the South Loop, state police said. The shooting happened about 4:45 p.m. at a "grassy embankment" in the 1000 block of South Desplaines Street, Illinois State Police sa


Search Continues For Missing Evergreen Park Boy, 14

EVERGREEN PARK, IL -- The search continues for a 14-year-old boy who went missing on Feb. 7 in Evergreen Park. Police are asking for the public's help in locating Zechariah Anderson. Family members said Zechariah was last seen walking north towards 87th Street. Police are not giving out the boy's ho