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Past articles by Tom:

Man injured after Chinatown carjacking

CHICAGO — A man was injured after a carjacking in the city’s Chinatown neighborhood. Chicago police said a 21-year-old man was approached by another man on the 2100 block of South Archer Avenue around 8:50 p.m. Thursday. The 21-year-old was pushed to the ground as the offender grabbed the keys to his SUV. The offender […] → Read More

Democrats pile on Michael Bloomberg in his first presidential debate

Michael Bloomberg came under fierce attack from Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders within the first few minutes Wednesday's Democratic debate, taking hits on the exorbitant amount of money he has spent in the presidential race and the misogynistic comments he made about women in the 1980s and 1990s. → Read More

Cook County official indicted in FBI corruption probe

COOK COUNTY, Ill. — A high-ranking Cook County political operative was indicted as part of a long-running FBI corruption investigation. A three-count indictment was made public Friday and alleged bribes were offered to get red light cameras set up in the Chicago suburbs. → Read More

Coldest Valentine’s Day in 77 years on the way; Wind Chill Advisory issued

CHICAGO — Snow has moved out and bitter cold has moved in. Sunshine returns on Friday, but, you won't be asking Mother Nature to be your Valentine. She's bringing us the coldest temperatures in nearly a year. → Read More

Vigil, police roll call held after 2 men killed during attempted Chinatown robbery

CHICAGO — A vigil and Chicago police roll call was held Wednesday evening in Chinatown after two men were killed during an attempted robbery. Police officers conducted a roll call to show their support for the community. Wednesday's service was held in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. People at the vigil said this sort of crime is rare in Chinatown. → Read More

16-year-old girl killed in Englewood shooting

CHICAGO — A 16-year-old girl was killed Friday after she was shot multiple times on Chicago’s South Side. Citing preliminary information, police said the teen was in a vacant lot in the 6700 block of South Parnell in Englewood around 6:30 p.m. → Read More

Guerin Prep HS to close permanently this summer

RIVER GROVE, Ill. — A Catholic high school in River Grove will close permanently this summer. Guerin Prep High School announced Thursday that is plans to shut its doors June 30. In a letter sent to parents, officials said they made the difficult decision based on dropping enrollment, more students needing tuition assistance and lower than needed donations. → Read More

Suburban officer charged with assaulting woman during arrest; Chief says it is not true

DIXMOOR, Ill. — A south suburban police officer was charged with assaulting a 66-year-old woman. Prosecutors said Dixmoor police commander Ronald Burge Jr., 31, dragged a 66-year-old grandmother into a police station in October and repeatedly slammed her face into a wall. He is charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct. → Read More

Retired priest no longer faces DUI charges in fatal Orland Park hit-and-run

ORLAND PARK, Ill. — DUI charges have been dropped against a retired priest in a hit-and-run that killed a teacher in Orland Park. The Rev. Paul Burak, 73, was charged with aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of an accident last month. Burak is accused of striking Margaret "Rone" Leja and Elizabeth Kosteck as they were all leaving a Christmas party on Dec. 4 at 39 Orland Square Drive. → Read More

Aurora police seek driver responsible for fatal hit-and-run

AURORA, Ill. — Police in Aurora are searching for the driver responsible in a fatal hit and run. Police said a pedestrian was struck around 7:30 p.m. Monday near River Street and Second Avenue in Aurora. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. → Read More

Illinois State Police investigating after viral road rage video

CHICAGO — Illinois State Police is looking for the public's help after a violent road rage incident was caught on video. The incident was recorded on a phone in the northbound lanes of I-57 near Halsted Street around 7 a.m. Thursday. → Read More

Man wounded in shooting in South Loop parking lot

CHICAGO — A man was wounded in a shooting in a South Loop parking lot Monday. Police said the shooting took place in the 1200 block of South Canal Street around 7 p.m. Two men were in a parked car when a man approached the vehicle and fired a gun. The man who was in the driver’s seat was shot in the chest and taken to the hospital. → Read More

Indiana high school football player hospitalized after nearly drowning

GARY, Ind. — An Indiana football player was hospitalized after he collapsed while training in a pool. A freshman on the Calumet High School football team was training in the school’s pool Wednesday evening when he became unresponsive. He was pulled from the pool in cardiac arrest. → Read More

Woman struck in the head by stray bullet while inside her home

CHICAGO — Chicago police said a 35-year-old woman was struck in the head by a stray bullet while she was inside her West Englewood home Tuesday afternoon. Police said a 21-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk on the 7300 block of South Wolcott Avenue around 12:50 p.m. → Read More

Driver sought in fatal Lombard hit-and-run

LOMBARD, Ill. — Authorities in DuPage County are searching for the driver involved a fatal hit-and-run in Lombard. It happened early Friday morning on Route 38 and Addison Avenue. → Read More

Deported US Army veteran from Chicago gets clemency from Gov. Pritzker

CHICAGO — A U.S. Army veteran from Chicago who was deported to Mexico has been granted clemency from Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Miguel Perez served two tours of duty in Afghanistan. He immigrated to Illinois as a child, but because of a government oversight, he was never given a path to citizenship despite his military service. → Read More

Police searching for man accused of carjacking woman in Portillo’s drive-thru

HARWOOD HEIGHTS, Ill. — Police are asking for the public’s help after they said a man carjacked a woman in a Portillo’s drive-thru. Police said a man approached a 63-year-old woman in a drive-thru lame of the Harwood Heights Portillo’s around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday. → Read More

Melrose Park officer in custody in connection to fatal shooting in Maywood

MAYWOOD, Ill. — A police officer is in custody after a fatal shooting in Maywood that left one man dead and another injured. Maywood Park police said officers responded around 7:30 p.m. Monday to the 400 block of West Lake Street after receiving a call of shots fired. When officers arrived to the scene they discovered two shooting victims. → Read More

Family demands answers after 25-year-old fatally shot by Gary police

GARY, Ind. — A family in Indiana is demanding answers after a father of five was shot and killed by police. Police officers were making a routine traffic stop in the area of East 23rd Avenue and Kentucky Street in Gary around 3 a.m. Saturday. Rashad Cunningham, 25, was shot and killed by officers in front of his home. He was parked inside a car with a friend. → Read More

Illinois State Police officer shot while serving search warrant in Wheeling

WHEELING, Ill. — An Illinois State Police trooper was shot while serving a search warrant in suburban Wheeling. State police said officers were serving a warrant in a home around 6:30 p.m. Thursday on Manchester Drive. During the warrant execution, shots were fired from inside the residence. The officer was shot and transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. → Read More