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  • Funeral held for 6 of 10 children killed in Little Village fire

    CHICAGO — Six white caskets were arranged in a semi-circle for the funeral of five siblings and a cousin who died in a Chicago apartment fire. The funeral for 14-year-old Cesar Contreras, 13-year-old Nathan Contreras, 11-year-old Xavier Contreras, 5-year-old Ariel Garcia, 3-month-old Amayah Almaraz and their cousin, 14-year-old Adrian Hernandez, was held Saturday at Our Lady of Tepeyac Catholic Church. Arrangements are pending for four other children who were killed. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that family members wore white T-shirts with the […]

  • Woman, 30, fatally shot while standing in West Side alley

    CHICAGO — A 30-year-old woman was shot and killed Saturday while standing in an alley with a group of people in South Austin. The group was in the 700 block of North Central Avenue around 4 a.m. Saturday when someone opened fire. The woman was shot in the back of her head. She was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not known whether she was the intended target. Her identity has not been released. No one was in custody.

  • Wrong-way driver causes crash on I-57

    A wrong-way driver caused an accident on I-57 around 5:30 a.m. Saturday. The driver of a Chevy Malibu was traveling north in the southbound lanes near 147th Street. The car hit a semi truck, which crashed into a guardrail before landing in a ditch. Emergency crews had to extricate someone inside the car. Both the driver of the car and the driver of the semi were taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

  • More than 50 shot, 6 killed despite increased police presence this weekend

    CHICAGO — Even with hundreds of additional officers patrolling the city’s most violent areas, Chicago recorded more than 50 shootings for the second weekend this month. Dozens were shot and six people were killed this past weekend, including four teenagers. Speaking Monday, CPD Superintendent Johnson denounced what he called a “culture of guns,” saying it’s more dangerous for criminals to be caught without a gun than it is to be caught with one. “There’s a small subset of individuals who […]

  • Shooting during Florida high school football game leaves 2 injured

    WELLINGTON, Fla. — A shooting broke out Friday night during a practice high school football game in Florida. It was not immediately clear whether the shots were fired inside, or near, the stadium at Palm Beach Central High School. A group of students got in a fight, which lead to the shooting. Video posted to social media shows the stadium being evacuated. Witnesses said they heard about four gun shots before people started to run toward the exits. Two men […]

  • Partly sunny skies Sunday, chance for showers in afternoon

  • Man, 33, found fatally shot inside car on Dan Ryan Expy.

    CHICAGO — A 33-year-old man was found fatally shot inside a car on the Dan Ryan Expy. late Friday. Police responded to a vehicle on the shoulder of the northbound lanes between I-55 and 31st Street around 11:50 p.m. Friday, according to state police. A man inside the car had been shot in his head. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as 33-year-old Shaquille Dirkens of Markham. His death was ruled a […]

  • Scattered showers, thunderstorms expected through weekend

  • Scattered thunderstorms, heat and humidity stick around through weekend

  • Popular Chicago vlogger fatally shot while driving, crashes car in South Loop

    CHICAGO — A man was shot and killed in his vehicle Wednesday, leading to a crash in the city’s South Loop. The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of South Clark Street. The 30-year-old man has been identified by friends as Zachary Stoner. He went by “Zack TV” and was a popular Chicago video blogger in the hip-hop community. Stoner was shot in his head and neck before his Jeep drove up on a curb and […]