Governor JB Pritzker signs retail theft bill into law to crack down on smash-and-grab burglaries

CHICAGO (WLS) — After multiple smash-and-grabs at malls in the suburbs and at many high-end shops along Michigan Avenue, Gov. JB Pritzker signed a bill into law Friday imposing harsher punishments on those who commit retail crimes. “This is about …

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Man, 49, beaten to death in Gage Park, Chicago police say

CHICAGO (WLS) — A man was beaten to death in Chicago’s Gage Park neighborhood Saturday evening, the Chicago Police Department said. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as 49-year-old Jose Tellez. Neighbors say Tellez was hanging holiday …

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