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Alleged Highland Park gunman charged with 7 counts of murder

HIGHLAND PARK – A seventh person died Tuesday of injuries sustained during a mass shooting at Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade, as prosecutors announced the alleged gunman will face seven counts of first-degree murder with “dozens” more criminal charges soon to follow, authorities said Tuesday. At a news conference Tuesday staged just west of […]

Timeline unclear for special session on abortion rights

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker and top Democratic leaders in the Illinois General Assembly said Tuesday that while they still plan to call a special session this year to strengthen abortion rights, they expect to take the “remainder of the summer” to craft policies before lawmakers return to the Capitol. Pritzker first announced his plan […]

Frantic 8-hour manhunt ends with the arrest of the Highland Park shooting’s suspect

HIGHLAND PARK — A mass shooting at a Highland Park Fourth of July parade sparked hours of fear across Chicago’s North Shore as authorities conducted a massive manhunt for the young man who allegedly gunned down dozens of people from a rooftop perch. Police identified the shooting suspect as Robert “Bobby” Crimo III, a 22-year-old […]

Champaign County residents celebrate patriotism with annual Fourth of July parade

While a few hours to the north, the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park was marred by tragedy, things were peaceful in Champaign-Urbana.  On Monday, Champaign County kicked off its annual Fourth of July parade, featuring a lineup of political candidates; various tractors and firetrucks; activist groups; local businesses and more.   Starting at the […]