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Police Officer Found Not Guilty in Chicago Courtroom

Police Officer Found Not Guilty in Chicago Courtroom

In court on Monday, Judge Porter released accused police officer Dante Servin of all charges concerning the death of Rekia Boyd. The 22-year-old was shot to death by Servin, and it was said to be in self-defense. A friend of Boyd’s, Anotonio Cross, charged at Servin with something in hand and Servin reacted. Cross explained […]

Fairdale, Illinois Tornado Kills Two and Destroys Town

Fairdale, Illinois Tornado Kills Two and Destroys Town

A day after a Fairdale, Illinois tornado killed two women, and virtually destroyed the town, residents try to pick up the pieces of shattered homes and lives. Weather service meteorologists are still trying to understand the EF 4 storm, that packed winds of up to 200 miles per hour and at times was up to […]

Fairdale, Illinois Tornado Leaves Two Confirmed Fatalities

Fairdale, Illinois Tornado Leaves Two Confirmed Fatalities

Two residents were tragically killed by a tornado that sliced through the town of Fairdale, Illinois on Thursday evening. The storm that leveled a good portion of the Chicago suburb took the life of 67-year-old Geraldine M. Schultz and one undisclosed victim. Governor Bruce Rauner’s office has confirmed both of the fatalities. First responders arriving […]

Plane Crash in Bloomington Kills Seven, Including ISU Coach and Deputy AD

Plane Crash in Bloomington Kills Seven, Including ISU Coach and Deputy AD

A plane crash which occurred early in the morning on Tuesday has taken the lives of seven people. Among those killed were associate head coach at Illinois State University, Torrey Ward, and Aaron Leetch, deputy athletic director. The plane went down in Bloomington, Ill., near the Central Illinois Regional Airport. The Cessna 414 had come within […]

Chicago PD Issue Alert for Suspect in Child Luring Incident

Chicago PD Issue Alert for Suspect in Child Luring Incident

The Chicago Police Department Bureau of Detectives – Area North has issued a community alert for the 15th District (Austin). Police are seeking a suspect in the attempted luring of a child. Sometime between 3:15 – 3:30 p.m. on March 30, 2015, after two 9-year-old boys had been dismissed from their school in the 700 […]

Inmate Escapes From Illinois Detention Center

Inmate Escapes From Illinois Detention Center

An inmate has escaped early Wednesday morning from one of the Kankakee County, Illinois detention centers after attacking a prison guard, according to local law enforcement officials. No further statements or comments were made on how the attack occurred, or on the status of the injured prison guard. The inmate, Kamron Taylor, a man recently […]

Chicago Sees Five Dead and 24 Injured After St. Patrick’s Day Violence

Chicago Sees Five Dead and 24 Injured After St. Patrick’s Day Violence

Five people were killed and at least 24 other were wounded, including a 12-year-old boy, in multiple shootings in Chicago this St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Local officials stated this is one of the worst weekends in deaths and injuries related to gunshots and drive-by shootings in months in Chicago. According to local law enforcement officials, […]

DUI Strike Force Patrol – Wentworth (2nd) District

DUI Strike Force Patrol – Wentworth (2nd) District

The Chicago Police Department will be conducting a DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Wentworth (2nd) District. The DUI Strike Force Patrol will commence at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2015 and end at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 08, 2015. The purpose of this program is to saturate a pre-designated area with roving […]

Mayor Emanuel vs. Grass-Roots Liberation in Chicago

Mayor Emanuel vs. Grass-Roots Liberation in Chicago

Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel is in a runoff for re-election. However, it is for an office he bought, paid-in-full four years ago, or so he thought. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia with United Working Families and the Working Families Party are moving into action to form an entirely new model of progressive, grass-roots political action that will […]

Morton Salt Wall Collapse Proves It Does Not Always Have to Rain to Pour

Morton Salt Wall Collapse Proves It Does Not Always Have to Rain to Pour

A partial wall collapse at a Morton Salt facility in Chicago proved it does not always have to rain to pour, despite the company’s famous slogan on a sign on the building’s rooftop, as hundreds of pounds of salt spilled out and engulfed cars at an adjacent Acura dealership. There were no reports of anyone […]

Pastor Drops Dead in Pulpit After Singing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ Song

Pastor Drops Dead in Pulpit After Singing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ Song

Pastor Gordon A. Humphrey of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago dropped dead in the pulpit after singing the well-loved song, Happy by Pharrell Williams.  Paramedics were called as church members that are in the medical field tried to revive their 60-year-old pastor.  He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. Pastor Humphrey had […]

Chlorine Gas Intentionally Leaked During Chicago-Area FurFest Convention

Chlorine Gas Intentionally Leaked During Chicago-Area FurFest Convention

The leak of chlorine gas into a convention being held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare hotel in Rosemount, Ill., is being described as “intentional” by authorities. The leak, which occurred early on Sunday morning, caused the evacuation of thousands of people from the hotel. Nineteen people were taken to the hospital to be treated. A […]

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