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  • These are the 3 victims in Chicago’s Mercy Hospital shooting

    CHICAGO — Chicago police say a domestic dispute led to a shooting that left three people and the gunman dead at Mercy Hospital on Chicago’s South Side, according to WGN. Police responded to the scene at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. for reports of shots fired just before 3:30 p.m. Monday. A Chicago police officer, an emergency room doctor and a first-year pharmacy resident, were all killed in the attack. The gunman, Juan Lopez, 32, also died, […]

  • Holstered gun stops bullet fired at officer during deadly Chicago hospital shooting

    CHICAGO — Another Chicago police officer could have been seriously injured in Monday’s shooting at Mercy Hospital, if it wasn’t for his holstered gun. The bullet penetrated the holster and stopped in the officer’s gun. A few inches either way, and the officer would have been severely wounded. A second Chicago cop was shot but not injured during today’s Mercy Hospital shooting. Looks closely, you’ll see where bullet hit the officer’s holster and gun. @WGNNews pic.twitter.com/N33xYnMeTB — Ben Bradley (@BenBradleyTV) November […]

  • Doctor, Chicago police officer among dead after hospital shooting

    CHICAGO — An emergency room doctor, pharmacist, and a Chicago police officer lost their lives after an active shooter incident at a South Side hospital. Chicago police responded to the scene at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. for reports of shots fired just before 3:30 p.m. Monday. The incident started with gunfire in the parking lot before moving into the hospital. The gunman was killed, but it was unclear whether he died from a self-inflicted […]

  • ‘War of the Worlds’ broadcast that caused nation-wide panic happened 80 years ago

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – A broadcast described as the radio version of dressing up in a sheet and jumping out of a bush yelling Boo! was more of a scream on the night before Halloween 80 years ago, and it frightened millions of people half to death. “Ladies and gentlemen I have a grave announcement to make,” the announcer intoned at the time. “As incredible as it may seem, those strange beings that landed in the Jersey farmlands tonight […]

  • 3 siblings fatally struck at Indiana school bus stop; 24-year-old driver arrested

    FULTON COUNTY, Ind. – Three young siblings were killed and another child was seriously injured when they were hit while boarding their school bus in Rochester Tuesday morning. Court records show Alyssa Shepherd, 24, faces three felony counts of reckless homicide and a misdemeanor charge of passing a school bus causing injury, according to WXIN. Indiana State Police officials say Shepherd was arrested at her place of work at around 4 p.m. The crash happened around 7:15 a.m. near 4600 N State […]

  • Remembering Sen. John McCain

    John McCain has died at 81. McCain died one day after his family announced he had stopped treatment for brain cancer. McCain would have celebrated his 82nd birthday on Aug. 29. We look back at several of his appearances on WGN Radio. Steve Cochran – August 19, 2016 Steve Cochran -November 5, 2015 Steve Cochran – March 23, 2015 Jonathon Brandmeier – March 19, 2012 Longer version also featuring Dick Vitale John Williams – December 15, 2005 John Williams – […]

  • Crying ‘foul’: Fans upset when ball tossed to young fan grabbed by adult

    CHICAGO – A ball that appeared to be tossed to a young boy holding a baseball glove was grabbed by a man sitting behind him – and as you might expect, the internet has a lot to say on the issue. The video was tweeted on Major League Baseball’s Cut4 twitter account with the words, “When going to a baseball game, DON’T be this guy.” When going to a baseball game, DON'T be this guy. pic.twitter.com/pAeiRN6Q2X — Cut4 (@Cut4) July […]

  • Firework safety tips to help you enjoy your July 4th

    CHICAGO – Along with the barbecues, family and fun associated with the 4th of July, the National Fire Protection Association wants people to remember that fireworks involve many risks, including extreme burns, fires, and even death. 12,900 people were treated in emergency rooms for firework-related injuries in 2017 – nearly one third of those cases involved children under 15-years-old, according to an NFPA report using data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. To avoid injury from fireworks this 4th of July […]

  • Planters Cheez Balls are coming back – in appropriately retro canisters

    The Kraft Heinz company announced Tuesday that a beloved cheese snack is back after a very long hiatus. “Cheese lovers, say ‘Cheez!’ Top hats off to those who started petitions, created online groups, and wrote snail mail letters asking Planters to bring back their favorite cheesy snack,” the company said in a news release. “Thanks to their dedication over the past 12 years, Planters announces the return of Cheez Balls and Cheez Curls for a limited time,” the release continued. The snacks […]

  • Military dad surprises family at Cubs-Brewers game – just in time for son’s birthday

    MILWAUKEE – Cubs and Brewers fans had more to cheer about than just the game Wednesday. Before the first pitch at Miller Park, a military dad surprised his family. During every game, the team recognizes someone from the military who has proudly served our nation. It’s an opportunity to say thank you to the servicemen and women of our nation, WITI reports. “Ladies and gentleman, please join Network Health in recognizing today’s hero, Colonel Jay Morrison, who’s represented by his wife, Rachel, […]