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CHA CEO's Son Arrested In Murder

INDIANAPOLIS (CBS) - The 18-year-old son of the Chicago Housing Authority CEO was arrested in connection to a fatal shooting Sunday in Indianapolis. Eugene Jones was arrested Tuesday evening after he turned himself in at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters, according to a st

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-21 03:14:00

3 charged after exchange of gunfire with Chicago Police

Three people have been charged after an exchange of gunfire with Chicago Police officers late Sunday in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. A 15-year-old boy faces one felony count each of aggravated assault of a peace officer with a weapon and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, ac

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-20 10:41:00

Son of Chicago Housing Authority CEO facing murder charges

INDIANAPOLIS - The son of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) CEO was charged with murder in Indianapolis. Eugene Jones, 18, was arrested Tuesday after turning himself in. Jones is accused in the shooting death of Deante Williams, 18, in what appeared to be a robbery gone bad. Police said Williams w

WGNTV.COM - 2017-09-20 23:26:28

21 schoolchildren among 248 dead in powerful Mexico earthquake

A magnitude 7.1 quake toppled dozens of buildings, broke gas mains and sparked fires claiming almost 248 lives on September 19, 2017 in Mexico City. The temblor occurred less than two weeks after another powerful quake killed at least 98 people in southern Mexico. It also hit just hours after emerge

INDIATRIBUNE.COM - 2017-09-20 22:21:50

Shout Out: Vickie Jarosz, optician at Costco

Vickie Jarosz of Elmwood Park works at Costco in Melrose Park. She said she likes her job because she's able to connect with old friends who shop at the store. Q: Where did you grow up and go to school? A: I grew up on the north side of Chicago, right by St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. I went to Mot

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 21:59:39

Assessing fairness in siting affordable housing

Evanston aldermen are scheduled to vote soon on funding for a 16-unit affordable housing development at 2215 Dempster St. that has drawn sharp opposition from some neighbors. As described by Britt Shawver, head of the non-profit developer, Housing Opportunities for Women, the three-story project wou

EVANSTONNOW.COM - 2017-09-21 14:40:00

Murdered nephew of Chicago cop was 'laid back, funny,' friend says

Chaneice Murphy said she can't believe her friend Issac Harper was killed Tuesday night. It seemed like only yesterday, she said, that he was jokingly chasing after her, calling her "snack girl." Murphy knew Harper from their time at Perspectives Charter School - where he was known as a laid back an

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-20 21:27:00

Column: Fall real estate market 'can be chock-full of opportunity'

Fall is upon us, and there's a nervousness that permeates the air - both in life and in the real estate market - at this time of year, says Greer Haseman, a Realtor with @properties in Oak Park. "You realize that the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer," said Haseman. "A rush

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 15:12:57

Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur And Sukkot 2017: Everything You Need To Know

On Sept. 20 at sundown, Rosh Hashanah will kick off a new year on the Jewish calendar, which is quickly followed by two more Jewish holidays, Yom Kippur and Sukkot. Whether you are celebrating it with friends for the first time or have celebrated before but want to learn more, here's a brief guide t

PATCH - 2017-09-20 20:39:33

Party animals and people welcome at 'Barkapalooza'

Your pets can be blessed at 10 a.m. Sept. 24 during the 24th Annual Barkapalooza at Lisle Community Park, 1825 Short St., Lisle. The West Suburban Humane Society benefit, which includes a Dog Walkathon ($20 adults; free for ages 12 and younger) and Pet Expo, lasts until 2 p.m. There will be performa

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 16:00:05

Shout Out: Keith Cole, fan of reading, traveling

While reading in Scoville Park and enjoying the late summer weather Sept. 10, Keith Cole, 61, of Forest Park answered a few questions for the Oak Leaves. Q: What are you reading? A: "Black Rednecks and White Liberals," by Thomas Sowell. It's a very good book on race; I'd highly recommend it for anyo

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 16:00:00

Officials conducting death investigation at suburban home

FOREST PARK, Ill. - Police from several different departments are conducting a death investigation in Forest Park. Officers have been on the scene at a home in the 7700 block of Adams St since midafternoon Wednesday. A body of a man was found inside the home. Neither the identity nor the age has bee

WGNTV.COM - 2017-09-21 02:02:25

3 students hospitalized in Maywood after ingesting unknown substance

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Maywood police are investigating after three students were hospitalized for ingesting an unknown substance on school grounds. The family of one of the students who was taken to hospital told WGN that the children unwittingly consumed what they believed to have been cocaine. The fami

WGNTV.COM - 2017-09-20 23:14:17

'A legacy piece': Mural honoring Gwendolyn Brooks unveiled at namesake school in Oak Park

In a year in which Gwendolyn Brooks would have celebrated her 100th birthday, the late poet now has a larger presence at the Oak Park school bearing her name. Oak Park District 97 officials and the Oak Park Education Foundation held a special reception Sept. 19 to unveil a tribute mosaic outside of

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 20:31:00

Sandwich delivery driver's car stolen in Oak Park

Police in Oak Park are investigating after a sandwich delivery driver reported his car was stolen. According to a police summary, a man was driving in his 2005 Lincoln Town Car west in the 1000 block of South Boulevard when he heard something strike his car between 10:18 a.m. and 10:19 a.m. Sept. 16

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 18:10:00

Arts Culture Master Plan Adopted

Niles village trustees approved an arts and culture master plan at their Sept. 12 village board meeting. Members of the village's public arts and culture advisory council are expected to meet next month to begin putting the plan into effect. Arts and culture council members are expected discuss secu

JOURNAL & TOPICS - 2017-09-20 20:45:00

Extended MGFM Hours Continue this Saturday, Sept 23rd: 8 am - 1 pm

NEW MGFM HOURS continue this Saturday, Sept 23rd: 8 am - 1 pm ONE EXTRA HOUR! FOUR More Markets this Season! MG Farmers' Market Open every Saturday from 8 am - 1 pm through October 14th at 6210 Dempster St., Morton Grove Fresh Produce, Baked Goods, Meat, Eggs, Honey, Waffles, Preserves, Salsa, Ho

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 06:13:55

Oakton's Habitat for Humanity Club seeks goal of raising $300K for homeless

Oakton Community College's Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter is aiming to raise $300,000 Oct. 1- 6, to aid those without shelter. This year will mark the seventh time Oakton's Habitat chapter has hosted a Shantytown project at either its Des Plaines or Skokie campus, and the organization will call

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 13:36:06

Park Ridge Fire Department debuts new, grant-funded engine

One year after announcing it was the recipient of a federal grant to purchase a new, state-of-the-art fire engine, the Park Ridge Fire Department is a proud owner of the truck. The new engine made its public debut during a Sept. 11 commemoration ceremony at City Hall and is now bring used by the dep

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 14:12:00

Rash of car burglaries hits Barberry Road

Burglary to vehicle A neighborhood in southwest Highland Park experienced a rash of vehicle entries during the overnight hours of Sept. 13. Police received reports that eight unlocked vehicles parked in the 400, 500, 600 and 700 blocks of Barberry Road were entered. Items were taken from five of the

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 16:20:00