Month: November 2021

Video Captures Semi Driving With Vehicle Pinned Underneath Trailer on Tri-State

Illinois State Police are investigating a crash that occurred between a vehicle and a car on the Tri-State Tuesday, with a passing motorist capturing the horrifying scene on video as the truck appeared to drive down the roadway with the car still pinned underneath. The crash occurred in the northbound lanes of Interstate 294 near …

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Detective: Brothers Detailed How Jussie Smollett Allegedly Staged Hoax

Two brothers arrested for an alleged attack on Jussie Smollett recounted for Chicago police how the ex-“Empire” actor orchestrated the hoax, telling them via text message to meet him “on the low,” paying for supplies and holding a “dry run” in downtown Chicago, a lead investigator testified Tuesday. Taking the stand as prosecutors began their case …

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Chicago Area Retailers Seek to Combat Brazen Grab-and-Run Thefts During Holiday Season

Police departments in numerous local communities, including Chicago, are working to combat a string of brazen grab-and-run thefts from departments stores and high-end retail locations, some of which were caught on video. Some of the robberies have occurred right in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, including the Burberry flagship store on Michigan Avenue. In …

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‘Dread Head Cowboy’ Sentenced to 90 Days in Jail on Contempt Charge

Adam Hollingsworth, the activist known as the “Dread Head Cowboy,” was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail on a contempt charge for arguing with a Cook County judge. The contempt charge lands a day after Hollingsworth, who is representing himself in his animal cruelty case, had repeatedly talked over Judge Michael McHale and made …

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Man Shot 7 Times at Alsip Gas Station Was Trying To Diffuse Argument, Family Says

Cheryl West said her son is still recovering after being shot seven times while trying to diffuse a situation at a gas station in Alsip. “He doesn’t regret what he did because he really did feel that she, you know, the young lady could have possibly been harmed,” said West. West’s 22-year-old son, Michael, stopped …

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More Than 1,000 People Have Been Murdered in Cook County This Year, the Most Since 1994

With a month left in the year, Cook County has logged more than 1,000 homicides for the first time in 27 years. As of Tuesday midday, the medical examiner’s office had recorded 1,009 murders — 100 more than this time last year. The youngest person killed was a 1-month-old boy, the oldest an 84-year-old man. …

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Chicago’s Winter Overnight Parking Ban to Go Into Effect Wednesday

Authorities in Chicago are reminding residents that the city’s winter overnight parking ban will go into effect on Wednesday, with more than 100 miles worth of streets being impacted by the ban. According to the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation, 107 miles of main streets will be part of the ban, with no parking …

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Calumet City Police Carjacked While Searching for Carjacking Suspects

A Calumet City police SUV was stolen as officers searched for carjacking suspects near a gas station Tuesday morning. Officers were called to the gas station on Sibley Boulevard around 6:20 a.m. to investigate an attempted carjacking, a Calumet City spokesman said. When they arrived, four armed suspects ran off in different directions. While officers …

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With Brian Kelly Gone, Here’s the Latest on Notre Dame’s Search for a New Head Coach

The college football world is still reeling after it was revealed that Brian Kelly was leaving his position with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and taking over as the new head coach at LSU. Kelly informed his players of the decision on Tuesday morning in a brief meeting before leaving campus, and school officials are …

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FDA Panel Backs First-Of-A-Kind COVID-19 Pill From Merck

A panel of U.S. health advisers on Tuesday narrowly backed a closely watched COVID-19 pill from Merck, setting the stage for a likely authorization of the first drug that Americans could take at home to treat the coronavirus. A Food and Drug Administration panel voted 13-10 that the drug’s benefits outweigh its risks, including potential …

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