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Suspect in McDonald’s deadly drive-thru shooting of 7-year-old girl shot by CPD on I-290

Suspect in McDonald’s deadly drive-thru shooting of 7-year-old girl shot by CPD on I-290

CHICAGO – A suspect linked to the fatal shooting of Jaslyn Adams at a West Side McDonald’s drive-thru last weekend was wounded by Chicago police Thursday. The officer-involved incident shut down all eastbound traffic lanes on the Eisenhower Expressway at Mannheim Road in Westchester.During a press conference, CPD Supt. David Brown confirmed that in the fatal shooting of the 7-year-old girl. Supt. Brown said the suspect was shot several times in the arm.Two guns were recovered, he added. The offender is in police custody.According to , Chicago police gang intelligence officers were...

April 22, 2021
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Chicago police detail deadly shooting of 13-year-old boy as mayor calls for foot chase policy change

Chicago police detail deadly shooting of 13-year-old boy as mayor calls for foot chase policy change

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot called for a foot pursuit policy change to the Chicago Police Department after the shooting death of a by CPD one week ago Monday.Police said they found Adam Toledo in an alley in the 2400 block of South Sawyer Avenue before opening fire. His mother was not notified of his death until two days later and police did not announce Toledo was 13-years-old until three days after the shooting.The Civilian Office of Police Accountability said it will release the police body-cam video after initially saying they would not, citing juvenile privacy laws.In a Monday press...

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April 5, 2021
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Trio of winning proposals announced for Chicago’s INVEST South/West initiative

Trio of winning proposals announced for Chicago’s INVEST South/West initiative

CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday announced three winning proposals for a multi-million dollar city neighborhood revitalization initiative that promotes development in underserved communities in the west and south sides.The city’s Austin, Englewood, and Auburn Gresham development sites were awarded. The announcement was not praised by all in the city’s West Side community, however.The mixed reaction comes after a big step forward for the city’s , a $750 million initiative meant to promote investment in 10 communities“Make no mistake when we support historically disadvantaged...

March 8, 2021
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Pritzker issues disaster proclamation after winter storm hits Illinois

Pritzker issues disaster proclamation after winter storm hits Illinois

Governor JP Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation for all of Illinois Tuesday after Monday’s winter storm.The storm brought several inches of accumulating snow to most of the state and dangerous wind chill temperatures.Chicago Public Schools  due to the storm.The snow storm is also causing flight cancellations and delays at both O’Hare and Midway airports. Check the status of your flight . in Chicago will remain open as temperatures in the city and across the region linger well below freezing.According to a statement from the governor’s office, as of 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, approximately...

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February 16, 2021
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Nearly 700 nursing home workers go on strike across Chicago area over pandemic hazard pay

Nearly 700 nursing home workers go on strike across Chicago area over pandemic hazard pay

CHICAGO, Ill. — Nearly 700 nursing home workers walked off the job across the Chicago area Monday, going on strike after they say contact negotiations with provider Infinity Health Care stalled over COVID-19 hazard pay.For eight long months, the nursing home workers have experienced the emotional toll of this pandemic firsthand.“I lost not just one, more than three people I loved so much, who up to this day we go in their rooms and think they were once there,” said one Lakeview Nursing & Rehabilitation employee.Members of the SEIU Health Care Illinois Union who are employed at 11...

November 23, 2020
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Pritzker’s office announces possible COVID-19 exposure, governor currently isolating

Pritzker’s office announces possible COVID-19 exposure, governor currently isolating

CHICAGO — Illinois Governor JB Pritzker is currently in isolation after his office was notified Friday afternoon of a recent possible exposure to COVID-19.The possible exposure was the result of a meeting involving the governor and the Illinois Restaurant Association Monday in his office. Approximately half a dozen members of the group joined Pritzker to discuss indoor dining“One of our meeting attendees tested positive and we immediately notified all parties involved as soon as we were aware of the diagnosis,” said IRA president Sam Toia.Gov. Pritzker was tested Friday and his office is...

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November 6, 2020
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No charges for Midlothian cop who fatally shot security guard

No charges for Midlothian cop who fatally shot security guard

ROBBINS, Ill. — A suburban police officer who fatally shot a security guard outside of the suburban Chicago bar where he was working will not be charged, prosecutors announced Friday.The Cook County state attorney’s office said in a news release that it “concluded that the totality of evidence is insufficient to support criminal charges against Midlothian Police Officer Ian Covey” in the shooting death of Jemel Roberson.Anticipating that the decision will be criticized by some who have been watching this case closely, State Attorney Kim Foxx said in the release that more than 100 witnesses...

October 2, 2020
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Police: 24-year-old mail carrier critical after South Side shooting

Police: 24-year-old mail carrier critical after South Side shooting

CHICAGO — A postal worker is in critical condition after she was shot while delivering the mail on the South Side Thursday afternoon, according to officials.A 24-year-old woman was delivering mail on the 9100 block of South Ellis Avenue in Burnside around 11:30 a.m. Thursday when she was shot multiple times, according to the Chicago Fire Department.Police said she was shot four times and sustained wounds in the legs, stomach and back of her head.The woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition.Police said she was not the intended target.Police said the gunmen were in separate...

September 10, 2020
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Indiana man waiting for $1,700 stimulus payment sees millions in his bank account

Indiana man waiting for $1,700 stimulus payment sees millions in his bank account

Please enable Javascript to watch this videoNEW CHICAGO, Ind. — The first federal stimulus payments are on the way to America and one northwest Indiana man got quite the shock when he went to the ATM this weekend.Charles Calvin is a volunteer firefighter in New Chicago, Indiana, and unbeknownst to him, he received his first stimulus payment from the federal government on Friday. However, it wasn’t what he was expecting.“I went to the ATM at the Family Express and once I withdrew $200 out of my account I looked at the available balance still left in my account,” he said.He said his account...

April 14, 2020
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Big crowds turn out for McHenry Outdoor Theater’s opening night

Big crowds turn out for McHenry Outdoor Theater’s opening night

MCHENRY, Ill. — It is a big opening night at the McHenry Outdoor Theater.It has been operating for nearly 70 years, but with movie theaters closed right now, people were excited to hear .There were some hurdles though.Owner Scott Dehn said the Illinois Department of Public Health initially told him he could open last weekend, but then rescinded saying it wasn’t an .But after proving he could operate safely, Dehn said state representative Tom Webber called and told him he was clear to open.Dehn has made several modifications. He is only allowing 350 cars in the lot instead of the normal 750....

May 8, 2020
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