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Shoppers Run as Gunfire
Erupts in Mall
Mar 26, 2022 1:50 PM CDT
Shoppers Run as Gunfire Erupts in Mall
A man was killed, police say, and 2 people were wounded
- A shooting at a suburban Chicago shopping mall left one man dead and two other people wounded, including a teenage girl, while shoppers ran for cover, police said. A person of interest was taken into custody after the Friday night shooting at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago mall in Rosemont,...
Jussie Smollett Freed
Mar 16, 2022 9:46 PM CDT
Jussie Smollett Freed Pending Appeal
Actor released on personal recognizance
This story has been updated with additional details
. Jussie Smollett was released from jail Wednesday following six nights behind bars after an appeals court agreed with his lawyers that he should be free pending the appeal of his conviction for lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack. The...
No Charges in Fatal Police
Shootings of Adam Toledo,
Mar 16, 2022 12:29 AM CDT
No Charges in Fatal Police Shootings of Adam Toledo, Anthony Alvarez
They were killed in Chicago within days of each other
- No charges will be filed against the Chicago police officers who chased and fatally shot 13-year-old Adam Toledo and 22-year-old Anthony Alvarez within days of each other last year, prompting sharp criticism of how the department handles foot pursuits, a prosecutor announced Tuesday. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx...
Police: 2 Cops Shot
at Hot Dog Stand
Mar 4, 2022 1:04 PM CST
Police: 2 Cops Shot at Hot Dog Stand
Injuries are not life-threatening in Chicago incident
- Two Chicago police officers were shot and wounded early Friday by a gunman who dropped a handgun while waiting in line at a restaurant with one of the officers, picked it up, and opened fire, police said. The suspected gunman was captured nearby and the officers were taken to a...
Mar 3, 2022 5:37 PM CST
Repeat Stowaway Receives Sentence
Marilyn Hartman gets more than 3 years, but she could be freed anytime
: Frequent stowaway Marilyn Hartman was sentenced to more than three years in prison on Thursday. Hartman pleaded guilty to felony counts of criminal trespass and escape from electronic monitoring in connection with a trespassing incident at Chicago's O'Hare Airport in 2019, the
reports. A Cook County...
2008 'Lane Bryant' Murders
Receive New Interest
Feb 2, 2022 3:29 PM CST
2008 'Lane Bryant' Murders Receive New Interest
2 new detectives have been put on the case
- A mass murder that took place at a Chicago-area Lane Bryant 14 years ago remains unsolved, but authorities hope a new pair of detectives will change that, FOX 32 reports. Four customers and two employees—all women—were shot at close range during what was likely an attempted robbery at...
Man Released From Prison
After His Twin Confesses
Jan 27, 2022 2:34 PM CST
Man Released From Prison After His Twin Confesses
Kevin Dugar spent nearly 20 years behind bars after a murder conviction
Kevin Dugar is out of prison for the first time nearly 20 years after a bizarre twist in his case. Dugar was convicted of murder, but he was released from Cook County jail in Chicago on Wednesday because his identical twin brother belatedly confessed to the crime, reports Fox...
Chicago's COVID Standoff
Ends With a Very Narrow Vote
Jan 13, 2022 12:00 AM CST
Chicago's COVID Standoff Ends With a Very Narrow Vote
Union, district reach a deal; rank-and-file members narrowly approve it
The Chicago Teachers Union narrowly voted to approve the safety agreement struck between the union's leaders and the district, Chicago Public Schools, in order to facilitate a return to in-person school, which took place Wednesday after five days of canceled classes. An official tells CNN the 55.5%...
Chicago Mayor Has COVID
Jan 11, 2022 5:58 PM CST
Chicago Mayor Has COVID
Lori Lightfoot say it's an 'urgent reminder for folks to get vaccinated and boosted'
- Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Tuesday that she had tested for positive for COVID-19—a day after a deal was reached for students to return to the city's public schools. "I am experiencing cold-like symptoms but otherwise feel fine which I credit to being vaccinated and boosted,"...
This Is the City With
the Most Active Lifestyle
Jan 6, 2022 12:52 PM CST
This Is the City With the Most Active Lifestyle
San Francisco tops WalletHub's ranking, while North Las Vegas brings up the rear
- Juggling work, family, and one's own health and fitness can be a daunting task, and the latter often takes a back seat to all other responsibilities. The pandemic has caused even more people to stay away from gyms and other indoor activities. But there are some cities where residents...
School's Out in Nation's
Jan 6, 2022 12:01 AM CST
School's Out in Nation's 3rd-Largest District—Again
Chicago Public Schools fails to reach agreement with teachers union
Chicago Public Schools has canceled Thursday classes, the second day in a row, after failing to reach an agreement with the teachers union over virtual learning and other COVID-19 protocols amid the latest surge in cases. The closure will affect 350,000 students, the AP reports.
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Ye Buys 4K Toys for
Chicago Kids in Need
Dec 20, 2021 2:27 PM CST
Ye Buys 4K Toys for Chicago Kids in Need
'He has truly been our modern-day Santa Claus,' alderman says
- Kanye West has been officially named Ye since his name change was approved in October—but to thousands of kids in Chicago, he's now Santye Claus. The rapper donated clothing and almost all of the more than 4,000 toys that were given away at an event in the...
These US Cities Have the
Most, Least Holiday Spirit
Dec 15, 2021 9:30 AM CST
These US Cities Have the Most, Least Holiday Spirit
New York City is the most festive of all, while Enterprise, Nev., is a bit of a Grinch
- With 2022 almost upon us, it's the time of year when we wind down and kick back, which often includes a fair bit of festivities. LawnStarter wanted to know which places boast the most spirit of the season, so the site looked at the 200 largest cities in the...
Woman Handcuffed Naked
Likely to Get $2.9M Settlement
Dec 14, 2021 12:04 AM CST
Woman Handcuffed Naked Likely to Get $2.9M Settlement
Chicago will pay up over Anjanette Young raid
The city of Chicago will likely pay a $2.9 million settlement to Anjanette Young, the woman who was handcuffed naked after police officers entered her home without knocking despite their search warrant being for another address entirely. The city's Finance Council unanimously recommended that amount Monday,
Smollett Convicted on 5 Counts
Dec 9, 2021 6:25 PM CST
Smollett Convicted on 5 Counts
Jury decides actor invented tale about being a victim of a hate crime
- A Chicago jury convicted Jussie Smollett on Thursday of falsely reporting that he was the victim of a hate crime in 2019. The former
actor was convicted of five charges and acquitted of one, NBC reports. Smollett showed no reaction as he stood facing the jury and heard the...
Here Are the Most
Generous Cities in America
Nov 30, 2021 12:00 PM CST
Here Are the Most Generous Cities in America
Minneapolis and Seattle top LawnStarter's list
- If you're wondering why your socials are suddenly filled with requests for charitable donations, allow us to solve the mystery: It's Giving Tuesday, a day to open up one's wallet for good causes after doing the same in the name of consumerism on Black Friday and Cyber...
Shot Dead at
Nov 26, 2021 7:27 AM CST
Chicago Mom Shot Dead at Teen Son's Memorial
Police release footage of 2 male suspects in Kevin Tinker Jr.'s murder
- A 31-year-old woman in Chicago was mourning the death of her 14-year-old son when she was shot dead in the same spot he had died only three days earlier. Kevin Tinker Jr. had been walking home from a friend's house in the Roseland neighborhood shortly after 5pm Sunday when...
CEO, Wife Set Up
Nov 16, 2021 2:08 PM CST
Nanny Alleges Music-Label CEO, Wife Set Up Secret Cameras
Suit against Schubas owner Michael Johnston names his wife, too
- An unexpected shakeup in the Chicago music scene: Michael Johnston, owner of Lincoln Hall and Schubas, has been relieved of his role as president and CEO of the Audiotree record label he co-founded and his job handling the well-known music venues following accusations that he and his wife set up...
McDonald's CEO Apologizes
After Parenting Comments
Nov 8, 2021 12:42 PM CST
McDonald's CEO Apologizes After Parenting Comments
After two children were shot, Chris Kempczinski said their parents failed them
He's sorry. The CEO of McDonald's is apologizing for comments in which he blamed bad parenting after two children were fatally shot in Chicago. The comments were "wrong—pure and simple," wrote Chris Kempczinski in an email to staff, per the
Wall Street Journal
for Chicago Cops
Nov 1, 2021 6:15 PM CDT
Judge Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Chicago Cops
But they still have to inform city of their vaccination status
: A judge in Chicago has blocked the city from enforcing its vaccine mandate for police officers. Cook County Judge Raymond Mitchell suspended the city's Dec. 31 deadline and said the dispute over vaccinations between the city and the police union should be treated as a labor grievance and...
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