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Snoop Dogg and Friends to perform at Illinois State Fair Grandstand

Rap icon Snoop Dogg has been booked to perform on the Grandstand stage at this summer’s Illinois State Fair. Snoop Dogg and Friends will appear Aug. 16, the final Friday of the fair. Tickets will range in price from $25 to $55.


Griffith man charged in 18-year-old's fatal shooting near Cal City/Hammond border

CALUMET CITY — Murder and drug charges were filed Wednesday against a Griffith man accused of fatally shooting an 18-year-old in the back, officials said. Deandre A. Redmond, 29, was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Jvonte Gibson, 18, of University Park, according to a news


Man, 39, fatally shot following altercation in car, Chicago police say

CHICAGO — A 39-year-old man was fatally shot Thursday in North Lawndale following an altercation inside the victim’s car, police said. It happened about 2:45 p.m. Thursday in the 3600 block of West Douglas Boulevard, according to the Chicago Police Department. Police did not know the gunman’s identi


Illinois rescinded 10,000 gun licenses last year. More than 75 percent of holders ignored the notice.

Illinois State Police rescinded more than 10,000 gun licenses last year — and more than 75 percent of the revocation recipients ignored it, according to newly released data. The state agency provided the staggering figures late Thursday, as part of a trove of law-enforcement documents involving Gary


Cook County board votes to permanently dismantle gang database

The Cook County Board voted to destroy the county’s gang database Thursday, setting legal steps and guidelines to make sure the database can’t be restarted. The vote was the death knell for the contentious database, also called the Regional Gang Intelligence Database. Last month, the Cook County She


Investigation Continues After Man Found Dead In Burning South Suburban Home

CHICAGO (CBS)– The man whose body was found inside a burning home in the south suburbs has been identified, however the cause of his death remains unknown. Around 8:45 Wednesday night, the Homewood Fire Department responded to a fire at a home in the 1000 block of 185th Street. The man found in the


Cook County approves settlement in 2013 jail beating case

CHICAGO — Cook County commissioners have approved a $1.5 million settlement of a lawsuit brought because of the jailhouse beating of a northern Illinois woman. The woman was arrested in 2010 after returning to what was once her family home in Wilmette, forgetting her parents sold the house. Attorney


President Trump Calls Out Jussie Smollett On Twitter

CHICAGO (CBS)– Hours after Jussie Smollett was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, President Donald Trump called out the actor on Twitter. The “Empire” actor turned himself in to Chicago police early Thursday morning, after he was charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly staging a rac


Illinois lawmaker speaks out against Governor Pritzker's state budget

An Illinois lawmaker is speaking out against Governor JB Pritzker’s state budget for 2020. State Representative Darren Bailey says Pritzker’s budget proposes more taxes, expanding gambling to include sports betting and promoting the use of marijuana.


Northwest Indiana hospital system offers heart scans it says can save lives

A Northwest Indiana hospital system is offering heart screenings it says are saving lives. Franciscan Health does the heart scans at its hospitals in Crown Point, Dyer, Hammond and Munster, and will soon do so in Michigan City. The tests are meant to detect the presence of plaque in patients who mig


Top 10 Most Expensive Streets in Homewood

The following are the Top 10 most expensive streets in Homewood. The average price for homes on these streets range from $233,000 to $433,000. Ravisloe Lane is the 1st most expensive street in Homewood, with single family homes built from 2003 to 2005, and ranging in price from $408,000 to $433,000.


Thieves ransacking cars in Schererville; police seek suspects

SCHERERVILLE — Two men suspected of ransacking cars in Schererville neighborhoods have been caught on surveillance cameras, police said. Schererville police are asking the public's help in identifying two men who are believed to be connected to a rash of thefts from vehicles. The recent thefts happe


Bombers serving up favorites from new location

Barbecue fans have been enjoying Bombers' menu for the past six years. Bombers BBQ, located in Munster, recently moved to a building adjacent to its former location. It's new digs, at 435 Ridge Road, Suite F in Munster, is much bigger than the previous space.


Body Found In Burning Homewood House

HOMEWOOD, IL — A body was found in a house that caught fire Wednesday night on the 1000 block of 185th Street, Homewood police officials said. The Homewood fire department arrived at the scene at about 8:46 p.m. to investigate reports of flames coming out of a house. They found a body inside.


Police: Couple Thought Murder Plot Untraceable on Snapchat

A woman and her boyfriend were deployed with the U.S. Army in South Korea when they conspired via Snapchat to kill her husband so she could claim the life insurance money, police in Michigan said.


Women charged with promoting prostitution at Highland spas appear in court

Three women facing prostitution charges for alleged activities at two Highland spas appeared in court Wednesday. Hailin He, 36, of Chicago, Xiao Jiao Zhou, 31, of Chicago, and Li Bond, 54, of Highland, were each charged in January in Lake Superior Court with one count of promoting prostitution.


Calumet City man pleads guilty to federal firearms charge

ROCKFORD — Bruce Walker, of Calumet City, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to federal charges for stealing and possessing a rifle from a Manteno firearms dealer in April 2017. The 24-year-old Walker and two other individuals stole a vehicle in Cook County on April 18, 2017 and drove to Manteno where they


New State Data Paints Shocking Picture of Illinois Firearm Laws

Responding to growing questions in the aftermath of last week’s mass shooting at a factory in Aurora, the Illinois State Police released data Thursday evening which paints a shocking picture of the system for firearm regulation in Illinois.


Gas Tax: How Much More Illinois Residents Pay To Fill Up

ILLINOIS — Crossing state lines could increase or decrease how much you pay for gas. A new report from 24/7 Wall Street looked at which states have the highest and lowest gas taxes and found that drivers in some states end up paying 50-75 percent more than others.


Robbins mayor to host groundbreaking Summit

Tyrone Ward, village president of Robbins, IL will welcome a full cast of major African American entrepreneurs from throughout Cook County as well as city/suburban elected officials at a groundbreaking Business Summit on Friday, March 1, from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Robbins Community Center, 138