The woman and two men apparently were squatting in a vacant two-story building in the 3400 block of West Armitage Avenue, when a fire started in the second-floor apartments around 11:40 p.m. Thursday.
Firefighters were called to the home at 1555 W. Devon Av. around 2 p.m., and found smoke and fire coming from two sides of the house. A family member told firefighters a child was trapped inside the house, and crews rushed in to try to find him, but they could not reach him in time.
Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a theatrical icon, has died at age 89.
Mohammed Alyamani fell from the top floor of a three-flat apartment building in the 3700 block of North Kostner Avenue around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. He died Wednesday evening at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
The teen fell into the water near the 4000 block of Recreation Drive about 6:10 p.m. He was pulled from the lake and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 7:06 p.m.
This week, Ashley Walls was working in the slums of Florianopolis and suddenly became ill and died from an undisclosed illness. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
Dariel White, 38, was on furlough from Pontiac Correctional Center, where he was serving a six-year-sentence for delivery of heroin. Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer said White had been ill and that his death “was not unexpected.”
An officer found the 34-year-old arrestee unresponsive in a cell at the police station at 3151 W. Harrison St. about 8:10 a.m., police said.
Eugene Gruber, who was 51, died from a spinal cord injury suffered during a take down in a shower area after he was sprayed with pepper spray for allegedly fighting correctional officers trying to process him into the jail.
Daniel J. Paredes, 49, had been in custody at the jail since April 6 for a drug possession charge. His family had recently posted a $2,000 bond, and on Wednesday, he was in the process of being discharged.
You never expect your pet to die after getting spayed. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez talks with one grieving owner.
Police say a despondent man tried to commit suicide by filling his southwest suburban home with natural gas the day after his brother died of a brain tumor.
Relatives of a dead southwest suburban teenager don’t believe they’re getting all the facts about her death, and they want police to say more.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has some advice on sharing your usernames and passwords with family members, in case the worst happens.
Derrick Steele had been serving a 70-year sentence at Stateville after being convicted of murder and attempted armed robbery in 1998.
Naperville firefighters responded to a fire in a second-floor unit of a three-story apartment building at 108 Douglas Av. around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.
A woman attacked more than a decade ago in the East Garfield Park neighborhood died Sunday, and her death has been ruled a homicide.
A Washington Heights thrift store employee died Friday after a small gun hidden in discarded clothing accidentally went off and fatally wounded her.
A family was told a North Chicago officer was fired, for taking part in the beating death of their loved one. But CBS 2 has learned, that officer was actually fired for other reasons.
McHenry County Sheriff’s police said they were notified at about 7:15 a.m. that a driver had spotted a body in the snow along the 11500 block of Hemmer Road in unincorporated McHenry County near Huntley.