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  • 3 shot at Near North Side basketball tournament; 1 in custody

    CHICAGO — Three people were shot at the third annual “Peace in the Hood” basketball tournament on the Near North Side, police and organizers said Saturday. A “person of interest” was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, which happened about 6 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of West Division Street at Seward Park, according to Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. A 28-year-old man is in critical condition after he was shot in his back. A 54-year-old man was […]

  • Boy, 13, had illegal gun at Garfield Park basketball tournament: police

    CHICAGO — A 13-year-old boy has been charged with illegally possessing a gun at a Garfield Park basketball tournament that ended in bloodshed Thursday, police said. A shooting that broke out following a large fight at the tournament left a 15-year-old boy dead and a 14-year-old boy wounded. Police questioned the 13-year-old boy after the shooting, but do not believe he was the gunman. The boy is charged as a juvenile with unlawful use of a weapon, police said. He […]

  • 3-year-old boy among 7 wounded in Englewood shooting

    CHICAGO — A 3-year-old boy was among seven people wounded in a single shooting in Englewood on Friday night. The attack happened about 8 p.m. Friday in the 1600 block of West 65th Street, according to the Chicago Police Department. A 3-year-old boy was shot in his left shin and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where his condition had stabilized, police said. A 27-year-old man was shot in his torso and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where […]

  • Boy, 15, shot in chest by bullet that flew through window: police

    CHICAGO — A 15-year-old boy sitting inside an Englewood home was shot by a bullet fired outside, police said. The shooting happened about 11:50 p.m. in the 2000 block of West 68th Street, according to the Chicago Police Department. The boy was sitting inside when he heard shots fired outside the residence. A bullet traveled through a window, striking the victim in his chest. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in fair condition, police said. The circumstances of the […]

  • Teen fatally shoots himself after ‘brief foot pursuit’ with Chicago police: officials

    CHICAGO — Police said a teenager fatally shot himself after a “brief foot pursuit” with officers in North Lawndale on Friday night. The incident happened shortly before 7 p.m. in the 1500 block of South Keeler Avenue, according to authorities. In a statement, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said police “discovered a young man with a possiblr [sic] weapon. Officers attempted to question him when he led them on a brief foot pursuit. Shortly afterwards, he tragically used the weapon on […]

  • Car towed with 11-year-old boy still inside, Glendale Heights police say

    GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill. — A pizza delivery driver in Glendale Heights said his car was towed Friday while his 11-year-old son was still inside. The boy has Down syndrome. Now the tow truck operator, 52-year-old Brian Clark of Bensenville, faces charges of reckless conduct and endangerment of a child. The incident occurred about 1:15 p.m. Friday when John Ramzan delivered pizza to MSI Masjid mosque at 1785 Bloomingdale Rd. in Glendale Heights. Ramzan’s son, 11-year-old Farah Ramzan, waited in the car as Ramzan dashed […]

  • Fat cat seeking fur-ever home in Chicago suburbs

    MORTON GROVE, Ill. — A fat cat in the Chicago suburbs is getting a lot of attention after a shelter posted an online adoption ad. Bruno came to Wright-Way Rescue in Morton Grove in April and has been stealing hearts ever since, according to the shelter at 5915 N. Lincoln Ave. The 7-year-old polydactyl cat tips the scale at 25 pounds. He likes to walk on his hind legs and is described as “a chatty kitty” who meows often and likes to be […]

  • Adoption fees waived at these Chicago-area shelters Saturday

    CHICAGO — If you’re thinking about a new dog or cat, there are plenty of options Saturday as shelters across the country waive adoption fees. More than 900 shelters are slated to participate in “Clear the Shelters,” an annual nationwide adoption drive that returns this Saturday. More than 150,000 pets have been adopted since the program launched in 2015. For a map of Chicagoland shelters participating in Saturday’s event, click here. Local organizations waiving fees include PAWS Chicago, Tree House Humane […]

  • 1 dead, 1 injured after boat explodes in Wilmette Harbor

    WILMETTE, Ill. — One man is dead and another injured after a boat exploded in Wilmette Harbor on Saturday morning. The boat caught fire about 8:05 a.m. Saturday and then exploded while at a dock in the harbor, according to the Wilmette Fire Department. Police said the incident appears to be accidental and happened on a private boat. A 67-year-old Arlington Heights man who was on the boat died, according to authorities. Fire officials said he got trapped on the […]

  • Police shoot, kill pit bull after fatal attack on Far South Side

    CHICAGO — A 57-year-old woman was mauled to death by a pit bull in South Deering on Saturday, police said. Two officers fatally shot the dog when it lunged at them, according to the Chicago Police Department. The incident happened about 12:25 p.m. in the 10100 block of South Calhoun Avenue. The woman was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she later died. She had been bitten on her neck and all over her body, police said. […]