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Brónagh Tumulty


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Past articles by Brónagh:

South Side Irish Parade keeps St Patrick’s Day celebrations going

CHICAGO — The iconic South Side Irish Parade was back in action Sunday, keeping the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations rocking and a rolling across Chicago. “The South Side is better. We’re classier on the South Side,” said Annie Gallotta, an attendee of the parade. Gallotta said she has been attending the parade for decades going […] → Read More

6 injured in fiery car crash that leads to house fire in West Pullman

CHICAGO — Six people are in the hospital after a car crash led to a house fire in West Pullman Tuesday evening. The crash in question happened just before 6 p.m. near the intersection of West 116th Street and South Racine Avenue. According to the owner of the SUV, his brother was driving eastbound on […] → Read More

Englewood student killed in I-57 shooting remembered as ‘great kid’ who loved books

Anyone with information may leave an anonymous tip at → Read More

Michigan State set to resume classes after fatal shootings

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University professor Marco Díaz-Muñoz is still haunted by what he witnessed last Monday night, when a gunman entered his classroom in Berkey Hall, killing two of his students in what he describes as “12 minutes of terror.” “Those images haunt me. The images of those two girls,” Díaz-Muñoz told […] → Read More

Mayoral candidates dine with Chicago’s youth, brainstorm city’s future

The dinner was organized through the Neighborhood Heroes Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Chicagoan and music artist Lil Durk. → Read More

Warm weather and sunshine blankets the Chicago area

CHICAGO — Beautiful weather brought folks out of hibernations Sunday ahead of the Big Game. “You couldn’t ask for better weather,” said Brandon Knolden, a Chicagoan out and about near Montrose Beach. Temperatures in Chicago reached a high of 52 degrees Sunday, which is unseasonably warm, but still 10 degrees short of the all-time high of 62 experienced in Chicago all the way back in 1887. → Read More

No charges after dog killed, another hurt in Lakeview

The family said both dogs are rescues who had never been aggressive. → Read More

Mt. Carmel HS hosts polar plunge to benefit Special Olympians from Chicago

CHICAGO — When it’s cold outside, why not throw a polar plunge into the mix? Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and 19th Ward Alderman Matt O’Shea partnered with their alma mater — Mount Carmel High School — to put on a polar plunge fundraiser benefitting Special Olympics and special needs charities in Chicago. “I know […] → Read More

Knife-wielding man critical in hospital after being shot by Aurora police

AURORA, Ill. — A man is in critical condition after being shot by police in the driveway of his home, according to the Aurora Police Department. According to a post on Aurora PD’s Facebook page, police said they were initially called to a residence in the 900 block of Colorado Avenue on a report of […] → Read More

Mother outraged after learning son’s body was stolen in Rockford

The sudden death of the father of 12 was a surprise to family members. An even bigger shock awaited. → Read More

Jesse Jackson visits inmates at Cook County Jail

CHICAGO — Rainbow PUSH officials made a special visit Saturday to the inmates of the Cook County Jail hoping to inspire them. A whole host of visitors were led by civil rights icon Jesse Jackson. One of his top aides was there too, all part of an effort to engage with those inside, many of […] → Read More

Man critical after being shot in the head in Back of the Yards

CHICAGO — A 20-year-old man was shot in the head in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. The shooting happened around 6:40 a.m. Wednesday in the 4700 block of South Wolcott. Family members told WGN the 20-year-old is nonverbal and was waiting for a bus when the shooting occurred. Police said the man was […] → Read More

Family of 3-year-old killed in bike crash suing city of Chicago, ComEd

According to police, upon impact with the semi’s cab, the bike fell to the ground and the 3-year-old girl was struck by the truck. → Read More

‘The losers are small businesses’: Avondale bar owners warn of crooks using counterfeit cash

Each time the pair were successful, they pocketed about $90. → Read More

Elected officials urged to assist Southside families impacted by gun violence

A nonprofit founder hopes elected officials will help relocate grieving victims. → Read More

3 persons of interest in custody after SWAT incident on Chicago’s Near North Side, 4th suspect being sought by police

Police asked commuters to avoid the area. → Read More

Pro-Bolsonaro crowd storms Brazil’s Congress, other sites

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who refuse to accept his election defeat stormed Congress, the Supreme Court and presidential palace in the capital on Sunday, a week after the inauguration of his leftist rival, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Thousands of demonstrators bypassed security barricades, climbed on […] → Read More

A special sticker with the hope of preventing catalytic converter thefts

CHICAGO — Chicago police teamed up with auto shops to get some special stickers installed to deter would-be catalytic converter thieves. Crews at Midwest Performance on West Fulton worked with officers from Chicago Police Department’s 12th district to try to help residents and officers. Andy Bizub, who owns the shop, said catalytic converter thefts are […] → Read More

$49 million house for sale in California comes with dog spa

LA JOLLA, Cali. — There’s a luxury home for sale in San Diego that goes beyond the standard high-end features. It comes with two matching dog houses and a spa built for a king. So there’s no doubt your dogs will feel like royalty. The $49 million house also comes with a two-story master bedroom, a tennis court, a giant pool and a 10-car garage. → Read More

Noble Square residents wake up to water flowing into their homes

Residents say the mess could potentially have been avoided. → Read More