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COMMUNITY:  Pollution Effecting Communities’ Health

Activists are saying that emissions from two coal-fired electric plants located in Hispanic neighborhoods in Chicago are affecting the health of local residents. The Crawford Generating Station in La Villita (Little Village) and the Fisk plant in Pilsen continue reading »

CRIME: (Logan Square) Acid Attack Gets Woman 44-Year Prison Sentence

Monday, a judge ruled that one of two women convicted of orchestrating a caustic acid attack that severely disfigured a Logan Square woman will spend 44 years of her life in prison. A 60–year-old Cicero grandmother, Ofelia Garcia, and her ex-daughter-in-law, continue reading »

4 Injured in Little Village as Car Crashes into Viaduct

Wednesday, four people were injured when their car crashed into a viaduct in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The accident occurred at about 3:15 a.m. in the 2200 block of South Trumbull Avenu continue reading »

Can YOU Stand the Heat?    Chicago Casting Call

Can YOU Stand the Heat?  Chicago Casting Call

FOX’s HELL'S KITCHEN is looking for the best, most talented Chefs, 21 and over, who are passionate about cooking and skilled on the line. continue reading »

UPDATE: 13-year-old Boy Shot in Humboldt Park

UPDATE: The shooting of Isaiah Mendez, of the 1400 block of North Kedzie Avenue, was initially being considered a homicide, but this morning, law enforcement said the shooting also appeared to be an accident. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS; Operation Return to Owner IV Results in 155 Arrest over Halloween Weekend

Chicago Police and Law Enforcement Partners Conduct Crime Suppression Sweep with Operation Return to Owner IV ,66 Sex Offender Compliance Checks Conducted over the Halloween Weekend continue reading »

Unemployment Down in Chicago and Other Illinois Metro Areas

According to reports from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), the Chicago area’s unemployment rate fell in September, and the same can be said for all of Illinois’ metropolitan areas. continue reading »

CRIME:  Officer Shot during Routine Traffic Stop

At approximately 5:30 p.m. this evening, Harrison (11th) District officers conducted a traffic stop at Polk and Francisco. As officers approached the vehicle, the offender's vehicle attempted to strike the officers and fled the scene. continue reading »

CRIME:  Drive-by Shooting Leaves One Man Wounded

A Friday evening shooting in the alley near the 4000 block of South Sacramento has left one man with a gunshot wound to the groin. The unidentified 32-year old male victim was with two other individuals in the alley when a dark-colored vehicle thought to be a Chevy opened fire on the group. The victim was taken in stable condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. Police are investigating the incident thought to be gang-related. continue reading »

MISSING PERSONS:  12-year old Yvon Jelks

Chicago Police Department have put out a missing persons report for 12 year-old Yvon Jelks last seen near McKay Elementary School, where he is a student, located at 6901 S. Fairfield in the Southwest side of Chicago. The 12-year old is described as 5'3", weighing 110 lbs with brown eyes and black hair with a medium complexion. continue reading »

FIRE:  South Kildare and 30th Street

An afternoon fire near the vicinity of South Kildare Avenue and 30th Street has left one person homeless and a dog that perished in the fire. The fire occurred in the Little Village neighborhood at approximately 1:00pm on Saturday according to the Chicago Police Department. No one else was injured in the blaze. continue reading »

CRIME:  Police Seeking Information on String of Armed Robberies of Small Businesses

Businesses in Area One (002nd, 007th, 008th, 009th and 021st Districts) should be aware of several armed robberies incidents involving small retail stores that have occurred from June 19 to August 24, 2010 in the vicinity of: continue reading »

MISSING PERSONS: 15-year-old Jocelyn Villa

Chicago Police Department have put out a missing persons report for 15 year-old Jocelyn Villa last seen leaving home at the 1000 block of North Christiana in the Humboldt Park neighborhood to go to Roberto Clemente High School. continue reading »

Chicago Police Offer Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating

The Chicago Police Department is reminding parents, adults and children to observe some simple, common-sense safety tips while trick-or-treating this Halloween. One of the safest ways to celebrate is to attend a sponsored, supervised event. continue reading »

Chico Would Cut His Salary 20 Percent If Elected

As Daley's chief of staff, Board of Education and park board president and City Colleges board chairman, Gery Chico believes he has shown he has what it takes to be Mayor of Chicago, and now, he’s adding a little honey to his mayoral candidate pot. If elected, Chico says he’ll cut his pay as mayor by 20 percent. continue reading »