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Gunman in deadly workplace shooting should not have owned weapon, police say

A gunman opened fire inside an Illinois manufacturing company Friday, killing five workers and injuring several police officers in the rampage, authorities said. Local police identified the gunman as 45-year-old Gary Martin, who died in a shootout with officers.


Police: Two brothers told investigators they were paid by Jussie Smollett to stage attack

CHICAGO—Two brothers told Chicago police investigators that they were paid by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett to stage an attack on him, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly.


Man found dead in Norridge is Cook County’s 31st cold-related death

An 83-year-old man who died from Thursday is Cook County’s 31st cold-related death since the start of the season. Donald Kalinsky died about 6 p.m. in the 4300 block of North Overhill Avenue in northwest suburban Norridge, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in the same block wh


Intern Working First Day on the Job Among 5 Killed in Illinois Mass Shooting

An intern who started his first day at work was among five people shot dead in a mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois, on Feb. 15. The identifies of the five victims were revealed by the Aurora Police Department on Saturday.


Michael Avenatti, at Cook County courthouse, says he believes R. Kelly will be indicted soon

High-profile attorney Michael Avenatti said Friday he believes charges are imminent against R. Kelly after giving Cook County prosecutors a tape purportedly depicting the R&B musician having sex with an underage girl.


Police Identify 5 Aurora Shooting Victims

CHICAGO (CBS)– In a press conference Saturday morning, Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman identified the five victims who died after gunman Gary Martin, 45, opened fire inside a Henry Pratt manufacturing plant Friday.


Cops: ‘Empire’ Actor Orchestrated Hate Crime, Paid Friends to Purchase Rope, Other Items from Ace Hardware; Faces Prison Time

Chicago police are "eager" to speak with Empire actor Jussie Smollett after 2 Nigerian brothers confirm they purchased rope from a hardware store and the actor paid them to stage the hate crime attack.


Chicago weather: Snow expected across area Sunday

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Light snow began falling early Sunday morning and is expected to continue through the evening. A Winter Weather Advisory is effect for Boone, DeKalb, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle and Winnebago counties until midnight.


Illinois shooting began just after man was fired

AURORA, Ill. – The man who gunned down five co-workers and wounded a sixth at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse before shooting and wounding five police officers brought his gun to a meeting in which he was going to be fired, authorities said Saturday.


Report: Multiple people wounded at manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois

Reports say that numerous people including four police officers are injured at a manufacturing facility in Illinois after a situation involving an active shooter. The situation was happening at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, about 40 miles southwest of Chicago. The Daily Herald said four Aurora


Accumulating snow today – Winter Weather Advisory far west and north portions of the Chicago area

Accumulating snow is expected across the Chicago area Sunday and Sunday night with heaviest amounts of 2 to 4-inches along and west of Interstate-39 as well as counties adjacent to the Illinois-Wisconsin state line where a Winter Weather Advisory (purple-shaded counties on the headlined map) is in e


2 men suspected of stealing 24 vehicles left running on West Side this winter

Two dozen drivers who left their vehicles on returned to find them stolen this winter in neighborhoods throughout the West Side. The thefts were reported from mid-December to February and usually stemmed from the drivers keeping parked vehicles running to warm up in the cold, according to a communit


Man shot by police during ‘armed confrontation' in Chicago

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A man was shot by police during an “armed confrontation” with officers Saturday evening in Lawndale. The 20-year-old was shot by an officer when he was seen holding a gun and an “armed confrontation ensued” as he tried to run from a car that crashed in the 2100 block


Woman critically hurt in West Rogers Park hit-and-run; police search for car

CHICAGO -- Police are searching for a car involved in a hit-and-run crash with a pedestrian Thursday evening in the West Rogers Park neighborhood. A 59-year-old woman was crossing the street at 5:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of West Devon Avenue when she was struck by passenger-side mirror of a Nissan


Aurora Illinois gunman: ‘troubled loner’ & criminal past.

Gary Martin Aurora gunman: A portrait of a loner with a disturbing criminal past who may have been premeditated after finding out he was being made redundant. The gunman who killed five at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois before dying in a police standoff has been described as a troubled loner by nei


Winter Weather Advisory Continues as Light Snow Falls

A Winter Weather Advisory will remain in effect for the remainder of the day in areas west and south of Chicago as light-to-moderate snow is expected. The advisory will remain in effect in DeKalb and LaSalle counties through midnight Sunday night, while an advisory will remain in effect in McHenry a


Aurora attacker took gun to work he shouldn't have owned

AURORA, Ill. – The man who opened fire and killed five co-workers including the plant manager, human resources manager and an intern working his first day at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse, took a gun he wasn't supposed to have to a job he was about to lose.


ISP trooper injured after police chase on Dan Ryan Expy. leads to 2 crashes

CHICAGO -- A police chase down the Dan Ryan Expressway ended in an Illinois State Police trooper's hospitalization and two crashes involving squad cars Saturday morning on the South Side.


Hearing set for mother committed after death of daughter, 4

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago judge has scheduled a discharge hearing for a woman sentenced to lifetime involuntary commitment after the 2010 death of her 4-year-old daughter.


2-3″ of snow for much of central Illinois

A system will work its way into the viewing area, bringing more snow. Here’s what you need to know. Winter Weather Advisory in effect from Midnight until 6 PM Sunday for most of the viewing area.