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  • 10 injured after car crashes into CTA bus, flees scene

    CHICAGO — At least 10 people were injured Saturday when a car crashed into a CTA bus in Chatham, police said. A gray four-door sedan drove into a CTA bus in the 8200 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue about 11:30 a.m. Saturday — causing minor damage, according to the Chicago Police Department. Ten passengers on the CTA bus reported injuries, police said. People were taken in good condition to St. Bernard Hospital and Jackson Park Hospital. The driver of the […]

  • Homeowner shoots burglar in butt, Chicago police say

    CHICAGO — A homeowner shot a home invader in the butt in Uptown early Friday, police said. A 42-year-old man broke into a residence in the 800 block of West Lakeside Place through a rear sliding door about 12:10 a.m. Friday, according to the Chicago Police Department. A homeowner, 39, confronted the man and shot him in the buttocks, police said. The homeowner was not injured and has a valid FOID card. No one else was inside the residence at […]

  • Visitation continues for slain pregnant teen Marlen Ochoa-Lopez

    STICKNEY, Ill. — Visitation continues Friday for Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, the 19-year-old Chicago woman who was lured to a South Side home and murdered in April. Her son was cut from her womb. Public visitation is set for 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Mount Auburn Funeral Home at 4101 S. Oak Park Ave. in Stickney, Ill. Ochoa-Lopez’s funeral will be held at 9 a.m. May 25 at the same funeral home, followed by a chapel service. On Thursday, relatives […]

  • Health officials confirm measles case in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Health officials Saturday confirmed a case of measles in Chicago. The Chicago Department of Public Health said a person with the infection was identified Friday. People across the city may have been exposed to measles Thursday or Friday on public transit, at retail stores and at the University of Illinois Chicago. Health officials said exposure may have occurred: May 16 on public transit from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to the University of Illinois Chicago campus; May 16 in […]

  • Chicago police officer stabbed while making arrest

    CHICAGO — Chicago police say one of its officers was stabbed in the neck and left arm while making an arrest. Police say the 27-year-old officer is hospitalized in good condition following the stabbing Friday morning on the city’s Far South Side. Police say the 42-year-old man who stabbed the officer is in custody and charges were pending Friday afternoon. The names of the officer and the arrestee haven’t been released. Police say officers had been dispatched to the Eden […]

  • Charges filed in murder of Chicago mom hit by stray bullet in cellphone store

    CHICAGO — An Ashburn man has been charged with murdering Candice Dickerson, a mother of three who was fatally shot by a stray bullet last month. Dickerson, 36, was paying her cellphone bill at the Metro by T-Mobile store in the 5900 block of South Kedzie Avenue when a bullet flew through the window about 6:30 p.m. April 26 — fatally striking Dickerson in the head. Two of her three sons were with her at the time. An ambulance was […]

  • More than 700 flights canceled at Chicago airports

    CHICAGO — More than 700 flights were canceled at Chicago airports Saturday as snow and rain began to fall. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from noon Saturday until midnight. A late-season storm is expected to drop 3 to 8 inches of heavy wet snow over a good portion of the Chicago area along and north of I-88 and I-290. As of 2:48 p.m., 703 flights had been canceled across the city: 584 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport and […]

  • Trade in your old car seat at Target, get a discount on a new one

    CHICAGO — Starting Monday, Target will let parents trade in old car seats for a coupon for 20 percent off select baby gear. The store will accept and recycle all types of car seats — including convertible car seats, car seat bases and seats that are expired or damaged. The promotion runs through May 6. In exchange for the seat, customers will be given a coupon for 20 percent off a new car seat, booster seat, car seat base, travel […]

  • 2 dead in apparent murder-suicide on Northwest Side: report

    CHICAGO — Two people were fatally shot in Belmont Cragin on Chicago’s Northwest Side, police said. Officers found the bodies after being called to a home in the 2200 block of North Austin Avenue about 1:40 p.m. Saturday, according to the Chicago Police Department. A 48-year-old woman was shot in her torso. A 47-year-old man was shot in his mouth. The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting the shooting was a “domestic-related murder-suicide.” Detectives are investigating.

  • Flood advisory in effect along Lake Michigan

    CHICAGO — A lakeshore flood advisory is in effect for Cook County and parts of northwest Indiana. The National Weather Service is warning of strong northerly winds with gusts up to 45 mph. The wind will likely produce waves eight to 12 feet tall, and drive up lake levels. The advisory is in effect until 1 a.m. Saturday in Cook County, Porter County and Indiana’s Lake County. Expect minor flooding in areas along the lakeshore, including Chicago’s lakefront bike path. […]

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