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A funny sign spotted in Elgin made the cut on the “bad signs” segment of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” But the popular host didn’t quite know how to pronounce the Chicago suburb’s name. Published at 12:37 PM CDT on Apr 27, 2017 | Updated 6 hours ago
Julia L. Gutierrez A Geneva woman who pleaded guilty to murdering her husband after giving him a smoothie laced with a sedative to “end his suffering,” prosecutors say, was sentenced Thursday to 22 years in prison.
A $4 billion plan to widen the Tri-State Tollway was approved by the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors Thursday. The Central Tri-State Tollway Project would rebuild and widen a 22-mile stretch of Interstate 294 from O’Hare Airport to Bridgeview and aims at increasing capacity, reducing congestion and improving travel reliability, officials said.
Jeff Redding, who oversees security at both O’Hare and Midway airports, was fired Thursday, the Chicago Department of Aviation announced. “Effective today, Jeffrey Redding has been terminated from his duties at the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA),” the department said in a statement.
A second man has been charged in the murder of a Cook County judge in Chicago, police announced Thursday. Earl Wilson, whose address and age were not immediately known, is charged with the murder of Judge Raymond Miles, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Thursday.
Donna Wiegel said she was kicked off of a United flight because of her encounter with a cat. The last thing United Airlines needed Thursday was another consumer complaint.
The NFL Draft may not be in Chicago this year, but the Bears are still looking to make a big splash as they hold the third overall pick. The NFL Draft is getting underway in Philadelphia, and we’re covering all of the action as 32 teams look to improve their fortunes for the years ahead. 6:49 p.m.
Lawyers representing the mother of a child found dead after a frantic search in Joliet Township have released a statement on their Facebook page following the discovery of the 1-year-old’s body. Chuck Bretz and Associates posted on its Facebook page Thursday evening the firm had been retained by Sheri Gordon to advise her in coordinating communications “between the various agencies involved.” The Will County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, Department of Child and Family Services and Will County Coroner’s office have all been involved to an extent in the investigation of Semaj Crosby’s death.
UPDATE: Authorities say they are investigating the case as a “suspicious death,” pending the results of an autopsy. Read the latest updates here . A 16-month-old girl who went missing from her home in a southwest suburb of Chicago was found dead early Thursday morning.
A Milwaukee man was removed from a Delta Airlines flight in Atlanta last week after going to the bathroom during a delay on the flight, according to footage and witness accounts. Video of the incident was posted to social media Friday, showing what appeared to be a flight attendant and a second employee asking the passenger to leave Flight 2035 from Atlanta to Milwaukee just moments after he returned from what he said was an emergency bathroom run. “I need more information sir. I haven’t done anything and I paid for this ticket and I actually have– I have to get home,” Kima Hamilton said to the first employee who asked him to leave the plane to discuss the matter.