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ComEd Prepares for Potential Power Outages

ComEd Prepares for Potential Power Outages

With severe weather threatening the Chicago-area, ComEd is preparing for potential outages throughout northern Illinois. According to a press release issued by the utility company, ComEd has activated its emergency response center, increased staffing, and is readying trucks and equipment to deal with outages should they occur.

Late Rally Pushes Cardinals Past Cubs

Late Rally Pushes Cardinals Past Cubs

Paul DeJong hit a tiebreaking two-run double in St. Louis’ nine-run eighth inning, and the Cardinals cooled off the Chicago Cubs with an 11-4 victory on Friday.

Rapping Chicago Teacher Debuts New Song in Old Navy Collab

Rapping Chicago Teacher Debuts New Song in Old Navy Collab

Last year, young teacher Dwayne Reed welcomed students to class with a song that would ultimately become a viral sensation . This year, he’s welcoming students with a new tune.

Metra Trains Halted in Arlington Heights After Person Hit

Metra Trains Halted in Arlington Heights After Person Hit

WATCH LIVE Access Hollywood Live Drake Bell; Dove Cameron (“Descendants 2”); Plugged-In panel. Details on what happened or the person’s condition weren’t immediately known NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox A person was hit by a train in Arlington Heights Friday morning, halting all trains in the area during morning rush hour.  The rail agency said train no.

Dispatcher Charged With Shooting Teen in Traffic Dispute

Dispatcher Charged With Shooting Teen in Traffic Dispute

A Chicago dispatcher has been charged with shooting an 18-year-old woman following a traffic dispute that turned physical earlier this week, police said.  Keli McGrath, 46, was charged with one count of felony aggravated battery -discharge of a firearm, according to police said. She is expected to appear in court Friday.  McGrath, a dispatcher for the Office of Emergency Management and Communications, allegedly shot the 18-year-old woman in the chest at about 1:49 p.m.

Actor Jay Mohr Helps Struggling Mom at Chicago Airport

Actor Jay Mohr Helps Struggling Mom at Chicago Airport

Actor Jay Mohr is being praised on social media for helping a mother as she struggled at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago last month. The story of Mohr’s actions was first posted on the blog “ She Just Glows ” late last month, where former news reporter Janie Porter detailed the story of her friend’s encounter with a celebrity.

Judge to Hear Arguments in Cook County Beverage Tax Lawsuit

Judge to Hear Arguments in Cook County Beverage Tax Lawsuit

The fight over a new Cook County Beverage Tax is already making its way through the court system, but now Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Sheriff Tom Dart are feuding in public over layoff notices. NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern has the latest on the controversy.

3 Wounded in Dan Ryan Expressway Shooting

3 Wounded in Dan Ryan Expressway Shooting

Three people were wounded in a shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway early Friday morning, authorities said, including a man who claimed he was walking near the scene where the shooting took place when he was hit by the gunfire.  The shooting happened at about 1 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the roadway near 31st Street on Chicago’s South Side.  Police said they found two shooting victims at 55th Street and Wells, one with a gunshot wound to the abdomen and another shot in the buttocks.

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