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NORTHERLY ISLAND CONCERT The Budweiser Superfest concert tonight

The Budweiser Superfest concert tonight at Northerly Island beginning at 7 pm. Expect additional traffic in the area.

Paul McCartney Concert tonight at Wrigley Field

The Paul McCartney concert tonight at Wrigley Field beginning at 8 pm. Expect additional traffic in the area.

1 dead killed in Englewood, 4 wounded in Saturday/Sunday overnight in Chicago

chicagotribune.com  Kenny Garner shot and killed about 12:15 a.m. in the 5900 block of South Union Ave; one wounded in Heart of Chicago neighborhood in the 2200 block of South Paulina about 11:11 p.m.;  two shot in the  4400 block of West Walton St, West Humboldt Park neighborhood about 11:50 p.m. Saturday; and one shot in the 1200 block of Avers Ave Humboldt Park about 12:00 a.m.    ...

Daniel Johnson, 32, shot, killed Saturday about 5:17 p.m. while standing with friend at 71st St and Ridgeland Ave

chicagotribune.com  Unknown offender pulled out gun and shot Daniel Johnson in the abdomen; died after transport to Northwestern Memorial Hospital; no immediate arrests  ...

Man shot, runs a block before collapsing on Southwest Side street, dies at Mount Sinai Hospital

chicagotribune.com  Jose Cuevas Guevara shot in alley in 2600 block of West Montgomery Ave about 8 a.m. Saturday and ran with face and chest wounds to 4100 block of South Rockwell St and collapsed; pronounced dead at 8:40 a.m.  ...

Sunday’s Ride to Remember From West Side to Soldier Field: 1,000 bikers ride to remember fallen Chicago police officers

suntimes.com  At finish, bagpipes played “Amazing Grace” during a moment of silence; Garry McCarthy addressed the crowd gathered in front of the memorial at Gold Star Park  ... cpdmemorial.org Official Chicago Police Memorial Foundation  ...

Chicago police officer grazed by bullet near LaSalle St and 43rd St

chicagotribune.com  Male police officer age 43 in good condition  ...

Chicago PMI Shows Slowing Growth In July; production and new orders fell

foxbusiness.com  Chicago PMI slowed to a reading of 58.8 in July from 61.1 in June  ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purchasing_Managers_Index The Chicago-PMI survey registers manufacturing and non-manufacturing activity in the Chicago region. Investors care about this indicator because the Chicago region somewhat mirrors the nation in its distribution of manufacturing and non-manufacturing activity  ...

Tim Graham iPhone video of lightning strike on FOX NEWS

video.foxnews.com  Video from lightning strike during violent storm system hitting Chicago on Thursday July 28, 2011  ...  arlingtoncardinal.com  Two Working Fires for Schaumburg Fire Department Apparently Caused by Lightning  ... 

Former U.S. Senator and Inverness resident Peter Fitzgerald: U.S. could face European-style ‘catastrophe'

dailyherald.com  Fitzgerald: “Sure, I agree with the Republicans in cutting and capping, and I think a balanced budget amendment is a laudable goal, but it isn't enforceable”  ...

Ecstasy discovered on traffic stop, prompts search warrant for man's apartment; heroin, cocaine, handgun, scales found

chicagotribune.com  Milton Brown, 36, of 7300 block of West Ogden Avenue arrested; admitted gang member previous felony convictions  ...

DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group directs major drug bust at La PLaya Canina restaurant in Glen Ellyn

glenellyn.patch.com /articles/multiple law enforcement agencies seized $120,000 worth of cocaine and  arrested seven individuals at La Playa Cantina located at 690 Roosevelt Rd. in Glen Ellyn  ...  dupagemeg.com (DUMEG official website)  ...

Threat and bragging gets shooting suspect Jesus S. Valois arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery

chicagotribune.com  At Fiesta del Sol festival Thursday, Valois, 19, saw victim Tony Mireles, who he shot about 20 times in August 2010; bragged about shooting and challenged victim  ...

Experimental airplane crashes near Aurora airport, kills pilot John Morrison of Aurora

chicagotribune.com  E-Racer plane crashed about 7:48 a.m. near Granart Road and Camp Dean Road in Big Rock Township, Kane County  ...

Des Plaines Man James Galambos, 19, charged with killing 15-Year-Old Sergio Torres in Peterson Park neighborhood

arlingtoncardinal.com  Teen shot in the back in 3200 block of west Peterson Avenue after Galambos fired into a group that did not responded to his gang sign and questioning  ...

Malcom Brown, 23, charged in heroin death

dailyherald.com  Allegedly Brown provided the heroin that apparently killed a man who was found dead by a fellow user Thursday morning in Carol Stream  ...

Grand Crossing shooting victim identified as Maurice Thomas

chicagotribune.com  Maurice Thompson, 26, shot at corner of Cottage Grove Avenue and East 79th Street about 3:30 a.m.; no immediate arrests  ...

Bicyclist killed after he traveled into traffic in Maywood

chicagotribune.com  Harold Moore. 79, killed at 9th Ave and Fillmore St shortly after 8 p.m. Friday  ... 

Update: 2 dead, 2 arrested in Chatham neighborhood shooting

chicagotribune.com  Two people were taken into custody near 86th Street and Ingeside Avenue after pursuit from 83rd and Cottage; police witnessed shooting of Kenneth Taylor, 24, and Moneet Baker, 22, about 3:30 p.m. Friday  ...

Metra train hits, kills pedestrian near Naperville

chicagotribune.com  Metra BNSF Train 1272, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 4:55 p.m. struck and killed a passenger a little after 4:00 p.m.  ...

1 man dead, 1 woman wounded in Chatham neighborhood shooting Friday afternoon

chicagotribune.com  Two people were taken into custody near 86th Street and Ingeside Avenue  after pursuit from 83rd and Cottage; police witnessed shooting  ...

53-year-old Oswego woman was found dead in her room at Sybaris Pool Suites in Frankfort Friday morning

triblocal.com/frankfort  Frankfurt police rsponded about 9:08 a.m. to the scene at 7500 W. Lincoln Hwy; could be accidental, could be suspicious  ...

VIDEO: 787 Dreamliner open to public at air show at EAA AirVenutre Oshkosh

abclocal.go.com/wls  Dreamliner landed Friday morning Oskosh, Wisconsin; Nippon Airways, a Japanese carrier, is scheduled to take the first delivery of a 787 by late September  ...  www.airventure.org  ...

Man found shot in crashed vehicle in Humboldt Park neighborhood dies

chicagotribune.com  Police responded about 12:26 a.m. to the 3700 block of West Chicago Ave, and found man with gunshot wounds to torso and legs  ...

Illinois Gov. Quinn to Sign DREAM Act

nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room  Sponsored by state Senate President John Cullerton, will make scholarships available to undocumented students via a privately-funded Illinois DREAM Fund  ...

5 protesters arrested trying to stop home eviction in Addison

suntimes.com  Misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass to property and obstructing justice for Holly Krig, 37, of Norridge; Jorge Ortiz, 19, of Chicago; Christopher Poulos, 25, of Arlington Heights; Toussaint Losier, 19, of Chicago; and Rory Fanning, 34, of an unknown address  ...

15-year-old boy seriously wounded in Marquette Park

chicagotribune.com  Shot about 10:15 p.m. in the 6500 block of South Campbell Avenue; no immediate arrests  ...

33-yr-old woman shot in back of the head on West Side, Lawndale neighborhood

chicagotribune.com  Shot about 6:30 p.m. Thursday on the 3100 block of West Douglas Boulevard  ...

Roofer Craig Oleksy, 50, dies on job at River North building after becoming tangled in rope

chicagotribune.com  Chest became crushed in tangled rope while equipment was lowering at accident in the 300 block of West Superior Street; prounounced dead about 3:55 p.m. Thursday  ...

Family therapist, Priscilla Davis, 39, of Dolton, charged with false billing to DCFS

chicagotribune.com  Arrested, charged with billing for services she never provided  ...

2 men wounded in Marquette Park neighborhood shooting

chicagotribune.com Shot in the 7100 block of South Washtenaw Avenue about 2:45 p.m. Thursday  ...

Antioch man, Anthony Cerone, 35, charged with abducting, assaulting teen girl

triblocal.com/antioch-fox-lake  Arrested by Antioch police after he abducted 16-year-old girl at knife-point in Antioch Walmart parking lot Wednesday and forced her to drive to Best Western Regency Inn parking lot -- scene of sexual assault  ...

Paul Braboy, 29, charged in shooting death of 17-year-old girl, Dazaray Brent

chicagotribune.com  Police responded to the 6600 block of South May Street about 2:59 a.m. Tuesday after Dazaray Brent was reportedly shot in the chest; Brabay arrested soon afterwards at his home  ...

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveils Chicago budget website

abclocal.go.com/wls  City turning to Chicago residents and asking for helpful ideas to solve the huge budget  ...  www.chicagobudget.org  ...

Man injured in construction accident near Lake St and Ogden Ave

chicagotribune.com  Man, apparently construction worker, fell into 8-foot-deep hole in street near Lake Street and Ogden Avenue about 10 a.m., transported to Stroger Hospital in serious-to-critical condition  ...

Quinn defends appointing Alderman Ed Burkes' daughter to $117,000-a-year state post

chicagotribune.com  Jennifer Burke hired for the Illinois Pollution Control Board; Friends of Edward M. Burke campaign fund loaned Quinn $200K during his campaign for governor and donated more than $52K since Burke's wife Justice Anne Burke swore Quinn into office following ouster of Blagojevich  ...

U.S. marshal serving warrant fires at fleeing armed suspect, who was arrested after fleeing into residence on North Drake Ave

chicagotribune.com  Member of Maniac Latin Disciples broke his ankle during foot pursuit into residence in the 1800 block of North Drake, where he was arrested  ...

Ellean Hughes, 27, Nike Town worker on Michigan Ave, accused of stealing $20,000

chicagotribune.com  Allegedly credited the returned funds to a personal debit card -- $19,239.14 since beginning of the year  ...

New baseball team deal at Alexian Field, Schaumburg

triblocal.com/schaumburg  Schaumburg Flyer's owe nearly $1 million; new team name will be announced at September Fest during Labor Day weekend  ...

Tilted Kilt wants a patio at Schaumburg establishment, but residents like Amy Schutzenhofer say waitress are distraction to drivers

triblocal.com/schaumburg  After being open for only one week, Chuck Hunt, 66,  says, "The men that come in there want more than just hot wings.”  ... 1140 E. Higgins Rd, Schaumburg MAP / SAT  ...

Ground Hog Day bell tower in Woodstock damage by lightning strike Wednesday night

http://triblocal.com/woodstock /20Bell tower struck about 11 p.m. with resulting damaged masonry near observation deck  ...

Divorce documents: Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh sued for $100,000 in child support

suntimes.com  Walsh’s attorney, R. Steven Polachek, called the claim of a $117,437 debt “unfounded.”  ...

50 full-time Chicago cops to be deployed to rail, bus stations

chicagotribune.com  Officers will come from fall class of Chicago Police Academy and will be detailed to public transportation by spring 2012; average 59 robberies per month so far in 2011, compared to 48 per month in 2010  ... ...

Illinois congressman Luis Gutierrez Arrested Near White House in Dream Act and Immigration Protest

latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics  In handcuffs Tuesday for peacefully protesting the Obama administration's deportation policies and his inability to push forward the DREAM Act  ...  en.wikipedia.org  DREAM_Act  ...

Ronald Stolberg, charged with killing wife, Rachel Stolberg, released after his mother puts up $300,000 for bail

triblocal.com/vernon-hills  Charged with killing wife in their home in the 300 block of Farmington Lane, Vernon Hills about June 8, 2011  ...

Antwon Carter charged with 2010 killing of Chicago Police Officer Michael Bailey

chicagotribune.com  Carter was on parole for aggravated battery to another police officer when he allegedly shot Bailey, who washing his car after work, during the attempted robbery  ...

James Ewing, of downstate Gifford, killed in motorcycle crash with Tri-State median near Russel Rd

dailyherald.com Pronounced dead at Level I Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville after crash about 9 p.m. Monday  ...

Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index: Home prices in Chicago area up in May

suntimes.com Home prices in the Chicago metropolitan area rose 1.7 percent from April, non-seasonally adjusted. But prices fell 8.1 percent from May 2010  ...

Rogers Park Woman, Sharon Walsh, dies six days after rescue from Lake Michigan near West Albion Avenue

chicagotribune.com  Rescued Wednesday at about 10:45 a.m.; died Monday at 5:37 a.m. at St. Francis Hospital, Evanston  ...

Winnetka seeking at least $38,000 from a resident whose contractor ruptured underground heating oil tank that spilled into Lake Michigan, closed beaches

chicagotribune.com  Spill was reported at 10 a.m. on July 19 when strong smell of gasoline was noticed at Elder Lane Beach; plumbing contractor broke old tank in the homeowner's basement  ...

Postal Service studying closure of 13 Chicago and suburban post offices

chicagotribune.com  No office will close before December; nationwide almost 3,700 under consideration  ...

Police shoot, wound 13-year-old holding BB gun on North Kedvale

chicagotribune.com /news/Police were responding to a call of "shots fired" and approached the boy carrying a pistol in the 4200 block of West Cortez Street to interview him because his description matched that of the gunman; residents say he wasn't carrying anything  ...

17-year old girl shot in the back in West Chesterfield neighborhood

chicagotribune.com  17-year-old girl shot and critically injured just after midnight in the 8800 block of South Indiana Ave  ...

Two farm workers electrocuted, 8 injured while removing tassels from corn in rural northwestern Illinois

chicagotribune.com  Jade Garza and Hannah Kendall, both 14, of Sterling, were pronounced dead at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, 2 others injured after contacting field irrigator  ...

12th heat-related death reported in Cook County

chicagotribune.com  Latest victim, Helene V. Sanborn, 73, found in a back room of her home in Dixmoor -- pronounced dead Sunday at 1:00 p.m.  ...

New deal saves Esquire Theater

suntimes.com  Ald. Brendan Reilly deal for the Esquire Theater at 58 E. Oak that would preserve building and its familiar sign  ...  myfoxchicago.com Will be home to five boutiques, theater could become high end movie theater including "dinner-dance theater"  ...

Bears open training camp Friday as NFL deal with players is finalized

suntimes.com/sports  NFL players and owners agreed to terms on a 10-year deal early Monday morning  ...

Michigan man, Fabrieal Delaney, charged with sex-trafficking of minors in Tinley Park hotel

chicagotribune.com  Brought from Kalamazoo, three females, two of whom were under 18, to engage in prostitution, $150 and $300 charged for various sex acts  ...

Man's body found near Lake Shore Drive bike path, Lincoln Park area

chicagotribune.com /Man's body, believed to be in mid-30s, discovered near bike path about 6:30 a.m.  ...

Kidnapping suspect arrested after he threw baby at police officer, who caught the infant

chicagotribune.com  Police responded to a domestic incident about 12:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of South Pulaski Road in the Lawndale neighborhood; man arrested  ...

$1 Million bond set for Willie C. Davis for throwing cinder block into SUV that caused fatal crash in Round Lake Park

triblocal.com/round-lake  Davis and 6 in Ford Excursion reciprocated gang signs before crash into tree; passenger Rogelio Lopez Jr., 18 killed, 5 others injured in the 400 block of Highmoor Drive about 4:15 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2011  ...

Mom, twin 3-yr-old daughters, and dog injured when large tree branch falls in Riverside

chicagotribune.com  Struck by large branch in 0-99 block of Nuttal Rd while trying to corral neighbor's small dog; non-life threatening injuries to Mom and daughters, dog in serious condition at animal hospital  ...

ComEd: About 18,000 without power

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/More storms Sunday morning: 11,000 out in western suburbs, 7,500 out in south suburbs  ...

Sun-Times Report: Surge in police shootings in 2011

suntimes.com  Police shot 40 so far in 2011, equal to total for 2010; study not conclusive until cases are reviews, but police officers have their beliefs: no fear of police  ...

Chicago police officer hit by car while responding to burglary alarm

chicagotribune.com  Female officer responding to burglar alarm call in the 2300 block of West 21st Place injured her ankle while outside her squad car  ...

Extra-alarm fire breaks out at Lakeview neighborhood highrise

chicagotribune.com /news/local/Fire contained to storage unit in the highrise 3600 N. Lake Shore Drive  ...

Autopsy: Midlothian toddler that died Thursday was beaten

suntimes.com  Resided in the 3600 block of West 147th Place in Midlothian, died of multiple blunt force injuries and child abusse; allegation of abuse and neglect against mother  ...

Lightning strikes cause fires in homes in Aurora, Naperville (2) and Orland Park

chicagotribune.com  $300,000 damage at home in the 5400 block of Switch Grass Lane about 12:42 a.m.; also 2500 block Freeland Ct, $200,000 damage about 8:11 a.m.  ...  

Gabriella Drozdz, 18, Killed; Hit-and-Run SUV in Lake Zurich

arlingtoncardinal.com /One teen female killed, 2 injured: Light-colored or white SUV with possible front-right damage from impact  ...

Delays due to thunderstorms at O'Hare

fly.faa.gov Departure delays between 46 minutes and 1 hour and increasing; arriving flights were delayed due to thunderstorms earlier  ...

Eliseo Mercado Shot in Killed in Apparent Gang Fight, Near Pine & Everett, Des Plaines

arlingtoncardinal.com  Shot multiple times in chest in apartment/townhouse apartment parking lot  ...

Glencoe, Deerfield house fires appear to be caused by lightning; Mount Prospect apartment fire might be result of lightning

chicagotribune.com  House total loss in 500 block of Lincoln Avenue; fire at house in the 800 block of Smoke Tree Road, Deerfield was extinguished in a short time period  ...  arlingtoncardinal.com  Extra alarm fire at 2024 West Algonquin destroyed roof and third floor, no injuries reported  ...

Sergio Torres shot and killed in North Side Peterson Park neighborhood

chicagotribune.com  Torres killed, and another 15-yr-old male teen shot and wounded after encounter with 'a group' about 4:32 p.m. Friday in the 3100 block of West Peterson Avenue, no arrests  ...

New Illinois laws bans 'bath salt' illegal drug

chicagotribune.com  Illinois is the 11th state to ban the drug methylenedioxypyrovalerone, or MDPV, which has been sold legally over the counter at tobacco shops and convenience; hallucinogenic, similar to methamphetamine or ecstasy  ...

At least 7 deaths in Cook County attributed to hot weather

chicagotribune.com  Five deaths in Chicago, one death in Calumet City  ...

Grayslake landscaper OK after lightning strike, or near miss

dailyherald.com /article/Landscaper working about 5:50 a.m. when lightning struck in the 31000 block of Allegheny Road, Grayslake  ...  arlingtoncardinal.com  Lightning destroys chimney at house in Arlington Heights  ...

Wrigley Co. planning to leave Michigan Avenue headquarters

suntimes.com  Gleaming white building, 400 N. Michigan, needs work and is no longer suitable for the company; remain 250 Wrigley employees will head to Goose Lake campus by 2012, 40% of building already vacant  ...

Donna M. Grace, 81, and passenger Gail F. Crabtree, 97, killed in car that crashed with Rock Island Metra, Oak Forest

chicagotribune.com  Seven of the 89 passengers on Metra were transported to hospitals with minor injuries  ...

Illinois National Guard convoy involved in 4-vehicle crash: 6 guard injured, 2 civilians injured

chicagotribune.com  Convoy Crash: One Illinois National Guard humvee loses control during approach to disabled semi-trailer truck on I-94 near Caledonia  ...

Power outages, lightning strikes, flood warnings as storms hit Chicago area

chicagotribune.com  18,000 Chicagoland ComEd customers without power; two to three inches of rain already in Lake and McHenry counties; 50 mph wind gusts at Midway International Airport  ...  wunderground.com/history/airport/KORD ... Only 42.6 mph gusts at O'Hare  ...

NFL cancels August 7, 2011 Hall of Fame game between Chicago Bears and St. Louis Rams

nwherald.com  New start to the preseason schedule set for Aug. 11 between the Seattle Seahawks and San Diego Chargers  ...

Goudie: Thousands sign up with State of Illinois gaming board's self-exclusion program

abclocal.go.com/wls  Casino employees are paid bounties up to $500 per self-excluded gambler they catch on the floor; gamblers can be charged with trespassing and money they win is seized  ...

Heat buckled tracks on CTA Red Line near Cermak-Chinatown station

chicagotribune.com  Significant delays as trains have to share same track in each direction from Chinatown to 35th St  ...

Buffalo Grove teen from Stevenson High School drowns in Southwest Michigan lake

arlingtoncardinal.com  Jacob Waxberg, 15, drowned Wednesday about 10:00 p.m. in lake at Greenswoods Camp for Boys, Decatur, Michigan after struggling in water  ...

Metra Train #420 crash with car at 167th and Oak Forest Avenue, 2 killed

arlingtoncardinal.com  EMS Plan 2 with minor or no injuries to Metra passengers  ...

City of Chicago OKs strengthening curfew ordinance for kids under 12

wlsam.com  Article. kids under 12 have to be home by 8 o’clock Sunday through Thursday nights and 9 o’clock on Friday and Saturday nights; for teens 12 to 17, curfew remains same: 10 p.m Sunday through Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights  ...

Firefighter injured at Crystal Lake extra alarm abandoned house fire

arlingtoncardinal.com  Crystal Lake firefighter flown to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran Hospital after foot caught between rung of mechanized ladder; vacant house destroyed  ...  triblocal.com/crystal-lake  Huntley firefighter treated and released for heat-related sysmptoms  

O'Hare, Midway airports getting new body scanning software

abclocal.go.com/wls  New software will show only a generic outline of a person's body, not naked images  ...

Parolee Daniel Jones, 27, charged with attempted murder of 2 Chicago cops near S. Karlov and W. Gladys

suntimes.com  The two Harrison District patrol officers, both age 29, observed what they thought was a drug transaction, and left their squad car to investigate  ...

Boy who died in Nodaway River in Clarinda, Iowa identity released as Deontae Haynes

chicagotribune.com  Five people age 9 to 20 were swimming below a dam when undertow pulled him under; Tamra Haley hospitalized after trying to save Deontae Haynes  ...

Multiple power lines down across Dempster in Morton Grove

Multiple power lines down with crowd control needed at 5850 Dempster, Morton Grove about 10:40 a.m. Thursday ...

Tarzan Lynch, 28, killed in motorcycle crash with CTA 'L' tracks support on West Lake St

chicagotribune.com  Changing lanes about 10 a.m. Wendesday in the 3600 block of West Lake St  ... 

Shooting at Trinity Service Center in unincorporated Joliet Township; 1 dead, 2 wounded

chicagotribune.com  Shooting of 3 victims in a car outside the family counseling center, 600 block of Adella Ave about 10 p.m. Wednesday; Grover "DeShwawn" Barefield killed, gunman at large  ... East Joliet Fire Protection District, Manhatan, & New Lenox firefighter/paramedics responded ...

350Green reveals locations of first public charging stations for electric vehicles

chicagotribune.com  73 charging plazas revealed for a quick charge of 30 minutes for Nissan Leaf, for example  ...  350green.com ... Plazas come with solar energy storage to reduce demand on power grid  ...

Accused of druggin her 7-yr-old son then cutting her own throat

dailyherald.com  Elmhurst mom Cheryl Luchetta pleads not guilty Wednesday in DuPage County Court to aggravated battery and attempted murder -- accused of drugging son with potentially deadly dose of Valium and Tylenol PM

Danielle Dennis-Towne, honor student at Bloom Trail High School, was shot in head

chicagotribune.com  Childhood friend Enrico Luciano Mascaro, 19, charged with homicide after Clifton Forge (Virginia) police found victim's body in his vehicle trunk; Nag Head, first homicide ever in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, south of site of first flight of Wright Brothers  ...

R&B star R. Kelly has emergency throat surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

myfoxchicago.com  Kelly, 44, complained of throat pain, rushed Tuesday to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, surgeons immediately drained abscess on one of his tonsils  ...

Kenneth P. Bleskin, 46, hit by car, killed on South Harlem Ave

chicagotribune.com  Victim was pronounced dead at Advocated Christ Medical Center after being hit in the roadway about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday  ...

City official, Mohammed K. Rashed, 45, one of three men charged in Medicare fraud scheme involving home healthcare business, House Call Physicians

suntimes.com  Scheme involved billing for services by physicians when services were really done by physician assistants; also billed for unnecessary services involving co-defendants Paschal U. Oparah and Bahir H. Khalil  ...

South Elgin woman, Rosella Robinson, 83, charged with battery of police officer, resisting arrest

suntimes.com  Scratched and beat police officer's arm when police tried to turn off her ignition during traffic stop in Elgin area known for gang and drug activity  ...

Jaime Salgado charged with predatory criminal sexual assault

triblocal.com/gurnee  Repeated sexual assault one-to-five times per week for three years, starting when the girl was nine-years-old  ...

Dog killed, 19 without a home in Brighton Park fire

chicagotribune.com Fire began at about 11 a.m.  in attic of a 2-1/2 story home on the 4500 block of South California  ...

Glen Ellyn man David Briddle sues Naperville, claiming false DUI arrest

suntimes.com  Released without charges after blowing 0.0 on a Breathalyzer test. But he was still fingerprinted, his mug shot was taken, and news of his arrest hit a local newspaper  ...

Photos from fog at Chicago's lakefront beaches

abclocal.go.com/wls  Twenty-four beaches closed because lifeguard could not see people in the water  ...

Mark Mollenhauer, 34, admits $82,000 theft over 9 years from Lake Forest College

dailyherald.com  Sentenced to 18 months in jail Tuesday  ...

Elgin cop Officer Lance Adams III accused of attacking amusement park workers in Michigan

dailyherald.com  Adams hit and shoved 21-yr-old park worker, boisterous and resisting according to Muskegon County deputy  ...

Mark R. Lewis, Brother of Naperville homicide victim found, detained in Pensacola, Florida

dailyherald.com "Person of Interest" in death of his sister Cathleen Lewis  ...

Power Outage in Lombard, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, York Township and Milton Township

chicagotribune.com  Circuit breaker malfunction believed to have caused outages  to about 12,700 customers about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday  ... 

Evanston man charged in beating death after victim told offender, 'I want to kiss you'

chicagotribune.com  Ricardo E. Munoz, 35, charged with killing Juan L. Sanchez, 34; both intoxicated at party  ...

1 Dead and 2 injured in Englewood shooting, 7000 block South Parnell

abclocal.go.com/wls  17-year-old shot on his bike, 18-year-old killed, 87-year-old hit in the shoulder  ...

DeKalb ironworker James Vaughn, 52, killed in fall from warehouse addition construction

triblocal.com/lake-zurich  Fell from platform in open roof structure at 500 block of Oakwood Road in Lake Zurich  ... MAP / SAT ...

Lake Michigan fog closes Chicago beaches

chicagotribune.com  North Avenue and Oak Street beaches closed first with bans posted just before noon ... Ban extended to all beaches about 2:25 p.m. ... will be lifted when fog burns off  ...  chicagoparkdistrict.com Beach info  ...

Lisa Bernhard, Susan Bernhard charged with criminal neglect after death of father

chicagotribune.com  Werner Bernhard of Northbrook died from sepsis following a hip fracture  ...

Air conditioner condensation drip: Man kills man falsely accused of dripping water on sister in Austin neighborhood

abclocal.go.com/wls  Charles Sims, 28, shot Jimmy Parker eight times about 2 a.m. on June 2 at apartment building in the 5600 block of West Washington  ...

Ground near catch basin collapses in front of residence in Clearing neighborhood

suntimes.com  Shifting parkway soil collapses while woman was mowing lawn; severely sprained wrist, possible torn knee and ankle ligaments  ...

Francisco Moreno dies in hit-and-run bike crash near his home in Logan Square

suntimes.com  Crashed with van about 2:00 p.m. Monday at an unknown location near his home on North Maplewood Ave; walked home, then found unresponsive early Tuesday  ...

Bike-powered pub crawl company, PedalPub, fights rejection by City of Chicago

chicago.cbslocal.com  Operates in 13 other cities; rejected for not using motorized vehicle in public way  ...  pedalpub.com Bicycle made for 16 people  ...

Three men wounded in East Garfield shooting

chicagotribune.com  Shooting of 3 men in their 30's about 12:40 a.m. in the 3500 block of West Walnut St, no arrest  ...

Second police-involved shooting overnight: CPD officers kill gunman in Brainerd neighborhood, South Side

chicagotribune.com  Shooting occurred about 12:55 a.m. in the 9200 block of South Justine Street after police officers witness gunman shooting two victims at Harold's Chicken, 9100 block of South Ashland Ave  ...

Chicago police release sketch of man who snatched child at Rogers Park beach

chicagotribune.com  Grabbed 18-month old girl, but was stopped by mother about 8:45 p.m. on July 4 at Pratt Beach Park; description, police sketch  ...

Juan L. Sanchez found dead in friend's basement apartment in Evanston

triblocal.com/evanston  After fight at party Saturday night, Sanchez, 34, found dead at 2:20 p.m. Sunday at apartment in the 1200 block of Dodge Avenue  ...

Jim McMahon injured (non-life-threatening) in limo crash in Reno, Nevada

nbcchicago.com   McMahon and two others injured Monday about 2:00 p.m. when limousine crashed through a fence on US 395 south of Reno  ... rgj.com Reno-Gazette Journal:  PHOTO of limo that crashed on its way to Reno-Tahoe International Airport, US 395 near Andrew Lane  ... MAP / SAT / Street View ...

EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH ... What's the record dew point for Chicago?

arlingtoncardinal.com  Excessive Heat Watch for Chicagoland Wednesday morning through Thursday night; Near record dew points ... record high dew point for Chicago is 83°F recorded on July 30, 1999  ...

Exec. Tony Hunter named CEO of Tribune Co. publishing unit

latimes.com  Part of effort to restructure and streamline Tribune's publishing division, while four positions are eliminated  ...

Plainfield man, Ronald E. Utsler, charged with stalking female employee of Crazy Rock Gentleman's Club in Romeoville

suntimes.com  After unwanted gifts, threatening notes and showing up in disguise; Utsler, 58, charged with violating order of protection, stalking  ...

Bike robber charges upgraded to murder from aggravated battery with great bodily harm

arlingtoncardinal.com  Ronald Wade gave choke hold and threw victim to ground near 1400 block of East 13th Place in Ford Heights  ...

Gary Sinise leads fans in 'Take me out to the ball game' during 7th

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Actor/musician Gary Sinise sings  'Take Me Out to the Ballgame" Monday at 7th inning stretch at Wrigley Field.

Two Chicago police officers shot in West Garfield Park -- non-life-threatening wounds

chicagotribune.com  Shot about 10:45 p.m. near Gladys and Karlov Avenues; suspect not located  ... MAP / SAT ...