Going Inside The Chicago Police Department's 'Strategic Subject List'Chicago suffered through an especially bloody holiday weekend, with 69 people shot over the Memorial Day weekend, including six fatalities. Police said the vast majority of the victims were on a watchlist of sorts – what the department calls its “strategic subject list.”
Lawmakers Override Rauner's Veto Of Chicago Pension Relief PlanChicago taxpayers will save $1 billion on police and fire pension costs in the short term under a law the General Assembly approved Monday after some House Republicans bucked their governor, who had railed against it as a ridiculous expansion of the Illinois' growing pension hole.
Hope Of Illinois Budget Agreement Before Deadline DimsIllinois lawmakers signaled Monday they won't have a budget deal before a key deadline, leaving the state hurtling toward another fiscal year without a spending plan and bringing further uncertainty to public schools, colleges, and social services providers.
Girl Dead, Brother Missing After Getting Trapped By Kankakee River DamA 13-year-old girl drowned and her 12-year-old brother was presumed dead, after they were pulled under by a strong current on the Kankakee River in far southwest suburban Wilmington.
6 Dead, 63 Wounded In Memorial Day Weekend ShootingsThe total number of people shot during the weekend this year surpassed the 2015 holiday, when 55 people were shot, 12 fatally, over Memorial Day weekend.
Woman Charged In Fatal Hit-And-Run In Avalon ParkAlicia Johnson, 22, was charged with reckless homicide and leaving the scene of a crash involving injury or death, both felonies, according to a statement from Chicago Police. She also faces on misdemeanor count of failing to exercise due care with a pedestrian in the roadway.
Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash On Lake Shore DriveKenneth Middlebrooks, 23, was driving a motorcycle north in the 5700 block of South Lake Shore Drive when the bike struck a wall about 8 p.m., according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Man, Teen Charged With String Of North Side RobberiesIn each robbery, 19-year-old Willie Madden and the 17-year-old boy displayed or implied that they had a handgun and demanded property from the victims, according to a statement from Chicago Police.
Closing Arguments To Begin In Drew Peterson Murder-For-Hire TrialThe murder-for-hire trial of former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson is winding down.
Woman Charged With Drunk Driving In Crash That Injured 5A 24-year-old woman was charged with DUI and child endangerment after a crash in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side that that left her and four passengers injured early Monday.
Man Missing From Woodlawn For Nearly 2 WeeksJamal Walls, 25, was last seen May 17 in the 6600 block of South Drexel, according to a missing person’s alert issued by Chicago Police.
House, Senate Override Gov. Rauner's Veto Of Chicago Pension BillIn the House, some Republicans joined majority Democrats in the 72-43 vote.