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  • Police search for suspects in West Side shooting that wounded 3 kids

    CHICAGO — Police are still looking for suspects in a Friday night shooting that wounded three children and a 20-year-old man in North Lawndale. The group was gathered in the 1100 block of South Troy Street around 8 p.m. when people down the street opened fire. Police do not know whether the shooters were targeting the group. A 14-year-old boy was shot in his head and taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital. Two other children are in good condition at […]

  • 2 Chicago police officers injured in Lawndale fire

    CHICAGO — Two Chicago Police officers were injured in a fire early Friday morning in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood. One of the officers was injured after he jumped over a fence to tell residents about the fire. The other was taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation. Both are expected to be okay. The fire appears to have been started by a grill on the back porch of the apartment complex. All of the residents made it out safely.  

  • Chicago police officer suffers head injury in crash

    CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer and another man were injured in a two-car crash in Logan Square overnight. Police say the officer was driving northbound on Kedzie around 1:30 a.m. Saturday when the unmarked vehicle collided with a Pontiac that was driving west on Diversey in the middle of the intersection. The officer was taken to an area hospital with a head injury and is in stable condition, while the driver of the Pontiac was transported to Norwegian American […]

  • Law enforcement agencies step up security ahead of holiday

    CHICAGO — Chicago and Illinois State Police are taking extra precautions and beefing up patrols on the streets and the expressways to make sure people stay safe over the Independence Day holiday. “Beginning tonight and through the Fourth, expect to see a larger police presence through out the city, police superintendent Eddie Johnson said Tuesday at a news conference. The Chicago Police Department will have 1,500 officers on patrol for the  holiday. More than 100 officers will be assigned specifically […]

  • Family wants answers after missing 18-year-old from Mount Greenwood found dead

    CHICAGO — An 18-year-old woman who was reported missing in Mount Greenwood has been found dead by police. Karalynn McNicholas was found outside a home on the 6000 block of South Maplewood Avenue, in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood Friday morning. McNicholas was last seen leaving her home near 111th Street and Central Park in Mount Greenwood around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The 18-year-old nursing student was supposed to go out with a friend, but according to family, they talked with that […]

  • One man killed, another injured in drive-by shooting

    CHICAGO —  A drive-by shooting overnight has left one man dead and another injured. It happened just after 10:30 p.m. last night on Ashland near 49th Street, in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Chicago Police say someone in another vehicle opened fire on a Chevy Equinox, hitting both the passenger and driver. The victims then drove to the Englewood police station. The passenger was pronounced dead, while the driver was taken to the hospital where his condition has stabilized. Police are […]

  • Man shot, killed while getting onto Eisenhower Expressway

    CHICAGO — A man was shot and killed while waiting to get on the Eisenhower Expressway early this morning, causing his car to roll onto the expressway and into the wall. Witnesses say the Pontiac Grand Prix was waiting at the intersection of Van Buren near Paulina on the Near West Side, around 1:20 a.m., when another car pulled up and someone inside began shooting. Police say by the time they had arrived, the driver had already died and his […]

  • 3 big lottery jackpots up for grabs this weekend

    CHICAGO — If you’re feeling lucky this Saint Patrick’s Day weekend,  three lottery jackpots are big and up for grabs. Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing is worth $345 million. Saturday’s drawing for the Powerball is worth $455 million. And nobody won Thursday night’s record-breaking Indiana CA$H 5, which had been worth about $2.4 million — its largest jackpot ever. So that jackpot will also go up for Friday’s drawing.

  • Two injured in North Center crash

    CHICAGO — Police say alcohol is to blame for a rollover crash overnight on Addison near Hamilton Avenue, in the North Center neighborhood. Just after 4 o’clock this morning, a car was going west on Addison when the driver reportedly lost control, hit a tree and a pole, and the vehicle rolled over. The passenger was ejected from the car and taken to the hospital in critical condition. The driver is hospitalized in stable condition.

  • Chicago braces for next round of wintry weather