Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Chicago.


Kurt Summers, Jr. Named New City Treasurer

(CHICAGO) -- Kurt Summers, Jr. has been selected to serve as Treasurer for the City of Chicago.

City officials announced
Wednesday that Summers was selected by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for the job. The appointment is pending City Council approval.

Summers was chosen to replace City Treasurer Stephanie Neely, who's set to step down from the post at the end of November.

Summers' appointment is effective Dec. 1.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio


Police Charge Man in March Beating Death

(CHICAGO) -- Police have made an arrest in connection with the fatal beating of a Tennessee man in Chicago back in March.

Chicago Police announced Tuesday that Aaron Smith has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Anthony Morris, of Jackson, Tenn.

Investigators said on March 26, Morris, 27, was found lying battered in the street on the 7000 block of South Vincennes Avenue. He then succumbed to his injuries on April 3.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio


Man Reported Missing in New Mexico Found in Chicago

(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) -- A Silver Alert issued in Albuquerque, N.M. on Sunday, for a Michigan man who went missing, has been cancelled after the man was found in Chicago, Ill.

Police in Albuquerque say 78-year-old Loyde Ellwyn Durham was dropped off at the airport in that city, but never checked in or made it onto the American Airlines flight he was supposed to be on.

This prompted the Silver Alert being issued.

However, Albuquerque International Sunport officials then issued a statement Sunday night saying that Durham had been found in Chicago.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio


Suspicious Apartment Fire Leaves Two Dead

(CHICAGO) -- The investigation continues into a fire at an apartment building Thursday night, which left two women dead.

The blaze broke out in the basement of the building on the 4500 block of West Parker Avenue on Chicago's Northwest Side. Chicago Fire Department officials told ABC station WLS-TV that while the building structure didn't catch fire, something inside a unit did, and investigators found evidence of accelerants.

Officials said one woman was found dead among the burnt remains, while another woman was taken from the scene to a local hospital, where she died.

The fire has been deemed suspicious.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio


Ebola Screening Begins at O'Hare

(CHICAGO) -- Ebola screening for passengers traveling to Chicago got underway at O'Hare International Airport on Thursday.

O'Hare is one of five airports across the country where passengers from West Africa will be checked for symptoms of the deadly virus upon arrival.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, when travelers arrive at the O'Hare, their temperature will be checked, and officials will look for any signs of illness. Travelers will also be asked a series of health and exposure questions, and be given information on Ebola and how to monitor themselves for symptoms for 21 days.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio