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11-Year-Old Girl Shot at Chicago Area Gas Station

WGN Programming

01:38 min | 14 hrs ago

11-Year-Old Girl Shot at Chicago Area Gas Station

"Year old girl and a man was shot at a gas station in the West Pullman neighborhood. On the south side. Glenn Marshall is live and Comer Children's Hospital with the latest Glenn Good morning now, right now that family is just asking for prayers from the community and also asking for anyone to turn in any information that could lead to an arrest. This little girl was shot in the face last night and she was caught in the crossfire at a gas station shooting here is with this shooting actually took place last night. It was on 100 West 127 Street just before 11 p.m. last night. 90 year old man was exiting out of the gas station store when another man fired shots in his direction. That 90 year old man was shot in the groin area, and then he returned fire. The suspect also shot the 11 year old. Her name is nine. Andrea dire. She was shot in the face while she was sitting in the back seat of a parked car. At that gas station. She was taken to comer Children's Hospital in extremely critical condition. Now we did speak to her family outside the hospital. They are demanding answers for this baby being shot. Your 11 year and the year old left the sooner since list. No mother should be how you crying? Nobody big around here, but a baby way gonna be praying. Just pray. We did look at hers. She opened and, uh he's just keep praying for us, please. Way also know that the other victim was transported to Christ Hospital in serious condition. We do know that there was no relation between both victims. But again, I entry is family is just asking for prayers and demanding answers to why she was shot in this gas station shooting last night

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Chicago gas station shooting injures 11-year-old girl, 19-year-old man

Bob Sirott

00:49 sec | 11 hrs ago

Chicago gas station shooting injures 11-year-old girl, 19-year-old man

"And a man our wounded following a shooting at a gas station on Chicago's Far south side. Police say the man was leaving the gas station last night in the 100 block of West 127th. When someone shot him. The man returned fire. Ah, girl who was sitting in the backseat of vehicle parked at a gas pump was hit by a stray bullet. The 11 year old has been identified as nigh. Andrea Dire. Her godmother is denouncing the gun violence. No one is they put the guns down. I'm not going to stay. Put it! Get rid of it. There's no reason I'm old school. I used them hands. You don't find the person go upto. Yes, Stanley killing these kids. Y'all Stanley, killing these kids now and I get to see what it feels like a 19 year old man was taken to Christ Hospital. The young girl is that Comber Children's Hospital. Police say the victims are unrelated. Faulty

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Chicago Public Schools Students Return to Classrooms Monday

Bob Sirott

00:39 sec | 12 hrs ago

Chicago Public Schools Students Return to Classrooms Monday

"Chicago public schools are teaching elementary school kids in their classrooms for the first time in nearly a year. Students in grades K through five returned yesterday after several delays caused by a fight with the teachers union over the safety of resuming in person learning. 30% of students have opted to return. Some parents like sharing Bosco say they're excited and confidence. CPS has put appropriate safety measures in place, seen his teacher every day on the computer and his classmates. They'll be in masks today, but he's excited to meet them in person. You know he's been in in front of a screen with them for months now, so there is already that comfort level

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Investigation Underway After Apparent Suicide Of Chicago Police Officer

John Landecker

00:59 sec | 21 hrs ago

Investigation Underway After Apparent Suicide Of Chicago Police Officer

"Fatal gunshot wound today in the North side Police station in an apparent suicide. WGN's Bryan Burrough reports. The officer, identified in a statement by Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown is James Daly, a 21 Year veteran superintendent Brown saying dailies death is deeply felt by me and his many colleagues with whom he worked for. For many years, Daley's body was taken to the medical examiner's office in a police procession. An official cause of death will be determined. Less than a year ago, high ranking Chicago police official Dion Boyd was found dead by suicide in his office at the home in Square Police facility. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot acknowledge that it's early in the investigation of dailies death today, but It's known that suicides erupt during the pandemic. The sad reality is that trauma and depression are with us all the time. And unfortunately that has been exacerbated through the pandemic for a host of reasons. Speaking this morning at Hawthorne

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot reacts to Chicago police detective's death

Anna Davlantes

00:25 sec | 1 d ago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot reacts to Chicago police detective's death

"Officer James Daly. Was found dead of an apparent suicide in the North side Police station this morning. Lightfoot encourages every resident who needs help to reach out. We need to make sure that we just stigmatize Depression and trauma that we emphasize for folks. The array of resources that are available across the city like food made those comments. Visiting Hawthorne Elementary School and a cove in 19 tests developed by

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Chicago aquarium pushes restaurants to reduce plastic use

John Williams

00:26 sec | 1 d ago

Chicago aquarium pushes restaurants to reduce plastic use

"Chicago's Shedd Aquarium has launched a program encouraging restaurants to reduce the use of plastic to take part restaurants have to commit to a study. They're plastic use and seek alternatives when possible, For example, they could offer to go plastic cutlery by request. Only the aquarium will provide training in tips, Experts say. An estimated £22 million of plastic enters the Great Lake each year. Half of which enters Lake Michigan.

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U. of Chicago Lab School parents demand school return to in-person learning

John Williams

00:32 sec | 1 d ago

U. of Chicago Lab School parents demand school return to in-person learning

"You have sea lab school parents were upset that the private school keeps changing plans for the return of students to in class Learning School's administration faces a teacher's union grievance over its plans to return As of now, third through fifth grade, so are scheduled to return to full time in person learning on March 29th middle and high schoolers are set for hybrid plan, six through eighth grade students would rotate for a week of full time school, while each high school grade would rotate on campus for two consecutive days. Roger Banished WGN news. Illinois health officials report more than

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Kane Scores 400th Goal As Chicago Blackhawks Beat Detroit Red Wings

Bob Sirott

00:38 sec | 1 d ago

Kane Scores 400th Goal As Chicago Blackhawks Beat Detroit Red Wings

"Ahead of Detroit for one of the third period when Patrick Kane joining a rather exclusive group came becoming the 1/100 player in the NHL to score 400 goals, just the fourth in Blackhawks history to seven to blow out Of the Detroit Red Wings. Kane's 11th goal this year help the Hawks mounts back from a clunker of a game is the wings of the night before Kane a goal and two assists Alex to break it a goal and three assists. Ryan Carpenter scored twice the Hawks now 12 7 and four. They're off till Thursday when they host Tampa Bay Tonight. Blackhawks Live here on W. GM at seven. The Bulls were

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16-year-old boy shot on Chicago's South Side

John Williams

00:21 sec | 1 d ago

16-year-old boy shot on Chicago's South Side

"Park Over on the Southwest side. 21 Year old Jesus Morrow and 20 Year old Sergio Rodriguez were charged today with first degree murder in the shooting of Julian Castillo. Police said the pair beat up Castillo in an apartment and shot him as he tried to run away. Both are expected in bond court today. Starting today, Chicago Speed cameras around schools and parks will issue tickets to

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Man stabbed outside downtown Chicago hotel overnight

WGN Programming

00:23 sec | 2 d ago

Man stabbed outside downtown Chicago hotel overnight

"Hospital after a fight. You're a popular hotel. Chicago Police say the 36 year old victim got into an altercation with several people outside of the London House Hotel on East Wacker Drive around 2 15 Sunday morning, according to police. That's when the man was approached by another male will stabbed four times. He was taking the Northwestern hospital with wounds to the leg and hip. The suspect is believed to be 6 FT. Tall, was wearing blue jeans and has a beard Police are investigating gave

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2 dead, 4 injured in house fire on Chicago's South Side

Dean Richards' Sunday Morning

00:35 sec | 2 d ago

2 dead, 4 injured in house fire on Chicago's South Side

"Four injured after a house fire in the South side early this morning, WGN's Judy Wang reports. The fire broke out just after four this morning and a home near 86 South Hermitage in Grecia. When firefighters got here, they found heavy fire at the back of the home. They received reports that were possibly people trapped in the house. Paramedics administered CPR on one of the victims. They took the child and the woman, too little company of Mary Hospital where they Were pronounced dead shortly after arrival, and the cause is under investigation. The

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Chicago-area worker fighting for minimum wage raise for all

Chicago Tonight

03:30 min | 2 d ago

Chicago-area worker fighting for minimum wage raise for all

"Negotiations on the latest code nineteen relief bill are underway in congress but a key democratic priority is in question president. Joe biden had initially pushed for proposal in the bill that would raise the federal minimum wage to fifteen dollars by the year. Twenty twenty-five no matter what happens at the federal level chicago goes to fifteen dollars this summer while illinois is on a path to fifteen dollars by the year twenty twenty-five earlier this week. Parachutes had a conversation with rob car president of the illinois retail merchants association and adriana alvarez mcdonald's employees and a leader in the chicago chapter of for fifteen. He began by asking alvarez. What's important to her to continue pushing at the national level. Despite illinois's hike being done deal you know. I do believe that this is Everyone's fight I'm not the only one struggling here in illinois you know There's a bunch of people out there struggling So i believe that the federal the federal minimum wage should go up to livable wage of fifteen dollars. An hour rob car. You represent businesses illinois. What are you hearing from your members about the most recent hike in illinois and in chicago again expected to go to fifteen dollars this summer struggling great word for it. There's a lot of employers for struggling as well which is why we historic on them. State as a result of the pandemic. It's going to impose. I think for us for for washington. Elways cautionary tale in that. You don't want to do this and you want to think twice about doing all certain epic because it makes components I what about that. The nonpartisan congressional budget office put out a study this month saying that raising the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour. It would live nearly a million people out of poverty but it could also lead to the loss of one point four million jobs. Could it actually hurt workers instead of help in my opinion i don't think so The more money. I have in my pocket. I'll be able to go to these small mom and pop shops that i have by my house. I don't have to make the trip to you know those big corporations that Have the deals So i'm not going to be saving any kind of money. I'm going to be spending it right back into the economy rob car if you look at the minimum wage adjusted for inflation over. The last several decades really hasn't gone up at all in fact it's gone down. Should the minimum wage at least keep up with inflation. Well i think the calculation depends on where you start. Become finished from sixty eight has been chosen by the advocates rather randomly choose from other years so different story. But no you don't wanna have wage on automatic increments. Sales are not automatic increase for example. When i when you talk about the retail sector. I represent It's been horrible policy. The state of illinois to continuous minimum wage increases in the midst of this pandemic when she would have something automatic on like that so that would be a terrible approach. What about that Again Rob is saying there shouldn't be automatic raises but if you look at the minimum wage adjusted for inflation It really hasn't moved at all. And then we're talking about fifty years since. Yeah it's it's been you know. The federal minimum wage has been stuck since two thousand nine. And i mean everything else has gone up We have to work two three jobs just to you know by essential stuff and i honestly don't think that that's that's right And seventy five is not enough

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Chicago's Day Laborers Face Increased Difficulties Amid COVID-19

Chicago Tonight

04:59 min | 2 d ago

Chicago's Day Laborers Face Increased Difficulties Amid COVID-19

"We near the anniversary of the first kovic shutdowns in illinois minneap. Chicago's day laborers are finding themselves. In dire straits months of shutdowns and economic devastation have made finding work and already scarce commodity in recent years. More difficult than other than ever and the circumstances of many of their lives make them particularly. Vulnerable to infection and financial devastation. Joining us to talk about the outlook for day. Laborers are rigoberto compost day. Labor organizer for the nonprofit latino. You're of chicago and nick theodore professor at the university of illinois at chicago department of urban planning and policy. Gentlemen thank you both for joining us. Rigoberta compost start with you please. Let's sketch out how the day labor market Typically works kind of work. People find how they find that working normal times it has been affected during the pandemic according to lay out the challenges that the to another they wake up every day with hopes of trying to find work and of whether that means they able to pick something up It really comes down to what happens. one there at the corner hiring site Sometimes they're lucky. Things are now but the reality is is that the pandemic has really made that's attrition. Law were difficult. I mean we're talking about being able to around being able to pay for food your bells your phone on and honestly the challenge. There is that they're having to make financial decisions. That are really hard. And when you add add taking care of yourself with cohen in nixon really challenging. Because you get sick. That's a day we from work And that's money that you need to date right. Now nick theodore what aspects of the lives of day laborers make them especially vulnerable during the pandemic both the financial problems but also infection. Rigo saying i think the issue of having to work often in close contact with other workers on a day-to-day basis. Not always knowing who your coworkers might be. There's a lot of exposure issues. That i think make things very difficult and we're talking about low. Wage work insecure work overall. And so the pressure to return to the day labor hiring site that try to find work day after day the despite hazards that might exist without pressure is very real. Labor's rigoberto your organization. Latino union of chicago offers support day laborers eating them through this difficult time At the moment and we are going out there trying to offer. Td were handing out cash assistance. That we've been able to obtain Sharing information on food pantries offer them a a support group where they can bent and kind of process. How they're feeling at the moment at the reality is is that a lot of the needs will beyond just being able to solve what's happening now out of. It's also just based on a lot of intentional working on policy. Change systemic change and you know just one basic question that comes to mind rigoberto. Are they finding work in these times Honestly it's on and off mostly off of the reality is that it has affected the market and even though it's affected the market. They're waking up every day of really early With hopes that those still find something. A the reality is is that Even want sometimes people come looking for them There are people that are taking advantage of the fact that they are Immigrant workers looking for work at a cornerside. And so they're not paying much at all and have needs to nick. The last year saw an economic downturn in most areas though of course we know some sectors some industries did remain robust. What effect has the economy. This last year had on the labor market for these workers. It prevents attacked. I think both in terms of the slowdown a related to the pandemic of the amount of construction and other work that day laborers are doing. But then there's the bigger question about workers who are being displaced from other industries so is restaurants and bars shutdown as other sectors of the economy. Shutdown do the krona virus pandemic workers were being expelled from those industries. And for many of them they turned up on the street corner looking for day labor work for those day laborers. This is almost employment of last resort. And so they are putting additional pressure on day labor markets which puts pressure on wages in java bail ability so during every downturn whether it's the pandemic or the great recession a decade ago. Every time we see a downturn in the economy the number of people looking for day labor work increases dramatically and grits hardships across this economy

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Chicago Weather: Mostly Sunny Skies For This Weekend

The Best of Ben Shapiro

00:20 sec | 3 d ago

Chicago Weather: Mostly Sunny Skies For This Weekend

"To the mid forties to low fifties today, mostly sunny skies Tonight, clouds build in a few showers developing late low 38. Tomorrow might work in a stray shower. Early skies gradually clear high near 50 colder on Monday with sunshine on Lee going up to the mid thirties for the high from the weather Channel on Jeffy. No W L S C Make 90 with another update and 30

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Chicago Area Police Warn Of Thieves Posing As Utility Workers

HouseSmarts Radio with Lou Manfredini

00:29 sec | 3 d ago

Chicago Area Police Warn Of Thieves Posing As Utility Workers

"Police in Oaklawn, warning residents about thieves posting as village workers to get inside people's homes. Three homes in the suburb were targeted in less than a week, all on the west side of the village. The thieves knock on seniors doors and claimed to work for the Oakland Water Department, Oakland police Chief Gerald Better says during the second robbery. They also claimed to be from Com. Ed wants the seniors open the door. The fake worker or several of them are invited inside to fix a meter. That's when valuables in cash or stolen Before the victim realizes what's

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Shooting Shuts Down Inbound Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago

Dave Plier

00:32 sec | 3 d ago

Shooting Shuts Down Inbound Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago

"And as many days have been at least five victims so far this weekend, three expressway shootings, two were shot last night on the ice and Howard near Pulaski. Both were driving their own vehicles. The first victim was taken to a hospital from the scene. The second took herself to a hospital told staff she was shot while driving on the bike in the same area. Illinois State police say they believe it was the same shooting. Three others were shot on the Dan Ryan and separate shootings. When stand Thursday. Vic von WGN news on this vote, the ace or 219, the naysayer to

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2 Injured in Shootings on Chicago's Eisenhower Expressway

Dave Plier

00:45 sec | 3 d ago

2 Injured in Shootings on Chicago's Eisenhower Expressway

"Two drivers were shot tonight on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway. Illinois State police say they believe it was the same shooter WG and Steve Ruxton reports. The shooting was reported near Pulaski Road at about 8:20 P.m. State. Police say a man was traveling and the inbound lands when a person in another car opened fire at his vehicle, causing him to crash into an embankment Man was hospitalized with gunshot wounds. A passenger in the car was unharmed, Police say about 15. Minutes later, a woman showed up. It'll Local hospital who had also been shot she'd been driving in the same area where the first shooting happened. Both are expected to survive There. Bennett least five people shot on Chicago expressways this week. That's two today one yesterday

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Governor Pritzker Praises Biden Administration For Making Chicago's United Center A Mass Vaccination Site

Anna Davlantes

00:47 sec | 4 d ago

Governor Pritzker Praises Biden Administration For Making Chicago's United Center A Mass Vaccination Site

"Pritzker Pritzker praised praised the the Biden Biden administration administration for for their their role role in in making making the the United United Center Center of of Mass Mass vaccination vaccination site site and and increasing increasing vaccination vaccination statewide statewide in in just just the the first first five five weeks of this new administration. White House has nearly doubled the weekly supply of doses coming to states via direct shipments and other programs. Like the federal Retail Pharmacy program, Pritzker says the state is administered more than 2.5 million doses, including one in every seven Illinois INS, receiving at least the first dose. State of Illinois reported 2441 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois today 55 additional deaths. The positivity rate is 2.7% last two days, a record number of Illinois ins have had their opportunity opportunity to to to be be be be vaccinated. vaccinated. vaccinated. vaccinated.

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Kane’s 399th Goal Pushes Chicago Blackhawks Past Columbus Blue Jackets

The Boxer Show

00:28 sec | 4 d ago

Kane’s 399th Goal Pushes Chicago Blackhawks Past Columbus Blue Jackets

"What kind of a frustrating night If you watch the blue Jackets and basketball Buckeyes has both teams go down this Blue Jackets update a service of Buckeye Express Logistics services. Jackets lose their third and roll fall in Chicago to nothing. It was a scoreless game until Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks fired winning past Joonas Corpus Saddle midway through the third period. They I said with a last minute empty netter first time this season, the jacket have been shut out there now. 88 5 on the year and hit the road for games and Nashville tomorrow and

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How a Chicago Artist is Working to Help Musicians in Need

Chicago Tonight

04:04 min | 4 d ago

How a Chicago Artist is Working to Help Musicians in Need

"Chicago artist is working to make sure no musician is left behind with a community organization dedicated to black musicians in chicago arts correspondent angel edo shares how that mission has quickly expanded to serve anyone in need. It was god sent to me to be able to do something for some musicians. Can't play they can't say they can't appear in clubs. They know how their fields because of the that being able to sing for two years. I was homeless eight out of garbage cans and i just decided that because life music has been my life. I know how these musicians feeling something. It was on her birthday last october. One chicago artists the maxwell decided to create black musicians matters with help from community partners like guardian interest security company. The group delivers food on a weekly basis. They won't reach out because we have so much fried. So what i do is i just go and call and them. Do you need something. I need musicians chicago musicians to know. Please get in touch with us. We will come to you if you can't get out. We covered the west side. We went to melrose park. We went to ole part all year. We go to the hundreds with donations from go. Fund me the group is also able to provide monetary support for artists. Like bass guitar player. Joe pratt who was the band director at the east odyssey lounge before the pandemic hit a big box food i was given money and then came in handy at the time. I really really needed it. Because bills need to be paid musicians. Charles crane and burns have also support fema silvio in a. It was right on time. Take my word on it. And i love apples. They gave me a fresh apples. Yes is what's going on. It's been tremendously mason. Beef stew of the night and the organization primarily serves black artists but they worked to help anyone in need whether they be homeless older adults or even single parents. We had one girl was the name. Britney britney that's that's she had four kids and was homeless while chicago musician. Ronnie baker brooks has not received a he seen its impact. Firsthand is inspirational. And if you get so disgusted how can you be creative or is so negative all the time. That's all you're gonna talk about. That's all you're going to sing about so it's very important that we support each other inspire but it doesn't stop there. I didn't form this organization just for food. And just for money iphone his organization because i have a dream i have the vision. I want to put up a building in brownsville. That will house musicians if they get on bad. Look this is my dream there for chicago tonight. I'm angel ito and food. Pickup is now available every friday from ten. Am to one pm at the east odyssey lounge for anyone who needs it. There's more information on our

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Illinois Rep. Marie Newman dispute with Rep, Marjorie Taylor

Chicago Tonight

01:26 min | 4 d ago

Illinois Rep. Marie Newman dispute with Rep, Marjorie Taylor

"While congress was debating lgbtq protections in equality act illinois congresswoman. Maria newman democrat planted a transgender flag in front of her office to show support for the bill and her daughter. Newman's office is across the hall from the controversial republican. Marjorie taylor green. Who was recently stripped of her committee assignments for her support of conspiracy theories in response green posted a video of herself posting a sign across from newman's office that reads quote there are two genders male and female. Trust the science. The feud continued on social media were green directly targeted and mis gendered. Newman's daughter saying in part quote. Your biological son does not belong in. My daughter's bathrooms locker rooms in sports teams. That post has been widely criticised including by republican. Republican congressman. Adam kensinger said in part quote representative. Newman's daughter is transgender. And this video in tweet represent the hate and fame driven politics of self promotion at all. Evil costs this garbage must end. Meanwhile facebook has apologized to newman for taking down her video of planting the transgender flag. After it mislabelled it hate speech by the way the equality act which prohibits discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Pass the house this afternoon. By two hundred and twenty four to two hundred and six vote

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