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Villa Park Couple Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide

Officers responded to the home in the 200 block of Julia Drive at 1:18 p.m., found the front door open, and no one answered inside, according to a statement from Villa Park police. The officers went inside and found two people who had suffered gunshot wounds, police said. Both were dead at the scene.

05/21/2015

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Police Question One In Ambush Shooting Of 7-Year-Old Elijah Dace

Community activist Andrew Holmes said the gunmen were hiding on the side of a garage, and jumped out as Elijah Dace walked with a group of kids near 109th and Loomis streets around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday. The shooters, who appeared to be teens, opened fire, and shot Elijah in the shoulder.

05/21/2015

Illinois State Police troopers search for evidence after a shooting on the Bishop Ford Freeway near 103rd Street. (Credit: CBS)

Police Investigate Shooting On Bishop Ford Freeway

Illinois State Police said, shortly before 5 a.m., someone inside one vehicle fired multiple shots at another vehicle on the Bishop Ford, wounding a 26-year-old man in the second car. A 21-year-old man and 20-year-old woman who also were in that car were not wounded.

05/21/2015

Chicago police were conducting a homicide investigation after a woman was found dead in a basement in the 4800 block of South Karlov Avenue. Detectives also were investigating a related crash, involving a car that went through a garage down the block. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Woman Found Beaten To Death In Archer Heights Basement

Police were questioning two men after their mother was found dead Wednesday night inside a home in the Archer Heights neighborhood.

05/21/2015

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Man Shot Inside Grand Crossing Apartment

The 57-year-old man was inside a first-floor apartment in the 1400 block of East 69th Street about 1:15 a.m. when shots were fired from the hallway and he was hit in the right leg, police said.

05/21/2015

Boy, 7, Wounded In Morgan Park Shooting

Police are speaking to a person of interest in a shooting that wounded a 7-year-old bystander Wednesday afternoon in the Far South Side Morgan Park neighborhood.

05/20/2015

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Daniel Olaska Gets 43 Years For Fatally Stabbing Teacher Shaun Wild During Bar Fight

A 31-year-old west suburban man has been sentenced to 43 years in prison for fatally stabbing an elementary school teacher and stabbing two other men during a bar fight in Naperville in 2012.

05/20/2015

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Man Charged With Killing Toddler In Northwest Indiana

Antonio Harris, 19, is charged with murder, neglect of a dependent, and battery in connection with the death of Nieyely Lopez of Lake Station, Ind., according to the Lake County (Ind.) state’s attorney’s office.

05/20/2015

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Nine Shot In Chicago Since Tuesday Afternoon

The most recent shooting happened early Wednesday in the Edgewater neighborhood on the North Side. About 1:20 a.m., a 26-year-old man was driving southbound in the 5900 block of North Winthrop Avenue when a gunman opened fire from the sidewalk, according to Chicago Police.

05/20/2015

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South Side Grocery Catches Fire After Armed Robbery

Two gunmen walked into the store about 9:20 p.m. in the 7500 block of South May Street, announcing a robbery and forcing everyone inside the store into a back room. The duo made off with an unspecified amount of cash, and the store occupants noticed smoke coming from the building when they left the back room.

05/20/2015

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Man Critically Wounded In Edgewater Shooting

About 1:20 a.m., a 26-year-old man was driving southbound in the 5900 block of North Winthrop Avenue when a gunman opened fire from the sidewalk, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

05/20/2015

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Man Shot In Chatham

About 11:10 p.m., a 20-year-old man was on a sidewalk in the 8700 block of South Wabash Avenue when two people walked up and one of them shot him in the leg, police said.

05/20/2015

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Teen Shot In Austin

About 8:30 p.m., the 17-year-old was standing on the sidewalk with two other people in the 5500 block of West Fulton Street when someone fired at them from an alley, police said.

05/20/2015

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Woman Shot In Ashburn

About 8:35 p.m., the woman was in a vehicle in the 3600 block of West 85th Place when someone in a nearby SUV shot her in the neck and cheek, police said.

05/20/2015

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Two Wounded In Rogers Park Shootings

About 5 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the right hand and hip in the 1600 block of West Juneway Terrace. An hour later, a 23-year-old man was wounded in a possible drive-by shooting in the 1300 block of West Greenleaf Avenue.

05/20/2015

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Man Found Guilty Of Murder In 2013 Elgin Stabbing

An man was found guilty Tuesday of murdering his neighbor during a botched burglary in Elgin in 2013.

05/19/2015

Rasheen Crenshaw and Jeremy Watts face charges of aggravated battery for allegedly firing shots at Chicago police officers in Englewood. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Two Charged With Shooting At Police In Englewood

Rasheen Crenshaw, 19, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm, and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a gang member. Jeremy Watts, 23, is charged with aggravated battery, resisting a peace officer, and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.

05/19/2015

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Man Wounded In Englewood Shooting

About 5 p.m., a male arguing with the victim in the 6100 block of South Bishop Street pulled out a gun and shot him in the left leg, police said.

05/19/2015

The burglars smashed into the cash register at Ponzu. (Credit: CBS)

Police: Burglars Target Three North Side Restaurants

It was a busy weekend for a pair of burglars targeting restaurants on the North Side.

05/18/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel stands with his wife, Amy Rule, as he takes the oath of office for his second term as Chicago Mayor from Cook County Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans at the Chicago Theatre on May 18, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Emanuel, after not gaining a majority of votes in the February non-partisan election, easily defeated his challenger, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, in the April run-off election.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Emanuel Calls For Citywide Focus On Disadvantaged Kids In Second Inaugural Speech

After taking his second oath of office, the mayor said he and aldermen have a lot of important work to do, but Emanuel shied away from discussing the city’s major financial problems – massive budget deficits and severely underfunded employee pension funds – and focused almost entirely about the plight of disadvantaged youth.

05/18/2015

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