Five commercial burglaries have been reported in which multiple suspects have forcibly entered a business through the front door and removed an ATM, according to Chicago Police. In two instances, they also pulled the electric meter from the rear of the store to disable surveillance and alarm systems.
About 11:50 p.m., a 38-year-old man was in the crosswalk on Division Street at Pulaski Road when he was hit by a dark-colored vehicle, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.
About 10 p.m., he was standing in an alley in the 4200 block of West Division Street when he heard shots and realized he had been struck in the right foot, police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.
A 23-year-old woman driving a 2011 Nissan Juke was pulling out of a CVS Pharmacy parking lot about 9:35 p.m. and turning left onto Division Street near Ashland Avenue, when her vehicle struck the pedestrian on the roadway, police said.
Bessie English, 63, was driving west in a 1993 Ford Escort in the 2700 block of West Division Street about 7:50 a.m. when her vehicle crashed head-on into another vehicle traveling east.
A #147/Outer Drive Express bus got a flat tire around 5:45 a.m. near Division Street. The bus pulled over, and soon after, passengers reported smoke in the back of the bus. The bus driver evacuated all passengers. The entire back half of the articulated bus was gutted by the fire.
Police were investigating an apparent gun battle between occupants of two cars near the corner of Concord Drive and Division Street.
All inbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) were temporarily closed early Wednesday when a semi truck crashed and caught fire.
Lemont Fire Chief George Rimbo said no one was at the home in the 300 block of East Division Street when the fire began and a neighbor called the fire department about 1 p.m. on Monday.
A truck driver who had just been involved in a minor crash with a minivan was standing outside his own truck to take pictures of the damage caused by the crash when he was run over by another truck
The crash was likely caused by the motorist driving too fast on icy road conditions, state police said.
A 51-year-old real estate broker who chased down an 18-year-old high school athlete who had stolen a woman’s cell phone received a Chicago City Council award Wednesday at the scene of the crime.
The 51-year-old man was stabbed during a fight on the West Side about 12:20 a.m. in the 3900 block of West Division Street.
Gary Dailey, a former track athlete and marathoner, ran after a man who stole a woman’s cell phone in the pedestrian tunnel under Lake Shore Drive near Division Street on July 4th.
The tour bus was traveling east on Division when the driver crossed into the westbound lanes, and hit an SUV head on.
The vehicle, described as a 2010-13 black or dark-colored 4-door Hyundai Sonata, was westbound on Division when it struck the 40-year-old pedestrian.
An elderly northwest suburban woman died Sunday following a car accident last week that left her critically injured.
A man dubbed the “Mummy Bandit” by the FBI, because his head and face are covered, robbed a West Town bank Tuesday, marking at least four such crime committed while carrying various items such as stuffed toys and a bucket.
A 16-year-old girl died on Saturday following a traffic crash in southwest suburban Lockport.
Chicago Police Officer Joe Deferville had just pulled a guy over for driving backward down Division Street on Monday evening when another motorist drove by and said, “Officer, the building back there’s on fire.”