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  • Chicago police crack down on West Side gang

    Chicago police crack down on a West Side street gang known for violence against people who help the police. A task force announced the arrests of dozens of gang members yesterday. The 41 arrests were made under a new state racketeering law. In all, 23 members of the gang have been charged with racketeering conspiracy, while 18 more face state drug or weapons charges Police and prosecutors called it “Operation 40-caliber” after the type of gun the gang members allegedly […]

  • Boy, 9, shot while riding in car on South Side

    A 9-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was shot while riding in a car with his mother. By all accounts Tykeece Hilliard should be in school today, instead of in the hospital.  The boy is described as outgoing and smart, and relatives are desperate for him to pull through. “The teacher loves him, his classmates love him,” said his grandmother, Debra Hilliard.  “It just hurts that my grandbaby is lying in the hospital because of gangbangers.” A police […]

  • Showdown in Illinois Senate over concealed carry bills

    They’re debating in the Illinois State Senate Tuesday on potential limitations to where people can carry concealed firearms. On Friday, the Illinois House passed a concealed carry bill that Governor Quinn and Senate President John Cullerton quickly denounced, calling it wrong and dangerous. On Tuesday, during an executive committee hearing, Cullerton will call for a vote on that bill and a different compromise bill to try to gauge whether he has enough support to defeat the Madigan-backed bill. There are […]

  • Man to attempt Ferris wheel record at Navy Pier

    If you go to Navy Pier this weekend, you might see a man who won’t get off the ferris wheel. Navy Pier operations manager Clinton Shepherd plans on riding the Ferris wheel from 2:30 Friday afternoon until 2:30 Sunday afternoon. The planned 48-hour ride would shatter the current world record of 30 hours and 35 seconds. A fireworks display will mark the moment, if Shepherd breaks the record.

  • Two teens charged in brutal ’09 killing of 15-year-old

    Two Chicago teenagers are found guilty in the brutal 2009 killing of a 15-year-old boy. 19-year-olds Jovanny Martinez and Erick Ortiz were convicted of first-degree murder Monday. Prosecutors say the two confronted Alex Arellano while he was walking on West 54th Place in Gage Park, and demanded he flash gang signs. When he refused, they beat him with bats, shot him and burned his body. Sentencing has not been set. Two other gang members are already in prison in connection with […]

  • Sergeant shot at while pursuing suspects in Jefferson Park

    A Chicago police sergeant was shot at while following possible robbery suspects in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. The shooting happened at Wilson and Kilpatrick around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police say the sergeant was following the suspects relating to an armed robbery of a liquor store at Cicero and Foster when they fired at his car. The sergeant did not fire back. He was not hit, but a bullet struck another vehicle. The person inside that car was not hurt. Two suspects […]

  • Police searching for suspect in Northwest Side shooting

    Police are searching for the suspect who shot a man in the leg in on the Northwest Side. It happened at the intersection of West School Street and North Springfield Avenue in the Avondale neighborhood Wednesday night. The victim, a man in his 30’s, was taken to the hospital. His condition has not been released.  

  • Police issue alert after attempted abduction on South Side

    This alert gives notice to residents of the 8th District (Chicago Lawn) on Beat 831 of a kidnapping incident that occurred on the 6600 block of S. California Ave. on March 21, 2013, at approximately 7:30 p.m. In the reported incident, the offenders covered the eyes of a 15-year-old female and carried her to their car. The offenders then drove to a nearby alley. The victim was able to escape before she was further harmed. Police are warning parents on the […]

  • 7 hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak in Logan Square

    Seven people are hospitalized due to a carbon monoxide leak in their apartment building in the Logan Square neighborhood. Firefighters found a high concentration of  the deadly gas inside the building in the 2600 hundred block of North Springfield Avenue when they arrived at 8 o’clock Tuesday night. The building’s heating system was shut down a half-hour later. The seven people are listed in good condition.

  • Teen charged in drag racing death of Waukegan student

    A teenager from Waukegan has been charged in an apparent drag racing  accident that killed another teen. 18-year-old Mario Garcia has been charged with reckless homicide and aggravated street racing. His car hit 17-year-old Jose Pimentel on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, just east of Waukegan Road, on Friday night. Pimentel died at the scene. Garcia is being held on $200,000 bond.

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