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Carpentersville Police Investigate Possible Shooting Carpentersville officials are investigating a possible shooting that ensued, involving police officers Tuesday afternoon. Authorities said the incident occurred in the area of Berkshire Circle and Wakefield Drive around 4:35 p.m. Tuesday.

Family Outraged Daughter's Memorial Tree Uprooted, Turned Into Construction Site The family of a teen who died in 2003 from a rare form of pediatric cancer was shocked to find the memorial tree they visited for years in her honor, now a construction site outside West Chicago Community High School. "She doesn't have a grave site, so that was place we went to honor her memory," said the mother, Lee Ann Meiborg.

COPA Clears Officers in Controversial Shooting Death of Joshua Beal The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released a statement Tuesday evening clearing Chicago police officers in connection to the racially-charged shooting of a 25-year-old man who was shot to death by an off-duty cop in 2016. The incident, which occurred on Nov.

1 shot by police officer in Carpentersville - A man was shot and injured by a police officer in Carpentersville Tuesday afternoon, police said. Carpentersville police said officers in the vicinity of Berkshire Circle and Wakefield drive encountered a man brandishing a firearm at about 4:35 p.m.

President Donald Trump kicks off 2020 campaign at Orlando rally Addressing a crowd of thousands at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, Trump complained he had been "under assault from the very first day" of his presidency by a "fake news media" and "illegal witch hunt" that had tried to keep him and his supporters down.

Batch of mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Niles - A batch of mosquitoes from north suburban Niles have tested positive for West Nile virus. The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District collected the mosquitos on June 12. Positive batches have also been found in traps from Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Kenilworth, Northbrook, Northfield, Skokie, Wilmette and Winnetka.

Krispy Kreme giving away free doughnuts Saturday - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts. The doughnut chain says its giving away an out-of-this-world innovation, Original Filled Doughnuts. They come with two options of filling: classic kreme or chocolate kreme.

On the Trail: Exploring the Cache River by kayak or canoe - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois Our first week "On The Trail" takes us to the Cache River where we kayaked the Canoe Trail through America's largest northern cypress swap, right here in the heart of southern Illinois. Before we got started we met up with our tour guide and owner of Cache Bayou Outfitters, Mark Denzer, who began gearing us up and teaching us the basics.

Route 3 lane closure causing long delays - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois A lane closure along Route 3 has caused long delays for drivers. Those drivers face lengthy detours or find themselves caught in traffic. The lane closure is on Route 3 between McClure and the point where Route 3 intersects with Route 146. This is a route many take on their way to Cape Girardeau.

Trump Launches 2020 Campaign at Orlando Rally President Donald Trump officially announced his 2020 reelection campaign Tuesday at a rally in Orlando.

Ex-Michigan QB Peters to Illinois as grad transfer Peters announced the decision on Instagram and will have two years of eligibility remaining at Illinois. "I want to thank the University of Michigan for the opportunity to represent the winged helmet," Peters said on Instagram. "The memories and friendships I made along this journey will last a lifetime.

Floodwater fight continues in McClure, Illinois People are using sandbags and pumps to try to keep their homes dry. Chance says the flooding is discouraging. He's lived in McClure, Illinois, a little over a year. He has watched his new community come together during a difficult time. "Best thing about this whole thing is the friends we've found out we do have," says Chance.

'Toy Story 4' cast talk voicing familiar characters alongside new toys ABC7's Janet Davies spoke with some of the cast members ahead of the premiere. Not seen since "Toy Story 2," Woody's love interest Little Bo Peep, returns in the new film. Annie Potts, who voices Little Bo Peep, said the character has gone on the road, and is a changed woman.

Cubs' Hoyer: 'We'll try to take it slow' with injured Hendricks Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks has what general manager Jed Hoyer termed a shoulder impingement. Hoyer said the Cubs won't rush the right-hander back to the active list.

Schiller Park mother of four gets prison time for ISIS terror ties Mediha Medy Salkicevic was sentenced on Tuesday to 6 years in federal prison for supporting terrorist fighters in Syria.

Collins joins Chicago White Sox from Class AAA Charlotte The Chicago White Sox purchased Zack Collins' contract from Class AAA Charlotte Tuesday. The top catching prospect and No. 10 overall pick in the 2016 draft was in uniform, but Collins will likely have to wait until the weekebnd to make his first start.

Illinois lands grad transfer QB CHAMPAIGN - Illinois was always in the market for a graduate transfer quarterback this offseason. Rivers II deciding to transfer after spring practices only elevated the need to add another player at that position. A veteran to go with two redshirt freshmen and a true freshman was the plan.

Funnel cloud spotted over Jefferson County - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois A funnel cloud formed over Jefferson County Tuesday afternoon, creating a unique sight for some residents. The cloud was spotted around 4:30 p.m. in Woodlawn, as a few storms popped up across the region. Several News 3 viewers captured pictures of the funnel cloud from different angles.

Transit agencies seek pilot program to make transit more affordable, convenient in south suburbs - Transit agencies like Metra and Pace that operate in the south suburbs hope a pilot program will give them the ability to make transit there more affordable and convenient, and raise ridership. Dr.

State Leader Defends Personal Stake in Illinois' Gambling Industry A WBEZ/ProPublica investigation revealed in May that Brady has a "business interest" in Midwest Electronics Gaming, a prominent video gaming company. "I'm a business person. I've been in various businesses. From my real estate companies to home building business, other businesses like all other members of the General Assembly.

Where Do Illinois Politicians Stand on Trump's 2020 Kickoff? As President Trump is set to announce his re-election Tuesday at a rally in Orland, Florida, we asked key GOP leaders to weigh in. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern reports.

Former Michigan QB Brandon Peters transferring to Illinois Former Michigan quarterback and top-100 recruit Brandon Peters announced his decision to join the Illini via his Instagram. Peters, an Avon, Indiana native, was the No. 61 recruit in the class of 2016 and the top-ranked player in the Hoosier state. He held offers from Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, and LSU among others.

Carpentersville police investigating possible shooting Carpentersville police are investigating a possible shooting on the east side of town Tuesday evening. Police have placed markers by shell casings near the intersection of Berkshire Circle and Bristol Court.

New Illinois texting and driving violations to begin July 1 - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois If you hold your cell phone to talk or text while driving in Illinois, you will soon no longer get a warning, and could even lose your license. Starting July 1, police will no longer give warnings, but instead officers will now issue moving violations.

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