Police said the robbers used a prop in at least two holdups in the Fuller Park neighborhood. They set up a road construction barrel in the street, and when a motorist gets out of his or her car to move it aside, the robbers pounce.
At least six people were wounded in shootings across the city Thursday. Most recently, a man was shot in the left foot in the Pilsen neighborhood.
A 23-year-old was shot in the head and chest in the 7600 block of South Coles Avenue around 9:20 p.m. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he later died, police said.
About 11:15 p.m., the teen was outside in the 4200 block of South Wells Street when someone walked emerged from an alley and opened fire, striking him in the leg.
Three people are in serious condition after a shooting Wednesday night in the Fuller Park neighborhood on the South Side.
The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday night in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Erik Kall, 27, was shot several times in the 6200 block of South Francisco Avenue shortly after 10 p.m.
The shooting happened about 6:30 p.m. in the 4200 block of South Princeton Avenue.
17-year-old is facing felony charges after he allegedly pointed a gun at officers and was shot by them Thursday in the South Side Fuller Park neighborhood.
It was sunset when two tactical officers on foot spotted to men exchanging something — possibly drugs — in an alley near 43rd Street and Princeton Avenue. The officers caught one man quickly but had to chase after the other.
The 18-year-old was standing on the sidewalk in the 300 block of West Garfield Boulevard about 8:45 p.m. when a dark-colored sedan drove past, firing shots.
River Bully has been freed from her home after being trapped inside for weeks, surrounded by a massive amount of ice.
A 29-year-old woman driving a minivan west on 43rd Street ran a red light and smashed into a sedan carrying seven people heading north on LaSalle Street around 1:30 a.m.
A Chicago woman has been basically trapped inside her home for weeks because her door has been encased in a block of ice.
At least five people — including a 16-year-old girl — were wounded in shootings throughout the city Wednesday night through early Thursday morning.
A 16-year-old girl was shot in the South Side Fuller Park neighborhood while she rode in the backseat of a car Wednesday evening.
Suspects are being sought for robberies within the past two weeks in the South Side Fuller Park neighborhood.
A West Town neighborhood man became the city’s first homicide victim of the New Year, which so far has seen at least ten other people wounded in separate shootings, authorities said.
“I think it’s incredible. I mean, we couldn’t have asked for anything better,” January Overton said. “I truly believe that this is gonna change drastically what’s happening on our block, and in the area.”
A pair of South Side shootings less than 10 minutes apart Saturday night left a downstate Springfield man dead and five other people wounded.
A man was shot dead in the Fuller Park neighborhood Tuesday afternoon on the South Side, police said.