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  1. Weather service issues strong wind warning for areas near Lake Michigan

    In a warning issued Saturday afternoon, the National Weather Service cautioned that gale-force winds on Lake Michigan could result in waves as high as 16 feet. Until 1 a.m. Sunday, winds of 34 to 47 knots were either already occurring or imminent, meteorologists at the weather service a…
  2. DUI, reckless homicide charges filed in fiery fatal St. Charles Township crash

    Reckless homicide and aggravated DUI charges have been filed against a Geneva man involved in a fiery crash that killed his passenger in unincorporated St. Charles Township, officials said. Raphael Peruzza, 19, of the 2000 block of Eldorado Drive, was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee south on…
  3. 2 wounded in shootings in West Garfield Park neighborhood

    Two men were wounded since Saturday morning in shootings on the West Side in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, Chicago police said. The latest attack happened about 12:45 p.m. in the 4300 block of West Jackson Boulevard. A 32-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the leg, and got himself…
  4. Democratic county chairmen back Pritzker for governor

    A group of the state’s Democratic county chairmen voted Saturday to back J.B. Pritzker for governor, adding to a list of endorsements for the billionaire entrepreneur and investor.Doug House, president of the Illinois Democratic Chairmen’s Association, said Pritzker gained the backing of nea…
  5. With new information, new questions arise in Aurora priest sex abuse case

    New disclosures are raising questions in the case of an Aurora priest charged with sex abuse whose trial has been repeatedly delayed while he faces deportation. "I know the state wants to keep this trial on the calendar," Kane County Circuit Judge Linda Abrahamson said Friday. "But this…
  6. Ingleside man killed when truck hits tree off Rollins Road

    Lake County authorities are investigating a crash early Saturday in which a pickup truck drove off Rollins Road in Ingleside and struck a tree, killing a 52-year-old local man.The Lake County Sheriff's Office released a statement Saturday afternoon reporting that deputies responded around…
  7. Kane State's Attorney McMahon 'seriously considering' run for attorney general

    Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon said he's "seriously considering" getting into the Republican primary for a shot at replacing Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who announced last month that she won't seek re-election. Kane County's lead prosecutor since November 2010, McMahon…
  8. Are Chicago's gun laws that strict? An explainer

    Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 people dead and hundreds wounded prompted the Trump administration to once again shine a spotlight on Chicago. The White House’s view? That the city has the strictest gun laws but still has soaring homicide numbers. “I think if you look to Chica…
  9. In defense of pop tax, Preckwinkle sounds like predecessor Stroger

    Even as the much-reviled Cook County pop tax is likely to be repealed this week, Board President Toni Preckwinkle continues to try to make the case that losing all that money would gut vital services. For Preckwinkle, it’s an odd place to be. Once praised for cutting taxes and streamlining t…
  10. 3 killed, 5 teens wounded in city shootings

    Three men were killed and five teenagers were hurt in city shootings on Friday, authorities said. The first fatal attack happened about 1:15 p.m. in the 3200 block of West Maypole Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. A 25-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the…
  11. Man wanted for exposing himself on Far North Side; police

    Chicago police are warning the public about a man who exposed himself and touched himself inappropriately in front of a girl on the Far North Side early Friday. The juvenile girl was walking in the 1900 block of West Fargo Avenue in Rogers Park between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. when a man s…
  12. Cubs fans not bothered by rain at Wrigley Field watch party

    Whenever the Cubs play, Robert Ramos becomes a completely different person. While everyday fans might don a jersey or a hat, the 53-year-old father of four puts on an entire costume: a luchador-style mask, a cape, gloves, a championship ring and commemorative 2016 World Series shoes. Ramos…
  13. Medical examiner: Kenneka Jenkins died from exposure and her death was an accident

    The Cook County medical examiner's office has determined that Kenneka Jenkins' death at a Rosemont hotel was an accident. She died of hypothermia from exposure to cold in a walk-in freezer, it said. Alcohol intoxication and the use of a drug for treating epilepsy and migraines were…
  14. Study: Lakes Michigan, Huron top Superior in water clarity

    A study has found that the Great Lakes of Huron and Michigan have surpassed Lake Superior in water clarity. Scientists analyzed satellite images from 1998 to 2012 and found that the depth light could penetrate the water increased by about 20 percent, Minnesota Public Radio reported . "What…
  15. University of Wisconsin approves free speech policy that punishes student protesters

    University of Wisconsin System leaders approved a policy Friday that calls for suspending and expelling students who disrupt campus speeches and presentations, saying students need to listen to all sides of issues and arguments. The Board of Regents adopted the language on a voice vote during…