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  • Pizza delivery driver shot in head during attempted robbery

    A pizza delivery driver was shot in the 5400 block of North East River Road around 12:25 a.m. Monday on the city’s Northwest Side. The 31-year-old man was delivering a pizza to the same apartment house where he lived at 5400 N. East River Road.   When the victim went to deliver the pizza, police say a friend who was waiting in the vehicle, was approached by two men on foot who attempted a robbery.   When the driver came back to […]

  • Off-duty police officer beaten and robbed in the Loop

    An off-duty police sergeant is in the hospital after he was beaten and robbed. The incident happened at 3 p.m.  Thursday in a parking garage on the 100 block of West Madison St. Police say between six and 10 people jumped and beat the sergeant . They stole his service weapon but did not take his badge or wallet. The attackers fled in a Mercury Mountaineer that lost its bumper on the eighth floor of the parking garage, police said. […]

  • 3 dead in Palos Hills small plane crash

    A small plane crashed in southwest suburban Palos Hills Sunday night, killing all three people aboard. The FAA reports the twin-engine Beechcraft Baron departed from Midway Airport headed to Lawrence, Kansas, when it crashed around 10:40 p.m. It went down in a field in the 10100 block of South 86th Court, narrowly missing several homes. NTSB investigators arrived at dawn and began combing through the shattered wreckage of the six-seater, which was registered to a company in Lawrence. Audio recordings […]

  • Three KFC employees shot during robbery

    Aurora police obtain video of a shooting and armed robbery at a KFC restaurant, and are questioning three people. Three KFC employees were shot. One of them was hit in the leg, and the other two were wounded in the torso and are in critical condition. “The incident is on video. And anytime you have video, that’s greatly going to assist in the investigation,” said Dan Ferrelli, City of Aurora spokesperson. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the restaurant […]

  • 82-year-old woman killed in Streator home explosion

    One woman is dead after a home exploded overnight in LaSalle County. The explosion in the 300 block of Court Street was reported late Monday night in Streator, a city about 90 miles southwest of Chicago. Witnesses say the explosion shook homes from more than a block away. Fire crews remain on the scene, which is now just a pile of debris that used to be a house. Tim Davison says his 82 year old mother, Ethel, was in her […]

  • 4 shot at strip mall parking lot

    Four people were shot in the 6700 block of South Stony Island Avenue around 10:40 p.m. in the Grand Crossing neighborhood. A 16-year-old boy was shot in the thigh, an 22-year-old woman was shot in the leg, and a 26-year-old man was shot in the leg and taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. An 18 year-old woman suffered a graze wound to her stomach but refused treatment. The four were standing in the parking lot in front of […]

  • 5 injured in horse-drawn carriage accident

    Five people were injured when a horse-drawn carriage and an SUV collided in the Fulton River District neighborhood. The accident occurred at West Grand Avenue and North Desplaines Street just before 11:00 pm, according to Chicago Police. Four children who were riding in the SUV, ages  one, four, six and 10 were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released. A 25-year-old woman who was driving the horse-drawn carriage was also taken to Northwestern and later released. […]

  • Major Kennedy construction closures begin tonight

    A major disruption is coming to the Kennedy Expressway. Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, and running through early Monday morning, the inbound lanes will be partially shut-down between Chicago and Grand Avenues. It will be part of the first of three phases to remove the 55 year-old Ontario Street Bridge. Project engineers are urging drivers to avoid the Kennedy and take public transportation in-and-out of the city. Metra and the CTA are running longer trains as a result of the construction project. […]

  • 1 dead, 1 critically injured in South Austin drive-by shooting

    One man is dead and another man was critically injured in a drive by shooting Thursday night. The shooting happened in the South Austin neighborhood on the 5700 block of W. Augusta around 9p.m. Three men were in front of a building when someone in a tan Lincoln MKZ drove by and shot them Chicago Police said. The two injured men were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where a 22-year-old man was pronounced dead. The second, 23, was shot in […]

  • Forest Park senior housing apartment fire, residents displaced

    A  2-alarm fire at a senior apartment complex displaced over 60 people last night. The fire started around 11p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Linden House apartment complex. One person was treated for minor injuries at the scene. Residents were bused to the Forest Park Community Center and the Red Cross is assisting residents with overnight shelter. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.