Deanese Williams-Harris,

Deanese Williams-Harris

Chicago, IL, United States

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Past articles by Deanese:

Possible WWII-era rocket discovered in Antioch yard: ‘You find something weird and ... call the cops instead of waiting to be blown up’

“Google Images first pulled up ‘yams,’ and I was like, ‘That’s not a yam,’” she said. → Read More

Man dead after hourslong SWAT standoff in West Humboldt Park

An hours-long standoff that began Friday morning ended early Saturday when officers entered the building and found a man dead, Chicago police said in a release. → Read More

Chicago forecast: Tornado watch in effect until 10 p.m.

National Weather Service officials issued a tornado watch for Chicago and much of northeastern Illinois in effect until 10 p.m. Friday. → Read More

Driver in accident that left a woman dead, six relatives injured says brakes failed during North Park wreck: police

A woman was killed, and six other people, including two children, were injured in an accident Tuesday in the North Park neighborhood, police said. → Read More

2 wounded in shooting near Chicago River, police say

Two men were wounded Saturday morning in a shooting near the Chicago River, police said. → Read More

Human remains found in garbage bag in West Side alley

Chicago police said human remains were discovered Tuesday morning inside of a garbage bag left in a West Side alley. → Read More

Good Samaritan stabbed to death trying to halt attack on North Side, cops say

A man who saw a female attempt to attack a couple Friday night in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood was fatally stabbed in the chest when he tried to intervene, Chicago police said. → Read More

Thursday forecast for Chicago: Wet, windy and mild

National Weather Service officials said portions of north central and northeast Illinois, and northwest Indiana would experience quick-moving showers Thursday morning with wind gust from 45 to 55 mph. → Read More

Police issue alert warning of man with thick glasses, fuzzy slippers robbing postal carriers

Chicago police issued a community alert Tuesday night warning of a man with bi-focal glasses wearing fuzzy slippers robbing postal carriers on the North Side. → Read More

2 men charged in fatal drag racing death in August

A 27-year-old man and a 36-year-old man were both charged in connection with an August death of a 40-year-old woman killed when the two were drag-racing on the Southwest → Read More

Chicago weather forecast: Windy, warmer weekend with gusts up to 40 mph

National Weather Service officials were expecting southwest winds to gust up to 40 mph Saturday continuing as long as Monday into Monday night. → Read More

Forecast: Single digit temps, threat of ice jam flooding

After a windchill advisory expired Friday morning, National Weather Service officials released a Hazardous Weather Outlook for portions of north central and northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana. → Read More

Sub-zero windchills expected Tuesday and Wednesday, weather officials say

National Weather Service officials posted a Hazardous Weather Outlook Tuesday morning warning of windchills of at least negative 15 to 20 degrees for portions of. north central and northeast Illinois, and northwest Indiana. → Read More

Daughter of trailblazing attorney Larry Rogers Sr.: ‘He was a giant, a humble man and my superman.’

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin called Larry Rogers Sr. a hero who blazed a trail for generations of lawyers and helped the Black community defend its most vulnerable members.. Rogers, 75, died Jan. 19 after a battle with cancer. → Read More

Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 3 a.m. Sunday

National Weather Service officials called a Winter Weather Advisory to be in effect till 3 a.m. Sunday for portions of north central and northeast Illinois. → Read More

Weather officials warn of excessive cold, blowing snow drifts and gusty winds

National Weather Service officials issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook Friday cautioning of excessive cold temperatures, gusty conditions and blowing snow drifts for portions of north central and northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana. → Read More

Light snow to continue through Thursday, slippery conditions a factor for commute

After Wednesday’s 2 to 4 inches of snowfall in the area, National Weather Service officials showed concern for commuters Thursday morning. → Read More

Man charged with wounding 12-year-old relative at Calumet Heights gas station

A 61-year-old man was facing felony charges after his 12-year-old relative was grazed by a bullet that discharged from a weapon he was removing from his pocket early Friday morning at a South Side gas station, Chicago police said. → Read More

Boy, 12, wounded after gun discharges at South Side gas station

A 12-year-old boy was accidentally wounded by a family member handling a weapon early Friday morning at South Side gas station, Chicago police said. → Read More

Man with special needs critically wounded in Back of Yards shooting

At least three gunmen opened fire on a father and his two special needs children who were outside waiting for a school bus Wednesday morning, hitting and critically injuring the 21-year-old son, authorities said. → Read More