Making a Difference

Making a Difference

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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Strong Winds, Spotty Storms Ahead for Memorial Day

Strong Winds, Spotty Storms Ahead for Memorial Day

The National Weather Service warns of strong winds gusts between 40 and 45 miles per hour, with some possibly exceeding 50 miles per hour.

Memorial Day Parades in Chicago Area

Memorial Day Parades in Chicago Area

Here's a look at some of the many Memorial Day services scheduled to take place around the Chicago Area Monday.

Man Drowns While Trying to Save Cat in Lake

Man Drowns While Trying to Save Cat in Lake

A 46-year-old man was killed while canoeing in Loon Lake in the northern suburbs Memorial Day weekend after he jumped in the water while trying to save a cat.

Hit-and-Run Kills Girl After Ice Cream Truck Visit

Hit-and-Run Kills Girl After Ice Cream Truck Visit

A 5-year-old girl was killed in a hit-and-run accident Saturday afternoon in the Chicago Lawn neighborhod after she left her house to buy a treat from an ice cream truck.

Man Dies After Falling Off Catwalk at Aragon Ballroom

Man Dies After Falling Off Catwalk at Aragon Ballroom

Police say Kyle W. Kirchhoff, of Hanover Park, fell onto pieces of protruding metal around 10:30 p.m. Friday at the Aragon Ballroom during a performance by the band Chevelle.

Chicago Named Among Top Metro Areas for Millennials

Chicago Named Among Top Metro Areas for Millennials

Twenty-somethings looking for an ideal place to settle next should keep an eye on Chicago.