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Judge acquits 3 Chicago officers of Laquan McDonald cover-up

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Thursday acquitted three Chicago police officers of trying to cover up the 2014 police shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald to try to protect another officer who pulled the trigger.


Governor JB Pritzker signs gun dealer licensing bill into law

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Governor JB Pritzker signed a new gun control bill into law on Thursday. Governor Pritzker, flanked by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson signed the gun dealer licensing bill into law at a school on the city's West Side. SB 337, a bipartisan plan to c


Illinois Emergency Management Agency warns residents to brace for weekend storm

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is urging residents to prepare for this weekend's blast of winter weather, which is forecasted to dump between 4"-8" of snow on northern Illinois, followed by cold arctic air that will bring single digit temperatures to the state.


Woman Says Pit Bull That Killed Her Dog Was Not Taken By Animal Control For Days

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Garfield Park woman says she watched in terror as her dog was mauled to death, but the pit bull that did it was not immediately quarantined or examined by Cook County.


Winter Storm Watch issued for Chicago area, NW Indiana Friday evening into Saturday

CHICAGO — A Winter Storm Watch has been issued beginning Friday evening through Saturday morning. According to the National Weather Service, heavy snow is expected and accumulations of three to seven inches is possible.


Man charged in stabbing death of Whitney Young HS student with autism

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 31-year-old man, who lived on the same block where a Whitney Young High School student with special needs was fatally stabbed, was charged Thursday in the teen's murder.


Best Chicago happy hour deals: Jan. 17-23

Here’s where to drink on a budget this week in Chicago. Ad agency employees get 15 percent off their total bill from 4 to 7 p.m. as part of the “Mad Men”-themed happy hour at Hubbard Inn (110 W. Hubbard St., 312-222-1331). The spot plays movies and music from the ’60s and offers specials for everyon


R. Kelly attorney speaks out after singer's West Loop studio inspected

CHICAGO (WLS) -- An attorney representing Chicago native R. Kelly addressed the media Thursday, one day after city inspectors found code violations in the embattled R&B singer's West Loop recording studio.


Illinois State Police conducting roadside safety checks in February

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Illinois State Police announced scheduled roadside safety checks for the month of February. Troopers will be on the lookout for drivers to stop what they call the fatal four violations:


2 wounded in Thursday shootings across Chicago

Two men were wounded by gunfire Thursday in Chicago, including a 63-year-old old hit by a stray bullet on the Southeast Side. He was standing on the corner at 8:04 a.m. in the 9700 block of South Ewing when two people across the street started arguing, according to Chicago police. One of them pulled


Read Judge's Not Guilty Decision in Chicago Police 'Code of Silence' Trial

Before Judge Domenica Stephenson announced her not-guilty verdict in the trial alleging three Chicago police officers attempted to prevent or shape the investigation into Laquan McDonald's fatal shooting, she repeatedly said the state failed to prove conspiracy or obstruction of justice, saying mist


Two Charged In Shooting Death Of 18-Year-Old Alayna Ortiz

Chicago (CBS) — Two men have been charged for the fatal shooting of an Indiana teenager last week. Giovante Galloway, 21, and his uncle, Juarez Rogers, were charged with the murder of 18-year-old Alayna Ortiz as well as four other felony counts of robbery and burglary.


Here’s where to catch the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile in Chicago area

CHICAGO — The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is coming to Chicago. The original Wienermobile was built in Chicago, and Oscar Mayer ran his original meat market on the city’s North Side.


What Happen When Cops Raided R Kelly’s Sex Cult Studio; Watch a Mystery Man Get Caught Removing These Items Before Cops Arrived (Video)

Inspectors and members of the Chicago Fire Department raided R Kelly’s music studio Wednesday afternoon. Afterwards, the studio was cited for several building violations but more importantly it is believed the studio served as a front to house victims.


Illinois parents get 25 years in death of boy, 6, who weighed 17 pounds when he died

JERSEYVILLE, Ill. -- 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 when he died.


Woman forced onto railroad tracks, sexually assaulted on South Side

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A woman was forced onto railroad tracks on the South Side and sexually assaulted at gunpoint Tuesday night, Chicago police said. The woman was walking under a viaduct near 94th Street and Woodlawn Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. A man walked up and asked for money and when she said no, he


Activist After Judge's Ruling in Alleged Cover-Up Case: 'Don't protest, Go Vote'

Moments after three Chicago police officers were found not guilty of attempting to cover up what happened the night Laquan McDonald was shot in 2014, one of the most prominent activists in the case called for protestors to stay off the streets and head to the polls.


Chicago Scene: Details on the 31st Annual Snowball Gala

Junior Council Snowball Chair – Charlotte Cahill. Junior Council’s 31st annual gala, Snowball, will take place Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 8:00 p.m.– 1:00 a.m. at the Field Museum (1400 S. Lake Shore Drive). Junior Council raises money for the Pediatric & Adolescent HIV/AIDS Program at Lurie Chi


4 in custody after leading cops on I-290 chase in stolen car

CHICAGO -- Four people are in custody Thursday after leading police on a chase along the Eisenhower Expressway from the East Garfield Park neighborhood to west suburban Westchester.


Another Illinois lawmaker hits the pension lottery

There’s a lot of talk about renewed bipartisanship and a new day in Springfield. Dozens of state lawmakers have already opted out of the pension system. The General Assembly should take the lead and phase out their own defined-benefit system and get to work on a constitutional fix for the rest of Il