An off-duty Cook County Jail investigator was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night, then exchanged gunfire with the robbers in the Roscoe Village neighborhood on the North Side.
Maciej Machniewicz, 45, was driving south on Austin Avenue before “abruptly” turning east onto Belmont Avenue, according to police. He then hit another southbound vehicle and forced it to crash into a third vehicle. The vehicle Machniewicz was driving then hit a traffic box, a light pole, a fence and a pedestrian before coming to a rest.
Lida Xhelo, 62, was standing in the 5900 block of West Belmont Avenue about 6:40 p.m. when two vehicles crashed near her, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She was also struck and taken to Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, where she later died.
The fire broke out on the fourth floor of the five-story building at 8245 Belmont Av.
The 12-foot-tall stone cross at the steeple’s pinnacle was the first portion to come down from atop the 121-year-old Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church.
A man who allegedly stole an SUV last week apparently was so desperate to get away after crashing into a taxi, that he slammed into four other vehicles, and left a trail of wreckage on a Lakeview street, before he was arrested a short time later.
A North Chicago police officer was driving the wrong way early Friday on Lake Shore Drive, causing a three-vehicle collision that left two Chicago men dead.
An off-duty Cook County prosecutor has been placed on administrative duty after allegedly biting a man on the leg during a scuffle outside a lingerie shop in the Lakeview neighborhood over the weekend.
A crash sent a taxi flying into the guardrail alongside North Lake Shore Drive overnight.
A 21-year-old South Side man has been charged with multiple felonies, after allegedly attacking another man, then throwing himself through a glass pane to evade arrest and injuring an officer in the process, near Clark and Belmont several hours after the Gay Pride Parade.
A Chicago Police officer was cut and injured, and at least one other person was reportedly stabbed, when revelry apparently got out of hand in the Clark and Belmont district in Lakeview – long after the vast majority of the crowd out for the Gay Pride Parade had gone home.
A man is dead after a driver attempting to pass a vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic early Sunday, causing a head-on collision with another vehicle in the Northwest Side Kilbourn Park neighborhood, police said.
At 5331 W. Belmont Ave. in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood, a Chicago landmark has a history as colorful as its exterior.
Organizers of the Gay Pride Parade have decided to reverse one of the changes that had been planned for next year, in an effort to accommodate a Roman Catholic church on Belmont Avenue.
Following reports of major crowd control problems at the Gay Pride Parade this past summer, the City of Chicago has decided to move the start of the parade north to Uptown and push up its start time by two hours.
Bond has been set at $250,000 for a man who pulled out a gun and opened fire outside a nightclub in the Weed Street District over the weekend.
Three suspects were in custody and police were searching for a fourth on Sunday, after they fired shots and led police on a chase in the Lakeview neighborhood overnight.
At least seven people were wounded late Saturday and early Sunday in shootings throughout the city.
Chicago Police hope you can solve the mystery of Michigan woman who disappeared over a week ago on the city’s Northwest Side.
A woman says she was tricked into letting a young man into the lobby of her East Lakeview neighborhood residence this week, only to be beaten and robbed by the suspect.