Shortly before 2 a.m., the driver of a four-door sedan was heading east on I-80, near the Interstate 57 junction, when he lost control of the vehicle. The car then slammed into the guardrail, and left the road, before bursting into flames.
The man was in the 3700 block of West Thomas Street at 11:57 p.m. when two males approached him, announced a robbery and one of them pulled out a handgun, police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines said.
About 6:20 p.m., the man was sitting in the rear passenger seat of a vehicle that was stopped at a stop sign in the 2200 block of North Austin Avenue, police said. Someone in group of males standing on the corner nearby fired shots.
Illinois lawmakers approved a plan Tuesday to direct almost $5 billion in federal funds to social service agencies after one advocate described the state's long-running budget problems as a "death march" for the organizations and the people they serve.