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Police: 'Empire' actor staged attack to 'promote his career'

CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist and homophobic attack because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago's police superintendent said Thursday.


Oak Park-River Forest Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

OAK PARK-RIVER FOREST, IL — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon. Partly cloudy throughout the day. Rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening, and windy overnight.


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


Medical marijuana growers are lobbying for licenses that also would allow them to control supply of recreational pot in Illinois

Medical marijuana growers, once banned from making political contributions, are now spending money to influence the expected legalization of recreational cannabis in Illinois in an effort to keep that market to themselves — at least temporarily.


Man Accused Of Stabbing Bus Passenger In Eye

OAK PARK, IL — A man has been charged with a felony count of aggravated battery and use of a deadly weapon after police said he stabbed a fellow bus passenger in the eye with a knife. John House, 34, was arrested after the Chicago Police Department released surveillance images of him.


Governor Pritzker rolls out big changes for Illinois

What a difference an election makes, especially after four years of stagnant, tone-deaf, combative leadership at the hands of failed former Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. Newly elected Governor J.B. Pritzker is proving to be the antithesis of his predecessor, navigating a path aimed at making progr


York Road Businesses Burglarized: Hinsdale Police Blotter

The following information is from the Hinsdale Police Department. An arrest is not an indication of guilt. Michael A. Slonek, 32, of Western Springs was stopped in the 700 block of North York Road at 2:02 a.m. on Feb. 16 and was charged with DUI - alcohol and disobeying a traffic control device.


With demand for snow removal program nearly tripling, Oak Park OKs adding funds to get through the winter

Participation in its sidewalk snow removal program has nearly tripled this winter — with more than 110 people taking part — and the village of Oak Park has approved additional funds to ensure the program will continue.


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


Top 10 Most Expensive Streets in Oak Park

The following are the Top 10 most expensive streets in Oak Park. The average price for homes on these streets range from $588,400 to $751,000. Elizabeth Court is the 1st most expensive street in Oak Park, with single family homes and ranging in price from $550,000 to $952,000.


Teens attack sleeping Blue Line rider in Oak Park, steal phone and $700 in cash: police

A Chicago man riding an eastbound CTA Blue Line train through Oak Park told police he was attacked and robbed by two teenagers early Tuesday. According to Oak Park police, the man was sleeping on the train when a teenager attempted to steal his bag at about 1 a.m. while the train was in the 800 bloc


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.


2 men charged with drive-by shooting in East Garfield Park

Two men face felony charges after allegedly shooting a 27-year-old man several times during a drive-by attack Tuesday evening in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.


Body Discovered After House Fire In Homewood

CHICAGO (CBS) — Federal, state, and local law enforcement officials swarmed a home in south suburban Homewood late Wednesday night, after a fire led to the discovery of a dead body.


Scratch off winners won’t get paid in Illinois, for now

Due to equipment upgrades, winners of scratch off Illinois lottery tickets will have to wait a bit. Because they won’t get paid immediately, as is typical for that style of ticket.


Booked It! Chicago casting annoucements for Feb. 21

Mercury Theater announced the cast and creative team of “Little Shop of Horrors,” running on the main stage from March 1 through April 28. Under the direction of Walter Stearns, musical director Eugene Dizon and choreographer Christopher Carter, the cast includes Christopher Kale Jones as Seymour, D


2018 home sales: Franklin Park price history

Historical home sales data show whether price appreciation has outpaced inflation and tax rates. BlockShopper.com has calculated cities' median sales prices for the past 10 years, adjusting for inflation.


Dogs From South Korean Meat Farm Arrive At Elmhurst Shelter

ELMHURST, IL - Several dozen dogs who were rescued from a dog meat and puppy mill in South Korea arrived in Elmhurst recently. ABC-7 reports on the "special delivery" in which the Elmhurst Animal Care Center accepted more than 60 of the 200 or so dogs that originally were sent from South Korea to To


White Sox Seek Answers From Within After Losing Out on Machado

The Chicago White Sox made no effort to hide their disappointment over losing the Manny Machado sweepstakes. They went to extra lengths, bringing in Machado's brother-in-law, another close friend and pulling out the stops in attempting to sell the free agent on the future of White Sox baseball.


La Grange police investigate battery in girls washroom at Lyons Township North Campus

La Grange police are investigating a report of a battery in a washroom at the Lyons Township High School North Campus on Feb. 14. A report on the school’s website states at 1:30 p.m. that day, a boy came out of a girl’s bathroom stall, grabbed a girl by the waist and pushed her to the ground. He the