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A factually correct, but poorly worded Tweet from the Associated Press, created the impression that a second tragedy had occurred in the wake of the Malaysia Airlines crash in the Ukraine.
Anyone considering a visit to the beach on Wednesday might want to avoid going for a swim; and not just because the lake is so cold and the weather is unusually brisk for July. Choppy conditions could make swimming dangerous.
Cook County prosecutors said 42-year-old Gerald Gaddy has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, criminal sexual assault, and aggravated battery. Gaddy allegedly had "inappropriate sexual contact" with three girls, ages 15, 16 and 17.
Police said the girl and her boyfriend were sitting in a car in the 1000 block of West Cullerton Street around 1:45 a.m., when someone approached and fired shots into the vehicle.
A woman was killed Wednesday morning, when a tire flew off an SUV on the Bishop Ford Freeway, and smashed into the windshield of another car.
A woman described by friends and family as a "supermom," and another mom who was driving to work on her day off were among the five people killed Monday afternoon in a pair of crashes on Interstate 55.
Police are on the scene of an apparent shooting at a busy intersection in Skokie
Four masked gunmen broke into a home in southwest suburban Oswego Tuesday morning, and took several cell phones before stealing a car.
A mistake turned fatal Sunday afternoon on the Dan Ryan Expressway, when a driver cut off an off-duty police officer who was riding a motorcycle.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy were meeting with federal law enforcement officials and local community organizations and religious leaders on Monday to discuss joint efforts to reduce gun violence in Chicago, on the heels of a weekend when at least 43 people were shot, four of them fatally.