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Cook County state's attorney recuses herself from Jussie Smollett case

The Cook County state's attorney has recused herself from the investigation surrounding Jussie Smollett, as Chicago police continue to dig into the alleged hate crime attack the actor claims occurred last month.


Body found in vehicle at Cook County Forest Preserve near Hoffman Estates

The body of a Hampshire man was found Monday afternoon in a vehicle on the Cook County Forest Preserve District property known as Barrington Road Pond near Hoffman Estates, authorities said.


Illinois Gov. signs bill raising minimum wage to $15

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed a bill into law Tuesday to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. Pritzker ousted former-Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) in November and campaigned on raising the minimum wage.


Orland Crime And Safety: Learn The Facts About Your Neighborhood

ORLAND PARK, IL — Residents who want a chance to voice concerns and to learn more about what police are doing to keep Orland safe can now mark their calendars for the village's annual beat meetings. Residents also will be able to meet the patrol officers who are assigned to their neighborhood beats.


Police: Chopper tracked armed suspects after cell phone store robbery

Two armed suspects outran police on Interstate 80 but couldn’t escape a helicopter that tracked them to Chicago Heights, police said. The two suspects, Allen Johnson, 18, of Chicago Heights and Sean Watson, 20, of Hazel Crest, held up the AT&T store at 1728 W. Jefferson St. about 7:30 p.m. Saturday,


Windy City Thunderbolts Add Fireworks-Character Nights In 2019

CRESTWOOD, IL -- The Windy City ThunderBolts will add more fireworks theme nights for the 2019 season. Come see your favorite characters roaming the concourse at Standard Bank Stadium, 14011 S. Kenton Ave., Crestwood.


Ku Klux Klan yearbook photo surfaces on central Illinois campus

URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - A University of Illinois yearbook photo of 22 men, over the title Ku Klux Klan just recently surfaced and though the photograph was taken nearly 100 years ago, it sparked an enormous response online.


American Legion Unit 691 Holds 'Hearts For Heroes' Dance Saturday

MIDLOTHIAN, IL — American Legion Auxiliary Midlothian Unit 691 holds its annual Hearts For Heroes dance Sat., Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. This year's theme is Dancing Through the Decades and patrons are encouraged to dress up in a way that represents their favorite music decade -- wheth


Illinois State Police: Trooper injured in crash during traffic stop

STERLING, Ill. (KWQC) - An Illinois State Trooper was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries after a tractor semi-trailer sideswiped his squad car. It happened during a traffic stop on Interstate 39 in Ogle County on Feb. 18, 2019.


Illinois lawmaker puts the brakes on mileage tax proposal

SPRINGFIELD — A bill that would test a mileage tax for vehicles driving on state roads has been tabled, but that doesn’t mean it’s dead. Chicago Democrat Marcus Evans last week filed House Bill 2864, establishing a pilot program for a 2.1-cent tax on every mile a vehicle is driven on state roads.


Ex-Chicago cop who killed black teen contests rare challenge to his sentence

Chicago -- Lawyers for the ex-Chicago officer convicted in a black teen's death are contesting a rare challenge of his sentence from prosecutors, who consider the punishment too lenient, reports the Chicago Tribune. Attorney General Kwame Raoul and the special prosecutor who won the conviction again


Top 10 Subdivisions in Lemont, IL - February 2019

The Lemont subdivision with the highest average sale price between February 2018 and February 2019 was Briarcliffe Estates with an average sale price of $802,500. The subdivision with the highest number of sales in Lemont was Kettering Estates with 14 sales.


Days after I-Team report, home monitoring fugitive busted at car wash

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Career criminal Jovany Galicia may have been trying to clean up his act by working at a Chicago car wash, but for the 26-year-old fugitive it was an ill-fated job choice.


Tip That Smollett, 2 Brothers Were Together in Elevator is Unfounded, Police Say

Chicago police said a tip that on the night "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men he was in an elevator of his apartment building with two brothers later arrested and released from custody in the probe is unfounded.


Man, woman killed in Calumet Park shooting

A man and a woman were shot to death early Sunday in south suburban Calumet Park. Raynard J. Sullivan, 26, and Tamela D. Sullivan, 47, were both shot at 12:54 a.m. in the 1100 block of West 127th Place in Calumet Park, according to a statement from the Cook County medical examiner’s office. They wer


Is There A Serial Killer On The Loose In Chicago? Dozens Of Similar Cases Unsolved

CHICAGO (CBS) –Some have been raped, others were beaten: Dozens of cases of women who were all strangled or asphyxiated remain unsolved. CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports that questions are being raised about whether a serial killer may be on the loose in Chicago.


3 People, Including 1 Child, Injured In Multi-Vehicle Accident

BURBANK, IL -- A four-vehicle accident sent three people to the hospital, including a child, Tuesday afternoon in Burbank. Passers-by pulled the child out of one of the vehicles that was on fire. The involved vehicles have been removed and traffic is back to normal on 87th Street, Burbank police sai


Central Illinois under winter weather advisory starting at 9 p.m.

BLOOMINGTON — A winter weather advisory will take effect at 9 p.m. Tuesday and continue until noon Wednesday, as another winter storm is headed to the region. The National Weather Service expects a mixture of precipitation with snowfall expected to total up to 2 inches and ice accumulation of up to


"Zombie Deer" reported in several Illinois counties

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) -- Animals with a disease known as "Zombie Deer" have been reported in 17 Illinois counties, as well as 23 other states, according to the Center for Disease Control.


Sale of Illinois Tollway Considered to Pay Pension Debt

What differentiates the Pritzker approach to toll road leasing from others, such as the 2006 leasing of the Indiana Toll Road for $3.8 billion to meet a $3 billion transportation spending shortfall, as then-Gov. Mitch Daniels explained, is that the motivation doesn't stem from a need for improving t