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Illinois restaurant owner accused of 'up-skirting' teenage workers for 10 years

Illinois restaurant owner accused of 'up-skirting' teenage workers for 10 years

Close the sidebarLoading Video…This browser does not support the Video element.A suburban restaurant owner already charged with taking up-skirt videos of employees is now facing a civil lawsuit.It claims Michael Papandrea used a shoe camera to secretly shoot video up the skirts of eight female workers -- most of them teenagers.The plaintiffs’ lawyers say they have uncovered more than 24,000 photographs and videos that appear to have been taken over a decade.A complaint filed Thursday says eight young women, some of them just 16 and 14-years-old at the time, were told to wear skirts to work...

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Illinois lawmakers want to ban 'Grand Theft Auto' amid spike in carjackings

Illinois lawmakers want to ban 'Grand Theft Auto' amid spike in carjackings

Philanthropist Early Walker says violent video games like GTA could be influencing young minds. People have been saying for months now that teens are running around and carjacking motorists like it's a video game. But now, local lawmakers are doubling down on that idea, saying video game "Grand Theft Auto" should be banned. Some of the carjacking suspects are not even old enough to drive. On Monday, a 16-year-old was charged and days ago, two 15-year-olds were arrested and charged as well.Philanthropist Early Walker says violent video games like GTA could be influencing their young minds....

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'Enough is Enough': Lightfoot tells CTU schools must open now, struggling students can't wait

'Enough is Enough': Lightfoot tells CTU schools must open now, struggling students can't wait

Lightfoot, appearing at times emotional and exasperated, vowed that the city’s schools are ready for students to return. Mayor is warning the city’s teachers union Thursday that "enough is enough" and a deal must be struck immediately to reopen public schools during the pandemic, as students suffering from "failing grades, depression [and] isolation... cannot afford to wait any longer."  Lightfoot made the powerful declaration as tens of thousands of K-8 students in the nation’s third-largest school district lost what was supposed to be their first week back for in-person learning.   -- for...

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Chicago man busted in Capitol riot admits to feds: 'Wow, you're pretty good,' papers show

Chicago man busted in Capitol riot admits to feds: 'Wow, you're pretty good,' papers show

A Chicago man is among the latest to face federal charges as a result of last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol. A Chicago man last week allegedly told agents who showed up to arrest him: "Wow, you’re pretty good," show. Kevin James Lyons was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds for allegedly taking part in Jan. 6’s events, according to a signed Tuesday. Lyons, who is 40, was released Wednesday on a $10,000 recognizance bond.Before his alleged involvement, Lyons posted a picture on...

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Illinois National Guard activated to protect downtown Springfield ahead of inauguration

Illinois National Guard activated to protect downtown Springfield ahead of inauguration

Lauren Hoy, security analyst at Concentric Advisors, talks about the proliferation of extremist groups and how we can avoid a repeat of the deadly riot at the Capitol. Hundreds of members of the Illinois National Guard have been sent to protect downtown Springfield in wake of leading up to the inauguration of president-elect Joe Biden. Gov. announced the activation of 250 troops on Friday. An additional 100 members will sent to Washington D.C. to assist with security at the presidential inauguration. "Our exemplary members of the Illinois National Guard will be working closely with our...

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Thousands of Alabama fans pack streets celebrating Crimson Tide win despite COVID-19 warnings

Thousands of Alabama fans pack streets celebrating Crimson Tide win despite COVID-19 warnings

Thousands of fans filled the streets of Tuscaloosa on Jan. 11, celebrating Alabama Crimson Tide's championship despite warnings against gathering amid rising coronavirus cases. Credit to James Benedetto via Storyful Thousands of football fans in Alabama ignored COVID-19 warnings and partied at bars and in the streets Monday night after the Crimson Tide defeated Ohio State 52-24 for the national championship. Video posted by journalist James Benedetto shows a densely-packed crowd fill an area called "The Strip" near the University of Alabama after several officials issued warnings ahead of...

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Growing calls to boycott some Chicago businesses following US Capitol riot

Growing calls to boycott some Chicago businesses following US Capitol riot

Henry Chang owns at least three Chicago restaurants where staff are now receiving death threats after Chang posted a picture and a Washington, D.C. boarding pass. Henry Chang owns at least three Chicago restaurants where staff are now receiving death threats after Chang posted a picture with a boarding pass saying, "Get wild fight for Trump." Another picture shared on social media called out Chicago tattoo artists who say they went to Washington, D.C. just to observe. "If you boycott people who support Trump, they’re never gonna learn... just gonna make them angrier," said Lake View...

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Democrat Raphael Warnock wins Senate race; 2nd too early to call

Democrat Raphael Warnock wins Senate race; 2nd too early to call

Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within the Democrats’ reach. A pastor who spent the past 15 years leading the Atlanta church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Warnock defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler. It was a stinging rebuke of outgoing President Donald Trump, who made one of his final trips in office to Georgia to rally his loyal base behind Loeffler and the Republican running for the other seat, David Perdue. The focus now shifts to the...

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Third person charged in murder of retired Chicago firefighter

Third person charged in murder of retired Chicago firefighter

Dwain Williams, 65, was shot dead in a confrontation with carjackers on Thursday as he left a popcorn shop in Morgan Park. An alleged gunman accused of shooting retired Chicago Fire Department Lt. Dwain Williams in was ordered held without bail Monday. Two teenagers are already facing murder charges in connection to the deadly Dec. 3rd shooting, but Devin Barron is believed to be one of two people who pulled the trigger outside the Let’s Get Poppin’ popcorn store, at 11758 S. Western Ave., Cook County prosecutors said. The second gunman, a juvenile, has not been charged.All the suspects are...

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Naperville teen fatally shot by officers in Joliet had a BB gun: police

Naperville teen fatally shot by officers in Joliet had a BB gun: police

Witnesses react to a police shooting in Joliet. police officers shot and killed a teen armed with a BB gun as he allegedly pointed the gun at the officers Tuesday evening in the far southwest suburb. The teen was identified as 19-year-old Joseph Casten of Naperville, according to Joliet police. Officers were called about 6:30 p.m. to a man threatening to shoot people in the 800 block of Second Avenue and found Casten holding what appeared to be a black handgun, Joliet police said in a statement.As Casten aimed the gun at officers, the officers shot him multiple times, police said. Police...

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Couple dies from COVID-19 holding hands after 61 years of marriage

Couple dies from COVID-19 holding hands after 61 years of marriage

Brian Pope, 57, said his parents were so inseparable it wasn’t surprising they died holding hands in the hospital after suffering from COVID-19. "They never went to bed mad at each other," Brian told FOX Television Stations Tuesday. The couple was married for 61 years. Sherwood Pope, 82, and his wife, Doris, 78, died Dec. 14 at a Raleigh, North Carolina hospital. Brian said his parents got sick more than a week before their deaths. He said he had no idea how they contracted the coronavirus.  Health experts are advising against travel this holiday season as COVID-19 cases surge throughout...

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Deputies respond to cheetah sighting in Oregon that turned out to be stuffed animal

Deputies respond to cheetah sighting in Oregon that turned out to be stuffed animal

Multnomah County deputies are poking fun at themselves after responding to a prank call of a sighted cheetah that turned out to be a stuffed animal. They posted about the encounter on their Facebook page.  According to the post, deputies received a call from a person "seeing a big cat with spots in an elevated position off the road in the Green Hills neighborhood." The caller explained the animal looked like a cheetah but wasn’t aggressive. The responding deputy used his sense-of-humor to describe what he did once he arrived.RELATED: Advertisement "I used my ninja-like skills to sneak up on...

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Senators introduce bipartisan bill further restricting pornographic content on the internet

Senators introduce bipartisan bill further restricting pornographic content on the internet

Close the sidebarSens. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., introduced legislation that would impose a long list of new hurdles to clear for anyone seeking to upload pornographic content to the internet.Released on Friday, the legislation was just the latest of Congressional actions in response to concerns about sex trafficking victims being exploited through sites like Pornhub. After published an expose on the issue, Pornhub implemented new reforms that included blocking any unverified content from their platform.Sasse's and Merkley's bill, titled the , would impose this...

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Vaccinations at Chicago-area hospital to resume after 4 workers experience adverse reactions

Vaccinations at Chicago-area hospital to resume after 4 workers experience adverse reactions

A north suburban hospital is temporarily pausing coronavirus vaccinations after four workers reported feeling adverse reactions. A north suburban hospital is temporarily pausing vaccinations after four workers reported feeling adverse reactions. Since Thursday, four team members at Advocate Condell Medical Center in experienced reactions shortly after receiving the . Their symptoms included tingling and elevated heartrates, the hospital said in a statement. The hospital also noted that the four team members represent fewer than 0.15% of the approximately 3,000 who have so far received...

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Two men arrested for multiple violent carjackings in Chicago

Two men arrested for multiple violent carjackings in Chicago

Two men are facing charges in connection with multiple armed carjackings in Chicago in which they allegedly fired shots at the victims. Marcus Whatley, 22, and 23-year-old Javon Readus are each charged with attempted murder, vehicular hijacking, aggravated battery with a firearm and criminal trespass to vehicles, Chicago police said. Readus is also charged with two misdemeanor counts of obstructing police. The charges stem from “multiple vehicular hijackings,” police said, but did not provide details on specific incidents.The arrests come amid a spike in . Chicago police have responded to...

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Reward in carjacking murder of retired Chicago firefighter Dwain Williams increases

Reward in carjacking murder of retired Chicago firefighter Dwain Williams increases

The reward to find the carjackers who killed retired Chicago firefighter Dwain Williams was up to 34,000 dollars on Sunday night. The reward to catch the carjackers who murdered a retired Chicago firefighter grew quickly over the weekend. on Thursday as he left a popcorn shop in . Chicago police said they wanted Williams' Jeep Grand Cherokee. The reward was up to $34,000 on Sunday night.Sources told Fox 32 News that a car connected with the carjacking was . . Chicago police have responded to 1,229 carjackings this year through Nov. 22, more than double the 514 carjackings in Chicago in all...

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Missing teenager was victim of sex trafficking, investigators say

Missing teenager was victim of sex trafficking, investigators say

A missing 14-year-old girl was found with a 37-year-old man who had been forcing her to have sex with strangers in exchange for money, investigators said. Etheridge Nealy was found with the girl on Dec. 2 in a car on South Cottage Grove in Chicago's neighborhood, Cook County Sheriff's Police said. Investigators said that Nealy told them he had been renting motel rooms where the victim would be forced to prostitute herself. He said he drove her to the calls, investigators said. The victim told investigators she had been forced to give all the money she made to Nealy. Nealy faces charges that...

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Video: Woman shatters hundreds of alcohol bottles in Aldi supermarket

Video: Woman shatters hundreds of alcohol bottles in Aldi supermarket

A woman was caught on video shattering hundreds of alcohol bottles inside of an Aldi supermarket the day before Thanksgiving, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. A woman was caught on video shattering hundreds of bottles of alcohol inside of an Aldi supermarket the day before Thanksgiving. In the video, which was filmed in Stevenage, England, a woman wearing long pants and a hoodie sweatshirt reaches her arm toward the back of a shelf and then swipes off dozens of bottles of alcohol, sending them crashing to the floor. She repeats the action several times as bystanders look...

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22 shot, 1 fatally in Chicago this weekend

22 shot, 1 fatally in Chicago this weekend

One person was killed and 21 others, including three minors, were injured in shootings across Chicago over the weekend. In the weekend’s lone fatal attack, a 28-year-old man was shot to death Friday evening in Austin on the West Side. February Burage was on the sidewalk about 8:05 p.m. in the 5600 block of West Madison Street when someone fired shots, striking him in the head, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Burage, who lived in Bloomingdale, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Three minors were wounded in nonfatal shootings,...

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2 in custody after Chicago cop dragged by vehicle near Red Line station

2 in custody after Chicago cop dragged by vehicle near Red Line station

Close the sidebarLoading Video…This browser does not support the Video element.An officer was injured Monday after being dragged by a vehicle on the South Side.Officers were conducting a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet Impala about 8:10 p.m. in the 9500 block of South Lafayette Avenue when the car sped off, dragging an officer by the driver’s side door, Chicago police said.The Impala struck a pole at the 95th/Dan Ryan Red Line station, causing the officer to be ejected from the door and strike a fixed object, police said.The officer was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with...

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Boy, 12, missing from Belmont Heights

Boy, 12, missing from Belmont Heights

A 12-year-old boy was reported missing from Belmont Heights on the Northwest Side.  Julian Torres was last seen about 2:40 p.m. Nov. 16 leaving his home in the 3300 block of North Oriole Avenue, Chicago police said. He is known to visit the 3600 block of North Pontiac Avenue.  He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder which requires medication, according to police. He is 5-foot-1, 105 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.  Anyone with information is asked to call Area Five detectives at 312-746-6554. 

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11 shot, 1 fatally, Monday in Chicago

11 shot, 1 fatally, Monday in Chicago

Eleven people were shot, one of them fatally, Monday in Chicago. The day’s lone reported fatal shooting  in Humboldt Park on the Northwest Side. About 11:15 p.m. a male was entering a ride-share vehicle in the 3300 block of West Beach Avenue, and moments later the driver heard multiple gunshots, Chicago police said. The driver realized the male had been struck in the head and immediately called police, police said. The male, whose age is unknown, was rushed to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, but later died.The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released the male’s name....

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Kyle Rittenhouse won't be charged for gun offense in Illinois: prosecutors

Kyle Rittenhouse won't be charged for gun offense in Illinois: prosecutors

The Lake County state’s attorney’s office says it will not file additional charges against Kyle Rittenhouse in connection to the gun he allegedly used to fatally shoot two people during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Antioch police determined that his rifle was purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin — not in violation of Illinois law, the state’s attorney’s office said Tuesday in a statement. Also, there is no evidence the gun was ever possessed by Rittenhouse, 17, in Illinois, prosecutors said.Rittenhouse was arrested at his Antioch home a day after prosecutors say he shot and killed two...

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45 shot, 10 fatally, across Chicago this weekend

45 shot, 10 fatally, across Chicago this weekend

Ten people were killed and 35 others, including a 16-year-old boy, were injured by gunfire this weekend across Chicago. The weekend, which lasted from 5 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, was less deadly than the previous weekend, which saw 12 killed and 42 wounded during the same timeframe. But, overall, shootings and murders are up 50% compared to last year, according to Chicago Police Department statistics. Through Sept. 13, police have recorded 544 murders in 2020 compared to 364 murders during the same time in 2019. The same increase applies to shootings. The city has seen more than 2,220...

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