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    Teen shot in head on Far South Side

    A 15-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in the head on Chicago’s Far South Side. Police say the boy got into a fight with someone in the 600 block of E. 133rd Street just before 8 p.m. Tuesday. Then, they say, that person pulled out a gun and shot the boy. No arrests have been made.

  • 3 more suspects arrested in 15-year-old’s shooting death

    Chicago police have arrested three more suspects in the death of South Side high school student Demario Bailey.  A fourth suspect, arrested over the weekend, is due in court this afternoon for a bond hearing. Just days before their 16th birthday, Bailey was shot to death in front of his twin brother during an attempted robbery near 63rd and State, Saturday afternoon. The twins were walking to their school, Johnson College Prep. Carlos Johnson, 17, is due in bond court, […]

  • Woman killed in South Side apartment fire

    A woman was killed in a massive overnight fire on Chicago’s South Side. Firefighters were called to an apartment building at 79th Street and Maryland Avenue in the East Chatham neighborhood just after 1 a.m. Sunday. It took more than 100 firefighters to get the fire under control. Officials say stairwells were blocked by smoke and flames. Security bars on the lower level windows also kept crews from getting in, so they used ladders to enter windows on the upper […]

  • Former opponent to back Emanuel for mayor

    A man who ran against Mayor Emanuel four years ago is planning to endorse him for re-election. Chicago Public Schools Chairman Gery Chico, who lost to Emanuel in 2011, is expected to say he’s now backing his former rival. The Emanuel campaign says the announcement will come on Sunday. Chico told the Sun-Times that he prevailed in ten city wards, and he thinks he can persuade those voters to now support Emanuel. Chico says he doesn’t expect to take a […]

  • Fatal overnight crash in Logan Square

    Two people were killed and two others were injured in a single-car crash in the 1800 block of West Webster Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood. The crash happened at 3:30 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Webster and Lister Avenues. One person was pronounced dead at the scene. Another died later at a hospital.  The two people who survived were taken to the hospital in serious-to-critical conditions. Police say the gray Chevrolet Tahoe they were riding in swiped another […]

  • Man injured in police-involved shooting on South Side

    A man is in critical condition after being shot by Chicago Police on the South Side. Officers were responding to a gang-related disturbance near 47th and Ada streets just before 11 p.m. on Saturday. They say a man, who was with a group of people, had a gun and started running. Officers chased him into an alley. Police say that’s where the man turned and pointed his gun at an officer, who shot him three times. The man was rushed […]

  • Memorials for slain Loyola University student

    A mass will be held Sunday for a Loyola University student who was shot and killed during a robbery one block from campus. Mutahir Rauf was walking with his brother Friday night, when two men approached them in the 1200 block of West Albion Avenue and demanded their money. Rauf thought the gun was fake and tried to wrestle it away from the gunman, when it went off. No arrests have been made. A prayer service for Rauf will be […]

  • Security breach at several Chicago parking lots

    A parking garage company in Chicago was hacked. ABM Parking Services says customers at nine garages in the Loop may have had their credit or debit card information stolen. The breach happened between September 29 and November 18th. They include the following garages on the following dates: 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago IL 60601 (9/29/14 – 10/29/14) 1 South Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606 (9/30/14 – 10/30/14) 225 W. Wacker Dr., Chicago IL 60606 (9/29/14 – 10/31/14) 303 E. Wacker […]

  • Hagel makes final trip to Afghanistan as Defense Secretary

    Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is in Afghanistan. He arrived in Kabul overnight Saturday, in what will likely be his final visit to the country as Pentagon chief. Hagel’s unannounced trip comes near the end of the bloodiest year in Afghanistan, since the war against the Taliban began in 2001. Hagel told reporters on the plane with him, he is confident that Afghanistan will prevail against the militants. During his visit, Hagel will meet with Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf […]

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    Special education teacher charged with biting student

    A special education teacher in Texas is charged with biting an elementary school student. Samuel Haire, 30, turned himself into police Thursday after initially blaming the incident on another student at Kocurek Elementary School in Austin. He says he lied about biting the 11-year-old boy on the arm last month, because he didn’t think people would understand it was a joke. Haire said the boy didn’t want to sit at the table with another student. So, he opened his mouth […]

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