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Police warn of burglary home invasions on Northwest Side

By Sun-Times Wire Police are warning Northwest Side residents after three burglary home invasions were reported in the Irving Park and Belmont Cragin neighborhoods. In each burglary, the offenders went into the residence and threatened to batter the victims while demanding their property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police. The incidents happened: at 1:08…

Tornado watch issued for far south suburbs

By Nader Issa A tornado watch has been issued Friday afternoon for the far south suburbs and much of central Illinois. The watch means conditions are favorable for development of tornadoes, the National Weather Service said. The watch, in place until 8 p.m., could come with isolated tornadoes, damaging winds up to 70 mph and…

Person found dead in northwest Indiana

By Jacob Wittich A person was found dead Friday morning in northwest Indiana. Police found the male, whose identity was unknown, about 11:20 a.m. in the wooded area north of the railroad tracks near Central Avenue and King Drive in Gary, according to a statement from Gary Police. Medics were called, but the male showed…