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Carjacking suspect charged in shooting of 3 Chicago officers

Carjacking suspect charged in shooting of 3 Chicago officers

CHICAGO — A convicted felon on parole has been charged with attempted murder in the outside a station.Police said Lovelle Jordan, 25 of Maywood, faces six counts of attempted murder as well as charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of a weapon as a felon.Jordan has a prior record and police confirm he was just paroled three months ago.The shooting occurred near the 25th District police station at 5555 W. Grand Ave. around 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Police said it occurred during an attempt to arrest Jordan for a carjacking that occurred on June 26.Jordan began firing when an...

July 31, 2020
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Demonstrators planning to protest on Dan Ryan Saturday

Demonstrators planning to protest on Dan Ryan Saturday

CHICAGO — Demonstrators are planning to shut down the Dan Ryan Expressway on Saturday with a Black Lives Matter march.Organizers have been meeting with law enforcement for weeks to coordinate the march.The demonstration will start at 12 p.m. Saturday at Robert Taylor Park, near 47th and Federal, before heading north on the Dan Ryan.In an interview with WGN News on Wednesday, FOP President John Catanzara said he wants federal help to prosecute anyone who steps on the expressway. He suggested that blocking an interstate highway is “an act of terrorism.”State police say they will protect the...

August 13, 2020
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Northwestern students clash with police in Evanston

Northwestern students clash with police in Evanston

EVANSTON, Ill. – A demonstration Saturday by Northwestern University students ended as a violent protest with property damage, police said.The protest was started by approximately 150 students who are demanding the university abolish its police department, part of a group called ‘NU Community Not Cops.’ A statement from Northwestern University Graduate Workers (NUGW) said two members were pepper-sprayed during the protests.The statement said Evanston police arrived to the protests in riot gear with K-9 units, aided by the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System, who are trained in ‘tactical...

November 1, 2020
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Biden win over Trump in Nevada made official by court

Biden win over Trump in Nevada made official by court

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court made Joe Biden’s win in the state official on Tuesday, approving the state’s final canvass of the Nov. 3 election.The unanimous action by the seven nonpartisan justices sends to Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak results that will deliver six electoral votes from the western U.S. battleground state to Biden.The court action drew extra scrutiny amid legal efforts by the state GOP and Trump campaign to prevent sending vote-by-mail ballots to all 1.82 million active registered voters and then to stop the counting of the 1.4 million votes that were...

November 24, 2020
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Exclusive: Video shows retired Chicago firefighter fighting back against carjackers

Exclusive: Video shows retired Chicago firefighter fighting back against carjackers

CHICAGO — WGN Investigates has obtained surveillance video of the shoot-out that left a retired Chicago firefighter dead.Police are now using it to try catch those responsible.It was a routine afternoon trip to a favorite popcorn shop for Dwain Williams, but ended in his murder. The 65-year-old was in the 2400 block of West 118th Street around 2 p.m. Thursday Dec. 3 when, according to police, he was the target of an attempted carjacking.WGN Investigates has obtained private security camera footage that shows just how fast the attempted carjacking and shoot-out happened.The altercation lasts...

December 7, 2020
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Kim Foxx drops opposition to parole of Chicago officer’s killer

Kim Foxx drops opposition to parole of Chicago officer’s killer

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County’s top prosecutor has dropped her opposition to the parole bid of a man convicted in the 1967 slaying of a Chicago police officer — the second time since last summer that she’s done so in a case involving a convicted killer of a police officer.Kim Foxx did not explain her change of mind in the case of Joseph Hurst, 77, who was originally sentenced to death before being sentenced to 100 to 300 years after the U.S. Supreme Court declared a moratorium on capital punishment in 1972.According to the , the Cook County state’s attorney in a written statement said only...

February 24, 2021
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Chicago city departments begin planning for ‘return to normal’ this summer

Chicago city departments begin planning for ‘return to normal’ this summer

CHICAGO — City Hall is instructing Chicago police and other agencies to begin planning for a return to more traditional summer events, according to a source.  The development signals that Mayor Lori Lightfoot is preparing to further relax COVID-19 restrictions that would allow for large crowds to gather for summer staples such as concerts, sporting events, fairs and festivals. No specific dates are being offered.Planning for those events sometimes takes months and includes inter-agency collaboration for crowd control, traffic management and the use of park district resources. A source tells...

February 25, 2021
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CTA announces first death of employee due to COVID-19

CTA announces first death of employee due to COVID-19

CHICAGO – The Chicago Transit Authority has announced its first death of an employee due to COVID-19.Antonio Martinez, a 14-year veteran of the agency, was a machinist.He worked out of the Skokie Shops heavy maintenance facility.“The entire CTA family extends our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and loved ones of this respected and dedicated professional,” said CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. “Mr. Martinez worked very hard to make sure CTA customers had the best service possible, and took a great deal of pride in his accomplishments. I join with the men and women of the CTA in...

April 11, 2020
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Family of slain 13-year-old Chicago girl welcomes help of federal agents

Family of slain 13-year-old Chicago girl welcomes help of federal agents

CHICAGO – While announcing hundreds of federal agents to Chicago, President Trump focused on recent victims of gun violence in the city during an address on Wednesday.13-year-old Amaria Jones’ family has dreams about her and wake up crying because she isn’t there.Jones when a stray bullet came through the window of her Austin home and hit her in the neck while she was with her family.President Trump acknowledged the little girl who’s death still breaks her family’s heart.“For her to be 13. I think that hurts the most. She hasn’t even lived life,” President Trump said. If I would ask my...

July 23, 2020
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