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    4 shot at strip mall parking lot

    Four people were shot in the 6700 block of South Stony Island Avenue around 10:40 p.m. in the Grand Crossing neighborhood. A 16-year-old boy was shot in the thigh, an 22-year-old woman was shot in the leg, and a 26-year-old man was shot in the leg and taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. An 18 year-old woman suffered a graze wound to her stomach but refused treatment. The four were standing in the parking lot in front of […]

  • 5 injured in horse-drawn carriage accident

    Five people were injured when a horse-drawn carriage and an SUV collided in the Fulton River District neighborhood. The accident occurred at West Grand Avenue and North Desplaines Street just before 11:00 pm, according to Chicago Police. Four children who were riding in the SUV, ages  one, four, six and 10 were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released. A 25-year-old woman who was driving the horse-drawn carriage was also taken to Northwestern and later released. […]

  • Major Kennedy construction closures begin tonight

    A major disruption is coming to the Kennedy Expressway. Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, and running through early Monday morning, the inbound lanes will be partially shut-down between Chicago and Grand Avenues. It will be part of the first of three phases to remove the 55 year-old Ontario Street Bridge. Project engineers are urging drivers to avoid the Kennedy and take public transportation in-and-out of the city. Metra and the CTA are running longer trains as a result of the construction project. […]

  • 1 dead, 1 critically injured in South Austin drive-by shooting

    One man is dead and another man was critically injured in a drive by shooting Thursday night. The shooting happened in the South Austin neighborhood on the 5700 block of W. Augusta around 9p.m. Three men were in front of a building when someone in a tan Lincoln MKZ drove by and shot them Chicago Police said. The two injured men were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where a 22-year-old man was pronounced dead. The second, 23, was shot in […]

  • Forest Park senior housing apartment fire, residents displaced

    A  2-alarm fire at a senior apartment complex displaced over 60 people last night. The fire started around 11p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Linden House apartment complex. One person was treated for minor injuries at the scene. Residents were bused to the Forest Park Community Center and the Red Cross is assisting residents with overnight shelter. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

  • 4 dead, 1 critical in single-car crash on Northwest Side

    Four people were killed and one was critically injured after the car they were riding in crashed into a concrete wall. The crash happened around 3 a.m on a service road behind a shopping center near the 2600 block of N. Narragansett on the city’s Northwest Side. All five had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Chicago Fire Department. Three males and a female were dead on impact and another female was taken to Loyola University Medical Center […]

  • Elderly couple killed, police officer injured in Mokena house fire

    An elderly couple was killed, and a police officer was injured, in a house fire in Mokena. The blaze broke-out at the home at Magnolia and Catalpa around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. The couple was in their 80s, but their identities haven’t been released. The man had health problems, and relied on oxygen tanks. One of the victims was found in a hallway, and the other in a bedroom. Frankfort Township Fire Protection firefighters and Mokena police officers tried to rescue […]

  • Man accused of killing wife, daughter, family dog in Waukegan

    Bond has been set at $5 million for a man accused of killing his wife, daughter and the family dog in Waukegan. Anthony Marcus is charged with two counts of first degree murder. Police say a man called 9-1-1 from a home at about 6:15 p.m. Sunday and told police he killed his family and was going to kill himself. Officers found the bodies of 50-year-old woman identified as Sun Marcus, a 17-year-old handicapped girl and a dog inside the townhome in the […]

  • Semi driver rescues other driver after head-on crash in Blue Island

    A semi truck driver who was hit head on by another car rescued the car’s driver. The crash happened at the intersection of  129th and Ashland around 1 a.m Friday morning. The truck driver, Ralph Peterson was going south on Ashland when he saw a car speeding over the bridge and veer into traffic. “I rushed to the vehicle to see if he was okay and he was stuck and I tried to pull the steering wheel and pulled him […]

  • Semi truck crashes and catches fire on Kennedy Expressway

    A semi truck crashed and caught fire on the inbound Kennedy at Division around 4:06 a.m. Inbound lanes at Division were closed for about an hour and twenty minutes this morning but reopened around 5:25 a.m. The driver of the semi was not injured. The truck contained mail.  


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