CHICAGO – This November may be the last time Chicagoans will have to reset their clocks to daylight saving time; two winning Powerball tickets were sold in Illinois this week and the jackpot continues to grow; and a suburban family wants to warn others after their daughter is diagnosed with a rare genetic disease. These are the best stories of the week in review from FOX 32.
1. When will Chicago “fall back” for the last time? We’ve lost about four and a half hours of daylight since the June 21 summer solstice. The sun began to set for the first time this fall before 6 p.m. last weekend. In about two weeks it will start taking before 5 p.m. That’s when we “fall back” to end DST on November 6th.
2. Illinois Powerball ticket wins $1 million, another wins $50,000 in Wednesday’s draw Two winning Powerball tickets, one worth $1 million and the other worth $50,000, were sold on Wednesday at Illinois.
The winning $1 million Powerball ticket was purchased at Riverside Mobile, 503 N. Main St. in Sycamore, and matched the first five of six winning numbers in Wednesday night’s draw, according to a statement from the lottery. Illinois. The winning numbers were – 19 – 36 – 37 – 46 – 56 – and the Powerball was 24.
Betsy Byrd (right) and Julie Hurt, employees of Riverside Mobile in Sycamore, are all smiles after selling a winning $1 million Powerball ticket for the draw on Wednesday, October 26. (Illinois Lottery)
3. Suburban family warns others after daughter diagnosed with metachromatic leukodystrophy A suburban family is in a race against time after their daughter has been misdiagnosed for months. They are sharing their story to alert other families to a rare, but often overlooked disease. At the age of eight, Amelia Meyers started showing strange symptoms. Before that, she played football and dress up while excelling in school. Then the inexplicable happened.
4. Nightmare on Chicago Street returns to Elgin this year The Elgin Zombies are back after a two-year hiatus, because that’s what zombies do: they come back. It’s a “Nightmare on Chicago Street” – again – with the undead lurking around you and a costume contest. Eight city blocks are decorated like a zombie apocalypse, making it look like you’re in the middle of a movie set.
5. A woman hears a noise and finds a dead man in front of her house in Chicago Chicago police say a woman heard a noise on Saturday evening and found a dead man in front of his house. The incident happened around 8:20 p.m. on North Leclaire near West Ferdinand in the Austin neighborhood.
6. 5 arrested after big fight near Chicago high school Chicago police responded to a large scuffle Friday afternoon that occurred outside a nearby South Side high school. Police say the fight broke out around 3:34 p.m. in the 6800 block of South Normal Avenue near Englewood STEM High School.
seven. Cook County man released on bail after Chicago man killed in hit-and-run A 49-year-old suburban man was arrested and charged months after he allegedly hit a pedestrian with his vehicle – killing him – and then fled the scene. On June 28, 2022, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said officers responded to Loyola University Medical Center in Forest Park after a relative of 60-year-old Raul Diaz reported him missing.
Derrick Young | Cook County Sheriff’s Office
8. TikTok lawsuit settlement: Illinois residents start receiving payments Illinois residents began receiving payments on Wednesday after the parent company of ICT Tac and Musical.ly has settled a class action lawsuit accusing the company of violating state law. According to the lawsuit, parent company Bytedance Technology allegedly collected and shared the personal data of TikTok and Musical.ly users without notice or consent.
9. Chicago woman charged in fatal Scottsdale shooting A 22-year-old Chicago woman has been arrested for her alleged involvement in the murder of a man in Scottsdale during the weekend. Police say Alexes Hernandez is charged with obstruction of justice and destruction of evidence in connection with the fatal shooting of a 37-year-old man in the 4600 block of West 87th Street on Sunday.
Alexes Hernández | Chicago Police Department
ten. Chicago man led police on high-speed chase, drove through oncoming traffic at 95 mph in stolen car: prosecutors Bond was set for a Chicago man accused of leading officers in a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle. Jelani Pinkston, 22, has been charged with one count of aggravated flight and escape and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.