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Judy Wang


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Police: Five people shot inside home in Zion

ZION, Ill. — Five people were shot early Sunday morning inside a house in Zion, according to police. Zion police have released few details but did confirm five people suffered what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries after the shooting just after midnight in the 1900 block of Horeb Avenue. The ages or identities of […] → Read More

Green City Market moves indoors for the winter

CHICAGO — The Green City Market has made the move indoors and is open for business. After a two-year pause due to the pandemic, the farmer’s market celebrated its opening day at Rockwell and Nelson in Avondale Saturday. A new feature this year to the non-profit farmer’s market is a triple match program for ‘Link’ […] → Read More

Team Butkus throws Bears tailgate in support of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

CHICAGO — Team Butkus — the foundation of the son of Bears’ hall-of-famer Dick Butkus — partnered with a Chicago bar to put on a Chicago Bears tailgate event in support of suicide prevention Sunday. Team Butkus partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Rizzo’s Bar & Grill on North Clark Street to […] → Read More

Retired nurse met mother of Indiana woman who donated heart to him

CHICAGO — Tom Johnson, of Kankakee, met the family of the Indiana woman who saved his life. Johnson, a retired nurse and respiratory therapist suffered from cardiomyopathy five years ago and doctors told him he needed a transplant. His new heart came from Andreona Williams, a South Bend, Indiana, woman who died of an asthma […] → Read More

St. Ignatius Prep to hold mass in honor of 16 hockey players injured in Indiana bus crash

WARSAW, Ind. — Sixteen students at St. Ignatius College Prep were injured, three critically, after a semi-truck crashed into their school bus while on a hockey trip in northern Indiana. Victor Santos, a Brooklyn local and the semi-truck driver, failed a sobriety test and was taken into custody. He faces DUI-related charges and may also […] → Read More

LIVE: 3 dead, 2 critical in Southwest Side shooting

CHICAGO — Five people were shot, two fatally, in a shooting incident that took place in the city’s Brighton Park neighborhood early Sunday morning. According to police, it may have been a street racing incident. Three adults were transported to Mount Sinai hospital in critical condition. Two adults were transported to Holy Cross Hospital but […] → Read More

Possible Chicago connection to Northern California serial killings

STOCKTON, Calif. — Stockton police are investigating whether a serial killer in Northern California could be the same person who killed two people in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, according to KTXL. The Rogers Park murders happened in the fall of 2018, the suspect known as “The Duck Walk Killer.” A person approached Douglass Watts and […] → Read More

Man killed in Gary apartment fire; residents displaced

GARY, Ind. — A death investigation is underway after a fire erupted at an apartment building in Gary. The fire started around 9:15 p.m. Thursday at 631 West Ridge Road, which is a 10-unit apartment building with a small grocery store on the ground level. According to fire officials, a man was found dead as […] → Read More

Police activity in Old Town, man shot, CPD officer injured: police

CHICAGO — A 20-year-old man was shot in the City’s Old Town and transported to Northwestern Hospital. A 34-year-old CPD officer was also transported to the same hospital for shortness of breath, police say. There was no additional information provided and police are still investigating. This story is currently developing. → Read More

Chicagoans celebrate Mexican Independence Day

CHICAGO — Hundreds of people celebrated Mexican Independence Day with fireworks and caravans in downtown Chicago overnight. Hundreds of people celebrated Mexican Independence Day with fireworks and caravans downtown Chicago overnight. Friday’s holiday marks Mexico’s independence from Spain in 1810. The caravans — displaying Mexico’s flag and blaring music — caused traffic jams. About 100 […] → Read More

Chicago sees worst flooding in two years after Sunday storms

CHICAGO — More rain is on the way Monday after Chicago saw it’s worst flooding in two years. Heavy rain Sunday caused high-standing water on area roadways and flooded homes across the city. Some portions recorded up to five inches of rain fall. Near Montrose Avenue and Pulaski Road, water burst through a pipe — […] → Read More

CPD holds catalytic converter spray painting event to prevent theft

CHICAGO — Chicago’s 14th police district hosted a catalytic converter spray painting event at Fullerton and California in Chicago’s Northwest side Sunday afternoon. Volunteers painted the catalytic converters of fifty cars a neon pink to make the exhaust system part less desirable to thieves. Chicago Police Department data shows the number of catalytic converter thefts […] → Read More

Silas Purnell College Expo helps connect local students to college resources

CHICAGO — The Chesterfield Community Council hosted the 16th annual Silas Purnell College Expo Saturday. The expo took place in Tuley Park with 40 colleges and universities taking part in an event that was designed to help South Side K-12 students find college resources. The event, named in honor of former Coca Cola marketing manager […] → Read More

‘Bike the Drive’ takes over DuSable Lake Shore Drive

CHICAGO — One morning a year, cyclists rule DuSable Lake Shore Drive. The Chicagoland Bicycle Federation started “Bike the Drive” 20 years ago, an event where DuSable Lake Shore Drive is shut down for cyclists, who can bike up to the entire 30-mile loop from Bryn Mawr to 57th Street. The event promotes cycling while […] → Read More

3 people injured after tow truck driver runs red light in the Loop

CHICAGO — Three people were injured after a tow truck driver ran a red light and plowed into an SUV in the Loop. Chicago police said the crash happened at State and Monroe streets around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Police said the tow truck driver ran a red light at Monroe Street and crashed into an […] → Read More

Surveillance video released in shooting of retired Chicago officer

CHICAGO — Chicago police have released surveillance video of a shooting that seriously injured a retired officer. The shooting happened around 7:30 a.m. Thursday at 71st Street and Wentworth Avenue, just outside a Currency Exchange where the 60-year-old man worked as a security guard. The video captures a gray Dodge Durango pulling up and two […] → Read More

2 women shot while sitting inside parked vehicle on North Side

CHICAGO — An investigation is underway after two women were shot while sitting in a car on the city’s North Side. The shooting happened around 10 p.m. Thursday in the 6400 block of North Bell Avenue. Police said a 29-year-old woman was sitting inside a parked vehicle with another woman, believed to be in her […] → Read More

Final preparations underway ahead of CPS kids’ return to school

CPS is no longer mandating masks but will make weekly testing available. → Read More

Free haircuts focus of Bears’ Roquan Smith, South Loop barbershop Back-to-School event

The idea for the event came while Smith was in Warren Noel’s barber chair. → Read More

17-year-old girl among 4 injured in Back of the Yards shooting

CHICAGO — Four people, including a teenage girl, were injured in a shooting in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. Officers responded to the scene of multiple people struck by gunfire in the 5200 block of S. Green around 12:10 a.m. Friday. According to police, the group was standing in the front yard of […] → Read More