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5 hearts found in downtown Chicago alley determined not to be human, ME says

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The medical examiner has concluded that five hearts found in a downtown Chicago alley are not human. The organs were found behind a building in the first block of East Benton Place. A police source said those organs, found around 9:30 a.m. Friday, appeared to be human.


Police focus on missing Crystal Lake boy's house; parents plead for his safety

Authorities investigating the disappearance of a 5-year-old boy from Crystal Lake said Friday there is no indication he was abducted or even left his house. After a night of activity Thursday, the search for Andrew "AJ" Freund, missing since Wednesday night, slowed with no signs of police activity F


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.


Days After Gun Charge, Felon Led Cops On High Speed Chase: Police

OAK LAWN, IL -- Before an admitted Insane Deuce gang member led police on a dangerous 90-mph chase last weekend from Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood to northwest suburban Schaumburg, the convicted felon was out on bail for driving a stolen minivan and possessing an illegal gun in Oak Lawn, reports


Jussie Smollett lawyers: Don’t appoint special prosecutor to probe Foxx’s office

Attorneys for Jussie Smollett don’t want a special prosecutor to investigate how the Cook County State’s attorney’s office handled the “Empire” actor’s criminal case.


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.


Oak Lawn Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

OAK LAWN, IL — A quick heads up: Weather officials have issued a Lakeshore Flood Advisory for your area, beginning Friday at 5:00 am and ending Saturday at 2:00 am. More info from the National Weather Service is available here.


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.


Search for second boy in Wauconda's Bangs Lake called a recovery effort

Wauconda police have confirmed crews are searching for a young boy who fell into Bangs Lake Friday night, and they're calling it a recovery effort. Wauconda police and fire officials said two boys, ages 9 and 10, were on a paddleboat and became distressed, then went into the water around 7:20 p.m. F


Woman, 55, injured in Near West Side shooting

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 58-year-old woman was wounded in a shooting Friday in the Near West Side. About 11:48 p.m. the woman was in the passenger seat of a vehicle in the 2400 block of West Van Buren Street when two unknown vehicles fired shots at each other, Chicago police said.


Jerrell Dorsey Convicted In 2012 Murder Of 7-Year-Old Heaven Sutton

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 33-year-old reputed gang member has been convicted of murder in the 2012 shooting death of 7-year-old Heaven Sutton, who was killed by a stray bullet while selling snow cones and candy in the North Austin neighborhood.


A suburban Chicago man was diagnosed with cancer while in prison. Now ICE is deporting him to Mexico.

The family of Luis Ugalde-Pacheco worried that he would die in immigration custody. Now they fear he will die in a country he barely knows. Ugalde-Pacheco, 28, who was recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, was deported to Mexico on Friday, according to his attorney. He’d called Chicago’s sou


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.


Marijuana festival to be held in Andersonville on 4/20

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A marijuana street festival will be held in the Andersonville neighborhood on Chicago's North Side this weekend. The second-annual 4/20 Waldos Forever Fest will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. The number 4/20 is used to reference the drug.


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


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.


Former Glenbard East teacher's aide pleads guilty to misdemeanor battery

A Lombard woman accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a Glenbard East High School student while she interned at the school pleaded guilty Friday to misdemeanor battery.


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.


Man Charged With Threatening to Kill Suburban High School Student via Facebook Messenger

A former suburban high school student has been charged with threatening to kill another student via Facebook Messenger as the 20th anniversary of the Columbine massacre approaches.