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Gov. Pritzker activating Illinois National Guard Tuesday for Chauvin verdict

Gov. Pritzker activating Illinois National Guard Tuesday for Chauvin verdict

CHICAGO — Governor JB Pritzker is activating the Illinois National Guard Tuesday at the request of the City of Chicago due to the upcoming Chauvin trial verdict.The governor’s office said 125 members of the Illinois National Guard will deploy to Chicago beginning on Tuesday to support the Chicago Police Department as needed.“At the request of Mayor Lightfoot, I am activating members of the Illinois National Guard to support the city in keeping our communities safe,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “It is critical that those who wish to peacefully protest against the systemic racism and injustice...

April 19, 2021
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Gov. Pritzker activating Illinois National Guard Tuesday for Chauvin verdict

Gov. Pritzker activating Illinois National Guard Tuesday for Chauvin verdict

CHICAGO — Governor JB Pritzker is activating the Illinois National Guard Tuesday at the request of the City of Chicago due to the upcoming Chauvin trial verdict.The governor’s office said 125 members of the Illinois National Guard will deploy to Chicago beginning on Tuesday to support the Chicago Police Department as needed.“At the request of Mayor Lightfoot, I am activating members of the Illinois National Guard to support the city in keeping our communities safe,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “It is critical that those who wish to peacefully protest against the systemic racism and injustice...

April 19, 2021
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Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake returns from administrative leave

Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake returns from administrative leave

KENOSHA, Wisc. – The Kenosha police officer who last August is back on the job.Officials announced Tuesday that an outside investigation found officer Rusten Sheskey acted within the law when he shot Blake during a confrontation last August. In January, to press criminal charges.“Although this incident has been reviewed at multiple levels, I know that some will not be pleased with the outcome; however, given the facts, the only lawful and appropriate decision was made,” Chief Daniel Miskinis said.Sheskey returned from administrative leave on March 31. Blake was shot seven times during the...

April 13, 2021
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Adam Toledo bodycam footage will not be immediately released due to family request, COPA says

Adam Toledo bodycam footage will not be immediately released due to family request, COPA says

CHICAGO – The family of 13-year-old Adam Toledo has requested the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) to not immediately release bodycam footage of the deadly police shooting of the boy.The announcement comes after the Toledo family viewed the video for the first time on Tuesday evening at COPA headquarters.Just after 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, COPA released the following statement. In it, COPA says the agency will not immediately release the footage as the family continues to grieve. However, they told family COPA must comply with Chicago’s video release policy and release it...

April 13, 2021
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Chicago suburb makes Top 10 ‘Most Relaxed Cities” list

Chicago suburb makes Top 10 ‘Most Relaxed Cities” list

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — A Chicago suburb has made the list for the country’s top 10 most relaxed cities.Western suburban Naperville checks in at No 6 on ’s list of the country’s most relaxed cities. The survey measured towns based on more than 50 criteria including mental and physical health, financial security, work environment and entertainment.Sunnyvale, California in Silicon Valley was No. 1 on the list.1. Sunnyvale, California2. Arlington, Virginia3. San Francisco, California4. Bellevue, Washington5. Seattle, Washington6. Naperville, Illinois7. Garden Grove, California8. Fort Collins,...

April 9, 2021
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Vice President Kamala Harris making first official Chicago trip on Tuesday

Vice President Kamala Harris making first official Chicago trip on Tuesday

CHICAGO — Vice President Kamala Harris will make her first visit to Chicago on Tuesday since being sworn-in.She will be focusing on vaccine equity during her trip, according to the White House. Harris will return to Washington D.C. following her time in Chicago. Specific events surrounding the vice president’s visit are unknown at this time.As April begins Thursday, the city warned that Wrigley Field and Guaranteed Rate Park to spectators as COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases, particularly among younger adults, continue to tick upward. Both the Cubs and the White Sox will be allowed to...

March 31, 2021
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City announces new mass vaccination sites at Cubs’ Gallagher Way, Chicago State University

City announces new mass vaccination sites at Cubs’ Gallagher Way, Chicago State University

CHICAGO – With the state now in Phase 1C of the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility plan, Chicago officials announced two new mass vaccination sites on the North and South sides.On April 5, mass vaccination sites at the American Airlines Conference Center at Gallagher Way, which is next to Wrigley Field, and at Chicago State University will open.The mass vaccination site at Gallagher Way will be operated by Advocate Aurora Health and will have capacity to administer approximately 2,000 doses a day. The site is by appointment only, there is no on-site registration.“We are making progress toward our...

March 30, 2021
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Source: Pipe bombs found inside Streeterville condo prompts evacuation

Source: Pipe bombs found inside Streeterville condo prompts evacuation

CHICAGO – Authorities evacuated a Streeterville building Wednesday night after a police source says two pipe bombs were discovered following a death investigation.The police source says the body was discovered Tuesday in 240 E. Illinois, located in Streetsville. The Medical Examiner’s Office identified the deceased person as 30-year-old Theodore Hilk.The body was found after authorities conducted a welfare check, the source says. After the body was removed, police officers allegedly found two pipe bombs along with other items that required the attention of a HAZMAT and SWAT team.Additional...

March 25, 2021
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At least 15 people shot, 2 killed in mass shooting in Chicago

At least 15 people shot, 2 killed in mass shooting in Chicago

CHICAGO — At least 15 people were shot at a party Sunday morning in Chicago’s Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood, leaving at least two people dead, according to police.Assistant Deputy Chief Paramedic Greg Stinnett said at least 15 people were shot inside a business in the 6700 block of South Chicago Avenue at approximately 4:40 a.m. Sunday morning.Stinnett added that the total number of people shot in the incident is expected to grow as more potential victims arrive at hospitals. Two victims were pronounced dead on arrival, according to police.Police said as of now, the ages of the...

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March 14, 2021
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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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