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Wounded cop returns home with goal of walking down the aisle

Also in the news: Lightfoot commission says Christopher Columbus statues should not return to Grant Park and Little Italy; Darren Bailey referred to Chicago as "a hellhole"; Chatham car wash takes a step closer to reality and more.

6m
Aug 19
The Chicago Air and Water Show is back this weekend

Also in the news: Highland Park group decided how to distribute donations after Fourth of July massacre; A 26-year old woman was shot in the face during an argument ; Off-duty CPD officer shot and seriously wounded last month expected to come home today and more.

6m
Aug 19
Chicago cop charged for kneeling on teenager in off-duty incident

Also in the news: Woman testifies to having sex 'hundreds' of times with R. Kelly before she turned 18; Advocates call out Illinois prison system for lack of access to clean, safe water; Girl struck by lightning in Chicago has been given a clean bill of health and more.

7m
Aug 18
Charter school system lowers standards for substitute teachers

Also in the news: Two people fall into lake near 'Playpen,' 1 still missing; Indiana 8-year-old boy dead after accidentally shooting himself; Former Chicago Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno considering a political comeback and more.

6m
Aug 18
Suburban medical group accused of negligence in sexual abuse lawsuit

Also in the news: Scammers ready to pounce in tight rental market; Crime spree overnight leads to five people robbed, one shot; Chicago woman heads home after undergoing a double-organ transplant and more.

6m
Aug 17
Chicago Police Department investigating racist, homophobic online posts

Also in the news: Cook County car owners urged to sign up for car tracking program; R. Kelly federal trial scheduled to begin today; Driver who crashed into Crystal Lake home facing charges and more.

6m
Aug 17
Number of Cook County carjackings to surpass last year's record

Also in the news: Highland Park council passed resolution calling for tighter gin restrictions; Northern Illinois Food Bank opened new, larger facility; Retired Blackhawks play-by-play man Pat Foley will call Cubs game and more.

6m
Aug 16
Chicago Public Schools still prioritizing COVID-19 safety

Also in the news: A 76-year-old North side man is charged with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl on the lakefront ; Lottery ticket retailers sold 79 Mega Millions tickets per second, during recent jackpot; Autopsy reveals 3 victims of Indiana house explosion died of blunt force trauma, asphyxia and more.

6m
Aug 16
Motorist who killed 3 people still on the run after plowing into a crowd

Also in the news: A mother supporting 'Reeses Law' to protect children from button batteries; Elgin library celebrating more than 40 years of its art program; Low income Wisconsin residents who attend University of Wisconsin to receive aid and more.

6m
Aug 15
Jury selection begins for the latest R. Kelly trial

Also in the news: 3 people recovering after being shot in a parking lot outside Six Flags Great America; Pickleball tournament returning to Highland Park; 1 dead, 3 hurt after shooting on the Reagan Tollway in Oak Brook and more.

6m
Aug 15
Chicago police arrest Mall of America shooting suspect and accomplice

Also in the news: Illinois rideshare and delivery drivers want a union; Illinois leaders planning to spend big on transportation upgrades; Congressman celebrates India's independence and more.

6m
Aug 12
Chicago student recovering after being shot in the head during driver’s ed

Also in the news: CPD officer shoots, critically wounds armed suspect after confrontation  in Back of the Yards; Police looking for suspect who stole SUV with two dogs inside; 45-year old man is dead after being pulled from Lake Michigan and more.

6m
Aug 12
Former Bears coach Mike Ditka's sweater is heading to auction

Also in the news: Shooting involving Joliet police officer remains under investigation; Longtime Parkinson's patients visit Chicago, providing inspiration and hope with their upcoming film; Old Joliet Prison to host first ever Blues Brothers Con and more.

6m
Aug 11
5-year-old boy killed in hit-and-run on Northwest Side

Also in the news: Man charged with firing gun after lost teens pulled into his driveway; Rally held demanding the indictment of Chicago police officer who shot, killed Anthony Alvarez; Burglary crew fools elderly couple, ransacks home and more.

6m
Aug 11
Lightfoot proposes spending plan with smallest budget gap in years

Also in the news: Vernon Hills police searching for burglary crew who pulled off 6 smash-and-grabs; Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson says that security on the CTA is worse than a failure; Geneva shot down Verizon plan to build a massive cell tower and more.

6m
Aug 10
Alderwoman Sophia King announces campaign for Chicago mayor

Also in the news: Seven Cook County murder convictions have been overturned; Olivia Newton-John's death reminds women to get annual mammogram; Two men sentenced to prison after convicted of federal drug investigation and more.

6m
Aug 10
Chicago's top doc says more monkeypox vaccines are needed

Also in the news: 38 new Chicago police officers are on the streets; Oak Lawn residents speak out against police arrest of teen; Batavia golf course open, after two-year renovation and more.

7m
Aug 09
O'Hare Airport gets update to international travel kiosks

Also in the news: New details emerging about NASCAR racing in Chicago next summer; Senator Darren Bailey receives backing from Illinois FOP; A four-year-old boy dead, two days after being pulled from a pool and more.

6m
Aug 09
A man shot after confronting people trying to steal his catalytic converter

Also in the news: Chicago mentorship group giving haircuts to Chicago Public School students; Chicago school that accepted Ukrainian students gets financial gift; 26-year-old man is facing murder, sexual assault charges in the stabbing death of a 17-year-old girl and more.

6m
Aug 08
Man on a motorized skateboard has reportedly been groping women in Chicago

Also in the news: Chicago Park District fall programs sign up begins tomorrow online; UpRising bakery hosted controversial drag brunch this weekend; Northwestern University students want better working conditions and more.

6m
Aug 08
More mosquitoes are testing positive for West Nile Virus in DuPage County

Also in the news: Addison Fire Department donating ambulance to help people of Ukraine; C2E2 is back in Chicago this weekend; Cook County remains at a high COVID-19 level and more.

6m
Aug 05
Missing University of Chicago student has been reunited with his family after three months

Also in the news: Dolton must pay more than $33 M for police chase that left one man dead and another with lifelong disabilities; UpRising Bakery ends dispute with Lake in the Hills over events ban; One dead, one injured after being shot in a parked car in Roseland and more.

7m
Aug 05
459 cases of monkeypox confirmed in Chicago

Also in the news: ACLU of Illinois says it's brokered an agreement with  Lake in The Hills to allow UpRising Bakery to host future events; Leaders of a program set up to help neglected and abused children in Kane County say they need more volunteers ; Pritzker refuses to commit to endorsing Lori Lightfoot for re-election

7m
Aug 04
13-year-old girl seriously injured when struck by lightning

Also in the news: Man stabbed while riding CTA Red Line near Roosevelt stop; Four pigs have been on the loose in Wayne since last week; An Italian American group wants Christopher Columbus statues returned to Chicago parks and more.

7m
Aug 04
Suspect in Highland Park massacre pleads not guilty to 117 criminal charges

Also in the news: Three people arrested after stealing phones from Lollapalooza attendees; Republican Congresswoman Jackie Walorski killed in two-car crash; A man was killed after being hit twice by separate drivers in West Garfield Park and more.

6m
Aug 03
Highland Park Fourth of July parade shooter to appear in court today

Also in the news: Kane County man found guilty of trying to kill ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend by fiddling with his home's gas line; 434 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in Chicago; 17-year old boy at the center of a controversial police arrest in Oak Lawn has been released and more.

6m
Aug 03
Police in Oak Lawn arrested a 17-year-old boy who they say ran from a traffic stop

And in other news: Naperville Police are trying to identify a group of teens who broke into a shuttered amusement center last month; a new Chicago music venue hopes to prove its worth of salt; An Illinois law school is getting a big grant to tackle first amendment issues and more.

5m
Aug 02
Oak Lawn police sued by family of teen repeatedly punched by officers during arrest last week

Also in the news: two Chicago police officers are recovering after reportedly being sprayed with mace last night; Cook County Judges are joining an effort to collect school supplies; Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown says more effort needs to be made to steer young people away from crime specifically ones involving vehicles; one person is dead, and another seriously hurt, after a kayaking incident in Northwest Indiana Sunday night; and much more. 

7m
Aug 02
Fundraisers set up for cheerleading coach killed along with children in a wrong-way crash

Also in the news: Police investigating Ravenswood home invasion and robbery incident; Plans to convert Mt. Carmel Catholic High School into co-ed are being put on hold; More than a dozen car thefts have been reported in the last 3 weeks in Chicago and more.

6m
Aug 01
Lollapalooza to stay in Chicago for at least 10 more years

Also in the news: Lil Durk is recovering after walking into pyrotechnic at Lollapalooza; A 25-year old woman is hospitalized after being slashed with a knife during a robbery; Lisa Hernandez named new Democratic Party of Illinois Chairwoman and more.

6m
Aug 01