MESSAGES FOR R. KELLY: People are leaving messages scrawled in chalk on the exterior of R. Kelly’s studio in Chicago’s West Loop. City inspectors entered the studio today, and “observed building code violations including evidence of residential use.” Link in bio for the full story. 📷: @4danlopez
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NORTHBROOK FIRE: A fire spread from one home to at least two others in the north suburbs Wednesday morning. Chopper 7 HD was over the scene of the two-alarm fire on Melanie Lane in Northbrook, north of Willow Road and east of the Tri-State Tollway, around 6:30 a.m. Flames from a single-family home spread to a home next door. At one point, both homes were fully engulfed. A third home was also damaged by the blaze. The first home appeared to have been destroyed. Authorities have not released any information about whether anyone was hurt. Firefighters had a hard time getting the fire under control. Melanie Lane, Joshua Lane and Highland Road were all blocked to traffic. Drivers should avoid the area if possible. LATEST on abc7chicago.com
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SAVE A LIFE TODAY: ABC 7 Chicago is partnering with the American Red Cross for The ABC 7 Great Chicago Blood Drive, Wednesday, January 16. New this year, The ABC 7 Great Chicago Blood Drive will take place at three locations: the Merchandise Mart, 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Road, Oak Brook, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the new location at CDW, 165 N. Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Details on abc7chicago.com
SCARY: A driver captured terrifying video of a chain-reaction crash as it unfolded in front of him on I-90 in the northwest suburbs. Taylor Barth said he was driving in the westbound lanes near Barrington Road around 1 p.m. Friday when an SUV in the left lane lost control, struck the median and then careened across all lanes of traffic. Video shows the SUV hitting a white box truck in the far right lane, causing it to roll over into the ditch. Both drivers suffered non-life-threatening injuries and the cause of the crash remains under investigation, state police said.
You’re invited! Chicago Sinfonietta concert honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Get tickets at chicagosinfonietta.org.
JUST IN: Billy Idol to headline Naperville Ribfest at Knoch Park this summer. Tickets for Ribfest go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday at ribfest.net. Details on abc7chicago.com
CHICAGO RIVER RESCUE: Chicago police rushed to rescue a man screaming for help from the Chicago River in the Loop Tuesday morning. Police said the man was intoxicated when he jumped over a fence and decided to go for a swim. The 29-year-old man was rescued around 1 a.m. after a security guard heard him screaming for help near Dearborn Street and Wacker Drive and called 911. Hear from the officers who saved his life on abc7chicago.com
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