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Judge sets $1 million bond for R. Kelly

An Illinois judge set a $1 million bond for R. Kelly on Saturday, a day after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. The R&B singer turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday.


Who is Kim Foxx, the Cook County State's Attorney behind the R. Kelly case?

On Friday, R. Kelly was indicted in Chicago, Ill. on charges that he sexually abused four victims, three of them being victims who were aged 13 to 16 at the time of the alleged misconduct. Leading Cook County’s case against the singer, which includes 10 counts of aggravated criminal assault occurrin


Chicago turns on Jussie Smollett, claim he's 'full of sh*t,' hurting 'real' victims

CHICAGO -- The shocking claim that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett staged an attack on himself is not only drawing an extraordinary rebuke from authorities but also from Chicagoans who say he took advantage of the racial tension simmering in the city and used it to selfishly promote himself.


Records: 75 percent revoked Illinois gun licenses ignored

CHICAGO (AP) — Police say that of the people who received gun license revocations last year in Illinois, more than 75 percent ignored the notices. Illinois State Police issued a report late Thursday in response to questions about the gunman who fatally shot five co-workers at a suburban Chicago ware


5 New Foreclosures In The Oak Park-River Forest Area

OAK PARK-RIVER FOREST, IL — Are you searching for a new house, but don't have a lot to spend? Why not look at foreclosures in the area? You never know what you might find!. Here's a list of five new foreclosures on the market near you — many of them surprisingly affordable for their size and locatio


Cook Co. Bans Sheriff From Keeping Intel On Gang Members, Sharing Gang Knowledge

Chicago, IL – The Cook County Board of Commissioners on Thursday voted to permanently destroy the county’s gang database, and set up legal barriers to make sure it cannot be restarted.


Woman found dead, 4 others wounded in overnight shootings including 15-year-old boy

A 47-year-old woman was found dead, and four other people were wounded, including a 15-year-old boy, in separate shootings overnight, Chicago police said. About 12:25 a.m., officers responded to shots fired in the 5300 block of West Iowa Street and found a 47-year-old woman lying on the sidewalk nea


EPA detects highest level of carcinogens at Illinois plant

CHICAGO (AP) — Government air monitors recently detected the highest level of a cancer-causing chemical near a suburban Chicago plant since testing began at the site, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said.


Travel Advisory from the Illinois State Police

Due to a crash at Route 1 and Ernst Road, traffic is shut down in both directions. Please choose an alternate route for the time being.


'What we’re hoping to find is a scope': Park District, OPRF to again consider community rec center

More than a year after ending talks to partner on a community rec center, officials with Oak Park and River Forest High School and the Park District of Oak Park may study the potential collaboration once more.



Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement. Informal, meeting of Oak Park business district leaders, business association headers and all other interested Oak Park business owners who gather to share information. The meeting brings together business people and Villag


Woman, 47, fatally shot on West Side

CHICAGO — A 47-year-old woman was shot to death in Austin early Saturday, police said. Officers responded to gunfire detected by ShotSpotter technology at 12:25 a.m. Saturday in the 5300 block of West Iowa Street, according to the Chicago Police Department. They discovered a woman on the sidewalk ne


Former Catholic priest faces new charges after abusing boys in Illinois, Missouri and California

CLAYTON, Mo. -- A former Catholic priest is facing new charges a decade after being declared sexually violent and admitting he abused about 30 boys in Illinois, California and Missouri.


R Kelly hands himself in to police after aggravated sex abuse charges

R Kelly has been arrested after handing himself in to police to face 10 charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. It is expected the 52-year-old singer will be held overnight and appear in court on Saturday where he will be given the option of posting bail.


Police: Handgun with ammunition, cash, jewelry stolen from Oak Park home

The following items were taken from Oak Park Police Department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Someone entered a home in the 1100 block of South Kenilworth Avenue and stole two jars containing $200 in cash, a handgun with ammunition, miscellaneous jewelry and


A look at allegations over the years against singer R. Kelly

CHICAGO — R&B star R. Kelly has been dogged for years by allegations that he sexually abused women and underage girls. He and his attorneys have repeatedly denied allegations of sexual misconduct.


2018 home sales: Norridge price history

Historical home sales data show whether price appreciation has outpaced inflation and tax rates. BlockShopper.com has calculated cities' median sales prices for the past 10 years, adjusting for inflation.


At least 4 injured in mutli-vehicle rollover crash on South Halsted

CHICAGO (WLS) -- 5 people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash early Saturday. The crash occurred in the 6900 block of South Halsted Street at approximately 2:10 a.m., police said.


Chicago-Area Man Gets 24 Years for Student's Drug Death

A suburban Chicago man convicted in the drug-induced death of a Spanish foreign exchange student has been sentenced to 24 years in prison. DuPage County Judge Liam Brennan sentenced 38-year-old Francis Emanuele of Downers Grove to 20 years behind bars Friday night for the drug-induced homicide of th


Man suffers graze wound in possible domestic-related shooting on West Side

A 57-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the head in a possible domestic-related shooting Saturday morning on the West Side in the Lawndale neighborhood, Chicago police said.