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Chicago 7th grader organizes toy drive in memory of best buddy who died of DIPG

CHICAGO — A toy drive spearheaded by a Chicago seventh-grader in memory of his best buddy is helping many in the community. On the city’s South Side, this may be the quintessential version of tough love. Welcome to Letz Box Chicago. It’s a big part of a toy drive that is like no other. “It’s […] → Read More

Cook County property tax hike riles homeowners: ‘What would constitute such a big increase?’

Delayed bills were posted online about two weeks ago. → Read More

Canaryville bikers’ coat drive aims to keep homeless veterans warm for the holidays

Whether a homeless vet decides to leave the streets or not, the mission is still the same. → Read More

Veteran cop fights to address deficiencies within CPD’s mental health program

Is the system broken? WGN’s Patrick Elwood investigates. → Read More

Attorney has seen history made with his decades in election law

WGN’s Patrick Elwood spent some time with Odelson recently and has more. → Read More

Chicago training academy molds future first responders

CFTRPA creates a better understanding between today’s teens and first responders. → Read More

Blue Man Group celebrates 25 years in Chicago

CHICAGO — The Blue Man Group is celebrating 25 years at the Briar Street Theatre on the North Side. Gareth Hinsley has been a Blue Man for the last 16 years after immigrating from England to New York City. He landed in Chicago and has been here ever since. “It’s accessible. It’s about being human,” […] → Read More

Advocate Aurora breach may have exposed 3 million patients

CHICAGO — Advocate Aurora Health reports a data breach may have revealed sensitive information of as many as 3 million patients. Advocate said pixel technology installed on its patients portal transmitted certain patient information to Google and Meta, and possibly to other third-party vendors. The company said it disabled and removed the pixels from its […] → Read More

Man left quadriplegic after indoor sky diving accident, lawsuit alleges

ROSEMONT, Ill. — A local law office will file an amended complaint Tuesday on behalf of a Palos Park man who was rendered quadriplegic after an indoor skydiving incident in January 2021. According to the amended complaint, David Schilling, 63, was participating in an indoor skydiving activity at iFly in Rosemont on Jan. 21, 2021 […] → Read More

Military vet who suffered near-fatal heart attack reunites with man who saved his life

Tom, Tom and Pat have become fast friends. → Read More

Lane Tech junior headed to Panama to pitch for Pakistan in the World Baseball Classic

CHICAGO — What were you doing when you were a junior in high school? Chances are, probably not representing your ancestors in the world’s biggest baseball tournament, but that’s exactly what this 17-year-old junior from Lane Tech High School is about to do. Amaan Khan — a right-handed pitcher for Lane Tech — will be […] → Read More

Governor’s Race: Darren Bailey goes on 9-stop bus tour as JB Pritzker receives an endorsement

CHICAGO — Darren Bailey is hitting the road on a bus tour — totaling nine stops along the way — with five being in Chicago. With a little less than seven weeks to go until election day, Bailey is attempting to appeal to voters by painting incumbent JB Pritzker as big on taxes, but soft […] → Read More

Off-duty CPD officer shot in road rage incident on NW Side, police say

CHICAGO — An off-duty Chicago police officer was shot Tuesday afternoon on the Northwest Side. The shooting occurred shortly after 3 p.m. near the intersection of Addison and Elston in what Chicago police Supt. David Brown called a “road rage incident.” “The offender shot one of our officers, during this road rage incident, from the […] → Read More

Big Guys Sausage closing shop, pivoting to catering

BERWYN, Ill. — Pretty soon, Chicagoans won’t be able to chow down on Big Guys Sausage anymore. The popular sausage stand that has served burgers, sandwiches, Red Hots and fries for the last decade is closing it’s storefront on Roosevelt and pivoting toward catering, a business move that owner Brendan O’Connor said is a much […] → Read More

Suburban foundation going for gold in fight against pediatric cancer

Based out of St. Charles, Cal’s Angel has raised a lot of money for clinical trials and pediatric protocols. → Read More

Man shot in the eye while riding in car on South Side

CHICAGO — A man riding in a car on Chicago’s South Side was shot in the eye Monday morning. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Police said the 40-year-old man was in the car in the 7500 block of South Paxton Avenue in the city’s South Shore neighborhood around 12:45 a.m. The […] → Read More

Chicago family who lost NASA-loving son to rare cancer invited to rocket launch

CHICAGO — After being scrubbed two times, NASA now says Saturday’s window for Artemis-1’s launch looks picture-perfect. A Chicago family, who lost their cosmo-loving son to a rare brain cancer, was invited to be there. NASA first called off its Artemis-1 rocket launch on Monday following engine trouble. The project is a quest to put astronauts […] → Read More

CPD budget focus of City Council committee meeting

CHICAGO — A City Council committee met Wednesday to discuss the Chicago Police Department’s budget. Susan Park, the city’s budget director, presided over part of the meeting — outlining the dollars and cents behind one of Chicago’s biggest budget items, CPD. It’s a budget some city council members feel is too much, while others say […] → Read More

Savory Chicago staple Manny’s Deli celebrates 80th anniversary

Manny’s opened in 1942 by Jack Raskin, who named the eatery after his son. → Read More

Committee addresses mental health after spike in CPD officer suicides

Each of the city’s 22 police districts will have its own licensed therapist. → Read More