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Evanston: 5 New Foreclosures On The Market

EVANSTON, IL — Do you feel like reasonably priced homes are pretty tough to find in your community? Why not check out foreclosed properties in the area? You never know what you might find!


Divers recover body of 9-year-old boy in Wauconda lake

WAUCONDA, Ill. — Dive teams Saturday recovered the body of a 9-year-old boy who fell into a lake in Wauconda on Friday night. Two boys, ages 9 and 10, were on a paddle boat on Bangs Lake just after 7 p.m. Friday when they went overboard.


Group Of Juveniles Burglarize Vacant Wilmette Home: Police

WILMETTE, IL — A group of four juvenile Chicago residents who burglarized an under-construction home and fled the scene after hailing a ride using an app were arrested Thursday night in Wilmette, police said. They each face charges of burglary, attempted residential burglary and burglary to a motor


DCFS Takes Brother of Missing Crystal Lake Boy Into Custody, Releases Timeline of Interactions With Family

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services took the younger brother of a missing Cyrstal Lake child into custody and released Friday a timeline of interactions revealing a troubled history with the suburban family.


Evanston Man Charged In Deadly Hit-And-Run Remains Jailed

WAUKEGAN, IL — An Evanston man accused of fatally striking a pedestrian and driving away on New Years Day remains behind bars after a Lake County judge denied a motion to reduce his bail Thursday. According to the Lake County News-Sun, Circuit Judge Patricia Fix rejected a request to lower the requi


5 Skokie Area Foreclosures To Check Out

SKOKIE, IL — Do you feel like affordable homes are pretty tough to find in your community? . A tour of the most recently foreclosed homes in the Skokie area might be your best bet!


Fatal Crash Closes Inbound Edens At Dempster Street

SKOKIE, IL — A fatal crash shut down all inbound lanes on the Edens Expressway during afternoon rush hour Friday. A tractor-trailer had pulled over around 3 p.m. on the right shoulder of the southbound lanes of Interstate 94 around the Dempster Street overpass, according to Illinois State Police.


Two top deputies resign from Cook County State's Attorney's Office

CHICAGO — Two of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's top deputies — the office's chief ethics officer and the head of the Conviction Integrity Unit — have submitted resignations and will be leaving next month.


Attempted Riverside home invasion captured by doorbell camera

An attempted burglary in west suburban Riverside was thwarted Thursday as the homeowner watched the situation unfold over his doorbell camera’s live video stream. About 10:10 a.m., officers received a call about the break-in in progress in the 300 block of Robinson Court, according to a statement fr


Illinois police officer drives man to job interview after pulling him over, man lands the role

One ordinary traffic stop in Illinois had an extraordinary ending, when a police officer pulled over a car with expired plates, only to learn the driver had an expired license as well. The law enforcement official learned the man was en route to a job interview, and he had no other way of traveling


Kim Foxx Has Issued A Statement Saying She Has Nothing Else To Say About Smollett Case

Two deputies in the office of Kim Foxx, the controversial Cook County prosecutor whose office dropped the 16 felony charges against actor Jussie Smollett, have resigned, The Chicago Sun-Times reports.


Marijuana festival to be held in Andersonville on 4/20

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A marijuana street festival will be held in the Andersonville neighborhood on Chicago's North Side this weekend. The second-annual 4/20 Waldos Forever Fest will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. The number 4/20 is used to reference the drug.


Escaped Wisconsin inmate found hiding in baby crib in Illinois

A minimum-security inmate that escaped from a Milwaukee facility has been found in Illinois, police say. Steger Police located 27-year-old Trezelle Bishop at an acquaintance's home in the village of Steger after being advised by a Will County dispatch center about the ongoing contact.


The Lynching of James Byrd Jr.: Two Decades Ago This Racist Murder Shocked America. Now His Killer Faces Execution

For the past two decades, John William King has sat on death row in Texas, waiting to die for his part in an atrocious hate crime that shocked America. Now, finally, it is his time. This is the story of his victim.


After perjury conviction, gang leader’s associate now facing gun, drug charges

An associate of feared Chicago gang leader Labar “Bro Man” Spann is facing new charges after, police say, she was caught with two loaded handguns and a two-liter bottle containing liquid PCP.


New rules for nurses considered in Illinois House

Lawmakers could put new rules on nurses. A proposed bill would cap how many patients they can treat at one time. "It mandates how many nurses hospitals would have to have throughout the hospital." said Julie Moore-Wolfe, of St. Mary's Hospital.


Five possible human hearts found in Chicago alley

CHICAGO, Ill. (WTVO) - Chicago Police are investigating after what they say could be five human hearts were found in an alley on Friday. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, police found the remains around 9:30 a.m. in an alley off the first block of East Benton Place.


FBI, police conduct frantic search for missing boy, 5, in suburban Chicago

The FBI and local detectives are frantically searching for a suburban Chicago 5-year-old boy who was last seen Wednesday when his parents put him to bed. The parents of A.J. Freund, a blond-haired, 70-pound boy, reported him missing the next day when they woke up and couldn’t find him, but police in


VIDEO: Cook County Sheriff's Officer rescues donkey wandering on I-90

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (WLS) -- A donkey was found wandering down a busy expressway Wednesday in the northwest suburbs. Dusty the Donkey has become an internet sensation. Dashcam footage shows Sgt. Bonnie Busching approaching the 4-foot-tall donkey on I-90. RAW VIDEO: Donkey found wandering on I-90


One dead after accident in Illinois

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) - One person is dead in Lawrence County, Illinois after an accident. Illinois State Police say it happened near the intersection of Billet Lane and 700 North in Lawrenceville Friday night.