Anthony Rizzo’s Family Foundation donates $1 million to Children’s Hospital

U.S. 11/06/19, 11:54

Cubs Anthony Rizzo, who has always been one to help people affected by cancer, has once again donated major money to a hospital in his home state. pic.twitter.com/LAZQMuWh9t — A. Rizzo Foundation (@RizzoFoundation) November 5, 2019 The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation announced on Tuesday, Nov. 5, that it donated $1 million to the ...

Boy who dressed up as Lori Lightfoot for Halloween gets lunch with mayor

U.S. 11/05/19, 09:01

Lori Lightfoot recently sat down for lunch with a very special 4-year-old guest, who dressed up as the Chicago mayor for Halloween. Idris Lockett garnered attention on social media and soon after, Lightfoot herself. Nailed it. https://t.co/neVl79lzVr — Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) October 31, 2019 On Monday, Nov. 4, Lightfoot invited the boy's family ...

As teachers strike, Chicago mayor to unveil city budget plan

U.S. 10/23/19, 10:28

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was expected to detail how the nation's third-largest city should deal with a $838 million budget deficit when she delivered her first budget address Wednesday morning, Oct. 23, as striking teachers marched through the city's downtown. Lightfoot's speech to the City Council came on the fifth day ...

Judge allows Chicago suit against Jussie Smollett to proceed

U.S. 10/22/19, 11:02

A federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss Chicago's lawsuit against former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. U.S. District Virginia Kendall's ruling means that Chicago's suit that seeks to recoup $130,000 that city officials say the police department spent investigating Smollett's claim that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic ...

More baby remains were found in a car belonging to abortion doctor Klopfer

U.S. 10/10/19, 11:14

Officials reported Wednesday that more bodies of aborted babies were found on one of the properties of Indiana abortionist Ulrich Klopfer. Last September, 2,246 medically preserved remains of aborted babies were found at the deceased abortionist's Illinois residence. Klopfer's family reported finding the remains shortly after his death on Sept. 3. Indiana ...

Illinois food truck owner killed while saving 15 people during robbery

U.S. 09/29/19, 16:47

An Illinois food truck owner with a concealed-carry permit was killed while saving at least 15 people from two masked gunmen Saturday night, Sept. 28. The incident happened Chicago, as 43-year-old Derrick Gholston was selling jerk chicken from his truck then the armed suspects approached him at about 7:15 p.m., according ...

13-year-old girl kidnapped, beaten, sexually abused in Humboldt Park

U.S. 09/25/19, 15:13

A 13-year-old Illinois girl was kidnapped and sexually abused in Humboldt Park Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 24, according to a police alert. Chicago Police said the girl was walking east on Hirsch Street from the 1300-block of North Claremont Avenue at about 3:40 p.m. when she was approached by a man wearing ...

11-year-old girl shot in head in Harvey home while prepping for her birthday

U.S. 09/24/19, 08:05

An Illinois girl was shot in the head Monday night inside her home while planning her 12th birthday party. The shooting happened about 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in south suburban Harvey, police said. According to the little girl’s family, she and her grandmother were finishing up party planning when shots rang ...

Baby of pregnant woman fatally struck by semi in River North dies

U.S. 09/22/19, 15:42

The baby of a pregnant woman who was struck and killed by a semi-truck in Chicago's River North neighborhood died on Saturday morning, Sept. 21. The 29-year-old woman, identified as Elizabeth Boshardy of the Ukrainian Village neighborhood, was crossing at an intersection at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, when she ...