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Recent articles by Dana:

Tenants recover belongings following West Side building explosion

CHICAGO — Following an explosion that rocked a West Side apartment complex Tuesday, residents were permitted back into the building to gather their belongings Wednesday. “I was here when the explosion happened,” said Reverend Alfred Howard. “I ran downstairs to make sure my daughter was ok … What I’m doing now is helping get things […] → Read More

Man shot in the leg while ‘hanging out’ at Near North Side park, police say

An investigation is ongoing. → Read More

R. Kelly found guilty on six counts in federal child pornography trial

CHICAGO — Prosecutors in Chicago have twice accused R. Kelly — the Grammy-winning, multi-platinum R&B superstar — of recording his sexual encounters with underage girls. Wednesday marked the first time that a jury in Chicago agreed. Robert Sylvester Kelly, 55, was convicted on six of the 13 counts brought against him in July 2019. The disgraced singer […] → Read More

Pilsen art gallery steps in to help migrants arriving in Chicago

CHICAGO — An art gallery in Pilsen has stepped up to help migrants arriving in Chicago from Texas. Delilah Martinez, who owns Vault Gallerie in Pilsen, started gathering donations when the first group of migrants arrived in Chicago last Wednesday, Aug. 31, and on Monday, handed out items to the families that had arrived with […] → Read More

Chicago restaurants feeling the heat of burnout, staff shortages

It’s a problem nationwide. → Read More

Funeral services held for family of 6 killed in McHenry County crash

MCHENRY COUNTY, Ill. — Funeral services were held Monday for a family of six from Rolling Meadows who were killed in a wrong-way crash in McHenry County last month. The crash happened around 2 a.m. July 31 on I-90 near mile marker 33, about 50 miles from Chicago. Thomas Dobosz and Lauren Dobosz — along […] → Read More

Liquor license revoked at Oak Lawn bar following deadly crash

OAK LAWN, Ill. — The liquor license at Gaslight Bar and Grill in Oak Lawn has been revoked, pending a hearing, following a deadly crash down the street. Just before 2 a.m. on Sunday, police allege two patrons who left the bar caused a crash that killed Anita Chacon, 66, and injured her son, Tomas […] → Read More

‘Gone in 30 seconds’: Video captures armed robbery of couple during evening walk

CHICAGO — A couple was robbed at gunpoint while on an evening walk over the weekend and surveillance cameras captured it all. At around 11 p.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of North Winchester, the couple told WGN News they were “ambushed.” Surveillance footage from a nearby home shows a white sedan speeding then stop […] → Read More

Douglass Park neighbors fed up ahead of third music festival of summer

CHICAGO — More than 1,300 residents around Douglass Park have signed a petition to get large music festivals out of the park. They claim due to the three festivals, they have been shut out of their largest green space this summer. For the last seven years, Riot Fest has been held in Douglass Park on […] → Read More

‘Appears to be intentional’: 3 men killed in hit-and-run outside of Jeffrey Pub ID’d

CHICAGO — Police believe a hit-and-run that killed three men over the weekend outside of a popular South Side bar was intentional. Police said the crash happened around 5 a.m. Sunday in the 7000 block of S. Jeffery. Witnesses told police there was a fight outside of The Jeffery Pub, a popular LGBTQ bar located […] → Read More

‘She was a light’: Teen killed alongside friend’s family in I-90 crash remembered for positivity, leadership

PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Ill. — A suburban dance community is honoring the 13-year-old girl who was killed in I-90 car crash, that also killed her friend’s entire family last month. Kat Koziara was among the victims in the wrong way in McHenry County on July 28. Kat was traveling with the Dobosz family when the van […] → Read More

GOP rallies around Trump following FBI search of his estate

NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the year, small cracks in Donald Trump’s political support have been growing. Dissatisfied Republican primary voters began to consider new presidential prospects. GOP donors grappled with damaging revelations uncovered by the Jan. 6 committee. Several party leaders pondered challenging Trump for the party’s 2024 nomination. But after the […] → Read More

Family of Dolton man killed in police pursuit awarded millions after lawsuit

DOLTON, Ill. — It’s been nearly six years since Aja Seats brother John Kyles died following a police pursuit that ended in a crash. Dolton officers initiated the chase in the early morning hours of Oct. 9, 2016 after a vehicle went through a stop sign. “The response of Dolton PD to that missed stop […] → Read More

Woman shot, killed in Morris; lockdown lifted

MORRIS, Ill. — A lockdown has been lifted following a deadly shooting Thursday afternoon in Morris. Police said a 25-year-old was shot near an apartment complex in the 500 block of Twlight at around 4:30 p.m., police said. She died as a result of her injuries. Residents of Morris were asked to shelter for a […] → Read More

‘Wonderful guy’: Suburban man paralyzed after car crashes into shower

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — A suburban man is on a long road to recovery after a car crashed through his garage and into the shower he was in last week. At around 7 p.m. Wednesday, authorities responded to the 100 block of Heather Drive on the report of crash. Police believe an SUV was heading […] → Read More

Family, friends remember Rolling Meadows mom, 4 children killed in head-on crash

The crash occurred Sunday on I-90 near mile marker 33, roughly 50 miles from Chicago. → Read More

Delivery driver carjacked by 13-year-old boy on West Side

CHICAGO — A 13-year-old boy allegedly carjacked a woman working as a delivery driver Wednesday while two small children were in her car. Police said the teen was arrested Wednesday around 5:30 p.m. in the 700 block of North Spaulding Avenue. Moments earlier, police believe he took a car from a 26-year-old delivery driver while […] → Read More

‘Where was her break?’ Ordinance introduced to give CPD officers more time off

CHICAGO — A group of aldermen introduced an ordinance Wednesday with a focus on giving CPD officers more time off. The group believes officers are being forced to work an extreme amount of hours and it’s taking a toll on their mental health. Ald. Silvana Tabares (23rd Ward), the wife of a Chicago police officer, […] → Read More

Power outage at Skokie office building affecting businesses for days

SKOKIE, Ill. — Businesses have been unable to function in a Skokie office building for days due to an electric issue. Over the weekend, the electricity at a building in the 9900 block of Lawler Avenue went out. Dentist Dr. Jessie Kunnel operates her practice on the fourth floor and has not been able to […] → Read More

See the streets NASCAR will race in Chicago in 2023

CHICAGO — Some of the world’s greatest drivers will get their chance to compete on the streets of the Windy City in 2023. The NASCAR’s Chicago Street Race will take place the weekend July 1 and 2 of next year. The series and the City of Chicago revealed the route on Tuesday afternoon when they […] → Read More