Tag: chicago

From Fred Hampton To Jussie Smollett: Why We Should Always Question The Chicago PD

UPDATED: 12:20 p.m. EST, Dec. 4, 2019 — Jussie Smollett was charged with 16 felony counts of falsifying a police report before all charges were dropped. However, the Chicago Police Department was outraged, slamming Smollett and Cook County’s first and only Black woman State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. The law enforcement agency is convinced Smollett is […]

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Mayor Lightfoot Rips Into Eddie Johnson For Misleading ‘The People Of Chicago’

Source: Joshua Lott / Getty The tables have turned on Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson just months after he accused Jussie Smollett of pulling a “hoax” in a hate crime incident. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Mayor Lori Lightfoot has summarily fired Johnson on Monday, accusing him of “lying to me and lying to the public” […]

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‘Very Disturbing’: A Chicago Cop Body-Slammed a Man Who Allegedly Spit on Him

A Chicago cop is under investigation for slamming a man to the ground in a manner the city’s mayor called “very disturbing” after she saw the bystander video of the arrest. The man in the video, 29-year-old Bernard Kersh, was allegedly drinking alcohol by a city bus stop, on his way to a family celebration […]

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Original Gerber baby Ann Turner Cook celebrates 93rd birthday

× Original Gerber baby Ann Turner Cook celebrates 93rd birthday CHICAGO (KDVR) — The Original Gerber Baby, Ann Turner Cook, is celebrating another birthday this year. Cook celebrated her 93rd birthday on Wednesday. Cook was about 4 months old in 1927 when her iconic image was sketched in charcoal by a family friend. The friend submitted […]

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Don’t Let Go: Jussie Smollett Countersues Chicago for Malicious Prosecution

There is one storyline that I pray King Jesus lets us leave in 2019, and that is Jussie Smollett’s alleged hate crime hoax. Today, however, will not be that day. Smollett, an R&B singer and former Empire actor, has filed a countersuit against Chicago police for malicious prosecution. As CBS News reports, Smollett says he […]

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Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Servings: 6Prep time: 20 minutesTotal time: 1 hour and 35 minutes Ingredients for the dough:1 teaspoon active dried yeast¾ teaspoon granulated sugar½ cup water|125 ml, heated to 115°F3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for greasing3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted1 ½ cups plus 6 tablespoons|126 grams all-purpose flour¼ cup|35 grams yellow cornmeal1 teaspoon kosher salt for […]

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Drone photographer stumbles upon Chicago couple’s engagement from the air

Please enable Javascript to watch this video CHICAGO, Ill. (WGN) – Under the wood pavilion in Lincoln Park, a local photographer accidentally caught a Chicago couple’s engagement. Bret Habura was using his drone to photograph autumn colors in Lincoln Park Nov. 1st when he saw something that caught his eye. “Some guy is down on […]

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Dramatic video shows plane slide off runway at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport due to icy conditions

Please enable Javascript to watch this video CHICAGO — A plane slid off a runway Monday morning at O’Hare International Airport. The incident was reported around 8 a.m. According to American Airlines, American Eagle flight 4125 slid off the runway due to icy conditions. All 38 passengers and three crew members were removed from the […]

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Amid Internal Investigation, Top Chicago Cop Eddie Johnson Announces His Departure

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced Thursday morning he plans on retiring at the end of the year, capping off what’s been a tumultuous year for the top cop. “It’s time for someone else to pin these four stars to their shoulders. These stars can sometimes feel like carrying the weight of the world, but […]

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Ain’t We Lucky We Got Good Times Coming to a Live Studio Audience?

If you’re scratchin’ and survivin’ while awaiting another installment of the “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” series from ABC, well, it looks like you’re going to be successful and thrivin’, instead. According to Variety, the network has confirmed a double-episode special of All in the Family and Good Times. The network showcased a […]

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Off-duty Chicago cop accused of hitting fellow on-duty officer on Halloween

Please enable Javascript to watch this video CHICAGO — An off-duty Chicago police officer is facing several charges, including striking another officer on Halloween night. Police said Karina Salgado, 30, was charged with criminal trespass, battery and resisting a peace officer, according to WGN. Just after 1 a.m. on Nov. 1, Salgado, who was dressed […]

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7-year-old girl dressed as a bumblebee shot while trick-or-treating

Please enable Javascript to watch this video CHICAGO (WGN) — A 7-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was shot while trick-or-treating in the city’s Little Village neighborhood on Halloween. The girl was shot twice near 26th Street and Lawndale Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Thursday while she was trick-or-treating with her family. Chicago Police […]

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It’s the Remix to Infection: R. Kelly Skipped Court Because His Toenail Is Missing

Even if you take the shackles off Robert “R.” Kelly’s feet so he can step in the name of love, apparently it would be a little bit difficult for him to do so today. According to Page Six, Kels was set to appear in federal court before U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber in Chicago on […]

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Barack Obama Calls Out ‘Cancel Culture’ in the Era of Donald Trump

Former President Barack Obama speaks to guests at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago Oct. 29, 2019.Photo: Scott Olson (Getty) For all eight years of his presidency, Barack Obama was the epitome of class and grace, ever speaking to how to bring opposing sides to common ground, whether during a beer summit or in offering a […]

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