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  • Chicago police to target large street parties in effort to combat violence

    CHICAGO — Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson took another step aimed at preventing a repeat of last weekend’s gun violence. Johnson said he will be cracking down on potentially dangerous large gatherings. The superintendent said the department has been dissecting what happened last weekend and found a link between shootings and “large, unsanctioned street parties.” After a heartbreaking weekend filled with gunshots and grief Johnson said this weekend will be different. He said 20 percent of last weekend’s shooting victims were […]

  • Bicyclist struck, killed by truck in Greektown

    CHICAGO — A 39-year-old female bicyclist had died after being hit and pinned under a truck. The incident happened around 7 a.m. Thursday morning neat 727 W. Madison St. in the city’s Greektown neighborhood. Police said the woman  was heading north on Halsted Street near Madison Street when a dump truck making a right turn hit her. Chicago police said the bicyclist was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she died from her injuries. Streets were closed in the area […]

  • Facebook video shows good Samaritans pulling cop out of squad car after crash

    CHICAGO — Video that was posted on Facebook shows a group of good Samaritans pulling a Chicago police officer out of a squad car after he crashed into a tree. Police said officers were assisting on a foot pursuit in the 3000 block of East 79th Street on Tuesday around 5:45 p.m. Police said while they were traveling north on Jeffrey Boulevard in a marked squad car with their lights and siren on, a dark colored SUV failed to yield […]

  • Hero officers who rushed 3-year-old, father to hospital speak out

    CHICAGO — Police officers who rushed a 3-year-old girl and her father to the hospital after getting shot in Back of the Yards spoke out about the incident on Thursday. The 9th District commander said the officers who helped are heroes. “It all happened very fast we just had to make that rash decision,” Officer Luke Rosner said. The shooting happened on the 900 block of West 48th Street around 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday. Police said the two were injured when […]

  • Man, 30, charged in fatal Wheeling crash that killed 16-year-old

    WHEELING — A man was charged with reckless homicide after a crash that killed a teen and injured several other people. Adam Grunin, 30, was charged after officials said he was driving a 2014 Hyundai Sonata around 2 p.m. July 21 and was involved in a “minor property damage traffic crash” around 499 S. Milwaukee Ave. and fled the scene. Police said he then rear ended a Chevrolet Equinox at the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Hintz Road Wheeling. The impact […]

  • Mother, son separated at border reunited in Chicago after judge’s ruling

    CHICAGO — A Brazilian mother and 9-year-old son separated at the U.S.-Mexico border were reunited Thursday after a federal judge in Chicago ordered the U.S. government to release the child, saying their continued time apart “irreparably harms them both.” Judge Manish Shah mulled his decision for just a few hours before finding that Lidia Karine Souza can have custody of her son, Diogo, who has spent four weeks at a government-contracted shelter in Chicago. Shah ordered that the child be […]

  • 3 injured after car slams into building in Pulaski Park

    CHICAGO — Three people were injured after a car slammed into a building on the North Side. Chicago fire officials said a car crashed into a dentist’s office at 3350 N. Peterson Ave. in the Pulaski Park neighborhood around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The car entered the building through the back and went past a second wall, officials said. The driver of the car, a dentist and a patient, were taken to the hospital. The dentist and patient were pinned […]

  • Swastikas, razor blades found on Chicago park signs

    CHICAGO – A woman on the city’s northwest side found swastika stickers on park signs with razor blades underneath them on Sunday. The woman who first spotted the stickers at Kilbourn Park didn’t want to talk on camera but said she doesn’t want stuff like this in the neighborhood. Swastika stickers were seen on signs throughout the park with razor blades tucked behind them. Other stickers had the name of a white supremacist group with slogans like, “Refugees not welcome.” […]

  • Nearly $6K in Girl Scout Cookie money taken from Logan Square troop

    CHICAGO — Parents said volunteers ripped off a Girl Scout troop on Chicago’s northwest side and stole $5,700. Louisa Hoyt’s 8-year-old daughter, Lilly, worked hard with her Girl Scout Brownie Troop in Logan Square to sell cookies. But then, the troop’s money disappeared, and two volunteers, the troop’s leader and her assistant, stopped responding to parents. The story was first reported by Block Club Chicago. The volunteers told Girl Scout officials money had been stolen from their apartment, citing a […]

  • SAT, ACT no longer required at University of Chicago

    CHICAGO — The University of Chicago is becoming the first major U.S. research university to stop requiring American undergraduate applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores.SAT, ACT no longer required at University of Chicago The prestigious and highly selective school says some students may feel that the standardized test results don’t fully reflect their potential. The university said Thursday that it anticipates many students still will submit scores because other schools require them. While some liberal arts colleges have already […]