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Jussie Smollett Delivers His First Statement After The Felony Charges Against Him Were Dropped
The case of Jussie Smollett took another bizarre turn on Tuesday when the Cook County prosecutor in Chicago cleared the Empire actor of all charges. Earlier this month, Smollett pleaded not guilty to 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly lying to authorities and filing a false police
Lombard woman builds new life after complex surgery restores vision
Annie Pawlisz, 28, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1996 when she was 5. By the time she was 22, she knew the condition increased her risk for a host of health problems, including heart disease, nerve damage and blindness.
Illinois Residents May Soon Pay a Tax When It Rains
If you think Illinois had a tax for everything, you're wrong! A new tax is being proposed that will cost you money every time it rains. It's being called the 'rain tax.'. A new tax on rainwater is being proposed in Springfield, according to Illinois State Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee). He is
5 things to do in the western suburbs March 29-April 4
Here are five things to do in the western suburbs March 29-April 4. “Murdered to Death”: Wheaton Drama presents this high-energy farce at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays March 22-April 14 at Playhouse 111 in Wheaton. Tickets are $16. At 111 N. Hale St. Call 630-260-1820 or go to wheato
Did Top Prosecutor Break Law Cutting Deal With Jussie Smollett?
CHICAGO, IL — Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx came under fire Tuesday after prosecutors in her office deferred prosecution of Jussie Smollett on felony charges related to allegations the "Empire" actor reported a hate crime he orchestrated against himself.
Lawsuit: CPD raided wrong home during child's birthday party
CHICAGO (WLS) -- A civil rights lawsuit claims that Chicago police raided the wrong house during a 4-year-old boy's birthday party. A Chicago family alleges that 17 officers executed a search warrant on their South Side home on Feb. 10, smashing the child's birthday cake and trashing the apartment.
Emanuel Says Smollett Got Off ‘Scot-Free’; Lightfoot, Preckwinkle Want More Information
CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police and prosecutors usually work together closely, but Tuesday Mayor Rahm Emanual lashed out at States Attorney Kim Foxx and how her office handled the Jussie Smollett case.
Man killed in Logan Square was involved in test of Illinois concealed carry law in 2015
CHICAGO — A man found dead over the weekend inside a vehicle in the city’s Logan Square neighborhood was involved in an early test of Illinois’ concealed carry law. The Chicago Tribune reports autopsy performed Monday by the Cook County medical examiner’s office determined 25-year-old Everardo Custo
Illinois lawmakers consider taxing satellite, streaming services
SPRINGFIELD, IL. (IRN) — Illinois lawmakers are considering a five percent tax on streaming online services and satellite television. The legislation, sponsored by Deputy Majority Leader Art Turner, D-Chicago, would tax the providers of streaming services like Roku and satellite services like DirecT
Boy, 8, killed in Aurora hit-and-run; witnesses say driver ran away
AURORA, Ill. (WLS) -- An 8-year-old boy was fatally struck Monday evening while crossing the street with his sister and grandfather in southwest suburban Aurora. Police and firefighters responded just after 7:40 p.m. to a report of a fatal crash involving a young child in the area of Lake and Plum s
Man who served 10 years in prison for DUI in death of Schaumburg teen pleads guilty to driving with revoked license
A former truck driver who served a prison sentence for killing an Eagle Scout in a 2000 DUI accident pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving with a revoked license. Richard Gancarz, 61, of Carol Stream, made the plea to the felony count in DuPage County court. In return, prosecutors dropped other charges
Shooting At Berwyn Airbnb Leaves 27-Year-Old Man Dead; Police Search For Killer
CHICAGO (CBS)–A man was fatally shot at a house party at an Airbnb property in Berwyn on Sunday, and the killer is still on the loose, police said. The victim, 27-year-old Michael Rivers of Chicago, was shot multiple times at an Airbnb on the 6200 block of Roosevelt Road on March 24 around 2:30 a.m.
Son of 'Chicago Fire' actor, retired chief dies after beating, officials say
The son of a retired Chicago fire chief and “Chicago Fire” actor has died after allegedly being severely beaten by three acquaintances in one of their homes over the weekend, officials said.
Judge Steven Watkins: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Judge Steven Watkins is a Cook County judge who oversaw the Jussie Smollett case. Smollett, who was accused of making false reports to Chicago police after reportedly staging a hoax hate crime, had all charges against him dropped Tuesday.
Florida man sentenced for traveling to southern Illinois to have sex with underage girl
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – A 31-year-old Florida man was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison for attempting to engage in sexual activity with a local underage girl he met on the internet.
North Aurora man who molested two girls gets probation, sex offender treatment
A North Aurora man arrested and charged with two separate cases of sexually abusing girls he knew has been sentenced to three years of probation and sex offender treatment after pleading guilty this month.
91-Year-Old Woman Clinging To Life As Son Faces Neglect Charges
GLENVIEW, IL — The elderly mother of a Glenview man charged with felony remained unconscious and in critical condition at a local hospital last week after police and paramedics were called to her apartment, authorities said. The 91-year-old woman was in cardiac arrest and suffering from severe bedso
Lake County Ind. officer charged with bribery, theft
A Lake County Sheriff’s Department officer is facing bribery and perjury charges after investigators said he improperly ran vehicle identification number (VIN) checks to make “fast and easy money.”
Man charged in fatal crash in Elgin was driving 75 mph, court records say
A Glendale Heights man charged in a fatal crash on Summit Street and Dundee Avenue in Elgin this month was driving more than 40 miles over the speed limit, court records show. Criminal complaints filed in Kane County Circuit Court said Adrian Velasco, 21, drove his vehicle at an estimated speed of 7
Chicago could soon become the largest U.S. city to elect an openly gay mayor: 'I feel the Earth moving under my feet'
Marching hand in hand down Halsted Street with her wife, Amy Eshleman, mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot met people from all across the country during last summer’s Chicago Pride Parade.