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.
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.
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.
Police were questioning two men after their mother was found dead Wednesday night inside a home in the Archer Heights neighborhood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An man was found guilty Tuesday of murdering his neighbor during a botched burglary in Elgin in 2013.
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.
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.
It was a busy weekend for a pair of burglars targeting restaurants on the North Side.
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.