Gun in 8-year-old’s backpack goes off at school, mom charged

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago mother has been charged with child endangerment after a gun in her second grader’s backpack accidentally discharged at schoolinsulting a 7-year-old classmate, police said Wednesday. The 28-year-old woman appeared in court on Wednesday on three misdemeanor child endangerment counts. A judge ordered her release from Cook County Jail on $1,000 … Read more

Teenager gunned down near Chicago tourist attraction

Authorities in Chicago say a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot near “The Bean” in Millennium Park on Saturday ByThe Associated Press May 15, 2022, 4:21 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CHICAGO — A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot near “The Bean” sculpture in downtown Chicago’s Millennium Park, authorities … Read more

Show of support for abortion rights expected at US rallies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Demonstrators facing down a Supreme Court decision that could overturn the constitutional right to abortion are aiming to use rallies from coast to coast Saturday to express their outrage and to mobilize for the fight ahead. More than 380 events were set from Maine to Hawaii, with the largest gatherings expected in … Read more

Chicago police arrest 1 amid large crowd gathered near Clark and LaSalle, Old Town

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago police responded to a large crowd at North Avenue Beach Wednesday night after an event was anonymously promoted on social media, 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith said. Upwards of 400 people flooded the area around 8:30 pm, blocking streets, climbing on CTA buses and throwing bottles. CPD officers responded about 9 … Read more

Chicago teen Mia Maro’s father arrested in 17-year-old’s killing

Mohammed Almaru, father of slain Mia Maro, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection to his 17-year-old daughter’s killing, according to authorities. Police discovered the deceased teenager in her family’s home in Tinley Park, a suburb of Chicago, on Sunday around 5 pm after her aunt phoned 911 to report a possible … Read more

Illinois AG seeks stay against mask order; suburban schools split on whether masks will be required Monday

This story has been updated to note that Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is seeking a stay to pause the temporary restraining order. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s office on Saturday filed for an emergency stay aiming to pause a downstate judge’s temporary restraining order that could prevent school districts statewide from requiring students … Read more

Melissa Ortega Chicago Killers Got Subway Sandwiches After Her Murder, Prosecutors Say

After a Chicago teenager opened fire on a street corner on Saturday afternoon, killing 8-year-old Melissa Ortega and injuring at least one other, he and his adult driver grabbed sandwiches, it was announced Thursday the prosecutors. “They went to a subway to get Subway sandwiches,” Cook County Assistant District Attorney James Murphy said during a … Read more

NFL Divisional Playoff Predictions: Titans, Packers, Buccaneers and Chiefs? Who will progress to the Conference Championships? | NFL News

The first round of the NFL playoffs followed much the same pattern as the regular season, with thrilling football played over the Super Wild Card weekend – and Neil Reynolds once again getting the better of Jeff Reinebold with his predictions … As well as accommodation Inside the group on Sky Sports NFL every Tuesday … Read more

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot blasts teachers union for walkout

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tore up the teachers’ union on Sunday for organizing an “illegal walkout,” saying he abandoned the city’s school children by voting last week to return to online education. Lightfoot said she is “doing everything I can to make sure” the students return to class. “What the Chicago Teachers Union did was … Read more