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Woman injured during fight in Hollywood Park apartment The 26-year-old was lying in a bed with her son about 1 a.m. when a male she knows entered the first-floor apartment in the 5700 block of North Spaulding Avenue, according to Chicago police. They started to argue before the male hit her in the back of the head, causing a laceration, police said.

A woman shot and killed an ex-Illinois State Trooper and injured two other law enforcement officers at a cigar lounge A former Illinois State trooper was killed and two others were injured when a woman opened fire in a cigar lounge before taking her own life, police say.

2 Chicago cops hurt in Garfield Park crash, driver arrested The crash is being investigated as alcohol-related. Read more on crime, and track the city's homicides.

Missing man last seen at Woodlawn nursing home Samuel Jackson was last seen Jan. 8 at the Parkshore Estates, 6125 S. Kenwood Ave., according to a missing person alert from Chicago police. Jackson is described as a 6-foot-2, 175-pound man with brown eyes and black hair, police said. He has been known to frequent the area near the 5500 block of South Paulina Street in Englewood.

'Sesame Street' comforts children displaced by Syrian war 'œSesame Street' in the past year has tackled everything from foster care to substance abuse. Now its latest effort is trying to help children suffering as a result of the Syrian civil war.

Thieves drive away with parked vehicles in Grand Crossing In each case, residents who parked their cars on the street returned to find them missing, Chicago police said. The thefts happened:. No suspect description was available. Anyone with information is asked to contact Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.

Knife-wielding robber strikes in Irving Park, North Park In each case, the suspect approached a victim, pulled out a knife and demanded the victim's wallet, according to a community alert from Chicago police. The first hold-up happened about 8:30 p.m. Jan. 11 in the 3000 block of West Addison Street, police said.

The Latest: Milos Raonic into Australian Open quarterfinals The Latest on the Australian Open :. Milos Raonic is the first man through to the Australian Open quarterfinals after a 6-4. 6-3, 7-5 victory over Marin Cilic. The Canadian player had 21 aces over the first two sets and 35 overall, including on match point.

Trio of armed robbers hit Ravenswood Manor convenience store One male suspect was armed with a handgun, and two others stole cash and merchandise from behind the counter, police said.

Zach LaVine scores 44 as Bulls beat Cavaliers 118-106 LaVine scored 44 points and the Chicago Bulls defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-106. The 6-foot-5 guard also finished with 10 rebounds and eight assists, barely missing his first career triple-double. "I haven't had one before, so when it got to the last two minutes, I was thinking maybe I could get those two assists," LaVine said.

Woodridge police investigating armed robbery at T-Mobile store Woodridge police are investigating an armed robbery that happened Thursday at a T-Mobile store in the west suburb. About 7:42 p.m., a masked man entered the store located at 1001 75th Street, Woodridge police said. He displayed a handgun and demanded cash and phones from employees.

Wilkes scores 19 points, No. 5 Florida St. beats Notre Dame Wyatt Wilkes came off the bench to score a career-high 19 points as Florida State held on for an 85-84 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night, the Seminoles' 10th straight victory. The redshirt sophomore hit 5 of 6 shots from 3-point range and easily surpassed his previous career high of 14 points.

Former Blackhawks draft pick helps Stars down Wolves Forwards Nicolas Roy and Keegan Kolesar scored power-play goals and center Jake Leschyshyn added an even-strength tally for the Wolves, who stand one point ahead of the Stars and Grand Rapids Griffins for third place in the AHL's Central Division entering the All-Star break.

Horoscope for Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 Caution: Avoid shopping or important decisions until 6 p.m. Chicago time. After that, the moon moves from Aquarius into Pisces. Don't get your belly in a rash when dealing with others because you might be tempted to do this. Instead, take it easy and relax.

The Dream Place brings Szechuan-style spice to Palatine strip mall This week, some memorable Szechuan cuisine in a Palatine strip mall. The regulars know which dishes to get at The Dream Place, because while they can choose from an extensive menu with dishes from all over China, they know where the kitchen's strengths lie.

Upset bid falls short for Notre Dame against No. 5 FSU - Florida State hit on 12 of 18 3-point shots and the Seminoles needed each of them to hold off Notre Dame's late charge. Wyatt Wilkes came off the bench to score a career-high 19 points as Florida State held on for an 85-84 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night, the Seminoles' 10th straight victory.

Former St. Zachary pastor removed from ministry after ‘inappropriate material’ found on computer Father John Plotkowski was informed he could no longer perform ministerial functions and was directed to live away from the parish after the materials were discovered, Cardinal Blase Cupish wrote in a letter to parishioners and the parish's school community Saturday.

Australia Relief Benefit in Chicago raises funds for those affected by wildfires The Australia Relief Benefit was held at LondonHouse in downtown Chicago. Attendees were treated to an Australian and New Zealand themed dinner, featuring Aussie beef and wines. Many prizes were auctioned off to help raise funds for those affected by the wildfires.

Carjacking suspect leads Maywood police on chase near UIC area, flees in another vehicle Maywood police are searching for a carjacking suspect who led officers on a chase near the University of Illinois at Chicago area off I-290 late Friday.

Patrick Kane scores twice, but Central Division’s All-Star Game woes continue Even if those teams are as far apart as Boston and Los Angeles. "I always found it was fun in playoffs to play some different teams," he said. "I know they like the divisional matchup and the rivalries, but I think that's where rivalries are created: in the playoffs.

Bryce Hopkins, Fenwick best Rolling Meadows in showdown of state’s top juniors Fenwick's Bryce Hopkins blew through Rolling Meadows' Max Christie and scored. Then minutes later Christie swatted away Hopkins' shot at the rim. The No. 1 and No. 2 rated juniors in the state attacked each other time and time again in the When Sides Collide Shootout at Glenbard East on Saturday.

Woman Kills Retired Trooper, Self At Chicago-Area Cigar Bar LISLE - A woman fatally shot a retired Illinois State Police trooper and wounded another retired state trooper and an off-duty trooper Friday night before turning the gun on herself at a cigar lounge in the Chicago suburbs, police said.

Bulls guard Zach LaVine knows pressure is on him, scores 44 in win LaVine's response came a night later. "I'm someone that I usually look at myself first,'' LaVine said. "I try to put myself in the best position each summer, going out there and trying to get myself better to help the team.'' LaVine knows there are teams he can go solo against, but he's still going to need someone on the roster to step up.

Evanston’s three-pointers sink Bloom’s dazzling dunks Bloom, taller and more athletic at every position, put on a dunking show throughout. Meanwhile, the Wildkits made 13 of 27 three-pointers. "We didn't let get to us," Evanston junior Isaiah Holden said. "Every time they dunked, we just kept pushing the ball and made sure we ran the floor.

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