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  • 4 wounded in Far South Side shooting, police say

    CHICAGO — Four people were wounded in a Far South Side shooting Tuesday. The group was in the 10600 block of South Bensley Avenue about 7:10 p.m. Tuesday when one or more people opened fire, according to the Chicago Police Department. There were place markers for more than a dozen shell casings on the scene. A 16-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot multiple times, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Memorial Medical Center. His mother, […]

  • Man, 25, shot near South Side funeral home

    CHICAGO — A 25-year-old man was shot near a South Side funeral home Tuesday night. He was shot in his upper left thigh about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 7800 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, according to the Chicago Police Department. The man told authorities he was walking in an alley when someone approached and fired several shots. An officer applied pressure to the man’s wound until he could be transferred to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where […]

  • Man dies after being swept into Lake Michigan

    CHICAGO — A 26-year-old man died Saturday after a massive wave swept him into Lake Michigan near North Avenue Beach. The incident started about 5:30 a.m., according to fire officials. Crews searched for nearly two hours and pulled the man, identified as Ramiro Calixto, out of the lake about 7:20 a.m. He was rushed in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he later died. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as Ramiro Calixto, 26, of the 3200 block […]

  • Silas Purnell College Expo connects South Side kids to college resources

    CHICAGO — The 14th annual Silas Purnell College Expo drew a crowd Saturday on the Far South Side. The goal of the fair was to put high school students in contact with both state institutions and historically black colleges and universities. In addition to meeting admissions officials, students could attend workshops on financial aid, SAT prep, and writing admission essays. The fair is named after educator Silas Purnell, who died in 2003. He’s credited with helping 60,000 South Side students […]

  • Man dies 8 years after being shot on West Side

    CHICAGO — A now 45-year-old man has died eight years after he was shot on the West Side. The shooting happened April 16, 2010, at 1:45 a.m. in the 4800 block of West Hirsch Street, according to the Chicago Police Department. The victim, who was 37 at the time, was sitting in a car when men walked up and shot him in the back. The victim, Michael O’Neill, died Friday of complications from a gunshot wound, according to the Cook […]

  • Rapper Mac Miller dead at 26

    CHICAGO — Rapper Mac Miller has died at the age of 26. A family statement released through his publicists confirmed Miller died Friday. TMZ is reporting it was a drug overdose and that the rapper was found in a bedroom at his San Fernando Valley home. Los Angeles police said they responded to a report of a deceased person at a home on the same block where Miller is listed as a resident, but released no other details. The rapper, whose full […]

  • Los Angeles police detain double homicide suspect in Santa Monica

    LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police detained a double homicide suspect and the driver of a pursuit vehicle  after chasing the truck they were in, according to KTLA. Officers chased the suspect in a green pickup truck through the San Fernando Valley and into Santa Monica on Wednesday evening, according to KTLA. Two people were in the truck; various items could be seen in its bed. At various points on surface streets, the pickup would become stuck in traffic, with […]

  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will not seek re-election

    CHICAGO — In a surprise move Tuesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he will not seek re-election in 2019. Emanuel said in a statement released by his office that being mayor “has been the job of a lifetime, but it is not a job for a lifetime.” The Chicago Tribune says he had already raised more than $10 million for another run for a four-year term. Emanuel, 58, was a Democratic congressman and chief of staff to President Barack Obama before […]

  • Merrick Garland accepts alumni award in Lincolnwood

    LINCOLNWOOD, Ill. — Merrick Garland, the federal judge nominated by President Barack Obama to fill a U.S. Supreme Court vacancy in 2016, returned to his hometown of Lincolnwood this week. Garland was honored with an award for distinguished alumni at Lincoln Hall Middle School, 6855 N. Crawford Ave., where he graduated in 1966. Garland is currently chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. At a ceremony Friday, the Niles West High School graduate offered […]

  • No one hit during police shootout in South Shore, officials say

    CHICAGO — Chicago police officers opened fire Friday after someone shot at them in South Shore, officials said. No one was shot. Police took a suspect into custody shortly after the incident, which occurred about 5:20 p.m. Friday in the 7600 block of South Kingston Avenue, according to Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. A gun was recovered on the scene. The shooting came just hours after Supt. Eddie Johnson announced that the Chicago Police Department would put an extra 1,400 officers […]