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Kim Foxx's chief spokesperson is latest staffer leaving Cook County State's Attorney's Office

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Kim Foxx's chief spokesperson is the latest staffer leaving her office. The Cook County State's Attorney's Office confirmed Friday Director of External Affairs, Kiera Ellis, is no longer with the office.


DCFS has investigated past abuse, neglect allegations in case of missing boy

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — The Department of Children an Family Service said Friday they have been involved with the family of a missing Crystal Lake boy since 2013 and have investigated allegations of abuse and neglect.


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


1 Boy Rescued, Another Missing in Wauconda Lake: Officials

Two boys, 9 and 10, were on a paddle boat Friday in a north suburban lake when they began screaming for help, officials said, prompting nearby fishermen to rescue one while divers continue searching for the other.


Markham junior high teacher arrested, brought loaded gun to school, superintendent says

A teacher at Prairie-Hills Junior High School in Markham was arrested Tuesday after a loaded handgun allegedly was found inside a duffel bag he brought into the school, district officials said.


Cook County Board Could Vote To Allow Probe Of Jussie Smollett Case

Next week Cook County county commissioners could vote to expand the power of the inspector general’s office, which investigates fraud, waste and abuse in Cook County government.


9-year-old missing in Wauconda lake after boating mishap

WAUCONDA, Ill. — Emergency crews are searching for Bangs Lake in Wauconda for a 9-year-old reported missing in the water Friday night. Crews were called to Edgewater Parkway and Monroe Avenue in Wauconda around 7:30 p.m.


Dixmoor trustee arrested for allegedly hindering capture of her wanted son, officials say

A Dixmoor trustee was arrested after being accused of providing police false information about the whereabouts of her adult son, who allegedly entered his ex-girlfriend’s home and repeatedly punched her in the face, police said.


One Southbound Lane Reopens After Fatal Edens Crash At Dempster

CHICAGO (CBS)--All but one of the southbound lanes of the Edens Expressway are closed at Dempster, in Skokie, following a fatal crash, police said. A car traveling on southbound I-94 Friday afternoon fatally struck the passenger of a semi-truck that had pulled over to the side of the highway and was


21 People Arrested In car2go Fraud Incident That Caused App To Temporarily Suspend Its Service In Chicago

Chicago (CBS) —Chicago police said 21 people have been arrested and charged, including one who has been charged with identity theft, in relation to a fraud issue reported by the short-term car rental company car2go earlier this week.


Federal charges filed against Indiana man accused of threatening to shoot Trump

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Federal charges have been filed against an Indiana man who authorities say threatened to shoot President Donald Trump in Facebook posts. The indictment says 20-year-old Steffon Gonzalez posted on March 28 that he was “standing outside the president’s location with a bullet ‘cham


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.


Elk Grove Village man charged with attempted murder of mail carrier

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. -- An Elk Grove Village man has been charged with trying to kill a U.S. Postal Service worker who was delivering mail in the western suburb on New Year's Eve.


Good Friday Will County Jail Bookings April 19

JOLIET, IL - It's time to review the latest incarcerations here in Will County. Did someone you know get booked into the Will County Jail over the past day or so?. Zelig Hitzelburger, 23, Beecher, arrested by Will County on two charges of obstructing identification from 2016 and 2018, driving on a s


TX man sells semi-automatic guns to Illinois ATF agents

JOLIET, IL (KFVS) - A Texas man was jailed after selling semi-automatic guns and ammunition to ATF agents in Joliet, Illinois. On March 24, the Joliet Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad and ATF agents from Chicago negotiated the purchase of four guns and one semi-automatic rifle from Allen Estrada, 2


2 fatally shoot each other in Park Manor attempted robbery

CHICAGO -- Two men fatally shot each other Thursday during an apparent attempted robbery in Park Manor on the South Side. Mark Miller, 64, was inside a home in the 6800 block of South St. Lawrence when he was approached by an armed man, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner's office sa


Grand Jury Indicts Illinois Man in Theft of Over 130 Weapons

A Madison County man has been charged with stealing 135 firearms from a sporting goods store in southwestern Illinois. Federal prosecutors said Bradley Boswell of Wood River was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday. Boswell, 30, is accused of stealing shotguns, a grenade launcher and more in Februar


Carbonated chaos spills into Hammond street

HAMMOND — Cans rolled and cases tumbled as a soda pop delivery truck let loose its carbonated contents on a busy Hammond street. A beverage delivery truck dropped several packages of pop in the roadway Friday morning as it drove on 173rd Street near Indianapolis Boulevard in Hammond, an eye witness


Lead Levels In Hammond, Indiana Schools Raise Concerns

CHICAGO (CBS)–A new round of test results show potentially hazardous lead-levels in water at seven Hammond schools, and now some in the community are worried about schools that have not been tested yet.


Donkey rescued from busy interstate by Illinois deputy

COOK COUNTY, ILL. (WKOW) — A Sheriff’s deputy recovered a donkey in the middle of Interstate 90 in Cook County, Illinois Wednesday. In a post on their Facebook Page, The Cook County Sheriff’s office said, “Shrek was nowhere to be found…but we did find Donkey yesterday in the middle of I-90, near Arl