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Storms Make for Messy Morning Commute in Chicago Area

Storms Make for Messy Morning Commute in Chicago Area

A rainy and stormy Friday morning made for difficult driving conditions across the Chicago area during rush hour.  Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued for Kankakee and Will counties in Illinois and Newton and Lake counties in Indiana.  Heavy rain caused flooding on several area roadways, including on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway.  There were reports of an overturned semi on the Tri-State Tollway as the morning rush began and that was quickly followed by numerous other crashes in the area.  A crash on eastbound Interstate 90 near Barrington Road blocked at least one lane on the roadway, multiple accidents caused delays on the outbound Eisenhower while two other crashes were causing delays on the outbound Kennedy Expressway.  Delays were also reported on multiple Metra lines throughout the morning.  The day is not expected to be a washout, however, with storms quickly coming to an end by the late morning hours as highs reach into the upper-70s and low-80s.  The chance for showers returns during the evening hours Saturday and again Sunday afternoon.  Things to Do this Weekend in the Chicago Area: June 23-25 Published 2 hours ago | Updated 37 minutes ago

Boykin Talks About His Time With Mark Zuckerberg in Chicago

Boykin Talks About His Time With Mark Zuckerberg in Chicago

Mark Zuckerberg spent part of his day in Chicago with Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, who served as the Facebook exec’s tour guide in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. Boykin talks about what happened during his time with Zuckerberg.

Wade Reacts to Butler Trade Reports

Wade Reacts to Butler Trade Reports

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 18: Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls talks with Dwyane Wade #3 during the third quarter of Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on April 18, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

Stalling Special Session Costs Tax Payers $40K Per Day

Stalling Special Session Costs Tax Payers $40K Per Day

House Speaker Mike Madigan won’t meet with Gov. Bruce Rauner in Springfield Thursday, but there is the first sign of budget negotiations happening behind the scenes.

Cook County Sheriff Supplements CPD in 9th Ward, Crime Down

Cook County Sheriff Supplements CPD in 9th Ward, Crime Down

Ald. Anthony Beale says the increased police presence and crime reduction in his ninth ward started after he reached out to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and asked for some extra help.

Angry Birds Season Sees Swooping, Dive-Bombing Fowl

Angry Birds Season Sees Swooping, Dive-Bombing Fowl

It’s that time of year in Chicago: Summer weather and the return of the migratory and sometimes aggressive red-winged blackbird. “We have them for the most part in summer, spring through fall,” says Josh Engel, a research assistant at the Field Musuem.

Police Warn of Boystown Robberies Ahead of Pride Parade

Police Warn of Boystown Robberies Ahead of Pride Parade

A warning of strong-arm robberies has been issued by police in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood just days before the annual Pride Parade, an event that draws tens-of-thousands of people. Now Chicago police are warning residents of a series of strong-arm robberies in the area.

Angie’s List Investigation Yields Results

Angie’s List Investigation Yields Results

Eight weeks after NBC 5 Investigates revealed advertisements from unlicensed plumbers pushing inexpensive deals on Angie’s List, the consumer referral site has flagged some of those companies, while others have made changes to get in line with city of Chicago regulations. The Indianapolis-based website carries a reputation for weeding out unscrupulous or unqualified operators.

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