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Brónagh Tumulty


Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent articles by Brónagh:

Nearly 20 cars vandalized in Chicago’s Rogers Park

CHICAGO — Nearly 20 vehicles were vandalized in the city’s Rogers Park neighborhood overnight. The incidents happened around 1 a.m. Wednesday along the 2100 block of West Howard Street. Police said officers responded to a criminal damage to vehicle call and found about 19 vehicles with broken passenger side mirrors. No one is in custody. The vandalism is under police investigation. → Read More

Parking is newest concern amongst Chicago casino critics

Division between those in favor and against the gambling site remains. → Read More

Ald. Ed Burke decides not to run for re-election in the City’s 14th Ward

CHICAGO — After 53-plus years serving as alderman of the City’s 14th Ward, Ed burke has decided to not seek re-election. The longest serving alderman in Chicago was indicted on federal racketeering and extortion charges in 2019 — and after an FBI raid on his office last year — Burke was ousted from his position […] → Read More

Emergency plane landing, evacuation takes place at O’Hare

CHICAGO — A plane travelling from Topeka, Kansas to Poland was diverted to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport after declaring a general emergency during flight. According to a spokesperson with Atlas Air — the airline the plane is chartered through — pilots received an indication of an abnormality in the cargo compartment soon after departing from […] → Read More

Elk Grove Police host 2nd Annual ‘Stuff the Squad’ toy drive

ELK GROVE, Ill. — The Elk Grove Police Department hosted its second annual ‘Stuff the Squad’ event Saturday afternoon. Elk Grove PD Commander William Callaghan said the department used to do a ‘Shop with a Cop’ event, but COVID put a damper on their efforts, so an alternative needed to be created. “I stole it […] → Read More

CPD: 16-year-old charged in shooting death of 7-year-old Akeem Briscoe

CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department announced a 16-year-old boy has been charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 7-year-old Akeem Briscoe Tuesday evening. As you may recall, Akeem was washing his hands in the bathroom of his parents’ home near Humboldt Park around 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, when a […] → Read More

2 CPD officers taken to hospital after crash in West Ridge

CHICAGO — Two CPD police officers were taken to the hospital after a crash in the West Ridge neighborhood Sunday evening. According to police, a squad car was travelling westbound in the 2600 block of West Pratt Boulevard when a black Nissan Moreno drove through the intersection and hit the squad car. Police said the […] → Read More

2 dead in Southwest Side shooting; CPD officer injured

An investigation is ongoing. → Read More

Crime Spree: 2-month-old caught in the middle of car crashes, carjacking

CHICAGO — A 2-month-old was caught in the middle of a chaotic, bizarre crime spree involving car crashes and a carjacking in Ravenswood Sunday. It all began in the 4700 block of North Clark Street where a car crash between at least five vehicles, including an unmarked police car, took place. Amir Rouzati was one […] → Read More

Chicago youth football team seeks funds for travel to national championship after tragedy

The all-star trip is set for Dec. 2. → Read More

Uber driver shot and killed, passenger wounded in South Side ambush

Caron Arterberry was a rideshare driver for Uber. → Read More

3 people shot, 2 critically, in Auburn Gresham

CHICAGO — Two teens and a male of unknown age were shot in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood Sunday afternoon. Police said one victim was a 17-year-old boy who was shot in the middle of the back. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. A second victim — a male […] → Read More

Casten, Pekau rally at same Oak Brook venue as 6th District race tightens

OAK BROOK, Ill. – Four days before Election night, things are down to the wire in the 6th Congressional District race. The battle pits incumbent Illinois Representative Sean Casten and Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau, which was flipped back in 2018 for the first time in about 50 years from Republican to Democrat. With the boundary lines […] → Read More

West Side Halloween drive-by shooting victim speaks out: ‘For this to happen, it’s unbelievable’

The victim revealed that she organized an Oct. 31 vigil for her cousin, who passed away days earlier from natural causes at age 38. → Read More

Neighbors save 2 kids from fatal house fire in Hanover Park

HANOVER PARK, Ill. — One woman is dead after a house fire in Hanover Park Sunday afternoon, but it could have been much worse. According to fire officials, the fire happened in the 7300 block of Thornwood Street around 4 p.m. and when firefighters arrived on scene, there was heavy fire coming from a back […] → Read More

Chicagoans remember deadliest train crash in Illinois history with memorial, 50 years later

CHICAGO — On this date — Oct. 30 — 50 years ago, 45 people died in what would become the deadliest train crash in the history of the state of Illinois. A 50-year anniversary memorial was constructed at First Unitarian Church Sunday in honor of those who died. Lisa Klare and her friends, Dean and […] → Read More

5 women mugged across 3 Chicago police districts within an hour: CPD

No one is in custody. → Read More

‘Non-replaceable’: Family remembers teen fatally shot in North Lawndale

“He’s the greatest. Non-replaceable,” the slain boy’s mother said. → Read More

At least 19 robbed attempting Facebook Marketplace, OfferUp purchases in Englewood: police

CHICAGO — Nearly 20 people who believed they were about to purchase an item from ads on social media, were instead robbed at gunpoint in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. From July 17 to Oct. 16, at least 19 people have been lured to Englewood after agreeing to buy a motorbike or an ATV, using sites […] → Read More

Rooted in love and legacy, Evanston flower shop celebrating its 80th anniversary

The business has blossomed through ups and downs and the good and bad that life often brings. → Read More