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R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Cook County

CHICAGO — R&B singer R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three victims between the ages of 13 and 17.


Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart calls for closing FOID loopholes

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The gunman in Aurora should not have had a gun, and now Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart wants to close loopholes in the FOID card system. Illinois State Police said that the vast majority of gun owners whose FOID cards are revoked never give up their weapons.


Fox Removing Jussie Smollet’s Character From Season’s Final Two Episodes Of ‘Empire’

CHICAGO (CBS) — A day after he was arrested for allegedly faking a hate crime because he was upset with his salary on “Empire,” actor Jussie Smollett appears to be losing his role on the hit TV show.


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


Train strikes pedestrian on Metra Electric line

CHICAGO — Metra Electric service is halted in both directions at Kensington after a train struck a pedestrian Friday morning. The CTA will honor Metra tickets on the Red Line (95th to Lake) and bus routes 1, 2, 6, J14, 28, 71, 115 and 119.


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.


Downers Grove North Student, 17, Hit By Car, Not Expected To Recover, School Says

CHICAGO (CBS)–A student at Downers Grove North High School hit by a car near the school on Tuesday will “not recover from her injuries,” school officials said Friday, adding that her family is making “final arrangements.” Principal Janice Schwarze said students and staff gathered Friday morning in a


Illinois Hepatitis A Outbreak: 44 Cases Reported

ILLINOIS — The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting a hepatitis Aoutbreak with 44 confirmed cases across the state. The majority of cases are among individuals at high risk for infection–including men who have sex with men, homeless individuals and/or those who use drugs.


Mother Claims 11-Year-Old Son Attempted Suicide After School Ignored Repeated Bullying

CHICAGO (CBS) — A mother is demanding answers, after she says her 11-year-old boy tried to commit suicide because of repeated bullying by both students and teachers. Teirra Black said her 4th grade son, Jamari, now is on life support at Comer Children’s Hospital. He is a student at Carter G. Woodson


Free Fishing Days For Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois For 2019

While it may still be February and chilly outside, it's never too early to think about fishing. There are many areas around the Tri-State to put your fishing skills to the test, but if you are 17 and older, you must purchase your fishing license first. However, there are a few days this year when a


Oak Brook police blotter: Hub Group employee manipulates rewards program to steal $38,000 in gift cards

The following items were taken from area police department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. William J. Booczko, 27, of the 200 block of Pleasant Drive, Chicago Heights, was charged with battery a 7:55 a.m. Feb. 21 on the 1400 block of 22nd Street.


Girl, 12, missing from East Garfield Park: police

CHICAGO -- A 12-year-old girl was reported missing Thursday morning from the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. Tishawn Jackson was last seen at 8 a.m. in the 3300-block of West Maypole Avenue, according to a missing persons alert from Chicago police.


Man charged with domestic battery after Park Manor SWAT standoff

PARK MANOR, Ill. -- Charges have been filed against the man arrested Wednesday morning after barricading himself inside a home for nearly three hours in the South Side Park Manor neighborhood.


1 killed, 7 others wounded in Thursday shootings

At least eight people were shot, one fatally, in Chicago on Thursday. A 39-year-old man was shot and killed during the afternoon inside his parked vehicle in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side.


$4 million Mega Millions prize remains unclaimed; winner has 3 hours to claim

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The winner of a $4 million lottery prize sold at a Chicago gas station for a Mega Millions drawing has three hours left to claim their prize. If you think you bought a ticket for this drawing, you may want to check your pockets, behind the sofa or wherever you may have placed a winn


2 teens in custody after carjacking, crash on South Side

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two teenagers were injured after Chicago police said they stole a car and then crashed into another car Thursday night in the Woodlawn neighborhood. Police said the boys, 15 and 16 years old, carjacked a 31-year-old woman in the 1400-block of East Marquette Road at about 11:32 p.m.


Illinois state and local governments spend most in nation on pensions

According to recent data, Illinois spends nearly double the national average on pensions, measured as a percentage of all state and local government spending. Unfunded pensions for state and local government employees are a growing crisis nationwide. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, the 50 st


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


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


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