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Recent articles by Dana:

Lightfoot’s ComEd deal comes under fire from City Council members

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot is touting a new agreement her administration reached with Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), but several members of City Council are questioning the timing of the deal. “We are doing what’s never been done before in the history of our city — providing environmental economic benefits through franchise agreement,” Lightfoot said. The […] → Read More

Recap: WGN-TV’s ‘Your Local Election Headquarters: Chicago Mayoral Forum’

CHICAGO — A 90-minute forum centered around 60-second answers from candidates running for the Mayoral Office of Chicago took place at Steinmetz College Prep Tuesday. Here is how WGN-TV’s Chicago Mayoral Forum played out: Economy The first round of questions focused on the economy, candidates being asked how they would handle a potential recession and […] → Read More

WGN-TV’s ‘Your Local Election Headquarters: Chicago Mayoral Forum’

CHICAGO — WGN-TV’s “Your Local Election Headquarters: Chicago Mayoral Forum” has concluded. The hour and a half forum was moderated by WGN News anchors Lourdes Duarte and Tahman Bradley from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. live from Steinmetz College Prep. The entire event was aired without pause or commercial break on WGN-TV and within this […] → Read More

‘Police have to step up:’ Advocates implore police to provide more for officers ahead of Tyre Nichols rally in Chicago

CHICAGO — As protests and rallies take place around the country after the fatal police beating of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Chicagoland area advocates have taken the opportunity to push for police accountability and better support resources for officers’ mental health. “The police that attacked Tyre Nichols in Memphis should have known better. One out […] → Read More

93-year-old woman struck and killed by hit-and-run driver in Chicago

CHICAGO — A 93-year-old woman is dead after she was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Thursday afternoon in Chicago, according to police. The woman was hit around 12:20 p.m. in the 300 block of South Laramie Avenue. This is in the city’s Austin neighborhood. According to information from the Chicago Police Department, the […] → Read More

City leaders talk public safety ahead of Lunar New Year festivities in Chinatown

CHICAGO — In light of the mass shootings that impacted the Asian-American community in California and around the country last week, 11th Ward Alderwoman Nicole Lee and other city and county officials talked public safety ahead of weekend festivities planned in Chinatown. “I would like for us to take a moment of silence to acknowledge […] → Read More

CPD: 5 people shot — 2 fatally — in South Shore

CHICAGO — Two people are dead and three more are in critical condition after a shooting in South Shore Monday afternoon, according to the Chicago Police Department. CPD said the shooting happened in the 2900 block of East 78th Street. According to the Chicago Fire Department, two people were dead on arrival, one man and […] → Read More

Some skeptical of new biking lane ordinance that would ticket illegally parked cars

The pilot program would last two years in the downtown Chicago area. → Read More

Suspected robber shot by off-duty officer on South Side

The officer was evaluated for non-life-threatening injuries. → Read More

Overnight burglars hit 4 stores at Far Northwest Side strip mall

The victims say it’s a huge loss. → Read More

Norfolk Southern holds meeting with Englewood Residents on railyard expansion

CHICAGO — Norfolk Southern Railway Company held a meeting tonight at Kennedy King College to discuss railyard expansion with Englewood residents. “To modernize a legacy railyard,” said Herbert Smith of Norfolk Southern Railway. “It takes a lot of investment, and it takes the need.” Since 2013, the rail company has bought land south of its […] → Read More

Shots fired at police prompts SWAT standoff in North Lawndale

No injuries have been reported. → Read More

Illinois committee passes assault weapons ban but full House vote looms

If passed, the law would take effect immediately. → Read More

Cyclist shot while attempting to stop car break-in on North Side

No one is in custody. → Read More

3 people shot — 1 critically — in South Side Walmart parking lot

CHICAGO — Three people were shot Wednesday evening in a Walmart parking lot on the South Side of Chicago. According to police, the shooting was reported around 7:20 p.m. in the 10900 block of South Doty Avenue when a dark colored sedan pulled up and occupants inside opened fire, hitting three people who were loading […] → Read More

String of crimes near Wicker Park leave residents, alderman looking for answers

CHICAGO — At least a half-dozen armed robberies and two New Years Eve shootings near the Wicker Park neighborhood are leaving residents concerned over the safety of the area. “Obviously we don’t want it to continue getting more frequent,” said Mickey Kelly, a local. “So there’s got to be some police involvement to find out […] → Read More

Security concerns at West Side apartment building as crime rises

Cook County records show Heartland Sawyer Gardens bought the property in 2020. → Read More

A mess at Midway: Southwest Airlines cancellations leave holiday travelers stranded

Southwest representatives report the airline is experiencing disruptions across its network due to the storm’s lingering effects. → Read More

Citizens flock to grocery stores ahead of snow storm

MATTESON, Ill. — Residents are taking to grocery stores to prepare for an impending snow storm that’s about to hit the Chicagoland area. “Christmas and stuff we needed at home,” said Ken Gersh, a shopper at Pete’s Market in Matteson on why he was at the grocery store. “We’re getting low and we don’t want […] → Read More

Beagles help sniff out prohibited foods at O’Hare Airport

‘Oz’ is one of 10 beagles at O’Hare Airport trained by the USDA. → Read More