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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


Boy, 10, brought knife to Lombard school, threatened to kill classmates: police

LOMBARD, Ill. -- A 10-year-old boy is facing charges after bringing a knife to class this week and threatening to kill other students at his elementary school in west suburban Lombard.


Wallet Stolen From Woman's Purse At Panera Bread

LA GRANGE PARK, IL - La Grange Park police were told of a theft reported last weekend at the Panera Bread in town. A woman told police that around 2 p.m. on Feb. 15 she hung her purse on the back of a chair and covered it with her coat at the restaurant located at 429 La Grange Road.


La Grange police blotter: La Grange Park man charged with leaving scene of accident

The following items were taken from area police department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. A camera was reported taken from a vehicle at 12:40 p.m. Feb. 19 on the 100 block of North La Grange Road.


EPA detects highest level of carcinogens at Illinois plant

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says air monitors near a suburban Chicago plant recently detected the highest level of a cancer-causing chemical at the facility since the federal government began testing.


Top 50 Lombard home sales for 2018

A home buyer who paid $925,000 to purchase a home on Jan. 18 paid the top home sale price for Lombard in 2018, according to BlockShopper.com, which calculated the top 50 home sale prices by city for the 12 months ending Dec. 31.


R. Kelly turns himself in to Chicago police after being indicted on sexual abuse charges

Chicago (CNN)Singer R. Kelly was placed in handcuffs as he entered a Chicago police station Friday night, hours after he was indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse -- a class 2 felony -- involving four alleged victims.


GSA to lease space in Lombard

LOMBARD -- NAI Hiffman recently represented ownership in securing a new tenant at 747 E. 22nd St., in Lombard. The U.S. General Services Administration awarded a long-term lease to landlord, 747 Properties LLC for a new government office location. GSA will occupy more than 70,000 square feet at the


Jussie Smollett’s ‘Empire’ character to be removed from final 2 episodes of season, producers say

CHICAGO — Producers of “Empire” say Jussie Smollett’s character will be removed from the final two episodes of this season. This is a developing story. Check back details.


Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants a 5-cent bag tax across Illinois. Shoppers aren't buying it.

For more than two years, Chicagoans have struggled with a nagging decision at grocery stores and other retailers – pay 7 cents for a disposable bag, or somehow do without. Now, if Gov. J.B. Pritzker has his way, shoppers across the state will face a similar choice.


Man who prosecutor called 'the worst this country has to offer' gets 24 years in drug death of teen exchange student

A Downers Grove man was sentenced to 24 years in prison Friday for providing drugs that killed a 15-year-old foreign exchange student whom her Spanish parents called “our family princess” in victim impact statements.


Front, Liberty Street Traffic Signals To Be Turned On In Wheaton

WHEATON, IL -- Crews are expected to turn on the new traffic signals at Front and Liberty Streets in downtown Wheaton Monday. City officials said the pedestrian crosswalks at intersections on these streets will also be active again.


Brookfield Zoo mourns loss of baby antelope born on Valentine’s Day

BROOKFIELD, Ill. — Brookfield Zoo staff had to put down a Kirk’s dik-dik antelope Wednesday after finding a sever birth defect. The small African antelope, was named Valentino after being born on Valentines Day.


Illinois State Police seizes over 110lbs of suspected cocaine

MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (KWQC) - Officials say a traffic stop made in Mclean County, IL resulted in two arrests and the seizure of suspected cocaine weighing more than 110lbs. On February 21st, 2019 an Illinois State Trooper from the Statewide Criminal Patrol Team stopped a truck tractor-semitrailer com


Woman Tries To Lure Child By Offering Candy In Wheaton

WHEATON, IL -- Police in Wheaton are investigating an incident in which a woman used candy to try to lure a child into her minivan. The child told police the woman pulled up to them while they were walking home from Edison Middle School around 3:15 p.m.


Fresh Pals Hosts Adoption Event Saturday

ELMHURST, IL - The Underdog Railway Rescue will have a few dogs up for adoption Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Fresh Pals Self Wash & Grooming for Dogs pet groomer at 106 W. 3rd St. in Elmhurst.


Elmhurst water rates on rise -- but not as much as first thought

Elmhurst residents soon will be paying more on their water and sewer bills -- but the increase is less than half what city council tentatively approved just two weeks ago. The typical water user consuming roughly 12,000 gallons for each two-month billing period will pay an estimated $6.60 more a bil


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


$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


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