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    Man shot on the Dan Ryan Expressway

    CHICAGO – The Illinois State Police is investigating a shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway that injured a man late Saturday night. The victim was a passenger in a vehicle driving north on I-90/94 near 43rd Street on the South Side when shots were fired at the car at about 10:30 p.m. The man was hit in the chest.  He was taken to St. Bernard Hospital and then transferred to Stroger Hospital. All inbound local lanes of the Dan Ryan […]

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    Blue Island Police officers injured in early-morning crash

    BLUE ISLAND, Ill. – Two Blue Island police officers were injured in a crash involving a stolen car Saturday morning. Around 2 a.m. Saturday at 139th street and Thornton Rd. in the south suburbs, Police got a call about a carjacking in Calumet Park around 2 a.m. Saturday. A short time later, a car fitting the description was involved in a robbery in Crestwood. The car took off north on Cicero from 138th St., then crashed into two Blue Island squad cars. Two people in the […]

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    Orland Park woman’s death ruled a homicide

    ORLAND PARK, Ill. – An autopsy determined 60-year-old Mary Homolka died of a single gunshot wound to the head and her death is being investigated as a homicide, police said Saturday. Officers were called to the house near 140th street and Sheri Lane for a well-being check around 4 p.m. Friday afternoon when they discovered her body in the garage of the family home. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death a homicide. Neighbors say a married couple lives in […]

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    Woman killed in Lake Shore Drive crash

    CHICAGO – A woman was killed in a crash on Lake Shore Drive on the South Side early this morning and police say it may have been a result of road rage. The woman, 24, died at the scene after her car hit a pole near the 3900 block of South Lake Shore Drive at about 2:15 a.m. Her car split in half.    Her passenger, a 27-year-old man, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition. Witnesses told police […]

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    Security guard shoots man during fight on the West Side

    CHICAGO – Chicago Police are questioning a store security guard after he shot a man outside a liquor store on the city’s West Side. The two men got into a fight outside the liquor store in the 3800 block of West Roosevelt around 1:30 a.m. Police say the 27-year-old man threw a brick and a bottle at the guard, who then shot the man in the chest and abdomen. The man is in critical condition. The security guard is talking […]

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    Man accused of having pipe bomb in AirBNB

    CHICAGO – A man from the Northwest suburbs remains behind bars this morning, accused of having a pipe bomb inside a room he was renting on the city’s West Side. A Cook County judge set bond at $250,000 for Michael Debrown, 25, of the 600 block of Autumn Drive in Roselle. He’s charged with unlawful use of a weapon, which is a felony. Debrown was renting a room at an AirBNB in the 3500 block of West Flournoy Street in the […]


    UPDATE: All inbound lanes of the Eisenhower Expressway are now open following a shooting investigation

    UPDATE: 845 a.m. –   All inbound lanes of the Eisenhower Expressway are now open.  The Illinois State Police has wrapped up their investigation into a reported shooting between Des Plaines Avenue and Harlem Avenue.  They are releasing any details of that investigation.  But all lanes are now open.   A person is being treated at Mount Sinai Hospital for a gunshot wound to the calf.  They told police they were shot while driving on the Ike just after 3 […]

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    Chicago Police officer dragged following traffic stop

    CHICAGO –  Chicago Police investigators are looking for a driver who struck and dragged a police officer during a traffic stop on the West Side. The officer pulled over the vehicle at 1:26 a.m. in the 5400 block of West Harrison in the South Austin neighborhood. Police say the female driver tried to drive away, hitting the officer and dragging them down the street. That officer was taken to Rush University Medical Center in good condition.  No word on the […]

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    Driver charged with fatal hit-and-run accident on the West Side

    CHICAGO –  A West Side man has been charged in a deadly hit and run crash that happened several blocks from his home earlier this week. Jesse Gather, 48 has been charged with felony counts of reckless homicide/motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident involving injury death and a misdemeanor count of reckless driving. Police say he struck a 35-year-old woman as she crossed the street near Kedzie and 13th street Wednesday evening. Officers tracked down Gather a short […]

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    Off-duty Cook County Sheriff’s officer among three injured in Gold Coast shooting

    CHICAGO – Chicago police are questioning a person of interest after a shooting in the Gold Coast that sent three people to the hospital, including an off-duty sheriff’s deputy. Police say the shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of North State St., but didn’t provide further details. Witnesses say the shooting happened inside a parking garage off of State St. near Division, and investigators had blocked it off until about 8 a.m. Ambulances and police flooded State and Division after […]