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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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Seven Chicago firefighters injured in massive Bridgeport house fire

Seven Chicago firefighters injured in massive Bridgeport house fire

CHICAGO — Unbelievable video from WGN News’ Skycam 9 captured a firefighter jumping to safety while battling a massive fire in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood.A mayday call was issued after an extra-alarm fire started around 7 a.m. Friday at a building in the 2700 block of South Lowe. Power lines in the area were catching fire, causing a bigger problem for firefighters to control the flames.When Skycam 9 arrived to the scene, fire crews were seen sliding down a ladder from the roof as smoke overtook the area. One firefighter, who was stranded on the roof, was captured jumping to the...

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February 19, 2021
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2 killed, 2 critically injured after car plunges off Stevenson Expressway

2 killed, 2 critically injured after car plunges off Stevenson Expressway

CHICAGO — Two people were killed and two others critically injured, after a vehicle plunged off the Stevenson Expressway Friday morning.The accident happened just before 5 a.m. on I-55 near Ashland Avenue.Officials say the vehicle hit a snow bank, crashed into a pole and fell at least 70-feet from the expressway at Robinson Street and Archer Avenue.Two people were pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.A man in his 20s and a 21-year-old woman were transported to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.The expressway is open in both directions.This is a developing story. Check back for...

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February 12, 2021
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Chicago officer stabbed in stomach while answering mental health call on South Side

Chicago officer stabbed in stomach while answering mental health call on South Side

CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer was stabbed while responding to a mental health disturbance.Police said the incident happened around 11:15 p.m. Thursday at 91st and Burley in the city’s South Chicago neighborhood.When officers arrived to the scene, a 26-year-old man was damaging the apartment unit he lives in with his family. Police said the man began throwing objects at them outside, and then ran towards the officers with two knives.According to police, the man was Tased and when officers attempted to arrest him, he stabbed one of them in the stomach.The officer is hospitalized in fair...

November 6, 2020
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Pritzker, Illinois health officials announce restrictions on winter sports

Pritzker, Illinois health officials announce restrictions on winter sports

CHICAGO — Illinois health officials released their COVID-19 guidelines for winter sports Tuesday, imposing limits on the seasons of sports deemed low-risk while restricting those deemed high risk to no-contact practices and training only.“As with sports in the fall, nothing is ‘cancelled,’ just put on hold until we’re through the thick of this pandemic. We adapt as we learn. That has been our mantra throughout this pandemic, and as is true in every other facet of life, we know this virus is of most concern when people are indoors with high contact, especially in vigorous situations that...

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October 27, 2020
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CPD vehicle crashes, falls 25 feet off overpass onto Kennedy Expressway

CPD vehicle crashes, falls 25 feet off overpass onto Kennedy Expressway

CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer is recovering after her squad vehicle went off a Kennedy Expressway overpass and onto the expressway.The accident happened around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday when the female officer was responding to assist another unit.Police say the officer was turning right onto the Kennedy and missed her turn, going through the guard rail on the Foster bridge, down the grassy embankment and onto the side of the expressway. Police say her vehicle fell about 25 feet.She was transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in stable condition.The officer was able to contact...

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October 13, 2020
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Pritzker administration warns of 20% income tax hike if graduated tax amendment doesn’t pass

Pritzker administration warns of 20% income tax hike if graduated tax amendment doesn’t pass

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — As early voting begins in Illinois, the Pritzker administration is warning of an across-the-board income tax hike if voters don’t approve a graduated tax increase.Gov. JB Pritzker’s office said Thursday income taxes will increase 20% for all Illinois tax payers — not just high earners.Opponents of changing the states flat income tax to a graduated tax say it will hurt small business owners, create job loss, and make even more people leave the state.The governor says it will make the income taxes people pay in the state more fair by having the wealthy take on more of the...

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September 25, 2020
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Police search for driver in hit-and-run at bus stop in South Loop

Police search for driver in hit-and-run at bus stop in South Loop

CHICAGO — Chicago police are searching for the driver of a red pick-up truck that struck a woman in the South Loop late Tuesday night before fleeing the scene.The incident happened at the 1100 block of South Michigan Avenue during the Mexican Independence celebration. The woman struck sustained serious injuries to both legs and is currently in critical condition.Police said the crash happened just before 12:00 a.m. Wednesday, when witnesses say the truck was swerving all over the road prior to hitting the woman and taking off.The woman struck was waiting at the bus stop. Witnesses said the...

September 16, 2020
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1 in custody after reports of hostage situation in South Loop

1 in custody after reports of hostage situation in South Loop

CHICAGO — A man was arrested after police responded to reports of a hostage situation in the South Loop.According to police, SWAT was called to the 1400 block of South Wabash Avenue around 10:30 a.m. Thursday for reports of a hostage situation.Police say the suspect initially told them he was holding hostages inside. Police went door to door evacuating the building, and began negotiating with the man.Officers said he fired three shots and then SWAT teams swarmed in and took him into custody.The incident ended around 1:30 p.m. when the man was arrested. No hostages were found.Police said a...

September 10, 2020
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Chicago high school student charged in murder of transgender woman

Chicago high school student charged in murder of transgender woman

CHICAGO — A judge denied bail Wednesday for a teenager police say shot and killed a woman after finding out she was transgender.Officials said 18-year-old Orlando Perez met 37-year-old Selena Reyes-Hernandez in the early hours of May 31, and the two went back to her Marquette Park home on the 3300 block of west 71st Street.After finding out Reyes-Hernandez was a trans woman, police say Perez left and then came back with a gun. Court documents say after he shot and killed her, Perez left the crime scene, but came back to shoot her three more times.“The victim lives with the family at the...

June 17, 2020
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