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Chicago Duct Tape Dad Given Probation for Binding Toddler

Chicago Duct Tape Dad Given Probation for Binding Toddler

Facebook(CHICAGO) — A Chicago judge ruled Friday that a dad convicted of aggravated battery for binding his 18-month old daughter with tape and taping her mouth shut will not have to go to prison, but serve probation instead.Andre Curry, 22, was order…

Chicago Parking Meters to Charge $6.50 an Hour

Chicago Parking Meters to Charge $6.50 an Hour

Eric O’Connell/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — It’s about to get a lot more expensive to park your car on the streets of Chicago.
In 2013, metered parking in downtown Chicago will jump 75 cents to $6.50 an hour.  That’s more than double what …

Chicago Prison Escape: One of Two Bank Robbers Arrested

Chicago Prison Escape: One of Two Bank Robbers Arrested

Kevin Horan/Stone(CHICAGO) — One of the two Chicago bank robbers who escaped from a high-rise federal jail in Chicago this week using a makeshift rope to rappel down the building has been arrested.Joseph “Jose” Banks, 37, was arrested late Thursday ar…

Chicago Prison Escape: Footage Garners New Leads in Manhunt

Chicago Prison Escape: Footage Garners New Leads in Manhunt

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — The manhunt for two bank robbers who escaped from a downtown Chicago prison this week intensified overnight, with police chasing multiple leads as new footage shows the men getting into a taxi minutes after their braz…

Bank Robbers Escape Chicago Jail Using Rope Made of Sheets, Blankets

Bank Robbers Escape Chicago Jail Using Rope Made of Sheets, Blankets

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — A manhunt is underway after two bank robbers escaped from their Chicago jail cell by breaking through the window and scaling down the building with a makeshift rope of bed sheets and blankets.Joseph “Jose” Banks and K…

Chicago to Review Woman’s $105,000 Parking Ticket Bill

Chicago to Review Woman’s $105,000 Parking Ticket Bill

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — The city of Chicago is reviewing the case of a single, unemployed mother saddled with the biggest parking fine in city history after she filed a lawsuit claiming that her ex-boyfriend was to blame for all the tickets….

Chicago Police Guilty of Covering Up Bartender Beating

Chicago Police Guilty of Covering Up Bartender Beating

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Police Department has been found guilty of covering up the beating of a female bartender by a city police officer, and was criticized for honoring a “code of silence” in which officers cover up for one a…

Chicago Election Watch Planned for President Obama

Chicago Election Watch Planned for President Obama

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — President Obama, his family and his campaign staff will watch the election returns in his hometown of Chicago Nov. 6, and the election watch gathering is expected to be held in the lakefront convention center, McCormi…

Mom and Two Daughters Missing in Suburban Chicago

Mom and Two Daughters Missing in Suburban Chicago

ABC News(CHICAGO) — Authorities in suburban Chicago are on the lookout for a mother and her two daughters after they went missing last weekend.Aneta Marsek, 33, and her daughters, Chevelle and Macenzie, of Volo, Ill., about an hour northwest of Chicag…

Bathtub Bride’s Suspected Killer on the Run, Maserati Found

Bathtub Bride’s Suspected Killer on the Run, Maserati Found

Comstock/Thinkstock(BURBANK, Ill.) — The manhunt for a Chicago man suspected of killing his wife on their wedding night and leaving her in a blood-soaked bathtub may be headed to Mexico.Burbank, Ill., police have been on the trail of Humberto “B…

Retiring Chicago Priest Refuses to Leave Rectory

Retiring Chicago Priest Refuses to Leave Rectory

George Doyle/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — A Chicago parish is in turmoil because its beloved priest has balked at his impending removal from the Catholic Church rectory, while his incoming successor, who says he was attacked by a staff member, admits that he…

‘Crossing Runways’ Blamed for Pair of Near-Crashes at Chicago Airport

‘Crossing Runways’ Blamed for Pair of Near-Crashes at Chicago Airport

Comstock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Air traffic controllers at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport put passenger planes on course for mid-air crashes twice last year, with disaster only averted by the pilots’ actions, according to newly released intervi…

Chick-fil-A CEO Denies Giving "Concessions" to Open Chicago Restaurant

Chick-fil-A CEO Denies Giving "Concessions" to Open Chicago Restaurant

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Chick fil-A has “made no … concessions” regarding its support of groups that oppose gay marriage, company CEO Dan Cathy said in a statement that was posted online by Mike Huckabee, denying a statement b…

Chick-fil-A CEO Denies Giving "Concessions" to Open Chicago Restaurant

Chick-fil-A CEO Denies Giving "Concessions" to Open Chicago Restaurant

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Chick fil-A has “made no … concessions” regarding its support of groups that oppose gay marriage, company CEO Dan Cathy said in a statement that was posted online by Mike Huckabee, denying a statement b…

Chicago Teachers Vote to End Strike

Chicago Teachers Vote to End Strike

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago’s first teachers strike in 25 years will come to an end after a week and a half when the teachers union’s delegates Tuesday decided to return to school Wednesday.Public school teachers emerged from a delegat…

Neighbor Says Accused Chicago Bomb Plotter ‘A Very Nice Guy’

Neighbor Says Accused Chicago Bomb Plotter ‘A Very Nice Guy’

ABC News (CHICAGO) — A preliminary hearing for accused Chicago bomb plotter Adel Daoud was delayed until Thursday after his attorney was granted more time to review the case.Daoud’s attorney, Thomas Durkin, told reporters that he is “suspicious” of th…

Man Believes His Bar Was Targeted by Teen in Alleged Bomb Plot

Man Believes His Bar Was Targeted by Teen in Alleged Bomb Plot

ABC(CHICAGO) — The FBI has yet to name the Chicago bar that an 18-year-old suburban teen was allegedly trying to blow up with a car bomb, but one bar owner says his establishment was the target. Mike Feirstein, the co-owner of Cal’s Bar and Liquors, t…

Chicago Teachers Union Won’t Vote on Contract Deal; Strike Continues

Chicago Teachers Union Won’t Vote on Contract Deal; Strike Continues

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago teachers union delegates declined to vote on Sunday for a tentative agreement reached in negotiations this past week, so the city’s first teachers’ strike in over two decades will now continue into a second …

Teen Charged With Trying to Blow Up Chicago Bar After Undercover FBI Operation

Teen Charged With Trying to Blow Up Chicago Bar After Undercover FBI Operation

Comstock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — An 18-year-old man was arrested by undercover FBI agents after he allegedly tried to detonate what he believed to be a car bomb outside a bar in downtown Chicago, prosecutors said Saturday. Adel Daoud, a U.S. citizen fro…

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Nearing an End as ‘Tentative’ Agreement Reached

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Nearing an End as ‘Tentative’ Agreement Reached

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago’s first teachers’ strike in a quarter of a century is coming to an end after a five-day lock-out full of heated negotiations, which resulted in both sides reaching a “tentative agreement&rd…

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