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Woman Killed by Flying Tire on Bishop Ford Freeway

Woman Killed by Flying Tire on Bishop Ford Freeway

Traffic on the freeway was backed up for nearly 10 miles, to Interstate 80.

Rahm Visits Family of Slain 11-Year-Old Girl

Rahm Visits Family of Slain 11-Year-Old Girl

Mayor: "They are in our thoughts and prayers."

Smoke Diverts Chicago-Bound Southwest Plane to Columbus

Smoke Diverts Chicago-Bound Southwest Plane to Columbus

A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Chicago's Midway International Airport was diverted to Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday night after the crew received a smoke indication in the forward cargo hold.

Niles Leaders Approve Controversial Gun Shop, Range

Niles Leaders Approve Controversial Gun Shop, Range

The Niles Village Board voted Tuesday to approve a gun shop and firing range over the objections of some residents who feel it is too close to a couple of schools.

Driver Held on $1M Bond in Fatal I-55 Chain Reaction Crash

Driver Held on $1M Bond in Fatal I-55 Chain Reaction Crash

Police say a speeding truck entering stalled traffic in a construction zone caused a crash on I-55 that killed four people and injured four others.

Two Teen Girls Wounded in Drive-By Shooting

Two Teen Girls Wounded in Drive-By Shooting

Teens were sitting on a porch with a group of people about 10:15 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Arthington Street when they were hit.