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Chicago Chef Sued for Selling Counterfeit Wine Bottle

Chicago Chef Sued for Selling Counterfeit Wine Bottle

Photo by Jacob Andrzejczak/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Two wine collectors from New York City have filed suit against famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter for selling them a counterfeit bottle of wine for $46,227.40.The collectors, a married couple, filed …

Chicago Middle Schooler Saves Two Lives in One Week

Chicago Middle Schooler Saves Two Lives in One Week

(CHICAGO) — Saving a life is impressive enough, but a Chicago area middle school student saved not only his best friend but also his teacher, all in the same week.
Travon Avery, an eighth grader at Herget Middle School in Aurora, Ill., was in class on…

Person of Interest Questioned in Shooting Death of Chicago Baby

Person of Interest Questioned in Shooting Death of Chicago Baby

Courtesy the Family(CHICAGO) — Police are questioning a person of interest in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 6-month-old Chicago baby, reported ABC’s Chicago station WLS-TV.
Jonylah Watkins was shot five times, along with her father, Jonathan Watkin…

Person of Interest Questioned in Shooting Death of Chicago Baby

Person of Interest Questioned in Shooting Death of Chicago Baby

Courtesy the Family(CHICAGO) — Police are questioning a person of interest in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 6-month-old Chicago baby, reported ABC’s Chicago station WLS-TV.
Jonylah Watkins was shot five times, along with her father, Jonathan Watkin…

Abercrombie & Fitch Faces Protests, Backlash for Not Selling Larger Sizes

Abercrombie & Fitch Faces Protests, Backlash for Not Selling Larger Sizes

Paul Taggart/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Add Kirstie Alley to the list of Abercrombie & Fitch critics who take exception to the company’s refusal to carry clothing in larger sizes.The Former Cheers actress and Dancing With the Sta…

Chicago HS Student Paralyzed in Shooting Goes to Prom

Chicago HS Student Paralyzed in Shooting Goes to Prom

ABC News(CHICAGO) — A Chicago high school senior who was paralyzed in a shooting last year didn’t let his injuries stop him from enjoying one senior year highlight, his prom.
Miles Turner, a student at Leo High School in Chicago, was talking with his …

Man, 80, Accused of Harassing Woman He Allegedly Tried to Kill

Man, 80, Accused of Harassing Woman He Allegedly Tried to Kill

Peter Dazeley/Getty Images(CHICAGO) – So much for growing older and wiser.An 80-year old Chicago man who is charged with attempted murder has been arrested and charged with harassing a woman in an attempt to get her to drop the charges against hi…

Chicago Teen Killed Hours After Sister Attends Obama Speech On Gun Violence

Chicago Teen Killed Hours After Sister Attends Obama Speech On Gun Violence

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — A Chicago teenager was shot and killed Friday only hours after her sister attended President Obama’s speech on the city’s rampant gun violence. Janay McFarlane, 18, was killed while walking with a friend during a visi…

Alleged Shooters of Chicago Teen Hadiya Pendleton, Arrested, Charged

Alleged Shooters of Chicago Teen Hadiya Pendleton, Arrested, Charged

Obtained by ABC News(CHICAGO) — Chicago Police believe they have solved last month’s murder of a high school student who played with her marching band in Washington, D.C. during the inaugural ceremonies.First-degree murder charges were filed Monday ag…

Cop Sues Chicago, Demands Overtime Pay for Working at Home

Cop Sues Chicago, Demands Overtime Pay for Working at Home

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — If you get paid by the hour and answer work-related phone calls and emails at home, should you be compensated?  Yes, according to a Chicago police officer, who filed a federal lawsuit against the city, claiming…

Convicted Murderer Steven L. Robbins Back in Custody After Mistakenly Released

Convicted Murderer Steven L. Robbins Back in Custody After Mistakenly Released

Kevin Horan/Stone(CHICAGO) — A convicted murderer who was mistakenly released from a Chicago jail is back in custody Saturday, after authorities used leads and interviews with his family and friends to successfully track him down.Steven L. Robbins, 44…

Chicago Putting More Cops on the Street in Wake of Teen’s Death

Chicago Putting More Cops on the Street in Wake of Teen’s Death

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — A major American city already reeling from a high murder rate was stunned by the shooting death of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old student at Chicago’s King College Prep School and majorette in the band, who perform…

Poisoned Chicago Lottery Winner’s Body Exhumed

Poisoned Chicago Lottery Winner’s Body Exhumed

Ann Cutting/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — The body of Urooj Khan, a lottery winner who was was poisoned with cyanide, was exhumed Friday from the Rose Hill Cemetery in Chicago at 8 a.m. ET.The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office is trying to find more detai…

United Airlines, American Airlines Accused of Running ‘Sham Offices’ to Dodge Taxes

United Airlines, American Airlines Accused of Running ‘Sham Offices’ to Dodge Taxes

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago’s Regional Transportation Authority is accusing United Airlines and American Airlines of operating “sham offices” in a suburban Illinois town and “dodging” millions of dollars in state sales …

Four in Chicago Charged in Double Strangulation

Four in Chicago Charged in Double Strangulation

Will County Sheriff”s Department(CHICAGO) – Four people, including two teenage girls and the son of a police sergeant, are under arrest in suburban Chicago on charges of strangling two men.Adam Landerman, 19, Alisa Massaro, 18, Bethany McKee, 18…

Chicago Pension Funds to Divest Gun Makers

Chicago Pension Funds to Divest Gun Makers

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Monday that he would ask the city pension funds to divest any investments in companies that manufacture guns and will “lead a charge” among all mayors to tackle the iss…

Wife of Poisoned Lotto Winner: ‘I Want the Truth to Come Out’

Wife of Poisoned Lotto Winner: ‘I Want the Truth to Come Out’

Ann Cutting/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The wife of a $1 million Chicago lottery winner who died of cyanide poisoning told ABC News that she was shocked to learn the true cause of his death and is cooperating with an ongoing homicide investigation.”I want …

Body of Lotto Winner Who Died of Cyanide Poisoning to Be Exhumed

Body of Lotto Winner Who Died of Cyanide Poisoning to Be Exhumed

Ann Cutting/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — The body of the $1 million Chicago lottery winner who died of cyanide poisoning will be exhumed within the next two weeks, said Cook County Medical Examiner Stephen Cina.The exhumation is needed to complete the invest…

Body of Lotto Winner Who Died of Cyanide Poisoning Likely to Be Exhumed

Body of Lotto Winner Who Died of Cyanide Poisoning Likely to Be Exhumed

Ann Cutting/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — The body of a $1 million lottery jackpot winner will likely be exhumed from Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago, according to the Cook County medical examiner, who determined that the winner died of cyanide poisoning.Last J…

Chicago Prison Escape: Second of Two Bank Robbers Arrested

Chicago Prison Escape: Second of Two Bank Robbers Arrested

Kevin Horan/Stone(CHICAGO) — A convicted bank robber who escaped jail before Christmas is back in custody.  Kenneth Conley, 38, one of two inmates who escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago on Dec. 18, was taken int…

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