Making a Difference

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Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 08:45 PM CST

Ex-Gang Members Help To Prevent Gang Violence

Ex-Gang Members Help To Prevent Gang Violence

Crime may not be as prominent during the winter months, but that doesn’t stop these former gang members from working to fight gang violence.

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Parents Killed, Kids Among 7 Hurt in Robbins Crash

Parents Killed, Kids Among 7 Hurt in Robbins Crash

A mother and father were killed and their children were among seven people injured after two vehicles crashed into their minivan while street racing in a southern Chicago suburb, police said Friday.

2 Dead, 5 Injured in Hazmat Situation in Suburban Home

2 Dead, 5 Injured in Hazmat Situation in Suburban Home

Two people are dead, one person is critically injured and four first responders have been hospitalized in a mysterious hazardous materials situation in unincorporated Des Plaines.

Schumer, Lawrence Dance on Billy Joel's Piano at Wrigley Field

Schumer, Lawrence Dance on Billy Joel's Piano at Wrigley Field

Concertgoers at Billy Joel’s highly-anticipated Wrigley Field performance Thursday night got an extra treat when famed comedian Amy Schumer and actress Jennifer Lawrence jumped onstage.

Two of Three People Killed in Ingleside Crash ID'd

Two of Three People Killed in Ingleside Crash ID'd

Three people were killed in a fiery crash in north suburban Lake County early Wednesday morning.

Kids, Women Among 71 Bodies Found in Truck: Officials

Kids, Women Among 71 Bodies Found in Truck: Officials

The number of migrants found dead in a truck abandoned on the side of a highway in Austria has reached 71, Austrian officials said Friday, NBC News reported. The victims were 59 men, eight women and four...

Elderly Woman Brutally Attacked on Popular Zion Bike Path

Elderly Woman Brutally Attacked on Popular Zion Bike Path

A 70-year-old woman was brutally beaten in an unprovoked attacked on a popular north suburban bike path Thursday morning.